Tiablo A9 or Solarforce Skyline I

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Tiablo A9 or Solarforce Skyline I

Here is such choice I must do

http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=900  

http://www.itc-shop.net/product_detail.php?t=LF&s=26&id=123

my head already ready to burst))

I much hope on your help))

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I'd go for the A9 though I'd be almost certain it is a fake.

 

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MRV-ish reflector on that A9.

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anduril wrote:

MRV-ish reflector on that A9.

could you explain?

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"Left, MRV SK Q5, 35.94mm. Right, Tiablo A9 Q5, 36.22mm"

 

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Or better. Get the exquisitely cheap MRV at manafont, a r2 emitter on 14mm star, and a good driver for it (if you don't like the stock one) and you have one of the best throwers at less than the before mentioned options along with some DIY fun. Oh and a Q5 to fix a flashlight with an obsolete emitter...

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I have the Solarforce , and it throws well [ moded now for 1x18650 with 1.4A driver ] 

Clone or not , the A9 looks interesting , I cant speak for the A9 , but I dont regret the Solarforce . 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Please I have the skyline solarfoce I. What driver is that of 1.4 A? Could you tell me the link. Thank you very much.


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This is the driver I use for quite a few mods...including my skyline II.

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 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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The Skyline I is quite substantial.  It is very well made and has exceptional throw for a single 18650 light.

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350L Maximum output ...  

Thats extremely optimistic , expect about half that . 

But dont confuse throw and output , a lower output light cant still throw well .  

Looks like a very nice light , would have been better if it was R2 , but looks a thrower . 

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Yes R2 gives 347 lm under 1500mА. But how much mA it is necessary for Q3 to get 350lm?

Our chinese friends,as always little have decorated reality))

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Zulus wrote:

Yes R2 gives 347 lm under 1500mА. But how much mA it is necessary for Q3 to get 350lm?

Our chinese friends,as always little have decorated reality))

 

It won't at any current. You will melt the bond wires before it gets anywhere close to 350lm. You might get 275 at 1.5A but that is way past specified current (max 1A) and the LED will not live for long.

 

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May be this XP-G? ))

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Could be. An XP-G R2 (Which I've never seen, the lowest bin I've seen advertised is R4) would be around 350 lumens at 1500mA.

Lots more useful information on LED bins here

 

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Don wrote:

Could be. An XP-G R2 (Which I've never seen, the lowest bin I've seen advertised is R4) would be around 350 lumens at 1500mA.

Lots more useful information on LED bins here

 

Never seen an R2? My friend, you need to go grab a linger special Q2 from Nailbender, and some good diffusion film off the Marketplace. (Not really, but its bound to be pretty damn good) 

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Has Looked photo ,there XR-E

manafof is good shop,but technical information it is necessary to write literate

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srfreddy wrote:

Don wrote:

Could be. An XP-G R2 (Which I've never seen, the lowest bin I've seen advertised is R4) would be around 350 lumens at 1500mA.

Lots more useful information on LED bins here

 

Never seen an R2? My friend, you need to go grab a linger special Q2 from Nailbender, and some good diffusion film off the Marketplace. (Not really, but its bound to be pretty damn good) 

 

Never heard of an XP-G R2. I have XR-E and XP-E R2s aplenty. Until I looked at brted's list I didn't know Cree even made them.

 

 

 

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Nailbenders options for XPG are:

Q23000K 7A3 (90 minimum CRI) NEW 
Q3 3000 7C1 (85 minimum CRI)
Q4 2900k 8A4 tint
Q5 3000k 7A3 , 7B4 tint
R3 4000k 5C2
R4 4000k 5B3 tint /5B2
R4 5000k 3C tint
R5 6500k 
- 1B / 1A / 1T tints 

 

Bins are just Cree's way of sorting LED's, as led's coming off production next to each other vary widely. 

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I've got a Skyline 1 and I kind of regret buying it, I think I should have spent the little extra and got the Masterpiece Pro-1 instead.

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В than reason of regret?

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The Sklyline 1 has a really badly chosen driver, it works much better on 2xcr123's than on an 18650. The problem is that you can't choose rechargable cr123's as the voltage would be too high.

So the obvious choice is then to change the driver, but it's very much harder to do that than in most lights.

 

If the XM-L I ordered from KD ever turns up the Skyline is getting a bit of an upgrade  Smile

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Be sure to post pics when you do, I would love to turn my Skyline into a Foyline Pook XM-L.

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