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I was sold on the Hugsby after reading reviews. Sure enough its bright, small and very nice quality. I bought it to toss a xm-l into. Can anyone tell me how to get the pill out safely?

 

 

 

http://budgetlightforum.cz.cc/node/275#comment-13104

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To post a picture, just use the tree button, next to the anchor in the toolbar. Then enter your URL in the dialog box.

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mizjif wrote:

The L2x quality blows my mind and I love this light. It has the manafont 3 mode xm-l in it so its definitely a wicked light. I figured it was an aggressive design to begin with so I went and added the stainless bezel and the lanyard attachment. I normally like the clean styling but this light I REALLY like, maybe just because its so different from my others. 

The TK35, well. Its a Fenix. My Fenix virginity is gone, and all I can say is wow. Quality product, bright and nice to use. I love how small it is but utilizes the 2x18650 so I can get some good run times out of the xm-l.

Comparing both, what can you say about brightness? I think Fenix would be brighter, or am I wrong? What about throw?

 

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And? Tell us smt about your new mysterious lightLaughing
 

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C'mon Don!!!!!  What is it?  You're killing me!!!

 

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If you’re registered blind or severely sight impaired

 

That;s insane .

A blind concession TV Licence costs £72.75 for colour and £24.50 for a black and white TV Licence.

Please provide us with a photocopy of ONE of these documents, to confirm that you’re certified as either blind or severely sight impaired:

 

That's classic : So if you're blind but have a color tv it's extra

How much does it cost to  look out your window ..or to put batteries in your light and shine it on your tree in the backyard ..??  Hell ...for that matter is it even your tree ?

And people say Americans are stupid ...   Hey we all came from somewhere ..maybe somewhere near you .

καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

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Boaz wrote:
  

And people say Americans are stupid ...   Hey we all came from somewhere ..maybe somewhere near you .

That's evil propaganda...

Infidels!

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Boaz wrote:

And people say Americans are stupid ...   Hey we all came from somewhere ..maybe somewhere near you .

There are idiots (and geniouses) in every country, no country has monopoly on idiots (or geniouses) Laughing

 

 

My flashlight has only 2 modes, day and night...

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Honestly I am not sure yet. The fenix has a smaller tighter hotspot and I think it will throw further. I haven't even taken them outside because the moon has been so bright and it's a snowy mess outside so at night a flashlight hasnt even been needed. Tonight I'll try some whitewall beam shots to compare the tk35, the KD c8, the manafont XML, my XML swapped tr801 with 2800 ma driver, and just for kicks, my XML swapped mrlite j4:)
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Thanks, mizjif Wink

 

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mizjif, can you measure the current on the TK-35? Are the cells configured in parallel or series?

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I am not sure how to measure the current on the tk35 as the battery pack goes into the body and then the head/driver assembly screws on. If anyone can tell me how to do it, i'll gladly do it for ya Smile 

 

I have some wall shots of my xm-l lights taken, i'll hopefully have them up tonight or tomorrow Smile

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Today I got an Ultrafire X1 from Manafont. Given the current state of Hongkong post and that my L2p from Solarforce-sales has just shown up in the US a month after it was shipped, I think it is amazing that this light, ordered March 6 showed up today, just 2 weeks later.

Anyway, the Ultrafire X1 is an 18650-sized clone of the AKOray, except it has 3 fixed modes: High, Medium (not really Low), and Strobe. It has stupid "memory" where it comes on in the next mode after it has been off for up to a minute, or any longer than that, resets to High. It is actually pretty bright despite being an XR-E Q5. I'll write up a review later. I didn't buy it for the LED or driver, but to use as a host for a neutral XP-G R4 and a 1.4A driver that I have on the way from KD (ordered March 1 and just left Hongkong today; it seems the longer you waited to order the faster things would arrive in this Rabbit year). It will become a budget version of Shiningbeam's S-mini neutral. It has some promise though the reflector and lens are the same size as the AA AKOray K-106. I guess maybe a 20mm reflector and lens wouldn't quite fit so they just made the bezel thicker and used a 18mm lens and reflector.

 

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mizjif wrote:

I am not sure how to measure the current on the tk35 as the battery pack goes into the body and then the head/driver assembly screws on. If anyone can tell me how to do it, i'll gladly do it for ya Smile 

I have some wall shots of my xm-l lights taken, i'll hopefully have them up tonight or tomorrow Smile

It may be like my TK-45 which presents both the + and - terminals at the head end of the battery carrier. If that is the case you may need to use an extra wire with alligators to make one connection between the head/driver and the battery pack, and your dmm to make the other. Clear as mud? Smile

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Some cruddy beam shots are up here:

http://budgetlightforum.cz.cc/node/1773

And photon, sorry, I am unclear about how test current still. Clear as mud yup lol. Forgive my lack of knowledge with this stuff. I am still pretty new to this all Smile

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How does it look? worth the extra few cents? and will the hinge last? Infact, is it good enough to use as a pocket clipped battery pack?

"like everyone else - I’m looking for my next “last” flashlight" -  ohnonothimagain

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Today I got:

DX:

- R2 one mode dropin (it is now on an L2P clone by skyray with a focus lens and it throooows)

- Uniquefire G10 6 mode black

cnQuality Goods:

- Yezl Z1 XML

Solarforce Sales:

- 2xL2i (AAA) (black and gray)

- 1xL2 black + two extensions

- 1xL2 (1x16340 / 2x16340)

My flashlight has only 2 modes, day and night...

