Steel EDC AA XP-G3 from Ali ? (Amutorch S3)

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Neal wrote:
I have this one

with XP-G3 /Nichia 219c option

any one want can PM me

Do you have these Neal?
I would really like one, still doubting between xp-g3 or 219c

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Yes
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I forgot to insert the link Facepalm
Here it goes http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55786 .
Having seen this tint, yes, a more warm (or even neutral) tint would favour a lot this light. As well as a different lens or a reflector, to give it flood!

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Ordered one (with Nichia) from Neal today!
I will keep you guys posted when it arrives

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I received mine 2 days ago.
Ugly beam with the XP-G3, there is a clear tint shift around the hotspot with yellow corona Sick
That and the 6000K+ cold white made me swap it for a 4500K 4000K 219C… and here is my new EDC Big Smile (I have a thing for AA lights those days)

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@Neal: just PMed you for a Nichia but forgot to ask which led it is? Which CRI?

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I have two Nichia versions on order from Neal. I did not ask what CRI they are either. 90 would be a nice surprise…

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X3 wrote:
I received mine 2 days ago. Ugly beam with the XP-G3, there is a clear tint shift around the hotspot with yellow corona Sick That and the 6000K+ cold white made me swap it for a 4500K 219C… and here is my new EDC Big Smile (I have a thing for AA lights those days)

Wow, the 4500 must be a great EDC! You got some from Clemence?

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Yokiamy wrote:
X3 wrote:
I received mine 2 days ago. Ugly beam with the XP-G3, there is a clear tint shift around the hotspot with yellow corona Sick That and the 6000K+ cold white made me swap it for a 4500K 219C… and here is my new EDC Big Smile (I have a thing for AA lights those days)

Wow, the 4500 must be a great EDC! You got some from Clemence?


Woopsy, mine is a 4000K from Kaidomain sorry… I’ll edit my post Smile

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Got one with Nichia from Neal and I love it Smile

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Good to hear XXX man, do you have any pictures or beamshots?
how long did it take for shipping?
I have ordered one from Neal 2 weeks ago, should be on its way now, hopefully it will arrive soon!

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Not yet.
Will try to do it tomorrow.

It was about 3 weeks, standard time from China to me.

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I’ve got a Nichia on the way too…
Almost forgot about it. One nice SS/AA light. Can’t wait to have it in hand. Now i wish it was there. Smile

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While waiting for one of Neal’s, I’ve done some experiences with those I have, with TIR lenses and a reflector!
I’ll leave the links here you wanna take a look!
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1174576#comment-1174576
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1178680#comment-1178680

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Buy the nichia, you wont regret it. Its cheap too. Can be giveaways for you love ones

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Received a Nichia one from Neal today.

Real nice and compact SS AA light with SS tail clicky. Nice NW tint but rather floody for what i’ve quickly seen so far. Feels great in hand but a tad heavy to my taste (it’s SS right).

One small issue i’m having is the battery lose contact easily if i bump the light…

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@patmurris

I have received mine from Neal today and i experienced the same issue, so i took it apart, lubed all threads since they came clean without any lubrication and i have stretched the spring from the switch a littebit and assembled it again.
Now it works flawless and i really like it!
Made a small comparison against my Reylight Pineapple, both on AA and max level.
You can see that it is clearly brighter then the Reylight as the tint is about the same (4000K Nichia 219C)

It also gets a littlebit warmer though. Overall, i’m very satisfied and happy with it!

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Yokiamy wrote:
@patmurris

I have received mine from Neal today and i experienced the same issue, so i took it apart, lubed all threads since they came clean without any lubrication and i have stretched the spring from the switch a littebit and assembled it again.
Now it works flawless and i really like it!
Made a small comparison against my Reylight Pineapple, both on AA and max level.
You can see that it is clearly brighter then the Reylight as the tint is about the same (4000K Nichia 219C)

It also gets a littlebit warmer though. Overall, i’m very satisfied and happy with it!

!{width:99%}https://i.imgur.com/aNM8FhN.jpg!

@ patmurris
I put a small magnet in the top of the cell to help it maintain the contact with the driver. It is not the best option, but it has been working so far. But I admit that stretching the tail switch spring (as Yokiamy did) or placing a spring in the driver are eventually a much better option!

@ Yokiami
Does the Reylight have PWM on High mode? In the photo it seems and I wanted to confirm that, please!
Yesterday I placed a Reylight driver in one of mine Amutorch (first with XML2 U2-1A and the with the original XPG3-S3) and I noticed that it has PWM. I didn’t know if it was defect or a driver’s characteristic, but it seems to be a characteristic, right?

Also, I agree with you that with the stock driver on AA or Ni-MH it produces higher outputs than the Reylight.
But with a 14500 battery, it seems that the Reylight produces the same or even a bit more than the stock driver.
I updated my post in case it helps anyone on this: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1183917#comment-1183917 .

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MascaratumB, apparently it does. This post from Toykeeper is very informative, it seems that newer versions are running on a higher frequency which makes it impossible to see for the human eye.
I bought it from Bg, which was the 1st version according to Rey

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Yokiamy wrote:
MascaratumB, apparently it does. This post from Toykeeper is very informative, it seems that newer versions are running on a higher frequency which makes it impossible to see for the human eye. I bought it from Bg, which was the 1st version according to Rey

Thanks Yokiamy!! Despite the driver is good, the PWM and the specially the “bzzz” are a bit annoying, mainly on 14500 cells! It’s a pit that Rey hasn’t made spare drivers of the new version… Sad
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@Yokiami: how did you get to the spring? The tail cap does not seem to come apart? That was just a quick look and i don’t have the light with me right now. Tweezers then?

@MascaratumB: a magnet on the driver side seems to be a good way to create a short if it so slightly shifts?

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Yes, you can unscrew the tailcap with tweezers in the notches and the switch can be taken out.

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Hey Neal,
Sent you a PM last week. Hope you got it. Big Smile

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patmurris wrote:
@MascaratumB: a magnet on the driver side seems to be a good way to create a short if it so slightly shifts?

So far, it didn’t shorted! The pressure posed by the battery helps to get the magnet “stuck” on the top of the cell’s button (on Ni-MH). On the 14500 (flat top), it may shift a bit, as the cell is smaller but it also didn’t produced any short. The force of attraction makes it get “still” where it is placed.
But one of the best ways to solve the problem is to stretch the spring in the driver to avoid other complications! You can open it easily through the bottom as Yokiamy said Wink

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Mkduffer wrote:
Hey Neal, Sent you a PM last week. Hope you got it. Big Smile

I sent him a PM about his Nichia version of this a few days ago, but I haven’t heard anything either. I’m pretty sure he’s caught up in the work involved with coordinating the GT deal. Once the next major step in the GT payments is announced, we should get a reply.

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