haikelite SC02 MTG2 review>>Tear down ; beam shots ; Runtime

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haikelite SC02 MTG2 review>>Tear down ; beam shots ; Runtime

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I received some new lights from haikelite for review last week. I was offered a big discounted price to compensate the time i spent on photograph and test .

left to right

SC01 , SC02 , MT01 (new with white metal switch) , MT02

I start from SC02 MTG2, the big yellow emitter is really good-looking and of a nice beam tint.

I got two , one black and one silver white



Specifications from HaikeLite
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Specifications: 
—-Emitter: CREE MTG2 5000K NW
—- Material: 6063 Aluminum Alloy ; HAIII Anodized finish 
—- Battery: 1×26650 (>6A drain) 
—-Switch: Side-click metal waterproof Button
—-Aluminum SMO Reflector 
—-Ultra Clear AR Coated Toughened Glass Lens (99% light transmission) 
—- IPX 8 Waterproof 
—-Digital Full Current Regulation ; 93% driver efficiency
—- With Anti-reverse protection ; Anti-discharge protection ; 
—-With Battery power detection Function ; Low-voltage protection. 
—-With Temperature Control protection.
—- With Build-in Charging Port 

—-Dimensions: 135mm x 45.5mm x34mm
—-Weight: 230 gram

Accessories: Gift Box ,;spare O Rings ; Landyards ; USB charging wire

Brightness level : 
— Low Low—15 Lumens 
— Low —-200 Lumens
— Mid —500 Lumens 
— High—1000 Lumens 
— Hidden Turbo—2000 Lumens  (double click)
—Hidden Strobe—2000 Lumens (press the button for 2 seconds in off status)

Packing is a plastic case with HaikeLite logo. The SC02 case is a bit thin and looks fragile , it is not as strong as the case of MT01. I dount it can protect the light well when you drop it accidentally.

All items inside: light , hand rope , USB cable , Waterproof rings, no manual.

Grab the light in my small hand

The white one

Flashlight Length 134mm

Head diameter 45.5mm

Body diameter 30mm~34mm

Tail diameter 38mm

Net weight w/o battery (kind of heavy for a single 26650 light , the body is bloody thick, you can see it in tear-down pictures below)

Now lets check the eye-catchy MTG2 emitter

Chinese flash-lovers call MTG2 as “giant soya bean”. Love

the emitter gasket is round, not square, i can see some marks on the emitter pcb from the front. Not a big deal for me.

Anti-reflective coating glass lens looks cool in sunlight

Anodized aluminum button switch. At first sight i though its a SS switch. The switch is made of aluminum alloy with anodization.

It looks pretty and solid. Operation is much much better than the rubber switch on old MT01.

body finish and hand sling hole ; look closely , the anodizing is very well. Knurling is not too deep, but the anodizing feels “not slippy at all” even in a sweating hand.

nice hole , no sharp edges

The light can charge the battery directly, the charing port is designed inside the body. As you can see , a usb hole goes through the threads

Red light =in charging ; Green light= fully charged. It takes 4-5 hrs to charge empty to full. I left my home when charging.When i am back after 5 hours, The light already turned to green. Precise time will be measured later.

Tear-down

The light is made up of three parts. Head – body – tailcap

Take the head ring apart ; The head ring is made of aluminum alloy. Head ring is thick , but why not use a SS ring.

Glow material O ring and AR lens

take off the reflector, It is a OP aluminum reflector… On the front edge there is a slopes around the reflector . What is this designed for? I do not get it.

Reflector dimension 37.5mm OD x 22.5mm height


PCB marks “haikelite DTP” . Two screws fix the PCB onto the emitter desk. The soldering is neat and clean.

  1. wires ; PCB are well greased.

Thick springs

The boost driver

The body part , please notice how thick the body edge is

Body inner diamiter 26.5mm , So thicker OD 26650s may fit it well.

USB charging port in the threads. Look at the square thick threads, really nice

USB charging plate

Tail part and thick negative springs . Looks like silver coating

spent 2 nights to do outdoor flashlight beam photos

The beam covers a wide area , it is a good flood light for walking at night. and the MTG beam color is very nice.

Camera setting: IOS200 F3.5 1/40S (the setting makes the light close to the real beam from eyes)

1.5meter from wall

super low level-10lumens

low level-150 lumens

the 3rd level-medium brightness 450 lumens

High level 1000 lumens

Super brightness level 2000 lumens

The place at day time where i took the outdoor beam shots

Place 1: a countryside road , a small hill and woods

10 lumens level

150 lumens level

450 lumens level

1000 lumens level

2000 lumens level

Place 2: The wild field nearby the road

Orignal dark surroundings

10 lumens

150 lumens

450 lumens

1000 lumens

2000 lumens

Place 3: the woods

10 lumens>150luemsn>450lumens>1000lumens>2000lumens





10 lumens>150luemsn>450lumens>1000lumens>2000lumens




Runtime test

The 2000 lumen mode

Room temprature 29℃,without cooling,5000mAh unprotected 26650,Voltage 4.19V

putting the light into box , 1 meter distance from the luxmeter, Recording the date every 6 seconds, 10 sets of recording date in 1 minute , Total 927 sets of date, Then i get the full illumination curve.

