Armytek Wizard C2 Pro (successor to the Wizard Pro V3)

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Armytek Wizard C2 Pro (successor to the Wizard Pro V3)

Cree XHP50.2

White light: 2500 lumen
Warm light: 2330 lumen

It charges 2x faster than V3 per the info (3h40m). Comes with a bike mount in addition to what’s already included in V3. Slightly higher capacity battery and a much nicer looking charger.

Reference:
Armytek Wizard C2 Pro info – pdf

Characteristics

Cree XHP50.2 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
9 regulated light modes + 3 Strobe
Hot Spot: Spill: 70 °: 120 °
With 18650 3500mAh battery and before 10% drop from initial value
Turbo 3: 2500 (LED Lumens) (OTF Lumens) (2h40) (650 Lumens after 30 seconds) range 131 meters
Turbo 2: 1750 ANSI Lumens (2h45) (650 Lumens after 2 min)
Turbo 1: 870 ANSI Lumens (2h50) (650 Lumens after 9 min)
Main 3: 370 ANSI Lumens (5h15)
Main 2: 160 ANSI Lumens (12:15)
Main 1: 45 ANSI Lumens (43h)
Moonlight 3: 6 ANSI Lumens (12 days)
Moonlight 2: 1.5 ANSI Lumen (40 days)
Moonlight 1: 0.15 ANSI Lumen (200 days)
Strob 1: 10Hz at 2,500 Lumens (5:45) (650 Lumens after 100 seconds)
Strob 2: 1Hz at 2500 Lumens (12h) (650 Lumens after 9 minutes)
Strob 3: 1Hz at 160 Lumens (55h)
Battery: 1 × 18650 3500mAh battery (included)
Charging time: 3h 40 minutes
Made of aircraft grade aluminum alloy
Finish: Matte Black Color, Anti-scratch Hard Anodizing Type III 400HV
Operating temperature: -25 ° + 40 ° C
Dimension: 112mm (Length) x 33mm (head diameter) x 20.4mm (body diameter)
Weight: 65g (without battery and without headband) / 115g with battery
Waterproof according to the IP68 standard (10 meters for 5 hours)
Fall resistance 10 meters
10 year manufacturer warranty

Package contents:
Lamp Armytek Wizard (V4) C2 PRO
1 Armytek 18650 3500mAh battery
1 USB charging cable
1 Headband with rigid support
1 bike / MTB handlebar mount
1 belt clip
2 spare O-rings

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Any word on CRI for the warm option? I love the warm xhp in my pro with its ~85CRI.

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They say one of the benefits of working with Armytek is high profit margins, “over 100%” on the last page of that manual. We should do a “group buy” and just bulk order a bunch at cost

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Sunnysunsun wrote:
We should do a “group buy” and just bulk order a bunch at cost

A volunteer! How nice Thumbs Up Beer

Whole last year we had 40% discounts more or less as a standard. Try negotiating something like 50%, or 40% minimum.

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Edit: Wiz C2 is suspicious. Will the next Tiara become a Wiz C1? I bet.

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I bought 2 armytek headlamps.. both died within a year.

I’ve had better luck with $8 Chinese headlamps.

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Already got one Cool


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What’s the difference between the new C2 Pro amd previous version besides the charging? Most important of all, how’s the tint and CRI?

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The differences I have noticed so far:
- additional mode – turbo 3 (2500lm / 2330lm OTF)
- thermal protection set to 50*C (65*C in v3)
- a spring on the head side
- thicker spring at the bottom 1.25mm vs 1mm
- fewer inscriptions and manufacturer markings

The tint reminds me Wizard WR warm – it’s rosy-peach. Duv is even lower than in my favourite XP-Ls Hi V2 5D.

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miotacze_fotonow wrote:
The differences I have noticed so far:
- additional mode – turbo 3 (2500lm / 2330lm OTF)
- thermal protection set to 50*C (65*C in v3)
- a spring on the head side
- thicker spring at the bottom 1.25mm vs 1mm
- fewer inscriptions and manufacturer markings

The tint reminds me Wizard WR warm – it’s rosy-peach. Duv is even lower than in my favourite XP-Ls Hi V2 5D.

Thanks for this useful information. Looking at your photos it looks as if new new design has a slightly longer tailcap (accounts for the increased length), different heat sinking, new button and a new font for graphics!

But the interesting thing is the bezel redesign – could you confirm that the inside diameter is larger, or is it the same?

Thanks.

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The tube is 3mm longer, the tailcap is practically the same. v4’s bezel has 1mm bigger inner diameter.

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so warmer than V3 XHP50?

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miotacze_fotonow wrote:
The tint reminds me Wizard WR warm – it’s rosy-peach. Duv is even lower than in my favourite XP-Ls Hi V2 5D.

DUV lower than V2 5D! Wow I wonder where they source all those rosy Cree emitters. I would love to buy just the emitters. Where did you buy yours from?

