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Good deal - TrustFire TF-R2

This is a very good copy of a Dereelight DBS. This light were priced $44.20 at DX not so long ago. The head is one massive chunk of aluminum, ideal for extreme modding. Even unmodded, it throws very vell. The finish is a nice and uniform Ha-III, and there is 41.5 mm UCL lens at Flashlightlens for those who want to squeeze the last foton. You can also add a nice touch with Solarforce stainless steel clip, which fits perfectly. Use code "everbuyingwishes" for additional 5% off.

http://www.everbuying.com/product39876.html

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13268

 

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As usual... when you speak, I listen. Since this uses P60 drop-ins, how is the contact area for heat sinking to the host? Do you have to wrap the P60 pill in foil to make good contact? The reflector seems to approximate Tialbo A10 dimensions (talk about a great thrower). Have you tried it with a XM-L drop-in yet? I wonder how it would focus with the XM-L. The price looks fantastic, especially considering the quality.

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It's is not a P60 host. Reflector is 39 mm deep and 42 mm in diameter. This is more like LumaPower MRV league. I'm waiting for the XM-L emitters, I'ts already on the custom now, should be in my hands in a day or two. Currently it is modded with Cree Q4 5A. I lost some throw (about 16000 lux compared to previous 20000 lux with R2), but I like neutral and warm white bins more than cool one.

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Will it take Deerelight dropins? That would make it quite interesting to some though I'm happy with my MRV.

 

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FlashPilot, you are right. I just tried the pill from a P60 module, and it fits just fine. I'm amazed myself how I didn't try this before...

Don, don't know about Dereelight dropins, but I guess that at least the pills should fit in.

Here is a nice review of the original flashight, some construction differences are noticeable:

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=177261&page=1

And a few images of my TR-R2 with P60 pill. By the way, the weight of the flashlight is 187 g, and the head alone (without the bezel, reflector and the glass) is 74 g.

 

 

 

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After some play with a focal point, I reached 21000 lux from Q4 5A and  25500 lux from R2. Not bad Smile

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Great, post another link from Neverbuying and they send more spammers around.  Can we stop linking that site?

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jekostas wrote:

Great, post another link from Neverbuying and they send more spammers around.  Can we stop linking that site?

Speaking of witches... Two new posts just appeared, lol : )

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Someone please modify the link to neverb.

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Some friendly advice to the folks at Neverbuying: the first rule of hole management is stop digging. Particularly if you're in violation of your hoster's anti-spam policy and depend on Paypal to do business. Looks like they at least removed the fake Verisign badge from their website. Perhaps they'll get the message and knock it off when their domain gets blacklisted...

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If they use referrer to track who is linking to them and are not actually crawling this forum, then using a referrer hider like this should help, shouldn't it?

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It should. And there are a few addons for Firefox and I believe Chrome as well, that allow you to configure on a site-by-site basis if you want to send a referer (sic) header at all. I use RefControl personally but it's also possible to turn them off altogether (if you're using Firefox, go to "about:config", type "referer" into the search field, right click "network.http.sendRefererHeader", select modify, enter "0" without the quotes, OK, CTRL+F4, enjoy) which may break some sites.

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Hrvoje wrote:

I'm waiting for the XM-L emitters, I'ts already on the custom now, should be in my hands in a day or two.

Looking forward to your observations with the XM-L.

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Hrvoje wrote:

I'm waiting for the XM-L emitters, I'ts already on the custom now, should be in my hands in a day or two. Currently it is modded with Cree Q4 5A.

Hi Hrvoje, did you try this with the XM-L drop-in yet? Im curious how this lens focuses it. Do you still like the light? Any down side to it?

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so you got this from everbuying? cause all ive heard and seen is bad things about them. 

did it come in ok?

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FlashPilot wrote:

Hrvoje wrote:

I'm waiting for the XM-L emitters, I'ts already on the custom now, should be in my hands in a day or two. Currently it is modded with Cree Q4 5A.

Hi Hrvoje, did you try this with the XM-L drop-in yet? Im curious how this lens focuses it. Do you still like the light? Any down side to it?

 

Yes. All I can say, it is a wall of light, with a pretty good throw. I measured some 20000 lux at 1 m (black Trustfire 2400 mAh used). I used the pill from Manafont XM-L P60 3-mode drop in.

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xP.1337 wrote:

so you got this from everbuying? cause all ive heard and seen is bad things about them. 

did it come in ok?

 

I get my flashlight from Dinodirect, but I ordered some other flashlights and accessories from Everbuying (all in all 4 orders in the last 6 months), and my experiences with them are positive. Just for an example, for me they are not better or worse than DX.

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First post for me, but I've been into flashlights for many years and have a small collection.

I'm looking for a c8 clones and am currently considering one of the Suterfire C10 Q5 (about $17 @DX), Ultrafire C8 Q5 ($16.80 KD), Brinyte T6 C8 ($27 DX) and now the Trustfire TF-R2 ($28 Brandsdragon only place I could find  it). All are grey in finsh, some with Q5 others with XM-L. My plan would be to upgrade the Q5's to XM-L if I chose to buy a Q5 clone. I have a monafont 3 mode XM-L on th way already and like the idea of being able to use it in the Trustfire host. The TF-R2 also looks like a beefy host so the heat transfer should be good. Not having any of the others I'm unsure of the cooling efficiency in comparison.

