Thorfire tk15 and vg10s review with discount codes and giveaway

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Thorfire tk15 and vg10s review with discount codes and giveaway

Hi all,the kind folk at Thorfire have given me the opportunity to review a couple of lights

The vg10s and the tk15.
here is some codes for a generous 20$ discount

Here is the 20% off code for VG10S: QKZIWBAN
VG10S: http://amzn.to/2tEJDfb
(link is external)

Here is the 20% off code for TK15: 3EJL9NBS
TK15: http://amzn.to/2uOG4aE

Here we go
Both came packed in nice cardboard boxes suitable for a trip or two across the ocean

no lanyards but that’s ok I think they are supposed to be there according to paperwork.
they appear to be of good quality smooth threads and no sharp edges.
the reflectors are blemish free, I did not disassemble the lights but tailcaps have different threads.
the leds are xpl for vg10s and xpl2 for the tk15
both draw around 3a on the highest settings so should be good for around the 1100
advertised lumens,(I don’t have a intergrating sphere for accurate measurements)
The tk15 has a side mounted electronic switch the vg10s tail cap clicky
Another nice touch is moonlight mode on both lights 0.5 for the tk15 and 1lumen for the vg10s.
they both also have hidden strobes double click to access ,very nice Mr. Thorfire
So the vg10 s has moonlight low,med high, and the tk15 has turbo as well.

a bit of a lineup with c8 , x6 and s2+

I particularly like the incorporation of some attempt of cooling on the sausage light

it gets fairly warm still, not a problem this time of year in Australia.

the tint supplied was a nice warm4-5000k

vg10 on left.

tk15 with s2 6500tint

x6 and vg10s x6 has xpg3 6000 tint

vg10s and c8 in 5000 tint

another thing Thorfire got right is protected Panasonic’s fit straight in

instructions

vg10s..hay bales 40metres and shed 65metres

tk15 looks dismal in this shot but is almost as good as the vg10

to round up my preference would be the vg10 very similar to a m1
but those of you that like the sausage type lights
I would buy the tk15 over the s2 type
if I get time next week I will try to dismantle the lights

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Edited by: lostheplot on 08/08/2017 - 05:24
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That VG10S looks like it has XP-L2 LED to me. Are you sure it’s XP-L?

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XXX-Man wrote:
That VG10S looks like it has XP-L2 LED to me. Are you sure it’s XP-L?

only going by the paperwork in the box

I imagine these things change and perhaps documents not updated

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Thanks for the review ltp.

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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Giveaway rules
you must be a member before today open to all I will cover the postage.
and you must post in this thread
the winner will get a choice of either light reviewed here
the actual lights they are working and will not have a battery

entrants will be put into random org

entries close 20/8 17 austraian time

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Thanks for the giveaway, lostheplot!

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Not in but nice gesture ltp.

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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Thanks for the giveaway.

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Is that VG10s water proof? Check the head for o-rings

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On the Amazon US page, the VG10S is listed as an XP-L2. I believe it may be the XP-L2 V6 3D being used by the Q8. It has similar characteristics and color temp as other lights which use it.

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Thanks for the giveaway, please consider this as my entry.

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Thanks for giveaway. Big Smile

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RobertB wrote:
Is that VG10s water proof? Check the head for o-rings

Not in (got one Smile ), but mine didn’t, sadly. Just an O-ring around the bezel where the threads are, but nothing against the glass, so it’s just bare glass-on-metal. I kinda get the bad feeling that if I did a dunk-test, I’d be taking a hairdryer to it to dry out its innards. Worse, because I don’t even have a hairdryer. Silly

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Well. I’ll e in the giveaway since my bday is the 22nd. Feeling my first win. Big Smile

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lostheplot wrote:
only going by the paperwork in the box

I imagine these things change and perhaps documents not updated


Mine has the same on paper in the box, but LED is XP-L2.
Can’t see on the picture good enough to be sure but yours looks the same.
If LED is all yellow when you look at it it’s XP-L2, can you check?

btw, I would be in for TK15 Smile

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 Nice gesture from you to review and giveaway ! The tint is a little on the greenish side or is just  my eyes ? Or , maybe , the camera...?

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Thanks for the giveaway. Love to have a VG10S. Lightbringer writes in his review that one is even better than the VG10. Already have a VG10, currently under (re)construction.
But that one has to wait a bit, because the missus has caused sort of a new priority. Only after returning from shopping she noticed that she had forgotten to move the waste-bin out of the trajectory of the closing garage door. It did not smell like teen spirit.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Thanks for the giveaway. Love to have a VG10S. Lightbringer writes in his review that one is even better than the VG10. Already have a VG10, currently under (re)construction.

I did?

It’s marginally brighter, yeah, but I gotta be honest, I like the plain ol’ VG10 better. As for my beloved VG10, it: has a FC switch (vs RC), is way less ringy, has a lots-nicer beam (CT/tint), has much better mode-spacing (ie, perfect), and… drumroll please… NO BLINKIES.

I don’t know what happened, but to me, my own personal opinion/preference, the ’10S went quite a few steps backward.

The VG10S is a nice light in its own right, but the VG10 broke the mold. There ain’t any improving on that. (Well, the thermal issue, okay… A nice solid spacer fixes that.)

Henk4U2 wrote:
But that one has to wait a bit, because the missus has caused sort of a new priority. Only after returning from shopping she noticed that she had forgotten to move the waste-bin out of the trajectory of the closing garage door. It did not smell like teen spirit.

Ouch. Facepalm

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The Led of VG10S /TK15S is XPL2.
Thanks for the review and giveaway, lostheplot.

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In for the TK15 please Smile Thank you.

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Thanks for the review, and the Giveaway opportunity! Cool

Looks like some more solid flashlights from Thorfire. Thumbs Up

My VG-15S for example, has been getting more than its fair share of time, in my EDC rotation. I Love this thing!

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Thanks for the giveaway lostheplot!

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Beam onto white paper

Yes the bezel has a oring beetween lens reflector and body

Should be ok in the rain

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Hi Lostheplot
Thanks for another good review of this VG10S

Thanks too for the giveaway, please consider me in!

Better? Better get a bucket

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lostheplot wrote:
Yes the bezel has a oring beetween lens reflector and body

Bugger…

Do you know the size offhand so I can get a good fit? Maybe I can order some from FT for both ’10 and 10S.

Tnx!

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