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Newlumen wrote:
I like cw. I just preordered my v6 for $60. Thanks.

same here looks a nice light for my very small collection

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Anyone who ordered one received any updates? No updates here…

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Anyone who ordered one received any updates? No updates here…

Ordered one and no updates yet here.

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Thrunite website say expected shipping date is may 1st.

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Why is there “ NO LOVE “ for cool white? Cool white really gives off full brightness. Neutral White has “ yellowish color “ correct? I bought the Utorch 02 because at the time they had only ‘ neutral white “ I really wanted “ cool white “ version.

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Why is there “ NO LOVE “ for cool white? Cool white really gives off full brightness. Neutral White has “ yellowish color “ correct? I bought the Utorch 02 because at the time they had only ‘ neutral white “ I really wanted “ cool white “ version.

There is some love:

Newlumen wrote:
I like cw. I just preordered my v6 for $60. Thanks.

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It’s really a matter of personal preference, and different people see color differently, I’ve even read that age is a factor but I’m not sure how true that is.

The brightness difference is minimal, NW has better color rendering; go outside and beam a CW light into some green trees, shrubbery or other green vegetation, then shine a NW at the same objects, you’ll immediately see the difference and what I mean.

Additionally, here’s some reasons why NW is best for a thrower.

Speed4goal wrote:
………………. Cw is good for throw and also bad. If there’s moisture or dust in the air just going to see a wall of light. Not to mention it’s harder to make out details with cw at a distance. But manufacturers want to chase the high lumens that’s what the masses want

beam0 wrote:
For a thrower I think the extra output of the CW is lost in the lower visibility of the “white wash out” effect…………………

To me, a CW hot spot washes out the object in the distance in a blur of overly white hue, with NW now I can see the details of a distant object better, as it isn’t washed out.

 

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Cool white light scatters more. Less light on target. It also reflects more in fog and mist which is a factor in my area.

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beam0 wrote:
The brightness difference is minimal, NW has better color rendering; go outside and beam a CW light into some green trees, shrubbery or other green vegetation, then shine a NW at the same objects, you’ll immediately see the difference and what I mean.

Colour temperature and rendering are unrelated. Virence offers 6500k LED with CRI 9080.
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Hmmmmm…………Thrunite getting on the “1*26650+XHP35 HI+USB charging port – Wuben/Astrolux/Manker/etc” bandwagon?

I wouldn’t call that light either a thrower or a Catapult. At best a baby catapult.
Just look at the size comparison with the Cata V5, different league altogether.
They should have given it another name.

It looks nice but, no thank you.

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Not a thrower?
This out throws the V5:

V5…..105400cd……..649 meters
V6…..140650cd……..750 meters

—> My cata V5 (changed led only for XP-LK HI V3 3C – great tint) does 184.000Cd.

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Also which model of Astrolux is 1*26650+XHP35 HI?

—> Not sure, have to look it up. maybe I was wrong there…..in which case sorry,

Nicolaas wrote:
Want a short version of a real Catapult? Try the V2. Mine has BLF dd driver with dedomed XM L2 U2, tube bored out to accept 20700 and it does 243Kcd.

Catapult V2 SST-50, from 2010? Out of production now I believe, I don’t think you can buy those anymore. Yours sounds great though.

—> Nope, was the V2 XML series. BLF DD (FET) driver and dedomed XM L2 U……2 I think.

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Nicolaas wrote:
And no, you’re right, neither of these lights have a XHP50 HI. So what?
My M2X does 1200Lumen and my Catapult V2 1550. Why need a XHP50?

I just don’t see the point of having an XHP50 HI in a small light with only one battery.

I guess you mean XHP35 HI?

—> Yes, that is what I meant

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Nicolaas wrote:
If you want a small light, with one battery, that throws out a good amount of light and has good throw, use any
decent one-cell thrower, give it (near) direct drive and put a dedomed or shaved SST40 in it.

It will beat any one-cell light with an XHP50 HI (XHP35 HI)

I’ll have to look into SST40. Do they make it de-domed or would I need to shave it myself? Also do they make it in a good NW tint? (I prefer)

—> The SST40 exist only in 6500K and 7500K versions, so quite cool.
MTM sells them on Noctigon boards and you can order them shaved ($5 plus per led).
This will lower the Kelvins a bit, but it will not go NW. Very even tint tho, like with Cree’s HI series leds.

