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LED Flashlight Modifications / Re: Ultrafire 502b. Ultraviolet swap to white
« Last post by Kamamuse on January 20, 2020, 05:00:33 AM »
I love it so much If it is useful and knowledgeable, then this is my first place to come.
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General Flashlight Discussion / Re: Help me choose a light.
« Last post by Kamamuse on January 20, 2020, 05:00:10 AM »
I still do many things. Well not good enough I want everyone's opinions.
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Flashlight Reviews / Thrunite TH 01 *NEW* 18350 Headlamp /// Full Review
« Last post by robo819 on December 24, 2019, 12:19:18 AM »
This is the ThruNite TH01 Headlamp , sent to me for review by Thrunite and NO other compensation other than keeping the light.

Light can be found on Amazon ….. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZV4ML52?ref=myi_title_dp ….. or on the main thrunite site …….. http://www.thrunite.com/ (links are NON affiliated)

I was also asked to mention …… Buy a ThruNite TH01 flashlight and leave a review, and get a Ti3 flashlight for free…….

I will say that from my experience , ThruNite is not just posting the positive reviews as many companies do , but they ask for honest reviews and even have asked me to do more aggressive testing when reviewing their lights. re: water testing , freezing light , drop testing and such.

***Note*** I will get the run time charts up very soon………had something go wrong when I saved those in Word so have to do them again.

The TH01 came in a larger Amazon box with the ThruNite box inside that and everything was well packaged.
 The contents include the light itself , the 1100mAh 18350 cell , an extra holder for the light that attaches to the headband , 2 extra O-rings , an extra USB port cover , charging cable , instruction manual and thank you card.


This is a XHP 50 headlamp , using an 18350 cell , so it is very compact and comes in CW or NW. The head is a centered piece , instead of the offset 90 degree head as many of the new headlamps have.
The headband is the “3 piece” as many call it , with the strap that goes over the top of the head to help keep everything in place.
Shown here with the Olight H1R Nova (left) and the AA/14500 sized Thrunite TH20 (right) and also the TH 01 beside an 18650 cell.


All the anodizing looked great out of the box with no thin spots , pin pricks or anything of that nature.
The Branding or etching is well done on both sides of the light and on the end cap.


The LED is perfectly centered on my sample(s) in the Orange Peel reflector and those sit behind an AR coated lens. Shown here with the light OFF and also the LED with light turned on in Moon Mode.


There are gold plated springs in the light , the threads are well cut and were lightly lubed.


What little knurling there is on the ends of the light is done in the usual ThruNite fashion and is done well.
The switch and USB charging port are on the opposite end from the battery end cap.


The UI is a pretty simple one….a simple click to turn the light on or off…press and hold (about 1 1/2 second) for Firefly or Moon mode….for Low / Medium / High simply hold down the switch button to cycle through those modes and stop at the desired mode…….Turbo is 2 quick clicks from any mode (including off) and the hidden strobe is 3 quick clicks. Mode memory for L / M / H , simply turn the light off in any of these modes and it will remember that mode next time the light is turned on.

The beam is a broad (floody) coverage area , as with most headlamps and OP reflectors , but still this little light will let you see out to around 100 yards decently in the Turbo mode if needed.

Here are the still beamshots…..(these are the CW)

3 Feet … Moon / Low

Garage 25 Yards … Med / High / Turbo

Garage 50 Yards … High / Turbo

Garage 70 Yards …High / Turbo


Overall this little headlamp performs well and of course has the ThruNite quality that I have come to know over time. Great little headlamp in my opinion.

If there are any of the GIF pictures you would like to get a better look at here is the link to all the still pictures and beamshots……..
https://postimg.cc/gallery/1vr7eojd6/

Video followed by listed specs……….


•LED: CREE XHP50 with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time.
•Runs on: 1 × 18350 1100mAh battery.
•Reflector: Orange reflector.
•Working voltage: 2.7V- 4.2V.
•Charging current/voltage: 2.7V- 4.2 V.

