deals1000lm wf-502b cree xm-l t6 5 mode led flashlight…

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Even if the battery is crap it is a awesome deal.

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The Amazon listing doesn't include a battery and charger, and these flashlights require a 18650 battery, not something you normally find at the local supermarket.

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Agreed that this is a good price on this flashlight.

Personally, I don't like the multimode lights. Anyone know where I can get one similar to this but with just on/off? I don't need SOS and strobe.

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@cebooher3: Watch for this deal again: http://www.woot.com/blog/post/3-watt-cree-led-aluminum-flashlight-1 I got one and then later I got three more. VERY bright, single mode, not focusable, quite cheap. $20 got me three the second time around. Only drawback is they're a bit heavy and you can't hold one in your mouth while working with both hands.

For smaller jobs, and "hands free", get one of these http://dx.com/p/sipik-sk-68-cree-xr-e-q5-260lm-1-mode-white-light-zooming-flashlight-red-1-x-aa-158179 I have a few, I got one brand name for $35 (CREE ultra OK ZS-2) and it lives in my pocket. Got this knockoff as a spare. Quality is close enough. Single mode, surprisingly bright, and focusable, runs a LONG time on one AA. The light it replaced had a pushbutton on the bottom you could partly press to turn on the light momentary, that's the only feature I miss. this one clicks on and clicks off only.

Those two are the only flashlights you will ever need.

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I own one I purchased on ebay a while back for $23, after telling a few friends in law enforcement the seller soon realized his own bargain and hiked them up to $40.
The battery life is outstanding, even while leaving it in the freezing car night after night it never fails to illuminate the dark. One charge with occasional use could last you up to 1 month, considering your taking advantage of the manual brightness options.

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i lost my surefire last month...been wanting to buy a suitable replacement as i need a flashlight at work on most night... i just ordered 2! thanks for the info!

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This is a great light and a great price!

The output is impressive. I held this out of the passenger window at night while riding in my brother's old truck, and it appeared as bright as the old sealed-beam high beams just without as much spread.

I bought this light with a battery and charger from goldengadgets.com last year for $25. The first set had a defective battery, but they sent a replacement for everything and an envelope to send the other stuff back. At any rate, they're a good company to deal with.

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How does the UI work? Do I need to cycle through all the remaining modes to turn it off? What mode comes on first, low or high. I totally don't need this, but I'm always a sucker for flashlights and now that I'm poor and have sold 90% of my good lights, these cheap, but powerful Chinese lights are like crack to me.

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@pquijal: Wow, Golden Gadgets is still around? Haven't heard that name in a long time. I remember buying my first Lux V from there, back when a five watt LED was king of the hill and pretty insane. My buddy and I completely flipped out when we saw how bright it was. That was probably like a lumen light, lol. Must have been about 9 years ago, or so.

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@dazoneranger: multimode lights like this have the mode control on the power button. You press the power button once to turn it on, and press several more times to go through the different modes until you get to Off again. I don't know what order this one works in.

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@dazoneranger: Full push = On / Half Push Cycles Modes / Retains Memory of Last Mode Used - -Try not to blind yourself.

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I have four of these lights and i'm very happy with them. This is a great price on a superbright flashlight. great battery life too.

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@ancientsun: Thanks for the explanation. I didn't want to have to cycle through all the options every time I used the light. Now that I know I don't have to, I'm in for two.

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Looks like a good deal but You should ignore the charger and buy a decent charger for around $20. Li-Ion batteries are great but if the charger is cheap it takes a long time to charge and there are greater chances that something will go wrong during the charging process.

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The price has been increased by 50 dollars to 65.99.. =[

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@mybestuser1: The flashlights are here along with the cheap chargers. Can you recommend a high quality charger?