Is SST40 a very tight beam? I’m not looking for a pencil beam thrower, I’d like some spill with decent long range (700m plus)

—> The SST40 has roughly the same die size as XM-L2 and/or XP-L HI so spot will be roughly same size. Not as pencil as with dedomed XP G2 or smaller.

Here’s what I’d like:

  • Single cell
  • Side switch
  • NW tint
  • Has some spill – not pencil beam
  • Decent long range (700m plus)

What do you recommend? (off the shelf, without modding)

Here’s the one’s I’m considering:

  • Catapault V6
  • Utorch UT02
  • Emisar D1S
  • Maeerxu M8

—> considering your wishes I would recommend the Cata V6, although I’m not sure if Thrunite makes them NW of the shelf…… byut apart from that it has everything
you want and Olight quality in my opinion is still one of the best around.

Cheers
Nico

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Agro wrote:
beam0 wrote:
The brightness difference is minimal, NW has better color rendering; go outside and beam a CW light into some green trees, shrubbery or other green vegetation, then shine a NW at the same objects, you’ll immediately see the difference and what I mean.
Colour temperature and rendering are unrelated. Virence offers 6500k LED with CRI 9080.

In theory yes, but it is immediately apparent which one brings out the greens better when you compare CRI70 6500K and 4000K emitters in a similar thrower. Add a bit of moisture and the gap widens.

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I can go either way for throwers. I understand warmer tints are better for seeing what your pointing the light at… but sometimes its fun to have a light saber with a bright white beam.

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Agro wrote:
beam0 wrote:
The brightness difference is minimal, NW has better color rendering; go outside and beam a CW light into some green trees, shrubbery or other green vegetation, then shine a NW at the same objects, you’ll immediately see the difference and what I mean.
Colour temperature and rendering are unrelated. Virence offers 6500k LED with CRI 9080.

Subject continued in a new thread to prevent hijacking: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60000

 

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I can now see a neutral white option in the dropdown menu!
But nothing for Europe.

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RT— wrote:
I can now see a neutral white option in the dropdown menu! But nothing for Europe.

See here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60232

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Thanks RT— That’s awesome!

 

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I know the pineapple knurling keeps in style with the previous Catapults, but I really wish this had the same grippy knurling of the TC20.

 

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Some measurements and beamshots, if you are interested. It’s the cool white version.
http://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/threads/thrunite-catapult-v6-review-pa...

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amaretto wrote:
Some measurements and beamshots, if you are interested. http://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/threads/thrunite-catapult-v6-review-pa...

Thanks! Thumbs Up

Nice review and very nice beam shots! I love the comparison with the V2 where the battery tubes are about the same in diameter. Big Smile

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Terrible tint shift Sad

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Terrible tint shift Sad
Were you referring to the white wall beamshot? I don’t notice any terrible shift I couldn’t live with in the outdoor shots.

I didn’t try to translate but I assume that’s the CW version.

 

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amaretto wrote:
Some measurements and beamshots, if you are interested.
http://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/threads/thrunite-catapult-v6-review-pa...
Yes thanks for posting!

The outdoor beamshot comparison (GIF) photos in that review are awesome! (and most helpful!) The Thrunite blows away all the other lights.
Its larger reflector provides a much wider beam than UT01 and all the others, but with comparable throw… and even better throw than most of them.

And the CW tint is not bad at all, looks MUCH warmer/nicer than the Manker, Haikelite, Nitecore and Olight!

 

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Maybe we might get shipping notice for the thrunite v6 today.

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amaretto wrote:
Some measurements and beamshots, if you are interested. It’s the cool white version. http://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/threads/thrunite-catapult-v6-review-pa...

Thnx for sharing! Off topic: gotta love that D1s beam.

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Great light for size and price.

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Agree.
Tested with around 185.000Cd. Not bad on one (big) cell and with a 50mm reflector.

But…..too small for my hands and my liking.
I go for the Amutorch.

Grtz
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So basically this light is a convoy l2 with a e switch?

If the price came down a lot maybe in a year or two I might get one.
180k throw is nice, my old xpg2 c8 hits around 170k.

Need to send off my sliced sst40 and see what numbers it’s hitting in my convoy l2

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“Expected Shipping Date is 06/15/2018”

Hmm. That is disappointing.

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I am having trouble logging into Thrunites website saying my email not recognised yet i have 3 emails from them from when i ordered the flashlightlight
i ordered my light 27 march and the replied my delivery date would be around May 1 and have heard nothing since and can now no longer log in

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