CREE LED Torch £14.99 @ Lidl
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CREE LED Torch £14.99 @ Lidl

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Found 16th Oct 2011
Description

Shock- and splashproof (IP44) aluminium casing
With energy-saving 3W CREE-LED and lens technology for optimum illumination over long distances
Focusable beam
Exceptionally high brightness (lumens): 114
Burn time approx. (hrs): 7
Illumination range approx. (m): 229
Length approx. (cm): 26
3 year manufacturer’s warranty
Batteries not included

*edit* this is a big torch, takes 2 D batteries


Looks decent quality and seems powerful.
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get more for your money at dx, maybe not the warranty but for the price it's not an issue really
I recently bought a 3w from ASDA, man, its bright. Cost £7.50.
low powered, not a terrible deal i guess

i have loads of torches and the best i have are

Fenix tk40 - quality item, but id say led lenser are better quality albeit less power, powerful, biggest beam spot (paid £70 with an other free torch, usaually about £120ish)
Led lenser p 7 (have 2) - best quality, best beam adjustment (paid £35 for with 2 free small led lenser - though got another free due to a c**k up!)
maglite 3 d cell non led - good quality, terrible output , but good weapon

dx extreme sourced ones
mte3-2 most powerful i have 700 lumens but huge distance (about £20)
several smaller uniquefires 220 lumens - incredible power for a near "keyring" sized torch

also bought some torches from costco - these are excellent for the money and cheap, almost comparable to some of the dx ones rated at 150 lumens and about 1/4 to 1/3 size of the torch on here - currently on offer at £12.50ish for 3 with batteries (usually £16ish)

Edited by: "royals" 16th Oct 2011
Nicely put Royals, I'm a lightweight LED geek, (loads of petzls & black diamonds) ...folk try & get a regulated led torch, whereby it holds out woth a pretty much constant brightness (thus the regulated aspect) compared to unregulated which drop off over time in terms of light output like a regular torch.
(regulated will try & squeeze a constant stream of light then warn you, eg flashing periodically to tell you it's needing fresh batteries)

Nice one for making us aware op that these are CREE led's & therefore higher quality, & more reliable potentially than non bin leds, (cree are one of the major investors in led technology, always try to find what led type & manufacturer these are or you may find yourself with something really shonky, by asking you may also be able to say, i'll take a punt based on knowing it's a better manufacturer & have 3! X)
royals

low powered, not a terrible deal i guess




Low powered compared to what? Something costing £50?
mccririck

Low powered compared to what? Something costing £50?


compared to something from dx with more than 2x the power for like £7
dataload

compared to something from dx with more than 2x the power for like £7




Link please.
royals

low powered, not a terrible deal i guessi have loads of torches and the … low powered, not a terrible deal i guessi have loads of torches and the best i have areFenix tk40 - quality item, but id say led lenser are better quality albeit less power, powerful, biggest beam spot (paid £70 with an other free torch, usaually about £120ish)Led lenser p 7 (have 2) - best quality, best beam adjustment (paid £35 for with 2 free small led lenser - though got another free due to a c**k up!)maglite 3 d cell non led - good quality, terrible output , but good weapondx extreme sourced onesmte3-2 most powerful i have 700 lumens but huge distance (about £20)several smaller uniquefires 220 lumens - incredible power for a near "keyring" sized torchalso bought some torches from costco - these are excellent for the money and cheap, almost comparable to some of the dx ones rated at 150 lumens and about 1/4 to 1/3 size of the torch on here - currently on offer at £12.50ish for 3 with batteries (usually £16ish)



You should get out more - oh, you do, after dark
The Costco ones get slated for battery drain on candlepower forums.
Edited by: "mccririck" 16th Oct 2011
what batteries does it take? its almost a foot but looks fat
C cells?
This is ENORMOUS!
Besford

This is ENORMOUS!



Yeah it does, and it says pocketable on the packaging!
dataload

http://www.dealextreme.com/c/ultrafire-lights-904 … http://www.dealextreme.com/c/ultrafire-lights-904 http://www.dealextreme.com/c/cree-lights-901?page=1&pagesize=52&pagesort=relevance they sell quite a few



Yeah but the run time will be much less than this which takes 2 D cells. Run time of 7 hours! Also look at the reviews for the dealextreme ones - many get not so good comments for build quality etc.

I have bought a flashlight from dealexteme before (Sipik sk68) which was very good but it's just a little 1AA with 1 hour runtime.

Edited by: "mccririck" 17th Oct 2011
mccririck

The Costco ones get slated for battery drain on candlepower forums.



not had a problem with mine - maybe planks who just use them on highest power - so no surprise they dont last long!

my fenix tk40 lasts hours on its highest 650 lumen setting but it takes 12 aaa batteries!

the mte3-2 lasts about 1-2 hours on its highest setting but that uses a specialist 3.7v regulated battery (about 1.5 times size of an aa)

few high powered torches last long on their batteries - ive heard the worlds most powerful torch, the Torch lasts 5 mins on its highest 4100 lumen setting, but to be fair thats near searchlight power!
Edited by: "royals" 31st Oct 2011
mccririck

Yeah but the run time will be much less than this which takes 2 D cells. … Yeah but the run time will be much less than this which takes 2 D cells. Run time of 7 hours! Also look at the reviews for the dealextreme ones - many get not so good comments for build quality etc.I have bought a flashlight from dealexteme before (Sipik sk68) which was very good but it's just a little 1AA with 1 hour runtime.




if you want power then go for dealextreme sourced ones (there are a few exceptions like the MTE torches - i have the MTE-M3-2 which is superb, more power than my fenix tk40, but much smaller beam spot and an ok run time 2 hours @ 700 lumens, but minimum 48 hour run time at lowest setting 60 lumens)

if you want run time, reasonable power (150+ lumens) and quality go for LED Lenser or Fenix - the former are much cheaper
Edited by: "royals" 31st Oct 2011
mccririck

The Costco ones get slated for battery drain on candlepower forums.



yes, but they also rate the fenix E01, which i think is rubbish (got it free with the fenix tk40)
Battery drain when they're switched off...
Bought one of these on Monday night in Wales. Brightness is unbelievable!
I was able to shine it on a building over 200m away and still pick up the light splash.
It is too big to fit comfortably in a pocket but compared to my regular 2D Maglite its slightly smaller and far far brighter.
pdrisc

Bought one of these on Monday night in Wales. Brightness is … Bought one of these on Monday night in Wales. Brightness is unbelievable!I was able to shine it on a building over 200m away and still pick up the light splash.It is too big to fit comfortably in a pocket but compared to my regular 2D Maglite its slightly smaller and far far brighter.



Agreed, bought one of these torches about two weeks ago...it is very bright indeed and chucks out a good beam of light
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