•Peak Beam Intensity: 4000cd.
•Max beam distance: 126 m.
•Impact resistant: 1.5 meters.
•Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard (2 meters).
•Weight: 52g without battery&head-strap.
•Dimensions: 64mm (Length) x 33.6mm x 28.5mm
•Accessories: Pocket clip x1, Rubber slot x1, ThruNite 1100MAH 18350 IMR battery x1, Spare O-rings x2, USB rubber plug x1, USB Charging Cable x1


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Flashlight Reviews / WowTac A4 V2 26650 COMPACT Thrower // Full Review
« Last post by robo819 on December 18, 2019, 12:21:46 PM »
This is the Wowtac A4 V2. A compact 26650 thrower utilizing the XHP35 HI.

Light can be found on the Amazon / WowTac site …….. https://www.amazon.com/WOWTAC-Ultra-Thrower-Rechargeable-Flashlight-Emer...

The A4 V2 is not listed on the main WowTac site at the time of posting this review , but should be showing up there very soon ………. http://wowtac.com/
 (Links are NON affiliated)

There is also a discount code starting from December 20th, 2019 for 1 month and it is good for 20% off on this light for that time.
 The code got for the 20% discount is……….. 20A4robo819

For anyone who may want a better look at any of the pictures that appear in the GIF’s throughout this review (just for djozz ;), here is the link to all the still pictures of the light and also the beamshots………
https://postimg.cc/gallery/1szfnbeve/

The A4 V2 came in a larger Amazon box with the Wowtac box inside that , padded in large bubble wrap.
 The contents are the light itself , the 5000mAh wowtac branded cell , USB charging cord , 2 extra o-rings , 1 extra USB port cover , the instruction mauual and the Thank You card.


This is a pretty compact light to be a 26650 powered light , but still has some great throw to it. Pictured below beside the Thrunite Catapult V6 (left) and the Emisar D1S (right). Also the light pictured alone.
 The reflectors on these lights measured at the inside edge pf the bezels is…..A4 V2 / 41mm ….. D1S / 43mm ….and the Catapult V6 50mm. As you will see in the video footage (if you watch that) the little A4 V2 holds it own well against the larger V6 and has a little better throw than the D1S to my eyes.


The branding / etching is done well on my sample as is the anodizing , with it having no pin pricks , thin spots or any other blemishes that I could find. The Switch button and USB port sit nicely in the body of the light.


The knurling is a square pattern , instead of the usual diamond shape on most lights (although we are getting more with different knurling now days) The square knurling is much like I have seen on the Olight products , although slightly different at the same time. It does have a very nice look to the knurling and also it has a really good feel in hand


The reflector on my sample is also made very well and had no blemishes or dust of any kind right out of the box. The AR coated lens was almost invisible right out of the box also. The XHP 35 HI emitter sits perfectly centered in the reflector.
 Although I forgot to take pictures when I had the MCPCB loose , it is all copper and of course I also forgot to check if it is DTP. I will try to do that after the holidays and update at that time.


For those who like to mod , or just might happen to decide you want a different emitter (although what is in the light does a great job), the head of the light comes apart fairly easy to get inside. Also the smooth bezel makes for a good beam pattern with NO artifacts or weird shadows around the edges.


The tailcap has the lanyard eyelet that sits on the side of the tailcap , so if using the included lanyard , the light will still tail stand without the lanyard getting in the way. There are also double springs in the tailcap to help maintain better contact and decrease the amperage draw that comes with a single spring.


The threads are all very well cut and came lightly lubed on my sample. All the threads are very smooth to operate also.


The switch button has indicator lights of different colors to show different things. The “Power” indicator will be BLUE during normal operation. Once the cell is starting to deplete the “Low Voltage” indicator light will turn to RED. When charging the light these are reversed , with red showing the light is charging and blue showing a full charge. If there is any kind of problem when charging the “Improper Charging” light will show (bad cell , reverse polarity etc.) the indicator light will then be Purple


 will mention this light was put through more testing than I usually do with my review lights and also KUDOS to WowTac for requesting more “aggressive” testing on the review. The light was subjected to water testing , drop testing (5 feet or 1.5 meters) and dropped 3 times and also put in the freezer until it was at or below the freezing point and then tested for operation. All those test are in the video footage and the times will be listed right above the video , as to where each segment can be found in the video timeline.

