ThruNite Catapult V3 - long distance beam throwing flashlight (torch) - £69 @ Amazon
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ThruNite Catapult V3 - long distance beam throwing flashlight (torch) - £69 @ Amazon

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Found 23rd Mar 2014
DOG WALKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE

>1300 lumen output
>600m beam
>XM-L2 LED

That's £0.05 per lumen, and £0.12 per metre of range. Out of the top-performing 'thrower' flashlights on Amazon under £200, this one is the best bang for your buck.

FLASHLIGHT LUMEN (M) (£)
Fenix TK35 860 340 £63.99
Fenix TK75 2900 690 £159.99
Fenix UC40 Ultimate 960 204 £71.99
ThruNite Catapult V3 1300 600 £69.00
Olight M3X 1000 580 £99.99
Sunwayman T40CS 845 500 £84.99

Perfect for walking the dog at night, this thing lights up any pathway, and lets you spot anything going on just over half a kilometre away.

It is multifunctional as well. As you can see, the power of this torch can be harnessed (if you have the fineness) to break apart ripe melons:

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If you are in the market for a torch, this is one to seriously consider as the build quality will ensure that this one will last you an age.

This is an 'Amazon Prime'-honoured order, so there is no additional cost for delivery if you so choose.

19 Comments

Yes I am in the market for a torch but not prepared to pay £70 for one no matter how good it is, sorry!

fortunately my dog is not afraid of the dark

but i do have a torch 99p home bargins

beerthebishop

Yes I am in the market for a torch but not prepared to pay £70 for one no … Yes I am in the market for a torch but not prepared to pay £70 for one no matter how good it is, sorry!

I hear ya brother! My £5 led does just a good enough job for me

This is the best one = Lighting EVER CREE LED Torches, Super Bright, Adjustable Focus
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Price: £9.99 (£7.14 / 100 g) Eligible for free delivery with Amazon Prime.
In stock.
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Want it by 1pm tomorrow, 24 March? Order it within 1 hr 57 mins and choose Express Delivery at checkout. Details
Adjustable beam focus
Super Bright. 140lm
3 AAA Battery(required and included)
Shock resistant
Diameter is 34mm. Length is 109mm
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6 new from £9.99

from hong kong £18.22 P&P £1.59 2 weeks delivery got mine yesterday excellent

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Power-3800lm-TrustFire-Cree-XML-T6-3X-LED-Flashlight-Torch-18650-Battery-/300928844262?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item4610c1c1e6

Features & Description:
Made of high quality aluminum alloy, this flashlight is sturdy and durable enough for long time daily using
Lamp base: CREE, high power LED. With a lifespan of up to 100,000 hours or more, no need to consider
Brand: TrustFire
Emitter Brand/Type: Cree
Emitter BIN: XM-L T6
Color BIN: White
Quantity of Emitters: 3
Battery Configurations: 2 x 18650 rechargeable battery or 3 x 18650 rechargeable battery
Voltage Input: 12.6 V Max.
Switch Type: Clicky/Clickie
Switch Location: Tail-cap
Modes: 5
Mode Arrangement: Hi>Mid>Low>Fast Strobe>SOS
Brightness: 3800 lumens maximum brightness (manufacturer rated)
Lens: Coated Glass Lens
Reflector: Aluminum Textured/OP Reflector
Size: 290( length ) x 55.6( head diameter ) x 27( body diameter ) (when use 2 pcs tube for 3 pcs 18650 battery) ;
224( length ) x 55.6( head diameter ) x 27( body diameter ) (when use 1 pcs tube for 2 pcs 18650 battery ) ;
Color: Black

18650 Rechargeable Battery :
Model: 18650
Voltage: 3.7V
Battery Capacity: 3000mAh
Size(mm): 64.5 (length) x 18.2 (body diameter)

Package Includes:
1 x TrustFire 3T6 XML T6 LED Flashlight
3 x 18650 3.7v 3000mah Battery (Red or Blue)

Can anyone shed some light on why it is so expensive?

Certainly casts a shadow on its validity right enough! Or does it?!!

One of these or similar are the best value vs performance torches you can get. £5.99 for 2 delivered.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Pcs-UltraFire-7W-400Lm-CREE-Q5-LED-3-Modes-ZOOMABLE-14500-AA-Flashlight-Torch-/191096113148?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item2c7e3747fc
This is just an example for lots that are available on eBay.
I would recommend getting one of the zoomable ones but with the 3 mode because most of the time they are too bright for close use and also use up the battery quicker.

Robert_Mugabe

One of these or similar are the best value vs performance torches you can … One of these or similar are the best value vs performance torches you can get. £5.99 for 2 delivered.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Pcs-UltraFire-7W-400Lm-CREE-Q5-LED-3-Modes-ZOOMABLE-14500-AA-Flashlight-Torch-/191096113148?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item2c7e3747fcThis is just an example for lots that are available on eBay.I would recommend getting one of the zoomable ones but with the 3 mode because most of the time they are too bright for close use and also use up the battery quicker.

This is £2.99 on Amazon

Robert_Mugabe

One of these or similar are the best value vs performance torches you can … One of these or similar are the best value vs performance torches you can get. £5.99 for 2 delivered.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Pcs-UltraFire-7W-400Lm-CREE-Q5-LED-3-Modes-ZOOMABLE-14500-AA-Flashlight-Torch-/191096113148?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item2c7e3747fcThis is just an example for lots that are available on eBay.I would recommend getting one of the zoomable ones but with the 3 mode because most of the time they are too bright for close use and also use up the battery quicker.

