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When using multiple cells in parallel it’s easier to deal with the high Vf of an emitter. Between Vinh and Richard, I doubt anyone else knows better how to modify a flashlight.

I would disagree with you. Michael Johnson[OSTS] is at least as good. I am anxiously awaiting his TN42 version. I would bet it will out throw any of Vinhs versions. Wink

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Heck yeah… welcome. Smile Now, about the light. Big Smile * Who modded it? * Is it gray or raw aluminum? Either way… it sure looks nice, as do the numbers. Thumbs Up . Smile

vinh modded it – a long time professional modder on CPF, very committed to CPF, website here: https://skylumen.com/pages/about-us


My best guess is it’s Cerakote.


I had vinh mod a Crelant light for me way back, before I got into modding, back in 2012 I believe. Now he does it full-time and makes a good living from it, and lots of happy regular customers.

Thank you for the info & link Tom.
I have actually read about some of his mods but did not recognize this as one.

He does some pretty amazing things it seems. Smile

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I bought one of my first lights from vinh, acebeam t25 with shaved dome. And I have to say that it was actually a pretty terrible experience. First he sent my light to another guy in Sweden.. I don’t know how it’s even possible. Secondly, after almost two months when the light finally arrived it was very underwhelming. I measured it significantly less than in its stock form. It was supposed to do over 113kcd, measured it 84kcd… My newly modded C8 is vastly superior at 118kcd.

I paid almost 200 usd with import taxes for a light that is utter crap. I will never even consider buying anything from him again.

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Yea, I'm glad he's human at least. I modded a couple of vinh mod lights - he's not perfect, thank goodness smile, but he does, I think, an incredible job at getting focus right. I recall the big light to mod for throw was the TN31 and he kind of pioneered simple jumpering the resistors, not just modding them, and it proved to be a very reliable mod for the TN31 which clearly has an over-engineered driver. The, he proved to be able to get the best focus out of it, same de-domed XM-L2's we all used, same jumpering, etc., but always managed to get more throw out of it.

 His expertise is with throwers for sure, not so much on the electronics side as far as full drivers and firmware. He still needs to catch up with what we are doing, specially the stuff that DEL is doing, for example. I know he's worked with Richard in the past on drivers, but think it's a little dated for what we are doing now. Not just DEL, but TA, ToyKeeper, etc... I know he's got margin to work with, but hard to upgrade your drivers every 6 months or so. So much involved in testing alone. 

Michael is in an entirely different league - he's not focused on cranking out volume, but breaking some new ground. Hope to see what he's got cooking soon. But if I was too look for a pure custom thrower, I'd be seriously looking at these guys: https://www.silentthunderordnance.com/. Just need to get someone to buy in and post a review - not sure if there's any independent review/comment on one of his monster throwers - $500 for a 2.5 kcd thrower, dang interesting...

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I bought one of my first lights from vinh, acebeam t25 with shaved dome. And I have to say that it was actually a pretty terrible experience. First he sent my light to another guy in Sweden.. I don’t know how it’s even possible. Secondly, after almost two months when the light finally arrived it was very underwhelming. I measured it significantly less than in its stock form. It was supposed to do over 113kcd, measured it 84kcd… My newly modded C8 is vastly superior at 118kcd.

I paid almost 200 usd with import taxes for a light that is utter crap. I will never even consider buying anything from him again.

Sorry to hear that.. I bought t25vn shave dome xhp 50 from vinh.. very nice light..perfect dedome when I shine at the white wall.

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Wolfdog, have you seen this guys TN42? I mean, is it out there, establishing itself for absolute maximum throw numbers? Because Vinh’s is. Not really a question of what you believe or disbelieve, we know some facts on what’s out there, can’t really speculate on what may or may not come to pass. I’ve never personally heard of your guy Michael Johnson, the name to me is synchronous with winning Olympic medals in the 200M and 400M sprint races…

Of course, we all also know you’re personally sideways with Richard and as such on your own agenda. The rest of us here have a lot of faith in Richard. That’s not something that’s cause for debate, we have heard your viewpoint and you have heard from many folks about theirs. Justin would have said it is what it is, so that’s probably where this should be left…

We each have our own perspectives from our own experiences and as such, very little in this world can’t be argued.

I’m not exactly a big Vinh fan myself (as much because I’m too broke to afford his lights as anything else), not even a big throw light fan when it comes to that. The numbers game is a game, a variable, and changes a lot from one viewing to the next. I like building lights. I like it when those builds show big numbers, but I also like a nice beam profile and a great tint, so there’s more to it all… for me… than any particular lean.

