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As the years passed, we witnessed the step-by-step development of cree. Now, who can still remember the first time when I got the q5 lamp flashlight, the feeling of white light is infinite!

At that time, the first time I got the flashlight of this lamp, I felt that it was a great joy. For those who used the yellow light flashlight, the first time I saw a flashlight that could emit white light, I felt that it was Rare! What's even more amazing is that this is like a sesame-sized yellow square, which can make such a dazzling white light, that is, sigh and curiosity!

Later, after learning from Google, I realized that this was originally a high-power LED. The light-emitting diodes used for the indicator light were used for the first time. The first time I saw the LEDs that can be used in the illumination, and the high intensity. Very concentrated, completely subverting the previous understanding of LEDs! Since then, I have been out of control, and I feel that Cree is amazing!

Do you still remember the lamp bead in the picture below, when a lamp with a price of $3 is used, a large-area ceramic base, a pure copper tin-plated core protection lens copper ring base, and high temperature are not melted and deteriorated. A lens made of high permeability resin! Even under the illuminating core, used to protect the core, straight through the 4.2v lithium battery does not burn, rectangular substrate protection chip! That's right. This is the most used lamp for countless brands/DIY/cottage flashlights in the past.

The classic lamp beads in CREE classics, XRE-Q5 lamp beads. Its 3 watt power is now out of date! But at the time, let us experience the thrill of a white light flashlight, so until now we clearly remember that its model XRE / optical pass 220LM / power 3W / voltage 3.3-3.5v / current 1A and early 5 gear dimming 1A current Drive circuit 7135*3! In the later stage of this lamp, the core Q5/R2 is also derived.

The picture below is a small core Q5. The large core R2 covers the bottom of the bottom mos and does not see the core red border!

This lamp bead is definitely rare. It is the first generation of CREE lamp beads. It is a single-line XRE P4 lamp bead earlier than q5. The lamp bead is 3 vertical cores smaller than Q5, and the actual power is 1-1.5w! This uses is not as good as Q5, but the core is smaller than Q5 so the long-range capability is stronger! Therefore, some flashlight enthusiasts love this lamp bead!
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Gearvita / Tank007 EC01 Is The Sunshine in Your Night
« Last post by gearvita on Today at 08:16:33 AM »
Tank007 EC01 flashlight is a powerful mini USB rechargeable flashlight, it is powered by one 16340 battery and can throw light up to 400 lumen. This flashlight is good for outdoor activities like campint, hiking, riding, etc.. In addition, thanks to the bright light, it is also a good self-defensive tool for girls who often go out or walk home alone. As a magnetic flashlight, it can be a good help when you need to repair your car or do something else.

Main Parameters:
● LED Brand and Models: orginal imported USA CREE XP-G2 (R5)
● LED Lifespan:  more than 100,000 hours
● Maximum Brightness:  400 lumens
● Effective Throw Beam:  200 meters
● Battery: 1* 16340 batteries (rechargeable ) or 1* CR123 batteries (non-rechargeable )
● Lens:  toughened ulrtra clear glass lens with AR coating
● Waterproof Grade:  IPX-8
● Anti-drop Height:  1.5 m

6 Groups of Lighting Modes:
>> Group 1:  Highlight – Medium light – Low light
>> Group 2:  Highlight – Strobe
>> Group 3:  Highlight – Medium light – Low light – Strobe – SOS
>> Group 4:  Highlight – SOS – Strobe – Slow flashing – Indicating signal (Low light flashling)
>> Group 5:  Highlight
>> Group 6:  Highlight – Medium light

Product Features:
● This is a mini USB rechargeable flashlight
● Could be directly rechargeable by the universal micro-USB charging cable nowadays
● With charging indicator, red light displays during the charging process and green light when fully charged.
● Tail with strong magnetism, so it could also be ighting when adsorbed on the iron surface
● With multiple dimming modes, in order to meet the various conditions
● Circuit board with memory function, so it can effectively remember each mode. Users can manually switch different modes.

