Yes Rob has one of these, they really are quite bright aren't they! Small thing but I wish the attachment for the boltsnap was in the middle but thinking of getting one.
A Cree XR-E R2 was listed with a max spec of .700mA and now it's been increased to 1000mA so if the VF is 3.6V and the current is now 1000mA that's 3.6 Watts not 5 so yes...naughty!They're probably stating the maximum rated power which, for an xr-e, has recently been increased by Cree so 5W should be about right. But at 230 lumens it's probably running at no more than 4W at the most, so it's a bit naughty of them...
Yeah, some of the people really don't have a clue as in they're not being dishonest they just are selling and don't know what they are actually saying. Intova lights used to do the same thing. I sent them an email asking how can they come up with these figures and they admitted that using watts figures aren't useful numbers to be putting on their packaging and ads for led (as opposed to the way it's used in HID and incandescents) and said they were going to stop doing that ...and they did.It's the old "watts is good" con. At the dive show last year I was looking at Tillytec lights on the Go-Dive stand. One of the HID lights was rated at 175 watts. Greenforce do the same thing with their lights by the way. So I asked whether it was actually a 21W HID bulb or higher. "That's a 175 watt HID bulb in there" was the reply.
"Are you sure ? Wow, I thought it'd be brighter than that.."
I managed to have a few minutes looking at them. I wouldn't buy one for a few reasons.Steve-Did you have a view then of the TillyTec torches?