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Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest #4582283
11/22/17 08:28 PM
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Warstud Offline OP
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Gearbest has a Flash Sale on the Nitecore P15 for $22.99.


https://www.gearbest.com/Nitecore-_gear/

Last edited by Warstud; 11/22/17 08:31 PM.
Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: Warstud] #4582287
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It's only worth considering if it uses ordinary standard batteries.

Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: OneEyeJack] #4582303
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
It's only worth considering if it uses ordinary standard batteries.


I disagree wholeheartedly.

I do not own any flashlights anymore that do not use 18650 batteries.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: Warstud] #4582324
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I no longer order from them after orders I paid for were shipped COD and I was charged again at the post office. mad

I complained and they never responded.


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Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: Warstud] #4582327
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These flashlights seem to be everywhere this year with pricing from $5-$70 or more

I guess you hope to get what you pay for. I'm sure many people won't.

I bought a cheapie off ebay a few months back, I bought the Li-ion battery separate.
It works just fine, but it's a flashlight! I don't expect it to 'change my life'

Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: Warstud] #4582334
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Not a fan of GearBest as a retailer.. but NiteCore makes great stuff.

Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: expat] #4582342
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Originally Posted By: expat
These flashlights seem to be everywhere this year with pricing from $5-$70 or more

I guess you hope to get what you pay for. I'm sure many people won't.

I bought a cheapie off ebay a few months back, I bought the Li-ion battery separate.
It works just fine, but it's a flashlight! I don't expect it to 'change my life'


Indeed. I'm not sure what people expect by spending $100 on a flashlight. My $5 flashlights have never let me down.


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Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: Warstud] #4582352
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I kind of want this nitecore hc30 headlamp. Would be good for camping, setting up your site when arriving at night.

http://flashlight.nitecore.com/ILLUMINATION/H/HC30/


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Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: Leo99] #4582370
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Originally Posted By: Leo99

Indeed. I'm not sure what people expect by spending $100 on a flashlight.
My $5 flashlights have never let me down.


Yep... these (this style) run $5-$7 on ebay and work absolutely flawlessly.



"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: Linctex] #4582377
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: Leo99

Indeed. I'm not sure what people expect by spending $100 on a flashlight.
My $5 flashlights have never let me down.


Yep... these (this style) run $5-$7 on ebay and work absolutely flawlessly.



Price looks good, but they are fudging on the lumens. No way its 3500 with an xm-l emitter and 1 18650 battery. 1000 lumen at best. 1000 is plenty though for a handheld light. I might have to try one.

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Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: Warstud] #4582424
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what i expect from a premium flashlight is

usuable low medium high modes that is not overly complicated to select.

beam shape that is usuable and not just a hotspot for stats and bragging

good color

perfect optics (circle) and glass lenses that wont scratch or cloud over time.

regulated circuitry that gives the same light per output mode even as the battery power goes down. And with efficient use of the battery and without using pwm (flickering). if there is not an output graph do not believe the inflated runtimes.

ability to use either rechargeable or primaries without a difference in output levels. (if the regulating circuit is good this should not be an issue).

there is some criteria also for the body but even cheap lights do the body fine, so if a premium light nailed the above there shouldn't be any issues with the body.


Last edited by raytseng; 11/22/17 10:12 PM.
Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: raytseng] #4582478
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Originally Posted By: raytseng
what i expect from a premium flashlight is

usuable low medium high modes that is not overly complicated to select.

beam shape that is usuable and not just a hotspot for stats and bragging

good color

perfect optics (circle) and glass lenses that wont scratch or cloud over time.

regulated circuitry that gives the same light per output mode even as the battery power goes down. And with efficient use of the battery and without using pwm (flickering). if there is not an output graph do not believe the inflated runtimes.

ability to use either rechargeable or primaries without a difference in output levels. (if the regulating circuit is good this should not be an issue).

there is some criteria also for the body but even cheap lights do the body fine, so if a premium light nailed the above there shouldn't be any issues with the body.



Geez, I just need to see a dog t**d on the path on a dark night.

Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: Warstud] #4582481
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How do you charge an 18650?


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Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: dishdude] #4582486
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
How do you charge an 18650?


This one is on sale now for $2.99 Code:BFridayCH

https://www.gearbest.com/chargers/pp_272183.html?lkid=11027764

Re: Flashlight : Nitecore P15 $22.99 Gearbest [Re: Leo99] #4582548
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Originally Posted By: Leo99
Originally Posted By: expat
These flashlights seem to be everywhere this year with pricing from $5-$70 or more

I guess you hope to get what you pay for. I'm sure many people won't.

I bought a cheapie off ebay a few months back, I bought the Li-ion battery separate.
It works just fine, but it's a flashlight! I don't expect it to 'change my life'


Indeed. I'm not sure what people expect by spending $100 on a flashlight. My $5 flashlights have never let me down.


Flashlights are used for different purposes, for different people. Some folks need a flashlight around the house once a month, a non-critical use. Some people need a flashlight for walking the dog, usually a non-critical use.

When I was a night shift police officer, I was charged by a guy with a knife. My incandescent Streamlight Stinger flashlight hit the deck (and broke). At the time I didn't have a backup flashlight. So some guy is charging me, in pitch black with a knife, and my one and only flashlight is now broken on the ground. It was an eye opening, terrifying experience. One I never wish to repeat. No one will ever convince me that a $5 flashlight is suitable as an every day carry light, or as a police officers duty light, or other such similar tactical use lights.

A general use (non-tactical) flashlight is perfectly exceptable to be a cheap one. The vast majority of folks fall into the general use category. Once a marine, always a marine, I carry a tactical use flashlight every single day. And my gun flashlights and tactical flashlights are all over $100. Some way over $100.

Since I have been there, got the T shirt, and have been around the block a time or two, I now realize that in very rare instances, when you need a light, you NEED a light.


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