WTB: Jetbeam RRT01 – Any place to buy it?! + [RRT01 2019 discussion]

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WTB: Jetbeam RRT01 – Any place to buy it?! + [RRT01 2019 discussion]

Well, I’ve been searching for a flashlight with looooow lumen levels and “progressive” adaptation!
I’ve done some searchs, and the one that was ideal for me is the Jetbeam RRT01.

However, I’ve seen it was discontinued some “time” ago. I searched online in many stores, but they don’t have them in stock.

Does anyone know any place to buy it at a reasonable price (meaning, at least at its original price, or lower Big Smile )?

I’ve also seen that Zebralights have the low lumens levels, and that the Sunwayman V11R has the “progressive” adaptation. These may be an option in case I can’t find the RRT01 or in case my (future) modes of some lights with “this driver”: http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=67_11... (with Crescendo) don’t work!

Thank you in advance! Thumbs Up

Btw, other suggestions to get looooow lumen lights/levels – specially on the “budget” side – are welcome Cash

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Just a suggestion but , sometimes if you contact the company (and find someone who is willing to go look for it) they will have a number of the discontinued lights on a shelf stuck back somewhere. I have bought 3 discontinued lights this way in the past but from a different company.
Never know unless you try though right?

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I believe the Niteeye Eye 10 is similar to the RRT01
https://www.batteryjunction.com/niteye-eye10-xml2.html

differences mentioned here, go to post #7

this came up in my search, it may have info that interests you
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?385984-Niteye-EYE10-vs-JETBeam-RRT01

I had a V11R, I do not recommend it at all, because it changes brightness by itself (but most people can’t tell, I used a light meter, which made it really obvious, to me)
read about it and watch the videos I posted in this thread … go to post #255 on page 9

fwiw, ToyKeeper reports the RRT01 has visible flicker on lower levels, I avoid flicker myself, so have not bought myself a NiteEye10
let us know if you do, and share your thoughts.

Other lights with < 1 lumen lows, besides the Zebras, which also have flicker that most people are unaware of (it shows in photos, but most people don’t take photos of their lights), include the Thrunite AAA with a 0.04 lumen low, the oLight i3s with a 0.5 Lumen low, and the L08 and L11c with 0.09 lumen lows.. of those, only the L08 and L11c are available with a Nichia, in either AAA or AA.. but, they don’t survive dropping, if thats something you tend to do.

my suggestion is to get a. high CRI LED in a Warm Color Temperature, for sublumen levels, because I like warm color temperature and low levels.

tell us more about your application..
for example, the Thrunite low is so low as to to be useless unless you have been sleeping and your brain has not set its white balance to any ambient light.

happy shopping!

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[quote=jon_slider]I believe the Niteeye Eye 10 is similar to the RRT01
https://www.batteryjunction.com/niteye-eye10-xml2.html

Yep, pretty much a clone of each other. Oh yeh, the JB Purists say they wouldn’t have it or own it (Niteeye 10) because it’s a blatant RIP OFF of the JetBeam…

lmao…btw…I never did throw mine in the trash. Wink

Come to think of it…you don’t think the Chinese/Asians would rip anybody’s patent design off do ya…? Silly

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I believe niteeye and jetbeam are the same company, just a different label.

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jon_slider wrote:
fwiw, ToyKeeper reports the RRT01 has visible flicker on lower levels

Can you quote the message where she reported this visual flicker because all I can find is pretty positive about the low mode of the RRT01 :
ToyKeeper wrote:
I have trouble deciding whether to carry the JB RRT01 or ZL SC52. The SC52 has vastly longer runtimes, feels better in my hand, uses more common batteries, is a bit smaller/lighter, seems to withstand abuse better, and has fixed output levels so I get a good idea how bright the ambient light is. The RRT01 has a simpler UI, better sublumen modes, always gives the ideal amount of light, is silent to operate, has a prettier beam, and is a more attractive to look at. Both are very versatile and easy to carry, and have similar max brightness and throw and price.
ToyKeeper wrote:
I don’t really care about the lower maximum output, since most of my use is 2 lumens or less… often much less. This newer model doesn’t even need to be turned up then back down to get to its lowest modes — it comes on at a level that is so dim I can barely see it when it’s millimeters away from my eyeball in a dark room. As far as I can tell, the RRT01 is the best light on the market for smoothly variable low-low modes.
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First of all, thanks for your replies folks Wink I will answer below to each one, but I must also mention that meanwhile I had an offer from a member and I’ll take it! Wink

robo819 wrote:
Just a suggestion but , sometimes if you contact the company (and find someone who is willing to go look for it) they will have a number of the discontinued lights on a shelf stuck back somewhere. I have bought 3 discontinued lights this way in the past but from a different company. Never know unless you try though right?

