LED Flashlights.. CREE, Xenon and Luxeon, oh my!

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  1. mmBax

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    Was it you who I got these P7's through originally? That would have been 5 or so years ago easily.

    Definitely don't like the pricing of the P7R. But the convoy looks decent. Will definitely keep that on the list.
     
  2. Sillen

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    Sofirn SP36 BLF is pretty sweet.
     
  3. EvilGenius

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    It's possible I might have recommended one, but if by 'got through' you mean purchased from, not guilty your honour :)

    I still have several LED Lenser torches, the original lenser tactical, K3, M1, M14 and P7. I always loved the build quality and feel of them, and they're the only brand I've purchased that every one still works without fault. The light output of those early models is disappointing weighed against current tech though, and I haven't had the cash to throw at one of the newer v2 versions with the better LED and battery tech. If money were no object I probably still would, but you know.. something something bank robbery etc.

    I have one similar to this. They are stupidly bright, but awkward to hold, even with decently large hands. They do make a great light for adding daylight to room though. You tail stand them in the middle of a room and expect to see into every corner.
     
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  4. ShadowBurger

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    Hello lads. First time poster here

    Was looking at Ledlenser torches this week as gifts for my upcoming groomsmen. I have a cheap little ledlenser AAA thingy at home that doesn't work properly and although their 'proper' torches looked a lot more deserving of the price tags, I decided to go a different way. A bit of homework pointed me more towards Olight.

    I ended up grabbing Baton Pro 2000s for the fellas. They are a sweet little torch, stupidly bright on turbo mode for something of their size, and they take a single user-replaceable 18650. The magnetic end-cap charger cable is a really nice touch IMO. I didn't get one for myself - instead I treated maself and got the X7R Marauder. The other guys are techy lads who'll appreciate a good quality torch but they don't do much camping or night time things. I on the other hand do it plenty and every single time find myself wishing I had a decent source of light. Getting into hunting as well I'm sure I'll appreciate the 'big f*ck off' nature of the X7R

    Will post some pics if it's of interest when they arrive?

    PS, the X7R batteries "are not user-serviceable" but they totally are. It's just 4x 18650s in 2S2P config with some spot-welded strip
     
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  5. ShadowBurger

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    These puppies arrived this arvo
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    The X7R is nicely packaged as you'd expect. Really nice quality and feel to it
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    Wine bottle for scale
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    The little baton pro comes with some really nice accessories
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    Both of them look and feel awesome
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    SO. FKING. BRIGHT. I won't bother taking pics of the beam there are tons of reviews for them out there
     
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  6. garnet

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    soo bright T_T, ppl dies for much less
     
  7. Rod911

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    Bright! My bright lights are ones that I modded with an MT-G2 LED which do around 3K lumens and one of the first released Meteor M43 with Nichia 219BT LEDs which do around 6.6K lumens. I haven't really found the need to purchase/make a light that produces lumens in the five figures just yet.
     
  8. supasaiyan

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    Has anyone got a nitecore d4 charger?
     
  9. Rod911

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    Yup. Got one. I think it's the "new" version. Got it in 2018 or 2019 after giving away my older one.
     
  10. supasaiyan

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    Possibly silly question, but there’s one set of batteries and the charging indicator only flashes on the bottom line. Does that mean it’s charging? I only just noticed it the other day
     
  11. Rod911

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    Either that or it's a dead cell. What chemistry cell are you trying to charge?

    The D4 has always been my go to charger if the Maha MH-C9000 cannot charge a nimh cell. With lions, I had supposedly dead cells (initially reading 0 volts or not even charging with other chargers) that it was able to revive and start charging again.
     
  12. MR CHILLED

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    Where did you nab these from?

    EDIT; Found it: https://www.olightstore.com.au/olight-baton-pro-2000-lumen-rechargeable-led-torch/
     
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  13. EvilGenius

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    Bottom line no matter how long you leave them in? Bottom line only is generally completely flat and charging.. I've had mine flash all three at once as if something is wrong, but once left for a few days eventually start charging like normal, that was with some deeply discharged eneloops. Maybe just leave it for a bit and see what happens.
     
  14. supasaiyan

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    yeah that worked, left them in there for over 24 hours and they fully charged
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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  16. ShadowBurger

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    nice... tempted to pick up the Perun mini. I have the Perun 2000 which is awesome but maybe just a little bulky as a head torch
     
  17. Rod911

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    I thought I was over buying any lights, but a couple of weeks ago, I decided to visit a couple of old flashlight forums for nostalgia's sake and I found myself going down the rabbit hole once more.

    It led me to researching and eventually buying these two lights:


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    The black one is an Astrolux FT03 using an XHP50.2 LED in neutral white (5700K). The silver and copper multi-LED light is an Astrolux MF01 Mini Copper with XPL-HI LEDs (5000K).

    Ended up with these two lights because I wanted:
    - something bright in a compact format
    - used a 26650 cell
    - USB-C rechargeable
    - did I mention bright?

    FT03 was purchased specifically for its ability to throw, whereas MF01 for its flood. I still, and probably will not, buy any light that's capable of =/> 10K lumens. Closest thing I've got is an old Metor M43, from memory, I think does 6K lumens because I chose to get it with the high CRI, neutral LEDs.
     
  18. Sillen

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    You're not alone. Very few new lights in 2019 and first half of this year. Since Covid lockdown:

    Sofirn SP10S, C01R, C01S, SP40, SC31 Pro, SC31B, C01, SC01, S11, SP36 2700K
    Convoy S2+ SST20 2700K & CSLNM1, C8+ x2 (red & green osram)
    Lumintop GT Micro Copper NM1 & Tool AA Nichia
    Astrolux EC03 & MF01S (WOW!!)
    Wurkkos FC11
    Manker E05
    Maglite 6D (Mrs Sillen bday present)

    A fair few will be regifted for xmas - had to test them first though, just in case....
     
  19. PhilDee

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    Picked up a rovyvon A4X for the keys a while back. Perfect little torch so far, replaced an i1r. Much prefer the ui and brightness but cost a fair bit more I guess.

    Also got an olight marauder 2 a couple weeks back just because. Don’t have a lot of use for it but very impressive.

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