Asaklitt LED ultra bright torch

#1
I just lurve torches and while in the Great Northern Wasteland recently I saw what I thought the epitome of a torch, the . New Military Issue Ledwave XP-1 Trooper 3.5 Watt 85 Lumens LED Flash light - Surplus and Outdoors item, 2nd generation LED with a natural white light and an astonishing 85 lumens output.

The pricetag is equally astonishing at between £70-£90 depending on where you look, but as Will Smith put it, I decided I have got to get em one of these.

Today I browsed through Clas Ohlsen, which is a cross between Ikea and Habitat, and often has interesting gadgets...

My eyes fell on the Asaklitt LED Torch - ASAKLITT | Clas Ohlson which looked quite a bit like the XP-1.

Obviously a cheap, less capable item, not least because it costs a tenner.

Being the torch fetishist I am, I naturally had a peek and thought it actually looked well made; metal body, nice weight to it. Thought I'd see how far it fell short of the Ledwave uber torch; to my joy ( sad but true ) this bad boy actually produces an astonishing 110 lumens ( 9350 cd) so its about 25% more powerful than the Ledwave. I clearly had to buy the Beast and can confirm that it is a well made, rugged piece of kit; the light is pure white and the beam adjustable from flood to spot simply by moving the front of the torch backwards or forwards - no need to twist as you used to do with a Maglight ( sooo 1990s, Dahling ). The beam itself looks to be projected in axis with the body of the torch which itself looks like it is one inch wide, so I suspect it can be fitted onto weapon mounts ( not that I'd know, obviously. )

It takes three AAA batteries and quotes a battery life of 3 hours 20 minutes.

Its probably not quite as well finished as the Ledwave but not only is it brighter, but it costs just a tenner, so I don't really care. The money I've not spent on the Ledwave will obviously be turned into wine.

God I love torches.
 
#2
Cree lights are the future Aldi/Lidl do them from time to time for a £10 and 3yr warrenty Ive bought 3 and all are solid and well made.

I also run a set of these on my bike and you can get an adapter to turn thm into a headlamp
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007ZXWWBK/?tag=armrumser-21

This is also a good site where loads of lights are tested, Have a look at the light pattern for MJ-816E to get an idea of the spread of light for those above
Torchy the Battery Boy: Bike light Database
 

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#7
Have a look at Agent 2 from Ansmaan (?) £33 plus VAt from RS. Well made, retina scorcher. 125 lumens
 
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#11
I think that clas ohlson website is my new favorutie site. its ace. ;)
 
#12
******* cheapskate did ytou just add an LED bulb to a shit designed torch?
No I made an LED bulb for a shit designed torch. Some times you can be creative when bored with a soldering iron.
 
#13
Its probably not quite as well finished as the Ledwave but not only is it brighter, but it costs just a tenner, so I don't really care. The money I've not spent on the Ledwave will obviously be turned into wine.
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I got some of those XP-1 s. They cost me around £10 less than your torch cost you. I'd share the nsn if it wasn't so expensive.
 
#14
If you search on Ebay, you can get very good 250 lumen hand-held Cree LED torches, running on 3 X AAA batteries, for just over a fiver. The are more than adequate for any night-time escapades / outings / tasks. I have had batteries in for 6 months, on regular use
Equally, there are torches in excess of 800 / 1000 and 1000+ lumens, some running of special batteries and some of AAA's. They don't have a long illum time. However, there is no real need for anything over 250 lumen, unless you are trying to illuminate Wembley Stadium.
The US military have a 4500 LUMEN Cree light and it can actually 'cook' food because of its power but it is only in its development stage
 
#15
No I made an LED bulb for a shit designed torch. Some times you can be creative when bored with a soldering iron.
Cool mind if I PM you looking for an LED bulb for my camper van but don't find them in the size I need

If you search on Ebay, you can get very good 250 lumen hand-held Cree LED torches, running on 3 X AAA batteries, for just over a fiver. The are more than adequate for any night-time escapades / outings / tasks. I have had batteries in for 6 months, on regular use
Equally, there are torches in excess of 800 / 1000 and 1000+ lumens, some running of special batteries and some of AAA's. They don't have a long illum time. However, there is no real need for anything over 250 lumen, unless you are trying to illuminate Wembley Stadium.
The US military have a 4500 LUMEN Cree light and it can actually 'cook' food because of its power but it is only in its development stage

Your right I get about 3-3.5 hrs off mines however I got them for bike riding and visiting trail centers at night so has more than enough run time for me plus I carry a back up incase it's needed.
 
#20
.... I've got the "Excursion LS5 9 Watt LED Blistering 750 lumen of power" which may not be suitable for using out of the water, but is very, very good.
The site says "Meets FAA requirements for a commercial pilot's flashlight." so I guess it functions perfectly well out of water.

The taxpayer keeps buying me UK torches, I'll have to get the number for that one now.
 

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