very budget thrower (300 meters + distance) for under $50

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very budget thrower (300 meters + distance) for under $50

Are there any in the market?

Please list the link on where to buy if any so that if any other BLF members are interested the info is there.

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300 meters = 22500 lux ANSI
or
300 meters = 90000 lux ( 1 lux @ 1 meter )

Battery?
Size?

STL-V2 = 45k – 50k ANSI
HD-2010 , Small Sun ZY-T08 , ZY-T13 , ZY-T16 + some mod

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RecycledElectrons wrote:
Not 300+ meters, but it’s a better thrower than anything in its price range:

http://dx.com/p/ultrafire-wf-502b-mc-e-bin-k-700-lumen-led-flashlight-1-...
$22.20

????????????????? :~ No Way. Absolutely NOT a thrower. Pure Flooder.

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I get pretty close, if not over 300 yards with the HD2010 .

I highly doubt the 502b with an MC-E can throw anywhere near the distance of a dedicated thrower like even a C8 or especially the HD. Am I missing something?

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VFMaddict wrote:
RecycledElectrons wrote:
Not 300+ meters, but it’s a better thrower than anything in its price range:

http://dx.com/p/ultrafire-wf-502b-mc-e-bin-k-700-lumen-led-flashlight-1-...
$22.20

????????????????? :~ No Way. Absolutely NOT a thrower. Pure Flooder.

That’s what I meant. Smile

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$2.88 over. Not really a thrower, but bright enough that it doesn’t matter.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/DHL-Shipping-Free-1x-Trustfire-J...LEDs-Flashlight/610867_606298800.html

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The Small Sun ZY-T13 for $24. Untouchable!

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/small-sun-zyt13-t6-5mode-1200lu...

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Don’t forget the FandyFire STLV6. In my honest assessment of what I have to work with here where I live, I think it’s a legit 350yd thrower. It will out throw probably all those listed here so far with maybe the exception of the HD-2010. And you got some good choices given so far. And the Jacob A60 for the money of less than $15 shipped will probably be the best bang for your throw period. From what I have seen, it will beat the Small Sun ZY-C10S for throw no question in my mind or by my camera. But if it were me for less than $50 I would get the FandyFire STL-V6.

And if you want the best XM-L bang for your throw the Small Sun ZY-T13 is the way to go. But it won’t out throw the STL-V6. But for about half the price, I know of no other XM-L flashlight that will touch it for money in value, brightness, perfect beam, or throw. I like it so much that I have 2.

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My furthest throwing thrower is my HS-802, definitely can do 300 meters, depending of course on ambient light. Pitch dark open yes, in an urban lit environment no.

But really anything 300 meter’s away you’ll be needing binoculars to see the narrow spotlight the HS-802 puts out. A really good thrower thrower is the C8 XP-G it has a larger more useful hotspot for long distance. Also my Romisen RC-T601 throws just a bit better than my C8 XM-L due to better smoother reflector machining, though not quite as good as my C8 XP-G with it’s tighter more focused hotspot.

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Small Sun ZY-T13 is awesome, if you remove the white centering ring the beam gets smaller for even better throw, the driver can also be modified for more current.

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I take it a thrower is a light that casts its beam a far distance?

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skyray stl-v2 is 43$ shipped registered at fancyflashlights..

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rickboone wrote:
I take it a thrower is a light that casts its beam a far distance?

Yes.

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VFMaddict wrote:
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Not 300+ meters, but it’s a better thrower than anything in its price range:

http://dx.com/p/ultrafire-wf-502b-mc-e-bin-k-700-lumen-led-flashlight-1-...
$22.20

????????????????? :~ No Way. Absolutely NOT a thrower. Pure Flooder.

It out-throws a Klarus XT-11 when both are run on cheap batteries. (this DX light is very constant across different batteries)

It’s the best P60 thrower I’ve seen, and I’ve tried many.

It’s not an aspheric, but it is a thrower.

I won’t pretend I have the time to post beam shots…but I will say that based on your response, you’ve never tried that particular light.

You must have the link wrong. I have that exact light and while I use it all the time, it’s not a thrower. If it wasn’t raining tonight I’d go try it again side by side with a few others.

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The Small Sun T13 – I side with JMax and ChiX . I just recieved it and hands down the best $24.00
you can spend. Its well underdriven, i see serious potential with a swap of the driver. less than $30.00 and you have a great mid size thrower. As good or better than name brand version.

 


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Which driver would you recommend? The Small Sun T13 seems like a good choice. Best bang for buck so far. I have the Trustfire X8 and it’s an amazing performer. Windering if there would be significant difference between the two. Can the X8 be driven even harder?

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RecycledElectrons wrote:
VFMaddict wrote:
RecycledElectrons wrote:
Not 300+ meters, but it’s a better thrower than anything in its price range:

http://dx.com/p/ultrafire-wf-502b-mc-e-bin-k-700-lumen-led-flashlight-1-...
$22.20

????????????????? :~ No Way. Absolutely NOT a thrower. Pure Flooder.

It out-throws a Klarus XT-11 when both are run on cheap batteries. (this DX light is very constant across different batteries)

It’s the best P60 thrower I’ve seen, and I’ve tried many.

It’s not an aspheric, but it is a thrower.

I won’t pretend I have the time to post beam shots…but I will say that based on your response, you’ve never tried that particular light.

