Lightway 5W Led Trekking Torch PREORDER @ Aldi for £6.99
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Lightway 5W Led Trekking Torch PREORDER @ Aldi for £6.99

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Found 20th May 2017
This is for a preorder, on sale 25th May 2017

A waterproof aluminium torch, ideal for walking and outdoor activities as well as around the home.

Accessories Included
Batteries: 2 x AA, 1.5V
Reverse polarity protection
Protective pouch
Features
Pefect for outdoor and hiking
With continuous shaft shifting zoom function
Luminous flux of 160 lumen
5000 - 8300k bright, white colour
Beam length up of 130 meters
LED life span of 50,000 hours
3 Modes operation: 100% power, 50% power and off
Easy rubberised button in the torch to turn both on and off
Run time for 100% power is approx. 3.5 hours
Run time for 50% power is approx. 7 hours
IPX4 waterproof, impact and shock resistant
Electronic control

On Sale Date
25 May 2017
Warranty Period
36 Months

Bought this torch last year when it was available, excellent value for money, tough the pouch doesn't fit as it should. Very good lighting distance and brightness, well worth the money.

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    ....continuous shaft shifting....



    You sure it isn't really a Fleshlight?

    The £9.99 ones they have been selling and still are in our local Aldi are excellent. I would think these will be as good.
    25th March? oO
    arch68

    25th March? oO


    Yep doing a time machine deal the week after..

    with continuous shaft shifting




    https://rocketspage.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/surprise-2.jpg
    Not a bad light for the money. But a lot better can be had for a bit more money. If you're going trekking with a light don't spend £6.99 or at least get one that's waterproof.

    No way is 5w.
    Have this exact Torch form when Aldi had it on sale previously, about 6 months ago. I use it daily and it has given me good service, highly recommended. I have lightly greased the threads of the battery cap and lens cap and have used it when it is raining and not had any issues myself. YMMV of course.
    5W and a 3.5 hour runtime out of 2 AA batteries? Where do I buy these mythical 5,800mAh batteries?

    The other numbers check out though. 3.5h on a pair of 2,500Ah 1.5v batteries is 1.07W which looks a little optimistic for 160 lumens for the XT-E LED but is in the right ballpark.

    I guess this has an end-mounted on/off button?
    EndlessWaves

    5W and a 3.5 hour runtime out of 2 AA batteries? Where do I buy these … 5W and a 3.5 hour runtime out of 2 AA batteries? Where do I buy these mythical 5,800mAh batteries?The other numbers check out though. 3.5h on a pair of 2,500Ah 1.5v batteries is 1.07W which looks a little optimistic for 160 lumens for the XT-E LED but is in the right ballpark.I guess this has an end-mounted on/off button?



    Noway it's 5w. The max power of the LED is 5w when driven at like 2A. This is likely 350ma driven which would fall in line with 160lumens of a blue tint bin of the XT-E.

    Again, old LED, blue tint, not waterproof, crappy zoom feature. Not bad for the price but pretty poor in comparison to even £20 lights.


    EndlessWaves

    5W and a 3.5 hour runtime out of 2 AA batteries? Where do I buy these … 5W and a 3.5 hour runtime out of 2 AA batteries? Where do I buy these mythical 5,800mAh batteries?The other numbers check out though. 3.5h on a pair of 2,500Ah 1.5v batteries is 1.07W which looks a little optimistic for 160 lumens for the XT-E LED but is in the right ballpark.I guess this has an end-mounted on/off button?

    EndlessWaves

    5W and a 3.5 hour runtime out of 2 AA batteries? Where do I buy these … 5W and a 3.5 hour runtime out of 2 AA batteries? Where do I buy these mythical 5,800mAh batteries?The other numbers check out though. 3.5h on a pair of 2,500Ah 1.5v batteries is 1.07W which looks a little optimistic for 160 lumens for the XT-E LED but is in the right ballpark.I guess this has an end-mounted on/off button?



