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Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby [XAP]Bob » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:39 pm

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/sp ... _21969.htm

3 AA batteries, so not a small torch, but looks sane.
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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby gentlegreen » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:23 pm

Thanks for the heads-up - looks the real McCoy too- I'm definitely going to see if I can get one of those. :)
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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby stewartpratt » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:59 pm

5W on three AAs? Whatever it is you're trying to find in the shed when you use it, you'd better find it quickly :)
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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby gentlegreen » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:48 pm

stewartpratt wrote:5W on three AAs? Whatever it is you're trying to find in the shed when you use it, you'd better find it quickly :)


Actually it's amazing what you can do with LEDs and three AAs. The 48 LED camping lights I use on my bike take a full amp from three AAs - to the extent that I've heard rumours of smoke coming from the spindly wires of similar models - but they work for an impressive amount of time, before dimming and still giving useful light ...
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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby stewartpratt » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:56 pm

Mm, scratch my comment, I think I forgot to mentally multiply one of the figures by 3 :)
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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby snibgo » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:59 pm

The rechargables I use claim 2000 mAh, ie 2 Ampere-hours. At 1.2V, that is 2.4 Wh. Three batteries would give 7.2 Wh. So a 5W load should be sustainable for nearly 1.5 hours.
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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby xpc316e » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:01 pm

Thanks for posting this - I know where I am off to on Sunday morning!
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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby Ribblehead » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:37 pm

"automatic SOS flashing function"

What does that mean? Is it programmed to flash SOS in Morse code??!!
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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby wirral_cyclist » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:13 pm

Ribblehead wrote:"automatic SOS flashing function"

What does that mean? Is it programmed to flash SOS in Morse code??!!


I've got an ebay special with the same function and I think it just means strobe!
It is too fast to decode even if it is actually ... --- ...
Anyone got a high speed camera? :)
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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby wirral_cyclist » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:22 pm

Surely a missprint, and it's actually 3 x AAA as this is a common format (and a shoe-in for 18650 lithium?) a 3 x AA torch would be much larger diameter, and the head would then be huge, lets see, about 36mm diameter body and the head 40 odd? Be fabulous run-time if it is 3 x AA though!
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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby gentlegreen » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:33 pm

wirral_cyclist wrote:
Ribblehead wrote:"automatic SOS flashing function"

What does that mean? Is it programmed to flash SOS in Morse code??!!


I've got an ebay special with the same function and I think it just means strobe!
It is too fast to decode even if it is actually ... --- ...
Anyone got a high speed camera? :)


How many watts did it claim to be ? ;)
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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby al_yrpal » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:46 pm

And while you are in there pick up one of their Specially selected Christmas Puddings. Top award from Good Housekeeping. Just eaten some, its a cracker and only 3.50. Whilst you are at it get some of their fresh orange juice and some of their dishwasher tablets which both got Which awards. I like their baked beans and Columbian instant coffee. Its always half the price of what you get elsewhere.

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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby wirral_cyclist » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:25 pm

al_yrpal wrote:And while you are in there pick up one of their Specially selected Christmas Puddings. Top award from Good Housekeeping. Just eaten some, its a cracker and only 3.50. Whilst you are at it get some of their fresh orange juice and some of their dishwasher tablets which both got Which awards. I like their baked beans and Columbian instant coffee. Its always half the price of what you get elsewhere.

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Their wine gets awards year in and year out. Oh and don't forget the haggis flavour crisps either...
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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby gentlegreen » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:20 am

al_yrpal wrote:And while you are in there pick up one of their Specially selected Christmas Puddings. Top award from Good Housekeeping. Just eaten some, its a cracker and only 3.50.

I daren't go in there this time of year.

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Re: Aldi CREE torches (5W - £11)

Postby mercurykev » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:38 am

Ribblehead wrote:"automatic SOS flashing function"

What does that mean? Is it programmed to flash SOS in Morse code??!!


My Fenix torch has a mode where it flashes SOS in Morse code, so this is possible.
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