The Thrunite TN42 is a fantastic light, I traded mine off and in some ways I regret it, but at the end of the day if I want another light that throws a mile I’ll just build it and carry on. Still, I have a lot of respect for those that pay a lot of attention to the details and work their butts off for the betterment of our hobby. Ya know?

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Different Flavor, similar photography techniques,,,slightly different results as NewLumen! Cool !https://s19.postimg.org/hsjx1fo03/TN42vn_specs_card.jpg!

Wolfdog—————- What’s the specs on your light

I bought it off of Alex when it was 7 weeks old. I do not know for sure. I can only base it on this:

Spec 1 XHP35 HI CW 6500K $250 (Recommended)
Lumen: 2400
Lux: 775
Throw: 1760m

I have been meaning[think I will email him now] to ask Alex if he measured it. I know Alex measured his XPG2 version and got ~ 900Kcd……..can not verify the exact measurement.

Alex just replied to my email.

“For the xhp35 hi version I was getting 800kcd and with the xpg2 version i constantly get 998kcd all measured at 10 meters. I cant measure lumens.”

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In regards to who “will” have the longest throwing TN42?

I believe there is no way to tell…………unless you get an independent, unbiased guy to measure them both. Too many variables, methods[distance] from all the different people who are measuring lux.

With that said,,,,I still think It would be Michael. He is patient, highly intelligent, driven, meticulous and not consumed with making money, instead he thrives on absolute quality and perfection.

I still love Vinh and my Vinh lights,just my opinion of who would have the “Longest Throwing Lights in the World”! Cool

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DB Custom wrote:
Wolfdog, have you seen this guys TN42? I mean, is it out there, establishing itself for absolute maximum throw numbers? Because Vinh’s is. Not really a question of what you believe or disbelieve, we know some facts on what’s out there, can’t really speculate on what may or may not come to pass. I’ve never personally heard of your guy Michael Johnson, the name to me is synchronous with winning Olympic medals in the 200M and 400M sprint races…

Of course, we all also know you’re personally sideways with Richard and as such on your own agenda. The rest of us here have a lot of faith in Richard. That’s not something that’s cause for debate, we have heard your viewpoint and you have heard from many folks about theirs. Justin would have said it is what it is, so that’s probably where this should be left…

We each have our own perspectives from our own experiences and as such, very little in this world can’t be argued.

I’m not exactly a big Vinh fan myself (as much because I’m too broke to afford his lights as anything else), not even a big throw light fan when it comes to that. The numbers game is a game, a variable, and changes a lot from one viewing to the next. I like building lights. I like it when those builds show big numbers, but I also like a nice beam profile and a great tint, so there’s more to it all… for me… than any particular lean.

The Thrunite TN42 is a fantastic light, I traded mine off and in some ways I regret it, but at the end of the day if I want another light that throws a mile I’ll just build it and carry on. Still, I have a lot of respect for those that pay a lot of attention to the details and work their butts off for the betterment of our hobby. Ya know?

You never heard of your fellow Texan? Michael Johnson OSTS…TN31mb…user name Saabluster? Anyway, we will just have to wait.

EDIT: YOU NEVER HEARD OF THE DEFT X?!!

I really wish you would stop bringing up Richard. You brought it up sarcastically in an email and now again on here.

I know what happened and my experience has NOTHING to do with yours or others.I do not make things up. I tell the truth.

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Wolfdog, have you seen this guys TN42? I mean, is it out there, establishing itself for absolute maximum throw numbers? Because Vinh’s is. Not really a question of what you believe or disbelieve, we know some facts on what’s out there, can’t really speculate on what may or may not come to pass. I’ve never personally heard of your guy Michael Johnson, the name to me is synchronous with winning Olympic medals in the 200M and 400M sprint races…

Of course, we all also know you’re personally sideways with Richard and as such on your own agenda. The rest of us here have a lot of faith in Richard. That’s not something that’s cause for debate, we have heard your viewpoint and you have heard from many folks about theirs. Justin would have said it is what it is, so that’s probably where this should be left…

We each have our own perspectives from our own experiences and as such, very little in this world can’t be argued.

I’m not exactly a big Vinh fan myself (as much because I’m too broke to afford his lights as anything else), not even a big throw light fan when it comes to that. The numbers game is a game, a variable, and changes a lot from one viewing to the next. I like building lights. I like it when those builds show big numbers, but I also like a nice beam profile and a great tint, so there’s more to it all… for me… than any particular lean.

