Author Topic: NiWalker MM18JR (10,000 Lumen) / 2 x XHP-70.2 and 1 XHP-35 HI / Full Review  (Read 1249 times)

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Offline robo819

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This is the NiWalker MM18JR (72) sent to me for review from NiWalker and NO other compensation other than keeping the light.

The Light can be found at the main site …. http://www.niwalkerlight.com/lighting_15.html(link is external)
I do not have a price at this time , nor is the price listed on thier site (it is by inquiry at the main site)

The MM18JR arrived in a DHL envelope with a box inside that , which was well taped and held the NiWalker box itself. The Package includes the MM18JR , A nice heavy nylon strap (lanyard) that is easy to attach and take off via the clip in design , an extra O-ring and the instruction manual.


Upon unpacking the light and looking it over , I found no bare or thin spots in the anodizing , the knurling is well done and the overall fit and finish are very nice on this light. There is even a tripod mount on this one.


The lens was very clear and the sliver colored bezel sits nicely inside the outer black anodized part of the head , giving a very nice finished look there. There is only knurling on the tail end of the light (tailcap) but the tapered build of the tube makes for a nice feel and grip.


The MM18JR runs on 4 × 18650 cells and comes with a well made battery carrier with ceramic rods and it can be inserted either direction in the tube. Just be sure you get the cells oriented right in the carrier itself.


The light has 3 emitters , 1 x XHP 35 HI and 2 x XHP 70.2. You can use only the XHP 70.2 emitters with 6 levels of brightness for flood , or use only the XHP 35 HI with 6 levels of brightness for all throw. There is also the choice to use all 3 emitters. The main switch gives you 7 levels of brightness and you can get the full 10,000 plus lumens from there , or go all the way down to 5 lumens using all 3 of the emitters at once and / or set one of the auxiliary switches for the 100% mode if you so choose.
 There is a switch panel on the side of the head with 3 switches that control all the modes and functions of the light and the panel is also well done. There is the main switch and 2 auxiliary switches on the panel itself. The 2 auxiliary switches let you program the mode you want into the memory and each one can be set to memorize different modes of your choosing.


The main “power” switch has an indicator in it that will be green when the light is powered on and the indicator light will turn red and start flashing when the cells are nearing depletion , or as most call it a “Low Voltage Warning” indicator.
 Please be aware that there is NO Low Voltage cut off on this light , but you will know without a doubt when the cells are getting pretty low, not only due to the brightness level going wayyyyy down , but also because of the red blinking warning light.


The driver is a constant current driver and is built with 2 separate sections to accommodate the 12v XHP 35 and the 2 XHP 70.2’s are on the other part of the driver for the 6v. There are a ton of wires inside this light so I have not even attempted to figure out what all of them go to just yet (and may never do so … lol). The light does seem to be well regulated though in all the modes other than the full 100% Turbo. The cells take a hard hit when using the 100% but still I got 47 minutes of 4700 plus lumens , so really that is not too terrible either considering the staring load on the cells. When using the XHP 70.2’s (although I havent done proper testing yet other than all 3 emitters) the light does get considerably better runtimes , as it does also with the single XHP 35 and I think for the output you get , it is doing about as good as could be expected from any light.


The UI is definitely different on this light , but once you start using it really it is not that difficult at all.
 The main switch turns the light on with a single click with the 2 XHP 70.2’s in the lowest setting. From there it is a semi long press to the next level (maybe 1/2 second) , or you can press and hold the button to cycle the modes until the desrired mode is reached , then release the button. To cycle to the single XHP 35 only you click to turn the light on , click again for the single emitter and one more click gets all 3 emitters. Once you have the emitter (or emitters) that you want turned on then to cycle the modes is as described before hand. As mentioned above , each of the auxiliary switches can be set to any mode or emitter combination you choose and once they are set a simple click on or click off on those. To get the momentary on 100% , from off you press and hold the switch. To get the full 100% constant on you press , release and then click and the light stays on at 100%.
 To lock the light out , it is a triple click of the main switch from off. The strobe is a double click of main switch from off. The hidden SOS / Beacon / warning flash , are accessed from the main switch also. When the light is on you press and hold the main switch for changing hidden modes and the light will flash to let you know you are in the next mode.

