LXP Adjustable Zoom 18650 XM-L from intl-outdoor.com

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LXP Adjustable Zoom 18650 XM-L 700/850Lumens Flashlight

I’m still on the hunt for a decent flood-to-throw that tickles my fancy in just the right way. Does anyone have one of these? Specifically I would be interested in some beam shots (and most grateful).

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I don’t think anyone on here

I don’t think anyone on here has mentioned this one before, but it looks promising.

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I was indeed surprised when a

I was indeed surprised when a search turned up nothing. What it has going for it:

Nanjg 105C
SS bezel
Tailstands
Tailcap magnet
HAIII

Quite an impressive feature set for the price. But if the beam profile sucks, it’s all for nothing.

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you will just have to ask

you will just have to ask them for some beam shots, i did a quick search of this forum and no dice

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In true BLF form, I’ve gone

In true BLF form, I’ve gone ahead and placed an order for one. It is, after all, the only real way to find out a lot more about a particular light!

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Let us know if you get it....

I am very interested to see what you think.

If you could post beam shots and a pic of it disassembled, I would be most grateful.

Thanks.

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Looks a lot like This One

Looks a lot like This One from cnqualitygoods.com. I was just checking out their OEM lights last night. The page has some good shots of the dismantled light.

I am interested to see how this one turns out.

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Some comments in a little

The listing at IO didn’t provide any hint that there would be a logo on this light. I would have preferred for there not to be, but it’s a not huge deal.

The magnetic tail cap is strong enough to hold on to a metal surface at a right angle, so it serves it’s purpose well enough.

The zooming mechanism is very smooth. You can operate with one hand, no trouble. I like it.

As you can see here, there is a very shallow reflector covering the star. This is obviously designed to direct as much light out the front as possible. Nice.

Look how small it is! Not much bigger than an SC600, and decidedly smaller than a standard sized Solarforce host. This is a plus if you ask me.

The small ring you see here is obviously a reflector artifact. I can live with it.

You can’t tell from the photo, but the pill appears to be solid copper. I might get around to disassembling it at some point, but for now I can tell you that it transfers heat to the host exceptionally well. It gets warm very quickly, and that’s a good thing.

Tail cap readings (8*7135 version):

High – 2.8 amps
Medium – 0.87 amps
Low – 0.13 amps

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Thanks

Just ordered it today myself.

I am very anxious to see how good the mode spacing is.

Did you get the CW or NW version?

How well does the magnet in the tail work?

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Sharpthangs wrote:Did you get

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Did you get the CW or NW version?

I really wish you hadn’t ask me that, because tint was NOT an option when I checked out. Alas, I therefore have a T6 1A, which wouldn’t have been my preference otherwise.

However I have a bunch of 16mm NW stars lying around these days, so a mod is certainly not out of the question. I had been toying with that idea the whole time.

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And that answers my

And that answers my questions. Too quick on the trigger. Big smile

Thanks.

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cainn: the pill would be

cainn: the pill would be brass not copper. Does the overall output of the light decrease much when it’s on the sharpest throw?

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eebowler wrote:cainn: the

eebowler wrote:
cainn: the pill would be brass not copper.

I understand that pills are most often made of brass, but not in this case it seems:



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Does the overall output of the light decrease much when it’s on the sharpest throw?

It dims noticeably when doing a ceiling bounce, but not nearly as significantly as a Trustfire Z6 (which is the only other decent XM-L flood-to-throw that I have to compare against).

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Wow. That’s gorgeous.

Wow. That’s gorgeous.

Does the zoom mechanism slide over a metal ring, or did they put an o-ring in there?

Thanks again for the pics.

You’re making the wait for mine even more difficult.

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Here are some beam comparison

Here are some beam comparison shots with the TrustFire Z6 when zoomed out. Z6 on the left, LXP on the right:

As you can see the LXP paints a comparatively large print of the LED. This is mostly because there is much less travel in the zooming mechanism, and probably also because the lens is significantly smaller. To be perfectly honest this host is clearly designed for a smaller die LED.

Next are some shots zoomed in all the way. Z6 is the first one. What the shallow reflector on the LXP does is create an almost imperceptible but
definitely present hot spot, which basically results in more light in the center of the beam:


I really like this little light, but it has it’s pros and cons.

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Very nice, looks great

Very nice, looks great quality. How is the PWM?

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Nice work cainn, appreciate
Nice work cainn, appreciate the effort. Interesting light, I’m tempted.
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pretzy wrote:Very nice, looks

pretzy wrote:
Very nice, looks great quality. How is the PWM?

The driver is a Nanjg 105C, so it’s imperceptible.

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Nice review! I have no

Nice review! I have no interest in a zoom light, but I am interested in a quality product. Is LXP a company we should be paying closer attention to?

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I’m not even sure who they

I’m not even sure who they are.

intl-outdoor.com sell a selection of “LXP” lights, but a lot of them can be found as unbranded DIY host kits over at cnqualitygoods.com

There tend to be a few minor differences however. Perhaps someone is branding ready-to-go versions of these host kits, or perhaps both the host kits and the complete lights come from the same place, or perhaps it’s just another example of manufactures copying each other. Who knows?

What I can say is that the LXP branded lights from IO seem to be good quality for the price. I received a PM from another member not so long ago who was very impressed with this one also.

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Sharpthangs wrote:Does the

Sharpthangs wrote:
Does the zoom mechanism slide over a metal ring, or did they put an o-ring in there?

Sorry Sharpthangs, I missed your question somehow. There are 2 o-rings actually, along with a healthy amount of lube:

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I was supposed to stop buying

I was supposed to stop buying flashlights for a while (after my recent Sky Ray King purchase), but flasholism doesn’t always go according to plan (or it does, depending on how you look at it, heh). Also ordered the host kit from CNQG , as well as this one from verosale.com . It appears to be the same basic host (only an XR-E Q5 though, and almost certainly not HAIII) in an interesting colour.

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Yea that last one looks the

Yea that last one looks the same but I see no tailcap magnet or HAIII so its only appearances.

Too bad because I would much prefer a XR-E Q5 in it rather than a XML!

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imho XML zoom aren’t good

imho XML zoom aren’t good light.
In flood position it’s ok, you got a big amount of light. No artefacts or imperfection.
In the tele position you get a VERY BIG and not so bright LED image and you lose much of your lumen due to the difficulty to concentrate te very flood beam of XML.

Zoom light works better with XP-E or XP-G.

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This torch needs a XP-G2 driven at 2A Laughing out loud

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crazy bump but...

this host sold at fasttech looks to be the same as the ones mentioned in this thread…
http://www.fasttech.com/products/1618/10002463/1576102

for anyone that owns this, i have a question… could somebody measure the size of the pill threads? sorry for the bump ><

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