Blackshadow Rook 3xAA/14500 CREE XM-L U2/T6 3C 1000Lumen 3-mode Flashlight

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It’s the first 3xAA CREE XML U2 Torch.

Blackshadow Rook 3xAA/14500 CREE XM-L U2 1000lumens Flashlight

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Specification:
Emitter:CREE XM-L U2 0D
Material:6061-T6 Aluminum
Battery:3xAA/14500 (not included)
Lumens: 1000lumens (Manufactory rated)
Mode: 3 (Hi>Lo>Hidden Strobe)
Voltage: 3V~4.2V
Switch: Side press button Switch
Toughtened Ultra Clear Glass Lens
HA-II anodizing
Dimension:118MM(Length) X 43MM(Head) X39MM (Body)
Torch Netweight: 180 gram
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Ah.. the little brother of

Ah.. the little brother of the Skyray king!

nice one!

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4.2V means that the cells are

4.2V means that the cells are acting in parallel? so the 1000 lumens are the product of high current draw. 3 cells in parallel can provide 3x the amperage of a single cell. So what's the lumens output on 3x Eneloop?. I would guess 300lm.

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Why do you think so Kreisler?

Why do you think so Kreisler?

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pardon me?

pardon me? Smile

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Judging by how the underside

Judging by how the underside of the driver looks, I'd vote for parallel as well.

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kreisler wrote:4.2V means

kreisler wrote:

4.2V means that the cells are acting in parallel? so the 1000 lumens are the product of high current draw. 3 cells in parallel can provide 3x the amperage of a single cell. So what’s the lumens output on 3x Eneloop?. I would guess 300lm.

It’s series. Basically similar to a single 18650 light. You’ve defiled the stereotype in my mind of the german education system.

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@kreisler; why would it only

@kreisler; why would it only give 300lumen?

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Steve_the_Chief wrote:Judging

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Judging by how the underside of the driver looks, I’d vote for parallel as well.

On second thought, maybe the spec is wrong and it’s a boost driver. That would be a strange choice sine it’s less efficient, perhaps less performance for almost no gain when compared to sharing circuit with lithium light, though still same capacity. Would be interesting since it might work with 3 14500’s in that case. The american education system was never that great anyway.

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ChibiM wrote:Why do you think

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Why do you think so Kreisler?

It wouldn’t in theory, but in practice it might since it’s going to use a boost driver (like a giant AA light) and powerful/cheap 1.5v boost drivers are rare. Kreisler’s reasoning is wrong, though, since voltage is interchangeable with current given same capacity/power.

This arrangement would be more convenient with a 4x setup like the king. I mean, who sells aa’s or 14500’s in 3 packs?

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The cells in the Rook are

The cells in the Rook are obviously run in parallel. If it takes AA cells then it MUST have a boost circuit which means, unless it goes DD on 14500 cells, output will suck on 14500s.

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i am guessing only. the

i am guessing only. the driver contact disc reminds of similar lights with parallel cells. in series, 3 x 4.2V = 12.0V. The specs state 3-4.2V and i dont believe that this budget light has a fancy 4Sevens-like buck-boost-driver.

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JohnnyMac wrote:The cells in

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The cells in the Rook are obviously run in parallel. If it takes AA cells then it MUST have a boost circuit which means, unless it goes DD on 14500 cells, output will suck on 14500s.

It should be fairly powerful on 14500 regardless of whether DD or boost/buck (unlikely since $$). The real question is how it does on AA. The most powerful AA light I have is the Trustfire 3T6 with 4 batteries in the 3×18650 config. Draws 4+A.

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kreisler wrote:i am guessing

kreisler wrote:

i am guessing only. the driver contact disc reminds of similar lights with parallel cells. in series, 3 × 4.2V = 12.0V. The specs state 3-4.2V and i dont believe that this budget light has a fancy 4Sevens-like buck-boost-driver.

education. somehow i still think that all dogs are boys and all cats are girls Laughing out loud

It says 1.5-4.2V now.

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PArallel…. !http://www.cnqu

PArallel….

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2100 wrote:PArallel....Fixed

2100 wrote:
PArallel....

Fixed it for you. Wink

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PArallel.... http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/images/upload/Image/T2r_t8Xg0bXXXXXXXX_!!923091962.jpg

i was right then!!

 

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kreisler wrote:education.

kreisler wrote:

education. somehow i still think that all dogs are boys and all cats are girls Laughing out loud

Hahaha, you made me laugh cuz I think the same thing. Apparently we aren’t as different as we once thought.

Woof.

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Boaz wrote:Could you possibly

Boaz wrote:

Could you possibly make an uglier light ?

That’s not a light, it’s a boxer’s arse

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My thoughts only. Sounds like

My thoughts only.

Sounds like it would have been better to just leave it at a 14500 light and not waste the time to have it 3AA. If it were four AA in series, I would be interested, but then it couldn't be done with 14500's too.

Seems like a boost driver is going to be inefficient or get hot?

It must go direct with 14500's?

Nice looking design, except for the gold color.

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Blackshadow in

Blackshadow in gold?
Shouldn’t it be black??

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If this were a different

If this were a different color , I would have already purchased one. Sad(

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Blackshadow Rook

I am liking this light, however, I am not a fan of lights that are not black. Honestly how did they come up with the name Blackshadow? Goldshadow, Coppershadow or even Bronzeshadow would be closer to a name for this.

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Has anybody gotten one of

Has anybody gotten one of these yet??

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Yeah need to know real

Yeah need to know real output, runtimes and if current regulated!

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soytnly wrote:Has anybody

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Has anybody gotten one of these yet??

I have one, and plan on writing up a review with OTF lumen values as soon as my shop is no longer inside-out.

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Any news ?

Any news Laughing out loud?

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vēer wrote:Any news ?Still

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Any news Laughing out loud?

Still inside-out, but closer.  

Believe me, I wish it was done !!!

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Is yours going to be modded

Is yours going to be modded or in stock configuration Laughing out loud?

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Chicago, Sorry to bug you

Chicago,

Sorry to bug you when you’re busy but is your Rook more in the range of ~200 lumens than 1000? I just got one and while it feels really nice in the hand, for some reason mine seems dimmer than a ZL sc51, both on eneloops.

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vēer wrote:Is yours going to

vēer wrote:
Is yours going to be modded or in stock configuration Laughing out loud?

Both.  After measuring the stock light, I plan to optimize it for either NiMh or Li-Ion - not sure which as yet.

 

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Chicago, Sorry to bug you when you're busy but is your Rook more in the range of ~200 lumens than 1000? I just got one and while it feels really nice in the hand, for some reason mine seems dimmer than a ZL sc51, both on eneloops. Mike

While I haven't been able to measure this one yet with the I.S. (Integrating Sphere,) you are probably very close with that guess.  Mine appears to be slightly brighter than a measured 175 lumen light, also on Eneloops.

The "1000 lumen" number is also closer to 600L than 1000L with 14500 Li-Ion cells installed, but an exact OTF number will need to wait for the sphere.

I promise to hurry up with the construction. Wink

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