Correction = £2.48 on Amazon = same torch = free delivery

For the visually challenged
"This is just an example for lots that are available on eBay".
Links please for the similar spec Zoomable multi mode babies!

Well having spent a bit of time going through 9 pages on Amazon the best I can find for the zoomable three mode model is about £3.
I will not be placing a further comment because to start with I was just trying to save a Hotdeals member from wasting about £60.

an xml t6 on ebay is much better value

you'll never need anything brighter, unless you plan to go and help search the indian ocean in the dark for MH370

I have been looking for a while for a cree torch, have had a few delivered from Amazon but all sent back. This one however ticked all the boxes and best of all it gives a neutral white light. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0092Q1N7W/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
the modes work great, you can use 3 aaa batteries, but I have just ordered 18650 x 2 and charger off ebay for just under £3 ebay.co.uk/itm…404?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 looks like they have put the postage up a little.
Someone may find this of interest flashlightwiki.com/Cree

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blindmansden

from hong kong £18.22 P&P £1.59 2 weeks delivery got mine yesterday e … from hong kong £18.22 P&P £1.59 2 weeks delivery got mine yesterday excellent



I own one of these, let me tell you why they aren't as good:

Lumens only mean so much, it's the quality of the REFLECTOR that makes the difference once you have a decent LED in there. A deep reflector like the ThruNite Catapult V3 will produce a more intense beam at 1300 actual lumens, compared to the actually false output that these liar Chinese brands claim to throw out.

What's more, TrustFire, or Ultrafire, do not make a utilitarian product which will illuminate as far or with as much intensity as this torch.

I guess it was perhaps short-sighted (kek) to expect the average person to appreciate that these phony old generation XM-L lights are dog ****, and that lumens do not tell the full story, but you can look at any review on Youtube and find out very quickly that these cheap lights have massive drawbacks that will end up costing you in the long run (which to be honest is what you want a torch to do, it needs to work when you need it not when conditions are perfect).

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Robert_Mugabe

Well having spent a bit of time going through 9 pages on Amazon the best … Well having spent a bit of time going through 9 pages on Amazon the best I can find for the zoomable three mode model is about £3.I will not be placing a further comment because to start with I was just trying to save a Hotdeals member from wasting about £60.



Can you actually save money by not getting a better deal on something you intend to buy?

If you want to buy a rubbish torch then by all means spend £3.00 and use it. This is a high-quality item, and this particular one retails for around £120. So by passing through the Amazon store to this particular retailer you would make a significant saving, making it, by all accounts, a deal.


sponduli

fortunately my dog is not afraid of the darkbut i do have a torch 99p … fortunately my dog is not afraid of the darkbut i do have a torch 99p home bargins



I should hope nobody on here is afraid of the dark. However, if you walk your dog at night in a field, I would guess that you would want something that could see what's in front of you or up ahead.

The light of the stars is more effective at doing this on a clear night than using a cheap dull light which will barely let you see five metres and will actually drown out your peripheral vision because of the faint contrast.


beerthebishop

Yes I am in the market for a torch but not prepared to pay £70 for one no … Yes I am in the market for a torch but not prepared to pay £70 for one no matter how good it is, sorry!


I'm afraid that anything of any quality comes at a price. I have done a lot of research into this and this is the threshold for anything of its kind.

I could go on recommending torches for different uses, most of which fall under £69.00 because of what goes into their design, but it seems that this audience is more or less convinced that you can get a decent torch without paying more than £3.00, despite knowing nothing about the technology in question.

Yes, you can also get a Bic for less than £1.00, but it isn't a Mont Blanc fountain pen. This is the Mont Blanc of flashlights at a steal of a price, and these criticisms about its expense are made without any appreciation of quality.

I would be motivated to call you all plebs, but I shouldn't really expect anyone to care about flashlights in the first place. Just do your own research and come to the same conclusion that I did.

Original Poster

Predikuesi

Can anyone shed some light on why it is so expensive?


Yes, sorry I didn't quote you, see above.

clembo1990

I own one of these, let me tell you why they aren't as good:Lumens only … I own one of these, let me tell you why they aren't as good:Lumens only mean so much, it's the quality of the REFLECTOR that makes the difference once you have a decent LED in there. A deep reflector like the ThruNite Catapult V3 will produce a more intense beam at 1300 actual lumens, compared to the actually false output that these liar Chinese brands claim to throw out.What's more, TrustFire, or Ultrafire, do not make a utilitarian product which will illuminate as far or with as much intensity as this torch.I guess it was perhaps short-sighted (kek) to expect the average person to appreciate that these phony old generation XM-L lights are dog ****, and that lumens do not tell the full story, but you can look at any review on Youtube and find out very quickly that these cheap lights have massive drawbacks that will end up costing you in the long run (which to be honest is what you want a torch to do, it needs to work when you need it not when conditions are perfect).




Spot on .
I have an Olight SR52 . 1200 lumen , 588m beam and rechargeable . I use it nearly every night for walking my dogs in Thetford Forest.
Cost me £160 but worth every penny.
Lumen claims of some of these cheap and cheerful torches on ebay are ludicrous.
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