Thanks for the suggestion robo819! I didn’t thought about that, I’m honest, but I’ve also seen some complaints about communication with Jetbeam and their after sale “non-caring” policy! But this a good option though, perhaps not this time already, but in other occasions Wink Thank you!!

jon_slider wrote:
I believe the Niteeye Eye 10 is similar to the RRT01
https://www.batteryjunction.com/niteye-eye10-xml2.html

differences mentioned here, go to post #7

this came up in my search, it may have info that interests you
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?385984-Niteye-EYE10-vs-JETBeam-RRT01

I had a V11R, I do not recommend it at all, because it changes brightness by itself (but most people can’t tell, I used a light meter, which made it really obvious, to me)
read about it and watch the videos I posted in this thread … go to post #255 on page 9

fwiw, ToyKeeper reports the RRT01 has visible flicker on lower levels, I avoid flicker myself, so have not bought myself a NiteEye10
let us know if you do, and share your thoughts.

Other lights with < 1 lumen lows, besides the Zebras, which also have flicker that most people are unaware of (it shows in photos, but most people don’t take photos of their lights), include the Thrunite AAA with a 0.04 lumen low, the oLight i3s with a 0.5 Lumen low, and the L08 and L11c with 0.09 lumen lows.. of those, only the L08 and L11c are available with a Nichia, in either AAA or AA.. but, they don’t survive dropping, if thats something you tend to do.

my suggestion is to get a. high CRI LED in a Warm Color Temperature, for sublumen levels, because I like warm color temperature and low levels.

tell us more about your application..
for example, the Thrunite low is so low as to to be useless unless you have been sleeping and your brain has not set its white balance to any ambient light.

happy shopping!

Thanks jon_slider, very valuable information indeed!!! Wink I went through the posts about the Jetbeam/Niteye and I’ll probably prefer the JB, mainly due to the ring and the not so cool tint. If I can, I’ll probably mod it and change the LED.
About the flicker…I just hope it doesn’t annoy me much or I’ll try to adapt it to slightly higher levels!!
About the Sunwayman V11R, I like it, but it doesn’t go so low as the JB and also I’ve seen some issues with the clicky switch. Also, it doesn’t take 18350 batteries, that I’ll probably use in the JB Wink
BTW, if anyone is interested in the Sunwayman it can be found for about 35€ at AliExpress in 1 or 2 stores (the others raise above the 40€).

Also, thanks for the heads up on the other lights. I’ve read an old post from ToyKeeper where most of them were mentioned. I took a look at almost of them and if I went to one of those, the L11c would probably be my chosen one Smile

Thanks for the tips once again Wink

Streamer][quote=jon_slider wrote:
I believe the Niteeye Eye 10 is similar to the RRT01
https://www.batteryjunction.com/niteye-eye10-xml2.html

Yep, pretty much a clone of each other. Oh yeh, the Purists say they wouldn’t have it or own it (Niteeye 10) because it’s a blatant RIP OFF of the JetBeam…

lmao…btw…I never did throw mine in the trash. Wink

Come to think of it…you don’t think the Chinese/Asians would rip anybody’s patent design off do ya…? Silly

Geuzzz wrote:
I believe niteeye and jetbeam are the same company, just a different label.

