Ultrafire C8 and KD C8 compatibility?

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Ultrafire C8 and KD C8 compatibility?

Hi,

I am looking for a C8 xm-l light and I came across this link from member “attitude” in another thread:-

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/120889784258?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid...

I know that the XinXD and Kai C8 versions are highly regarded here but I am attracted by the shorter profile of the Ultrafire C8 as shown in the 22nd post of this thread:-

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11112

I was wondering if I could get the ebay UF C8 seeing that it’s a really good deal and then get the xm-l drop-in and OP reflector from Kai. It will end up perhaps ard $3-$4 more than buying the KD C8 (Item S009844) directly but I would have the shorter UF body, 2 reflectors and 2 drop-ins (of which one would be the 3-mode version rather than the 5-mode version in Item S009844).

Anyone knows if they are compatible or are there any differences in the body quality, threads, switch etc that I should be aware of?

Many thanks,

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I have a number of c8’s and I find them legoable but the only q5 I have is the MCU Tmart one. There are a few Ultrafires around (likely fakes) so they could be different. Are they really that much shorter?

 

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Thks for the response, edc. Are your C8s all from the same manufacturer (eg Ultrafires) or are they a mix? As for yr question, from the post I referred to, it does seem like there is a noticeable difference in length but u r right in that even different ultrafires may be different in size.

I guess not many people have both the lights I was referring to so I may not take the risk until I have done more research

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My Ebay C8 Q5 in that photo (second from the left) is a clone, and nowhere near the body quality of the real Ultrafire. The anodising is more like black paint, and the real one feels more substantial. Still, not a bad torch for <$10.

I haven’t tried leggoing it with the others.
They are arranged L-R in order of subjective quality or desirablity…
Mind you the 3C tint in the XinTD V3 C8 is a revelation..


L-R: Clone C10, Clone C8 Q5, Ultrafire C8 XM-L T6, XinTD C8 V3, Ultrafire UF-980L

@trueimage – I’ll be interested in your choice if you go with a dropin.

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Suncoaster wrote:
My Ebay C8 Q5 in that photo (second from the left) is a clone, and nowhere near the body quality of the real Ultrafire. The anodising is more like black paint, and the real one feels more substantial. Still, not a bad torch for <$10.

I haven’t tried leggoing it with the others.
They are arranged L-R in order of subjective quality or desirablity…
Mind you the 3C tint in the XinTD V3 C8 is a revelation..

@trueimage – I’ll be interested in your choice if you go with a dropin.

Hi Suncoaster,

Thanks for clarifying. I guess it is going to be difficult determining who sells the real Ultrafire C8. Given the poorer quality of the cheaper clones, i might just stick with the KD version (or the XinTD version if I feel rich!).

As for the drop-in (if i had decided to go for the Ultrafire clone), i was considering this 3-mode version from Kai:

http://kaidomain.com/product/details.S020292

It is the copper version and the 3-modes, high-low-strobe, is ideal for me (strobe mainly for cycling). If i end up getting the KD C8, then i would not be getting the 3-mode since i would already have the 5-mode. A pity they don’t sell the 3-mode with the copper pill and the OP reflector.