Review: Black Shadow Terminator 4*U3/4*18650

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I measured the lux on mine… 30,000 lux at 1 meter. Definitely not meeting published specs.

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That is really low. I remember mine throw as good if not better as stock Trustfire X6.

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Per the sales Rep on cpf – no plans for xml2.

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Got my 2nd Terminator. It is fun to carry two of them though both hands are occupied. I like her handle with button so much.
I pointed both of them side by side close to each other on the wall, intensity is indeed perceivably double, and size of hotspot also double. Damn! Where is my lux meter. It means my original idea of 5 Terminator might beat Foursevens XM18, wonder why they put 28*18650 in it, maybe it is for fan as things got very hot. Now my thirst for Olight X6 is gone. And the question is do I want to get another 3 Terminator, can’t find a standard low cost mounting for 5 yet. And I can get RC40 for that money, I must as I have already skipped TK75.

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DENGOH wrote:
And the question is do I want to get another 3 Terminator, can’t find a standard low cost mounting for 5 yet.

You could build something like this for the price of one Terminator… http://budgetlightforum.com/node/15483

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texaspyro wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
And the question is do I want to get another 3 Terminator, can’t find a standard low cost mounting for 5 yet.

You could build something like this for the price of one Terminator… http://budgetlightforum.com/node/15483


I am at the moment application level, can’t find time and energy to do DIY. I am sure I will face a lot of failure if I can ever make a 15000 lumens light myself. Thanks for the link though, you are definitely expert designer of lighting instruments.

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Thanks very much! Frontpage’d and Sticky’d.

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Excellent review. Props! Bumping because this is shamefully on Page 3. Wink

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joe1512 wrote:
Excellent review. Props! Bumping because this is shamefully on Page 3. ;-)
Thanks, Joe!  :8)
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I sure wish this didn’t have the handle…

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I sure wish this didn’t have the handle…

My exact same thought when I first saw this! Could this be used without a handle?

Other than the handle, I think this is a great light having a great review!

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I just got this light the other day and I loooove it! Gorgeous. I don’t even touch my TK75.

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I just got this light the other day and I loooove it! Gorgeous. I don’t even touch my TK75.

Oh come on now.

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Hahah I was a bit over the top. I just haven’t had time to play with the TK75 outside. Can’t wait for that! I am sure that will change everything. For now, I just love the looks and quality of the terminator but both are equally great.

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Hahah I was a bit over the top. I just haven’t had time to play with the TK75 outside. Can’t wait for that! I am sure that will change everything. For now, I just love the looks and quality of the terminator but both are equally great.

I’m sure it’s a heck of a light, but I was just gonna say the way you stated that earlier would mean it would beat the TK75 in all aspects including throw. And we know that ain’t right.

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Oh heck no haha. TK hands down! Love that TK but I haven’t been able to unleash its true power yet lol. Something about the quality and aesthetics of the terminator is just a bit more attractive to me. And the size. It is absolutely tiny for the output.

The tables may turn when I get to turn they TK onto turbo in the great outdoors!

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You guys should try with 2x Terminator outputing 5000 lumens. I attached them together thought just for experiment, but 10 days ago until now I don’t want to take them apart. No more darkness in front of 2x Terminator.

Low quality picture below taken with my handphone.

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DENGOH wrote:
You guys should try with 2x Terminator outputing 5000 lumens. I attached them together thought just for experiment, but 10 days ago until now I don’t want to take them apart. No more darkness in front of 2x Terminator.

Low quality picture below taken with my handphone.

!https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MAsMScEEbhY/URe9pxM8jUI/AAAAAAAAALY/R...!

ERMAHGERD.

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Is the Terminator available in XM-L2 or is the U3 version the brightest as of now?

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Is the Terminator available in XM-L2 or is the U3 version the brightest as of now?

the u3 is the brightest… i messaged blackshadows rep on CPF and they said there are no plans for an XML2… so if you are planning on ordering a U3 is the brightest option

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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U3 is the latest. I got two U2 version though, don’t care much among U2 and U3 or XML2.
I think if one got a 5000 lumens light, one better get 10000 lumens light if want to see the differences. So between U2, U3 or XML2, they are not much differences to our eyes except maybe light meter.

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Thanks for the quick replies guys! So I have to decide on the U3 Terminator or wait for a multi (4+) XM-L2 version from another manufacturer.

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DENGOH wrote:
You guys should try with 2x Terminator outputing 5000 lumens. I attached them together thought just for experiment, but 10 days ago until now I don’t want to take them apart. No more darkness in front of 2x Terminator.

Low quality picture below taken with my handphone.

!https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MAsMScEEbhY/URe9pxM8jUI/AAAAAAAAALY/R...!


Very cool! Not real practical, but cool none the less.
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Because they have two handles, one of the way I hold them is on the top of my head. I can also hold them with single handle just like the picture.
This configuration makes me not considering Olight X6 and Klarus RS80 as strong as before because they are quite similar to me, or I am afraid I will not be amazed anymore by X6 or RS80.
I think it will be practical if one knows the limitation of their flashlights. Or one really needs 5000+ lumens and above, and this is cheaper way to achieve it with branded LED flashlight and quite portable with its size and handles.

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Pretty cool, Dengoh!  You should try and get a lux reading from it at 20m or so.  Would love to see what it does to throw distance.

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Is this $134.42 currently the cheapest around? I’m sure there are cheaper around but I couldn’t find.

I shouldn’t add the $6.75 for T6 3C right?

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radiancez567 wrote:
Is this $134.42 currently the cheapest around? I’m sure there are cheaper around but I couldn’t find.

I shouldn’t add the $6.75 for T6 3C right?

I’m getting the one at Going Gear since they have the U3 version.

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jb1 wrote:
radiancez567 wrote:
Is this $134.42 currently the cheapest around? I’m sure there are cheaper around but I couldn’t find.

I shouldn’t add the $6.75 for T6 3C right?

I’m getting the one at Going Gear since they have the U3 version.

You mean this

I tried checking out and it seems I have to pay extra for shipping.

So I might settle for the $134.42 intl-outdoor one. But I’m quite sure somewhere else must have it cheaper.

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If you’re in the U.S, free shipping on orders over $49.

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JohnnyMac wrote:

Pretty cool, Dengoh!  You should try and get a lux reading from it at 20m or so.  Would love to see what it does to throw distance.

I did a 2m lux reading, it was 97kcd peak intensity. I will try again with longer distance.
But I think my meter is not good enough, will also measure TN31 and TK70 to have relative comparison.

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