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  • heartwork Friday, November 23, 2012 6:58 AM Reply
    This one (SKU: 168101) or the SKU: 146504 ? Similar specs. This one does not have a review yet, but the runtime is rated higher (3-5 hrs) then the other one (1-3 hrs).

    What do you think, am I missing something? :)
  • cyclist Moderator Friday, November 23, 2012 8:20 AM Reply
    Yep, you're missing something, stupid info and claims by the manufacturers given to DX ;)

    In my experience, the runtimes for five modes lights are (On DX they are rarely regulated)~
    High ~ 60 mins
    Med ~ 2-3 hrs
    Low ~ 10-20 hrs

    It will vary depending on which battery you use, but the above is based on a 2000mAh battery. Be careful with battery claims, the best can only do around 3100mAh, so any that claim that they're 3600/4000mAh are lying and are not worth buying cos they'll be rubbish.
    Panasonic/Sanyo are some of the best, but obviously will cost more. These will be good for you as an upgrade from the rubbish cell that is included sku.120476

    Any more questions, just ask :)
    Flashlight issues~http://tinyurl.com/bw2d3pd
    DX Return Policy/Warranty~http://tinyurl.com/c92w5wy
    New customers read this ~ http://tinyurl.com/3kcyfqm
    Tracking site ~ http://www.17track.net/index_en.s
  • heartwork Friday, November 23, 2012 8:28 AM Reply
    Yep, I've figured that the claimed runtimes are a bull, and that the stated battery capacities are even bigger bull.
    But the question remains: which one? :) The black one has a mode memory, and is insignificantly more expensive. However, there is no review yet. Which one would you recommend?

    I must emphasise that I have decided on those two after a long day of browsing and reviewing, because of the nice flashlight specs/battery/charger/car charger combo for a decent price. So please don't make this decision even harder by recommending a third one :))

    Tnx!
  • cyclist Moderator Friday, November 23, 2012 8:39 AM Reply
    I could recommend loads more, but as you have made up your mind, I wont ;)

    When it comes down to these type of lights, it is really just down to what one you like the look of!

    Flashlight issues~http://tinyurl.com/bw2d3pd
    DX Return Policy/Warranty~http://tinyurl.com/c92w5wy
    New customers read this ~ http://tinyurl.com/3kcyfqm
    Tracking site ~ http://www.17track.net/index_en.s
  • heartwork Friday, November 23, 2012 8:46 AM Reply
    Allright, you win.
    :)
    What DO you recommend keeping in mind the price and the nice battery/charger/car charger combo?
    Decision has to be made before my black friday coupon expires :)

    Cheers!
  • cyclist Moderator Friday, November 23, 2012 9:03 AM Reply
    Okay, before I go searching, the cost would likely be around $40 because the battery's, charger and light would not be an all in one package, plus the switch would be on the back, not on the side. If that sounds okay, then I'll find you a couple to choose from?
    Flashlight issues~http://tinyurl.com/bw2d3pd
    DX Return Policy/Warranty~http://tinyurl.com/c92w5wy
    New customers read this ~ http://tinyurl.com/3kcyfqm
    Tracking site ~ http://www.17track.net/index_en.s
  • heartwork Friday, November 23, 2012 9:05 AM Reply
    Sure, if you are willing, it would be appreciated. Tnx!
  • cyclist Moderator Friday, November 23, 2012 9:28 AM Reply
    Lights ~
    sku.168548
    sku.126147
    sku.150741
    sku.152258
    sku.156239
    sku.167504

    I put the slightly dearer lights first. They have pretty much all the same insides all wrapped in different shells, as I said before, its mostly down to what you like the look of.
    The bigger the lens/front, the further the throw.
    Generally, when you get a light from DX/cheap light anywhere, you need to give it a quick check over and make sure everything is tight, like switch etc... simple to do and there is a "flashlight" link in my sig below if you come across any problem, but it is rare not to be able to fix these simple lights.

    Charger ~ sku.6105 or sku.13820
    non-protected batterys ~ sku.6979
    Protected battery's ~ sku.120476


    This is a thread on deciding on whether you need protected battery's or not ~ http://club.dx.com/forums/forums.dx/threadid.354074
    Flashlight issues~http://tinyurl.com/bw2d3pd
    DX Return Policy/Warranty~http://tinyurl.com/c92w5wy
    New customers read this ~ http://tinyurl.com/3kcyfqm
    Tracking site ~ http://www.17track.net/index_en.s
  • gasbag11 Top 10 Forum Poster Friday, November 23, 2012 9:51 AM Reply
    You can also look at sku.121297 and sku.115374.

    One of the forum regulars has sku.115374 and recommends it highly. :)
    CEO: Flashlight Nutters Anonymous
    Geezer Division
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