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marcl wrote:
I’m seeing 869 lumens for the XPL U4 VS 1119 lumens for the XML2 U2.

I don’t see the point in the XPL at this bin.

Please tell me if I am missing something as I have no experience with the XPL.

Marc

Hmm.. seems that I was wrong. I assumed, that the XPL and XML2 bins would be equal, since the die size is the same. They are not.
at 3A, XPL U4 should give 869-920 lumens, and XML2 U2 1119-1193.
XM-L2 U2 is comparable to XP-L V4 or V5 in brightness.

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But you aren’t going to find a 7A tint XP-L HI in a “V” bin anytime soon.

The warmer tints typically produce less lumens, and the HI produces less lumens.

U4 isn’t a bad bin all things considered.

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Compare the 7A tints: XP-L HI to XM-L2 - that's more equivalent. I think the XM-L2 7A's were like T2 or T3 - way lower than U2's. There are 7B3's now though in a T4 bin.

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They’ve just added the Cree XP-L HI V3 1C 6500K LED Emitter to their list for $5.79

http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S024438

Also listed is a clearance sale of older SSC torches for $10. For some it may be a good value host for modding.

http://www.kaidomain.com/category.128

 

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Do you know a way to filter that site for things in a category that are on sale?

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FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
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FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
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Rolz wrote:
They’ve just added the Cree XP-L HI V3 1C 6500K LED Emitter to their list for $5.79

http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S024438

Also listed is a clearance sale of older SSC torches for $10. For some it may be a good value host for modding.

http://www.kaidomain.com/category.128

Hi,

Thanks! I picked up a couple of the $10 lights :)…

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We are doing some clearance for our warehouse.

Those SSC LED flashlights are great for using or modding.

See which is interested to you.

Thanks Smile

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mattlward wrote:
Do you know a way to filter that site for things in a category that are on sale?

Sorry I’ve not worked it out. I tend to look through many pages to find interesting products as the search is limited. Fortunately some sales live the SSC are listed on the main page.

 

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New UltraFire UF-T80 Cree XHP50 Flashlight
(http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S024453)

- Stepless Adjusted (1%-100%) and Strobe mode
- USB Rechargeable

Only $47.84

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BanL wrote:
New UltraFire UF-T80 Cree XHP50 Flashlight
(http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S024453)

- Stepless Adjusted (1%-100%) and Strobe mode
- USB Rechargeable

Only $47.84


This one’s interesting. The cells are 3P, so a boost driver must have been used.

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FlashPilot wrote:
BanL wrote:
New UltraFire UF-T80 Cree XHP50 Flashlight
(http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S024453)

- Stepless Adjusted (1%-100%) and Strobe mode
- USB Rechargeable

Only $47.84


This one’s interesting. The cells are 3P, so a boost driver must have been used.

2500 lumens seems like a reasonably conservative turbo rating, the XHP50’s certainly capable of higher. Dunno about the driver.

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i asked “someone” if he can get it Wink

 

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The KD HAIII BUCKLE V6 in red that I bought from KD was a real treat. A great little light for just over £3.00. I think I have an urge to get another one probably blue this time.

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keithd wrote:
FlashPilot wrote:
BanL wrote:
New UltraFire UF-T80 Cree XHP50 Flashlight
(http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S024453)

- Stepless Adjusted (1%-100%) and Strobe mode
- USB Rechargeable

Only $47.84


This one’s interesting. The cells are 3P, so a boost driver must have been used.

2500 lumens seems like a reasonably conservative turbo rating, the XHP50’s certainly capable of higher. Dunno about the driver.

I mentioned the boost driver becasue the forward voltage of the emitter is far above the input voltage and the cells are in parallel. By comparison, this is very unusual for nearly all cheap flashlights, which are either buck or linear regulated.
Cree shows 1606 lumens at 2 amps for a J bin XHP50. With reflector losses, etc… that would be knocked down to 1285 lumens, which is probably far more likely with the grossly exaggerated chinese lumens we have all come to expect.

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BanL wrote:
New UltraFire UF-T80 Cree XHP50 Flashlight
(http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S024453)

- Stepless Adjusted (1%-100%) and Strobe mode
- USB Rechargeable

Only $47.84

This one is quite interesting. It’s pleasing to see some well priced XHP’s appearing. It looks a good product.

