Review : Jaxman M8 (mini C8 w/ xp-l hi)

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Review : Jaxman M8 (mini C8 w/ xp-l hi)

Jaxman M8 Review

Overview :

First Look / Unboxing :

Flashlights comes in very simple , “poor” packaging :

Package Contains :
- Flashlight
- Lanyard

Extended View :

The flashlight itself :

It is a smaller C8 styled flashlight , meant to be a pocket thrower .

Flashlight , with lanyard installed :

It can tailstand nicely too :

The classic C8 head , in a smaller size Silly :

It has a little “Warning” logo on the head :

The crenelated bezel :

Here we can see the SMO reflector and the nicely centered LED (xp-l hi) :

Tube & tailcap . Very smooth knurling , and nice machinng on the tailcap :

Tailcap’s rubber boot :

And the tube’s threads . Anodized , well machined :

Bonus pic , Thorfire C8s left , Jaxman M8 right :

M8’s head is noticeably smaller …

A quick teardown :

Head assembly :

Led drop-in made from brass , with xp-l hi on DTP copper board :

Led mspcb is held down with 2 screws . Thermal paste is applied too under the mcpcb :

Mcpcb is copper DTP . Notice the centering ring too .

And the 7135*6 driver soldered on the pill :

Reflector :

Lens , good quality AR coated lens & the square o-ring ! :

Modes and driver info :

Flashlight has a driver with 6 * AMC7135 , so it can provide up to 2.1amps on the LED .

Flashlight has 5 modes :

  • High > Med > Low > Strobe > S.O.S

You can change mode groups by soldering a different star on the driver .

Measurements :

Battery used in all measurements : Samsung INR18650-30Q 3000mAh

Lumens measurements :

Hi : 700 lumens
Med : 224 lumens
Lo : 24 lumens

Intensity on highest setting : 29,4 kcd

Beamshots section :

Control shot :

End of the road is 80m away…

Low :

Mid :

High :

This particulaer light is the 5500K version

A few words :

A well built “small size C8” , with a perfect setup for a pocket thrower. It is built with quality components : AR coated lens , high quality SMO reflector , square o-ring on the lens and combined with the xp-l hi on copper DTP board it provides a very usefull beam with great throw . Pill makes very good contact with the head , it is a tight fit , pretty good for heat dissipation. Really happy with the light so far !

Flashlight was provided by Fasttech for review purposes . You can find this flashlight here .

https://www.fasttech.com/products/7554401

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Don’t know what’s wrong here. I can’t read the review, the website crashes when loading.

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Works fine for me, thanks for the write-up. Interesting that they gave these a new model number. This used to literally be called the “Mini C8”. Here’s mine.

Its a very neat little light.

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Nice review Thumbs Up , I have no problem viewing it either Question

The M8 is a nice little flashlight I have one with a BLF A6 driver and a de domed XM-L2 nice compact little “thrower”.

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emarkd wrote:
Works fine for me, thanks for the write-up. Interesting that they gave these a new model number. This used to literally be called the “Mini C8”. Here’s mine.

Its a very neat little light.

Thanks for your great words .

This should be a Mini C8 , from the days jaxman was still called “jax” Grad

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Hm.. Maybe safari can’t handle loading this many pictures. Works fine on PC though.

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Loads no problem with Safari on my Mac

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Why on earth would you use a Mac? Silly

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Sledgestone wrote:
Why on earth would you use a Mac? Silly

To be fair I do have PC’s as well. BTW, I hate Safari. I’ve been using Chrome and Firefox on my Macs and PC’s for years.
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Well, to be honest I really hate Safari too. I just use it because I haven’t found a browser I like for my iPhone.

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Thsnks for the review. This pocket thrower looks very usefull.

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Looks like a very useful mini sized C8, and i see some room for 2 extra 7135’s
With a BLF or X6 driver even better though.

Can someone compare it with an S2 to show the beam difference?

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Nice review!
M8 has been on my want list… more now.

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vwpieces wrote:
Nice review! M8 has been on my want list… more now.

It will be my pocket rocket for sure !

Installing a fet driver right now Big Smile

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Please report what numbers you get after the FET upgrade!

