Imalent DX80 32000 lumen monster

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But if the display doesn’t turn on (ever) and the light works fine otherwise (i just expeceted 32K to be brighter i guess) it must be the display right?

 

 
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But if the display doesn’t turn on (ever) and the light works fine otherwise (i just expeceted 32K to be brighter i guess) it must be the display right?

 

 
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Yes it could be just the display and everything else works fine, even the charger. That’s why it would be so useful to have a voltmeter.
Maybe a friend has one?

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I don’t know anyone who has one.

 

 
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Where did you get the light? Contact DOA ASAP I’d say. Even if you have a Voltmeter, you’r probably not going to fix it anyway.

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Solar charging the DX80

So i grabbed a couple of these GBTiger 40w panels for about $60 during the 11.11 sales on Ali. They were for another project, but I noticed that they put out 19volts (the same as the DX80 Charger) It came with a connector that fit in the charge point of the 80 and I carefully plugged it in. It was full sun and the torch started to charge as if it was on the mains.

I shaded the panel with my hand and the display started to flash while it was still charging (i assume it is a low voltage warning) and didnt stop until the panel was disconnected and then reconnected, then went back to normal.

Another time, I put the panel on the dash and drove on a sunny day for 3 hours. Going under clouds and trees though out the trip. The torch would either charge, flash and charge or disconnect and restart when the power was all gone and came back again.

The best option is to find a sunny 3-4 hour window to stop the torch from charging on and off and then you can capture the sun for use later that night. Here is a photo of the panel directly powering the torch.

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Hey that’s pretty sweet man! I’m not familiar with solar panels, but would it make sense if it had a standardised USB output instead of 19V? Now it’s convenient because of the DX80, but generally 19V is less compatible or not?

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It has a USB outlet as well. But to be honest unless your away from power for more then a week or carry lots of usb items, solar panels for usb charging is bit of false economy. You can carry about 10 18650’s for the same weight as a 15w solar panel and they can charge 24 hours a day sun or no sun. They are more just a bit of fun. I like this 40w one as it folds down to a satchel and fits in the glove box, but still has usable output (more then just 5v)

I will step down the 19v to 12v using Mppt to power a small camp fridge, this set up will only work on the right days.

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^^^ It’s always good to have a solar panel just in case. I think it’s also a very satisfying feeling to obtain power from just the sun.

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I never had the experience but it seems like you may have a defective unit. If the OLED screen will not light up, no matter what, then inform Shellen at sales@imalent.com; if contacting the seller is not possible. I’m sorry, getting a defective unit is awful. I have always had good response from Shellen at sales@imalent.com; I suggest contacting her if contacting the seller is not possible.

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Forget about voltmeter or anything like that. Contact Shellen at sales@imalent.com and she will help you obtain a replacement unit for the defective one. Please note my prior post. Thank you, and I am very sorry for your trouble. I am confident that Shellen at Imalent can help obtain a replacement delivered to your door. It’s not supposed to be dim, either. The refined, perfected Imalent DX80 are 32,000 lumens with enough beam intensity to shut off the street light across the street when I am standing in my backyard. It is comparable to SkyLumen’s X65vn Solis which is 35,000 lumens and 365k lux. Sorry my friend. Please email Shellen and I am sure she can help you. Smile

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Ty, I will contact her.
Only the Oled display is not working now, the light seems bright now though after charging, so it seems only the display has issues.

 

 
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Best wishes,

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Hello everyone. Had my eyes on this light. I am curious if the battery can be replaced somehow? If not, this flashlight is useless after about 3-4 years.

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borgqueen wrote:
Hello everyone. Had my eyes on this light. I am curious if the battery can be replaced somehow? If not, this flashlight is useless after about 3-4 years.

From what I’ve read there will be battery packs available by Imalent in the near future. There are eight pieces of Samsung 30Q inside, so if you have the skills (or if you know someone), the battery pack is user replaceable as well.
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Thank you kindly!
I just decided to purchase the flashlight with a coupon. If we can remove the battery pack we can cut it open and replace the 18650’s inside Smile

Now i need to find a good replacement charger as from research here and elsewhere, its a pure piece of junk. Any ideas?^^

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borgqueen wrote:
Thank you kindly!
I just decided to purchase the flashlight with a coupon. If we can remove the battery pack we can cut it open and replace the 18650’s inside Smile

Now i need to find a good replacement charger as from research here and elsewhere, its a pure piece of junk. Any ideas?^^

You just bought staggering performance, also per Dollar/Euro. Party The charger problem is probably solved if I’m not mistaken by now. Nevertheless if you’re looking for a replacement I thought people use a laptop charger; same voltage but preferably with higher (potential) amperage. I thought the standard charger was 19V and 2A, so if you get 19V and 3A, you’re definitely fine. However I’m not 100% sure about this, and you should check with Imalent about this. But maybe the standard charger will function normally, so you might want to check that out first. Cheers man! Big Smile

P.S. You probably need to do more than cut open the shrink wrap of the battery pack. The 8 cells are probably somehow soldered together as well.