GearVita offers this mini flashlight for you with the price of $29.88: https://gearvita.com/tank007-ec01-mini-magnet-flashlight-400-lumens.html

Related products:
https://gearvita.com/xiaomi-minimalist-portable-flashlight.html
https://gearvita.com/fenix-ld02-mini-led-flashlight-100-lumens.html


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Flashlight Reviews / (Review) Thorfire S70S
« Last post by Mikelights on August 19, 2018, 04:45:46 AM »
Today we are taking a look at the Thorfire S70S, this is a 4000 lumen single emitter flashlight that takes 18650s or 26650s. This is a great light especially because it uses a XHP 70 emitter and it throws ~680 Meters.

Watch and enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TjSBgbZXx8
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Gearvita / Sunwayman G20C Is Sure to Appeal to You
« Last post by gearvita on August 17, 2018, 07:57:49 AM »
Sunwayman G20C flashlight, a compact, yet powerful tactical LED flashlight that is sure to blind anything in its way. The G20C measures in at 5.5" and is constructed from aerospace aluminum alloy with a military grade hard-anodized finish, making it extremely durable and reliable. The innovative and stylish design makes the G20C a pleasure to hold, whether you're camping or on duty. With its powerful LED, dual-button switch interface, and compact size, the G20C is sure to appeal to police officers, military personnel, and hunters.

A CREE XM-L2 (U2) LED churns out a blinding 400 lumens with a maximum beam distance of 208 meters. To cycle between the different output modes, you use the dual-button tailcap switch on the back of the light. The main button will momentarily turn on the light, as well as constant on/off, while the secondary stainless steel switch cycles between modes. With the light off, the secondary switch gives you instant access to strobe, for those emergency situations. Mode memory will automatically memorize the last mode used, so there are no surprises when reactivating the light.

Powering the G20C are either two Lithium CR123A batteries, two rechargeable Li-Ion 16340 batteries, or a single rechargeable Li-Ion 18650, the choice is yours. Being that the Sunwayman G20C is o-ring sealed, it is rated IPX-8 waterproof, so you can dunk it under two meters of water without damaging the light or the batteries. You can also drop the light from up to 1.5 meters without damaging the light.

Main Parameters:
Light Source: CREE XM-L2 U2 LED
Battery Configurations: Uses one single 18650 or two CR123A batteries
Max Output: 1000 lumens
Effective Range: 208 meters
Working Voltage: 2.8 ~ 6V
Waterproof: IPX-8

Brightness Levels and Runtime:
High: 1000 lumens ( 1hr )
Mid: 150 lumens ( 6 hrs )
Low: 16 lumens ( 80 hrs )
Strobe

Product Features:
● CREE XM-L2 U2 LED, with a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours.
● Tail cap dual-push-button switches, one to control on/off, the other for selecting desired output mode, three types mode-switching.
● Constant current circuit, constant output to protect eyes.
● Effective range of 208 meters.
● Uses one single 18650 or two CR123A batteries.
● As low as 20μA standby current ensures a safe standby mode.
● Considerate memory function, convenient in use, intelligent low-voltage, indicator lamp protects, battery from over-discharge.
● High quality metal smooth reflector maintains great throw distance and spread with an ideal beam pattern.
● Aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, Stainless Steel retaining ring on the top.
● Military Specification Type III- hard anodized body.
● Exquisite stainless steel clip, easy carry on backpack or pocket.
● Waterproof, in accordance with IPX-8 standard, 2 meters under water.
● Ultra-clear tempered glass lens resists scratches and impacts.
● Tail-stand capable, can be used as a candle.

Product link: https://gearvita.com/sunwayman-g20c-tactical-led-flashlight-1000-lumens.html

Choosing a powerful handy flashlight is not easy for us. The Sunwayman G20C is bursting on GearVita with a powerful 1000 Lumen output and a stylish and compact dual switch design. Utilizes two tail switch buttons that allow users easily access to on and off functions as well as several lighting modes. The G20C makes a great EDC due to its compact size, yet the massive output and sleek design make it perfect for tactical operations or hunting as well. Before the deadline of 27th, its transaction price is $52.90 with the coupon code "SWMG20C".

