Review - ThorFire VG10 ( 1 x 18650 XM-L )

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Review - ThorFire VG10 ( 1 x 18650 XM-L )

 

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Review was kindly sponsored by ThorFire:

Product page : http://www.eachine.com/ThorFire-VG10-CREE-XM-L2-LED-Flashlight-847-Lumens-18650-Battery-Charger-p-63.html

Web page : http://www.eachine.com/

 

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First impressions :

I must admit I was not expecting a light that was quite as nicely built . My first impressions were of a light that is extremely well made , that worked without issue and was very easy to live with . The clicky switch was very firm so no accidental activations here . The beam is excellent and looks to throw well for such a small XM-L host .

Performance :

Dont expect current figures to match output measured ( light box ) as the contact area for the positive is the very outside rim where it contacts the inside of the tailcap . So with such a small contact area for the Multi Meter .

High - 1.9A - 835 to 880 Lumen

Medium - 0.725A - 391 Lumen

Low - 0.066A - 37 Lumen

Moon Mode - 0.001A - ? Lumen ( to low to measure )

My Jetbeam PA40 was used to calibrate the light box , and the figures given are an approximation . Measured current may not match measure light output doe to the variables involved .

 

VG-10 :

What I got was a 4 mode light that is equal in size to your average P60 host . Modes are High , medium , low and moon ( i know on the box it says H-M-L-and strobe ) . The build quality on this light is excellent , its very bright and does not seem to get overly hot in use . The way the light was assembled looks to be some what unique , and Im not sure how easy pill removal will be ? I tried to remove this one and it was no go , so pictured is as far as I was able to disassemble the body . ( I didn't bother to try disassembling the tailcap ) .

As can be seen in the pictures the light comes with a battery and charger ( usb ) as well a nice lanyard and a bag of extras ( Lens , O ring , clicky switch ) . I will see about doing separate reviews for the charger and battery as time permits . So a rather feature packed box . The clip on the light is very strong and firm , Im talking very firm . Perhaps a little on the firm side for a child or woman .

This is a forward clicky light , so a half press of the tail switch will give you momentary on . There is mode memory and it takes about 5 seconds to activate ( if the light is on for 5 seconds the mode is remembered ) . Mood mode is low , I'm talking seriously low . You could shove the light right up to your eye ball in moon mode and look at the LED . ( That's how low on this one ) I love the Medium mode on this one , its just right for night time photography .  

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Here is a photo I took using the VG-10 to highlight this Orb Weaver Spider .

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What we have here is another XM-L flashlight that I cant find anything to fault about . We consumers simply have more and more choices these days , and the VG-10 deserves to be on your shopping list ( if this example is anything to go bye ) ..  Im impressed .. And I very much like the VG-10 ..   Again nothing to complain about !  

 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 ….

 

Edited by: old4570 on 03/02/2015 - 22:46
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Thanks for the review old4570. The four modes sound just about perfect. The web page linked suggests it comes with a battery charger and battery. Did you receive these also?

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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It’s a swell light but my arachnophobia kicked in.

"Whoa that's a bright light!" ... Yea I guess.

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4th picture shows contents :

Yes I got the battery and charger ..  Will do a separate test for those .. 

 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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Thanks. I did see that originally and forgot by the time I got home from work. Embarassed

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

Budget light hobby proudly sponsored by my Mastercard and unknowingly paid for by a hard working wife. 

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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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Thanks for the lengthy reviews + pics!

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M4D M4X wrote:
banggood has a code… Wink

and we now have 4 reviews of that light here on blf Beer

And now a 5th!

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Very nice outdoor photos! The review was ok too, thanks Wink

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Shadow is the original creator of the VG10. It IS a beautiful light and this one is just as beautiful and more affordable Smile Thanks for the review and the updated review of the newer thorfire version.

My gratitude to those who are willing and able to help others (in whatever way you can)! Being human is more than just existing for yourself. Smile