Below is my self-made box device

Due to thermal control brightness drop , Brightness drops in 2 stages , at 25 minutes the brightness drops to 1000 lumens, and 1000lumens last to the end. Light shut down at 3V.

Turbo mode (2000lumens~1000 Lumens) last 93 minutes.

Temperature (no cooling): The light gets hot very quick , not a bad thing considering the good heat-transfer. But it will be hard to hold after 10 minutes.

At 10 minutes, the temperature rises up to 60.9 degrees Celsius.

At 20 minutes the temperature rise up to 74.7 degrees Celsius

Waterproof test ,more Runtime test

to be continued …

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Edited by: The backpack on... on 07/01/2017 - 11:31
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Thanks for the review mate.
Going to be any beam shots?
I like the photo of all the lights lined up. It shows the MT lights are not that much bigger than the SC lights.
I like the body tube on the SC02 than the SC01

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Box wrote:
Thanks for the review mate. Going to be any beam shots? I like the photo of all the lights lined up. It shows the MT lights are not that much bigger than the SC lights. I like the body tube on the SC02 than the SC01

Thank you.. will post the outdoor beam shots when the weather goes better. Rain seems never stop this week

I will do some room beam shots first tonight.

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Beam shots uploaded.

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Very nice review. Very nice pictures, especially the beamshots. This really is a very nice light as well; very simple and elegant design with an MT-G2 emitter. Hope quality is not going to disappoint people. So far two thumbs up for this review! Thumbs UpThumbs Up

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Excellent photos. The light looks very well made, except for the placement of the emitter on the mcpcb solder pads.

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thanks. i also did the beam shot to the other 2 lights. I’ll post new reviews tomorrow. Do not have time now.

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Great review. Love the look of these lights.

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Thank you for that wonderfully detailed review. I like the looks of that light. And, I have always loved the beam from a neutral MTG2. It just seems pleasant & easy on the eyes.

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Nice review. What kind of memory, if any, does the light have? I have been real reluctant to purchase this without a review. UI seems OK. I am guessing double click at any time goes to turbo? if you change modes from turbo what does it do?

 

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User Interface:

--Single click on / Single click off

--Press and Hold the button to switch modes

--Mode circles --- Low Low > Low> Medium>High    

--Double click in any mode to access Turbo mode

-- With mode memory

 

>Lockout Function:

When the light is on, fast single click + long press to lock out the switch.

Fast click + long press again to unlock the light.

 

>Battery power detection:

In off status, Press 4 seconds to activate battery power detection function. battery >50% flash 3 times ; battery >25% <50%flash 2 times ; battery <25% flash 1 time. 

 

Attention :

In turbo mode, the light will become hot , Please do not continuously use Turbo mode for over 10 minutes.  If the light gets too hot in turbo mode, please switch the light into a lower brightness level to let the light cool down.  Medium mode and high mode is bright enough for daily use.

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Agreed, very nice and thorough review The backpack on the road. Looks like some nice flashlights. Although different, I do like the reflector design.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Pulsar wrote:

Nice review. What kind of memory, if any, does the light have? I have been real reluctant to purchase this without a review. UI seems OK. I am guessing double click at any time goes to turbo? if you change modes from turbo what does it do?

quite simple. from turbo, a single click back to previous brightness mode

super low > double click to turbo > single click back to super low

low>double click to turbo> single one click back to low

high>double click to turbo>single click back to high

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Pulsar wrote:

Nice review. What kind of memory, if any, does the light have? I have been real reluctant to purchase this without a review. UI seems OK. I am guessing double click at any time goes to turbo? if you change modes from turbo what does it do?

quite simple. from turbo, a single click back to previous brightness mode super low > double click to turbo > single click back to super low low>double click to turbo> single one click back to low high>double click to turbo>single click back to high

Thank you. Seems like a pretty simple, straight forward UI. Been a while since I had a e switch light, and s42 put me off. Been on the fence on ordering this light 

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MAD777 wrote:
Thank you for that wonderfully detailed review. I like the looks of that light. And, I have always loved the beam from a neutral MTG2. It just seems pleasant & easy on the eyes.

thanks.

