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Has anybody got one of these http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_388841.html …. seem like great little torch!!!

If anyone happens to have tried one next to a SK68 I’d be really interested to know if the middle setting 250 lumens is as bright as the 68 in high mode??

There 3 different options as well .. what would the difference between the XM-L2 U2 5C and the XM-L2 U2 1A be???

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5C has warm white tint and 1A is cool white

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The battery seems 2600 … Facepalm

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They put in a wrong picture on 18650 battery.

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I don’t think I’ve seen a 16340 zoomie before. Well, gotta throw that one onto the wishlist.

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EyeballFryer wrote:
I don’t think I’ve seen a 16340 zoomie before. Well, gotta throw that one onto the wishlist.

Nebo makes a couple CR123 size zoomies. I have a really tiny one that I modded with a FET driver and Nichia 219C. Unfortunately the clicky Guppydrv driver I used was defective so it only gets the first mode of any selected mode group (driver isn’t bypassed since I can enter programming mode and choose groups, I just can’t change modes within a group).

Here’s a Nebo that’s probably using a 16340. Looks to be similar size to an Olight S10, complete with sideswitch and charging cradle:Nebo zoomie

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I’m also very interested in that “On The Road i3”. Nebo – never heard about it, but…also looks nice! However too expensive to try.

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Peho wrote:
5C has warm white tint and 1A is cool white

So if I want something for brightness / clarity and seeing detail the 1A would be better????

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So if I want something for brightness / clarity and seeing detail the 1A would be better????

For clarity, go with a neutral tint. The cool tints tend to wash out the colors and subtle details of what you’re looking at.

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EyeballFryer wrote:
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So if I want something for brightness / clarity and seeing detail the 1A would be better????

For clarity, go with a neutral tint. The cool tints tend to wash out the colors and subtle details of what you’re looking at.

Sorry … my complete ignorance but does that mean the 5C or 1A may be better ???

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Going back to the Lumens query as well, I have other torches that are a genuine 220 and 270 lumens and makes you realise the quoted 300 lumens for a SK 68 (whilst they’re brilliant little torches) is totally exaggerated ….. does anyone happen to know if the quoted numbers for this may possibly be realistic …… especially for the mid 250 lms

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Sorry … my complete ignorance but does that mean the 5C or 1A may be better ???

I would consider 5C the “better” tint, because it’s the neutral white tint where you can see better details.

Here’s a comparison of various tints lighting up some vegetation. You can really see the tint difference between 5B (which is close to 5C) and 1A.

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Witterings wrote:
Going back to the Lumens query as well, I have other torches that are a genuine 220 and 270 lumens and makes you realise the quoted 300 lumens for a SK 68 (whilst they’re brilliant little torches) is totally exaggerated

In your SK68, did you use a 14500 battery, or an AA? I’m not sure if the 300 lumens for the SK68 is legitimate or exaggerated. It could be legitimate if it meant running on a 14500, and it meant the amount of lumens coming off the LED itself, not the lumens coming out of the front. And if it referred to a Cree LED, not a Lattice Bright LED.

I don’t have an answer to your original lumens question, since I currently don’t have the i3.

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EyeballFryer wrote:
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Going back to the Lumens query as well, I have other torches that are a genuine 220 and 270 lumens and makes you realise the quoted 300 lumens for a SK 68 (whilst they’re brilliant little torches) is totally exaggerated

In your SK68, did you use a 14500 battery, or an AA? I’m not sure if the 300 lumens for the SK68 is legitimate or exaggerated. It could be legitimate if it meant running on a 14500, and it meant the amount of lumens coming off the LED itself, not the lumens coming out of the front. And if it referred to a Cree LED, not a Lattice Bright LED.

I don’t have an answer to your original lumens question, since I currently don’t have the i3.

Yes am using a 14500 but if you put it next to a Led Lenser T7.2 which is 220 lumen the Lenser is massively brighter … a very noticeable difference so the SK 68 whilst it’s a great little pocket torch the power’s hugely over estimated.

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Definitely much more mod friendly

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Mine arrived today … 620 lm .. or don’t they understand where the decimal point goes …… 62 lm … if you carry a handbag and want something “convenient” to put in it great but anything else seriously save your money.

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That sucks. I wanted this until I saw a Youtube video. Looked dim as heck and the guy must have had the 1a because the tint was awful blue

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Witterings wrote:
Mine arrived today … 620 lm .. or don’t they understand where the decimal point goes …… 62 lm … if you carry a handbag and want something “convenient” to put in it great but anything else seriously save your money.