Related product:
https://gearvita.com/sunwayman-c23c-multi-functional-flashlight-1000-lumens.html


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Flashlight Reviews / WowTac A4 "Thrower" // Full Review
« Last post by robo819 on August 17, 2018, 02:50:16 AM »
This is the new WowTac A4 , sent to me for review and no other compensation other than keeping the light.

You can find the A4 at the main WowTac site……….
http://wowtac.com/wowtac-a4-2000-lumen-searchlight-battery-excluded/

or at Amazon………. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FMQMLLG (Links are NON affiliated)

As many know , we havent heard from WowTac with any new products for awhile , but they are back and I personally think they have a winner with the new A4.

The A4 came in a bubble wrap package , with the Wowtac box inside that. Everything was in good condition and well packed and padded inside the box when the light arrived.
The light comes with 2 spare O-rings , an extra switch boot for the side switch and the instruction manual.


I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised when I took this one from the packaging. I was not expecting the light to be as compact as it is using 2 × 18650 cells and claiming 800 plus yards of throw.
Pictured below with the Convoy L6 (Left) A4 center and Thorfire C8 (Right)


The knurling is well done on this light as are all the threads.


The XHP 35 HI emitter sits perfectly centered in an almost flawless reflector behind an AR coated lens that was almost invisible when I took this light from the box.


The heat seems to be handled pretty well with the few fins the A4 has. The shelf for the emitter is solid and the MCPCB is screwed down.


The head is actually made very much like the ThruNite Catapult V6 head , for those who have or are familiar with that light.
Here are the A4 and Catapult V6 side by side…….


The side switch is a metallic one and is lighted Blue in the center when the power is on, This same indicator doubles as a low voltage warning , turning Red when the cells are at 20% power remaining and the Red light starts blinking constantly when the cells get down to 10% power remaining. The Branding (etching) on the light is also well done.


The A4 has a pretty simple UI. A long press turns the light on in Firefly mode , a press and hold (about 1/2 to 3/4 of a second) advances to the next higher mode of Low. From there you can cycle through Low , Medium and high modes holding the switch button down and just release it when desired mode is reached. The Turbo is a double click from any mode , including off and the strobe is a double click from there. To turn the light on or off a simple quick click of the switch is all that is needed. There is mode memory for Low , Medium and High modes , so when the light is turned off in one of those modes it will come back on in that mode next time the power is turned on.

The beam from the A4 is a very well defined hotspot with very little to no corona around it and enough spill to be a useable spill for walking and such.

Shown below at 22 Feet from White garage door on Firefly / Low / Medium / High and Turbo………


At longer distances the beam is still pretty well defined with most of the light going on target.

Here at 50 , 75 and 100 yards from the Gate on high and Turbo……


And at 155 yards from the barn on High and Turbo…..


I have been limited on time lately with multiple reviews and my 85 year old aunt breaking her hip and a very good friend having heart pump replaced and major hernia surgery at the same time. I have not done any run time testing on the A4 , but with good quality 2 x 3400mAH 18650 , I am guessing the run time should be pretty decent.

I have done Lumens and tail amperage testing however , as listed in the charts below……….


Wowtac does specify to use PROTECTED cells only and this is due to the length of the tube , as even the button top unprotected will work to power the light , but they will not maintain good contact with any jarring or bumping of the light.

The only negative I can come up with on the A4 is that I would like to see them possibly use springs at both ends to allow use of cells other than the protected only , even if the driver is regulated and the output would remain pretty much the same , because I know some people may not have the protected cells on hand.

Overall I think this is an excellent little thrower , with exceptional build quality , great output and throw , especially for the price being in the $50 range.

If there is any particular photo you would like a better look at , here is the link to all the still photos of the light and the GIF images.
https://postimg.cc/gallery/23mec4xa2/

For those who may not want to watch the whole video , the live outdoor footage comparing the Thrunite Catapult V6 and the Emisar D1S with the A4 starts at 12:58 of the video timeline.

