Review : KDLITKER C8.2 , 1*18650 xhp50.2 flashlight

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giorgoskok][quote=beam0 wrote:
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I’d like to get this and add the convoy SS bezel.
Just checked the bezel , diameter and threads are the same , but Convoy bezel can’t screw all the way down, leaving a 2mm gap .

Crap. Well at least it threads on the same so maybe all hope is not lost…

I might be able to run it without the lens o-ring to decrease the gap, don’t really care if water resistant. Or maybe stretch another lens o-ring outside in the gap, if it don’t look too bad, or modify/shorten the reflector.

Thanks for taking the time for checking it!

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I finally got mine in a couple days ago and WOW! XM/XP chips step aside! The hotspot is large but it’s BRIGHT and throws almost like my SD75! I put it side by side with my XHP-70 Olight R50 Pro and it just smokes it. The R50 might have more total output but it gets wasted in spill and flood…nevermind the pukey tint, but that’s another discussion. Facepalm My Lumintop TD16 that pulls 6amps can hang, but it can’t match the wall of light this 8.2 produces.

I tossed in both HE2 and R25 cells and it’s pulling on average 5.4 amps at the tail with topped off batteries. What I find strange is my lesser batteries pull higher amps? My NCR18650B is pulling 6.6 amps topped off? All I can think is it must be a constant current driver and the lessor cells are having major voltage sag with the heavy draw.

Now, if we can just make it a C8.3 and make the battery tube accept a 26650. Big Smile

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Any chance this could take an unprotected 21700 cell?

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Not without some changing of the battery tube. The battery is pretty fit for an 18650.

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WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot wrote:
Now, if we can just make it a C8.3 and make the battery tube accept a 26650. Big Smile

Isn’t K5 that thing? (same dimensions/specs with 26650 tube)

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Reckon you can convince kaidomain to put a xhp35 hi into the same set up? Even keeping the current around the 4A level? I’d buy that. Don’t have enough time or skills for even simple mods myself.

XHP35 HI in the KD C8.2 is a thing now. Does anyone have one?

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Reckon you can convince kaidomain to put a xhp35 hi into the same set up? Even keeping the current around the 4A level? I’d buy that. Don’t have enough time or skills for even simple mods myself.

XHP35 HI in the KD C8.2 is a thing now. Does anyone have one?


I just got my NW version yesterday. Damn it gets hot in the first minute. Way more hot than the 50.2 version.
I like the fat hotspot of the 50.2 version better than the 35 HI
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Lol, just ordered one! Couldn’t help myself. Will get back on comparison.

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Lol, just ordered one! Couldn’t help myself. Will get back on comparison.
Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile
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XHP35 HI in the KD C8.2 is a thing now. Does anyone have one?[/quote]
I just got my NW version yesterday. Damn it gets hot in the first minute. Way more hot than the 50.2 version.
I like the fat hotspot of the 50.2 version better than the 35 HI[/quote]

Which driver is installed? What currents? Can I have a photo ?

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Interesting that it runs hotter. My C8.2 with the XHP50.2 doesn’t get hot at all. I’d say it just gets warm it’s really surprising.

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I’ve used mine on high for extended periods of time and the LED has yet to burn up. I’ve tested it over 2000 lumens as well and pulling around 8amps so I know it’s running well. I’ve messed with the reflector as well so I’m unsure. I have a few really hot running lights though like the D4 and my modded E2L or MF01.

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On my KDLITKER C8.2 there is a diver different from H1-A

Battery used in all measurements : Sanyo NCR18650GA 3500mAh

Amperage draw (Measured on the tail , with Fluke 77 III clamp meter) :

Very Low : 0.02 A
Low : 0.38 A
Med : 1.48 A
Hi : 6.46 A

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Interesting !

First 3 modes are about the same but the Highest mode draws more amps (and probably delivers more amps at the led) .

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Forgot to say, when you turn on the low mode there is no bright flash!

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Of topic i know, but do you see many factory colours for C8`s, i like the finish on the C8.2 but she dont roast up to well, more of a matt finish on the head and bezel than the shiny tube and tailcap.

too much variation, what i would like to see is the Convoy c8 in Sand colour.

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does anyone know if you can buy the tail cap seperatly? interestingly enough the Emisar D4 tailcap almost made for a good twisty, just a smidge too long.

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Ask KD , i think they will find some spare .

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Just got my Xhp35 version and it is rather nice. My third throwiest light, behind the Blf GT (obviously) and just slight behind the haikelite mt07s (much fewer lumens). Smashes my regular xpl-hi based convoy c8s, and even the new astrolux C8 with the A6 driver.

Without measuring, by eye comparison only (eg vs nightcore p30), I’m guessing 140k lux, and maybe just under 2000 lumens. Flicker on mode selection more exaggerated than the xhp50.2 version, and gets warmer though. Another compulsory addition to the budget light collection, and I think I’m cured of xpl based throwers. I’d consider the xhp35 hd version for a few extra lumens and smoother corona.

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darrenm wrote:
Without measuring, by eye comparison only (eg vs nightcore p30), I’m guessing 140k lux, and maybe just under 2000 lumens.

That’s strange, since my warm white XHP35 HI C8.2 was only 1240 lumens and 51kcd. Wonder if they changed the driver recently.

