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SafeFlare Emergency Light 2-Pack

Speed to First Woot:
1m 40.333s
First Sucker:
bkarakun
Last Wooter to Woot:
Barbesoto52
Last Purchase:
2 years ago
Order Pace (rank):
Top 13% of Sellout Woots
Top 32% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
Top 9% of Sellout Woots
Top 6% of all Woots

Purchaser Experience

  • 3% first woot
  • 4% second woot
  • 32% < 10 woots
  • 26% < 25 woots
  • 34% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 2% joined today
  • 1% one week old
  • 1% one month old
  • 17% one year old
  • 79% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 34% bought 1
  • 32% bought 2
  • 34% bought 3

Percentage of Sales Per Hour

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Quality Posts


CuzzinMerl


quality posts: 24 Private Messages CuzzinMerl

I bought these during the last woot-off. The packaging claims these will last more than 200 hrs of continuous use, so I checked it out. I put in 2 fully-charged Eneloops, turned it on, and let it sit. The strobe is actually pretty bright. Very impressive. After about 3 days, however, the light started to dim. After about 75 hours, the light output was too dim to be of any practical use. After about 78 hours, the batteries were completely drained. Three days of continuous use isn't bad, but it falls far short of the claim.

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3651 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

great reviews over at home depot

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=203638846&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&MERCH=REC-_-product-1-_-203638851-_-203638846-_-N#.URNHPPLCaSo

pz@woot


quality posts: 7 Private Messages pz@woot

This reminds me that both of the ones I received after the last sale never worked! I sent a note to the vendor and didn't hear back at all. Time to contact Woot.

I should point out that when I posted this info in the prior sale the woot support did reply I could contact them and I forgot about it.


Signature oh signature, cannot think
of something clever...

shalaran


quality posts: 3 Private Messages shalaran

That's potentially due to you using rechargeable batteries though... Since: 1. they only output 1.2v compared to 1.5v most batteries output. 2. Most rechargeable batteries have a diminishing lifespan after a while. 3. This is in no way meant to critique or diminish your findings and thank you for sharing.

CuzzinMerl wrote:I bought these during the last woot-off. The packaging claims these will last more than 200 hrs of continuous use, so I checked it out. I put in 2 fully-charged Eneloops, turned it on, and let it sit. The strobe is actually pretty bright. Very impressive. After about 3 days, however, the light started to dim. After about 75 hours, the light output was too dim to be of any practical use. After about 78 hours, the batteries were completely drained. Three days of continuous use isn't bad, but it falls far short of the claim.



tabaddon


quality posts: 9 Private Messages tabaddon
CuzzinMerl wrote:I bought these during the last woot-off...


Way OT, but I have to ask: CuzzinMerl, is your cousin's name...Roy?

If you have no idea what I'm referencing, don't sweat it. I'm pretty sure I'm the only person left who remembers Roy Otis and Merle's purple '69 Dodge Charger.

Be quicker of mind than of tongue.
Opinions are not advice, nor directives.
The world is not limited by your limited experience.
I'm not better than anyone else, and neither are you.

mjc613


quality posts: 48 Private Messages mjc613

Got these in the last woot-off. Haven't had a chance to try them out, but the magnets on the bottoms are very strong. Helps to keep in one spot, so they will be around when we need them.

rlindyb


quality posts: 1 Private Messages rlindyb

ok, but cheaply made
not sure of the floating in water, but both the units had crushed, torn, flimsey O ring on the switch / bottom end.
one light broke on the switch and the diffuser came off in my hand (nothin some superglue wont fix, but why am i havin to?
anywho, flashes bright and fast, magnet base sticks like glue, will do its job
ymmv, ygwypf

markmc27


quality posts: 6 Private Messages markmc27

I bought 3 of these on the last woot off all three were completely broken. It is the reason I don't use woot as much as I used too. At $10 for 3 it really was not worth my time and Postage to send them back.Too frigging busy.

I mean ALL three! You have been warned.

scotttampa


quality posts: 5 Private Messages scotttampa
pz@woot wrote:This reminds me that both of the ones I received after the last sale never worked! I sent a note to the vendor and didn't hear back at all. Time to contact Woot.

I should point out that when I posted this info in the prior sale the woot support did reply I could contact them and I forgot about it.



Just a question, did you MAKE SURE the batteries were in right? I know it sounds silly, but I thought they didn't work either, then I had my kid look at the battery compartment that was VERY hard to see, too small, and each battery had to be reverse of the other, and just make sure the right one has positive up, and the other positive down... saw your post and remembered that... these lights are AWESOME though! Brighter than a flare!

scotttampa


quality posts: 5 Private Messages scotttampa
markmc27 wrote:I bought 3 of these on the last woot off all three were completely broken. It is the reason I don't use woot as much as I used too. At $10 for 3 it really was not worth my time and Postage to send them back.Too frigging busy.

I mean ALL three! You have been warned.



I had 84 woots last month, INCLUDING these flares, which work great, and NONE of the 84 packages were broken... well, except for my "letter carrier's" back, that is...

jpfaltz001


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jpfaltz001
scotttampa wrote:I had 84 woots last month, INCLUDING these flares, which work great, and NONE of the 84 packages were broken... well, except for my "letter carrier's" back, that is...