The Thrunite TN42 is a fantastic light, I traded mine off and in some ways I regret it, but at the end of the day if I want another light that throws a mile I’ll just build it and carry on. Still, I have a lot of respect for those that pay a lot of attention to the details and work their butts off for the betterment of our hobby. Ya know?

You never heard of your fellow Texan? Michael Johnson OSTS…TN31mb…user name Saabluster? Anyway, we will just have to wait.

EDIT: YOU NEVER HEARD OF THE DEFT X?!!

I really wish you would stop bringing up Richard. You brought it up sarcastically in an email and now again on here.

I know what happened and my experience has NOTHING to do with yours or others.I do not make things up. I tell the truth.

Your second paragraph is irrelevant, provoking and has NOTHING to do with who I believe has or will have the longest throwing TN42! I am sure you wanted to get a reaction out of me by digging up the past.This is it, as civil as I can be.

Anybody who can put Two and Two together can see that and also look right through your motives and your skewed way of thinking. Maybe you ought to slow down on that pain medicine or whatever your taking,your reasoning and logic is distorted and your insinuations are way off base. Wink

My opinion is soley based on my experience with Vinh lights and Michael’s lights.

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Hi this message is for sledgestone.. you got the bad light or didnt measure properly. here is the measurement test by vinh couple years ago.

T25 XHP50 Factory 2*26650/18650
2,825 OTF lumen at Turn On
2,675 OTF lumen at 30 second
84K Max Lux

T25vn XHP50 SD 2*26650/18650
2,720 OTF lumen at Turn On
2,600 OTF lumen at 30 second
113K Max Lux

Jmpaul did another test on july,2014.

Ace Beam T25vn XHP50 dome shave
keep power 26650 imr
2688 Turbo turn on 2597 Turbo 30 sec
2002 High
1030 Mid
79 Low
0.42 Firefly
Throw – 117,000 lux

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Seems, as wolfdog kinda said; if there is ever to be a clear winner in this customer debate….. a THROW DOWN should take place sometime. A heads up side by side comparison of lights to be considered for the title. Come one come all too. Wink

Same test equipment, same rules, same everything. Only way to know for sure…. A Throw Off. Smile Otherwise, even though these light are ALL fantastic… it is simply customer opinion & rhetoric as to which is “best”.

So till that happens, my money is on an obscure, little known light modder that lives at his camp in an undisclosed location somewhere in the bayous of south Louisiana. (rumor has it he may be a distant cousin of our very own chops728 here on BLF…. but even chops is not sure Wink . )

Anyway, above described Billy Bob Budro of Cajun Boo-Yah CandlePower is reportedly the designer & maker of some phenomenal lights…… especially far reaching throwers.

Never heard of him you might say…… Don’t worry, outside his location in the swamp; not many have. Wink

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I bought one of my first lights from vinh, acebeam t25 with shaved dome. And I have to say that it was actually a pretty terrible experience. First he sent my light to another guy in Sweden.. I don’t know how it’s even possible. Secondly, after almost two months when the light finally arrived it was very underwhelming. I measured it significantly less than in its stock form. It was supposed to do over 113kcd, measured it 84kcd… My newly modded C8 is vastly superior at 118kcd.

I paid almost 200 usd with import taxes for a light that is utter crap. I will never even consider buying anything from him again.

Hmmmmm… what was vinh’s response to all of this & your dissatisfaction??

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A liar will eventually get entangled in their own web. The satisfaction of that alone is all the revenge one needs.

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A people pleaser is one who is searching for acceptance in ALL the wrong ways. Wolfdog-6.16.2017

man this guy is full of himself huh Facepalm
why would you post something like this on a public forum?
did you come up with this profound prophecy all by yourself ?
this is stuff a 1st grader knows, and we as adults have known for years, but you just came up with it 6-16-2017 , and write your name beside it ?? … lol!! ! …..too funny….
your the one that needs to back off the meds, before you make yourself look even sillier than you already have in a public forum… FacepalmFacepalm
wow just wow…

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teacher wrote:
Seems, as wolfdog kinda said; if there is ever to be a clear winner in this customer debate….. a THROW DOWN should take place sometime. A heads up side by side comparison of lights to be considered for the title. Come one come all too. Wink

Same test equipment, same rules, same everything. Only way to know for sure…. A Throw Off. Smile Otherwise, even though these light are ALL fantastic… it is simply customer opinion & rhetoric as to which is “best”.

