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1 million candle power torch £5.00

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8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
rechargable 1 million candle power torch complete with ac charger and dc 12v charger reduced from £5.99 to £5.00. not a bad deal as this torch is £8 in argos exactly the same as the challlenge item only yelllow in colour, and much more on ebay. ideal for me as i do a lot of tunnel walking. 15 million candle power torch is only £20 also
also avalable here http://www.charliesdirect.co.uk/product_pages/product_details.asp?ProductID=10862
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#1
Bargain, thanks :thumbsup:
#2
I bought one and when I checked it was actually only equivalent to the power of 999,991 candles.

What a rip-off, voted cold
#3
john swfc
I bought one and when I checked it was actually only equivalent to the power of 999,991 candles.

What a rip-off, voted cold


some companies always take the shortcut approach.

:whistling:
#4
how did you know it was only 999,991 candles ?
#5
Can't see it, link taking me to a holgen spotlight costing £20
#6
me neither
#7
handsomejackuk
how did you know it was only 999,991 candles ?


:roll:

I made a massive birthday cake.
#8
Hi - The link takes me to the 15M Halogen spotlamp - can you post the link where
you found the one for £5.00? :)
#9
can,t find the link for the 1million power one, it was instore but the same as the yellow one i posted, will have to check instore, also the same as the argos one only yellow in colour. but only 999,991 candle power, so not much difertence........hope this helps
#10
OK Cheers will call into my local Store later.
#11
Be warned from talking to people who deal in returned items (ie buy them by the palletload) there are a large quantity of these get returned as the batteries are naff and dont last through many charges, and as the op says these are the same as the Argos ones apart from the casing colour, which also suffer the same fate.

From what i've heard handsomejack I would not want to walk down any tunnel relying on this as my only light source.
#12
It's not so much the batteries but the switches are cheaply designed. If it has a proper switch you should be ok but if its one of those turning plastic dials, avoid.
#13
Sharpe;2448176
It's not so much the batteries but the switches are cheaply designed. If it has a proper switch you should be ok but if its one of those turning plastic dials, avoid.

No its definitely the batteries, they can be got working again (short term) by giving them a quick direct burst of 20V from a different adaptor in the ones I have been given to tinker with it works on about 2 in 3 of them.
#14
http://www.woolworths.co.uk//product_images/13/66/29/13662955.jpg
#15
They are huge, they are very powerful, but its got a strap becuase it that big. I had to take it back as it was to big for my needs. Does go miles.
#16
Where do I get to go Tunnel walking? can't imagine that in Essex, unless I contract a bit of Bitemporal hemianopsia

Or do you work in sewers?:)
#17
rizla01
Where do I get to go Tunnel walking? can't imagine that in Essex, unless I contract a bit of Bitemporal hemianopsia

Or do you work in sewers?:)

Loads of old disused railway tunnels round the valleys of south wales great for mountain biking short cuts !
#18
bobbybuilder;2448536
Loads of old disused railway tunnels round the valleys of south wales great for mountain biking short cuts !


Ahh theres light at the end of the tunnel lads ..........................................................

oh nuts, its the 10:53 to penzance pedal faster boys!!
#19
we have one that we bought a while back which is a different brand so might be different... However the battery makes it rubbish to use it.... Battery took a couple of hrs to charge and when used would last about 20 minutes or so.... Also after a couple of weeks of no use the battery would die and need charging again.... I would wait until someone gives feedback on how good the product actually is rather than the price.... Not voted....
#20
harlzter
No its definitely the batteries, they can be got working again (short term) by giving them a quick direct burst of 20V from a different adaptor in the ones I have been given to tinker with it works on about 2 in 3 of them.


Problem here is you are effectively dealing with lead acid batteries and they don't like to be discharged below about 50%. Once this happens they don't work the same. They will obviously be the lowest quality batteries too!

Not the ideal choice for a torch at all but for now I guess it is the best option available for such high powered lamps.
#21
These last about 5 minutes tops! And the lead acid bats need topped after each use otherwise they will go flat. Good for short bursts of light but no chance if taking it on long walks. Good for emergency in the car boot.
#22
only good for emergency with a charger so u can charge it via ur car battery!

