10 watt led (cree) torch £24.99 at aldi
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10 watt led (cree) torch £24.99 at aldi

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Found 6th Jan 2014
10 watt led (cree) torch £24.99 at aldi stocks limited
Electronic control
Continuous control 2 brightness levels (100% / 50%
10 watt cree led
Min.50000hrs LED lifetime
Shock resistant & weather resistant
Aluminium Body
Includes strap
Takes 3 x C battery's included
Aldi 3 year warrant

14 Comments

Original Poster

Forgot to say black or silver

Brother bought one of these and they are really good! Cree bulb is worth every penny.

What's a Cree bulb I know what the LEDs are...

cree is a brand, but they have a reputation for outstanding brightness and quality - although they sell different "grades" of LEDs on the open market, so one cree torch can vary vastly from another depending on the grade, its kinda like eggs I guess.

10 watt - I doubt it!?

( I = P/V = 10 / 4.5 = 2.2 amps of current seems unlikely!!! Or it's gonna get pretty warm in your hand!! )



Edited by: "moosery2" 6th Jan 2014

moosery2

cree is a brand, but they have a reputation for outstanding brightness … cree is a brand, but they have a reputation for outstanding brightness and quality - although they sell different "grades" of LEDs on the open market, so one cree torch can vary vastly from another depending on the grade, its kinda like eggs I guess. 10 watt - I doubt it!?( I = P/V = 10 / 4.5 = 2.2 amps of current seems unlikely!!! Or it's gonna get pretty warm in your hand!! )



Your right, but you're missing the important part that "Cree" torches are the most ripped off brand of torch available. There are 10 x more fakes out there than genuine "Cree" torches and it's virtually impossible for anyone to tell the difference who doesn't own the genuine torch, as they make a fair few and it's a niche market.

I've seen bricks and mortar store sell fake Cree torches before, in fact I've not actually seen a genuine Cree torch for sale in the UK with proper packaging that was even genuine. (I'm not a torch fan, so haven't explicitly looked).

Got one - amazing.
I have loads of torches, so plenty to compare it to. No way anything else I have comes anywhere near this for the money, 3 yr warranty too.
Cold voters must be brand snobs.

Does anyone know the light output of the torch?
This is the important detail when it comes to LED tech

Power consumption i.e watts is the efficiency or inefficacy of the diode

Original Poster

tarling4721

Does anyone know the light output of the torch?This is the important … Does anyone know the light output of the torch?This is the important detail when it comes to LED techPower consumption i.e watts is the efficiency or inefficacy of the diode

it says on the instructions 230m light distance (approx) 490 lumen (approx)

Looks illuminating enough to me. Cree are indeed the daddy of the torch world. hot

You'd be better off buying one that runs on AA/AAA or Li-Ion (18650) cells, since C and D cells are becoming redundant now. Most decent Ni-MH/Ni-Cad chargers only charge AA/AAA cells.

An 18650 cell (say 3000mAh @ 4.2V fully charged) packs a lot more punch than any C cell, and obviously takes up a third of the space for the equivalent capacity.

Roger_Irrelevant

You'd be better off buying one that runs on AA/AAA or Li-Ion (18650) … You'd be better off buying one that runs on AA/AAA or Li-Ion (18650) cells, since C and D cells are becoming redundant now. Most decent Ni-MH/Ni-Cad chargers only charge AA/AAA cells.An 18650 cell (say 3000mAh @ 4.2V fully charged) packs a lot more punch than any C cell, and obviously takes up a third of the space for the equivalent capacity.



Hmmmm - better off how?
At what cost?

Show me your alternative ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, (challenge extended) ;-)

Not specifically knocking this deal as I haven't seen the torch and ways and lumens get started all the time and are fairly meaningless on their own.

I have brought a fair few cheap "cree" torches and already have some 18650 lithium batteries. As a comparison.... of sorts I recently brought this torch off EBay "900 Lumens 7W Cree T6 LED Flashlight Zoomable Torch Super Bright Waterproof UK"... you'll have to search for it yourself. it is super bright and the zoom feature is useful.... this was just £7.50 delivered.

You can get a pair of 18650's and a charger for about £10.

dvdvicar

Hmmmm - better off how?At what cost?Show me your alternative … Hmmmm - better off how?At what cost?Show me your alternative ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, (challenge extended) ;-)



Plenty of good ones on Ebay for less than a tenner, e.g.

1600 lumens 5-Mode Zoomable Cree XML T6 LED Flashlight Torch Lamp Different Mode

Take the 1600 Lumen with a teaspoon of salt, but it is very bright. And surprisingly well made (I have an old UltraFire WP-501b which has survived lots of camping trips over the years)

Of course you need the infrastructure (batteries (Senybor/Sanyo are good) and Charger (XSTAR VP1 say)) but once you've got this, a whole world of decent torches opens up. :-) e.g. search for "Skyray".

Also a few of the eBay ones come with an adapter which you put 3xAAA cells in and it converts it into an 18650 sized cell, useful if you want to "test the water" with your existing batteries.
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