Aldi Lightway 5w Cree Led trekking Torch only £6.99 pre-order online for dispatch on 26th May
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Aldi Lightway 5w Cree Led trekking Torch only £6.99 pre-order online for dispatch on 26th May

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Found 21st May 2016
Aldi Product Description:
Take this torch with you on your next adventure! It's waterproof and impact and shock resistant, with a beam length of 130 metres.

Accessories Included:
Batteries Included

Features:
Beam length 130m
3 mode operation, 100%-50%-off
Waterproof, impact and shock resistant
Aluminium body

Cheaper than the 5w one they did at christmas which they sold for £10.99. Aviliable instores from Thursday 26 May 2016 or pre-order online now for dispatch 26 May 2016.

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3rd mode off, cheeky ;).

if it's not AAA but it is regulated, I'm interested.

It's this one by the look of it, although with a slightly uprated CREE.

youtube.com/wat…_Lk

Their 2 aa's great for the money.

Great bit of kit much better than maglite for the money just ordered another. nice carrying case and belt clip.

how these compare to similar torches available on amazon or ebay for £4-5.

Ordered 2, can keep one in my handbag and car, thanks for posting.

Can't be 5w if it runs for 3.5 hours on 2 AA batteries.

Ordered. Heat added. Thanks.

Are these cheaper on aliexpress etc?

Jefft

Can't be 5w if it runs for 3.5 hours on 2 AA batteries.



​if it's unregulated, it starts off at full power then drops right off and tails away.

full regulated generally seem to have a high mode which drops after a few minutes due to thermal regulation and to avoid burning out the led.

it can be 5w but it can also have poor conversion of electrical power to yer actual lumens.

I like lots of lumens, lots of lovely regulated lumens.

Just use the iPhone torch.

Thanks for posting, bought two last time round, brilliant torch. Ordered two more for presents.

how these compare to similar torches available on amazon or ebay for £4-5.


Yes!

Brilliant - ha ha! Most illuminating

130 metres beam! I couldn't fit that in my tent never mind my adventure rucksack.

These are great torches, at this price and with the warranty fantastic value. Great spot OP

Check your torch as soon as possible after purchase as I took mine on holiday only to find out that there was a problem with it where the LED just kept on flickering. I changed the batteries but it didn't make a difference.

3rd mode off, cheeky ;). if it's not AAA but it is regulated, I'm … 3rd mode off, cheeky ;). if it's not AAA but it is regulated, I'm interested.


Hmmm yes, never buy one of their single mode torches.

Plenty on ebay and amazon which are cheaper, smaller and (probably) brighter

Plenty on ebay and amazon which are cheaper, smaller and (probably) … Plenty on ebay and amazon which are cheaper, smaller and (probably) brighter


which generally will have a short life, because of poor build quality. They also have virtually no warranty, compared with the 3 year cover from Aldi.

Has anyone got the dimensions please as I can't see them on the website? Thanks

Cheers OP ordered one of each colour for my 2 kids.

Bought them 2 of the cheaper zoom version Cree ones off Amazon (just over £2 each delivered) and they both stopped working after 3 - 4 weeks.

As they say.......... buy cheap buy twice

Just use the iPhone torch.



Have you actually seen a Cree LED torch?
The iPhone (or any phone) torch doesn't compare.

It's this one by the look of it, although with a slightly uprated … It's this one by the look of it, although with a slightly uprated CREE.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsxBYIzN_Lk



Yes looks like that one, more likely with an uprated description than an actual uprated LED.

Even at 6 quid I don't think I would risk buying this without seeing an in depth review.

A lot of torches take a single battery which needs a converter to (reasonably efficiently) increase the battery voltage to dive an LED. A lot of torches take 3 batteries and need a converter to reduce the voltage. Not many torches take two batteries which need a more complicated converter which can reduce or increase the battery voltage depending on the state of the battery. The cheap and extremely nasty alternative is not to bother with a converter making it bright with new alkaline batteries fading substantially as they run down and more importantly making it almost useless with rechargeable NiMH batteries.

Got mine..
Cheers OP.
Edited by: "DrTerror" 22nd May 2016

Got mine,but sold out now.Cheers OP.



Green / Black is still available

Great bit of kit much better than maglite for the money just ordered … Great bit of kit much better than maglite for the money just ordered another. nice carrying case and belt clip.


Maglite are way better quality than these.They're built to last unlike these cheap looking,Chines imports.

"Check your torch as soon as possible after purchase as I took mine on holiday only to find out that there was a problem with it where the LED just kept on flickering. I changed the batteries but it didn't make a difference. "

Try turning it on and off a few times. One mode is on all the time , the other is to flicker on and off , next mode is off . It is actually a feature, not a fault!

Just for reference, it looks the same as the one I bought at this price last year. It uses 2AA batteries. It's been knocked around and used daily, it's well engineered, rubber o rings between All the sections, it's about 6mm longer than a £20 note. Comes with a useful carry case. Hope the pic upload works.

http://s32.postimg.org/yweplepv5/tmp_21750_torch1038535160.jpg

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Maglite are way better quality than these.They're built to last unlike … Maglite are way better quality than these.They're built to last unlike these cheap looking,Chines imports.


The ALDI one comes with a 3 year warranty and helpline something none of the chinese imports offer. Maglite's closest spec to this regarding lumens I found online for £30 which is out of many peoples budgets for a torch. £6.99 is a good price for a torch that also comes with a 3 year warranty. Your basing the quality of this item on past experience of cheap imports from Chinese websites, have you even tried any of the Cree torches that aldi have offered in the past?
Edited by: "jordanc93" 22nd May 2016

Check your torch as soon as possible after purchase as I took mine on … Check your torch as soon as possible after purchase as I took mine on holiday only to find out that there was a problem with it where the LED just kept on flickering. I changed the batteries but it didn't make a difference.


Same here, kept flickering right out the box, had to return it.

Pity about the flickering. It's been a common problem with a lot of cheap crees I've had.

Website is stating both colour options are sold out online but will be available instore soon.

Got mine today. not the brightest but feels very solid and has only two modes (full and low power). I've never, ever needed to use a SOS signal or other nonsense packed in the Chinese torches and having to click through all that crap to use the torch is a pain, so kudos to Aldi.

I'll keep my LED lenser but this one isn't bad as a cheap torch for thrashing.

Pouch that comes with it is too short though and velcro on the flap doesn't grip very well.

Mine has just arrived. Very pleased with build quality. Tried it in the attic (no, it's not 130m long!) and it seems very bright. The pouch really is tight so that the flap hardly has purchase to close it on the velcro. Overall I feel it's a good purchase.

Mine arrived and I'm happy with it. Just like BenderRodriguez states, the pouch is too short and the velcro isn't the best. It will do for having in the car/handbag etc. According to the packaging, it is aproximately 160 Lumen and has a XP-G2 chip.
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