Great little torch

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  1. beachcaster

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    We all need a torch from time to time......and Im a bit of a torch enthusiast.

    The last cree ( thats a sort of digital bulb) that I bought cost me £45...

    But I was in tescos today and saw they were selling a cree based small torch
    for a tenner..........amazing little thing at 6inches long and less than an inch diameter.....runs on 2 AA batteries...and if you have never used a cree based torch these will blow you away...a good 80 yds plus lighting power...and you will be seeing white spots for ages if you look into the lens.:Smile: ( and so will anyone you direct one at...so a good deterrent )

    The tesco £10 one is on par with far more expensive models.
    Perfect for the motorhome .

    barry

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    give us a clue Barry....what's a Cree ?
     
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    Do you have a pic so I know what to look for? My torch is rubbish. A mouse lighting it's own farts would be more effective :Rofl1:
     
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    Crees ( super powerful LEDs ) have revolutionised torches over the last few years

    to have a look at some new technology have a look at

    http://www.flashaholics.co.uk/fenix.html

    the tescos aluminium cree based light is similar to look at as the Fenix LD20 and has a similar light output. ( £47) but the fenix has several light levels and strobe..whereas the tesco torch is on/off..which is fine for most folk
    it is very powerful and very small.

    The lidl cree based light is great but much bigger and heavier.
    I have one. Its good but is a beast.

    There are loads of forums now just for torch enthusiasts
    sad but true

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/

    I used to have this brute of an american police type torch...took about 6 C type batteries and weighed a ton........it was 18 inches long and as thick as my arm.

    A little cree based fenix ( or the tesco torch ) which you can lose in the palm of your hand....would blow it out of the water.

    I also have a 1400 lumens rechargable which is good for throwing a beam well over 200yds.

    barry
     
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    Better drag my butt off to Tesco's.
     
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    yes that is sad.... :Laughing:

    thanks for info on Cree torches.... must get one, I'm also a torch nut :Wink:
     
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    Any chance of a picture or a product code so I can find it on the tesco website?


     
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    Whoops !!!

    Brian !!!! where in Zahora is there a Tescos ??????????????????????????????????????
     
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    There ain't...but if I like what I see I'll see if anyone coming out wants to get one for me and bring it out :BigGrin:
     
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    I'll bring one out for you Bryan.....just reimburse me for ferry and fuel (I'll pay for the torch) and it'll be with you in a couple of days :thumb:
     
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    Got a Cree led Lenser P7 here - good for 400+ metres, and look into it at your peril.

    Agreed - a good deterrent.....................:Wink:
     
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    pic of Tesco torch and a £50 Olight torch......the tesco torch is just as bright.
    Had them both outside tonight and were throwing light to the tops of trees 150 yds away

    Both about 6inches long......

    barry
     

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    I also have a lenser p7 and OMG they are amazing easy 400m spot i was looking for a torch that would end all my torch buying and it did. I cant live without it. I will look at tesco at that price it can stay in motorhome. :thumb:
     
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    Did you like what you saw in the picture ?????

    If so the misses bought two (2) from Tesco`s today, if you want one I`ll bring it out.. :thumb:

    Let me know..
     
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    Me too I'm afraid:Blush:, maybe we could start our own little club:Doh::thumb:
     
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    Are they Fitted with Cree 3watt led's?

    Is the Tesco torch fitted with aC ree 3watt led?
    My torch was purchased from Aldi about a year ago and it brilliant! It has the 3watt led. I was waiting for Aldi to stock them again, but may have to visit Tesco.
    Regards Brian in Sunny Macclesfield
     
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    Yes please :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin::thumb::Cool::Cool:
     
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    Last nights test.showed that this £10 torch matches the 190 lumens output from a 3W £47 top branded torch of the same size so it probably is 3W...its probably not as well made
    but thats being very picky for a tenner:Smile:

    barry
     
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    Dont get me going:Smile:

    I also love the little finger sized torches that can easily live on a keyring like the lovely AAA powered
    FENIX E05 R2

    yours for about £17 and throws a very usable beam and has proved to be really useful
    there are even smaller ones as you know..but I like to keep to AA or AA
    as they are available everywhere

    barry:Smile:
     
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