Spark SL52-460NW Review(Updated beamshots)

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Spark SL52-460NW Review(Updated beamshots)

Hi guys, this is my first review so please don’t be too harsh. But as always I wouldn’t mind suggestions to improve my future reviews. These photos are all taken with an old Samsung Note 2. Sorry for the poor quality but I just wanna have a quick and easy review. Please ask for more photos if you need them. I’ve only seen a German review of this light from TLF and I thought it needed a dedicated English review. After Chrome translated the page for me, The text and photos didn’t aligned and it pissed me off.

I got the light from the HKE sale quite recently and I thought why not? This could be my first Spark light. I really liked the design so I went for it. Furthermore I didn’t have many AA lights or at least 2 for that matter. This will be my 2nd AA light after my EA11.

First off the pros and cons:

PROS:
-Pretty bright for 2AA
-Has temp control(too hot and it shuts off)
-Has a diffuser lens(really like it!)
-Removable pocket clip
-USD39

CONS:
-HA type II
-2 electronic switches that does the same thing
-Weird ramping when voltage is above 3v(working range is 1.8-7V)
-Tube is 1 piece so no option for single AA

The box:
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Contents:
Spare O-rings and Diffuser Lens
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The manual:
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Parts:
I’m using EVOLTA Panasonic batteries. Both switches are electronic switches.
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Threads:
Anodized square cut threads. Lock-out is possible on rear threads.
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Front end need to unscrewed pretty far to be locked out so its not recommended.
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There is reverse polarity protection.
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Textured OP reflector:
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Front end compared to EA11 on the left and PD12 on the right:
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The reflector is narrower than both lights but their LEDs sit about as far back as each other.(Don;t know if that makes sense LOL)

The light itself:
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Its able to tail stand as well.

Its HAII means its easy to get scratches, rubbed it against some surfaces for a bit and I got this:
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BEAMSHOTS LATER TONIGHT! Silly

OKAY BEMASHOTS!!!
From left to right: SL52,EA11,PD12,BLF A6(5A tint)
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PD12 vs BLF A6(5A)
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EA11 vs PD12
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SL52 vs EA11
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BLF A6 vs SL52
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PD12 vs SL52
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BLF A6(5A) vs EA11
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Didn’t know the EA11 had PWM… its on level 3 BTW.

Words can be broken,
so can bones.

Edited by: sb56637 on 09/02/2017 - 11:48
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Wow, it really sucks that it’s all one piece. I really don’t like the extra long look of it.

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djburkes wrote:
Wow, it really sucks that it’s all one piece. I really don’t like the extra long look of it.

I kinda like these long lights as its more comfortable to hold if its thin Smile

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so can bones.

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Beamshots up!

Words can be broken,
so can bones.

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Wow, so there’s PWM huh?

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mhanlen wrote:
Wow, so there’s PWM huh?

On the Nitecorn EA11 there is PWM. But the Spark has none that I can detect Smile

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Oops I was looking at the wrong caption. I see!