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The postal dam breaks!

Some nice things in the post today. Arrived from DX was an XM-L T6 on a 16mm star. I'm going to try it in the Mr.Lite J4 (Parent of the BLF light) since I accidentally dedomed the XR-E in it. If it doesn't work well with the optic, I'll put the TR-801 reflector in it instead.

XM-L die

 

Then there was the bored BLF light body from Hrvoje which has been about 6 weeks in the post from Croatia. It can now use a 17500 which should give a lot more runtime.

And then two envelopes from Manafont - again about six weeks in the post. There was a replacement Ultrafire U-20 for the one I've lost and a Mr.Lite LT3 which I liked the look of.

First thoughts on the LT3 were, it is enormous for a CR123 light. And quite heavy for an aluminium light at 113.4g with an IMR cell in it.

MrLite LT3

 

For comparison. Top to bottom, Ultrafire UF-H3D, Mr.Lite LT3, EastwardYJ J09, RCR123 cell

Size comparison

 

And here they are standing up. Trustfire Z1, Mr.Lite LT3, Ultrafire UF-H3D, EastwardYJ J09

second size comparison

 

The business end. It's an XP-G R5. The reflector is quite deep giving a fairly narrow beam of very good quality. There is a fairly heavy orange peel finish on the reflector which works well.

Front end

 

The threads are good, it has the usual Mr.Lite metal switch cover.

Battery out

 

The beam, quite narrow. Tailstanding on the top of the usual door about 60cm from the ceiling.

beamshot

 

Zoomed in on the beam - good colour. The colour of the beam looks correct on my screen.

Beam pattern

 

Review to follow.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

Edited by: Don on 01/08/2011 - 09:33
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Ooh, that LT3 is pretty big isn't it? I wonder how big the LT2 (1xAA version) is?

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Ooh, that LT3 is pretty big isn't it? I wonder how big the LT2 (1xAA version) is?

 

But it does feel good in the hand. I'd suspect that the AA version might be about the same size. Having just checked it is 18mm longer than the LT3 but the same exterior size.

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/mr-lite-lt2-triangular-shape-cr...

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/mr-lite-lt3-triangular-shape-cr...

 

The Manafont description of the modes is only partially correct, it is a 9 mode light with two sets of modes. At least the LT3 is and I suspect the LT2 has very similar internals.

 

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    Lightbox lux Lightbox lux Lightbox lux Est. Lumens Est. Lumens Est. Lumens Throw at 1 metre lux
Light Battery
Turn-on 30 secs 2 Minutes Switch-on 30 secs 2 Minutes  
Mr.Lite LT3 Mode 1 IMR 16340 219 214 213 39 38 38 771
Mr.Lite LT3 Mode 2 IMR 16340 423 418 407 76 75 73 1550
Mr.Lite LT3 Mode 3 IMR 16340 1232 1160 1110 221 208 199 4700
Mr.Lite LT3 Mode 4 IMR 16340 1787 1637 1568 321 294 281 6490
Mr.Lite LT3 Mode 5 IMR 16340 1864 1727 1645 334 310 295 7370

 


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300+ lumens eh? That's quite a scorcher.

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sb56637 wrote:

300+ lumens eh? That's quite a scorcher.

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