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Ordered the 21st of June, shipped the 26th and arrive the 12th of July.

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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I received mine today. I ordered the 1A and I’m going to tell you that is the brightest 600 lumens I’ve ever seen. It’s as bright as my convoy s2 8*7135 1a. You can’t tell the difference between them when I double click my OTR M3 it’s bright. I really love it. Thanks!

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wife had a different CR123A light in her bathroom for years
“Why do I need another light?”
“Just try both of them tonight, dear.”

Haven’t seen it since….

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got mine today. in 1A and wow that’s only 600 lumens , looks like more to me but I am not an expert. YMMV Silly

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Got my 2 M3’s with the 5c tint. Pleasantly surprised how nice these lights are. 2 for the price of 1 Olight

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I was impressed with this offering. Other than not having the lumens it advertised, this is a very nice light. Great UI. Good price. Nice package. New company? Seems like a win-win. Wish more companies approached the game like this.

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5C ordered

thank you Freeme !

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OTR is not new company. Their flashlight was featured in BLF back in 2014 by @RacerR86, with discussions way back in 2011! 

saypat wrote:
I was impressed with this offering. Other than not having the lumens it advertised, this is a very nice light. Great UI. Good price. Nice package. New company? Seems like a win-win. Wish more companies approached the game like this.

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Yes! My 5C came in the mail yesterday. I love the UI more than my S10. And that tint…whoah. It looks maybe too yellow inside but outside it’s amazing. I walked around my property for 20 min just checking things out with my new light. If I got a 1A do you think it will be brighter than the 5C? Great little light.

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The best chines EDC lamp this year! I vote for it! Thumbs Up

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+1.

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The best chines EDC lamp this year! I vote for it! :THUMBS-UP:

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On The Road M3 group buy has officially ended. cool Don't forget follow our group buy thread.

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RobertB wrote:
Got my 2 M3’s with the 5c tint. Pleasantly surprised how nice these lights are. 2 for the price of 1 Olight

do you think they are 940 lumens in real life or is that overstated? how does it compare against an olight s1 in brightness? especially since olight s1’s are selling for 26 bucks USD on sale on banggood

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M3 lumens is overrated, and I have already put a note at the beginning of gb thread . Actual lumen value is about 600lm-650lm. You will be able to achieve slightly over 700lm with the help of copper MCPCB mod and imr cell.

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RobertB wrote:
Got my 2 M3's with the 5c tint. Pleasantly surprised how nice these lights are. 2 for the price of 1 Olight
do you think they are 940 lumens in real life or is that overstated? how does it compare against an olight s1 in brightness? especially since olight s1's are selling for 26 bucks USD on sale on banggood

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freeme wrote:

M3 lumens is overrated, and I have already put a note at the beginning of gb thread . Actual lumen value is about 600lm-650lm. You will be able to achieve slightly over 700lm with the help of copper MCPCB mod and imr cell.


flatbear wrote:
RobertB wrote:
Got my 2 M3’s with the 5c tint. Pleasantly surprised how nice these lights are. 2 for the price of 1 Olight
do you think they are 940 lumens in real life or is that overstated? how does it compare against an olight s1 in brightness? especially since olight s1’s are selling for 26 bucks USD on sale on banggood
Of course it was over rated, so were most of the women I dated Smile Didn’t stop me for going back for more.

600 lumens on a 16340 is pretty much par for the course, they are probably doing you a favor not being 900+ as it will just drain the already small cell faster.
Still a good light for the money.
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Damn. im too late Sad

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Damn. im too late Sad

New here so apologies if I shouldnt be posting this in the gb thread or overstepping some rules.

Make a new account on Everbuying to get 110 EB (2.20 off points and then use code EONTHE to bring it down to a total $16.79

 

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I measured my M3 5C stock, but using an EFEST V2 550 mAh cell and got:

   lumens: 680 @start, 658 @ 30secs

Then after reflowing the stock LED on a 16mm Noctigon and replacing the stock LED wires with good, shorter 24 AWG, I got:

  lumens: 734 @start, 724 @30 secs (notice there is less drop now over the first 30secs? That's because of the copper DTP star!!)

