LED Torches

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by BJ, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. BJ

    BJ

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    62
    Ratings:
    +0
  2. Harley Dave

    Harley Dave

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    Overton, Hants
    Ratings:
    +1
    Well Jeff - I have to say i was doubtful but you are spot on - free shipping to UK from the US!!! - must cost more than the item does.

    I will go back and look around the site a bit more now

    BTW did you know you can now get LED conversion kits for the good old MagLite?

    As well as better battery life and a bright light, they are great for a bit of self defence too...
     
  3. highwayman

    highwayman Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    880
    Location:
    Kent coast
    Ratings:
    +509
    Thanks for posting that Jeff
    Looks like i'll be lighting the beach this winter :thumb:
    I love a bargain ::bigsmile:




    regards...nige
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    28,330
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    Ratings:
    +92,985
    The maglite conversion kits are expensive (very) but superb. I use a maglite everyday at this time of year and I think my batteries must be lasting almost three times as long with the new LED kit. Also the beam is much stronger and whiter. The new bulbs are available for all types of maglite.
     
  5. BJ

    BJ

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    62
    Ratings:
    +0
    I did have an AA Mini Maglite, which i've had for about 12 years, but i dropped it down a Portaloo at the Ogri Motorcycle Rally in August. There was no way i was gonna retrieve that.
    I recently priced up the new LED Mini Maglite....... 30 bleddy quid !!!!
    Maglites may be good torches, but are way overpriced IMO, especially when you lose stuff like i do.

    If this LED Torch website can produce LED Torches made with aircraft grade aluminium, and ship to the UK for $3, how much profit must Maglite make.
     
  6. Lindy-C

    Lindy-C Deleted User

    Ratings:
    +0
    I think you will find that shipping is from Hongkong and not the USA.

    Saying that, most stuff sold in the US (and anywhere else for that matter) is manufactured in the Far East :RollEyes:
     
  7. Digger Driver

    Digger Driver

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Messages:
    578
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Ratings:
    +2
    I saw a 9 LED pocket torch in Morecambe sunday market for £2.50
    It takes 3 AAA batteries!
    I bought 3 of them because they were so cheap!
     
  8. highwayman

    highwayman Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    880
    Location:
    Kent coast
    Ratings:
    +509
    Well folks i ordered a 15 led headlamp for fishing and in four days it's arrived.
    It is a bit cheap and cheerful but i was only willing to risk £4 and at that price it's
    a bargain :thumb:
    Safe to say i'll be perusing the site again :Smile:
    Oh and it comes from Hong-Kong, in four days from order to delivery at this time
    of year :Eeek:




    regards...nige
     
  9. Road Runner

    Road Runner

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    14,195
    Location:
    Europe
    Ratings:
    +1,459
    LED torches are superb and we got 2 from Lidl a while back.

    The batteries go on forever even if the normal bulb in the torch cant light up.

    Wonderful for walking the Dawgs
     
  10. roycondor

    roycondor

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    South Wales
    Ratings:
    +0
    I bought these 3 led 1.5 volt torches, great value, shipped from hong kong, each torch came complete with 2 rechargeable aaa batteries.
     
Loading...

Share This Page