very budget thrower (300 meters + distance) for under $50

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Has it been determined that the FandyFire STL-V6 is a more powerful thrower than the HD2010?

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This or that big assed halogen ilf has, or any of the plethora of 1M candle power huge reflector spot lights.

Their all basically a h4 bulb, 7+” reflector, 12v battery pack and a shoulder strap lol.

I’m thinking of fitting mine with a 14.8v li po pack, and before someone says it’ll blow the bulb, stick your multimeter on your cars battery terminals….

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mags,

If you want to see my best single XM-L thrower if your intersted, you can read this.

My EagleTac M3C4 with the new updated driver will even beat my Crelant 7G5. And that is hard to do.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/12107

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FWIW, earlier this morning I was comparing my T13 to the HD2010 with some white walling. My T13 has a hotspot 2/3 to 1/2 the size of my HD2010 and it's brighter, too! Still haven't had time to do full draw rests or lux and IS testing but will later this week.

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JaffoAZ wrote:
Has it been determined that the FandyFire STL-V6 is a more powerful thrower than the HD2010?

If anyone has both of these it would be interesting to hear the feedback.
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JohnnyMac wrote:

FWIW, earlier this morning I was comparing my T13 to the HD2010 with some white walling. My T13 has a hotspot 2/3 to 1/2 the size of my HD2010 and it's brighter, too! Still haven't had time to do full draw rests or lux and IS testing but will later this week.

Johnny, Is that with stock driver in the T13? 

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Johnny, Is that with stock driver in the T13? 

-Garry

Both stock. 26650 in the hd2010.
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Johnny, your not doing a good job of convincing me not to buy that smallsun…. Flat Stare

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gords1001 wrote:
Johnny, your not doing a good job of convincing me not to buy that smallsun.... :|

Yep, very poor job. I sense I'll be $25 poorer quite soon.

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gords1001 wrote:
Johnny, your not doing a good job of convincing me not to buy that smallsun.... :|

Yep, very poor job. I sense I'll be $25 poorer quite soon.

I don't know about you all, but I need beamshots!

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+1. Of course I want them too. Smile

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Yeah, just nail the lid on my wallets coffin, I dare you! Silly

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
mags,

If you want to see my best single XM-L thrower if your intersted, you can read this.

My EagleTac M3C4 with the new updated driver will even beat my Crelant 7G5. And that is hard to do.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/12107

Best single xml thrower? More than thrunite tn31?

Slewflash 

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
mags,

If you want to see my best single XM-L thrower if your intersted, you can read this.

My EagleTac M3C4 with the new updated driver will even beat my Crelant 7G5. And that is hard to do.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/12107

Best single xml thrower? More than thrunite tn31?

He doesn’t own the TN31 yet Wink I think he will although there was mention of the Elecktrolumens monster also….

Check out TurboBBs posts for the Thrunite vs some others

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Stanley Fatmax

This or that big assed halogen ilf has, or any of the plethora of 1M candle power huge reflector spot lights.

Their all basically a h4 bulb, 7+” reflector, 12v battery pack and a shoulder strap lol.

I’m thinking of fitting mine with a 14.8v li po pack, and before someone says it’ll blow the bulb, stick your multimeter on your cars battery terminals….

If your car is running right you’ll be max 14.4 volts. At full charge a 4S lipo pack will be at 16.8 volts. You’ll definitely be shortening light bulb life considerably if you run it at those kinds of voltages. 3S works perfectly for all 12v nominal uses. It peaks at 12.6v.

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What are some links to some of the recent few good ones that have been mentioned?

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Nope, you just need a 75 cent trimpot and a little soldering, Mine works just fine, see here:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11830

Old-Lumens wrote:

So what I need to do is find a used ZY-T13, put in a 5700k U2 and a 3.5amp 7135 driver with four 2/3A NiMH high discharge rate batteries in it, right?

How much room is there for a heat sink?

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garrybunk wrote:

Pulsar13 wrote:

gords1001 wrote:
Johnny, your not doing a good job of convincing me not to buy that smallsun…. Flat Stare

Yep, very poor job. I sense I’ll be $25 poorer quite soon.

I don’t know about you all, but I need beamshots!

-Garry

Just for you buddy.

Small Sun ZY-T13 – these were all taken on 1.4 sec shutter, f/4 and ISO 400

I just got done taken these. Perfect dark nite to take pictures here with a super clear nite.

350yds

220yds

100yds or so up the street

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Ooooohhhhhhhhhhh

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Thanks bud! Awesome!

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I will add that those are probably just a little on the overexposed side. But they should give you a good idea.

Your welcome.

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And the middle picture it’s not 220yds to that pool rather the last electrical pole and the trees in the far background. Just so you know.

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mags,

I finally got access to my pictures again since the site was down.

This is about what you can expect with the FandyFire STL-V6 at 350yds.

Manual exposure of 1.4 sec shutter, f/4 and ISO 400

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This will let you see on the same exact settings and distance how that FandyFire above will compare to the Sunwayman T40CS.

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How does the sunwayman clone stand up to the original? Im obviously guessing it loses in many aspects, but by how much? Does it still give the original some competition?

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
This will let you see on the same exact settings and distance how that FandyFire above will compare to the Sunwayman T40CS.

!http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/brad541thb/DSCF3750Small.jpg!


Is the Trustfire X8 comparable to the Fandyfire STL V6? I know there is a comparison out there with beamshots but over all is it really worth the purchase? I already have the X8. Would I need to go one step higher with the Trusfire X6 or perhaps the Crelant 7G6 or V9 to see a big difference?
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Well I need to take a better one with my Crelant 7G5 at 350yds.

But I can show you some other shots with my Crelant 7G5 if it will help. The new EagleTac with the updated driver is currently my best single XM-L thrower.

Here’s 2 at about 100yds or so.

Same settings as the others.

Crelant 7G5

EagleTac M3C4

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Ok here’s the Crelant 7G5 at 350yds same settings.

Here’s the EagleTac M3C4

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Well I need to take a better one with my Crelant 7G5 at 350yds.

But I can show you some other shots with my Crelant 7G5 if it will help. The new EagleTac with the updated driver is currently my best single XM-L thrower.

Here’s 2 at about 100yds or so.

Same settings as the others.

Crelant 7G5

EagleTac M3C4

!http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/brad541thb/DSCF3785Small.jpg!

Thank you for the comparison beamshots…well done photos. Looks like the Fandyfire comes out as a no brainer in this shootout.

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Well now those last 2 were my better XM-L throwers.

But like I said for under $50 if there is a better XM-L thrower for the money than the FandyFire STL-V6, I sure don’t know of it. But $ for $ the Small Sun ZY-T13 is probably the better deal for $24. But I still would rather have the FandyFire.

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