(updated 6-7-16) Review Lixada Single 18650 /// 1000lm

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(updated 6-7-16) Review Lixada Single 18650 /// 1000lm

6/7/16
Mods done and updates of specifics in post #10.

Thanks to TomTop for furnishing this light for review Website Here
Link to light here: http://bit.ly/235nD7X Price at time of this review $14.89

I just want to start out by saying , I was not expecting much to be honest when I looked at the light on the website. I was pleasantly surprised the moment I pulled this light from the packaging though. It just did not look or feel like the light weight , cheap built lights you usually get for $10 to $15 and looks good to boot.

I did miss a few points in my video so let me mention those now.
The reflector IS aluminum.
The lens IS glass although I see no AR coating (very light if any)
The light does seem to move heat very well.
The tail threads were well lubed and the rest lightly lubed.
This light should make a very good candidate for modding as everything is easy to take apart and nothing glued as far as threads.

I did not take the driver out (yet) as it is very tight in the shelf and I did not want to damage it before I could get the review done. I will probably end up modding this light later and if so I will update on it then.

If you want to see the teardown and beamshots without watching the whole review , then teardown stills and beamshots start at 3:24 and the shining around outside following that segment.

EDIT: I forgot to do tailcap readings earlier, there is room for improvement there,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

High 2.13 / Medium 0.94 / Low 0.21,,,,,, Taken with the Uni-T clamp meter from GB and used a Rested Efest purple High Drain 2800mAh for the testing……….After spring bypass at both ends tail readings increased to 2.24 in high mode with same cell.

5/30/16
I did a dedome on the factory emitter after the spring bypasses were done and I have a FET driver and Noctigon with U4 on it on the way. I will be fully modding this light with when they get here. For now here is what the improvement looks like with just the springs bypassed and the factory emitter dedomed.

Stock Gate 100yds (high)

Modded Gate 100yds (high)

The video and then the listed specs from TomTop site………..
(Usually best if watched in full screen)

Listed description from TomTop site:

Features: With high power XM-L2 U2 LED, outputs maximum 1000 lumens brightness. 5-mode lighting: high, middle, low, strobe and SOS, apply to different situations, converting by pushing the button gently. Special stainless steel head and tail design, help you break the glass in emergency situations. Special skid-proof surface design and anti-abrasive aircraft aluminum shell, very durable and sturdy. Handheld type, portable size, 15cm in length, very convenient to carry around and store. Suitable for camping, backpacking, hiking, emergencies, household use, etc.

Specifications: Brand: LIXADA Item Color: Black Materials: Aircraft Aluminum LED Type: XM-L U2 Light Color: White Lumens: Max.1000lms Power Supply: 1 * 18650 Lithium Battery (not included) Item Size: 15 * 3.5 * 2.7cm / 5.9 * 1.4 * 1.1in (L * Head Dia. * Tail Dia) Item Weight: 156g / 5.5oz Package Size: 17.1 * 5 * 5cm / 6.3 * 2 * 2in Package Weight: 174g / 6.1oz

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 /// ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 / MCC-4S /// ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II / Small Sun ZY-T43 / Warsun X60  //////// ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S //// Atactical A1S , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

Edited by: robo819 on 06/08/2016 - 04:10
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Enjoyed the robo-review. Smile

The triple Lixada you previously reviewed was a winner. This looks like another pretty nice light from them.

It is always nice to see new brands competing in the budget category.

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kronological wrote:
Enjoyed the robo-review. Smile

The triple Lixada you previously reviewed was a winner. This looks like another pretty nice light from them.

It is always nice to see new brands competing in the budget category.

Yes I am starting to think these may be a good budget light to start looking at a little more , if they are all built as well as the 2 I have done the reviews on so far.

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 /// ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 / MCC-4S /// ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II / Small Sun ZY-T43 / Warsun X60  //////// ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S //// Atactical A1S , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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I just wanted to update.

I did a spring bypass at both ends on this light and the 2.13 at tailcap went up to 2.24 with the same cell , so there is the first improvement.

