CREE-LED Torch from Lidl £7.99
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CREE-LED Torch from Lidl £7.99

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Found 18th Apr 2013
These are brilliant torches and last time it was voted really hot at 9.99 so for two pounds less this is a great deal. I have one already and its been great. I also have a LED Lenser P7 and this Lidl torch which is less than a third of the cost is pretty much as bright.

On sale from the 25th of April

lidl.co.uk/cps…r=1

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i wish lidl wouldnt advertise there stock a week or more in advance , i always forget , would make a nice birthday present for my grandad - hope i remember heat x

I'm planning on getting one of these - can you tell me what kind of batteries it takes?

Keep an eye out for these cree torches as they come up all the time - 400 lumens with a 3.7v. Takes one AA battery at either 1.5v or 3.7v

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/g3-cree-q5-400-lumen-flashlight-torch-now-3-58-delivered-amazon-1437597

Just search from cree on here to see loads under a fiver and some as low as £3.50

daverobeo or mccririck can you help me , im totally thick when it comes to gadgets and tech im looking at the torch below , it says it has a chargable interface ? on my understanding if i buy a battery i wont need a charger as well any help would be great thanks x


amazon.co.uk/gp/…834

Got four for £3-50 each from Hong Kong via Amazon. Amazing power!
Edited by: "alfa111" 18th Apr 2013

lilliesmummy11

daverobeo or mccririck can you help me , im totally thick when it comes … daverobeo or mccririck can you help me , im totally thick when it comes to gadgets and tech im looking at the torch below , it says it has a chargable interface ? on my understanding if i buy a battery i wont need a charger as well any help would be great thanks xhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AYTXLCG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2A5KR87KHQ834



That one seems to take either 3AAA batteries or one 18650 lithium battery. Personally I would always charge batteries in a separate charger, especially the lithium ones which you have to be careful with. If you are going to be using those lithium batteries I would recommend an Xtar WP2 charger. You have to be careful with those batteries as they can be dangerous if you dont charge them properly.

thanks for getting back to me sounds like i will be better using rechargable aaa's thanks so much xx

That one seems to take either 3AAA batteries or one 18650 lithium battery. Personally I would always charge batteries in a separate charger, especially the lithium ones which you have to be careful with. If you are going to be using those lithium batteries I would recommend an Xtar WP2 charger. You have to be careful with those batteries as they can be dangerous if you dont charge them properly.[/quote]

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dennis123123

I'm planning on getting one of these - can you tell me what kind of … I'm planning on getting one of these - can you tell me what kind of batteries it takes?



Its three AAA

It must be quite big if it takes 4 AA batteries.

Daverobeo

Its three AAA



Thanks - I went to Lidl this morning and bought one. I'm very pleased with it!

mccririck

It must be quite big if it takes 4 AA batteries.



Agreed, it's a bit more bulkier than the model being discussed here. But it makes up for that with the light and time between recharges. No problem with water / extreme weather. I found it to be well suited for bike mounting applications.
Of course, at the end of the day, its a matter of choosing what one that best fits ones requirements.

I was in Lidl today but didnt see these.

mccririck

I was in Lidl today but didnt see these.



I got there for 8am on the dot, 3rd person in the shop, and they only had around 10 in the basket... I imagine they will have sold out very quick if that's the kind of stock levels they have

Picked one up today (Sunday 28th.) and they still had about 4 left. A brilliant light for such a small torch.

I found that the only thing to check carefully is getting the 3 AAA batteries the right way when inserting them, there is a + symbol on the top of the battery holder, but not all 3 batteries go in the same way. Just follow the normal convention of negative to the spring end and everything works OK. It might mention this in the instructions, but being a man, I haven't read them yet.

lovely job

Looks great - thanks OP

I bought this one a little while from Amazon for £2.75(ish). Is £3.14 now.

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2000 lumen one from china I got for 10.50 wait 21 days for delivery here for 18
CREE XM-L T6 zoomable 2000 Lumen LED 26650 Flashlight Torch 2013 Newest

alfa111

Got four for £3-50 each from Hong Kong via Amazon. Amazing power!



