Review : Utorch UT01 Flashlight (XP-L V6 / AA & 14500 / e-switch)

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Thanks, George.
(Still naively? hoping for a shorter/protected/quality cell out there or a work around)

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Thanks Giorgos! Thumbs Up
Give us the lumen/cd data now, cause I can’t wait… I wanna order this little AA monster and compare it ot Mi7! Big Smile

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evankouros wrote:
Thanks Giorgos! Thumbs Up Give us the lumen/cd data now, cause I can’t wait… I wanna order this little AA monster and compare it ot Mi7! Big Smile

I will update the post when i have these values , be patient Big Smile

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I was, till I saw the first part of your review! Big Smile

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Weren’t there some design problems with the Manker version ? What were they ? Is this U Torch an improvement over the Manker light ?

Only think that it needs special treatment is the length of the battery , nothing more .

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Updated OP with intensity measurements .

Now running runtime test (Medium mode , 14500 battery) .

Tomorrow will update with amperage draw on AA and lumens . These should have been updated today but i had zero free time…

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giorgoskok wrote:
I’ll give you an estimation :

Lowest – 10-25 lm
Low – 70 lm
Medium – 270 lm
High – 775 lm

Thanks for the info.

Low mode and long runtime lover…

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I don’t want to pull the thread off track at all…..but somebody help me. This was in the OP:

Eneloop AA 2000mAh :

Amperage Draw :
Lowest –
Low –
Medium –
High – 4.2A to 3.3A

I am not going to claim any sort of knowledge here…but how does a AA put out 4.2A??? I don’t understand all these currents, draws etc.

John 1:5 "The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."

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I wrote it that ways because i see 4.2 amps in my clamp meter for some seconds .

Don’t forget that UT01’s driver , when you insert a AA battery acts like a boost driver . boosts 1.5 volts to 3V that led operates .

Also measured output with AA , high mode is about 340-350 lumens .

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giorgoskok wrote:
Updated OP with intensity measurements .

Thanks, this has been a helpful review!
I’m not a fan of mode memory in an EDC light – do you know if there’s any reasonable way to disable this, like a solder blob across key contacts on the driver?
Thanks!

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Andyman wrote:
giorgoskok wrote:
Updated OP with intensity measurements .

Thanks, this has been a helpful review!
I’m not a fan of mode memory in an EDC light – do you know if there’s any reasonable way to disable this, like a solder blob across key contacts on the driver?
Thanks!

If you short click to enable light , always starts on lowest mode .

Only longer click has the memory .

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giorgoskok wrote:
Andyman wrote:
giorgoskok wrote:
Updated OP with intensity measurements .

Thanks, this has been a helpful review!
I’m not a fan of mode memory in an EDC light – do you know if there’s any reasonable way to disable this, like a solder blob across key contacts on the driver?
Thanks!

If you short click to enable light , always starts on lowest mode .

Only longer click has the memory .

Hm – OK, thanks! I thought I saw in the other video review that a regular “on” click takes it to the last-used mode.
Short-click to low sounds perfect though!

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Cool thanks for the review!!

Can’t wait for mine. Shipping is REALLY slow.

Mine is stuck…
“Awaiting International flight – Airline Inspection” since 12/7.

Hopefully its just a laggy tracking update.

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EDIT: Sorry…wrong thread.

John 1:5 "The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."

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Trying to decide between this and the Klarus Mi7. What are people’s thoughts on how they compare?

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lumiere wrote:
Trying to decide between this and the Klarus Mi7. What are people’s thoughts on how they compare?

I was trying to make that same decision. What clinched it for me was that I want my light to come on in the lowest mode every time, and be able to cycle up through the higher modes, which the UT01 can do.
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lumiere wrote:
Trying to decide between this and the Klarus Mi7. What are people’s thoughts on how they compare?

The UT01 is brighter (with Eneloops) and you can buy it in NW. Easy decision Wink
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no firefly or moonlight mode?

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Ordered NW and on the way- thanks

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lumiere wrote:
Trying to decide between this and the Klarus Mi7. What are people’s thoughts on how they compare?

I had the MI7 and the Manker E11 (the Original of this clone) and kept the Manker. Both are excellent AA/14500 lights with lots of power, but the beam pattern is completely different. MI7 has XP-L Hi and is more like a little thrower (tight bright spot and much darker spill) , and it´s only available in cold white. The Manker on thr other side is much floodier, which I prefer as an EDC that is also used indoors. Plus it´s available in neutral white.
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Kusie wrote:
lumiere wrote:
Trying to decide between this and the Klarus Mi7. What are people’s thoughts on how they compare?

I had the MI7 and the Manker E11 (the Original of this clone) and kept the Manker. Both are excellent AA/14500 lights with lots of power, but the beam pattern is completely different. MI7 has XP-L Hi and is more like a little thrower (tight bright spot and much darker spill) , and it´s only available in cold white. The Manker on thr other side is much floodier, which I prefer as an EDC that is also used indoors. Plus it´s available in neutral white.
K.

Very helpful comparison, thanks for sharing!
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+1 @Andyman. Wink

Thanks for the info Kusie. Thumbs Up

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I’m convinced. Ordered NW Smile

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In the UI description I’m missing the “shut down” (off). I guess a longer press will do?

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In the UI description I’m missing the “shut down” (off). I guess a longer press will do?

Exactly

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Kusie wrote:
lumiere wrote:
Trying to decide between this and the Klarus Mi7. What are people’s thoughts on how they compare?
I had the MI7 and the Manker E11 (the Original of this clone) and kept the Manker. Both are excellent AA/14500 lights with lots of power, but the beam pattern is completely different. MI7 has XP-L Hi and is more like a little thrower (tight bright spot and much darker spill) , and it´s only available in cold white. The Manker on thr other side is much floodier, which I prefer as an EDC that is also used indoors. Plus it´s available in neutral white. K.

This mirrors my opinion.

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If tube almost like another one, i guess it will fit in.

I using XTAR 14500 for T01.

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jycheang wrote:
If tube almost like another one, i guess it will fit in.

I using XTAR 14500 for T01.

OK, I’ll bite…are you contradicting post #20 and referring to post #19?

If so, many thanks for sharing your opinion (I would order at least one more if this were true).

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Curious….
How does it draw 2.01A from a 650 mah Efest 14500 purple IMR… and achieve a 45 minute run time?

650 / 2010 = 32 min

Where are the extra amphours coming from?

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kramer5150 wrote:
Curious….
How does it draw 2.01A from a 650 mah Efest 14500 purple IMR… and achieve a 45 minute run time?

650 / 2010 = 32 min

Where are the extra amphours coming from?

Obviously it can’t draw the same Amperes all time it’s running.

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