I bought one from ebay that looks exactly like this model. I paid $7.45+ FS.
correct me if I'm wrong if that it isn't the same model. I noticed that the lumens on each model is different. Ebay one is 300lm, while the OP's is 1000lm. But who really knows if that's accurate. Just a heads up.
Btw, the 18650 are rechargable lithium ion batteries. When placed in a flash light that has a regular battery (i.e regular duracell), it usually makes the flashlight brighter. Flash light gurus swear by them
stupid chinese overrated lumens....i bet this is no more than 300 lm. good price for a T6 though, if it is.
The CREE T6's max output lumens is 975 lumens at 3000mA, so in such case, the rated value 1000 lumens make sense.
Of course, you can not expect just use a low voltage to expect a high output brightness.
From another thread: robj144 had a recommendation for 2 ultra-fire (rechargeable) + charger for $9.99 from an eBay reseller Link [ebay.com]
2 Pcs UltraFire Protected 18650 4000mAh Rechargeable Batteries Plus Charge Link [amazon.com]
$14.95, FS w/ Prime ("protected" is not a bad feature to have. )
Quote from FMcamaroZ28 - 09-06-2012, 01:28 PM :
I have been researching a lot on these 18650 batteries.
I personally wouldn't just buy any brand off eBay - many are fakes which definitely wont hold their rated capacity - and also don't have the protection circuit which is from what i am reading very important, especially in dual battery applications.
I posted this last time but its worth taking a look at the reviews on different batteries before trying to save $4 and potentially turning your flashlight into a pipebomb.
I got a different one of these off Meritline and although it took a month and a half to receive, it's an amazing flashlight for the 12 dollars I spent on it. Super bright, and the UltraFire 18650 batteries I have last a pretty long time. My brother has a Fenix flashlight he bought for $80 and this is just as bright, if not brighter than his.
Yes, it may not be the "super quality" flashlights that enthusiasts are looking for, but man was I happy I had it after hurricane Sandy took out my power for a week. This is a must have for homes. I'm thinking about grabbing another one as a backup now.
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