5xT6... come on, you know you want to

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5xT6... come on, you know you want to

http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1314

 

That's about $20 lower than the Manafont light, correct? Still too rich for my blood. Especially for SkyRay, which hasn't been too reliable lately it seems. 

 

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niceee... 

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That head with three xm-l's in wider/deeper reflectors than current offerings.

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I have been looking at this light, Im waiting to buy this until there is a proper review.  Also I saw a warning on manafront not to run the light on high for a long time.  I am excited about a light having 5 emitters this powerful.  I already have a 3xT6 which is very bright as it is.

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I want 6 xml

 

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Seriously... doesn't this remind you of the razor commercials: 2 blades for a cleaner cut! Now with 3 blades!! The Schick Quattro!!!

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I really dig this light. So who wll be the lab rat? I'm also waiting for a review before I buy it.

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Enquired on the tailcap current from Ric, he is able to do it.  It says 5 x 1.5A.  It should get at least 2.5A with good 4.2V cells....to 2.8A for not so charged ones and say TF Flames.

 

MF just said 1.5A, if it's 1.5A at the tail then forget it.

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Not sure but don't you go HID at that point?.

My fist is lubed up...

UP my own at this point.

I guess we will have to see beamshots of this from an owner, even @ 1.5a each that is mega.  Can a poor 18650 even pull it off?

If I am wrong in this my hand is still lubed Smile

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For seriously driving one XM-L you need about one 18650 cell. I'd be interested if that light took 5*18650 - Well, ok, 4*18650 would be interesting, too, like in 2 rows of 2.

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ill pass its a fry raY

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It has often crossed my mind that a 5 emitter light with an XR-E R2 center for extreme throw and four XM-L's around it might be a terrific light.  Just a thought.

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Won't work out. That center XR-E would have a very small reflector and thus wouldn't give much throw.

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VFM, the beam profile of 4 x XM-L and 1 x XR-E would be quite wierd too.

Driving XM-Ls optimally, ie > 2.5A per emitter, in a 75mm head = DRY kind of performance. Pocket rocket.

TK70 with 105mm head and 3 x XM-L driven optimally raises the head from 30 deg C to 45 deg C in 10 mins of run.  I think this Sky Ray gives about the same performance in lumens OTF, maybe 35k cd of throw and around the same heat rise characteristic in a 75mm head, with the 5 emitters driven at 1.5A.

So in a cold country < 10 deg C with some wind, you probably can run continuously....not too bad for close to 2500 lumens OTF.

 

I am asking Ric to get more info from the "factory" ie specifically the tailcap readings as we all do not trust manufacturer specs. Any info is better than no info, this is not a $50 triple.  Also the availability of spare drives for purchase.

 

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Actually I was thinking of a new light not a re-work within the current head size.   More like an MRV sized center with smaller XML reflectors around it.   The biggest problem would be the drivers.

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gen1.3_ wrote:
I really dig this light. So who wll be the lab rat? I'm also waiting for a review before I buy it.

The lab rat would be me, will post a first impressions & current draw once I get it.

Now with 100% all natural asbestos!

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SPAMBOT wrote:

gen1.3_ wrote:
I really dig this light. So who wll be the lab rat? I'm also waiting for a review before I buy it.

The lab rat would be me, will post a first impressions & current draw once I get it.

Ok, thanks!  Will count on you man!

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I think it needs a better driver that pulls 3A on a let's say "Turbo Mode", and then 1,5A on High, etc. That would be nice.

 

weiser701 wrote:

Seriously... doesn't this remind you of the razor commercials: 2 blades for a cleaner cut! Now with 3 blades!! The Schick Quattro!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH6_MaUFM10

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FX-32 wrote:

I think it needs a better driver that pulls 3A on a let's say "Turbo Mode", and then 1,5A on High, etc. That would be nice.

 

Problem is it won't be able to do this with 3 x 18650 safely.  That means at least 5A from the cells...

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2100 wrote:

FX-32 wrote:

I think it needs a better driver that pulls 3A on a let's say "Turbo Mode", and then 1,5A on High, etc. That would be nice.

 

Problem is it won't be able to do this with 3 x 18650 safely.  That means at least 5A from the cells...

Well, But there are a few high discharge rate batteries around...

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If you read Manafont and forums threads here, people are already having issues with 2.5A discharge rate (and ramping up to low 3 amps).  With this one it would go up to 7A.  Slot in a TF/UF unprotected battery and it would surely go BAM.

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What about a good dose of AS5 & run 3 AW 18650 IMR's? 

You could throttle it back when it gets too hot... 

On the other hand, I don't know if SkyRay's paid attention to the many concerns posted about their quality.    

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Spivey wrote:

What about a good dose of AS5 & run 3 AW 18650 IMR's? 

You could throttle it back when it gets too hot... 

On the other hand, I don't know if SkyRay's paid attention to the many concerns posted about their quality.    

Too dangerous.  Can't rely on regular humans for even 80% reliability.  LOL!

Actually, AW 18650 IMRs are also feeling the heat at 6A, believe it or not.  And would really be very short burn time.  Really makes no sense.

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adaptor SKY RAY L1

battery tube SKY RAY L1

Seems it have an adapter-ring.  May(be) it can be fitted with bigger diameter battery tube  D size perhaps? Cool   Fenix TK70 have 4, so this should could manage with 4 or 5 Ni-MH ? If one need to go bigger and safe current..

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SPAMBOT wrote:

gen1.3_ wrote:
I really dig this light. So who wll be the lab rat? I'm also waiting for a review before I buy it.

The lab rat would be me, will post a first impressions & current draw once I get it.

SPAMBOT thanks for taking one for the team. Will be patiently waiting for your first impressions and amp readings.

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+1. My fingers are crossed for you spambot. I hope this turns out to be a descent light.

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Thanks spambot for your early adopting courage, looking forward to seeing how good this light is.

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I have it in my possession now, and apart from a dented bezel it is quite a nice light Cool

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I think this will be much better and its has a claimed max current draw of 7.5 amps not 1.5 amps like the skyray, it does not have to fry ray name, looks much better, but it is $2.80 usd more, But you can run either 18650,s or 26650,s.

So i just brought one.

TrustFire TR-J12 Cree XM-L T6 5-LED 4500-Lumen 5-Mode Memory Flashlight - Black Aluminum Alloy Finish (3  x 26650/3 x 18650)

As soon as it get,s here ill do a review and some long run time test, range test, current draw and i might even have to pull out the new lux meter.