BLF style 18650 1s thrower( poor mans Olight M2X)

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It might be a ZY-T08 alternative, since it is out of stock in most places. There is a gap between C8 and L2 and I would like to find a moddable thrower around 25$. Any ideas?

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This one is the exact match for that gap i believe..lets hope they wont ruin it with either quality or lack of production

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I’m confused.
The reflector looks much bigger than 52mm diameter.
Do you have some dimensions for us?
The AE listing doesn’t give the sizes.

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5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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Here in the OP: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/9708, HD2010 listed as reflector I.D. of 52 mm. Matches Mitko's measurement exactly. So 63.9 mm head for an HD2010 - this light should be at that, or close.

Funny, that HD2010 thread was the HD2010 standard reference. Back in the day, 500 posts were huge, big league laughing Notice the prices? Over $40 list. $30-$35 I recall was a good price for that light back then.

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Jerommel wrote:
I’m confused. The reflector looks much bigger than 52mm diameter. Do you have some dimensions for us? The AE listing doesn’t give the sizes.

Well it has a chunky head indeed yet the reflector is 52 mm for sure, an exact hd2010 match

Actualy the same torch appeared like 2 years ago priced at 40$ but ..40$..come on Smile

15$ with that quality is quite a different story( with original emitter and east 92 driver): reminds me of good old BLF days, thats why i posted about it

Ofc they can always ruin it( liek zoomie ZeusRay, do you remember?) , something so typical for China goods

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HD2010 accepted only low profile 17mm drivers, this was the main issue. Also it had space for 20mm pcbs but the manufacturer had opened 18mm space only and used 16mm pcbs, this was often causing short circuit with the reflector.

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Thanks for the size confirmation.
I was thinking Jacob A60 size, but that’s smaller.

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Very cool. Nice host for a great budget price.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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I bought one on ebay the 9th.

It arrives tomorrow

 

 

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AE seller shipped my order, made on 04/15/2017 – 02:06

will try to dedome stock led and change driver for a FET one and compare it to my C8/P30

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Ordered one just now.
€ 12.91 Thumbs Up

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Hi, I want to know something, led CREE XM-L2 U4 1A, can be driven by Direct Drive Fet, like BLF A6, just an example, I want to buy this flashlight and add this led on MPCB maxtorch 26mm, but I do not know which driver It fits this configuration, greetings and thank you very much.
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Boaz wrote:
I love it ….the price keeps going up .

oh the madness of it all…

US $14.65


US $15.20 shipped, today Facepalm
At this rate it will be $20+ by the end of the month…
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Jerommel wrote:
Thanks for the size confirmation. I was thinking Jacob A60 size, but that’s smaller.

I am still waiting for A60 resurrection… And while I’m waiting I will say that Mitko did really good find for cheap.

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Just ordered one. It’s $13.11 9’ the AE app + $2 shipping and a $1 off coupon

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My only real concern is the reflector . i remember having a hd2010 that was impossible to focus . Mitkos beamshot pic is reassuring..But i still have the memories of horrible beam profiles and finally shorting out the emitter … thanks for that memory “wallbuys “ Another problem is In my head it’s this or a utorch ut-02..and the BLF devil on my left shoulder is saying buy them both .

arughh

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Boaz wrote:
My only real concern is the reflector . i remember having a hd2010 that was impossible to focus . Mitkos beamshot pic is reassuring..But i still have the memories of horrible beam profiles and finally shorting out the emitter … thanks for that memory “wallbuys “
Another problem is In my head it’s this or a utorch ut-02..and the BLF devil on my left shoulder is saying buy them both .

arughh

I have modded probably 4 UT02’s until now , and i will make another one these days . One of my favourite lights to mod , big stock mcpcb , big driver place nice reflector and easy to center. Not cheap , but it’s an awesome light , stock or not . Get one Silly

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UT02 is a great light, xhp35 choice was bad imo. Xpl hi around 4 amps with charging port and the huge reflector would be better. Price would be lower with xpl.

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My light arrived. A comparison photo.

thisvsthat

On inspection of the light

(1) The LED is not centered.
(2) The heatsink is loose.
(3) The bezel can not be tightened down.
(4) The threads of the tube (ends) are not clean and will cut someone.
(5) The exterior of the light is missing anodize, chipped.

(6) Battery inserted.

The clicky shorted out.

 

 

 

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That good…
It is an impressive light though.

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All those findings are interesting as they mimic the original HD2010 this light is styled after. I learned to mod lights because of a faulty-out-of-the-box HD2010! lol

Have fun! Smile

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Hmmm..
As i expected it’s basically a host that needs some work then..
It’s pretty ugly too.
Can’t wait to get mine. Big Smile

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Jerommel wrote:
Hmmm..
As i expected it’s basically a host that needs some work then..
It’s pretty ugly too.
Can’t wait to get mine. Big Smile

+1 Big Smile
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Huh, mine didnt had engraving, i see this one does..maybe a diffrent revizion? Who knows how many versions of this torch we will see

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I think the no brand version is made by Courui .

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Sometimes they do miss the engraving you know, i got quite a few Convoy c8/S2 withouth any markings , also several X6 too.
I realy do hope the situation here is the same…

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Interesting !

Never heard of it again Smile

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Mine came yesterday - has the same engraving. Not much time to test, but she lit up fine. It's definitely gawky, quirky look - head is way too big for the body, maybe I'm just not used to something like this. Even the 134 mm head of the BLF GT thrower (in drawings only) looks proportionally sized, just the 2x4X battery tube fools you for what size the light really is.

Didn't tear mine down yet, but the threads are definitely spikey, and also the ano has some chips, very much like the one ARsee pictured.

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Mitko wrote:
Huh, mine didnt had engraving, i see this one does..maybe a diffrent revizion? Who knows how many versions of this torch we will see

Quality degradation process already started!
When you ordered they probably did not have much orders to fulfill but after this review many people ordered in short time, they had big demond and many orders to fulfill so they speeded up the process, find supplier with cheeper price and flashlights in stock.

Mine shipped today…

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Mitko wrote:
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Sometimes they do miss the engraving you know, i got quite a few Convoy c8/S2 withouth any markings , also several X6 too.
I realy do hope the situation here is the same…

Than you are lucky man. If there would be a choice I would rather have pure anodized flashlight without any Chinglish engravings.

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