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Boruit RJ-02 headlight... 2 thumbs up...

http://www.gearbest.com/headlights/pp_251155.html

a review on here led to me buying this headlight. I had to use up points anyways, and they had a flash sale… heck, for 6 or 7 dollars, this thing has more features and things i like about it than the 20 and 30 dollar head lights in the retail stores.

my husky light was 3xAAA… this is an 18650 light, a feature i wanted to get long runtimes and not have to buy batteries.

no modes, continuously adjustable. VERY cool… i like to adjust it down to as low as i can get it? its still fine for working with my hands in a dark basement and the low mode with the 18650 battery spells long runtimes.

its more COMFORTABLE too. no hard plastic thing, its soft foam rubber or whatever. No click adjustable anymore, i can adjust it continuously by rotating it in the rubber rings that hold it to the headstrap.

if the headstrap ever DOES break down the road? its so cheap i got my moneys worth, plus, when i take OFF the light from the headstrap? its still a cool little light to throw into a pocket. 7 bucks well spent i think.

the IR motion detect on/off is easy to use. I dont know thati will USE it, but, its there… floody up close beam thats fine for working around you. Brighter all the way up than my husky, and the LOWEST is lower for runtimes.

USB charginf port so i can recharge without taking the battery out? its just icing on the cake…

i give this thing 2 thumbs up… even if it isnt on flash sale? still worth every penny at twice the 6 or 7 dollar flash sale price, easy.

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great, i like it
never seen it before

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wow that looks like a good deal, even with the current ~$10 I see, pretty complete set.

EDIT nice tint as well!

How does it charge?

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Interesting. It looks like a knock off of the Nitecore HC50 with the added feature of being rechargeable like the Nitecore HC90.

I have the Nitecore HC90 and it is a terrific headlamp for the outdoorsman, or woman. Thumbs Up

It charges through a micro USB port just like my Nitecore HC90.

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i like mine as well. changed the optics into something floodier also.

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Wow nice features for a $10 light. Too bad it’s only one mode.

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Its a dimmer flashlight, has an adjustable mode if you press and hold down the button.

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Modulor wrote:
Its a dimmer flashlight, has an adjustable mode if you press and hold down the button.

A cousin of mine has this headlamp and he cannot adjust the brightness (mode). Just read this post and told him about “press and hold down the button” and his unit goes into ‘infra red’, meaning it turns off or on and with a wave of your hand across the light, but no change in brightness.

How is the brightness changed?

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tatasal wrote:
Modulor wrote:
Its a dimmer flashlight, has an adjustable mode if you press and hold down the button.

A cousin of mine has this headlamp and he cannot adjust the brightness (mode). Just read this post and told him about “press and hold down the button” and his unit goes into ‘infra red’, meaning it turns off or on and with a wave of your hand across the light, but no change in brightness.

How is the brightness changed?


Press in until it clicks once and hold (don’t release) from off or on will ramp the brightness. Release the button when at the desired brightness (a click will be heard).

Double click will enable the motion on/off. Single click while in this mode will turn it off. The ‘motion on/off mode’ only has 1 brightness level and to my knowledge cannot be changed.

And single click from off will turn on in the last set ramping brightness.

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tatasal wrote:
Modulor wrote:
Its a dimmer flashlight, has an adjustable mode if you press and hold down the button.

A cousin of mine has this headlamp and he cannot adjust the brightness (mode). Just read this post and told him about “press and hold down the button” and his unit goes into ‘infra red’, meaning it turns off or on and with a wave of your hand across the light, but no change in brightness.

How is the brightness changed?


Press in until it clicks once and hold (don’t release) from off or on will ramp the brightness. Release the button when at the desired brightness (a click will be heard).

Double click will enable the motion on/off. Single click while in this mode will turn it off. The ‘motion on/off mode’ only has 1 brightness level and to my knowledge cannot be changed.

And single click from off will turn on in the last set ramping brightness.

Just copy/pasted your post to his email… he’s now trying it out.
Thanks a lot!

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that is good news if it can really change brightness. so the highest mode is 300 lumens? or is that chinese lumens, and in actual only 100 lumens?

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unknown00101 wrote:

Press in until it clicks once and hold (don’t release) from off or on will ramp the brightness. Release the button when at the desired brightness (a click will be heard).

Double click will enable the motion on/off. Single click while in this mode will turn it off. The ‘motion on/off mode’ only has 1 brightness level and to my knowledge cannot be changed.

And single click from off will turn on in the last set ramping brightness.

The IR motion sensor on/off via pretty slick. I haven’t seen that before. I have the USB charging on my Nitecore HC90. I like having the option as I have a USB jack in my truck and it would be a convient way to top it off.

