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hIKARInoob wrote:
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What good is a 5 year warranty when you have to send it back to China for service?

I figure I’m funding my own warranty program. If I bought stuff domestically (even if I could find it), it would cost about 2x as much as ordering on-line. The occasional dud is annoying, but it’s still worth it overall.

That’s my point of view as well. However, this is not applicable in the current situation in my opinion. If you receive a DX80 with issues, it is not that you have received a lemon; it is because the original product is (most likely) of poor quality. Sending it back to China is not going to make the product of a better quality. This means that if you get it back eventually, it still is very likely that you will have more issues in the near future. So how many times do you want to send it back before realising it’s not going to get any better?

If I was interested in this light, after reading the comments about quality issues, I would definitely wait until a production run of the light is thoroughly reviewed, before purchasing. I’d probably wait 2 or 3 months longer, to read about what kind of quality issues are popping up from users.

I do sometimes order lights that are on pre-release. But, they’re either from companies I trust with quality (like Zebralight), or are cheap lights that I’m willing to take a risk on. Mostly, I wait until a light’s been out for awhile, to see what the quality is like.

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
If I was interested in this light, after reading the comments about quality issues, I would definitely wait until a production run of the light is thoroughly reviewed, before purchasing. I’d probably wait 2 or 3 months longer, to read about what kind of quality issues are popping up from users.

I do sometimes order lights that are on pre-release. But, they’re either from companies I trust with quality (like Zebralight), or are cheap lights that I’m willing to take a risk on. Mostly, I wait until a light’s been out for awhile, to see what the quality is like.

Absolutely. I’ve had my finger regularly caressing the trigger for this light, as well as the MF-01. The DX80 is a very, very tempting light…

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yeah me too, but after reading all that i decided to forget this light for the time being maybe someday i’ll get back to it. Imalent as a brand doesn’t shine in confident department at the moment.

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Absolutely. I’ve had my finger regularly caressing the trigger for this light, as well as the MF-01. The DX80 is a very, very tempting light…

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The real question is how long will it be able to do that kind of output. That will be around ~300-500W worth of heat depending on how they intend to reach that output. A CPU cooler would be needed to keep that kind of heat in check for any length of time.

I personally accepted the fact that this kind of output will solely be a “burst” mode, and not like how “burst” was used two years ago, but really burst, as in a minute or so. I’m more interested in steady state output. 3000 lumens and I’m happy.

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Problems

Ok, good chance this is just the beta test we are seeing.

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rizky_p wrote:
Maybe we need to build our own DX80 monster BLF style!

Well I am working on the Q16 with CAD designers Thijsco19 and Cawi
I think Texas Ace is doing something with 6S6P config and he said they had to make a driver that is basically two drivers delivering 15A each so he wants to crack out 30A, sounds promising.

The Q16 is planned to be quad emitter (is it a “Q“light) with 26650/20700/18650 cells in 2S4P
16K lumens and active cooling to have it run on that as long as possible. We have not yet talked to DEL and Tom about the driver, but it already seems challenging.

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So,I forget about X65 and X9. Big Smile

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Man that is what i like to hear! i know you will soon get another project going since Q8 and GT is basically complete.

The specs does have “monster” vibe to it Cool So which emitter? i am sure not XHP35 HI like in the original plan for Q16?

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Well I am working on the Q16 with CAD designers Thijsco19 and Cawi
I think Texas Ace is doing something with 6S6P config and he said they had to make a driver that is basically two drivers delivering 15A each so he wants to crack out 30A, sounds promising.

The Q16 is planned to be quad emitter (is it a “Q“light) with 26650/20700/18650 cells in 2S4P
16K lumens and active cooling to have it run on that as long as possible. We have not yet talked to DEL and Tom about the driver, but it already seems challenging.

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The Miller wrote:
rizky_p wrote:
Maybe we need to build our own DX80 monster BLF style!

