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Too bad it isn’t a TIR like Jet-u or i’d be in for a few as LED testers

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Too bad it isn’t a TIR like Jet-u or i’d be in for a few as LED testers

Yup, I guess it’s a bit more like the Jet-UV in that sense (a Jet-u with a UV LED, they used a reflector in those)
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I found this nice triple. The copper looks good. The price is cheaper on the english Taobao site than the Chinese Taobao site. Is this English Taobao site legit?

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Probably too cheap Jet-u clone: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000058327197.html

Well, I ordered 3 of these two weeks ago at $1.37 each. They just showed up today. They’re pretty much what I expected:

  • Slightly longer than a Jet-u, but dimensions otherwise the same
  • Cheap, glossy black anodizing
  • 1 of the 3 is missing it’s o-ring
  • The emitters are definitely angry blue
  • Pill is easy to remove. Driver is press-fit but also easy to remove.
  • MCPCB is 8mm and has a XP-E looking LED.
  • I measured output at 48 lumens
  • The head is slightly too long. You have to really tighten the head down to make electrical contact with the tube. A little filing will easily take care of this.

So they’re not without their faults, but seemingly worth the price paid. I can’t wait to swap the emitters. I might end up playing with the resistors too.

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Update: I just reflowed a Luxeon V2 5000K into one. So much better now that it’s neutral instead of angry blue. And I picked up some lumens: it went from 48 to 71.

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Multi color zoomie? That is definitely uncommon. Smile

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Another interesting host:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32917265817.html

With a reflector almost 50% larger than BLF GT (calculating area) it may throw nicely.

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5000 m, 3.1 miles from a XM-L2, 146 mm diameter alum reflector. Might be interesting with a SBT90.2 at high amps. Looks like 4 18650's: 2700x4 = 10800 mah. Plus has a red light and side light, USB charging, etc. Lots of things for $56 shipped.

The claimed lumens output is a realistic 1000 lms, so you gotta wonder bout the claimed throw...

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5000 m, 3.1 miles from a XM-L2, 146 mm diameter alum reflector. Might be interesting with a SBT90.2 at high amps. Looks like 4 18650’s: 2700×4 = 10800 mah. Plus has a red light and side light, USB charging, etc. Lots of things for $56 shipped.


The claimed lumens output is a realistic 1000 lms, so you gotta wonder bout the claimed throw…


They say exposure distance, not that it’s ANSI FL1 rated to that distance. Chinese marketing meters. I don’t believe any of those specifications. Lol

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Realistically it's impossible - 5000 meters would be 6250 kcd. I'd be impressed if it did 600 kcd with a stock XM-L2, but there's potential with such a big reflector and actually with a small investment. I know there's been other efforts here on BLF with some large, cheap reflector lights and I think they all ended up a bust.

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The seller claims it’s 18650. I have some reservations.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/32690392758.html

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The new CountryMan B1 has appeared on Taobao. It is similar to a Cometa or Jaxman Z1. They upgraded it now to a new color and 21700 battery.

Link: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.0.0.3da9523ceIOcyI&id=60509...

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Skylight wrote:
The new CountryMan B1 has appeared on Taobao. It is similar to a Cometa or Jaxman Z1. They upgraded it now to a new color and 21700 battery.

Link: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.0.0.3da9523ceIOcyI&id=60509...

!{width:60%}[img]https://i.imgur.com/3owxKIs.jpg[/img]!

Very tempting. Any way to buy from TaoBao?

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You can buy from Taobao through a Taobao agent. They order for you and ship internationally.

Maybe Freeme could organise a group buy for this flashlight or suggest Banggood to list the CountryMan B1?

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The Countryman B1 looks great. The one and only 21700 zoomie and this seems more compact than the Z1 and Cometa.

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Are these usually a brass pill or alu shelf?

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SKV89 wrote:
The Countryman B1 looks great. The one and only 21700 zoomie and this seems more compact than the Z1 and Cometa.

You are not right… There are other China 21700 zommies out there… And the one I saw is made for 1× 21700 cell, had 3 x inbuilt led emitters (white, green, red) switchable by a knob on flashlight + additional dimmer switch to control brightness of each light mod (white, green or red).

It was declared as a hunting light but to large and heavy for hunting light imho. But it really does have cool features as handheld flashlight.

From Brinyte i think…

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They are pretty small player in flashlight industry. I don't think BG is able to supply their products. sealed

If we can get members to secure 50pcs(or more), i think Neal might be able to help us with the sale?

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You can buy from Taobao through a Taobao agent. They order for you and ship internationally. Maybe Freeme could organise a group buy for this flashlight or suggest Banggood to list the CountryMan B1?

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The new Haikelite HT70 is out on Taobao. Just look at this price… Sad

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.99.7e827ed8OZcexw&id=607...

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4x LUMINUS SST70 17000lm. TomE NarsilM adapted by Texas_Ace firmware. 

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The new Haikelite HT70 is out on Taobao. Just look at this price... Sad https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.99.7e827ed8OZcexw&id=607... !{width:50%}[img]https://i.imgur.com/u7RO4Pk.jpg[/img]![/quote]

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I just opened a new thread about the HT70 to spread the news faster: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69828

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I like the deep Haikelite fins. This light looks better than the MT09R. Looks like it has a copper shelf?

Any advantage of the SST70 over the XHP70.2? What is the advantage of this over the MT09R?

The only thing I didn’t like about the MT09R is that it doesn’t have any active thermal regulation. The light just gets dimmer and dimmer until it drops to like 400 lumens. I wonder if the updated Narsil incorporated active temperature regulation like Anduril.

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No full thermal reg, not as far as I know., but then again, I don't know anything bout this light til now. Looks a little clunky. Dunno anything bout the SST70's though - are they 3 or 6V?

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6V, I tested one, XHP50.2 format but a smaller die area.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69116

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Thanks djozz, another great LED test! All depends on the throw advantage, but having all those wires, might be a challenge to dedome? Then again, the better LEDs for dedoming seem to have wires...

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djozz wrote:
6V, I tested one,
Are you sure it's not also available in 3v? Look at the battery tube, it looks like 4 cells in parallel.

 

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JasonWW wrote:
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6V, I tested one,
Are you sure it’s not also available in 3v? Look at the battery tube, it looks like 4 cells in parallel.

It’s 4 + 4 cells; 2S4P

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JasonWW wrote:
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6V, I tested one,

Are you sure it’s not also available in 3v? Look at the battery tube, it looks like 4 cells in parallel.

Not much is known about the SST-70 as it is not listed on the Luminus site yet and I’m not aware of a datasheet available. It would be a nice surprise if it came in 3V as well Smile
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hIKARInoob wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
djozz wrote:
6V, I tested one,
Are you sure it’s not also available in 3v? Look at the battery tube, it looks like 4 cells in parallel.

It’s 4 + 4 cells; 2S4P


Okay, that makes sense. I wonder why the specs say it uses 4 button top cells? Maybe they copied and pasted specs from another light and it contains a few errors.

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