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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello From NJ (USA)
« Last post by Ganjanas on November 19, 2019, 05:18:07 AM »
These links work very well. I am also looking for
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General Flashlight Discussion / Re: Quality UV Torch for counterfeit detection
« Last post by Ganjanas on November 19, 2019, 05:17:55 AM »
This article is very well written. I like to read a lot.
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General Flashlight Discussion / Re: Nitecore P15 too good to be true?
« Last post by SG-1 on November 09, 2019, 06:56:39 PM »
It is the only one using an 18650 battery.
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Flashlight Reviews / Thrunite T10T V2 (Titanium Dual Chemistry EDC) /// Full Review
« Last post by robo819 on October 30, 2019, 10:28:59 PM »
The T10T V2 can be found on Amazon and the main ThruNite site. The Light shows to come in both Neutral and Cool White.(links are NON affiliated)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XNMQ6TS?ref=myi_title_dp
http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-t10t-v2-customized-edition-with-cutlery...

The T10T V2 arrived in a padded bubble envelope with the Thrunite box inside that. The outer Thrunite box houses the metal storage case for the light and contents that come with the T10 V2.The contents include the Light itself , 2 extra O-rings , clip , user manual and the Thank you card.


This is a dual chemistry light , meaning it can work from AA (alkaline) , NiMH , or 14500 cells. It is also made from Titanium , so (in my personal opinion) looks very stylish.


The light is pretty compact and has a magnetic tail , so it can be used hands free when stuck to something metallic. The magnet holds pretty firmly on something like the rougher Refrigerator surface and especially on a flat surface , as demonstrated with the scissors and the metal Thrunite box the light came in , even through the outer cardboard box , it still holds pretty firmly.


The T10T V2 pictured with the Sofirn SF14 and a 18650 cell.


The Clip can be attached at either end of the tube for head UP or head DOWN carry of the light. When the clip is attached at the head end of the light the T10T V2 can also be used as a headlamp. There is also an eyelet in the tailcap if you wish to attach a lanyard. The clip on this light is also made more sturdy than the original model of this light and will stay put on jeans , slacks or a ball cap with NO problem


“Ribbing” instead of knurling is used on this one. It provides sufficient grip and I like the looks of the ribbing on this light. The threads are well cut on the tube and inside the head also. The spring inside the tube (one piece tube) looks to be well attached in the bottom.


The branding (etching) is also well done on the light. The emitter has been changed from the original T10 V2 , which had the XP-G3 and the T10T V2 now utilizes a XP-L emitter with OP reflector (pretty much perfectly centered on my sample). In the end it proves to be a much smoother beam than the original model and without the olive or greenish corona around the hotspot as the original model had.


The UI is pretty simple on the T10T V2 and is as follows……
A long press from OFF to get the Firefly mode (about 1 full second) from there a press of about 1/2 second to advance to Low mode and the same to advance to High mode from there. A quick double click gets you to the Turbo mode and from there you can get the strobe with another double click. From any mode double click to go straight to Turbo mode. To turn the light off from any mode a quick click is all that is needed. The T10T V2 will memorize the Low and High modes only and will remember which ever of those you turn the light off in.

Note When using a Lithium cell in this small light (as with most small lights) it DOES get very hot in the Turbo Mode. The light is also producing close to 4 times the output from the lithium cell that the NiMH produces. When using the NiMH cell the light gets warm , but not hot.

ThruNite does not list any run time testing for the Lithium (14500) cells , but I did my own testing with an Efest 14500 650mAh , as noted in the charts below. I did not do any official run time testing with the NiMh cell , but after using the light a good bit with the NiMH (Everyready 2450mAh) I averaged around 120 minutes. The average was across Low , High and short burst of Turbo Mode.
 Another Note For those who have not already seen in some of my other post…..My light box (Tube) has been calibrated with the Maukka calibrated light set and my readings from my setup are about 3% UNDER the Maukka calibrated lights.



All of the live footage (noted below before the video) and beamshots that I am posting were done using the 14500 cell.

GIF 10 yards—Low/High and Turbo


GIF 50 yards—Low/High and Turbo


GIF 70 yards High and Turbo


Overall I really am liking this little light. The only suggestion I may have would be to possibly put an electronic lockout in the driver so you don’t get the parasitic drain from the E-switch. There is no way to manually lock out the solid titanium light as it is.

For those who may not want to see the whole video , but would like to see the live outdoor comparison footage using the T10T V2 , the Thorfire TG06 S and the Sofirn SF14 (all AA size dual chemistry lights) that footage starts at 11:25 of the video timeline.

Video followed by listed specs…………


Features and Specifications

•Equipped with the advanced CREE XP-L LED upgraded from previous CREE XP-G2 LED

•Uses one 2450mAh AA battery or one 750mAh 14500 battery(not included).