The Youtube video is here............
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAjeadKSyQE&index=3&t=0s&list=PLT0qX_ujxhiLq4o_5Pu-8EXB8AJYUbqOM

Listed FEATURES

•WOWTAC A4 adopts one Cree XHP 35 HI LED to make max output up to 2000 lumens and max beam distance of 750 meters.
•Ultra-long beam distance of 820 yards with such compact size, which makes the light be a good choice for searching, hunting, fishing, camping, military, security and outdoors usages.
•Reverse polarity protection design to protect from improper battery installation.
•Aircraft-grade aluminum body.
•Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating.
•Operation: Single click the switch to turn the light on and off. With the light turns on, keep pressing the switch to cycle through Low, Middle and High. Double click to turn to Turbo from any mode. Another double click to get Strobe.
•Low power indication: When the battery power is less than 20%, the indicating light on the switch turns from blue to red. When the battery power is less than 10%, the red light on the switch will flash constantly, which means you need to replace or charge the batteries immediately.
•Dimension: 201mm*58mm*26.5mm.
•Weight: 240g (excluding battery).
•IPX-8 waterproof and 1.5m impact resistance.
•30 days worry-free money back; 2 years limited warranty for flashlight.

ACCESSORIES
•Spare O-ring x 2
•Side-switch cap x 1
•Instruction Manual x 1
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Gearvita / Sunwayman C23C - A Good Pocket Tool for Instant Illumination
« Last post by gearvita on August 16, 2018, 11:55:46 AM »
If you're going to be carrying a flashlight everyday, you'd better make sure that it's got all of the best features available. Fortunately the Sunwayman C23C flashlight is jam packed with the best LED flashlight technology available, equipped with a CREE XM-L2 U2 LED that allows it to emit a stunning 1000 Lumens of bright white light. With a polished smooth reflector in a slim styled housing, this flashlight is capable of throwing a beam up to 203 Meters, crushing similarly sized competitors. Available in black and natural color bodies, the C23C is a perfect choice for as a light for work, home or emergency situations.

You don't have time to waste taking batteries in and out of your vital electronics, and the folks at Sunwayman recognize just how valuable your time is. With that in mind the C23C has been made capable of charging your 18650 battery right inside the light and without any fuss. The intelligent charging system detects the voltage and capacity of your individual battery and provides rapid yet safe charging. An integrated indicator lamp located under the side switch gives a clear visual cue for when the battery is charging and fully charged.

If you thought that Sunwayman was going to make a light that didn't integrate the very best construction features known to LED flashlight, you thought wrong. The C23C is constructed from high-quality aerospace-grade aluminum that is both lightweight and durable, capable of withstanding any sort of everyday bump or drop you can throw at it. A stainless steel retaining ring holds the tempered glass lens in place which protects solid state LED technology that is virtually shock proof. Additionally this light is rated IPX-6 Waterproof and is ready for use in any sort of weather condition.

Offering 1000 Lumen output in a compact body, the Sunwayman C23C is the latest in Sunwayman's line of rechargeable EDC LED flashlights. This light allows for internal recharging of 18650 batteries utilizing a micro-USB cord, a quick and easy way to power up your every day carry. Available in either black or natural coloring, this light makes a great companion for workers, emergency responders or just every day home use.