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miotacze_fotonow wrote:
The tube is 3mm longer, the tailcap is practically the same. v4’s bezel has 1mm bigger inner diameter.

Thanks for confirming – I thought it looked larger. And as others have commented, news of the tint is interesting. My V3 Pro has IMHO a good tint, and I am now tempted by V4.

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I like the sound of all these changes so far. In your other pictures it looks like it has a slightly larger button also.? Don’t know if I need “fire starter” mode but it can’t hurt much. I’ll only be tempted if it is at least as warm as the current “warm” and it sounds like the cri will be higher.

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It looks like they slightly modified a Lumonite Compass R head. It already had a bigger bezel and button and spring in head. Armytek clearly makes the Lumonite L shaped lineup “from” Finland.

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Here you have some new pics:






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Thanks for the pics. Any beamshot comparisons? Smile

Where did you buy yours from?

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miotacze_fotonow wrote:
The tube is 3mm longer, the tailcap is practically the same. v4’s bezel has 1mm bigger inner diameter.

Armytek should have increased the tube diameter IMO, to allow a 21700 cell to fit.

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SKV89 wrote:
Thanks for the pics. Any beamshot comparisons? Smile

Where did you buy yours from?

Will shoot some on Thursday. I have Wizard v3, Nichia, WR and some E21A mods to comparison, so stay tuned Wink

Polish Armytek dealer has them on sale since Saturday.
https://armytek.com.pl/pl/p/Latarka-czolowa-Armytek-Wizard-C2-Pro-v4-war...

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The Four Horsemen: the new v4 C2 PRO, WR, Nichia 144A, Nichia E21A 4000K Clemence mod.

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How does the C2 Pro tint compare with the E21A 4000k?

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SKV89 wrote:
How does the C2 Pro tint compare with the E21A 4000k?

E21A has greenish tint in low and medium modes, it is clear in t1 and rosy in t2. v4 C2 PRO is rosy in every mode. It also seems to be a little colder than E21A 4000K. I would classify its tint as 5A.

BTW I am puzzled by the lack of information from Armytek about the new model. No announcements or marketing campaign. What’s more, it seems that no one except the Polish distributor has it for sale yet. Isn’t that weird?

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miotacze_fotonow wrote:
SKV89 wrote:
How does the C2 Pro tint compare with the E21A 4000k?

E21A has greenish tint in low and medium modes, it is clear in t1 and rosy in t2. v4 C2 PRO is rosy in every mode. It also seems to be a little colder than E21A 4000K. I would classify its tint as 5A.

BTW I am puzzled by the lack of information from Armytek about the new model. No announcements or marketing campaign. What’s more, it seems that no one except the Polish distributor has it for sale yet. Isn’t that weird?

Seems like you got the later batch of E21A 4000K with higher flux bin but approximately on the BBL tint from Clemence. The Tiara Pro with the earlier lower flux bin batch of E21A 4000k was super rosy, almost like the sw45k and one of the best looking 4000k I’ve seen.

Andrew & Amanda is selling the C2 Pro

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Does it get scratched so easily as the previous versions?

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How does the button feel? Haven’t been impressed with them on the earlier wizards (have to hold very firm while cycling through modes).

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
How does the button feel? Haven’t been impressed with them on the earlier wizards (have to hold very firm while cycling through modes).

It’s larger and easier to press, I like it Thumbs Up
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I bought a Wizard Pro Warm in 2015.  I was so impressed, I immediately ordered a Tiara C1 Pro Warm.  The Tiara failed this spring and ArmyTek replaced it with the Tiara Pro Magnet Warm.  The Wizard Pro failed this month and is currently en route to China for "examination" before they replace it.

I'm curious as to what the replacement will be.  (And as to the longevity of both replacements...)  I love everything about the ArmyTek headlamps and hope the reliability issues have been solved.  I want to buy at least one more!

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I am not a big fan of the 50.2. I would order the Wizard Pro Warm Nichia if it wasn’t so expensive. I don’t need 2000+ lumens or sub lumen modes on my headlamps. Mine get put to work, hard. I had a few H03’s but the hold for off, put me off. Acebeam AA/14500, although a fine headlamp, doesn’t have the run time, the D10 is good but has a quirky UI. I like the YLP Panda. Works perfect for me but, a bit on the heady side.

I’d also buy a ZL too but the cost keeps me away from them as well. My Panda keeps trudging forward without complaining, and the D10 is my back up. My back up for that is another Bourit, the budget one with the ramping interface. I don’t care about magnetic charging. I have extra cells for times when it dies. I don’t have time to wait for recharging.

I do have a few Partner C1’s and a Doberman that I got with a coupon Armytek sent me by phone. They call once every few months and offer me coupons. I thought that was kind of nice of them, although, I don’t always take them up on their offers.

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