Maeerxu M8 26650 Flashlight Discussion Thread /// Green is Instock Now

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BG - ordered Nov 11th, shipped Nov 24th. Dunno - maybe they shipped a couple of them before stopping. I had a knee arthroscopic surgery done Monday so haven't been downstairs yet where my stuff is - I'm still using crutches, so can't do much in testing/inspection yet.

The battery tube seems like the biggest issue - upsetting to not be able to use LK 5000's because I got a ton of them and still think they are the best. Lack of a manual is weird too. Just noticed the driver has a retaining ring - dunno what to call it, but has the 2 holes for a tool and it's not threaded, just clips in there - seems quite unusual in a flashlight.

Dunno if this is Hank's or not - need to see the driver - might help. The spring on the driver looks like what Hank uses in the Emisar lights.

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It’s in stock now at BG and code works. (black color only) Flat Stare

Anyone know what size is the driver?

Also does anyone know where to buy the green color one or how to purchase it from here:
http://item.jd.com/17174708135.html

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EDIT: is that site showing price in Yuan? 780y = $124 USD ??

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How many are interested in green model?

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Thanks freeme for considering the green model. Hopefully others besides myself will have interest enough to get some of them in stock for this deal.

This Maeerxu M8 has become my leading choice between it, the UT02 and D1S. No green color for the D1S like D1/D4, not sure I’d like the sandy texture anyway. I’m getting bored with all all the black or grey flashlights, would like something different, this green looks real nice.

The green color may not as bright as it looks in the stock photo I posted above, here’s some from the Chinese site that were posted in reviews, but camera’s, settings and monitors could show things differently.

Photos are extremely small as I couldn’t figure out how to view them full size on that site.

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Green color show:




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Interested in green

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Interested in Green as well

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I could be interested in the green, looks nice.

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What emitter actually XPL or XPL HI ? Tom E got the XPL HI but at BG spec It’s XPL.

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From the picture it looks like XPL HI.

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Satan@103TFS wrote:
What emitter actually XPL or XPL HI ? Tom E got the XPL HI but at BG spec It’s XPL.

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From the picture it looks like XPL HI.

Because of Tom, the photo and the distance spec (800m) I’m counting on HI, but Banggood really should fix that in their description.

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Soylent Green is people ..

just sayin

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Boaz wrote:
Soylent Green is people .. just sayin

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Green is the New Black Smile

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Tom E wrote:

Received mine today – came on one of those green plastic padded cases, cheap but ok. Spare lens, USB cable, lanyard., o-rings.


it’s a 4000K XPL HI LED – did not expect that…


I know it’s a 4000K because today I also received a D1S from Neal with a XPL HI V2 5D 4000K and they match tint pretty much exactly.


The UI may be a V1 Emisar – last used level is not remembered, so from OFF, a single click always starts at lowest. The 3X click is battery voltage, not SOS as noted earlier.


The ramping is klunky – not consistent, and intensity of the hot spot is not as bright as the D1S, but it could be the battery I used.


The 26650 battery tube is too narrow – one LK 5000 cell I tried will not fit, but fits a Manker U21 perfectly. I popped in a EVVA protected I had laying around, fits but it’s tight, but the length is another problem – partially crushed the + cap on the EVVA.


On the M8 there is a switch LED, blue, but it goes on when the light is ON, OFF when the light is OFF.


The M8 is a slightly smaller carry light than a U21, but quite a bit bigger than a D1S. Reflector ID appears to be bout the same as the D1S because the M8 has a wastefully wide bezel, though it’s a nice chunk of SS.


Thanks a lot for disappointing me – and preventing from wasting money.
Both battery fitment and thick bezel matter to me – I wanted a superb host and this doesn’t seem to be as good.
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Agro wrote:
Tom E wrote:

Received mine today – came on one of those green plastic padded cases, cheap but ok. Spare lens, USB cable, lanyard., o-rings.


it’s a 4000K XPL HI LED – did not expect that…


I know it’s a 4000K because today I also received a D1S from Neal with a XPL HI V2 5D 4000K and they match tint pretty much exactly.


The UI may be a V1 Emisar – last used level is not remembered, so from OFF, a single click always starts at lowest. The 3X click is battery voltage, not SOS as noted earlier.


The ramping is klunky – not consistent, and intensity of the hot spot is not as bright as the D1S, but it could be the battery I used.


The 26650 battery tube is too narrow – one LK 5000 cell I tried will not fit, but fits a Manker U21 perfectly. I popped in a EVVA protected I had laying around, fits but it’s tight, but the length is another problem – partially crushed the + cap on the EVVA.


On the M8 there is a switch LED, blue, but it goes on when the light is ON, OFF when the light is OFF.


The M8 is a slightly smaller carry light than a U21, but quite a bit bigger than a D1S. Reflector ID appears to be bout the same as the D1S because the M8 has a wastefully wide bezel, though it’s a nice chunk of SS.


Thanks a lot for disappointing me – and preventing from wasting money.
Both battery fitment and thick bezel matter to me – I wanted a superb host and this doesn’t seem to be as good.
I also read this before, but personally it didn’t discourage me, I really want a SS bezel so it was actually good to read: “it’s a nice chunk of SS”, and the head is only 4mm larger than the DS1.