Main Parameters:
Light Source: CREE XM-L2 U2
Output Modes: Turbo, High, Mid, Low, Moon + SOS, Aviation Signal, Strobe
Maximum Output: 1000 lumens
Max Throw Distance: 208m
Impact Resistant: 2 meters
Waterproof: IPX-6

Product Features:
● CREE XM-L2 U3 LED, with a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours.
● Slightly depress the side switch to turn on/off the flashlight as well as selecting desired output mode:
- Turbo (1000 lumens, automatically lowers to High after 3 mins continuous use)
- High (580 lumens, 2 hrs )
- Mid (130 lumens, 10 hrs )
- Low (40 lumens, 35 hrs )
- Strobe, SOS, Aviation Signal
● USB charging interface, can be charged by laptop, charger baby or direct power supply.
● Constant current circuit, constant output.
● Effective range of 208 meters.
● Uses one single 18650 or two CR123A batteries.
● High quality metal smooth reflector maintains great throw distance and spread with an ideal beam pattern.
● Aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, Stainless Steel retaining ring on the top.
● Military Specification Type III- hard anodized body.
● Waterproof, in accordance with IPX-6 standard .
● Ultra-clear tempered glass lens resists scratches and impacts.

Available in black and silver color at GearVita.com, Sunwayman C23C makes a great companion for workers, emergency responders or just every day home use. Using the coupon code "SWMC23C" before 27th, spend $52.88, you can bring it home to accompany you: https://gearvita.com/sunwayman-c23c-multi-functional-flashlight-1000-lumens.html

Related products:
https://gearvita.com/olight-m2t-warrior-tactical-led-flashlight-1200lumen.html
https://gearvita.com/fenix-uc35-v2-0-usb-rechargeable-flashlight-1000-lumens.html


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Gearvita / Lumintop C01 Bicycle Light Illuminates Your Ride
« Last post by gearvita on August 16, 2018, 09:59:16 AM »
Lumintop C01 bicycle light is a versatile rechargeable bicycle headlight, which designed for urban cycling commuting. By adopting the anti-glare multi-faceted reflector, it produces a equal ray, takes care of near and distance illuminations. At the same time, it prevents dazzle to the on coming people and vehicles. Utilizes Cree XP-G3 LED with neutral white color, it has better penetrability, even in rainy and foggy weathers. Three general output levels plus Strobe, SOS, and Beacon with a max output of 400 lumens, it meets the commuting and daily lighting demands. The built-in 1,400mAh high-capacity lithium polymer battery provides a maximum runtime of up to 10.5 hours which meets long-distance cycling requirements. Micro USB direct charging function allows you to charge the light at any time to ensure a sufficient power of your ride. Charging indicator, low-power warning, quick-release structure, IPX-8 waterproof design etc., C01 is your reliable partner in daily commuting, road riding, or in daily use.

Main Parameters:
Light Source: CREE XP-G3 LED
Switch Mode: Low / Medium / High / Strobe / SOS / Beacon
Max Lumen: 450
Lighting Distance : 100 - 200m
Voltage Regulator Support: 5 - 8 files
Body Material: ABS
Battery Type: Li-polymer battery
Waterproof: IP68

Brightness Levels and Runtime:
High: 400 Lumens ( 1h 45min )
Med: 225 Lumens ( 3h 30min )
Low: 75 Lumens ( 10h 30min )
Strobe / SOS / Beacon: 400 Lumens

Product Features:
● Utilizes Cree XP-G3 neutral white LED with better color rendering and a 50,000 hours lifespan.
● Six output levels with Low, Medium, High, Strobe, SOS and Beacon, max 400 lumens.
● Built-in 3.7V/1400mAh Li-polymer battery, provides a 10.5 hours max runtime.
● Micro USB rechargeable with charging indicator.
● Featuring low power indicator and intelligent output downshift function.
● Tapered surface reflector designed with German standard, reduce the hazard of glare to oncoming people.
● Detachable and adjustable bike mount, fit for 19-33mm diameter bicycle handlebar.
● 360-degree rotatable on the mount allows easily to adjust the shooting direction.
● One switch for fast and easy operation.
● Versatile to serve as a bicycle light and handheld flashlight.
● Made of high-intensity ABS materials, solid and lightweight.
● IP68 rated protection, 1.5 meters impact resistance.