What battery where you using? And did you take any tailcap amp readings? They will tell you a lot on how many lumens it might be making.

Also, this is a floody LED. So will not throw very well, be it a zoomy or reflector light of this size. Assuming you go the XM-L2 version, or did you go for the XP-G2?

The light looks rather mod friendly. A driver swap will make it much more powerful.

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mod friendly. A driver swap will make it much more ….

Yeah, is anyone brave and foolish enough to approach them about selling us a batch of hosts?

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Chicken Drumstick wrote:

The light looks rather mod friendly. A driver swap will make it much more powerful.

It is indeed mod-friendly, xref to the what did you mod today thread 2 weeks ago:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/980054#comment-980054
I had the XP-G2 version, and on a 16340 Efest IMR, the high setting was certainly not 62 lumen, I did not measure it before modding but it could well be over 400 lumen. The tailboard can be swapped by the standard board+small Omten switch, if one prefers that.
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Any white wall beam shots for this light?

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stephenk wrote:
Any white wall beam shots for this light?

Out camping, no white walls within miles. No unmodded i3 either…
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Mail carrier just delivered mine a minute ago — 5C version.
More when I know more …

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Yesterday I used my i3 as a bike light and it went through a short but heavy rain storm (me too Sad ). I can hereby report that, as expected from the design, the i3 is not rainproof, afterwards the lens was fully condensed on the inside. The light did not fail or anything, after running 10 minutes on high with lens off it was good to go again.

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djozz wrote:
Yesterday I used my i3 as a bike light and it went through a short but heavy rain storm (me too Sad ). I can hereby report that, as expected from the design, the i3 is not rainproof, afterwards the lens was fully condensed on the inside. The light did not fail or anything, after running 10 minutes on high with lens off it was good to go again.

So that’s what they mean by “coping” with rainy days.

From the gearbest product page:

IPX-6 waterproof standard, copes with rainy days

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Pity to hear that it’s not rainproof, that’s a negative.

How hard is it to get the lens off? I see the notches in the bezel, presumably for twisting?

I found the hidden strobe (3 fast clicks) from any brightness level
— for my use, that is a nice feature. Means it can be a daily carry for pedestrian crossing use.

Comes with a little charger (AC 2-conductor cord, plug socket, and mini-USB socket)
Power and Charge LEDs
Back is labeled
with a patent number
Li-ion: 18650, 17670, 18490, 14500, 16340, 10440
100-240v, 50/60Hz, DC 5V 1A
Output 4.2v plus or minus 1% 0.6A
TEL: 400-670-1003
WEB: www.zlsh.net

Power light is blue, and charge light is blue with no cell, dim red with a cell charging,
Box included a 16340 cell, OTR brand, yellow shrinkwrap, labeled 700 mAh, 2.6 Wh
Not fully charged when shipped (this is good)

2 extra O-rings in a plastic bag, and a slightly stretchy lanyard.
Very cushiony little carrying bag with drawstring

Looking at the shipping label, it says

Return Department
2070 Global Way Ste B
Hebron, KY 41048
That’s a big, big plus if there’s ever a problem, to be able to send it to Kentucky

(It came USPS First Class, International Bridge)

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Hm, I’ll try charging the cell and see what the charged resting voltage is.
Charger looks glued together.

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Hmmm — left the battery that came with the flashlight in the charger that came with the flashlight, until a while after the red light changed to blue
(not long, could be anytime within an hour or so since I last checked it).

4.28v right off the charger.
I’ll let it settle down a while and see.

EDIT — 4.27v after resting a while. Hmmmm ….

Guess I should check the charger itself, text printed on the back says it ought to be 4.2v plus or minus 1%.

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Hmmm, I can’t find a “zlsh.net — anyone recognize that?
(this is for the charger that shipped with the flashlight.
The charger is labeled:

On The Road UC3

Aha, Freeme has mentioned the same charger in a review — it’s also shipped with a different OTR flashlight
and does charge to 4.28v, apparently that’s not unusual.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/47124

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So-o-o … anyone know a supplier of li-ion 16340s in the chemistry meant to charge to 4.3v instead of the more usual 4.2v?

Now that I’ve got a suitable charger for that chemistry ….

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Anyone running a discount code on this OTR i3?

There will always be more darkness than I have lights.

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Yup, it was reported before (M3 torch), that the charger it comes with is a piece of crap.

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