The tint on the XHP 70.2 emitters is in the cool range (I am guessing around 6500K) and the XHP 35 is much more in the neutral range (my guess is around 4800K to maybe 5000K) when using the XHP 70.2 only of course you have all flood and with the XHP35 you get a good throw with a useable spill to it. When using all 3 emitters you have the big flood area with a nice bright hotspot in the center of all that flood beam.

The below beamshots are at 1st , 70 yards (100% or ALL emitters) and the camera sitting at 78 yards. 2nd , 175 yards 100% , 3rd , 175 yards XHP 35 only Level 6 . 4th 100 yards ALL emitters 100% , 5th 100 yards XHP 35 only Level 6.


I forgot to mention the tailcap and the bezel are well glued on this light. I did get the tailcap loose , but will have to find a big spanner wrench or other tool to fit the bezel before I have a go at getting that loose. Nothing else other than the bezel and tailcap is glued though. The threads I’ve gotten loose are all well cut on the light also.

Please be aware this light does get very hot after 5 minutes or more of use in the higher 2 or 3 modes , easpecially in the 100% mode. You need to have some airflow or cool air outdoors. I would NOT advise running this light in higher modes as use for tailstanding indoors , but the medium or lower modes would be fine.

Overall this is a well built light with good design , big output and serves well with a range of outputs , as well as serving for both a flooder and a thrower.

Here are the charts for the testing I have done so far…..




There are a lot more pictures and beamshots in the video. For those who do not want to watch the whole video the still pictures of the light and teardown along with the rest of the beamshots starts at 8:06 of the video timeline and the outdoor live footage comparing the Olight X7 Marauder and the Convoy L6 starts at 13:17 of the timeline.

Link to the Yo0utube Video..........
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlL_R7QNZq0&feature=youtu.be

Features and UI ………….

Features

Utilizes total 3 U.S. made emitters – 2xXHP70.2+1xXHP35 HI

Maximum output up to 10,000 ANSI lumens

Highly efficient constant current design offers maximum output and runtime

Smart triple Multi-function clicky side switches.

Memory function to remember last output setting used (except main switch)

Advanced thermal protection circuit prevents overheating

Unique smooth reflector design provides great throw beam distance and beam pattern

Aircraft grade aluminum, mil-spec hard anodized for maximum wear

Toughened ultra-clear tempered glass lens with anti-reflective coating

Large cooper heat sink pad for superior thermal conductivity

LED indicator turns red (below 12V) to alert user to switch lower output mode and

recharge batteries in time

User Interface

-Press hold the main switch for momentary activation (100% Output). Do second press hold within 3 seconds for 100% output constant on.

-Double click the main switch for strobe.

-Triple click for lock out (main switch, switch A and B)

There are three settings in main switch setting 1 (2xXHP70.5) > setting 2 (1xXHP35 HI) > setting 3 (2 x XHP70.5 × 2 + 1xXHP35 HI). You may select your desired setting first and then press hold the main switch when light is on for changing outputs

-When the light is on – double click to access hidden modes (SOS, warning flash, beacon)

-Press hold the main switch for changing hidden modes.(light fast flashes to let user know you are in next mode)

-You can save one different mode or output on switch A or B (Press hold switch A or B that you want save)

-Once you release the switch, the light comes on constant output with mode memory.

-All three switches are able to operate independently when modes/outputs are saved
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 04:08:13 PM by robo819 »

Offline limphoni

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It does not look like 10000 lumen flashlight. It looks like 2000 lumen light.

Offline robo819

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HMMMM , you must be seeing something else other than what I see.
Plus the meter I have to take measurements is pretty darn accurate and usually runs close to the factory listed lumens , as this one does for the most part.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2018, 03:17:02 AM by robo819 »