I agree. Compared to cool white, the mtg2 is a pleasant beam color on the eyes

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Lovely view. Thanks for the very nice beam shots

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The charging pcb looks simple, maybe just 1 ic tp4056

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nice review.
too bad the bezel is not using stainless steel.

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Nice review, thanks for the work!
Great simple design, nice DTP board, looking forward to get mine. So the turbo mode has NO stepdown?
Clearly not a light for muggels then…
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upload runtime test with the highest brightness mode-2000lumens, turned out to last 93 minutes , powered by 5000mah 26650

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thanks for the nice review.

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good review, thanx!

well, i definetely have to improve my review photos ) you show good example here.

am i right, this is something mid-range flashlight, like Acebeam EC50 gen2, olight R50 ?

for the price it looks not bad, but i suppose this one is definetely larger in length

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You know the MT-G2 does not happen by accident. XHP70 puts out more lumens using less power. The way I see it, the MT-G2 is really a flashaholic’s emitter as the tint is really nice. There are still some MT-G2 lights available today, but they are all pretty much single emitter lights like the SC02, with the exception of the Acebeam X60M (quite expensive).

I think an MT03 with triple MT-G2 would be a truly unique light, as it will be the only triple MT-G2 soda can flood light. Especially in this amazing silver/white finish it would be truly awesome I think…
Anyone? What do you think?

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I do like the MT03 and would love to have in MTG2 plus white/silver. YES!!

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hIKARInoob wrote:
You know the MT-G2 does not happen by accident. XHP70 puts out more lumens using less power. The way I see it, the MT-G2 is really a flashaholic’s emitter as the tint is really nice.

Agreed. Nice tint and clean beam profiles.

hIKARInoob wrote:
There are still some MT-G2 lights available today, but they are all pretty much single emitter lights like the SC02, with the exception of the Acebeam X60M (quite expensive).

The Niwalker Nova MM15 is a 2xMT-G2 flashlight. Definitely not cheap either. I’ve managed to put an MT-G2 in a Convoy M2. I think I’ll just strap two of those together. Smile

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Finally got my SC-02. I think the manufacturer deserves a honest feedback: the eletronic switch used is VERY bad and I manage to turn on the light with a simple single click only 2 of 4 times successfully…sometimes it takes me 4 or 5 clicks until the light recognises I want to turn in on… unbelivable. The reflector shape wastes nearly 1 cm of space, it could give much more throw with a little different design. Standby drain is quite high (not measured myself, relying on other flashoholics that measured it). All in all this light is a FAIL in my book. Shame, could have been a nice single 26650 MT-G2 light.

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Kusie wrote:
Finally got my SC-02. I think the manufacturer deserves a honest feedback: the eletronic switch used is VERY bad and I manage to turn on the light with a simple single click only 2 of 4 times successfully…sometimes it takes me 4 or 5 clicks until the light recognises I want to turn in on… unbelivable. The reflector shape wastes nearly 1 cm of space, it could give much more throw with a little different design. Standby drain is quite high (not measured myself, relying on other flashoholics that measured it). All in all this light is a FAIL in my book. Shame, could have been a nice single 26650 MT-G2 light.

K.

Thanks for the feedback. I did hear about the switch firmware in a video of another Haikelite that you can’t press it too fast or too slow, but didn’t know it was this bad… Odd actually.

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The video is of a fellow member. Starting at 8 minutes and 20 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvZjCJTHuB8&t=306s

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my light is on the way, hearing the feedback makes me quite worry
i had the bad luck with utorch ut01 switch, and god, it’s so annoying when a switch not working properly

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I received the light today
Luckily the switch works fine, at least to me, no complaint
The tint is very nice, so satisfied with it
Only one disappointing thing is the package is not good and the manual is so unprofessional(looklike someone was hurry printing it)

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all of my haikelites came with photocopied/printed paper. they could do better but i am not complaining.

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I received the light today Luckily the switch works fine, at least to me, no complaint The tint is very nice, so satisfied with it Only one disappointing thing is the package is not good and the manual is so unprofessional(looklike someone was hurry printing it)
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rizky_p wrote:
all of my haikelites came with photocopied/printed paper. they could do better but i am not complaining.


This light is sold at 65$(no coupon), at this price, a good manual paper is what i want to see

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i am not saying there shouldn’t be a good manual they should but not a deal-breaker. i toss the manual anyway but that is just me. I am find with that. Haikelite even send some of the more expensive lights such as MT03 and MT07 in brown box at least their light is good quality and i wished that they could improved on their retail packaging dont get me wrong but again i am not complaining.

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rizky_p wrote:
all of my haikelites came with photocopied/printed paper. they could do better but i am not complaining.


This light is sold at 65$(no coupon), at this price, a good manual paper is what i want to see

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