Is your bicycle still missing a front light? Let Lumintop C01 illuminates your ride. You can get it from GearVita: https://gearvita.com/lumintop-c01-bicycle-front-light-400-lumens.html

Related products:
https://gearvita.com/fenix-bc30-led-bike-light-1800lm.html
https://gearvita.com/nitecore-br35-rechargeable-bike-light-dual-distance-beam-1800-lumens.html


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Flashlight Reviews / New ThruNite TH30 Headlamp / EDC /// Full Review
« Last post by robo819 on August 15, 2018, 08:38:03 PM »
This is the Thrunite Th30 Headlamp , sent for my review from Thrunite. No other compensation other than me keeping the light in return for my review.

At the time of this review you can preorder the TH30 for a 20% discount using the code ……. 20%…….at the official ThruNite site………. http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-th30-super-bright-rechargeable-headlamp/

or you can get the light on Amazon also…… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FVK57CZ…..(links are NON affiliated)

The TH30 is the newest headlamp/EDC from the Thrunite lineup. Everything came very well packaged , as I am used to seeing with the Thrunite products. The TH30 “package itself contains the light , 3100mAh Thrunite cell , a clip for EDC , an extra holder for the headband strap , the headband itself , USB charging cord , 2 extra o-rings , extra USB port cover , the instruction manual and thank you card.


This is an 18650 powered light using a “boost” driver to power the XHP70.2 emitter.
 The reflector is an orange peel and the TH30 is claimed to be one of the most powerful headlamps out there right now , with listed output of 3350 lumens.


There are some fins on the light (as much as space would allow) , the knurling is well done and the threads are well cut and very smooth.


The TH30 is what I would call “average” size for the 18650 headlamp. It is just a little smaller than the average “tube” light as shown pictured with the BLF A6 and the Olight H2R Nova.


The “Branding” or etching is well done…….

Reverse Side

The Headband is pretty comfortable and stays put with the extra strap across the top of the head. The Clip easily makes this double as a good EDC light also.


The power indicator light on the switch button doubles as a Low Voltage Indicator. When the light is powered on the button lights up in Blue and when the cell is getting depleted the switch light turns to Red , to let you know the cell is getting low. There is also another visual warning for Low Voltage , with that being , the LED will blink 3 times periodically to let you know the cell is at depletion. Once the cell reaches full depletion the LVP will simply turn the light off.This same indicator also shows Red when the TH30 is charging and it will turn blue when the cell is fully charged , when using the USB port , which is listed at 1.5 amps charging rate. The indicator light will also show Purple if the cell is reversed or other problems with the USB charging.

There is mode memory for the last used mode from Low through High. A double click gets you to Turbo from any mode including off and a long press from off for the Firefly from the off postion. A simple click for off or to turn the light back on in the mode memory.

The TH30 is as expected a very floody light with a very broad coverage area , but it does put out a huge amount of light over the area it covers.

3 Feet / White garage door on Firefly and Low


22 Feet / White garage door on Low / Medium / High / Turbo


25 yards and 50 yards on high and turbo


I have not had time to do Run Time testing due to an Aunt that has fell and broke her hip at 85 years old. Also a very good friend had to have his heart pump/LVAD replaced and undergo a major Hernia surgery all in one long surgery. I have tried to spread my time between those and multiple flashlight reviews lately , so my time has been kind of limited on the reviews.

The TH30 DOES have the “Thermal Step Down” at 1.5 minutes , but I feel it may get overly hot running Turbo mode for a longer period in this small light to be honest.
 I tested the TH30 with the provided ThruNite cell , a Samsung 30Q , LG HE4 , LG HG2 and an Efest Purple High Drain 2800mAh. The Lumens were very close with all the cells due to the regulated driver , so I just did an average of all the cells to list in my charts. The amperage in the charts is from the included ThruNite cell only.

Here are the charts with my test results on the lumens and amperage………


My final thoughts on the TH30 headlamp…….
It is a very well made light as with all my Thrunite products . with top notch build quality.
 The particular sample I received does fall a little short of the listed specs on the output , but ThruNite was contacted about my sample and they ARE aware of it. I feel they will get any kinks ironed out very soon and hopefully before the full release.

