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|07-25-2014 12:36 AM|
Anyone removed the ZOOM head, and or modded this or simular flashtlight?
Can you (or anyone else) expand on how the flashlight disassembles? I've looked on the net for several hours and your post is the only post I've found that gave any info on how the flashlight head is attached to the main body.
I'd like to remove the head, possibly mod the emitter, and or embed the emitter in thermal adhesive... So far as the zoom being too easy... I was wondering if a larger o-ring could be installed or a extra o-ring slot could be cut to add friction to the zoom
Before someone starts moaning and groaning on bumping a old thread:
My interest is in how the flashlight comes apart and possibilities of modding the flashlight. As this thread is more than 524 days old maybe someone has done so, vs when the thread was first created.
|02-16-2013 05:57 AM|
My initial, positive impression has diminished a little.
I had only tested one of the lights. The second unit's dye is definitely from a different bin; the temp is cooler.
Both are above natural light, on the temp scale :
1. Light tint of green, I would guesstimate around 6000K
2. Light tint of purple, I would guesstimate around 7500K
For the non-flashoholics out there: there is a diminishing return/efficiency, as you go over 5800K. When I overlap the two beams on a white wall, No. 1 dominates.
Google link to LED color spectrum scale
Thinking my second light may have been the exception, I purchased a second set. Unfortunately the new lights are in the same temperature range as my second light. On a positive note, all four lights were free of the loose head issue that some have noted; that makes it hard to retain a specific focus.
But all that being said: unless you have warmer beam to compare against, you may not notice.
|02-13-2013 06:45 PM|
|02-11-2013 10:49 PM|
|omz||the feit lights are pretty nice for the price. I bought a set and they're really bright. not a fan of the square narrow beam, but for the price I'll take it. top that with costco return policy and you've got a winner.|
|02-06-2013 06:44 PM|
FWIW, I loaded up mine with 3 AA in plastic adapters, NiMH non-LSD which all tested around 2100 mAh. On high, the light ran plenty bright for a couple hours then dimmed to a still bright indoor-range light or a usable outdoor light for maybe 8 hours, then still did a usable dim light for another 24 hours. By usable dim, could probably navigate indoors in the dark and read up close.
However, one of the lights does have a fiddly button, and the zoom sliding mechanism is nicely tighter than the other one which is just okay. Still like em a lot though, especially after the battery test.
Reckon I'll buy another set and swap out parts until I get tight zoom slider and good buttons.
|02-06-2013 05:02 PM|
|Zarich||Because these are small compact and super bright. They blow standard flashlights out of the water.|
|02-06-2013 02:22 PM|
so is this supposed to be a good price for these? flashlights for $12.50 each? why are these so much better than your regular energizer ones, or even the maglites???
not threadcrapping, just want to be educated...
|02-06-2013 02:00 PM|
|TidalWaveOne||Just bought another pack, one zoom was pretty tight but the other was too loose, so I am keeping the "tight" ones and returning the ones with zooms that are loose enough for gravity to move them just by pointing the flashlight up or down. They really need better quality control on these things. I know they're only $12.50 a piece, but still.... why make crap that gets returned?|
|02-06-2013 10:01 AM|
|Zarich||I have one that is really tight and one that is just about right, but neither move unless I push them (or the one if I set it face down fully extended it will SLOWLY retract, but only when batteries are in it).|
|02-06-2013 09:31 AM|
|02-06-2013 09:07 AM|
|02-06-2013 04:33 AM|
|TidalWaveOne||If you point this flashlight up or down, does gravity change the zoom? It does on one of mine... kind of annoying... perhaps I should get it replaced.|
|02-05-2013 07:06 PM|
|02-05-2013 09:55 AM|
As mentioned here, I also ran into the issue where the "zoom head on one of my lights has no friction and just free floats due to manufacturing defect".
One was fine the other wasn't, so I am just going to exchange it. Otherwise like the lights.
|02-03-2013 11:00 PM|
|Zarich||I think I found how I like this light. I believe at about 50% zoom you get a wide enough beam, but a long enough throw to be just about perfect for basic use.|
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