expired Thorfire VG15S Flashlight $20.96 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Thorfire VG15S Flashlight $20.96 Delivered @ Amazon AUAffiliate
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Evening all

Nicely made little 1000 (real) lumen light from a good brand that ships from Aus. It's got a true moonlight mode (yay!) and a decent spread of outputs in between. I'm on mobile so not capable of copypasta from the specs sorry, but going from mine I'd guess moonlight is .5lm and max is comparable to my skillhunt H03 which is about 1000lm. It's also on the neutral side of the tint scale.

The Thorfire rep also sent me a code (KOS2F3FO) for 2x pf04 penlights at 15% off, so $28.56 shipped. Link to the listing here. These are really solid lights as well, and I've got 3 floating around between family members that are almost 2 years old.

I've also been hassling the Thorfire rep for a decent deal on the Q8 since they are about to start stocking it in Aus, so that should be incoming in the next few days. If someone can dig up a good deal on a 4-pack of Samsung 30Q's that might come in handy ;)

Cheers

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    Can anyone chime in and tell us how this compares to the ones from Banggood and Gearbest? Particularly in terms of lumens and battery life

    • +8 votes

      I've got 40+ lights ranging from $2 cheapies right through to $250 indulgences, and Thorfire are where I draw the line at diminishing returns. The lumens are honest and the build quality is suprisingly good. Plus, now they are selling on Amazon AU they are offering 18 month warranties. I dealt with their customer service 3 years ago and it was refreshingly easy to get a replacement light sent out.

      Edit: realised I didn't answer your question. They are on a similar level as Convoy (I think). They are sold on Banggood. If you don't have any experience with 18650 lights they aren't a bad place to start. Hell, I've got a spare Thorfire light you can have to see what I mean if you are in Melbourne

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        Yeah in Melbourne but having so mobility issues right now so probably wouldn't be able to pick it up haha. Seen a few on sale on the site now including like those copper ones. Build quality is important but mostly looking for something super bright and reliable for a low price point.

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        Also how do the batteries work with these? Since it is a rechargeable battery not included? Cheers

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          I'll reply when I'm not in mobile, since there's a bit too know

        • +2 votes

          Depending how far down the rabbit hole you can see yourself going, you could set yourself up with these batteries and this charger for a combined price of about $40. The charger will also do all of your eneloops. This assumes no issues with shipping the cells from o/s. Locally you would pay nearer to $60.

          There are heaps of different types of cells (high drain, flat/button top, protected/unprotected), but unless you are going all-out the above would tide you over for a while, while also being pretty safe to use.

          If you want to spend a bit of time reading about lights and batteries, head on over to reddit.com/r/flashlight and say hi

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          @ebosh: gearbest seems not to ship the batts to Aus?

        • +1 vote

          @disa1377: Banggood does, (unprotected, protected), just make sure you check the postage amount, some are $5.80, some are higher.

          AliExpress doesn't ship them to AU either, all depends on whether the merchant has a commercial shipping arrangement in place for Li-Ion batteries, (they're forbidden to be sent via normal passenger aircraft plus some couriers/postal services won't touch them at all).

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        what a nice guy +1

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        Do these torches need protected batteries? Can I use my sony vcts?

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    Roughly how much do the batteries cost and any recommendations?

    • +1 vote

      Between $7 from OS right up to $15 for local stock. The nitecore i4/d4/e4 are all good chargers that can charge 18650 cells (as well as most other batteries). This light in particular doesn't need anything extreme so the safest bet is something like a protected button top NCR18650B.

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        Are Those batteries similar size to AA or AAA? I have an eneloop charger (comes with ozbargain membership… Lol) will it work with those batteries?

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          Slightly bigger. Won't fit in a standard eneloop charger but the nitecore i4/d4/e4 will all work and also charge eneloops. They hold about 3.5x the energy of a single AA.

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          It's all in the name for these types of Li-Ion cell:

          14500 = 14mm diameter, 45mm long (your standard AA size)
          18650 = 18mm diameter, 65mm long (what this torch takes)
          16340 = 16mm diameter, 35mm long (about the same as a CR123)

          Plus a few others.

          I have a pair of Trustfire 2500mAh 18650 I got years ago from DX that I use, was about $10-12 for the pair IIRC.

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    Thanks for organising this deal. I'd be keen on the Q8 😀

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    Over 1k lumens in turbo mode it runs in direct drive. Mine does around 1600 lumens with a few mods.

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      You use this torch to flash fry those pesky koalas making too much noise in the trees at night?

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    This or the Convoy M2 a few posts down?

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      If you've already got a few lights, I'd probably grab the convoy just for the warm tint. If you're starting out or getting it as a gift, I'd get this for the warranty and support

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    What's so special about this compare to cheappie ones from Gearbest?

    • +1 vote

      ~$20 is about the lower limit for something with a decent UI, good build quality, honest output, a good spread of modes, and a tint on the neutral side of cool white. Plus, never underestimate the usefulness of a true moonlight mode. Everyone gets caught up on how many lumens a torch can output, but getting up at 2am in the morning to have a drink of water or go to the loo, all you need is 0.5 to see where you are going/what you are doing without blinding yourself

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    Would this work okay with a Samsung 30Q? Or your recommended link above is better?

    • +1 vote

      It should work with 30Q's, but they are total overkill and the linked Panasonic's are 11% higher capacity

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    Ugh. OzB forces me to purchases yet another torch. When will it end????

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    @ebosh
    Which one would you recommend? NC P30 or TF Q8. TIA

    • +3 votes

      The Nitecore P30? Two totally different lights. It really depends on whether you are looking for something with a lot of throw and a focused beam, or something with a lot of flood that can also throw a long way through brute force (5000+ lumens will do that…). The UI on the Q8 is really great, and it gets a lot of use around the house due to the low mode being so low. I'm more of a general use person so I'd lean towards the Q8, but if you really need something with a fair bit of throw then the P30 wins. Also have a look at the Armytek predator of you are going to be hard on the light (get the pro if you can due to its lower low mode) or an Olight M2X-UT if you want a 1x18650 that will throw even further. If you want to go budget, a Convoy C8 would do well, and in the spirit of this post there is also the Thorfire C8S which is apparently really good as well

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        You are a true Champ. Thanks for the detailed reply mate. I guess I'll go with Q8. Will be eagerly waiting for your post for that one.

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        You are a nice and a knowledgeable person. I'll be waiting for your future posts. Cheers

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