Hot Deals

[Dollarama] Voltax utility light $4 (900 Lumens! ?)

  • Last Updated:
  • Apr 11th, 2019 12:00 am
[OP]
Member
Jan 18, 2006
218 posts
219 upvotes
Deux-Montagnes

[Dollarama] Voltax utility light $4 (900 Lumens! ?)

Price:
4$
Retailer:
Dollarama
More offers from Dollarama
Was looking for a small LED light for some close up photography, found these nice lights at Dollarama! Super bright and has the batteries... Saw spots for a minute in store lol... Has a stand, hook and a magnet for multiple ways of placement.

Looks like it's a rebrand of the I-zoom :

Images
  • 20190321_185453.jpg
  • 20190321_181309.jpg
Last edited by TomRFD on Mar 21st, 2019 10:02 pm, edited 4 times in total.
Reason: edited title
58 replies
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jul 24, 2005
1832 posts
1432 upvotes
Thanks, OP.
The 900 lumens claim is unrealistic, but it does put out a very useful amount of light.
Deal Fanatic
Aug 29, 2006
7511 posts
1428 upvotes
Thanks. I got the CAT portable work lights from Costco for the same purpose but those were only 500 Lumens and needed 4xAA but they claim to have a longer reach of 25m.

Be interested to see how bright they are in comparison in the real world, but these are probably more defused with the multiple leds, which could be good or bad.
The Devil made me buy it - RFD. :twisted:
Deal Addict
User avatar
May 16, 2005
2394 posts
518 upvotes
The 3 "AAA"s kill it for me and safety warning at 1:30 mark of video, so keep away from kids.
Last edited by ciao on Mar 21st, 2019 8:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
[OP]
Member
Jan 18, 2006
218 posts
219 upvotes
Deux-Montagnes
Got a lux meter at work, tempted to test it out...
Deal Expert
User avatar
Feb 8, 2014
15452 posts
4761 upvotes
900 lumens is a lie
3AAA batteries could only sustain it for a few minutes even assuming the voltage sag doesn't kill the output
The beatings will continue until morale improves
Newbie
Jun 12, 2017
33 posts
44 upvotes
Belleville, ON
Please do, I'm interdasted.
Koodo $60/10gb
3gb Fido LG Gpad III (w/ $50 BB Giftcard)
Fido Flex $10/1-5gb-$35 w/ Sierra Aircard 763s
Pepsi Retro live long & prosper
Sr. Member
User avatar
Oct 23, 2005
525 posts
164 upvotes
For OP purpose, i am more interested about the light quality if more than one is used. i.e. colour temperature consistency.
Deal Addict
Oct 18, 2004
4065 posts
745 upvotes
Wat
I saw this last weekend but didn't pick it up. It's very bright..
Deal Expert
User avatar
Feb 8, 2014
15452 posts
4761 upvotes
dasiuyan wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2019 3:56 pm
For OP purpose, i am more interested about the light quality if more than one is used. i.e. colour temperature consistency.
Its a very cheap light, the CRI is going to suck and the chips are probably whatever was cheap that day from the supplier.
The beatings will continue until morale improves
Newbie
Jun 30, 2009
7 posts
4 upvotes
Waterloo
Just bought two at the store in St Jacobs. Definitely cheap and bright. Should be great in the vehicle as way to brighten things under the hood if stopped at the side of the road. Just a couple of units left in the cheap tools aisle.
Deal Addict
Apr 4, 2006
2497 posts
509 upvotes
Vancouver
cbrute wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2019 4:42 pm
Just bought two at the store in St Jacobs. Definitely cheap and bright. Should be great in the vehicle as way to brighten things under the hood if stopped at the side of the road. Just a couple of units left in the cheap tools aisle.
For your purpose, may be a good idea to remove the batteries. Just in case, it drains while it's off. No point of having flashlight with dead battery when you need it.
Member
User avatar
Feb 6, 2013
272 posts
216 upvotes
Toronto
Might as well get one of these for my car.
aramhir wrote:
Mar 21st, 2019 6:53 pm
<image>
[Unrelated] Ah OP I see you too buy "cool" stuff from Japan. I recognize that JP Post label anywhere.
Newbie
Mar 24, 2019
2 posts
4 upvotes
Quentin5 wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2019 4:07 pm
Its a very cheap light, the CRI is going to suck and the chips are probably whatever was cheap that day from the supplier.
I agree, LED lights often have pretty bad CRI even if they are sold as photography lights. I've never seen a cheep LED panel with good quality light. However these aren't $250 panels so it could be fun to buy a couple to mess around with. Just don't be surprised when you can't get the colours right.
Deal Fanatic
Jul 4, 2004
7872 posts
831 upvotes
From a utility purpose, they'll do the job. As a light to make people look good in pictures - maybe not so much.
Help an animal charity or sanctuary out today. Become a volunteer, advocate, foster a pet, or donate. They need you as much as you need them!

Top