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beam0][quote=ZoomieFan wrote:

The HC33 interests me but I’m out unless they release a NW version, same as your requirement I like good color rendering too.

I’ve read that the NW Olight (H2R) is a warmer neutral, that one really interests me, its brighter than the Nitecore, and has the diffused lens. I’m pretty sure the XHP35 in the Nitecore is better suited for throw, compared to the higher output XHP50 in the Olight.


Thanks for all your answers. I’m not going to reply to each of them because they all show the same thing: I’ve been comparing things that shouldn’t be compared.

Color rendering certainly has my interest. What’s best is always a preference, but still a few questions.
Two leds, same manufacturer, same generation, same cri, but a different tint.
I’ve been comparing many beam shots, both video and pictures.
One of the reasons I want good color rendering is that I can see more detail. More variations in color etc.
I’m wondering a warmer or cooler tint affect that. I’m like 90% sure I’ll buy a Zebralight. The ones I’m after only come in 4000K and 5000K.
I’ll be buying a mark IV but only found mark III beamshots.
1000+ beamshots: http://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/threads/%C3%BCber-1-000-beamshots-mit-...
I must say I don’t hate any of them. If I had the choice I would go for 4500K. But that’s based on pictures that likely don’t show real life colors.

A guy that races downhill on his mountain bike wrote that the reacts quicker with warmer tints. So warm tints are safer for his purpose.
While that’s not my use it got me thinking, are there other benefits in color temp besides how natural they look?
Pitch dark basement with old junk in it.
- Faded label on bag.
- A machine with a serial number stamped into a metal label. No ink but engraved. Fairly shiny surface.
- A label with not very contrasting colors.

Are certain tints better for that sort of use? Or is there no real difference (until I start using RGB)?
Is a frosted lens beneficial for the situations described above?

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Flashlights: DQG Tiny III 26650 5/5, FiTorch MR35 3/5, Haikelite SC26 HD 3/5, Lumintop Tool AA/AAA 4/5, Nitecore LA10, Sofirn C01 BLF 3200k/5600k 2/5, Zebralight H600Fc 3/5.
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G43 wrote:
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G43 wrote:
I find very good C8 with great battery 5000mah!
Facepalm

hey do not be sad. I can send you the link, it is gearbest.com you can find this model very easy… this one is maximum on listing Thumbs Up


I have the 3200 version of that battery. It came with flashlight that’s cheaper than the battery itself.
That new battery has about the same power as batteries I got from a old laptop (that likely have lower specs)

https://www.fasttech.com/product/5641202-authentic-samsung-inr18650-35e-...
I think that’s a better choice. A little cheaper. And better. But a flat top….
A good place to compare batteries: http://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Common18650comparator.php

Chargers: 1xBasen BD01 5/5, 1x Gyrfalcon All-88 4/5, LiitoKala: 3x100 3/5, 2x202 3/5, 1x402 3/5., MiBoxer C4-12 3/5.
Flashlights: DQG Tiny III 26650 5/5, FiTorch MR35 3/5, Haikelite SC26 HD 3/5, Lumintop Tool AA/AAA 4/5, Nitecore LA10, Sofirn C01 BLF 3200k/5600k 2/5, Zebralight H600Fc 3/5.
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G43 wrote:
I find very good C8 with great battery 5000mah!

G43, any cell showing more than 3600mAh is a fake.

HKJ took some cells like this apart, and the results were awful:

HKJ wrote:

Conclusion

Both types of UltraFires are bad cells. The 6000mAh is made to be a cheap/fake cell for consumer usage with minimal protection, the 3000mAh cell is made from old battery pack cells and when you buy multiple cell they may be different, even if they have the same wrapper.

Link: https://tinyurl.com/yb7gwkhg

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G43 wrote:
Phlogiston wrote:
G43 wrote:
I find very good C8 with great battery 5000mah!

G43, any cell showing more than 3600mAh is a fake.

HKJ took some cells like this apart, and the results were awful:

HKJ wrote:

Conclusion

Both types of UltraFires are bad cells. The 6000mAh is made to be a cheap/fake cell for consumer usage with minimal protection, the 3000mAh cell is made from old battery pack cells and when you buy multiple cell they may be different, even if they have the same wrapper.


Link: https://tinyurl.com/yb7gwkhg

No true my battery is not fake. I buy new one from Gearbest.com They dont lie to customer. Sometime the battery can be not charge very well but all very good! You maybe buy fake battery because you buy from fake website..

http://budgetlightforum.com/simpleads/redirect/57449

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G43, do you work for Gearbest?
Smells like a popular canned ham product. Ughh

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@G43
THIS forum is verry well aware what the up today battery technology is.

People hock them up on a resistor and burn them empty, while logging the data.
They buy also the newest fancy, expensive LED emitter and drive them till it smokes.

If those people say there is no such thing with more than 3600mAh, believe them!

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G43 wrote:
i will change fake battery for real battery better and not dangerous for the baby. thank you

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Angler wrote:
G43 wrote:
i will change fake battery for real battery better and not dangerous for the baby. thank you

Wow! Much knowledge! Scare baby! Very explaining! Feel safer now…

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