Freeme Review: JETBeam JET-1 MK 480lm XP-G2 14500/ AA - incomplete, pic only

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Freeme Review: JETBeam JET-1 MK 480lm XP-G2 14500/ AA - incomplete, pic only

JETBeam JET-1 MK 480lm XP-G2 14500/ AA

Overview:

Brand: JetBeam

Model: JET-1

Price: $21.99 (for discount)

Emitter: CREE XP-G2 Cool White

Brightness: 480LM (manufacturer rated)

Mode: 3 Modes

Peak beam intensity: 4,200cd

Lens: Toughened Ultra-clear mineral glass with Anti-reflective Coating

Material: Aircraft grade aluminum alloy, military type III hard anodising

Mode Arrangement: Low, Mid, High

Mode Memory: Yes

Battery: 1*14500/ 1*AA

Net Weight: 16.7g (w/o battery)

Size: 19.5mm (head), 19mm (tail), 83mm (length) 

Waterproof Standard: IPX-8 Standard Waterproof up to 2m

 

First Impression:

Close up look: 

Weight:

 

User Interface:

Interesting Features:

 

Performance: Tailcap Amperage Readings

1) Tailcap measurement:

Low: mA
Mid: mA
High: A

 

Parasitic drain: --- μmA

 

Performance: Runtime

 

Beam Profile: Tint

Flashlights are projected to a sheet  of white acrylic at a distance of 15cm.

PWM (Pulse Wave Modulation):

PWM is pretty obivous in Low and Medium mode when you are using 14500 rechargeable battery.

Size Comparison:

JET-1 MK's color and finishing matched my favorite Niteye flashlights.

What I Like About JETBeam JET-1 MK:

  • Very attractive design. Typical JETBeam/ Niteye standard
  • Excellent machining and finishing.
  • Perfect EDC size.
  • Support both 14500 and AA batteries.
  • Good placement for logo, model, and serial number.
  • Threads are smooth to operate and well lube. 

What Needs to Be Improved:

  • Lens fog up when light is turned on. Output level will be affected.
  • Slight tint shift to cool temperature when head turns warm on High.
  • JET-1 MK does not have a circular beam profile.
  • Although the threads are smooth, I suspect the threads are a bit loose.
  • Sample unit is slightly slanted when standing upright on tail.
  • Tapped screw hole has very limited usage. Most likely it is going to attract dust from your pocket.

 

Conclusion:

Coming soon

 

Our Rating

Power: ★★★✩✩

Easy of Mod: ★★★✩✩

Price: ★★★★✩

Overall value: ★★✩✩✩

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Edited by: freeme on 07/19/2016 - 11:38
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Ough! Not easy to mod? I was already imagining a 4000K light Sad

Thanks for the quick review

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I could see that there a little gap in here. I tried to open with my bare hands but it seem to be sealed.

Haha, nothing is un-modifiable for the experts. LED swap is still possible at this stage.


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Ough! Not easy to mod? I was already imagining a 4000K light Sad Thanks for the quick review

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Nice review and pictures! I hope the bezel opens with a bit of heat and brute force, planning to swap for a XP-G3.

Is that fogging in your light because of moisture?

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Thank you. You will definitely need some help with the tools. Almost none of my lights exhibit such issue. I just left the light in my dry cabinet, will verify if it is due to moisture later. 

will34 wrote:
Nice review and pictures! I hope the bezel opens with a bit of heat and brute force, planning to swap for a XP-G3. Is that fogging in your light because of moisture?

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Images are superb. You understand how to correctly light a scene. Thumbs Up Disappointed about the flashlight’s very cool tint. Looking forward to the rest of the review.

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I like dark-gray and smooth anodising typical of Jetbeam, nice that this little lights also show it; very good pictures freeme; I am again hopeful about a 4000K nice Jetbeams.