Thanks Streamer and Geuzzz !
I guess it is like Geuzzz says. I’ve seen some equal lights branded with both names, but I don’t think they are rip off or clones; maybe they are the same company making diferente styles of lights with diferente maket targets.
About the Jetbeam RRT01 and the Niteye 10, and as I mentioned above, I’ll go for the RRT01.
That is pretty much what I want/need, and the comments on videos and posts here are much more positive than negative – as Tally-ho pointed above Wink

Thanks again to all! Thumbs Up
Hope I can help you in the same way Smile

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Never noticed any flicker on mine

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Oh boy Facepalm I still don’t have one and you show me this? Love

BTW, with the 3 leds on the lowest “mode” does it get the get the same amount of light than with just 1 led, or does it get much higher?

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Honestly it goes from absolute zero to max in the smallest increments, very slowly turning the magnetic ring from off you can set it to a level you would never know was even on unless you have dark adapted eyes.
Couldn’t really show it in pic.
Got a small brightness gain with the triple to about 630lm too.

This is a great light but has no LVP so gotta watch the cell voltage, I modded a purple efest 18350 with a protection circuit for mine.

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Tally-ho wrote:
jon_slider wrote:
fwiw, ToyKeeper reports the RRT01 has visible flicker on lower levels
Can you quote the message where she reported this visual flicker

here are my notes.. visible on a scope, or in a photo, is something I track, not just visible by eye.. make your own judgment whether circuit flicker matters to you…

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/21227?page=1
ToyKeeper
My H51w doesn’t have PWM. My L3 L10-219 doesn’t have PWM. But the SC52 does. And while trying other lights, I found that the JETBeam RRT01 has something like PWM, but instead of a square wave at 2% duty cycle, it seems to use a steady sine wave.
Anyway, just wondering if anyone else can confirm that the SC52 has PWM on L1 with a 14500 battery.

===
ToyKeeper

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/404256#comment-404256

the L3 L10-219 and RRT01 have become my most often-used lights, with the SC52 now mostly just sitting on my nightstand for use as a night light or mood light.

===

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/22106?page=1
ToyKeeper
I haven’t really used my RRT01 much lately. It’s a sweet little light, but I find that it’s too wide to hold comfortably, I compulsively check and re-check to make sure it’s turned all the way off, and I apparently prefer having known output levels. I use fixed levels to gauge how night-adjusted my eyes are, and to get an idea how long I can expect the battery to last, but the RRT just leaves me wondering.


http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?367347-Jetbeam-RRT-01-vs-Sunwayman-V11R-(1xCR123A-RCR)-Head-to-head-Comparison-Mini-Review
PWM/Strobe

There is no sign of PWM on either light – both are either current-controlled, or use a frequency that is too high for my oscilloscope to detect.

I did detect some high frequency signal noise on the RRT-01 oscilloscope traces, but this was not visible:

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Thank you jon_slider.
Well, then no visible flicker.

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Thanks for the complimentary information jon_slider!! Wink
I can relate to what was said by TK ( checking if it is ON, due to the ring) but I guess I’ll make a good achievement! The light seems very good Smile

Thank you Wink

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CRX wrote:
Honestly it goes from absolute zero to max in the smallest increments, very slowly turning the magnetic ring from off you can set it to a level you would never know was even on unless you have dark adapted eyes.
Couldn’t really show it in pic.
Got a small brightness gain with the triple to about 630lm too.

This is a great light but has no LVP so gotta watch the cell voltage, I modded a purple efest 18350 with a protection circuit for mine.

Thank for the input on this CRX, specially the LVP ! Gotta watch that carefully! I won’t – probably – mod batteries, but I’m not so sure about the emitters Evil
That triple there… Love

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And maybe check in first if you decide to take yours apart, there is a correct procedure, doing it wrong will rip the wires from the driver which is a pain to fix Thumbs Up

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That RRT01 is one sweet light. I modded one wayyy back for soneone from XML to XM-L2 U2. I really likes it while I had it here. I got the new Imalent HR20 on a great deal and the dial control ring feels cheap and flimsy - from what I recall the RRT01 was much better made.

 

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Yeah although the ring did have a bit of play but better grease and wrapping some thread in the groove fixed it.

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CRX wrote:
And maybe check in first if you decide to take yours apart, there is a correct procedure, doing it wrong will rip the wires from the driver which is a pain to fix Thumbs Up

I will, for sure, I’ll probably ask for help! I don’t want to mess things up on it Wink
Thanks CRX! Thumbs Up

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That RRT01 is one sweet light. I modded one wayyy back for soneone from XML to XM-L2 U2. I really likes it while I had it here. I got the new Imalent HR20 on a great deal and the dial control ring feels cheap and flimsy – from what I recall the RRT01 was much better made.


