For all of you who've wanted an SRK but couldn't stand the gold color, hated only having two output levels, didn't care for the parasitic drain of an electronic switch...your patience has paid off. The FandyFire Warrior/YL-02 has arrived!
For those who, like me, bought an SRK (or 2 or 3 or 6) in the past, it's time to break open the PayPal account like I did not 5 minutes ago when I saw this for the first time on Fasttech's new release page. I didn't even see this one coming but had to order it immediately. I can't remember the last time I pulled the trigger on a new flashlight the instant I saw it without giving it a second thought.
The color and style of the L3 minus 4 of it's LEDs. It probably does have the L3's driver and it does have the L3's control panel. I'm sure most of you remember this little number...
Full of promise and obscene amount of photon output, it only delivered disappointment and shame with just 2000 lumens and a giant battery carrier needing 6 matched 18650 cells. Well, FandyFire apparently decided to trim the battery fat off of it and lose 4 of those emitters but keeping all the best parts and reduce the head diameter to SRK proximity. Here are some posted YL-U2 specs.
|TOTAL LED COUNT||3|
|LIGHT SOURCE BIN||U2|
|LIGHT SOURCE BRAND||Cree|
|LIGHT SOURCE COLOR||White|
|LIGHT SOURCE MODEL||XM-L|
|LUMENS (MAX)||2200 LM|
|LOW VOLTAGE WARNING||Yes|
|OUTPUT CURRENT||2500 mA|
|REVERSE POLARITY PROTECTION||Yes|
|FLASHLIGHT MODES||Hi > Mid > Strobe > SOS > Infinitely variable brightness|
|LENS TYPE||Glass Lens|
|REFLECTOR TYPE||Aluminum Smooth/SMO|
|SWITCH TYPE||Reverse Clicky|
|TAIL-CAP CURRENT||3000 mA|
|Power & Batteries|
|BATTERY FORM FACTOR||18650|
|REQUIRED BATTERY COUNT||3|
The fact that they are selling the Warrior for just $37.64 is icing on the cake. I used the BLF code on mine and it was just a tick over $35. Now the waiting game begins! Come on snail mail!!! Looking forward to reviewing this and letting you all know if it is a disappointment or a winner. Can't seeing it not being a winner though.
Just 2 weeks until it arrives.... Just 2 weeks until it arrives...