The beamshots……….

3 feet from garage door ….. Moon / Low

70 yards from garage …… Medium / High / Turbo

75 yards from gate ……. High / Turbo

100 yards from gate …… High / Turbo

155 yards from barn …… Turbo

175 yards from trees ….. Turbo

approximayely 98 yards from deer in field (measured with Google) … Turbo

Same picture of deer cropped / enlarged…..


My tested run time , lumens and tail amperage charts……


Overall my opinion of this compact light is that it does a great job in the throw department , and the build quality and overall performance is exceptional , especially for the price point and what you get in the package. Just a great little light as far as I am concerned.

For those who do not want to see the whole video , but may want to see the comparison footage with the Emisar D1S and the Thrunite Catapult V6 outside , that footage starts at 22:35 of the video timeline. The Freeze testing starts at 9:29 of the timeline. The Water testing starts at 10:24 of the timeline and the drop testing starts at 15:14 of the video timeline.

Video followed by listed specs (from Amazon site)


AMAZING THROW DISTANCE: Covers an intense bright white beam of 1854 feet, powered by a 5000mAh 26650 battery
• EXTREME BRIGHT: Max 1895 lumen LED flashlight CREE XHP35 HI LED bulb producing an intense beam of bright light
• QUALITY & RELIALBE: Premium AL T6061-T6 made, waterproof to IPX-8 for all weather condition, 1.5 meters impact resistance tested
• VERSATILE MODES: Intelligent Low / Medium / High / Turbo / Strobe / Firefly light modes, makes A4 V2 the perfect EDC flashlight for hunting, camping, fishing, indoor and outdoor activities
• 2 YEARS WARRANTY: WOWTAC offers a hassle-free 30 days money back guarantee and 2 years after-sales service. We always serve you after the sale!

Six Dfiferent Modes

3 Daily Mode

Low Mode (28 lumens /89 hrs)

Medium Mode (208 lumens /12 hrs)

High Mode (1058 lumens/8 mins + 150 mins)

3 Special Mode

Turbo Mode (1895 lumens/3 mins + 148 mins)

Strobe Mode (1200 lumens /200 mins)

Firefly Mode (0.5 lumens /208 days)

Waterproof & Impact Resistance

-2 meters depth of waterproof resistance,preventing accidentally falling into water.

-Safety for 1.5 Meters drop, suitable for various extreme environments
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Illinois
« Last post by robo819 on December 18, 2019, 12:06:39 PM »
Hello and welcome to the forum
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New Member Introductions / Hello from Illinois
« Last post by Pto on December 16, 2019, 11:57:32 AM »
Just joined today. I like to collect flashlights and read about them on the forums 
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General Flashlight Discussion / Re: Why do people collect flashlights?
« Last post by SG-1 on December 13, 2019, 07:18:38 PM »
Probably for the same reason other people collect stamps or coins or cars or anything.
 
I have always liked flashlights, been scared of the dark since childhood !  Just fascinated by light...?

I look for task specific flashlights, when the technology improves I can move closer to what I really wanted all along (more lumens, run time, & smaller lighter package), but it either did not exist or the cost was prohibitive. The old light still works so it ends up "in the collection" to be used for back up & such.  Collecting for me is more of a by-product.
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I am very interested in this matter. But still did not get into something
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Flashlight Reviews / Re: [Review] Airpro DC7
« Last post by Reaniwy on December 13, 2019, 06:55:20 AM »
I know this reasonably But the advice from somebody anyway
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General Flashlight Discussion / Re: (Beamshots review) IMALENT MS18
« Last post by Reaniwy on December 13, 2019, 06:55:08 AM »
Some things I have never known before. Until coming to know from all of you
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