New Skyray 3*T6 at Manafont, model 818

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New Skyray 3*T6 at Manafont, model 818

This one has a nice flat bezel, 3-modes and a "4000 lumen" claim. No picture of the led pill though. If it is a screw in type it might be worth getting.

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I just saw this myself and see you beat me to it. Interesting light. They need shows us the assembly though.

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This is really tempting and would be a good partner for the STL V2 but i just don't have a need or want for a 3xml light. unless maybe if they cram 3 40mm or bigger reflectors into one light now that i will buy right now.

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Nice! Much better looking that the original. We'll have to see about the quality though.

This has a single piece battery tube, right? In other words, it can't be used with a single cell?

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sb56637 wrote:

Nice! Much better looking that the original. We'll have to see about the quality though.

This has a single piece battery tube, right? In other words, it can't be used with a single cell?

If you look closely at picture 5 & 6 (logo closeups) there seems to be a gap there that could indicate a two piece battery tube. We'll need Manafont to confirm this in addition to providing a picture of the LED assembly.

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sb56637 wrote:

Nice! Much better looking that the original. We'll have to see about the quality though.

This has a single piece battery tube, right? In other words, it can't be used with a single cell?

 

The tube is identical to my Beam Tech XML-T6, is divided into two parts and can be used with a 18650 (in hardware, electric do not know)

 

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 I might have to order one and compare it to my new Trustfire TR-3T6 Smile 

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That is a lot of light for under 60 bucks.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

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SPAMBOT wrote:
If you look closely at picture 5 & 6 (logo closeups) there seems to be a gap there that could indicate a two piece battery tube. We'll need Manafont to confirm this in addition to providing a picture of the LED assembly.

If it splits over there which is much closer to the head than the other variants like SR3800 or TF-3T6, then it is highly probable that we can use 2 x 18350 IMRs (the bestinone ones which are tested to be really good by a few guys).  The other variants are usable with 2 x IMR 18500.  Extremely powerful pocket rocket, together with the DRY 3 x XM-L in DD 3-mode driver.   Sizes would be around the same but this would be way lighter.

We need atbglenn to get one and report back!  Big Smile

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QUOTE :unless maybe if they cram 3 40mm or bigger reflectors into one light...

 

NOW YOUR TALKING !!

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Purchased one of these yesterday. Hopefully there won't be any major issues with it.

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JS_280 wrote:
Purchased one of these yesterday. Hopefully there won't be any major issues with it.

Thanks, pls do remember back with tail current readings. Always good to have more info...

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Being refund for my DOA old model SkyRay 3xT6 from Mana and immediatly ordered this new 818 two days ago Wink

 

 

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Being refund for my DOA old model SkyRay 3xT6 from Mana and immediatly ordered this new 818 two days ago Wink

 

If for one reason or another you feel that you have too many triple XM-Ls and can sacrifice your SBOMZ coz you have this Sky Ray and the Dry, you can just take out the driver and solder the 2 wires directly to the backing of the driver.  Run 3 cells direct drive.  If you have a hobby driver you can charge to 4.1V, under load the sag is great.  Still over 4 amps so on the lux meter it starts off at 310 lux reflected ceiling test and within 5 seconds it drops to 250 lux.  Still 250 lux is in the same ballpark of my TK70 (probably get around 220-230 lux).    If it gets real cold in Belgium like in the mountains or something, i am very sure you can maintain that 300s level, because i get it to somewhat maintain that for 1 minute when the head portion is cooled with ice.   That would be approx 2800-2900L OTF.

 

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2100 wrote:

JS_280 wrote:
Purchased one of these yesterday. Hopefully there won't be any major issues with it.

Thanks, pls do remember back with tail current readings. Always good to have more info...

 

Will do.  My SkyRay 3800 Rev. 2 was only pulling around 2.4 amps at the tailcap with fully-charged TrustFires.  Hopefully this one will push closer to 3 amps.

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Two days ago I took my SkyRay 3800 rev.0 caving and lost it in a muddy water Cry

This seems like a nice replacement. Thou tail switch is more exposed.

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Hmm, still no confirmation that this can be used with 1x18650?

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Hmm, still no confirmation that this can be used with 1x18650?

No, it'd explode if they do make a driver capable of doing that. It'd pull like 5 amps or more for a Li Co.  Even for a Panasonic 3100 it'd get really hot and probably very dangerous due to the heat from both the battery + even more dumped from the LEDs and driver.

But it'd run on short bursts on 2 x 18350 IMRs though, if the tube can split, this one seems to split pretty close to the head.