    Can any of you recommend something specific for up to £15, but must be powered by 2x AA,
    Decent torch posted the same deal last year when they had them in. Good to see the price is the same and people should also remember that unlike the cheap chinese one's this torch is backed up by a 3 year warranty.
    teddybeers

    Can any of you recommend something specific for up to £15, but must be … Can any of you recommend something specific for up to £15, but must be powered by 2x AA,



    For a £15 budget i'd recommend the Thrunite T10, not 2xAA but it's 1xAA. Very good for the money.
    For 2xAA the Thrunite Archer 2AV3 (£20-25 though).

    If you are serious about getting a decent light then i'd highly recommend looking at getting a lithium based light, they have a much higher power density. Something like the Eagle Eye X2R is £12 delivered with £5-10 for a 18650. It has usb rechargeable and it's 500 lumens and lasts much longer.

    Or the Atactical A1 is a good buy if it doesn't NEED to be AA or AAA.
    Edited by: "benfisher1991" 20th May 2017
    benfisher1991

    For a £15 budget i'd recommend the Thrunite T10, not 2xAA but it's 1xAA. … For a £15 budget i'd recommend the Thrunite T10, not 2xAA but it's 1xAA. Very good for the money.For 2xAA the Thrunite Archer 2AV3 (£20-25 though). If you are serious about getting a decent light then i'd highly recommend looking at getting a lithium based light, they have a much higher power density. Something like the Eagle Eye X2R is £12 delivered with £5-10 for a 18650. It has usb rechargeable and it's 500 lumens and lasts much longer.



    It's not for me - for my old man. He's seriously old school type.
    But I'm pretty sure that USB rechargeable will do the trick.
    Cheers mate.
    Ordering Eagle Eye X2R right now.
    teddybeers

    It's not for me - for my old man. He's seriously old school type.But I'm … It's not for me - for my old man. He's seriously old school type.But I'm pretty sure that USB rechargeable will do the trick. Cheers mate. Ordering Eagle Eye X2R right now.



    Remember you need to order an 18650 battery. It's not AA or 2xAA.
    I have a couple of these.

    Good torches, well made, robust, plenty of light and throw for mere mortals, last long enough, available locally to most people and a warranty you can use easily.

    Yes, there are this that and the other puppies privates torches and ooooh it's not 5.37842 metric watts per amp hour whatevers....

    It's bright it's cheap it's well made. Fine for most people.

    PS Some people need to get a life..

    EndlessWaves

    5W and a 3.5 hour runtime out of 2 AA batteries? Where do I buy these … 5W and a 3.5 hour runtime out of 2 AA batteries? Where do I buy these mythical 5,800mAh batteries?The other numbers check out though. 3.5h on a pair of 2,500Ah 1.5v batteries is 1.07W which looks a little optimistic for 160 lumens for the XT-E LED but is in the right ballpark.I guess this has an end-mounted on/off button?



    Yes, it has a recessed on/off mode button, which means that you can stand it on its end which I find particularly useful. As others have said this isn't 5W torch, probably nearer 1.5 - 2.0W . It's £6.99 with with a 3 warranty, thats a warranty where you can walk into a local Aldi store and get your money back. Its not a LED Lenser or some other fancy brand, but it is more than adequate and bright enough for most situations. If it's not for you, don't purchase it, move on. Simples. oO Heat added and many thanks OP for posting.
    I like that 'power off' is counted as one of the 3 modes of operation. Pity more torches do not have this feature.
    For a £15 budget i'd recommend the Thrunite T10, not 2xAA but it's 1xAA. Very good for the money.
    For 2xAA the Thrunite Archer 2AV3 (£20-25 though).
    If you are serious about getting a decent light then i'd highly recommend looking at getting a lithium based light, they have a much higher power density. Something like the Eagle Eye X2R is £12 delivered with £5-10 for a 18650. It has usb rechargeable and it's 500 lumens and lasts much longer.
    Or the Atactical A1 is a good buy if it doesn't NEED to be AA or AAA.[/quote]