It looks like a Nitecore HC30 case but the internals are clearly different.

Bob

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Single click turns it on. When on, click and hold for ramping. Release button when the brightness you want is reached. When ramping, the light will go from low to high then from high to low and so on.
One click will turn it off when on. It has memory (as long as you don´t remove the battery cap) and the next single click will turn it on into the brightness level it was turned off.
Double click from off brings it into motion sensor mode (the red light in the switch cap will turn on). Now you can turn on and off the light by moving your hand in front of the lamp (highest level only).
From here a single click will turn off the light and sensor mode (red light in switch cap will turn off).

I have this light for a couple of weeks now and I would say that it is really doing well for the price. It is a little tricky to ramp to the lowest possible level, but with a little training it will be fine.
My kids took it with them to a scout camp and were really happy with it. Got order to get another one. Wink
Works fine with samsung 30q (unprotected) and the very long 18650b (protected).
I recommend to use protected batteries whenever people who are not aware of li-ion risks are using it !

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blueb8llz wrote:
that is good news if it can really change brightness. so the highest mode is 300 lumens? or is that chinese lumens, and in actual only 100 lumens?

Yes I compare with other flashlight Skilhunt H02 New (mode 300 lumens) and the 300 lumens are real!!

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blueb8llz wrote:
that is good news if it can really change brightness. so the highest mode is 300 lumens? or is that chinese lumens, and in actual only 100 lumens?

I would say ~250 based on it measuring 40% of my HC50’s brightness.
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Low voltage warning or cut-off?

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HorizontalHunter wrote:
unknown00101 wrote:

Press in until it clicks once and hold (don’t release) from off or on will ramp the brightness. Release the button when at the desired brightness (a click will be heard).

Double click will enable the motion on/off. Single click while in this mode will turn it off. The ‘motion on/off mode’ only has 1 brightness level and to my knowledge cannot be changed.

And single click from off will turn on in the last set ramping brightness.

The IR motion sensor on/off via pretty slick. I haven’t seen that before. I have the USB charging on my Nitecore HC90. I like having the option as I have a USB jack in my truck and it would be a convient way to top it off.

It looks like a Nitecore HC30 case but the internals are clearly different.

Bob


The IR is quite neat and something I haven’t encountered before either. In use it works alright. I found it accidentally turning off a few times in a few hours when I was working up close, but not too bad. I wish that the motion mode brightness level could be changed as well. It would be much more versatile that way.

The charging option… I just don’t trust cheap lights to have proper charging circuitry and quality control even in a single cell configuration.

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Low voltage warning or cut-off?

Unfortunately not. Sad

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This headlamp appears to have one of those generic mystery 3535 LED's that djozz tested (link to source of below pic and his test report is in the pic).

The good news is that it's pretty easy to swap to a XP type emitter if you have a hot air station with a small nozzle attachment.  Here is the procedure:

  • Unscrew the bezel and remove it and the optic.
  • Slide out the plastic battery tube insert that is behind the emitter.
    • See more detail 2 posts down.
  • Push the MCPCB back a tad so that it's not touching the headlamp body. 
  • Use a hot air gun with the smallest nozzle to remove and reflow in a new emitter. 
  • Let the light cool back down and reassemble. 

I tried a Nichia 219C 5K 83CRI emitter last night.  Made the beam more throwy and less yellow.  I would like to keep the low Vf and decent CRI, but prefer the stock floodier beam pattern better.  So maybe tonight I will swap in an XPL.  I'll take some pics this time.

EDIT: The light appears to have a proper charging algorithm and cuts off at 4.2volts.  I'd like to tear down the light more to see what type of chip it has, but disassembly looks tricky.

EDIT2: Something to watch out for.  The MCPCB is a long aluminium strip that goes along the frount side of the battery tube.  The strip is held in place by plactic insert.  The optic pushes back on the MCPCB and could potentially push the MCPCB back reducing contact with the host.  With the emitter only drawing about 1 amp (guess based on output), that probably isn't an issue.  Just something to be aware of depending on what type of mods you make to this light.

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How did you pull the plastic sleeve out of battery compartment? Mine is stuck in there really hard.

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Mine was too. It took me a good number of attempts to get it to slide a little. Once it move a little, I could see there was a notch to pry it out it by. I used a light clip that would likely bend before I broke the plastic, but it ended up moving very easy when pried. You may be able to pry it from the start, but be careful not to break the plastic. The notch faces the front of the light and is not visible when the plastic piece is all the way down.

Hope that helps.

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I saw that notch. Thank you!

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You’re welcome.