Overall I like this one pretty good and as I say , it does have the ThruNite quality. Even though my sample is a little under the rated lumens , it is still a very powerful headlamp with a massive wall of light when in Turbo and it is very easy to take off the headband and use as an EDC with well spaced modes , without being too bulky.

If there is a particular photo in the GIF images you want to get a better look at , here is the link to all the still photos and GIF images of the light.
https://postimg.cc/gallery/1ssex1h4q/

For those who may want to see the live outdoor comparison with the Olight X7 (at the 3000 lumens setting) and the highly modded BLF X6 with MTG 2 running 2600 lumens on 2 × 16340 cells , that starts at 13:31 of the video timeline.

Youtube video link followed by listed specs...........
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOtsQmjG2tA


 Specifications: LED: CREE XHP70.2 with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time. Runs on: 1 x IMR 18650 3100mAh battery. Reflector: Orange peel reflector. Working Voltage: 2.75 – 4.2 V. Output mode/Runtime*: Turbo (3350 lumen; 1.5mins+103mins) High (1275 lumen; 90 minutes) Medium (352 lumen; 5 hrs) Medium-Low (130 lumen; 14 hrs) Low (25 lumen; 60 hrs) Firefly (0.5 lumen; 32 days) SOS (645 lumen; 305 minutes) Peak Beam Intensity: 6550 cd. Max beam distance: 155 m. Impact resistant: 1.5 meters. Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard (2 meters). Weight: 123g without battery. Dimensions: 107mm (Length) x 28.5 × 24mm Accessories: Pocket clip x1, Rubber slot x1, ThruNite 3100MAH 18650 IMR battery x1, Spare O-rings x2, USB rubber plug x1, USB Charging Cable x1




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Introduced in 2009, ANSI FL1 standards for flashlights ensure that models are tested and rated in the same way. Compliance with these standards is voluntary and the manufacturers do their own testing, but most major brands now include the following performance data on their packaging.

Light Output

Measured in lumens. This is a measure of the intensity of the light coming out of the flashlight, on the highest brightness setting powered by new batteries. It may also be shown for multiple light settings. This is a great comparison tool, but does not tell the whole story about brightness. Beam intensity, distance and type all influence the effectiveness of a light in different applications. Light output can range from a modest 20 lumens (great for reading a book) to a terrain-scorching 3500 lumens.

Beam Distance

Measured in meters. This is how far the light will shine before the brightness diminishes to the equivalent of the light from a full moon. Full moon illumination is considered adequate for safe and careful travel outdoors. This distance will vary with the brightness setting selected.

Run Time

Measured in hours. How long does it take the light output to drop to 10% of the rated output on new batteries, rounded to the nearest quarter hour. Light output may gradually decrease over time, or remain largely constant and then suddenly decrease. Run time is commonly given for each light setting. A Runtime graph, if available, provides the best illustration of the performance of a light over time.

Impact Resistance

Measured in meters. Lights are tested by dropping them 6 times onto concrete at the rated distance. This test is primarily to ensure the light remains functional after occasional accidental drops. It is not a test of resistance for a light being run over, being struck with a heavy object or being used to strike other objects.

Water Resistance
Rated using the IPX system. Water resistance is important if using your light in the rain or around bodies of water. Three ratings are used:

Indicates an IPX4 rating, which is splash resistant from all angles, after the impact test has been applied.

Indicates a water submersion rating, also after the impact test.

IPX7 – temporary immersion: up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1m.
IPX8 – submersion: up to 4 hours at the specified depth.

For further discussion of technical lighting topics, see the REI Expert Advice article, Headlamps: How to Choose.
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Flashlight Reviews / (Review) Lumintop GT mini
« Last post by Mikelights on August 14, 2018, 09:47:37 PM »
Today we will be unboxing and reviewing the brand new Lumintop GT Mini, this is a wicked little light that is small and throws far. We will also be comparing range tests against the Emisar D1S, a similarly sized and powered mini thrower

Watch and enjoy!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nczsA7Dpc8U
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