Review: BTU Shocker (3 x XM-L T6 NW | 3 x 18650)

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how many candle power does this out out? when i show my friends and ask them how many lumens they think it is they often say…. 1 million lumens?… million??????!! waaaa umm yea i wish.. i dont think you know what lumens are…… but i think they are mixing it up with candle powers… so how many is this on turbo? 3000 lumen mode?

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sunbeam wrote:
how many candle power does this out out? when i show my friends and ask them how many lumens they think it is they often say…. 1 million lumens?… million??????!! waaaa umm yea i wish.. i dont think you know what lumens are…… but i think they are mixing it up with candle powers… so how many is this on turbo? 3000 lumen mode?

If you choose the XM-L2 U2 1B option it should gives you around that, but the lumens output will sag quickly though because they are using aluminum or some unknown copper star, which is inferior compared with Noctigon or Sinkpad. The choice of 18650 batteries is also one of the key factors determining the output.
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hmm well i was actually asking for the equivalent in candle power to that lumen output of this light..

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You cant convert cp to lumens. In fact, I dont remember the last time I saw a flashlight rated in cp.

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lol makes sense i wonder why all my friends think in terms of candle power for my flashlights then..

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You cant convert cp to lumens. In fact, I dont remember the last time I saw a flashlight rated in cp.

There’s a lot of threads on lumens to cp conversion. One of the first results I found when looking this up was over at CPF. A huge thread with a TON of scientific explanation, and it went well over my head. I couldn’t say if it can or can’t be done, but I do know it’s probably easier to just say whatever number comes to your mind and add “million candlepower.”

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lol makes sense i wonder why all my friends think in terms of candle power for my flashlights then..

Because most non-lithium powered lights that rival lights like the BTU Shocker are large halogen spotlights that advertise in candlepower, like my 10million cp spotlight that is similar to my modded DST except the spotlight is about 10 times as large and bulky.
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With my stock BTU Shocker with XM-L U2, it is putting out 120~125kcd.

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One good resource with regard to terms and units is

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oh makes sense ..generally huge ones that need to be plugged in.. does that spotlight have a luman rating also ?

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Hi all..i just receive my btu shocker..
i pick Dry driver. But how to tell it is really DRY and not BTU?
thanks Smile

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If you can hear it hum, it's a DRY. Tongue Out

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sorotantaz wrote:
Hi all..i just receive my btu shocker..
i pick Dry driver. But how to tell it is really DRY and not BTU?
thanks Smile

The left one with DRY driver, the right one with BTU driver.
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bibihang wrote:
sorotantaz wrote:
Hi all..i just receive my btu shocker.. i pick Dry driver. But how to tell it is really DRY and not BTU? thanks :)
The left one with DRY driver, the right one with BTU driver. !http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m134/bibihang/Modded%20Shocker/WP_201... mine is the same on the right one. I take a picture of the inner, not the same as the OP.I'll upload it. here it is. On the unboxing image of the OP, there is extra DRY driver in the plastic. It's the same as mine. Now, safe to say it's DRY although don't know whether it's the same version or not.

 

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If you can hear it hum, it's a DRY. Tongue Out

you're joking me right? I can hear vague humming though especially on high mode Big Smile

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