I see GB has them for $9.76 in their Summer Clearance sale. Seems these would be good for hiking with the nice beam pattern. Hang in the tent and just wave to turn on and off. I have too many headlamps. Must resist.

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I share my current measurements about this headlight:
From low to high ramping: 50mA-1500mA
In motion sensor mode : -When on: 1500mA -When off (standby): <10mA

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Oh, good stuff. Thank you ZozzV6! That is higher output than I expected. I’d like to mod it up to 2 amps.

I take it draw in IR Sensor Mode (when on) would depend on what level was set by the user. When I use IR Sensor Mode, it goes to the level I had memorized. Any thoughts on that?

By the way, I really like this light when I’m working with gloves or on dirty stuff. I can turn the light on and off without physically touching it.

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Oh, good stuff. Thank you ZozzV6! That is higher output than I expected. I’d like to mod it up to 2 amps.

I take it draw in IR Sensor Mode (when on) would depend on what level was set by the user. When I use IR Sensor Mode, it goes to the level I had memorized. Any thoughts on that?

By the way, I really like this light when I’m working with gloves or on dirty stuff. I can turn the light on and off without physically touching it.


In IR sensor mode mine always in the highest mode.
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That’s a drag. If I get my light torn down, I’ll take good pics of the driver and both sides of the MCPCB. Maybe there is a way to change the configuration for that.

Boy, 1.5 amps. With a nice XPL, the light would be putting out about 700lm and run cooler than with the stock emitter. Smile

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Yeah. Mine is 47°C after 5 minutes in highest.

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Swapped in a XP-L V5 1D (A or D). Very happy with it. Would prefer an XM-L2 for more even and wider beam, but that would take a whole lotta modding. Output is at least double. Measured current on High and also got 1.5 amps. I don't know if something changed or I was on some good drugs or something, but I only get High mode when using the IR Switch Mode. Pretty bummed about that. Not sure how to open this light up. I imagine the tail cap can be unscrewed, but I'm a bit worried the offset switch could be damaged in the process. I did try to loosen the cap, but it must have some pretty high temp thread lock. Couldn't get it to budge. I even melted my rubber strap wrench straps tried to unscrew the cap.

I must have had something on my phone camera distance sensor or something. All my pics look awful. Here are a few of the best (least bad) pics.

  1. MCPCB pushed away from the battery tube to reflow emitter.
  2. XPL emitter after reflow.  I had to force it to set of to one corner because the the MCPCB pads are not centered.
  3. Reassembled with XPL in place.  Need to clean the optic.  Not sure how to do that without scratching it.

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i have used mine for a WHILE now. I have worked several nights on the house ob all night instead of all day? this head light on LO ramp setting, lasts ALL night no problem, fine amount of light for what i’m doing with my hands.

when i go to sleep on the cot at the site? i plug it in like a cell phone to recharge over night…. no complaints.

i aint modding something that works this perfect i used everyday at work.

how many lumens… tint… flood/spot optics…. shrugs all secondary considerations to me.

on LO or “just above lowest”? i can SEE everything my hands are doing perfectly, all i need. Long runtimes on low modes…. and when on HIghest setting? i can see across a BIG yard pretty well, which is all in all, about ALL i can ASK from a cheap work headlight.

this thing has been dropped, kicked down steps, and skkidded across the floor like a hockey puck, worked fine. i am tickled pink with this thing…

i even find myself grabbing for it as a night light to have a smoke in the middle of the night. One sad day when the strap breaks? it will stay with me as a “throw in pocket, handy light” because of the long run times and easy charging on USB…

I even use it to ride my buddy’s kid’s little DIRT BIKE in the middle of the night… its a great little cheap light.

I even used it all WEEK as a “18650 battery charger” during the day when i dont need it much, when i forgot my dual bay recharger at HOME for the work week.

With enough black coffee and cigarettes? all things are possible…

I am currently still shipping… REAL GENUINE CREE xp-g emitters, the classic… brace yourself? as low as 20 cents apiece!! Check out the SALES THREAD, everyone is happy… then PM me

SALES THREAD:
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if you are into reloading? this is my site… I inherited the remains of what was once arguably the best reloading site on the internet… its the “BLF” of reloading sites…

http://reloadbench.freeforums.net/

if you think night vision would be cool? It IS… this site i am a member of, and its basically the “BLF” of home made scratch-built digital night vision. They are at the leading forefront of advanced DIY for digital night vision, and thats gun mounted or handheld… builds rival and exceed commercial offerings…

http://nightvisionforumuk.com/

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I threw some DC fix on the TIR and have to agree, for $10 this is a budget winner of a light…

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