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atbglenn wrote:

 I might have to order one and compare it to my new Trustfire TR-3T6 Smile 

 

Really looks interesting... Looking forward for a review Smile maybe in comparison with the T3T6 Smile

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I'd really like to see a comparison review of the Trustfire TR-3T6 vs. this Skyray 818. Any opinions on the best 3*XML flashlight? Why would you buy one over the other? I would lean toward the Skyray 818 just because of it's much better styling.

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2100 wrote:

 

If for one reason or another you feel that you have too many triple XM-Ls and can sacrifice your SBOMZ coz you have this Sky Ray and the Dry, you can just take out the driver and solder the 2 wires directly to the backing of the driver.  Run 3 cells direct drive.  If you have a hobby driver you can charge to 4.1V, under load the sag is great.  Still over 4 amps so on the lux meter it starts off at 310 lux reflected ceiling test and within 5 seconds it drops to 250 lux.  Still 250 lux is in the same ballpark of my TK70 (probably get around 220-230 lux).    If it gets real cold in Belgium like in the mountains or something, i am very sure you can maintain that 300s level, because i get it to somewhat maintain that for 1 minute when the head portion is cooled with ice.   That would be approx 2800-2900L OTF.

 

 

Good Idee, whitin a few months, when it gets realy dark and cold, I will try this mod for shureWink

 

O yes, Jim told me that this new 818 has a so called screw-in led/reflector module Cool

 

Hope it generates the 3A current, would be very nice because this is a wel looking light.

One minus, Manafont wil not refund me for sending back the DOA SkyRay T6, 12 euro is lostFrown

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One minus, Manafont wil not refund me for sending back the DOA SkyRay T6, 12 euro is lostFrown

 

Sounds like crap to me. That'd give me a sour taste doing business with a company that pulls a stunt like that. 

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thommy wrote:

2100 wrote:

 

If for one reason or another you feel that you have too many triple XM-Ls and can sacrifice your SBOMZ coz you have this Sky Ray and the Dry, you can just take out the driver and solder the 2 wires directly to the backing of the driver.  Run 3 cells direct drive.  If you have a hobby driver you can charge to 4.1V, under load the sag is great.  Still over 4 amps so on the lux meter it starts off at 310 lux reflected ceiling test and within 5 seconds it drops to 250 lux.  Still 250 lux is in the same ballpark of my TK70 (probably get around 220-230 lux).    If it gets real cold in Belgium like in the mountains or something, i am very sure you can maintain that 300s level, because i get it to somewhat maintain that for 1 minute when the head portion is cooled with ice.   That would be approx 2800-2900L OTF.

 

 

Good Idee, whitin a few months, when it gets realy dark and cold, I will try this mod for shureWink

 

O yes, Jim told me that this new 818 has a so called led/reflector module Cool



AKA drop-in? 

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thommy wrote:

2100 wrote:

 

If for one reason or another you feel that you have too many triple XM-Ls and can sacrifice your SBOMZ coz you have this Sky Ray and the Dry, you can just take out the driver and solder the 2 wires directly to the backing of the driver.  Run 3 cells direct drive.  If you have a hobby driver you can charge to 4.1V, under load the sag is great.  Still over 4 amps so on the lux meter it starts off at 310 lux reflected ceiling test and within 5 seconds it drops to 250 lux.  Still 250 lux is in the same ballpark of my TK70 (probably get around 220-230 lux).    If it gets real cold in Belgium like in the mountains or something, i am very sure you can maintain that 300s level, because i get it to somewhat maintain that for 1 minute when the head portion is cooled with ice.   That would be approx 2800-2900L OTF.

 

 

Good Idee, whitin a few months, when it gets realy dark and cold, I will try this mod for shureWink

 

O yes, Jim told me that this new 818 has a so called led/reflector module Cool



AKA drop-in? 

 Sorry, forgot the most important to mention LOL Embarassed

 It should be a Screw-In module

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Do you think is worth the extra dollars from 3800 lm?

 

Nevermind, already bought it! XD

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Do you think is worth the extra dollars from 3800 lm?

 

Nevermind, already bought it! XD

 

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I ordered mine on the 12th so I'm hoping it comes in today... 

Now they're selling an identical looking "4300 lumen" model for $10 extra...  I wonder what's next, I'm guessing we'll see a 4500 lumen rated version within a month.  Who's going to be the guinea pig on that one?  Big Smile

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I'm eagerly waiting for a review on this one...

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ljw2k got 2.1A at the tailcap, 2 cells.

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2100 wrote:

ljw2k got 2.1A at the tailcap, 2 cells.

Strange. I would expect at least same readings as Skyray 3800

Now I see

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