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Lens still turns foggy after leaving it in my dry cabinet over night. Doubt there is much I could do, unless I open up to find out the problem.

freeme wrote:

Thank you. You will definitely need some help with the tools. Almost none of my lights exhibit such issue. I just left the light in my dry cabinet, will verify if it is due to moisture later. 

will34 wrote:
Nice review and pictures! I hope the bezel opens with a bit of heat and brute force, planning to swap for a XP-G3. Is that fogging in your light because of moisture?

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Nice pictures!

I also have the light on order and after seeing the tint in your pictures I definitly want to change the led and if possible the mcpcb to a copper one (just to have it in there Wink )

Can you do a runtime graph? Someting like that would be great http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y309/Budda_CPF/Manker%20E11/E11%20XX...

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Glad you like it. I will get the runtime chart up soon!

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Nice pictures! I also have the light on order and after seeing the tint in your pictures I definitly want to change the led and if possible the mcpcb to a copper one (just to have it in there Wink ) Can you do a runtime graph? Someting like that would be great

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Great!

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Nice review!
I like its overall design, but IMO the head’s design is quite plain.

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thanks for the review

 

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I wonder if that tapped screw hole that you mentioned can attach a jetbeam defense/window breaking cone. Thanks for the pics!

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That is bad, how is pwm with a nimh?

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No visible PWM with AA.

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That is bad, how is pwm with a nimh?

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Thanks a lot for all the effort! I think that I´ll skip this one. Also it is a twisty… I don´t like AA twisties. Wink

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Still trying to unscrew the bezel …

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Got mine yesterday. I got like 500 lumen with my ceiling bounce with 14500. Pretty short runtime. Like 20 min and gets super hot.

Biggest disappointment is that it doesn’t pocket well. Pocket clip doesn’t hold in jeans tightly and the anno is very slick. Its been sliding around in my pocket all morning.

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I purchased three Jet mu, and two Jet-1-MK. One mu has a more neutral tint as well as one of the Jet-1-mk’s. I like all of them. Great price and very useful small lights. If I need a blinding wall of light I use my XinTD-SC 82-V5. If I need a very long run time my Thorfire VG10 fits the bill. Each flashlight is tailored to fit a niche. Smile

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Nice review, thanks
I’m liking my Jet-I MK
I agree with Bc412 the clip is not much chop
I run mine on NIMH

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Has anyone broken one of these lights down yet? I ordered one today, hopefully it’s not completely glued. I’d like to throw a fet in it.

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My jet-1 MK is glued between the pill amd the body .
But i think freeme said (not sure) , it has a removable bezel.

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Just received mine and I was shocked at the size of the xp-g2 (my first of this led). I was expecting an xp-g die size and quite the throw monster but have to say the beam resembles an xml2 in a larger reflectored light. Of course, it was my bad having the wrong expectations on this light, which is quite a steal for the money, truth be told.

Slow is smooth; smooth is fast.

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So — moddable?
On sale: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/49312

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Definitely moddable. Here’s one with a Nichia 219B:

It’s just that the bezel is glued in place on the head, so you need a strap wrench or some such to get it off.

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I ordered one of these lights and now need recommendations for protected 14500 cells that will work with this flashlight. I read that some cells might fit too tight.

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I’ve carried one for almost two month now and i’m very pleased with it so far.

I’m not a big fan of twisties but this one is smooth enough it can be operated one handed – although sometimes it skips modes if you are not twisting off far enough and get some sort of rebounce. I’m a bit sensitive to PWM but didn’t get annoyed with it yet. Must be relatively fast PWM?

It’s small and quite bright for the size with a 14500. I like the beam shape and decent throw too.

GB has it on sale these days… Just ordered a second one. Facepalm

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I got 800mAh Keeppower cells

Last charge showed 848mAh

I opened it up for centering the LED and ordered a replacement XPL Hi

My advise for centering the reflector is to glue the reflector with the spacer, its almost impossible to get it centered without that, bcs it has not a typical centering ring

I ordered 3 of em only one got decent centered led

It is glued, but with some heat you can get it opened relatevily easy
Its like some soft acrylic glue

My Nitecore P12 is absolutely resistant to be opened up with more heat and way more force no chance

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