Once August comes around, your "letter carrier" will get an extra day to recuperate each week.

lichme


quality posts: 3016 Private Messages lichme

Said it before. You can never be too cautious or prepared. Keep a set in your trunk. When you finally do need them, you will be thankful you have them.

mjonczak


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mjonczak
jpfaltz001 wrote:Once August comes around, your "letter carrier" will get an extra day to recuperate each week.



Can I assume that Congress has FINALLY agreed to stop Saturday deliveries in August??!!! Great difficulty for postal employees, but necessary for the future stability of the post office.

"When I die, I want to go             
as my grandfather did:                
quietly, peacefully, in his sleep. 
Not like his passengers." 

mikebumpus


quality posts: 3 Private Messages mikebumpus

I bought ... I forget how many. Several of these. About half of them worked but would not shut off. I did a quick search and found a phone number. I called the company and they sent out replacements no questions asked, did not want the defective ones back.

mtothfla


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mtothfla
pz@woot wrote:This reminds me that both of the ones I received after the last sale never worked! I sent a note to the vendor and didn't hear back at all. Time to contact Woot.

I should point out that when I posted this info in the prior sale the woot support did reply I could contact them and I forgot about it.



Ditto - unfortunately, I don't have the time to waist tracking down the vendor or Woot for that matter. Batteries in, twist, no light....

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 585 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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markmc27 wrote:I bought 3 of these on the last woot off all three were completely broken. It is the reason I don't use woot as much as I used too. At $10 for 3 it really was not worth my time and Postage to send them back.Too frigging busy.

I mean ALL three! You have been warned.



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ariellem


quality posts: 3 Private Messages ariellem

I bought these in the last Woot(-off?). Opened one up, tried to twist it - and the clear plastic housing the LEDs came off in my hand. Crappy glue. Put it back on (didn't glue it - it seems to stay on somewhat), added batteries, twisted on/off/on/off - NOTHING. These stink.

tons o' screaming monkeys (yay!)
almost no Box of Cobwebs in the past few years (boo :-< )

jeromelb


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jeromelb

Adding my 2 cents. I too had trouble getting the batteries in correctly, but once I figured that out, the lights are very bright. Plastic is flimsy, but you get what you pay. I bought them as emergency flares for our cars and they will do the job.

jrpigman


quality posts: 6 Private Messages jrpigman

One of the things I like best about flares is how completely unsafe they are. Is there any way to modify these to be less safe?

djmj99


quality posts: 2 Private Messages djmj99

I guess including the dimensions of these was too much trouble for woot. No matter, based on the sketchy reviews here...Ill pass.

FlamingoNut


quality posts: 12 Private Messages FlamingoNut

When I see these, I think of the Leakfrogs. You think it's just another stupid little gadget. Next time around, you order one for the hell of it. Then you find out just how awesome it was and order more during the next Woot Off.

You may never use it, but that one time you need it, it's invaluable. Keeping one in my glove compartment, batteries rubberbanded on it. Will replace when I replace my smoke detector batteries. Got one for dh, mom, bro, & myself.

robgendreau


quality posts: 0 Private Messages robgendreau
CuzzinMerl wrote: I put in 2 fully-charged Eneloops, turned it on, and let it sit.



But these don't seem to be the batteries it came with. Eneloops are about 750 mah (at 1.2v, not 1.5v), while alkalines are more like 1200. And both could vary. A fair test would be to use the included batteries.

CuzzinMerl


quality posts: 24 Private Messages CuzzinMerl
robgendreau wrote:But these don't seem to be the batteries it came with. Eneloops are about 750 mah (at 1.2v, not 1.5v), while alkalines are more like 1200. And both could vary. A fair test would be to use the included batteries.



You're right. So to be fair, I tried the same test with the batteries it came with. I was literally left in the dark.

tkrueger15


quality posts: 2 Private Messages tkrueger15
mjonczak wrote:Can I assume that Congress has FINALLY agreed to stop Saturday deliveries in August??!!! Great difficulty for postal employees, but necessary for the future stability of the post office.





We will still get woot deliveries since they are packages! Only letters won't be delivered on saturday as of right now, who knows in august what will actually happen.

pixelpusher220


quality posts: 5 Private Messages pixelpusher220
mjonczak wrote:Can I assume that Congress has FINALLY agreed to stop Saturday deliveries in August??!!! Great difficulty for postal employees, but necessary for the future stability of the post office.



Nope, Congress passed a law specifically prohibiting the P.O. from going to a 5 day week. P.O. is technically still delivering packages on saturday and mail to P.O. Boxes, but not houses.

This will only delay the demise of the P.O. The economics just aren't there.

CuzzinMerl


quality posts: 24 Private Messages CuzzinMerl
jrpigman wrote:One of the things I like best about flares is how completely unsafe they are. Is there any way to modify these to be less safe?



That's right. Nothing says flare like running around with your hair on fire.

pdragon911


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pdragon911

I bought several of these. they are cheaply made and can only be turned off by removing the batteries.

andmetal


quality posts: 0 Private Messages andmetal

Just got these yesterday and finally got around to opening the package. They didn't come with any batteries, so I went for the cheap Fujis I bought from Woot a while back. They worked intermittently. After messing around with it, I discovered the negative side of the battery is slightly concave. The metal piece on the bottom of the flare is flat where it makes contact, so it wasn't making a good connection. I tried some Meijer brand batteries that stick out more on the negative side and they work great. My rechargeable Energizers are completely flat so I'd bet they would work fine also.

Tl;dr: make sure the negative side of your batteries aren't concave and these should work fine.