Any suggestions on the best clone body in the list?

thanks

 

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Welcome Rolz.

Enjoy your time here.

Sorry, I don't have any of those so can't help.

 

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Aloha and welcome to BLF Rolz!

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thanks for the welcome guys

 

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Rolz wrote:

First post for me, but I've been into flashlights for many years and have a small collection.

I'm looking for a c8 clones and am currently considering one of the Suterfire C10 Q5 (about $17 @DX), Ultrafire C8 Q5 ($16.80 KD), Brinyte T6 C8 ($27 DX) and now the Trustfire TF-R2 ($28 Brandsdragon only place I could find  it). All are grey in finsh, some with Q5 others with XM-L. My plan would be to upgrade the Q5's to XM-L if I chose to buy a Q5 clone. I have a monafont 3 mode XM-L on th way already and like the idea of being able to use it in the Trustfire host. The TF-R2 also looks like a beefy host so the heat transfer should be good. Not having any of the others I'm unsure of the cooling efficiency in comparison.

Any suggestions on the best clone body in the list?

thanks

For exactly the same reason I bought this C8. (SZOBM ZY-C8). It beats my ultrafire C8 Q5 in both throw and spill. It had some very small scratches but else the quality feels good. It was $12.58 + $6.40 (ship).

And welcome Rolz and enjoy the forum. Your country delivered the future queen in my country.

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Thanks again. I had a look at the SZOBM ZY-C8 and it looks a good unit Are you able to swap out the LED pill with a P60 as you can with the Trustfire TF-R2 (DBS V2 clone)? . I'll decide in the coming days what to do as I'm keen to get a torch for an XML that should be able to cope with the heat load on high better than a L2 or a skyray S-R5 body. I like th eidea of being able to use a P90 pill without haveing to mod th epill supplied with the flashlight

 

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Rolz wrote:

Thanks again. I had a look at the SZOBM ZY-C8 and it looks a good unit Are you able to swap out the LED pill with a P60 as you can with the Trustfire TF-R2 (DBS V2 clone)? . I'll decide in the coming days what to do as I'm keen to get a torch for an XML that should be able to cope with the heat load on high better than a L2 or a skyray S-R5 body. I like th eidea of being able to use a P90 pill without haveing to mod th epill supplied with the flashlight

No, the P60 is a different and smaller construction and will not fit inside a C8. You can see pictures in this thread, the C8 is build like that and there is even a picture that compare with a P60.

 

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I noticed some time ago Manafont listing an item TrustFire TE-R2. It looks almost identical to the TrustFire TF-R2. Does it appear to also be able to take P60 pills as the TF can?

 

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/trustfire-ter2-led-5mode-memory...

 

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This is the same flashlight. It is a typo.

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Rolz wrote:

I'm looking for a c8 clones and am currently considering one of the Suterfire C10 Q5 (about $17 @DX), Ultrafire C8 Q5 ($16.80 KD), Brinyte T6 C8 ($27 DX)

 

Are any of these P60 pill compatible?

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Rolz wrote:

I noticed some time ago Manafont listing an item TrustFire TE-R2. It looks almost identical to the TrustFire TF-R2. Does it appear to also be able to take P60 pills as the TF can?

 

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/trustfire-ter2-led-5mode-memory...

I have got this pills fits in head

Completely identical that that on photo 

 Possible use any  pill from a P60 module?

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I got mine today. I immediately swapped the stock pill for one from a Manafont XM-L dropin. I didn't get the clip in the parent post though. Not that I'd have any use for the clip anyway - it came with the usual black lanyard instead.

The light. This has been "enhanced" by accident, the actual colour of the light is accurate in the second picture, not this one.

TF-R2

 

 

The light beside its battery.

batt

 

Head detail. I don't see the sort of crackling on the finish by naked eye - time to get out the magnifiers and have a very close look. It is there under 30x magnification. My guess is too much current in the anodising tank. It is visible on the body tube, but not the tailcap.

head

 

Tailcap innards - I don't much like the look of the plastic switch retaining ring.

Tailcap innards

 

 

Outside end of the tailcap. The dog hair is courtesy of the folks next door's Airedale.

switch boot

 

 

The threads weren't lubed, the crud appeared after I lightly oiled the threads. The graunching and squeaking of the top end of the head being unscrewed got on my nerves. This is the tailcap thread detail.

Tail threads

 

Reflector - it is firmly fixed into the top part of the head so I didn't try to remove it.

bitsa

 

The head farther pulled apart

head parts

 

There is some sort of coating on the inside of the body tube.

body tube

 

Back end of head - this has the Manafont dropin installed

back of head

 

 

Front of inner head. No idea what the gunge on the LED is.

Inner head

 

The original Cree XR-E (Presumably R2) pill

pill

 

The business end with the XM-L

Business end

 

Will get some numbers in a minute. 

 

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screwed out of the head fairly easily............luckily. I had some bonus fingerprints on the reflector and lens.

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Throw numbers looking good!

High 27000 lux at 1 metre

Medium 7500

Low 1450

 

Must put the R2 back in some time to see what it can do.

Absolute output numbers on high weren't all that impressive - will try another (much younger) cell in case the cell was limiting current. 440 lumens from an XM-L does not impress me when I've measured better than 850 from the same dropin. The lens appears to be clean. Newer cell charging now.

 

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

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