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Sure !

I was thinking modding it with a dedomed xp-g2 for max throw , but the xp-l hi that came with it is pretty good , running at 5.7 amps with a fet driver & VTC5 , and with the nice neutral tint Thumbs Up .

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Nice review.
There is nothing wrong with my glass-fiber connection (50MB/50MB).
But it takes about 10 minutes to load the entire OP on my (older) computer. Maybe too much, and too large, pictures. IDK.

I always think long and hard before I say something really stupid.

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Can someone take a picture of this light next to a eagle eye x6. Seems like there about the same.

Will a c8 pocket clip fit? I pocket clip my edc. Would get even more wear and lens scratches in my pocket without one.

Either take a ee x6 or a c8 daily with me. Just change the lens out about once a year as they scratch from keys and such. But don’t scratch as bad as one would think.

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Speed4goal wrote:
Can someone take a picture of this light next to a eagle eye x6. Seems like there about the same.

Was gonna say, the generic shape and size reminds me of the ’502B.

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Ya it does look like a 502. I was just thinking the height width and the reflector size are probably similar to a x6.

Unfortunetly when I was new to all this I ordered 3 502 and a couple cheap zoomies from China and they never showed up. Sent without tracking. Amazon deleted my review. And had my account marked received. Only bad issue I’ve had with amazon. And only thing never to show from China. This was before I knew of blf. $30 lesson learned. Don’t go more then a month without asking questions

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Speed4goal wrote:
Unfortunetly when I was new to all this I ordered 3 502 and a couple cheap zoomies from China and they never showed up. Sent without tracking. Amazon deleted my review. And had my account marked received. Only bad issue I’ve had with amazon. And only thing never to show from China. This was before I knew of blf. $30 lesson learned. Don’t go more then a month without asking questions

Eep! Even with their “a-to-z” guarantee??

I’m all over every single order I make. Got an html page with purchases (amount, balance, date, order number, vendor, items), and is color-coded for not-sent-yet, shipped, and unadorned for received. This way, I can see exactly what’s pending, when it was ordered, even have javascript hooks to take the tracking number and link to usps/ups/track17/whatever. Trust me, ain’t nuttin’ getting by me for over a month!

I did once have an order of ’502s go missing for like 3mos, got refunded by the vendor w/o argument after 1mo (was 2wks past its due-date), and then a coupla months after I forgot about it, it shows up. Malaysia Air, I think. Wrote back, asked if I should return them, and they were really nice about it, told me to keep the package for the inconvenience.

I used to get assloads of things from uxcell, LEDworld, etc., and never had a problem.

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Haha, found a well used 502 the other day. Turned it on and went through the modes and it Strobed!… opened it up and wondered how the heck that one escaped mods all these years. Well it immediately got an XM-L2 and a new firmware convoy driver 7135*8. Now it will prolly never get used again. Big Smile

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Nice review on a very neat and well made light. Thanks! Jaxman really does make some nice quality lights. Smile

I plan to mod mine as soon as I’m released, hopefully at the Aug 2 appt. Have parts, sitting on my hands with this crazy collar on!

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Speaking of which, what’s the reflector size in the M8? P60-sized?

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A bit larger, around 30mm…at a glance without disassembly.

Dale

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maybe it’s just me but man the pill workmanship looks crude

Nice review though

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Speed4goal wrote:
Can someone take a picture of this light next to a eagle eye x6. Seems like there about the same.

Will a c8 pocket clip fit? I pocket clip my edc. Would get even more wear and lens scratches in my pocket without one.

Either take a ee x6 or a c8 daily with me. Just change the lens out about once a year as they scratch from keys and such. But don’t scratch as bad as one would think.




The universal clip fits but not very securely

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DB Custom wrote:
A bit larger, around 30mm…at a glance without disassembly.

Ah. There goes that idea… Big Smile

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Hmm interested in your mod Dale Big Smile

Thinking of making one (or trying it in this one first) with xp-l w2 , not dedomed , should be making some 1700 lumens + …

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I’ll be heading up over 4K if all goes well. Smile (maybe even another K or two Wink )

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