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some great deals here. i had a refurbished over a year ago , superb condition and great value at 拢24

http://www.ledfiretorches.co.uk/torch-types/head-torches
I've always used a led lenser h7r and thought they were great
So I'm a bit unsure on what to get
I ain't got but next for me is the nitrcore hc90
I got a 6000 lumen led ajustable beam with 3 settings - high - medium - pulsating it's rechargable with ultrafire batteries and charger. mate this torch is bright trust me and usually last's 8-10 hours per charge. 拢15 + postage( THIS IS BRAND NEW AND STILL SEALED AND BOXED) I use one of these myself.
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You got a pic
in this thread notso got one on mine is exactly the same... It's brand new in a the box and still bubble wrapped. i'm only asking what i paid for it m8 +p&p .. click this link m8
http://www.worldseafishing.com/forums/threads/scratching-but-catching.5026161/#post-9660380
Cheers going to get a h7r.2
Cheers going to get a h7r.2
good luck with that mate .... the h7r is only 200 lumems whilst mine is 2000 and mine is rechargeble while the h7r isn't.
good luck with that mate .... the h7r is only 200 lumems whilst mine is 2000 and mine is rechargeble while the h7r isn't.

If you actually believe them ebay headlamps are 2000lm you need your head checked
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Id rather a h7r than a cree they are unreliable an batterys are **** ok for a spare lamp thats about it
Id rather a h7r than a cree they are unreliable an batterys are **** ok for a spare lamp thats about it
I agree the batteries aint the best so i got new ones, as for the power output i dont give a crap if you belive me or not m8... it's 2000 lms .
I agree the batteries aint the best so i got new ones, as for the power output i dont give a crap if you belive me or not m8... it's 2000 lms .
I dont care either but if you believe that you would believe anything!
Not having a dig at anybody but if anyone wants to learn about 18650 batteries, chargers & lights have a look on Candle Power forums http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/forum.php
In particular this sticky thread http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?400136-Disassembly-of-some-UltraFire-batteries
And this sticky thread http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...!!-Misleading-budget-battery-and-lumen-claims
Basically the cheap chinese cree head lamp set ups are way overrated both in terms of battery power & led lumens brightness.
A single xm-l-t6 led has a theoretical max lumen output of about 1,000 lumens but in reality that figure is not achievable.
Even with the very best electrics, reflector & lens there is a loss as it is impossible to get 100% efficiency.
In the real world (not the chinese over inflated hyped up claims world) the max brightness a top end manufacturer such as Nitecore, Fenix, Olight, Armytek, Zebralight etc will claim from a single xm-l-t6 will be about 900 lumens & that is from an expensive unit with top notch electronics as there is a 10% efficiency loss even with the best electronics.
Even this figure will normally be incorrect as the real lumens, what is called OTF or "out the front" ie out of the front of the lamp will be lower as there will be a further loss of lumens caused by the reflector & lens.
Don"t get me wrong, cheap chinese cree lamps are bright (I have lots of them) but a single xm-l-t6 lamp will probably be around 500 lumens if you are lucky, which however is still really bright.
There is a reason the chinese cree lamps are cheap & it is because the build quality, electronics & components are cheap.
You still get a bright lamp for the money but accept that you will not get the longevity of life of a top end lamp.
I have fenix lamps that are still going strong after nearly 10 years use but do not expect any of the cheap chinese ones to last a fraction of that time.
However, & this is the reason I buy the chinese lamps, is that they are cheap enough to be disposable.
You can buy a pair of them for around 拢12 delivered, carry one as a spare & just accept that they won"t last for ever.
Perhaps more important are the batteries & chargers as the cheap chinese ones can be dangerous !
Batteries & chargers is somewhere I would not consider going cheap on as you don"t want an 18650 cell exploding while attached to your head !
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I bought 4 of these for 拢5 each delivered about a year ago & use my own batteries & charger http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272056359259?item=272056359259&_trkparms=aid=555014&algo=PL.DEFAULT&ao=1&asc=20151016114640&meid=663fb710130d4ef2a719321a78d8ea7d&pid=100507&rk=1&rkt=1&&_trksid=p2045573.c100507.m3226
They are a copy of a LED Lenser HR14.2R
There is a reason why they are 拢6 where as the Lenser is over 拢100.
Well said headlight..The lumen they say they are is no where near what they really are.
But they are a good light for the money.
I use a fenix for main and a honk Kong special for back up..
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