•Max output: 160 lumens with 2450mAh AA Ni-MH battery OR 550 lumens with 750mAh 14500 Lithium-ion battery.

•Working voltage: 0.9V-4.2V.
•Output & Runtime (Tested with 1*2450mAh AA Ni-MH Battery):

•Firefly (0.5 lumens /14 days)
•Low (9 lumens /40 hours)
•Medium (54 lumens /8 hours)
•High (160 lumens /140 mins)
•Strobe (160 lumens /200 mins)

•Peak beam intensity: 1160cd.

•Max beam distance: 68 meters.
•Waterproof: IPX-8 (2M).
•Impact resistance: 1.5 meters.

•Size: 87mm (Length) x 19mm (Diameter).

•Weight: 40g (without battery).

•Reflector: OP
•Accessories: Spare O-ring x 1, Pocket Clip x 1.
•Compact design fits comfortably in your pocket, backpack, or anywhere else you keep your light.
•Magnetic tailcap free your hands. Be perfect for any hands free mechanic work.
•Reverse polarity protection design to protect from improper battery installation.
•Aircraft-grade aluminum body with premium type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish.
•Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating.
•Removable pocket clip for easy to use.



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General Flashlight Discussion / Nitecore P15 too good to be true?
« Last post by King Mustard on October 28, 2019, 08:55:10 PM »
I am looking for a cheap (roughly £30), rechargeable flashlight with a battery indicator.
 
There isn't as much choice in the UK as there is in the USA but the following are the cheapest on Flashaholic's website:

Nitecore TIP CRI Neutral White (£20 delivered)
Nichia NVSL219B
240lm for 30 minutes
74 meters

Nitecore P15 (£28 delivered)
Cree XP-G2
430lm for 2.25 hours
278 meters

Nitecore TIP XP-G2 (£30 delivered)
Cree XP-G2 S3
360lm for 30 minutes
74 meters

Nitecore TIP 2017 (£32 delivered)
Cree XP-G2
360lm for 30 minutes
Unknown distance

Nitecore TINI (£33 delivered)
Cree XP-G2 S3
380lm for 15 minutes
64 meters

RovyVon Aurora A1 (£33 delivered)
Cree XP-G3
550lm for 38 minutes
80 meters

I will only be using the flashlight at maximum brightness, so I've only listed those running times above.

As you can see, specification-wise, the Nitecore P15 appears to blow the others out of the water.

Am I missing something obvious?
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Any forum member here have one of these already?

If so your thoughts, reviews, opinions, etc. about it?

https://countycomm.com/products/titanium-countycomm-s-28th-anniversary-light-ultra-v2-18650-extreme-rechargeable-led-flashlight-by-maratac

I've purchased a flashlight from CountyComm recently, the Anodized Aluminum AAA Flashlight by Maratac Rev 5 (https://countycomm.com/collections/view-all-light-products/products/aluminium-anodized-aaa-flashlight-by-maratac-rev-3) and have been very satisfied with it.

Also have purchased a couple of timepieces as well (CountyComm's Mechcanical Pilot's watch (original version)) which now are all sold out.
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Useful Flashlight Information / Re: How to remove wood smoke smell off a flashlight
« Last post by coinmn on October 24, 2019, 01:16:50 AM »
 ;)  I'd give it to my dog who is great at finding and irritating skunks, and I'd guarantee the smoke smell would be gone!!  Very easy and it's better if you are not around when it happens!! LOL
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General Flashlight Discussion / Help me choose a light.
« Last post by Loki.777 on October 22, 2019, 07:24:56 PM »
I'm willing to spend around £50. I'm from the UK so obviously it needs to be available to me.  I will consider buying from China gearbest e.t.c. but I would rather buy from a uk store .

The light will be for walking my dog this winter (it gets dark extremely early here).   I will be walking in the woods at night also a country park  (No light source, fields and paths).

My dog will be off lead in these places with a reflective bandanna and an led light around it's neck.   She stays fairly close to me. 

I want the ability to flood the area I'm walking with light well and also the ability to light up the distance.  Scanning the distance to ensure their is no local wildlife hanging about that my dog may potentially chase and get lost before I let her off lead.

The area I walk in is perfectly safe,  BUT I would still like capable defensive functions.   Mostly a strong strobe light,  somthing capable of detering an aggressive dog attacking me or my pootch if Im ever unfortunate enough to come across one.   Possibly deter people too??

I'm quite into vaping so have many 18650 battries (unprotected).  So I would like the flashlight to use these cells.

Any recommendations thank you ?
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General Flashlight Discussion / Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
« Last post by richbuff on October 18, 2019, 02:44:05 AM »
20 real lights, by  Acebeam, Eagletac, Fenix, Four-Sevens, Imalent, Manker, Nitecore, Niwalker, Noctigon, Olight and Thrunite.

I read the first post, so counting one in transit is 21.
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