I usualy dont review torches , dont have much time for that.
Most of nowadays offers arent that BLF styled, also arent that BLF priced, yet this one is:
I bought the body several weeks ago from AE, however the seller stopped it for unknow reasons. Yet, my check showed one could find it easy on Ebay : 14-18$ price range
And i am sure it will pop at AE again
By default it aint something specialy, the body is solid, the pill too, the driver is a cheap 17mm EAST 92 DD driver 5 modes( 2.2 amps), yet the reflector is good!
The reflector( 52mm diameter) comes kinda short by default so they used a huge centering emitter bracket, thus resulted in a nasty hotspot with a terrible candela results.
The glass however is nice enough for that rice
The pill can hold 16mm pcbs so i lowered it by 3mm, filled the gap with a thermal paste/ Cu pads and used a 26mm 3535 mcpcb, also a X6 emitter bracket which paired nearly perfectly with the reflector
Since a frend demanded a Hi emitter 6500k+ i used a crappy V2 1A and a fet dd driver( with a modified babka thrower firmware)
The result is 1500 lumens( at 5.4 amps), 170k candelas and quite good heat dissipation: i am quite sure that if i used a dded U4 the candelas will top 200k+ even with the default glass, prolly 220k+ with a V6 emitter…and mayve 280 – 300K with a good S4 emitter
Same quality as a very well fixed C8 hotspot without any rings ,“mustages” or something fo that ilk.
The tail assebly needs a modest rework too
Its lenght is only 8-9mm longer than Convoy C8, and its weight is 223 grams( without the battery)
I might say this one filled the 50-55mm reflector gap that we have atm, its cheap by default and the mod is a fairly easy one