 

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FlashPilot wrote:
keithd wrote:
FlashPilot wrote:
BanL wrote:
New UltraFire UF-T80 Cree XHP50 Flashlight
(http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S024453)

- Stepless Adjusted (1%-100%) and Strobe mode
- USB Rechargeable

Only $47.84


This one’s interesting. The cells are 3P, so a boost driver must have been used.

2500 lumens seems like a reasonably conservative turbo rating, the XHP50’s certainly capable of higher. Dunno about the driver.

I mentioned the boost driver becasue the forward voltage of the emitter is far above the input voltage and the cells are in parallel. By comparison, this is very unusual for nearly all cheap flashlights, which are either buck or linear regulated.
Cree shows 1606 lumens at 2 amps for a J bin XHP50. With reflector losses, etc… that would be knocked down to 1285 lumens, which is probably far more likely with the grossly exaggerated chinese lumens we have all come to expect.

I was hoping/expecting that it could have done 3.5 to 4 amps, which would put it solidly in the 2500 lumen range.
Considering the BLF A6 can do 1300 or more lumens, I’ll pass on this one.

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Rolz wrote:
mattlward wrote:
Do you know a way to filter that site for things in a category that are on sale?

Sorry I’ve not worked it out. I tend to look through many pages to find interesting products as the search is limited. Fortunately some sales live the SSC are listed on the main page.

They have a link for “Flash sales”:

http://www.kaidomain.com/FlashSale

Have some cheap items that might be interesting?

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ohaya wrote:
Rolz wrote:
mattlward wrote:
Do you know a way to filter that site for things in a category that are on sale?

Sorry I’ve not worked it out. I tend to look through many pages to find interesting products as the search is limited. Fortunately some sales live the SSC are listed on the main page.

They have a link for “Flash sales”:

http://www.kaidomain.com/FlashSale

Have some cheap items that might be interesting?

That link helps. The KD site has historically been hard to get around to find the best deals, but it is improving. The specials are worth looking at too, as they have a very broad range of torches, some have been around for a while, but great value.

 

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I'm glad a rather small company has found a unique light.

I hope he will be one of the few that will sell it. 

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Just noticed this one appear

TrustFire MINI-02 CREE XML2 3-Mode LED Flashlight (1×16340 / 1xCR123A) for $15,67

http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S024476

 

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Too bad it’s not a higher flux bin. 3A is nice.
Cree XP-L HI U6 3A 5000K LED Emitter. $5.79

I wonder if this will be blue.
Cree XP-L HI V3 1C 6500K LED Emitter: $5.79

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BanL wrote:
New UltraFire UF-T80 Cree XHP50 Flashlight
(http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S024453)

- Stepless Adjusted (1%-100%) and Strobe mode
- USB Rechargeable

Only $47.84

I have one in hand and will be preparing a review of the flashlight. Initial thoughts are very positive. Light output is similar to a FandyFire STL-V2 3xT6 and is noticeably brighter than an BLF A6 with a 30Q battery.

 

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Anyone have an opinion whether this is a deal or not?

http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S007309 TrustFire SSC P7 3-Mode Flashlight (2×18650)
Our Price: $73.73
Discount Price: $18.00 free shipping

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looks like a good deal, depending what the internal construction is like it could be a good XHP50 light

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hank wrote:
Anyone have an opinion whether this is a deal or not? http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S007309 TrustFire SSC P7 3-Mode Flashlight (2x18650) Our Price: $73.73 Discount Price: $18.00 free shipping

Out of stock, I tried a couple of days ago. They don't tell you until you try to check out. Frown

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A new XHP70 has appeared on KD. Looks impressive. Price is $90.42 before any discounts.

http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S024617

Also new P60 dropins with XPL Hi LED with a 2.2A KD V2 driver @ $13.94 $11.94 each (Pricedrop). Not expected to produce 1600 lumen, possibly more closer to 800

KD DOM3T4 Cree XP-L HI V2 6500K 1600 Lumens 3-Mode OP LED Drop-in

KD DSM3T4 Cree XP-L HI V2 6500K 1600 Lumens 3-Mode SMO LED Drop-in

 

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Very interesting xhp light! Looks like the famous Hid light..forgot the name. Firefox?

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ChibiM wrote:

Very interesting xhp light! Looks like the famous Hid light..forgot the name. Firefox?


Firefoxes

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A new torch has appeared on KD, it’s a Solarforce Y2 Cree XP-L V6 for $31.55. Looks like a high quality Zoomie

http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S024687

 

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