How long did yours take to arrive? I ordered one a 27th march from Amazon (shipping from HK) and still hasn't arrived

it's the same one Looking4Glitches posted below, cost £2.59

Edited by: "Frasr" 28th Apr 2013

I got this http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006ZGEMFM/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

for my dad at Christmas and its brilliant, solid and bright as hell. does take a few weeks to come, but worth it i only payed £2.89 at the time... but keep watching as it fluctuates often. I have seen it go to £2.72

Cree = superb quality gear...¿

Cree = quality gear

I've had one of these for 2 years now,(got one at 9.99), it's super bright, but the body is not cree quality, just the LED. The big problem is the battery holder, the metal tabs with the springs and nubs is of poor/thin metal, and the nubs that the top of the battery sit on get inverted if you're rough with flashlight. This causes the "shake it to make it work" symptom that all cheap torches suffer from. Its easy enough to fix if you strip down and get a center punch and hammer on it, All in all, worth the 8 quid, just know what your getting.

msharif911

I bought this one a little while from Amazon for £2.75(ish). Is £3.14 n … I bought this one a little while from Amazon for £2.75(ish). Is £3.14 now.Cree Torch



I picked up a few of these too around a month ago and I have to say for a single AA they are amazingly bright. Well worth picking up a couple at these prices, with how well built they are I'd be more than happy to recommend a CREE torch to anyone thinking about it.

I old 2.99 off amazon nit long ago, excellent quality though I must admit

alfa111

Got four for £3-50 each from Hong Kong via Amazon. Amazing power!



I also bought 3 of these from a HK seller on Amazon for about £3.50 delivered. I originally bought one from a deal on here and it was so good and cheap I bought several more. Great torches. Tiny, 1 AA battery, like a car headlight!

drewsup

I've had one of these for 2 years now,(got one at 9.99), it's super … I've had one of these for 2 years now,(got one at 9.99), it's super bright, but the body is not cree quality, just the LED. The big problem is the battery holder, the metal tabs with the springs and nubs is of poor/thin metal, and the nubs that the top of the battery sit on get inverted if you're rough with flashlight. This causes the "shake it to make it work" symptom that all cheap torches suffer from. Its easy enough to fix if you strip down and get a center punch and hammer on it, All in all, worth the 8 quid, just know what your getting.



I have to agree that's the only flaw on these torches. 1 of my 3 does this.

I bought a German make LED torch from Lidl for about the same price a few years ago and it's a good torch. Twice the size, more batteries and can't hold a candle(!) to this one.

saywhaaat

I old 2.99 off amazon nit long ago, excellent quality though I must admit



"say what?" is right....

Im not a fan of triple as in cree torchs, prefer double a,s or 18650s

Daverobeo

These are brilliant torches and last time it was voted really hot at 9.99 … These are brilliant torches and last time it was voted really hot at 9.99 so for two pounds less this is a great deal. I have one already and its been great. I also have a LED Lenser P7 and this Lidl torch which is less than a third of the cost is pretty much as bright. On sale from the 25th of Aprilhttp://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/www_lidl_uk/hs.xsl/our-offers-2491.htm?action=showDetail&id=1666&ar=1



How did you manage to buy one almost a week before they went on sale?

This torch is NOT the same as the one they sold last year. It is smaller, lighter and hence probably why it is cheaper.

If your LED lenser P7 is only as bright as this cheap Lidl torch, then it either needs new batteries, is faulty or is a fake!

The maximum brightness of this Lidl torch is 125lm, with a lighting range of 150m.

A genuine LED lenser P7 should offer a maximum brightness of 200lm and a lighting range of 210m

Rickyroy87

I picked up a few of these too around a month ago and I have to say for a … I picked up a few of these too around a month ago and I have to say for a single AA they are amazingly bright. Well worth picking up a couple at these prices, with how well built they are I'd be more than happy to recommend a CREE torch to anyone thinking about it.



I was expecting it to be bright, but certainly wasnt expecting the build quality. For a cheap Chinese Torch it is very very well made, designed and feel to it.

I don't know how my comment turned into gibberish

I just bought one, it's a powerful little thing. Good price! Voted hot!
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