 

For a CW 1A, I'd expect or guess 10-15% higher on a good IMR cell. We usually quote the 30 second time as the lumens measurement, as according to ANSI/NEMA FL1 standards.

 

So for a stock CW 1A M3, I'd expect to see 720-740 rated output lumens on a good IMR cell. Not sure how that compares to the supplied cell, might be close.

 

Of course, this assumes (big assumption) my light box is well calibrated (I think it's decent smile).

 

 

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freeme wrote:

ON THE ROAD M3 920Lm Cree L2 U2 1A Full Pack$21.99 / Coupon: TROADGB 


pumba wrote:
Damn. im too late Sad

Wish I knew about this one. Have any coupons for the m6 simple pack?

 

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thx guys. i ordered it on gearbest Smile

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Tom E wrote:

I measured my M3 5C stock, but using an EFEST V2 550 mAh cell and got:


   lumens: 680 start, 658 30secs


Then after reflowing the stock LED on a 16mm Noctigon and replacing the stock LED wires with good, shorter 24 AWG, I got:


  lumens: 734 start, 724 30 secs (notice there is less drop now over the first 30secs? That’s because of the copper DTP star!!)


 


For a CW 1A, I’d expect or guess 10-15% higher on a good IMR cell. We usually quote the 30 second time as the lumens measurement, as according to ANSI/NEMA FL1 standards.


 


So for a stock CW 1A M3, I’d expect to see 720-740 rated output lumens on a good IMR cell. Not sure how that compares to the supplied cell, might be close.


 


Of course, this assumes (big assumption) my light box is well calibrated (I think it’s decent smile).


 


 

is it easy to remove the head/board?

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akoposilester wrote:
is it easy to remove the head/board?

Oh boy, I'm think'n yes. Wish I could recall how I did it undecided. Hhhmmmm. Ok - just reviewed my pics, photobucket OnTheRoad M3, it's start'n to come back. The reflector threads in, so use a good tweezer or pointed needlenose to remove it. The pill assembly comes out the top - nothing special holding it in. Maybe some taps from the tube end are needed, I'll typically use a big nail set, well way over-sized nail set - whatever you may call it. No need to remove the side button.

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You have any more deals for this light?

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My M3 has a significant parasitic drain. Noticed the cell was down to 2.5A, and then measured it at ~6 mA, but the reading is erratic. I then tested other lights and all faired well - steady, much lower readings, even with an indicator LED lit up. A stock X6R measured 0.565 mA which is considered very high. Most well designed lights measure 0.020 to 0.040 mA, or even less.

 

In freeme's review, he mentioned 7 umA, which I don't know what it means, but thinking he means 0.007 mA, or 7 uA. So my light might have a problem with the driver. It's the only one I measured that has a consistently erratic reading. I did mod the LED, MCPCB, and used heavier gauge LED wires, so possibly I ruined something in the mod.

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Tom , i did a review on M3 in a greek forum back in July , and measured 6μA (6uA) .

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Ahh, good to know. Hhmm - sounds like my unit has an issue. Was hoping to do a driver replacement eventually.

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It will be really nice with your Narsil , i thought of it too , but i’m quite satisfied with the light & UI.

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giorgoskok wrote:
It will be really nice with your Narsil , i thought of it too , but i'm quite satisfied with the light & UI.

I got the 0603 parts coming in today from Mouser, and the OSHPark 15 mm triple boards (ordered in thin thickness) from Triple_Ace should arrive in a couple days. Hoping I could jury rig in one of these since it has the full support for reliable operation of the Attiny85.

Hhmm - this would be the smallest light modded to run Narsil, if i can pull it off. I have a Skilhunt H15 14500 size light running it now.

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Will you use the existing driver pcb to mount your driver ?

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