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mizjif wrote:

And photon, sorry, I am unclear about how test current still. Clear as mud yup lol. Forgive my lack of knowledge with this stuff. I am still pretty new to this all Smile

No worries at all - forget I asked. I'm not much beyond the very basics myself.

If you're curious about DMM measurements in the context of flashlights, there is an excellent post by HKJ called "Simple guide to using a DMM for measurements". Despite the many sins of that place, it still has a wealth of information contributed by some very knowledgable people. The very first section of that post deals with measuring current consumption. Be sure not to miss the subsection titled "Other types of light" [sic], where he gives examples of measuring current in lights that do not have a tail cap.

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I *finally* got my Solarforce L2p from Solarforce Sales today (ordered Feb 16 and a victim of HK Post). It's definitely a nice piece of work. I have the L2 and like it, but this one definitely seems more rugged. The finish and knurling actually remind me of the Ultrafire 502B which is one of my favorites anywa. Of course the threads are cut better than the 502B, just buttery smooth. I was afraid mine might not have the gold interior, but it does. Cool I think my Manafont 3-mode XM-L will go in there.

Also got the $3.60 DMM yesterday from eBay, but it was delivered through the mail slot and my dog chewed it up. He had gotten hold of the package for the Ultrafire X1 earlier in the week, but didn't do any damage to the light (seemed to really enjoy the bubble wrap envelope though). But the plastic DMM was toast. I thought I had a foolproof system for protecting the mail, but he got through. Might order another one, though I already have something similar. With two I could measure current in and current out at the same time.

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brted wrote:

I *finally* got my Solarforce L2p from Solarforce Sales today (ordered Feb 16 and a victim of HK Post). It's definitely a nice piece of work. I have the L2 and like it, but this one definitely seems more rugged. I was afraid mine might not have the gold interior, but it does. Cool I think my Manafont 3-mode XM-L will go in there.

Also got the $3.60 DMM yesterday from eBay, but it was delivered through the mail slot and my dog chewed it up. He had gotten hold of the package for the Ultrafire X1 earlier in the week, but didn't do any damage to the light (seemed to really enjoy the bubble wrap envelope though). But the plastic DMM was toast. I thought I had a foolproof system for protecting the mail, but he got through. Might order another one, though I already have something similar. With two I could measure current in and current out at the same time.

Lol silly dog. Good thing it wasn't a Fluke!

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Need 4 actually!!! haha,  one pair for voltage and current at each end of the driver...

 

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I was happy i recieved a notice to pick soemthing form post office but turend out to be "just" neodymium magnets. Still pretty fun to play with. Those are not for me but nonetheless i will play a little with them. Feeling like a 5y old kid.

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They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

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Getting spoilt with expecting flashlights with each package....

"like everyone else - I’m looking for my next “last” flashlight" -  ohnonothimagain

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Just arrived, a rather odd light from DX. Apparently it is designed for examining jade and jewellery. 

Latest light

First impression, it's very heavy (178g with a cell)

Second impression is that the beam is pretty good but very, very warm. Review to follow.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Looking very good i must admit.

kragmutt wrote:

They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

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For those who are waiting for some package try this to ease the wait.

kragmutt wrote:

They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

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3 Sipik SK68 from Focalprice . It was a weekend deal and I payed a total of 24.48$. They have all XR-E LEDs (!). I ordered them 03-05-2011 and they arrived yesterday at the post office. So far I just tested them quickly with a Alkaline battery and they all work fine. Two of them look quit nice, but the third one is a bit scatched, despit all came in bubble wrap and card board boxes. I'm still satisfied with the deal.

I picked them up today. The post office is 35 minutes away by car. I think invironment friendly. Unless there isn't any other good reason to take the car, usually I don't go there just to get three Sipiks. There are exeptions of that rule though. The arrival of the first C8 XM-L was reason enough to kill some trees. I'm sure most of you would agreeInnocent.

I also have got five 16-mode drivers (1000mA) from KD along with one 8xAMC driver board. I ordered these 02-11-2011.

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OMG.... Wasted an afternoon doing useless clicking...

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Knowing KD, probably not. Their specs tend to be less than useful. I'd guess, like mine it is intended for jade and jewellery examination.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Just arrived, a rather odd light from DX. Apparently it is designed for examining jade and jewellery. 

Latest light

First impression, it's very heavy (178g with a cell)

Second impression is that the beam is pretty good but very, very warm. Review to follow.

 

Added beamshots beside an XM-L in an HS-802 thrower.

With the beam shroud on. The XM-L beam is not that blue and green horror shown here - the camera's white balance was trying hard. There was no other light on the ceiling. The beam is heavily reduced by the shroud.
Shrouded beam

 

Shroud removed

No Shroud

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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 I received my 763 from Exduct today. It arrived sharp enough to shave hair from my arm!Cool Lockup is tight without any vertical or side to side movement. It is a little stiff to open by just pushing the thumb stud. But releasing the lock allows it to open with a flick of the wrist. Being a lefty, the first thing I did was move the clip to the other side. With the clip holding my jeans pocket firmly against the textured G10, there is no way the knife is going anywhere by accident. The G10 combined with the nice jimping make it unlikely to slip from my hand even when wet. I'm quite happy with the 763 and may get another one.

 SRM 763 Left profile

 

 

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