cree torch

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  1. iandsm

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    Hi, I need a new torch so was thinking about one of the CREE torches, does anyone have recommendations. It has to be top quality, robust, preferably waterproof and of metal construction.

    Replies appreciated thanks.
     
  2. Larrynwin

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    LED Lenser are very good - such as http://www.amazon.co.uk/LED-Lenser-8407-Torch-Gift/dp/B009S89QDW
    They are, however, more expensive than the cheaper ones such as http://www.amazon.co.uk/Q5-Zoomable-Adjustable-Flashlight-Waterproof/dp/B007B86KLC/ref=sr_1_2?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1418236838&sr=1-2&keywords=led torch

    I have one LED Lenser and several cheap ones.

    The downside of the LED Lenser ones is that they are not quite so easy to adjust re lens spread.

    Cree lights are are very bright - sometimes too bright so if you are trying to be discrete at night when using the torch to find the loo, you'll have to cover the lens with your fingers and make sure that they don't slip otherwise it will be like a lighthouse going off in your mh.
     
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  4. ROB1CHELSEA1

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  5. TheTwoOfUs

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    I bought a Cree torch earlier this week. It has variable focal length, full power and half power and a diffuser. £9.99 from Lidl.
     
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    Got a LED LENSER H 73 head torch, focusable beam and variable power output, comes with 3 AAA batteries and a charger, great bit of kit.
     
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    Got mine from Aldi a coupe of years ago.
    Similar spec...full, half, zoom and SOS flash.

    £12 each
     
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  9. musson

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    Hi the led lenser is the one to go for not cheap,used by police forces
    they have there own web to order from.
     
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    Bought the same one as Rob1Chelsea1 - brilliant
     
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    Agree, I have bought loads of these and they are excellent for the money. Anything from £2 to £10 all do the job and more.
     
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    We bought one from Tesco the other year much better than my 4D Cell Maglight, I know a few people on an air gun forum I frequent use the pen light type taped to their barrels for ratting.
     
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    I bought a bunch of these last year or the year before I can't remember. But they have been excellent and at that price unbelievably good value.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160897374147 £2.84
     
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    I've been working my way through all my torches and updating to cree. found some real bargains too
     
  15. iandsm

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    Thanks everyone, some good information, very helpful
     
  16. Allanm

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    I bought an LED Lenser M7R, rechargeable for walking the dog . Its so good, I bought another to keep in the van.
    Not cheap, but great performance
    Allan
     
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  17. Terry

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    Hi I have bought a few hundred Cree zoomable torches over the last couple of yrs :D and gave most away inc a lot to funsters(y)---Watch out for the ones that take rechargeable batteries -bat numbers 18650 and 14500 you really need to buy batts/charger and torch together if you decide on these---They take 3.7v batts that make them a lot brighter than normal 1.5 batt ones the torches look the same but only work off the rechargeable batts :)
    below are a few links that take normal batts not the 18650/14500 types
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-Q5-LED-Light-Lamp-Torch-600-Lumens-for-Outdoor-Hiking/121427132566?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIC.MBE&ao=1&asc=28111&meid=c1eadfb157814ff48c7870ee9eaaebc9&pid=100005&prg=11472&rk=1&rkt=6&mehot=ag&sd=331314977624&rt=nc
    THESE TAKES BOTH NORMAL AND THE 14500 RECHARGEABLE -SO NO NEED TO BUY THE CHARGER AND 14500 BATTS UNLESS YOU WANT IT TO BE EXTREMELY BRIGHT
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-Modes-Black-Golden-Silver-Mini-600LM-CREE-XP-E-R5-LED-Zoomable-Flashlight/161505625603?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIC.MBE&ao=1&asc=28111&meid=cba422a7f41a43f78e0ed59cdf0c9c38&pid=100005&prg=11472&rk=5&rkt=6&sd=271622160292&rt=nc

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-CREE-Q5-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Adjustable-Focus-Zoom-Lighting-Lamp-300LM/141430188047?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIC.MBE&ao=1&asc=28111&meid=b5148deeeb794459bb30797f258cffe2&pid=100005&prg=11472&rk=1&rkt=6&sd=131288778203&rt=nc

    terry
     
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  18. Cal54

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    Agree with above post: all my family have them. If you go into Amazon and just enter police torch in the search box you will see a plethora of options. I have always bought the full kits, torch, charger, battery, and they have cost between £15 and £30. Great kit and ideal for home and away.
     
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  19. jollyrodger

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    Great little torch a present from Terry ,when at Woolacombe still on first battery very useful and bright cheers Terry.(y)
     
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    led Lenser, available in Maplin stores. Mine cost around £45 three or four years ago.

    Brilliant bit of kit
     
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