Lots of flashlight output, intensity and throw measurement by ZozzV6 (more than 60 flashlights)

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Lots of flashlight output, intensity and throw measurement by ZozzV6 (more than 60 flashlights)


Hi everyone!
I want to share my flashlight measurement google tables with everyone. It contains a lot of stock flashlights and a lot modded. I mostly try to measure each of them before and after the mods. I have some what I modded before I made the Lumen snake so some measurements missing but since I made Lumen snake I measure every flashlight. I’m using HS1010A lightmeter and UNI-T clamp meter for currents.
Interesting to see that with a remote switch how much lumens the Convoy C8 lost. And how much worth adding two or three 7135-s. The reference flashlight for lumens reading a Skilhunt DS10. It has low current so no heat drop down. The numbers all measured at start. Later I maybe will add 30 second lumens column. Some measurements were not completely full battery but I will re-measure them.
At a separate table on the bottom you can find some Flashlights marked as magic flashlights. They have magical numbers so I don’t want to mix them with the good ones.
Finally here is the Measurement google tables link

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Do you happen to have lumen / lux spec for the convoy c8 sst40 dedome?? Thanks

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Newlumen wrote:
Do you happen to have lumen / lux spec for the convoy c8 sst40 dedome?? Thanks

An SST40 is on the way to me. I ordered it 1 or 2 weeks ago. I will try it with and without dome. The driver will be a TA17mm and If somebody ask I can try it with Stock 2,8A convoy driver or with 3,5A or 3,85A upgraded convoy driver. I’m curious about it with FET driver and dedomed.
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great job
thanks ZozzV6

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Newlumen wrote:
Do you happen to have lumen / lux spec for the convoy c8 sst40 dedome?? Thanks
An SST40 is on the way to me. I ordered it 1 or 2 weeks ago. I will try it with and without dome. The driver will be a TA17mm and If somebody ask I can try it with Stock 2,8A convoy driver or with 3,5A or 3,85A upgraded convoy driver. I’m curious about it with FET driver and dedomed.

I think it’s going to be very nice with sst40 dedome and FET driver.. I will regularly check this thread for the update. Thanks.

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And the SST40 is arrived right now.

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I putted in the Luminus SST40 in a Convoy C8 host with stock lens smooth reflector and a 10×7135 3,5A driver. I only measured the lumens today. Here the numbers compared to other Leds in the same conditions:
XM-L2 U2 1A: 1102 lumen
XP-L HI V2 1A: 1056 lumen
Luminus SST-40: 1122 lumen
Tomorrow or next week I will continue testing it with TA17 triple channel Fet driver and measure intensity and throw.

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Convoy C8 TA17 5,9A XP-L HI numbers and
Convoy C8 3,5A SST-40 numbers. Added.

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Thanks for the list.

Just curious, what battery were you running in the Thorfire VG10 when you tested it? Mine will push around 3 Amps on a Samsung 30Q cell. I’m getting 380 lux @ 18 feet (11,438cd) on a slightly discharged cell (around 4 Volt).

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I don’t really remember which I used but what lights has current measurement it always measured with fully charged battery. I have a couple of samsung 25R-s and 30Q-s for measuring

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Thanks for this, it’s very informative!

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And if it counts that VG10 is the groupbuy sandwiched mcpcb version.

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Thanks for the lumen test.. I will wait for the sst40 dedome.. by the way, you use Samsung 30q for all the testing right?

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Almost. I can not measure significant difference with 30Q or 25R. Just capacity. But at these measurements it does not count. It only count in real life usage.

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ZozzV6, you put a lot of work into these measurements. Thanks for posting your excellent work sir! This helps me make a decision on a mod I’m planning. XHP35 HI really does a good job at throwing. Which is what I love, a good thrower! Thanks man! Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

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Matthew

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks! You’re welcome! Cool

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Luminus SST-40 measured in Convoy C8 with TA17 driver, AR coated lens smooth reflector. It pulls 8,2A and I got 1938 lumens. Tonight I will measure throw and intensity. And after that I will dedome the led.

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I retried the SST-40 with 4 freshly charged batteries. 3 pieces of samsung 25R and one 30Q
The 30Q pulled 8A
The 25R’s are:
7,9A
8,2A
8,6A
I remeasured lumens with the one what pulled 8,6A and it was 2232 lumens Big Smile So the battery really counts a few hundred lumens.
Now I’m waiting for dark and go out for Cd and throw measuring.

Edit:
Intensity: 70500 Cd
Throw: 531m

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Utorch UT01 remeasured with freshly charged 14500.

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ZozzV6 wrote:
I retried the SST-40 with 4 freshly charged batteries. 3 pieces of samsung 25R and one 30Q
The 30Q pulled 8A
The 25R’s are:
7,9A
8,2A
8,6A
I remeasured lumens with the one what pulled 8,6A and it was 2232 lumens Big Smile So the battery really counts a few hundred lumens.
Now I’m waiting for dark and go out for Cd and throw measuring.

Edit:
Intensity: 70500 Cd
Throw: 531m

That’s ridiculous lumen and lux.. great mod. Dedome will even give you more throw. I like both sst40 dome on and dedome.

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Thanks!
The lux numbers getting interesting just now.
After dedoming the SST-40. I got 133600 Cd in the same setup (Convoy C8, TA17 driver, AR coated glass lens, bypassed springs, SMO reflector) which is good for 738m throw. The tint is not shifted much as Cree Leds after dedoming. I like it very much.

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New flashlight measurements added to line 19 and line 56 in the google tables. Convoy L6 XHP70.2 and Thorfire VG10 triple Nichia 219C

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New flashlight measurement added to line 63 in the google tables. It is a remeasuring of the UT02 what is now R100 resistor modded. You can see stock numbers in line 62.

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Thanks v6.. damn u got more lights on the list..

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Thank you! I got a few but I sold a lot and half of them is not mine just got it for measuring.

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Some new lights arrived and I borrowed some old lights again to re-measure some numbers and measure lumens now with fully charged batteries.
The google tables is the same.

Here are the lights and the line numbers where to find them:
BLF Q8 Stock, just cleaned all contacts: line 5
Convoy S8 with SMO reflector, XP-L HI led and 9×7135 driver with biscotti: line 33
Haikelite SC01: line 36
Jetbeam DDR30: line 40
Nitecore NU10: line 45
Nitecore P25: line 48
Zanflare F3: line 70

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New added flashlight measurements:
Imalent HR20: line 38
Nitecore Tube: line 50
Zanflare F1: line 71

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New measurements added:
Emisar D1: line 35
Nitecore P12GT updated with current and lumens and remeasured intensity and throw: line 48
Nitecore TIP: line 50
Thorfire TG06S lumens and current: line 62

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A lot of new measurement added today. Missing current and lumens for a lot flashlight and some new flashlights with full measurements. And some update on old numbers what last time measured with not full batteries.

Line 3.: Acebeam H10
Line 4.: Acebeam K70
Line 31.: Convoy S2+ desert tan
Line 32.: Convoy S2+ black
Line 33.: Convoy S2+ red
Line 35.: Convoy S8
Line 37.: Convoy S8 XP-L HI with flat S2+ SMO reflector
Line 42, 43.: Imalent EU06
Line 44.: Imalent DM21T
Line 46.: Iprotec I 180
Line 50.: Lumintop Tool Nichia
Line 51.: Manker MK34
Line 53.: Nitecore HC90
Line 76.: Ultrafire UF-6835
Line 81, 82.: Xtar H1
Line 86.: Zanflare F6
Line 101.: Very common hunting flashlight at here in hungary sold here about 30$ in a kit and 50000W written on it Big Smile