dealsfocus zoom lens cree xp-e flashlight torch light…

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this is an "SK68" Clone, which is in no means a bad thing, just a commonly made flashlight. I have two that are almost identical to this one, and they are great. the flood is usually quite consistent and the spot is usually very bright. However, the weird thing about this design is that the shape of the LED die is the shape of the zoom, so it's usually a square shape with two corners inset, hard to describe, but it will make sense.

Overall, a STEAL at the price, this is a proven design and has a cult like following.

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Do you mean that when you use the focus to pinpoint, you see the light emitter pattern like a square? I have a head light that does that. When we did a tour of a local cave the guide was talking about something down this narrow flooded cavern that was not passable by the public. He was amazed how my $5 cree headlight lit up the very end of the tunnel. Much better than even their cave helmet lights.

In for 4.

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I've bought over two dozen flashlights (including this one) from Meritline and for the most part they are very well made and I've been more than happy with them. May take a month for delivery but worth the wait. The one posted is a very good little light for the car or an easy carry because it's small but very bright.

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This really is a great flashlight. Ridiculously bright, takes a single AA, easy/simple adjustable focus. I bought extras for family members and co-workers. I've misplaced a couple, but not one has died on me.

Delivery time for me has been about two weeks and I'm in the mid-south. Anyone waiting over a month I guess was in the northeast or there was a shipping delay.

Buy this light.

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I have more flashlights than I can use, but after reading the reviews above I suddenly realized that I don't have as many flashlights as I need. In for 3.

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Get an Energizer Lithium battery for this.

It'll run longer, and be brighter too.

Did a side-by-side comparison with AA Costco, Energizer Lithium, and Duracell coppertop. and used two of these flashlights.

The Costco and Duracell I could not spot any difference.
The Energizer Lithium was definitely brighter

My $.02

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@roycee: You never have more flashlights than you need until 7 days after you die and that's a fact!

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@souka: I second that! I bought a few of a similar light on ebay (for $6.99) and I use rechargeable lithium AA in them. The difference over regular alkaline is AMAZING!

Oh, and it's good for the environment and all that crap...

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I have one of these got it when ordering headlamps from these guys. Had just missed a name brand on WOOT and somebody mentioned Meritline. All 3 were under $25 delivered and all work great. This is many times brighter than the LED lights that we all have lots of now and it will focus. Lives in my truck and so far has been rock solid.

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Flashlight crack strikes again!
In for one, plus a couple other styles. Does anyone know if this one will handle a 3.7v 14500? There's no input voltage range listed. Don't want to assume, by tcayer's post.

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In for 4 . All my other cheap LED lights are dead-battery-holders. Thanks for the good review info.

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FYI - Not for Christmas - this will drop-ship from their China warehouse. You will not see this until mid January at best.

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I've purchased about 20 of these things, mostly given away as gifts. A couple were from Meritline but most were bought on eBay, the majority costing below $4 including shipping. Similar pricing is available on Amazon. These will take a type 14500 3.7V lithium battery, which produces a brighter beam than an AA cell. Most of the units I bought on eBay had three modes: bright, medium and flashing.

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This is my chance to try a Cree powered, zooming flashlight.

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The shape of the emitter is square and it uses a collimating lens rather than a reflector to focus the light, thus the shape of the lbeam is a square. These things throw like hell! (Uhh, the good kind of hell.)

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I can't resist a good flashlight. What the hell is wrong with me? In for 5 -- I've never had a good single AA one. For the uninitiated, don't automatically think the more LEDs, the better. This is a single LED CREE XP-E, but will easily outshine most multi-LED lights.

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@ssratracer: yep! they get warm and eventually hot but mine has no issues with it

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@gjpjmp: Thank you. My first venture into a non 18650 sized Cree light. Don't want to fry it out of the gate.

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@populuxe: Yes, the spot, is shaped like the emitter, basically a square with two blocks missing on two of the corners.

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At 5 bucks a pop, why not? In for 2!