And the battery issue should be easy fix, shorten a spring or add a ring of copper wire for length, and some sanding in the tube if it won’t fit a LittoKala IMR Lii-50A

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I should have noted that I expected a lot. I expected Shockli 26550 fitment. I expected reflector diameter about half way between ut02 and d1s. I hoped for enough space for inductor. I hoped for overall quality better than ut02’s. I already have ut02. If I didn’t…I would still prefer UTorch, but not without giving Maeerxu a couple of thoughts.

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Had to go ahead and order one. Got black but green would be pretty nice for a change. If one is offered I would probably get another in green. It really looks nice in the photos.
Posted code worked.
And now the long wait begins.. Smile

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Thanks freeme.
I ordered from your link here: Freeme’s Link

I like it so far but the UI is a bit different and will take a little getting used to.

Here’ a couple quick pictures until I can spend a litle more time on it.


M8 arrived in this little protective case. Took 10 days total time from ordering from Bangood to USA


Maeerxu M8 included a spare lens, O-rings, lanyard, and micro USB charging cable.


It’s got a nice deep smooth reflector, and a stainless bezel.


The illuminated side switch comes on while the light is in operation and while charging. I placed a 26650 cell next to it for size comparison.


The Maeerxu M8 looks like it will be a good thrower, and it reminds me of the D1S by Emmisar. It’s got a really nice hot spot. I’m excited to wait for nightfall.

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Dirty_Pierre wrote:
Thanks freeme.
I ordered from your link here: Freeme’s Link

I like it so far but the UI is a bit different and will take a little getting used to.

Here’ a couple quick pictures until I can spend a litle more time on it.


M8 arrived in this little protective case. Took 10 days total time from ordering from Bangood to USA


Maeerxu M8 included a spare lens, O-rings, lanyard, and micro USB charging cable.


It’s got a nice deep smooth reflector, and a stainless bezel.


The illuminated side switch comes on while the light is in operation and while charging. I placed a 26650 cell next to it for size comparison.


The Maeerxu M8 looks like it will be a good thrower, and it reminds me of the D1S by Emmisar. It’s got a really nice hot spot. I’m excited to wait for nightfall.

Thumbs Up Looks good, thanks for posting. I’m still holding out / hoping for green to appear.

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Does anybody know the tint? Cool tint available? Green color available? I see no options to select…

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Does anybody know the tint? Cool tint available? Green color available? I see no options to select…

Only one version on Banggood, it’s NW 4000K (see post #30)

Green not available on Banggood yet either, I’m still hoping/waiting for that to happen.

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Just ordered a M8 through Freeme’s link. Funny, I just received an order from Hank with spare parts, and it came in one of those plastic boxes

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Dirty_Pierre ,What emitter inside ?

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What is the diameter and depth of reflector? Looks like a nice host for mods and the price is reasonable.

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Satan@103TFS wrote:
Dirty_Pierre ,What emitter inside ?
It’s suppose to be an XPL-HI, but I’m also curious what Pierre has identified in his sample.

Banggood lists it as “XPL” but according to TomE (Post #30) “it’s a 4000K XPL HI LED “

Also Freeme’s photos (Post #8) show an XPL-HI

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beam0 wrote:
Satan@103TFS wrote:
Dirty_Pierre ,What emitter inside ?
It’s suppose to be an XPL-HI, but I’m also curious what Pierre has identified in his sample.

Banggood lists it as “XPL” but according to TomE (Post #30) “it’s a 4000K XPL HI LED “

Also Freeme’s photos (Post #8) show an XPL-HI

XPL has dome but XPL-HI does not correct?
I haven’t torn it apart yet but looking closely thru lens I believe the emitter in the M8 I received to be XPL HI LED like TomE posted. It’s seems identical to my D1S ( XPLHI V2 5D 4000-4125KTint NW) in appearance, tint, and intensity.
I haven’t gotten to play with it much yet, but it seems to not get as hot as quickly as my D1S. It’s nice compact thrower. Looking forward to examine it more.

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how is the ramp function?

slow from low to high?

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Dirty_Pierre wrote:
beam0 wrote:
Satan@103TFS wrote:
Dirty_Pierre ,What emitter inside ?
It’s suppose to be an XPL-HI, but I’m also curious what Pierre has identified in his sample.

Banggood lists it as “XPL” but according to TomE (Post #30) “it’s a 4000K XPL HI LED “

Also Freeme’s photos (Post #8) show an XPL-HI

XPL has dome but XPL-HI does not correct? ……………..

Yes that’s correct. XPL-HI is domeless.

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Nicolicous wrote:
how is the ramp function?

slow from low to high?

In the OP it shows 6 seconds:

Stepless Dimming
● In on status,Press 1 second to activate Stepless Dimming Mode
-From moon to turbo need 6 seconds,release the switch can memorize the brightness

But I would also like someone to confirm this, how many seconds from lowest to highest, and visa-versa.
And also does it blink/flash when it reaches the lowest and/or highest brightness?

In post #30 Tom stated: “The ramping is klunky – not consistent”
But I’m not clear on what he means exactly by that.

Also if possible, please report if the MCPCB is Noctigon, as seen in the photo in post #8.

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Yeah I saw Tom review about the ramp too and I’m still holding back buying this light Sad

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What I can tell so far this is the closest thing to a D1S with 26650, knurling and Stainless bezel, (everything I wish for on the D1S) so I’m totally down with it. I probably won’t use the ramping that much anyway, but at least it has it.

Only thing holding me back now is waiting for the Green color version to surface.

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