If you guys are looking for a torch to use for emergencies, camping or anything in general then I can highly reccomend this one:

http://www.ledshoppe.com/Product/ledp/LP1058.htm

Search for vouchers for free gifts, etc... I can see the light just over 100 yards away so very powerful, am still using the same batteries for the past 8 months, so thats at least 7-8 hrs worth and still going strong....
#23
so am i right in thinking its instore offer only ?
#24
john swfc
I bought one and when I checked it was actually only equivalent to the power of 999,991 candles.

What a rip-off, voted cold


You what..? I bought this last week and mine only measures 999974 candles. WHAT THE HELL? This is the third company to screw me over today.
#25
I bought one, and bought a million candles to compare it with...however i have a problem. By the time i get to the 853rd candle the first one has gone out! Does anyond have an idea how I can light a million candles at once?
#26
daveham
I bought one, and bought a million candles to compare it with...however i have a problem. By the time i get to the 853rd candle the first one has gone out! Does anyond have an idea how I can light a million candles at once?


A million friends with a million lighters.
#27
daveham
I bought one, and bought a million candles to compare it with...however i have a problem. By the time i get to the 853rd candle the first one has gone out! Does anyond have an idea how I can light a million candles at once?


get a million volenteers, then tell them to light them at the same time
#28
I have a very similar unit - as mentioned the batteries are ***** - big charge and it's gone in 20 minutes use - lead acid :( - no wonder they never used em in mobile phones :p
#29
Is it just me, or does the link take you to a torch that costs £20, not £5?
#30
£20 thats what I get
#31
daveham
I bought one, and bought a million candles to compare it with...however i have a problem. By the time i get to the 853rd candle the first one has gone out! Does anyond have an idea how I can light a million candles at once?


Lots of paraffin:w00t: Do let me know how you get on:whistling:
#32
harlzter
Be warned from talking to people who deal in returned items (ie buy them by the palletload) there are a large quantity of these get returned as the batteries are naff and dont last through many charges, and as the op says these are the same as the Argos ones apart from the casing colour, which also suffer the same fate.

From what i've heard handsomejack I would not want to walk down any tunnel relying on this as my only light source.


I was about to same exactly the same thing. it's also been known for the batteries to leak
#33
nottmsteve;2449985
I was about to same exactly the same thing. it's also been known for the batteries to leak

Lol you dont deal in returns do you? If you do this place is fairly handy for you (assuming your from nots) just of M1 J29 http://redlinereturns.com/
#34
harlzter
Be warned from talking to people who deal in returned items (ie buy them by the palletload) there are a large quantity of these get returned as the batteries are naff and dont last through many charges, and as the op says these are the same as the Argos ones apart from the casing colour, which also suffer the same fate.

From what i've heard handsomejack I would not want to walk down any tunnel relying on this as my only light source.



Should I be unfortunate to find myself in a dark tunnel with no light source I would simply drop my trousers and spread um as the light most definitely does shine out of my……:p
#35
Got similar ones from Homebase a while ago ,
the wife got the half a million , I got the one million :whistling:
yeah they only last 20 mins but thats about as long as it takes
to walk the dogs and the beam goes for miles ,,,great fun :-D
#36
instructions, instructions, instructions

fellow posters, if you take the trouble to read them you will find it says in there 20mins running time. after all it is 999,992 candles and a portable light ! Emergency use only i only ever use one for emergency use in funnels..........
#37
handsomejackuk;2450759
instructions, instructions, instructions

fellow posters, if you take the trouble to read them you will find it says in there 20mins running time. after all it is 999,992 candles and a portable light ! Emergency use only i only ever use one for emergency use in[COLOR=Blue] funnels..........[/COLOR]


You go down funnels? Damn you man! you must have slimmer hips then Ricky Gervais errm I mean Ricky Martin the snake hipped jiggler.
#38
These use 6v and 12v and power either a H1 or H4 car headlight style bulb.

If the bulb could be replaced with an LED one they would last far longer once LEDs get up to headlight capacity for a believable price. The main downside with these is that they flatten in about 20 mins.
#39
Be warned! These can give you tunnel vision...



I can't believe no one's said this before...or did I miss it....
#40
To everyone discussing the positives and negatives of this torch, thanks for shedding some light on the problems.

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