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Ofcource, but soldering them together is not much trouble. We can put in the panasonic 3400mah’s if they are not much longer then the build in Big Smile

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borgqueen wrote:
Ofcource, but soldering them together is not much trouble. We can put in the panasonic 3400mah’s if they are not much longer then the build in Big Smile

Panasonic 3400 is not going to survive. These are rated at ~5A. Samsung 30Q is rated at 15A. This is what you need at least. Imalent DX80 puts out 32000 lumens with 8 XHP70 emitters and 8 pieces of 30Q. This means a single 30Q powers a single XHP70 emitter to produce 4000 lumens OTF! This is serious business…

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Aaah good tip, i didnt search for the maximim delivered amps per battery yet. I thought the panasonics would do since i used them in all past high powered lights i had. But did i just call my tm26 3800 lumen flashlight powerful? Silly

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scheven_architect wrote:
Ty, I will contact her. Only the Oled display is not working now, the light seems bright now though after charging, so it seems only the display has issues.

I’m also experiencing the same issue, my DX80 just arrive today DOA, the OLED is not lighting up at all.
Straight from the box, after removing the plastic sheet over the battery , the lights up fine , OLED doesnt show anything.

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Is there a code for this light?

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mutts13 wrote:
Is there a code for this light?

There’s a code at the end of this review
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/57954
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I have received the light, and the OLED came broken.
I’m quite disappointed in this, as banggood tries to push me towards imalent to solve this and only wants to refund me 60 euro.

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borgqueen wrote:
I have received the light, and the OLED came broken.
I’m quite disappointed in this, as banggood tries to push me towards imalent to solve this and only wants to refund me 60 euro.

Is it broken after a few times of usage? For such higher price flashlight, it should have been tested before shipping out of factory.

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DENGOH wrote:
borgqueen wrote:
I have received the light, and the OLED came broken. I’m quite disappointed in this, as banggood tries to push me towards imalent to solve this and only wants to refund me 60 euro.
Is it broken after a few times of usage? For such higher price flashlight, it should have been tested before shipping out of factory.

Imalent QC sucks. I’m blown away why anyone would buy their crap after all the bad rap they’ve gotten. I’ve personally experienced their horrible QC. Never again will I buy anything from them.

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atbglenn wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
borgqueen wrote:
I have received the light, and the OLED came broken. I’m quite disappointed in this, as banggood tries to push me towards imalent to solve this and only wants to refund me 60 euro.
Is it broken after a few times of usage? For such higher price flashlight, it should have been tested before shipping out of factory.

Imalent QC sucks. I’m blown away why anyone would buy their crap after all the bad rap they’ve gotten. I’ve personally experienced their horrible QC. Never again will I buy anything from them.


Too bad Imalent has tarnished its brand name among some members here.
And looks like its QC is still not improving.
But we don’t have exact statistics of failure rate of DX80. Maybe that’s why people still buy it since it’s the king of flood right now and they don’t have other choice that come close. 32000 lumens 8*XHP70.2 with 8*18650 30Q for $217 is very attractive package.

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DENGOH wrote:
atbglenn wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
borgqueen wrote:
I have received the light, and the OLED came broken. I’m quite disappointed in this, as banggood tries to push me towards imalent to solve this and only wants to refund me 60 euro.
Is it broken after a few times of usage? For such higher price flashlight, it should have been tested before shipping out of factory.

Imalent QC sucks. I’m blown away why anyone would buy their crap after all the bad rap they’ve gotten. I’ve personally experienced their horrible QC. Never again will I buy anything from them.


Too bad Imalent has tarnished its brand name among some members here.
And looks like its QC is still not improving.
But we don’t have exact statistics of failure rate of DX80. Maybe that’s why people still buy it since it’s the king of flood right now and they don’t have other choice that come close. 32000 lumens 8*XHP70.2 with 8*18650 30Q for $217 is very attractive package.
I think so.However, I was getting Get bored of this light early.
I think that it is better not to buy Imalent from BG.My DX80 was also missing accessories, but I was told that it is irrelevant because I have not written it on the sales page Sick
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I have had mine since release end absolutely love it. Not a single problem and I’ve washed it a few times too and used it plenty on turbo max mode.

My arsenal from least to most output:

Astrolux A01, Olight H1R, BLF A6, Astrolux C8, Emisar D1, Emisar D1S, Imalent DN35, Olight H2R NW, Original Skyray King, Skyray King 4x XML, Astrolux MF02 NW, BTU Shocker, Emisar D4 XPL Hi, Manker Mk34 Nichia, Trustfire X100 7x XML with kaidomain driver, BLF Q8, Haikelite MT07 xhp70.2 smo,Olight X7 NW, Acebeam X45 NW, Imalent DX80

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Pchri12 wrote:
I have had mine since release end absolutely love it. Not a single problem and I’ve washed it a few times too and used it plenty on turbo max mode.

That’s good to hear man. And it passed the water test as well. Thanks for sharing. Thumbs Up

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