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Thrower & Flooder Beamshots (Very Photo Heavy)

This thread has been updated – Go to the newer updated sight here if your curious about these lights and more -
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/25932

DAYTIME NON ZOOMED CONTROL

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Now for the non zoomed shots. They are in order from weakest to strongest in throw -
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SKYRAY KUNG – stock

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TRJ-12 – stock

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SKYRAY KING – stock

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ULTRAFIRE HD2010 – stock

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OLIGHT SR51 – stock

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CRELANT 7G5-V1 – stock

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EAGLETAC M3C4 – stock

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BLACKSHADOW TERMINATOR – stock

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SOLARSTORM SP03 – stock

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FENIX TK75 – stock

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ULTRAFIRE C8 – W/XML2 DEDOME

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JACOBS A60 – W/XPE2

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ULTRAFIRE C8 – W/XPG2 DEDOME

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THRUNITE TN31 – W/XML2

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BTU W/XML2 – (BTU DRIVER)

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SMALL SUN TY-T08 – W/XML2 DEDOME

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BTU W/XML2 – (IOS DRIVER)

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YEZL HID 50WT – 4300k bulb

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YEZL HID 85WT – 4300k bulb

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THRUNITE TN31 – W/XML2 DEDOME (STOCK DRIVER)

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OLIGHT SR90 – W/SBT70

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SUPBEAM K40 – W/XML2 DEDOMED, VINH 6.5A

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OSTS TN31mb – XPG2 DEDOMED

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FIREFOXES FF4 – 24W

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FIREFOXES FF4 – 42W

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FIREFOXES FF4 – 60W

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THRUNITE TN31 – W/XML2 DEDOMED, VINH 6.5A

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So next up is the zoomed in shots. Same lights and same order-
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NIGHTTIME ZOOMED CONTROL

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NIGHTIME ZOOMED DISTANCE MARKERS

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SKYRAY KUNG – stock

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TRJ-12 – stock

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SKYRAY KING – stock

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ULTRAFIRE HD2010 – stock

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OLIGHT SR51 – stock

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CRELANT 7G5-V1 – stock

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EAGLETAC M3C4 – stock

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BLACKSHADOW TERMINATOR – stock

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SOLARSTORM SP03 – stock

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FENIX TK75 (a little out of focus) – stock

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ULTRAFIRE C8 – W/XML2 DEDOME

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JACOBS A60 – W/XPE2

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ULTRAFIRE C8 – W/XPG2 DEDOME

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THRUNITE TN31 – W/XML2

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BTU W/XML2 – (BTU DRIVER)

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SMALL SUN TY-T08 – W/XML2 DEDOME

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BTU W/XML2 – (IOS DRIVER)

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YEZL 35WT – 4300k bulb

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YEZL 50WT – 4300k bulb

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YEZL 85WT – 4300k bulb

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THRUNITE TN31 – W/XML2 DEDOME (STOCK DRIVER)

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OLIGHT SR90 – W/SBT70

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SUPBEAM K40 – W/XML2 DEDOMED, VINH 6.5A

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OSTS TN31mb – XPG2 DEDOMED

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FIREFOXES FF4 24W

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FIREFOXES FF4 42W

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FIREFOXES FF4 60W

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THRUNITE TN31 – W/XML2 DEDOMED, VINH 6.5A (a little bug trail on left)

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Thanks again rdrfronty and manxbuggy1 for all your work and effort.
Always look forward to seeing your beamshot comparisons.

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I wish you could of done some more lights. Geesh! :bigsmile:

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Awesome job!

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Thank you very much for the photos…very, very nice. Shortens the selection process.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
I wish you could of done some more lights. Geesh! :bigsmile:

Yeah, it wasn’t going to be that many at first, but the list kept growing & growing.
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Wow, thats alot of lights.

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Very nice shots, thanks for taking the time to do them.
That Firefox is insanely bright on the 60w mode.

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But when are we gonna see a de-domed XML2 DST? Afterall it’s only about the most heavily pinged thread on here and practically everyone wants one now.

At currently $16.98 for one and since this is a budget light forum and the sucker does throw like a mofo I kinda think we can forego another C8 beamshot for awhile. I dunno. Maybe I’m being too frissy. Ignoring it tho’ to me is kinda like missing a big a** elephant in the middle of a bedroom. Big Smile

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that btu ios is money

i know because i have one Silly

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nottawhackjob wrote:
But when are we gonna see a de-domed XML2 DST? Afterall it’s only about the most heavily pinged thread on here. Big Smile

Well we had one, but sent it to another member here. It was a nice thrower. No immediate plans for getting another one though. Our bases are pretty well covered in the thrower department.
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Well we had one, but sent it to another member here. It was a nice thrower. No immediate plans for getting another one though. Our bases are pretty well covered in the thrower department.

It’s like the current Ferrari of budget kick a** throwers and it gets completely ignored! I mean instead there’s a shot of a stock Sipik 68 attempting to go 300 meters. It’s like ok what’s the point of that? I guess I don’t get this glaring omission about the DST is all.

BTW I think your beamshots are the best out there and in fact I don’t even pay attention to all other beamshots because I don’t trust their accuracy. They really don’t tell me jack IOW even though others get all excited. Big Smile

Your’s however IMO are undoubtedly without question the way it should be done.

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Nice…just nice. Thanks you rdrfronty and manxbuggy1.

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Thanks for your time and effort a really good setup.
k40 and ff4 look like winners to me.

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Calmaja wrote:
Nice…just nice. Thanks you rdrfronty and manxbuggy1.

