Advanced LED CREE Rechargeable Torch £10 was £39.99 @ Halfords
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Advanced LED CREE Rechargeable Torch £10 was £39.99 @ Halfords

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Edited by:"ssc1"Found 3rd Aug 2017
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Halfords Advanced LED Rechargeable Torch
Light up the night with the CREE LED technology bright beam in the Halfords Advanced LED Rechargeable Torch which can be focused and used in high, low or flashing mode.

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Probably ok for £10, shame you have to take the batteries out to recharge
Seems a very good price for rechargable
Not click and collect now I need a torch thanks to this
Guess how much in Poundland
What type of batteries does this take? 18650 or 123 or something else?
balmots35 m ago

Guess how much in Poundland

£25 ?
Mbshrekito59 m ago

What type of batteries does this take? 18650 or 123 or something else?


2 X 18650
Thanks ordered, guessing that with two 18650's it would be proper bright!

Includes the charger as well, something I didn't get with my cheapo Gearbest Cree special!
Voted hot.
Great price for a rechargable torch. ordered. Thanks OP
Thanks OP, picked one up on the way home.
It is a little bigger than expected but very bright.
warning, don't look into these cree torches because you will fry your eyes
mikeonuk1 h, 13 m ago

warning, don't look into these cree torches because you will fry your eyes …warning, don't look into these cree torches because you will fry your eyes



I would love a very bright torch...and at £10.00 i spose this isnt a bad deal at all.
Does it drain the batteries quickly?
Does this come with the batteries?
Acording to reviews yes
afroylnt1 h, 8 m ago

Does this come with the batteries?

Clearly not worth its original price, but a bargain at £10 - particularly with a couple of 18650 Li-ions thrown in.
Thanks ssc1!
Infiltrator21 h, 32 m ago

shame you have to take the batteries out to recharge


This is why I didn't buy one.
Can anyone say what brand 18650's are supplied? tks
I have the mini version of this from eBay, very very bright!
SlightlyFoxed4 h, 29 m ago

This is why I didn't buy one.


I saw this as a plus, could buy a 2nd set and keep running for longer if needed
afroylnt5 h, 7 m ago

Can anyone say what brand 18650's are supplied? tks


Just unbranded 1800mAh I'm afraid - but at least with a Halfords name on the box you'd imagine they won't explode!
Newbold1 h, 43 m ago

Just unbranded 1800mAh I'm afraid - but at least with a Halfords name on …Just unbranded 1800mAh I'm afraid - but at least with a Halfords name on the box you'd imagine they won't explode!


Many tks for info and agree.
Got one today thanks. Good value for a tenner. Heavier type of torch because of the 2x 18650 cells.
!Warning!: Just picked mine up and put the batteries on to charge. After around a few minutes heard a slight bang and there was a smell of burning coming from the charger.

Disconnected & reconnected the charger but it wouldn’t work. Wil return for another unit as I have another charger already that will do 18650s. Overall it's still good value with the batteries but the charger I think is very low quality and borderline dangerous; do not leave unattended would be my advice, but ideally use a different charger.
That's concerning. I used a rather better (and slower) XTAR charger without incident, but you'd expect Halfords to have checked out the included charger properly. If they haven't done that, then they probably haven't checked the batteries either, and these batteries are potentially dangerous.

Are you going to have them check it all out?
Just got a replacment unit and yes I to have a XTAR charge so currently using that. I told them the charger is borderline dangerous and they need to feed that back; not convinced that they will though.... batteries charging at different voltages so looks like they are v cheap as well. I am now thinking that this could be a poor buy.
Edited by: "afroylnt" 6th Aug 2017
Batteries did charge ok in my XTAR charger so will see it how it goes.
Comes in a fancy box. Very bright. Feels well made. Instructions say when batteries fully charged lights on the charger should switch from red to green. The lights on my charger go blue instead. Tested torch last night after first charge. It ran three and a half hours on full brightness before it dimmed. For the price I am very happy with my purchase. Thank you ssc1.
Just out of curiosity, is anyone else finding these to be unreliable. Bought two, but both of them have now packed up. Batteries fine, but just not switching on. Probably a switch problem (it usually is on cheapies) but odd that both of them should have packed up.

Have to go back, but you'd expect better than this (and the problem afroylnt mentioned above) from a torch originally selling at £40!
Mine has been okay so far, but above comments are a little worrying.
Both seemed OK last night and switched on OK. Nice and bright. Used them for a few seconds, switched off, on again - nothing.
Newbold13th Aug

Both seemed OK last night and switched on OK. Nice and bright. Used them …Both seemed OK last night and switched on OK. Nice and bright. Used them for a few seconds, switched off, on again - nothing.


Same thing, don't think it's the switch, maybe led connections. I (think) I bypassed the switch. Can't get to led. Going back!
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