Well I am working on the Q16 with CAD designers Thijsco19 and Cawi
I think Texas Ace is doing something with 6S6P config and he said they had to make a driver that is basically two drivers delivering 15A each so he wants to crack out 30A, sounds promising.

The Q16 is planned to be quad emitter (is it a “Q“light) with 26650/20700/18650 cells in 2S4P
16K lumens and active cooling to have it run on that as long as possible. We have not yet talked to DEL and Tom about the driver, but it already seems challenging.

Put me on the list for a Q16.

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Well this is not the Q16 thread, we need time to prepare first Wink

Back to the DX80
Did anyone see if it has a fan and how long it is bright in the real world?

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well Q16 made DX80 irrelevant Wink

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Well this is not the Q16 thread, we need time to prepare first Wink

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Theodore41 wrote:
So,I forget about X65 and X9. :D
X65, forget about? Will the flashlight that this topic thread is about put more light out there at 400 yards/meters? Or will any other flashlight on the horizon put more light at 400 yards/meters than the X65? If yes, let me know, and I will buy two, one for each hand.

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Me too. Big Smile

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With enough throw of course,not only flood. Big Smile

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Thank goodness. I would rather wait a month. About Imalent DX80 delayed shipment notice

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I’m waiting for mine. Cool

as in not cancelling

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Goinggear in the USA has them on order. It’s probably the best place to get one if you live here even if you have to pay more just in case you get one that doesn’t work properly.

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All eyes on round two. I sincerely hope Imalent delivers a quality product. If not, it’s good for a giggle. Hey I make sure I find myself in a win win situation as often as possible.

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Hmmmm yummy, I wish they shaved domes like on DT70 but anyway let’s wait for first good working samples and some nice review..

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I have been doing photos this afternoon, and this evening I have given a little turn with it. The low levels are sooo hight. Spec says that low is 120 lumen, but can not to be.

Where arrived at home i have done a fast test in the integrated sphere. Low, and the middle levels are really more higher than specified (a lot of). Hight is similar, and turbo is lower than specified, but it can to be because my IS its not calibrated to this lumens. In the next days i will make a correct test.

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Maiden666 wrote:
I have been doing photos this afternoon, and this evening I have given a little turn with it. The low levels are sooo hight. Spec says that low is 120 lumen, but can not to be.

Where arrived at home i have done a fast test in the integrated sphere. Low, and the middle levels are really more higher than specified (a lot of). Hight is similar, and turbo is lower than specified, but it can to be because my IS its not calibrated to this lumens. In the next days i will make a correct test.

Imalent told me they tested the dx80 and got over 32,000 lumens. Will be interesting to see if that is true.

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My Integrated Sphere is home made. I calibrate it whit Fenix Flashlight in a range of less 1 lumen to 4400 lumens. The diode that I´ve employee not capture the light in a totally linear (its curvilinear). So if 1X value are 100 lumens, then 10X are not exactly 1000 lumens. By means of statistic process I can estimate the lumens of flashlight whit a 1% error margin under 4400 lumens. Values more elevated can have higher margins of error. I can see that error margin its very low at around 10.000 lumens, but in this case, the model spec says 32000 lumens….

I will can not estimate exactly the turbo lumen. But in the tonight test i,ve see that its more powerfull that Acebeam X80 (spec = 25000 lumen, 22275 in my IS).

Tomorrow i will begin all Ansi test.
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Exciting
How long does it give max?
Is continuous bright?

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Tomorrow I will start all test

It is done when it is done Big Smile

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Where did you get yours, does it have problems like mentioned before?

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NikolaS wrote:
Hmmmm yummy, I wish they shaved domes like on DT70 but anyway let’s wait for first good working samples and some nice review..

I’ve heard that shaving the dome on the 70.2 doesn’t have the same effect as it does on the 70. You lose lumens but you don’t really gain distance. So most people prefer not to shave the 70.2.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

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Maiden666 wrote:
Tomorrow I will start all test

It is done when it is done Big Smile


Heheh Big Smile

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