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 /// ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 / MCC-4S /// ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II / Small Sun ZY-T43 / Warsun X60  //////// ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S //// Atactical A1S , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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Is this a XM-L U2 like it write or it is XM-L2 U2 ?

Does it have momory mode ?

And what is max distance that light can reach ?

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vidramon wrote:
Is this a XM-L U2 like it write or it is XM-L2 U2 ?

Does it have momory mode ?

And what is max distance that light can reach ?

That appears to be a type-O on their site. I corrected it in the OP , It is XM-L2 U2.

The UI is the typical 5 mode , always starts on high then med/low/strobe/sos

In stock form out of the box , Probably around 200 yards of useable light to see decently in a good dark environment.

If you are wanting one to mod this is a good candidate though.
I will be modding this one with a dedomed XM-L2 U4 and FET driver later on and will post results then.

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 /// ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 / MCC-4S /// ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II / Small Sun ZY-T43 / Warsun X60  //////// ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S //// Atactical A1S , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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As I understand it has no mode memory ? It always start at 100 % mode eaven if you leave it for example on the strobe ?

What are you think about this model http://goo.gl/yzlZHj ?

As I can see it is XM-L2(U3) and it has bigger head and it is smaller ( as I can see from the pictures ), also 4x O-Rings are included and price is almost the same.

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vidramon wrote:
As I understand it has no mode memory ? It always start at 100 % mode eaven if you leave it for example on the strobe ?

What are you think about this model http://goo.gl/yzlZHj ?

As I can see it is XM-L2(U3) and it has bigger head and it is smaller ( as I can see from the pictures ), also 4x O-Rings are included and price is almost the same.

Yes ALWAYS starts on high no matter what mode it is turned off in , as long as it is off for 2-3 seconds.

I cannot say about the light you are asking about what the quality is like. I can only tell you IF the quality is the same as the 2 Lixada lights I have already , then it will be a good build quality light for the price.

The light you are asking about though will more than likely be on par with the 2 I have being the same brand and all. To get it up to “full” potential, I am pretty sure a few mods will be in order , as is the case with a majority of the “cheap” budget lights.

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 /// ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 / MCC-4S /// ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II / Small Sun ZY-T43 / Warsun X60  //////// ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S //// Atactical A1S , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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Updated in OP also…..

I did a dedome on the factory emitter after the spring bypasses were done. I have a FET driver and Noctigon with U4 on it on the way. I will be fully modding this light with those when they get here.

For now here is what the improvement looks like with just the springs bypassed and the factory emitter dedomed.

Stock Gate 100yds (high)

Mod Gate 100yds (high)

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 /// ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 / MCC-4S /// ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II / Small Sun ZY-T43 / Warsun X60  //////// ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S //// Atactical A1S , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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Ok I got the FET driver and a Noctigon with XM-L2 U4 1A (dedomed) in this light now.

I must say it really brought it to life and actually surprised me the output this thing has now. The more I have messed with this light the more impressed I am with the quality of these Lixada products. They are very well built to be as low cost as they are.

The Mods jumped the Amps up from 2.2 to 4.57 now at the tail and the beam much more focused and brighter with the dedomed U4 emitter on Noctigon.

EDIT: I used THIS DRIVER from Mountain Electronics , with Standard firmware and 120 second Turbo timer.

Here are the before and after shots (original vs the new mods)……

Original 100yds to Gate

Modded 100yds to Gate

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Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 /// ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 / MCC-4S /// ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II / Small Sun ZY-T43 / Warsun X60  //////// ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S //// Atactical A1S , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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Wow! Marked improvement! Gotta love modding! Big Smile

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Very nice mod work there, robo Thumbs Up

And thats 2 winners in a row from Lixada.

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kronological wrote:
Very nice mod work there, robo Thumbs Up

And thats 2 winners in a row from Lixada.

Yes as mentioned up there I am starting to like the Lixada brand more as I mess with them more , they are good quality for the budget price.

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 /// ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 / MCC-4S /// ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II / Small Sun ZY-T43 / Warsun X60  //////// ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S //// Atactical A1S , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC