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New GearBest zanflare F2

I Haven’t seen any mention of this light here yet; I was just poking around on Gearbest, noticed that they have a page up for their new zanflare F2.

200 Lumen XP-G3 2xAA with battery level indicator. Appears to have a cool and neutral white option.

Output level seems a bit low and the strobe does not appear to be hidden, but I suppose it could use the long press like the Bistro firmware to activate.

What are your initial thoughts?

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either that led is XP-G2 or LB fake led, not xp g3

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Why not usb recharge????????

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The picture of the reflector seems to be generated with a computer, not a real shot

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mrheosuper wrote:
either that led is XP-G2 or LB fake led, not xp g3

I see what you mean, the die does not look like an XP-G3. However, I know that Gearbest tried to get everything right with their first light , I doubt they would throw that all away by lying about their emitter. I would assume that the light is not yet in production, and the pictured is a prototype. I don’t see that being a LB LED.
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Finally. I was looking for cheap 2 x AA flashlight for my car and general use at home and it fits perfect.
Smooth reflector, 2,8 cm head, XP-G3 diode makes 200 meters beam distance. This is how it should be done.
Let’s see first review.
Any info about discount?

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there are 2 things i dont know why
1:Why IP68
2:Why 200 lumen( my acebeam pt10 2 AAA can reach 360 lumen)

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I’ve never been able to hit the bin lottery on the XPG3’s. If this had a 5000k nichia in it, and no strobe, I’d be all over it.

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This is what I have been asking ThorFire and Simon/Convoy to build.
Great gift lights for people. Nice quality, bright and “regular” batteries!

GB will send out a few for review soon. We will see what they truly are.

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mrheosuper wrote:
there are 2 things i dont know why
1:Why IP68

when they write X in an IP indication means that the X value is not specified.
So IP68 means mechanical resistance 6, water resistance 8
IPX8 means mechanical resistance not specified, water resistance 8

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I like the oblique/spiral knurling of the Zanflare flights. Looks quite unique.

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No review offers from GB yet?

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can’t wait for a review of this light

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Is it a mistake, or is the runtime at hi (200 lm) level only .63 hours?? If it dims down to medium and continues running for some time then maybe that might be acceptable. But if it just goes off or very dim after only 36 mins on hi with 2xAA, then that seems really short. Seems like a terribly inefficient driver.

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I just ordered one, so maybe I’ll try my first attempt at a review in a couple of weeks if no one else posts one by then.

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This light is seducing me.. Helpppp!!!!

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Lim_Wee_Huat wrote:
This light is seducing me.. Helpppp!!!!

Resistance is futile.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Lim_Wee_Huat wrote:
This light is seducing me.. Helpppp!!!!

Resistance is futile.

This forum will be the end of me (if my wife finds out I bought 5 flashlights in less than 24 hours).

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Have one on the way for review!

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Now at gearbest for $12.99 code F2DEAL

Nlooks like a nice 2*AA light.

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I have one on the way as well. I am curious about the 200 lu. max. It seems low by today standards, we will see.

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Here is a review http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?435475-Review-Zanflare-F2

Looks like a XP-G2 LED to me.

The NW version is currently on sale for $ 9.99 http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_613216.html

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I have sent a question to the R&D team regarding the emitter (XP-G3 or XP-G2). I will update the review thread when I get an answer.

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This is looking fairly decent for the price. I don’t think there are any 2xAA torches in this price range for me, and even if inefficient, it makes for a great gift.

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Jack Kellar, I reviewed the new generation F2S a while back. These are nice 2xAA flashlights for sure. They look, feel, and function like a well-made quality brand light.

As for the question of emitter. The F2S uses the CREE XP-G2 emitter. A representative from Zanflare said that the documentation says XP-G3 because they intended to use XP-G3, but changed at some point and failed to update the documentation.

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DavidEF wrote:
Jack Kellar, I reviewed the new generation F2S a while back. These are nice 2xAA flashlights for sure. They look, feel, and function like a well-made quality brand light.

As for the question of emitter. The F2S uses the CREE XP-G2 emitter. A representative from Zanflare said that the documentation says XP-G3 because they intended to use XP-G3, but changed at some point and failed to update the documentation.


Thanks, David, you’re a bro. Sent the link to my lightless-but-interested father, maybe he’ll want one once it goes on sale. I’d like one for myself now that I don’t have a 2xAA torch anymore (gave two away like a dope and my third broke, but that’s water under the bridge) and my T10 has unsatisfying mode distribution (moonlight and low are too low) and tint (neutral white? More like avocado green!).

Yep, I noticed the title now says XP-G2, and I have nothing against that. The G2 is far and wide my favorite Cree LED when it comes to lumen/candela proportions and overall efficiency on lower modes, and it plus AA power source is a match made in heaven.

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At high mode it sink only 1060mA (I check it), so with good accu you can get 2h of working.
http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?435475-Review-Zanflare-F2

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Tehnicni wrote:
At high mode it sink only 1060mA (I check it), so with good accu you can get 2h of working.
http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?435475-Review-Zanflare-F2

Yeah, I’d browsed for reviews before and found that one already. Cheers.

Too bad the reviewer doesn’t measure runtimes on the lower modes so we know the specs are accurate.

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At min current is 70mA, so with 2400mA you get 35 hours (2400/70=34.___).

For longer time you have exelent Jetbeam JET-u with code BENSJET on GearBrst for $ 6.99. It works 53h with 1 800mA AAA. Fantastic flashlight.