 

Hum, didn’t knew the HR20! They seem a bit different, though; the Imalent seems to be more related to the Sunwayman v11r (click for on/off, and then control ring for output change).
Thanks for the input on this TomE Wink

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I have the RRT01 and the Niteye 10. They are the same light and interchangeable. Both take the CR123A, 16340’s and 18350’s. Niteye 10 has 11 detent spots the RRT01 is smooth spin. Both have anodized threads for battery lock out. On mine the detent spin is smooth but can be heard, not a problem and keeps the setting in place. I’ve looked for them in a recent CPF thread and this seems to be it.
http://goinggear.com/flashlights/flashlights/jetbeam-rrt0se-1-x-aa-14500...
https://www.batteryjunction.com/niteye-eye10-xml2.html

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I have the RRT01 and the Niteye 10. They are the same light and interchangeable. Both take the CR123A, 16340’s and 18350’s. Niteye 10 has 11 detent spots the RRT01 is smooth spin. Both have anodized threads for battery lock out. On mine the detent spin is smooth but can be heard, not a problem and keeps the setting in place. I’ve looked for them in a recent CPF thread and this seems to be it. http://goinggear.com/flashlights/flashlights/jetbeam-rrt0se-1-x-aa-14500... https://www.batteryjunction.com/niteye-eye10-xml2.html

Thanks for the links texas shooter Wink Meanwhile I got a deal from a BLF member, but that’s good to know it can be found around there.
I also found the Niteye10 on AliExpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mini-Niteye-EYE10-EYE-10-Waterproof-IPX-8-Bezel-Magnetic-Control-Led-Flashlight-W-Cree-XML/32716477600.html?spm=a2g0s.8937460.0.0.wB0pOK

The RRT0SE is a bit different from the RRT01, as it has the other modes in the ring (I don’t like it that much, I must confess). Also, I guess it doesn’t take 18350s (at least from the specs!).
I went to see some Niteye10 videos and the “clicks” on the control ring are not so nice as the smooth ring on the Jetbeam. Though, if I couldn’t find one, I’d probably take it Wink

Once again, thanks for your comments and links! Thumbs Up

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It arrived today, my Jetbeam RRT01 Blushing
I wanna thank to Tally-ho for selling and sending it to me Wink This is indeed a very nice light with a true ramping UI, from barely visible to 600 lumens (specs)!
I put an Aspire 18350 on it and it will run beautifully! Maybe I’ll mod the emitter as the XML2 it has is CW and a more neutral or warm white would enhance it’s beauty!

Thanks for the suggestions of all members, and specially Tally-ho for the deal Thumbs Up
Best regards Cool

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Nice Thumbs Up

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Nice Thumbs Up

I may “check in” with you if/when I intend to mod the emitter Big Smile
BTW, do you remember if it has a 16 or 14 mm plate? For the diameter of the head it seems 16, but I don’t want to open and close it many times before going for the mod Silly

Thanks in advance!! Thumbs Up

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The HR20 is a control ring light, but that’s about where the similarities end. The quality, lower range and ergonomics of the RRT01 is in a completely different class than the HR20. I briefly played with the V11R before gifting it, and I remember it being much nicer than the HR20 too. I appreciate HR20 for their attempt, so I bought one to show my support. Hopefully they listen to feedback and try again.

The low mode should be lower.

