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    awesome led lenser copy

    just ordered a cheap led lenser h7 copy head lamp from aliexpress and its honestly amazing for the money as i already have the h7 i thought why not buy a copy. i mean for 10 bucks cant go wrong ?

    im always miss placing mine so its a secondary back up. honestly very very impressed

    Ultra Bright Cordless Mining CREE Q5 LED Lamp Head light Torch Headlamp Zoomable for Camping Hiking Hunting Free Drop Shipping-in Headlamps from Lights & Lighting on Aliexpress.com

    i'll post some pictures with comparison once all my battery's are charged for a fair test.

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    got a h7, they are not bad.
    be interested to see the comparo.
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    left is Chinese copy right side led lenser, so the led lenser is better but when you compare ones is $10 and the other $75 you gotta ask yourself is it worth paying that much more for say 15% more light ? nevertheless i'm very impressed with the copy even tho the build quality isn't quite there, but its not terrible. hope this helps someone!

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    Hmmm I d go with the bright one. But my old eyes like lots of light

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    just did a run till flat test and the Chinese copy outlasted the led lenser but only by a little about what you'd expect for the light output difference

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    I had a couple of knockoff T7 torches for work. Buttons lasted 2 wks before playing up

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    Thanks for the tip, just ordered one for myself.

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    Other than that they were really good lol

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    Be careful not to give the unit a knock after a period of usage. I did when putting it on the bench and the solder holding the light emitter to the circuit board failed (probably soft after being on) and the emitter "fell off."

    No way to re attach it.

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    Sweet thanks kiwi keep that in mind, using mine as a back up for when I missplace the real thing which I do a lot lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Sapper View Post
    Be careful not to give the unit a knock after a period of usage. I did when putting it on the bench and the solder holding the light emitter to the circuit board failed (probably soft after being on) and the emitter "fell off."

    No way to re attach it.
    Actually they can be put back on, I do it all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Actually they can be put back on, I do it all the time.
    Oh, You interest me strangely.

    Please extrapolate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Sapper View Post
    Oh, You interest me strangely.

    Please extrapolate.
    Just remove the little board the LED is on. Apply heat to the back of the board (I use a heating attachment on a $10 gas soldering iron) till the solder melts and put the LED back in place. Allow to cool and put it all back together.
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    ...Ahhhh.........

    Thank you for your method, but we are speaking of "apples and oranges"

    I agree, the task of re soldering or replacing a LED with wire "legs / connections" is simple.
    The Creelights however, although an LED, are mounted quite differently.

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    Note that it is at the bottom of a cavity within that unit which is a sealed one with no means of disassembly apart from destruction. Even if it were to be able to be disassembled, the chances of just holding the two PCB's together and applying heat (where would one apply heat?) would not be a precise enough method to avoid solder flow across all 3 contact point, effectively shorting out the whole caboodle. IMHO.

 

 

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