The XT11 isn’t much of a thrower though, it’s probably the most floody light in its class. So I’m not sure using it as a throw benchmark is all that meaningful.
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RecycledElectrons wrote:
VFMaddict wrote:
RecycledElectrons wrote:
Not 300+ meters, but it’s a better thrower than anything in its price range:

http://dx.com/p/ultrafire-wf-502b-mc-e-bin-k-700-lumen-led-flashlight-1-...
$22.20

????????????????? :~ No Way. Absolutely NOT a thrower. Pure Flooder.

It out-throws a Klarus XT-11 when both are run on cheap batteries. (this DX light is very constant across different batteries)

It’s the best P60 thrower I’ve seen, and I’ve tried many.

It’s not an aspheric, but it is a thrower.

I won’t pretend I have the time to post beam shots…but I will say that based on your response, you’ve never tried that particular light.

You must not have tried a thrower Wink the reflector dimensions mean it cannot be classed as a thrower.

Best small cheap light I have that can be classed as a thrower is the UltraOK, I believe it’s a MRV clone, it’s up there with my SF MPP1 and almost with the Crelant 7G5 for distance, obviously much less light due to the emitter but can be seen at 300m.

I don’t have one but if I was buying now I’d go with the Fandyfire STL-V6 as ILF says.

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Jeansy wrote:
RecycledElectrons wrote:
VFMaddict wrote:
RecycledElectrons wrote:
Not 300+ meters, but it’s a better thrower than anything in its price range:

http://dx.com/p/ultrafire-wf-502b-mc-e-bin-k-700-lumen-led-flashlight-1-...
$22.20

????????????????? :~ No Way. Absolutely NOT a thrower. Pure Flooder.

It out-throws a Klarus XT-11 when both are run on cheap batteries. (this DX light is very constant across different batteries)

It’s the best P60 thrower I’ve seen, and I’ve tried many.

It’s not an aspheric, but it is a thrower.

I won’t pretend I have the time to post beam shots…but I will say that based on your response, you’ve never tried that particular light.

You must not have tried a thrower Wink the reflector dimensions mean it cannot be classed as a thrower.

Best small cheap light I have that can be classed as a thrower is the UltraOK, I believe it’s a MRV clone, it’s up there with my SF MPP1 and almost with the Crelant 7G5 for distance, obviously much less light due to the emitter but can be seen at 300m.

I don’t have one but if I was buying now I’d go with the Fandyfire STL-V6 as ILF says.

So it’s a toss up between the Fandyfire STL-V6 or Small Sun ZY-T13.

Anyone have both to give the final answer on this? Do both have the similar Lux readings?

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I think ILF does, see post #10

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FWIW, if you value having a AA driven light (yes there are some advantages in having AAs as your powersource), the PA40 by Jet Beam is a great light and near your $50 budget, as you can get it for about $55. The Fenix E40 is simalar about $10 less, but from what I gather won’t throw like the PA40, however I don’t own one to compare to my PA40. Good luck.

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Here’s what I would do since I have both. I would buy the FandyFire STL-V6 first. It’s right at about 48 to 50Kcd. Deal Xtreme is where I bought mine for $45 and change. Then I would buy the Small Sun ZY-T13 from Manafont for $24 shipped. If it were me, I would buy 2. You will like it that much. You can’t beat that light for the money in XM-L flashlights. The beam is perfect and I do mean perfect. I love my 2. I would guess this light to be around 40-42Kcd.

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So what I need to do is find a used ZY-T13, put in a 5700k U2 and a 3.5amp 7135 driver with four 2/3A NiMH high discharge rate batteries in it, right?

How much room is there for a heat sink?

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Old-Lumens wrote:

So what I need to do is find a used ZY-T13, put in a 5700k U2 and a 3.5amp 7135 driver with four 2/3A NiMH high discharge rate batteries in it, right?

How much room is there for a heat sink?

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Here’s what I would do since I have both. I would buy the FandyFire STL-V6 first. It’s right at about 48 to 50Kcd. Deal Xtreme is where I bought mine for $45 and change. Then I would buy the Small Sun ZY-T13 from Manafont for $24 shipped. If it were me, I would buy 2. You will like it that much. You can’t beat that light for the money in XM-L flashlights. The beam is perfect and I do mean perfect. I love my 2. I would guess this light to be around 40-42Kcd.

why not save 2$ and buy the skyray stl-v2? they’re the same light..and the cheaper one doesn’t say fandyfire on it..lol

http://fancyflashlights.com/goods.php?id=437

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So it’s official? The furthest throwing budget light out there today, under $50 is the FandyFire STL-V6?

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Here’s what I would do since I have both. I would buy the FandyFire STL-V6 first. It’s right at about 48 to 50Kcd. Deal Xtreme is where I bought mine for $45 and change. Then I would buy the Small Sun ZY-T13 from Manafont for $24 shipped. If it were me, I would buy 2. You will like it that much. You can’t beat that light for the money in XM-L flashlights. The beam is perfect and I do mean perfect. I love my 2. I would guess this light to be around 40-42Kcd.

why not save 2$ and buy the skyray stl-v2? they’re the same light..and the cheaper one doesn’t say fandyfire on it..lol

http://fancyflashlights.com/goods.php?id=437

+1 SkyRay STL-V2 and a Jacob A60 and have the best of both!!!!!

 

 

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mags wrote:
So it’s official? The furthest throwing budget light out there today, under $50 is the FandyFire STL-V6?

Yep.

I would buy it from Deal Xtreme.

That other link for the SkyRay STL-V2 I know nothing about them.

The FandyFire STL-V6 is one bad thrower for less than $50. There’s none that will beat it that I know of for the money. It’s just a little shy in the throw department of the better quality throwers like the Olight SR51, Sunwayman T40CS, Olight M3X, and Crelant 7G5, all of which I do have.

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