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Just swapping the emitter is fairly straight forward but it is an unusual shaped MCPCB so you will need to reflow, it’s not really worth the effort filing down a Noctigon, unless you really want to Wink
I think the Bezel will be glued too Tired

I found some nice pictures of the light with the various bits disassembled on TLF that you might find useful Thumbs Up

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CRX wrote:
Just swapping the emitter is fairly straight forward but it is an unusual shaped MCPCB so you will need to reflow, it’s not really worth the effort filing down a Noctigon, unless you really want to Wink
I think the Bezel will be glued too Tired

I found some nice pictures of the light with the various bits disassembled on TLF that you might find useful Thumbs Up

Thanks CRX for posting the pic and the link! It really is an unusual MCPCB, I don’t know if I will venture myself to open this light and eventually damage it…
Yesterday I made an accidental reflow, but damaged the plate and almost the LED, so I guess I won’t be brave enough! Or maybe I will, when I master the solder iron correctly Big Smile

Thanks again Thumbs Up

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I bought an RRT-01 and have been enjoying the variable brightness very much. I blame MascaratumB for making me spend money.. lol

I do not detect flicker with my eyes, nor with my camera

It does change brightness, using my home calibrated lightmeter, by about 10% depending which way it is facing, but If I dont move, the light holds steady regulation. I cannot detect those changes with my eyes. In fact, I probably play with the dial more than the light drifts.

note the clip is on the lower right

note change in lumens by simply rotating the whole light so clip is top left now

I dont mind a 10% change in brightness when moving the light, but Im not inclined to have a Nichia installed, as my past experience produced swings of 100% with a 219c mod in a V11R

The light I received has a very nice pocket clip, that does not interfere with the adjuster ring. However, the clip sticks to a magnet, which tells me it is not Titanium, despite the claim in the product literature.

It also has the nice Orange Peel reflector,

The low modes are just amazingly low, and it tailstands without wobbling.. All good things.

The tint is predictably green, typical for Cool White Low CRI LEDs

The clip on the RRT-01 CRX got was longer, he shortened it for this pic (maybe that version was Ti?). It looks almost identical to the clip on the McGizmos, and his got a smooth reflector.. different runs I suppose.

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While entertaining myself googling RRT-01 I learned that it shares design similarities with the McLux McGizmo PD:

I like to think my RRT-01 is a cross between McGizmo DNA and an HDS Rotary. Except neither of those is infinitely adjustable, and the RRT-01 has lower and higher modes than its Ancestors.. Wink

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You’ve both scored some fine torches. The JB/Niteye magnetic ring lights are wonderful tools.The extreme lows are useful.It’s bezel circumference is compatible with a couple of manufacturers filter adapters. The color filters are good fun. I wish JetBeam would have continued the evolution of this design.

My TCR1, carried since 2012, only mods are a 4K emitter and a waterproof, GITD, tape disc in the lanyard recess.

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That was a steel clip I shortened on mine.

Nice TCR1 Thumbs Up

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Archibald Tuttle wrote:

My TCR1, carried since 2012…

thanks for the TCR1 pic (hope you dont mind I “clipped” it), I notice its McGizmo style clip reaches the control ring.

Is the clip Ti?

Does it have the smooth reflector like this one?:
(pic from here: http://www.akaricenter.com/led_light/jetbeam/tcr1.htm )

Thanks for the tip about filter adaptors too.

Here is the long clip (supposedly Ti, and looks like a McGizmo clip) version of the RRT-01, it also has a smooth reflector.
(next 3 pics from here https://us.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_22885.html?wid=1433363 )



CRX wrote:
That was a steel clip I shortened on mine.
thanks for the reality info Smile

Here is the short clip version (not Ti) of the RRT-01, it has the orange peel reflector:
(these 2 pics from here: https://mysku.ru/blog/aliexpress/18115.html )

The RRT-01 is slightly shorter than the V11R
(pic from here: https://tinyurl.com/y833dvru )

Trivia
The RRT-01 fits a US$100 as a tube sleeve when not using 18350
(if on a budget, the US$1 fits also Wink )

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Jon, great improvised cash stash.
Yes, my TCR1 has the first run smooth reflector. The long clip is attracted to a magnet Smile The Niteye reflectors fit , as expected , perfectly. Here is the TCR1 with a reflector from a Niteye Eye 12.

I was introduced to the JetBeam by a friend of mine in our local astronomy club. Found BLF shortly thereafter.
BLF member “Firelight2” posted excellent disassembly instructions in this thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/20764
So,a belated and sincere thanks to Firelight2. I’ve been able to resurrect a couple of these that had horrendous ring operation thanks to that info.
My preferred , at work , method of carrying the TCR1. The paracord pocket clip keeps the factory clip from scratching surfaces.

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