    Do you have a site to get the Eagle Eye X2R for £12 ?
    Edited by: "Uwish" 20th May 2017
    Uwish

    For a £15 budget i'd recommend the Thrunite T10, not 2xAA but it's 1xAA. … For a £15 budget i'd recommend the Thrunite T10, not 2xAA but it's 1xAA. Very good for the money.For 2xAA the Thrunite Archer 2AV3 (£20-25 though). If you are serious about getting a decent light then i'd highly recommend looking at getting a lithium based light, they have a much higher power density. Something like the Eagle Eye X2R is £12 delivered with £5-10 for a 18650. It has usb rechargeable and it's 500 lumens and lasts much longer. Or the Atactical A1 is a good buy if it doesn't NEED to be AA or AAA.


    Do you have a site to get the Eagle Eye X2R for £12 ?[/quote]
    I was wondering the same thing...did find a code for Gearbest GB17LED I think, reduces it 12%...will double check..
    Edited by: "Harefoot" 20th May 2017
    Yeah I bought from Gearbest, looks like it's gone up! I literally recieved mine for the missus 7 days ago.
    rok263

    Have this exact Torch form when Aldi had it on sale previously, about 6 … Have this exact Torch form when Aldi had it on sale previously, about 6 months ago. I use it daily and it has given me good service, highly recommended. I have lightly greased the threads of the battery cap and lens cap and have used it when it is raining and not had any issues myself. YMMV of course.



    Hi, do you mean with vaseline (for water proof?)?
    dealchaser888

    Hi, do you mean with vaseline (for water proof?)?



    Don't use vaseline as it can eat some types of orings.

    Usually you lube threads and the orings for waterproofness, better movement of the threads and if it has anodised threads it helps with wear and the lockout functionality.
    This is a good torch for the money, I bought a couple of them about 6 months ago. Two things though, the case is pointless...too tight. If you have the torch in your pocket the lens tends to unscrew itself due to the motion of walking/working as this has occurred on both my torches.
    benfisher1991

    Don't use vaseline as it can eat some types of orings. Usually you lube … Don't use vaseline as it can eat some types of orings. Usually you lube threads and the orings for waterproofness, better movement of the threads and if it has anodised threads it helps with wear and the lockout functionality.



    thanks for much for the tips, I read most of the hot uk threads as I could always learn great tips from wonderful people like you.
    Edited by: "dealchaser888" 20th May 2017
    I bought 2 of them about half a year ago, bright as f**k.
    Worth the money, in my opinion...
    dealchaser888

    thanks for much for the tips, I read most of the hot uk threads as I … thanks for much for the tips, I read most of the hot uk threads as I could always learn great tips from wonderful people like you.



    Ditto I love this place for getting the inside track.
    Great torches these, mine have lasted for years and a of comparable quality to higher end brands.
    The £10 ones aldi are still selling are 10 w and a lot better , I have both , bought these a while back from there.
    The eagle eye posted earlier does not include the battery 18650 you need to make it work. These batteries are expensive here in the likes of Maplin. It is better to buy a torch with say 3 AAA rechargeables.
    I would be interested if anyone has a link for cheap 18650 batteries.
    Edited by: "Proveright" 22nd May 2017
    Proveright

    The eagle eye posted earlier does not include the battery 18650 you need … The eagle eye posted earlier does not include the battery 18650 you need to make it work. These batteries are expensive here in the likes of Maplin. It is better to buy a torch with say 3 AAA rechargeables.I would be interested if anyone has a link for cheap 18650 batteries.



    A single 18650 is probably the same price as 3 AAA rechargeables but holds 12.6KWhr of power vs 3KWhr for 3xAAA.

    Just look on gearbest, I usually pull old laptop batteries apart and salvage the cells. You can get NCR18650B pretty cheap. Here's 2 for £10. amazon.co.uk/d/H…P8R
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