So till that happens, my money is on an obscure, little known light modder that lives at his camp in an undisclosed location somewhere in the bayous of south Louisiana. (rumor has it he may be a distant cousin of our very own chops728 here on BLF…. but even chops is not sure Wink . )

Anyway, above described Billy Bob Budro of Cajun Boo-Yah CandlePower is reportedly the designer & maker of some phenomenal lights…… especially far reaching throwers.

Never heard of him you might say…… Don’t worry, outside his location in the swamp; not many have. Wink

After watching Swamp People a few weeks ago—Troy Landry has never heard of him either—-looked like ole Troy was using a hand held Q beam or some other low powered light—not very impressive——LOL

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So till that happens, my money is on an obscure, little known light modder that lives at his camp in an undisclosed location somewhere in the bayous of south Louisiana. (rumor has it he may be a distant cousin of our very own chops728 here on BLF…. but even chops is not sure Wink . )

Anyway, above described Billy Bob Budro of Cajun Boo-Yah CandlePower is reportedly the designer & maker of some phenomenal lights…… especially far reaching throwers.

Never heard of him you might say…… Don’t worry, outside his location in the swamp; not many have. Wink

After watching Swamp People a few weeks ago—Troy Landry has never heard of him either—-looked like ole Troy was using a hand held Q beam or some other low powered light—not very impressive——LOL
That is a down right shame & disgrace for the pride of Pierre Part to be using a Q Beam!! Facepalm

I have a friend in New Iberia that knows T-roy….. I’ll see if I can get him to ask TL to step up his game a bit and get with the program. Wink

Maybe ole BB Budro will even surface again (for some various supplies he can’t grow or kill of course) and I can hook them up with him. Who knows….. Wink

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I most definitely got a bad light. I redid the lux measurements many times and still got the same numbers. The hotspot on it looks really weird, so something is definitely up with it.

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Hmmmmm… what was vinh’s response to all of this & your dissatisfaction??

He did eventually say it is what it is and offered me to send it back. But with the taxes and shipping adding up to almost a third of the cost it wasn’t really an option.

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Hmmmmm… what was vinh’s response to all of this & your dissatisfaction??
He did eventually say it is what it is and offered me to send it back. But with the taxes and shipping adding up to almost a third of the cost it wasn’t really an option.
I understand. That’s a shame too. You came up on the short end of that deal…. Sad

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Sledgestone wrote:
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Hmmmmm… what was vinh’s response to all of this & your dissatisfaction??

He did eventually say it is what it is and offered me to send it back. But with the taxes and shipping adding up to almost a third of the cost it wasn’t really an option.

Yea. Shipping and taxes can be expensive for out of country. I have many vn lights.. maybe 2 or 3 bad. He offered to repair for free and pay for shipping too. I also heard great story about vinh.. he even upgrade other stock light for free.. ( if you are nice to him)..

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Hmmmmm… what was vinh’s response to all of this & your dissatisfaction??
He did eventually say it is what it is and offered me to send it back. But with the taxes and shipping adding up to almost a third of the cost it wasn’t really an option.
Yea. Shipping and taxes can be expensive for out of country. I have many vn lights.. maybe 2 or 3 bad. He offered to repair for free and pay for shipping too. I also heard great story about vinh.. he even upgrade other stock light for free.. ( if you are nice to him)..
Thumbs Up … It only makes sense for the maker/modder to pay for any costs associated with returning an obviously bad light for repair. A happy customer is worth a lot more than the monetary cost associated with that. Smile
Word of mouth advertising is great…. but it works both ways. And that applies to anything, not just flashlights. Thumbs Up

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Yea.. obviously, buying and returning from the over sea can be frustrated. They have to deal with the taxes and shipping.. ( 21 days ).. so yea.. but anyway, I am a vn guy.

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Yea.. obviously, buying and returning from the over sea can be frustrated. They have to deal with the taxes and shipping.. ( 21 days ).. so yea.. but anyway, I am a vn guy.
Yeah, I’m sure it can be. I don’t have a vn light at this point…. but I can always dream. Wink

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Hello everyone sorry to bring up an old thread. I got the great idea to mod my tn42 without fully knowing what I was doing lol. I added one r100 resistor to the the four r062 resistors that are lined up on the board. So iam pretty new to modding with resisters did I mess up by adding the r100 resistor?

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