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Tested my C8.2 with XHP50.2 and at 3min 30sec the hottest part of the head is only 105F/40.5C. I can’t test the amp draw accurately I don’t have a clamp meter, but the measured lumen output is in line with the rated specs in relation to my other lights so I know it isn’t under performing and just not getting hot. The other day I used it on high for an extended period of time while sledding, but it was probably cold enough outside to keep the light cool-to-the-touch.

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I couldn’t resist ordering one. I ordered one yesterday.

That’s just too much light for the size to pass up.

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Funner wrote:
I couldn’t resist ordering one. I ordered one yesterday.

That’s just too much light for the size to pass up.

Best of luck to you,

Created an order on Feb 22 (tail end of Spring Festival, holiday until 26th IIRC) for a KDLitker C8.2 with a XHP50.2 5000k, said in stock, ships in 1-3 days, I paid the $18 for express shipping too.

Heard nothing up until I emailed on 3/3 asking what my order status was to which they replied, this light is out of stock in 5K, if you want we can do 3k, 4k, or 6k. Now looking at the 5k product page, IT STILL SAYS IN STOCK. Either way, I sent back 4k is fine. They say it will ship in a few days, order marked shipped on 3/5, but no tracking number. I give it a few days.

Fast forward to 3/9, I emailed again saying I never got tracking despite being marked as shipped. They say, oh, we are waiting for 4k LED to be installed and tested and it will ship next week.

I contacted BanL last Friday (3/9) and he said he would check on it, no PM’s or shipping notices since.

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nick779 wrote:
Funner wrote:
I couldn’t resist ordering one. I ordered one yesterday.

That’s just too much light for the size to pass up.

Best of luck to you,

Created an order on Feb 22 (tail end of Spring Festival, holiday until 26th IIRC) for a KDLitker C8.2 with a XHP50.2 5000k, said in stock, ships in 1-3 days, I paid the $18 for express shipping too.

Heard nothing up until I emailed on 3/3 asking what my order status was to which they replied, this light is out of stock in 5K, if you want we can do 3k, 4k, or 6k. Now looking at the 5k product page, IT STILL SAYS IN STOCK. Either way, I sent back 4k is fine. They say it will ship in a few days, order marked shipped on 3/5, but no tracking number. I give it a few days.

Fast forward to 3/9, I emailed again saying I never got tracking despite being marked as shipped. They say, oh, we are waiting for 4k LED to be installed and tested and it will ship next week.

I contacted BanL last Friday (3/9) and he said he would check on it, no PM’s or shipping notices since.

I did 2 orders about a month and a half ago. None of the Tracking numbers worked for me. The first order got to me in 21 days from order. The second order they sent me half the order with a note in the package saying the rest of the order will be on its way. Then I got a email a week later saying we have sent you the rest of your order.
I should be getting the 2nd half any day.

I just made 2 orders yesterday. And received a email today saying the orders have shipped.

I have heard you will get your order from 3 weeks to 2 months, I’m patient.

Not sure how big their operation is employee wise but I’ve received my lights and I am happy with them.

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Funner wrote:
nick779 wrote:
Funner wrote:
I couldn’t resist ordering one. I ordered one yesterday.

That’s just too much light for the size to pass up.

Best of luck to you,

Created an order on Feb 22 (tail end of Spring Festival, holiday until 26th IIRC) for a KDLitker C8.2 with a XHP50.2 5000k, said in stock, ships in 1-3 days, I paid the $18 for express shipping too.

Heard nothing up until I emailed on 3/3 asking what my order status was to which they replied, this light is out of stock in 5K, if you want we can do 3k, 4k, or 6k. Now looking at the 5k product page, IT STILL SAYS IN STOCK. Either way, I sent back 4k is fine. They say it will ship in a few days, order marked shipped on 3/5, but no tracking number. I give it a few days.

Fast forward to 3/9, I emailed again saying I never got tracking despite being marked as shipped. They say, oh, we are waiting for 4k LED to be installed and tested and it will ship next week.

I contacted BanL last Friday (3/9) and he said he would check on it, no PM’s or shipping notices since.

I did 2 orders about a month and a half ago. None of the Tracking numbers worked for me. The first order got to me in 21 days from order. The second order they sent me half the order with a note in the package saying the rest of the order will be on its way. Then I got a email a week later saying we have sent you the rest of your order.
I should be getting the 2nd half any day.

I just made 2 orders yesterday. And received a email today saying the orders have shipped.

I have heard you will get your order from 3 weeks to 2 months, I’m patient.

Not sure how big their operation is employee wise but I’ve received my lights and I am happy with them.

Im usually pretty patient with cheap BG or GB shipping, but the expedited always gets here quickly. My issue is that it says shipped when the product isnt in stock, let alone wasnt built.

I fully expect a bit better service when im paying for faster shipping, and to be told something shipped when it isnt in stock isnt right.

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So how do the C8.2’s perform?

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Well, we will see what happens, I sent an email to cancel my order, and coincidentally it shipped that night.

Oh well, I was going to use the money to cover most of my BLF Q8 purchase, but looks like ill just have two nice lights

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Between this and a Sofirn C8F, which would you choose?

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Id probably still get the C8.2. More efficient, more power, boost driver.

I prefer single emitter lights though if I can find what I want

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different size pills

The first i received was a a couple of months ago an XHP50 with a 23mm pill, the second i got today, a XPL with 25mm pill.

the first one had a textured finish i really liked and the new seems to have changed to a smoother finish. do we know if its changed across the line or just to suit the driver?

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