We enjoy doing these. We also wanted to kind of showcase Tom E and Vinh’s incredible mods. We were disappointed that the battery on the Yezl Hid died right as we started the shoot. We charge batteries for 2 days and forget one of the heavy hitters. Go figure. Well it is charged and ready to go now. I will try to add it to the mix next Saturday night.

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Awesome Job!! Thank you for sharing all that with us.

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Nice beem shots Smile it goes to show how much variations there are in the various Skyray lights out there, as my particular Skyray kung is noticibly brighter and more powerful than both my kings and my brothers king, and even comes close to his TK75 for flood brightness.

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Thanks for sharing your hard work .

Cool

 

 

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nottawhackjob wrote:
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Well we had one, but sent it to another member here. It was a nice thrower. No immediate plans for getting another one though. Our bases are pretty well covered in the thrower department.

It’s like the current Ferrari of budget kick a** throwers and it gets completely ignored! I mean instead there’s a shot of a stock Sipik 68 attempting to go 300 meters. It’s like ok what’s the point of that? I guess I don’t get this glaring omission about the DST is all.

BTW I think your beamshots are the best out there and in fact I don’t even pay attention to all other beamshots because I don’t trust their accuracy. They really don’t tell me jack IOW even though others get all excited. Big Smile

Your’s however IMO are undoubtedly without question the way it should be done.


The SK68 were a request by a fellow member. Brother owned a couple, so it was easy enough for us to include them. But they really didn’t stand a chance against the big guns in this shoot out.
And thanks. It’s a fair amount of work doing a big set of light like this. But it is also pretty fun.
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rdrfronty wrote:
nottawhackjob wrote:
But when are we gonna see a de-domed XML2 DST? Afterall it’s only about the most heavily pinged thread on here. Big Smile

Well we had one, but sent it to another member here. It was a nice thrower. No immediate plans for getting another one though. Our bases are pretty well covered in the thrower department.

Thanks. :bigsmile:

From the time you left home to the time you got back home, how long was it? Your photography as usual is fantastic that leaves little argument. Your enthusiasm goes without peer. Thanks for the effort.
I dont know about others but would you mind doing a brief summary on picking lights to setting up, who stands where etc. Na, you’ve already done to much. Cheers guys, love your work.

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MRsDNF wrote:
rdrfronty wrote:
nottawhackjob wrote:
But when are we gonna see a de-domed XML2 DST? Afterall it’s only about the most heavily pinged thread on here. Big Smile

Well we had one, but sent it to another member here. It was a nice thrower. No immediate plans for getting another one though. Our bases are pretty well covered in the thrower department.

Thanks. :bigsmile:

From the time you left home to the time you got back home, how long was it? Your photography as usual is fantastic that leaves little argument. Your enthusiasm goes without peer. Thanks for the effort.
I dont know about others but would you mind doing a brief summary on picking lights to setting up, who stands where etc. Na, you’ve already done to much. Cheers guys, love your work.


I’d say it took us roughly 3hrs from arrival to the park until leaving the park. This time we had the light stand in the center of this forest channel and brother to the left and me to the right. Both of us about a meter or so behind the lights. We used all my photos this time, but brother took a full set with his camera just in case failure on my end. After all I just got this DSLR a week ago and have never owned one before. The stand itself is a sturdy ladder that has a custom mount connected to the top that holds the lights securely and allows easy tilting for adjusting the beam.
We picked the lights with the basic requirement of over 50k in throw and/or over 2000 lumens. We include a hand full of other lights due to requests by other members and because we were EDCing a couple others – TX25C for me and SC600 for brother.
The photo labeling, uploading, & posting is what takes the most time. Between the both of us we took about 250 shots. 1/2 of them were brothers back ups and 1/2 of mine were simply because we usually take two shots of every light at every position. We’ve found due to timers, bugs, batts, and us big clumsy ox’s, its always best to take the two shots. One is often screwy.
But we don’t mind. Again this is all fun for us. It’s well worth the work. Plus it just us a real excuse to go play with our lights.
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Thanks for ur hard work! Nice pics.

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Wow! Thanks for all the effort to do this.

I would say out of the lot, the BTU Shocker with the IOS driver and the FF4 were the best overall. The single emitter, dedomed, super throwers are awesome, but they light up such a small area. I know at this level, practicality is an afterthought, but I think this is a good example of why a TK70/BTU Shocker/TK75/FF4 is a more useful searchlight than a TN31/K40/SR90/BK-FA01 etc.

This makes me wish the ANSI FL1 standard had some way of quantifying the size of the hot spot at a given distance, as well as the lux, so you can understand the properties of the flashlight more completely.

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jmpaul320 wrote:
that btu ios is money

i know because i have one Silly

Agreed! It is a beast for sure!

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Great Job! I sure love the Firefoxes FF4 at 60watt! I think I got to build another HID

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Absolutely awesome night time beamshot comparison rdrfronty. This is truly one of the best I have scene and I love that you did the zoomed secondary shots which really show how deep this lights penetrate the darkness which is often not shown very well. Love it! :bigsmile:

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This is the way to go with beamshots. Thank you for the great comparison and your time!

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+1 on almost ALL the above comments.

Dreams I’d like to see:

- 4 K40s strapped together Terminator style like those L2s

- DST DD-XML2 runing the amps of the K40 or TN31

- A TexasPyro or PilotPPK driver that improves on the best performing driver in the test

PS – That XPG2 Ultrafire C8 is a champ!

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Awesome Work, thanks Smile

I wonder if you may include new trustfires in comparison, that J12 still a beastlight Love

Thanks again

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Great beamshots, thanks! Very useful. Now I need to get off my butt and get an FF4.

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Bang for Your buck, that BTU IOS driver is the best performer here in my opinion.

Edit: nevermind, just noticed it’s modded

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