XinTD L2 XML T6 - Anyone?

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XinTD L2 XML T6 - Anyone?

I saw this interesting looking light on Intl-outdoor: http://www.intl-outdoor.com/xintd-l2-12-x-18650-cree-xml-t6-flashlight-p-202.html

Searched for the light on this forum, but so far nobody pulled the trigger on this? Would love to hear some experiences since i'm going to buy either this one or the Shadow TC6.

Thanks in advance!

Ps. more pictures on Taobao: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=12319232960

Edited by: Aeonis on 11/17/2011 - 10:56
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We were talking about it here http://budgetlightforum.com/node/4755  and in another two or three threads, but only a few posts.

 

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Yeah I saw that you mentioned the light before, do you happen to have it? There were only a few replies and noone could really say something about it.

If i'm not mistaken you own the Shadow TC6? I'm trying to compare the XinTD with the Shadow, heard some really good things about the Shadow so I think i'm leaning towards that one.

However, this is a quote from Hank Wang (Intl-outdoor): to me the L2 is better with fine quality
(Asked him which light has better quality according to him)

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I do not own the L2 but I own the TC6. I will buy the L2 too. I need to have both.

Now the obvious difference is the aluminum construction and the fact that TC6 is a 2 cell flashlight and the L2 can be both single and double. Also the L2 has a bezel that can be changed with a stainless steel one.

Both flashlights have brass insertions where connections are made.

I have said it before, I really like my Shadow TC6.

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Thanks, I guess I'll end up with both lights aswell to be able to do a good comparison, but I think I'll go for the Shadow (1A) first Smile
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I ordered the Shadow TC-6 (1A, OP) from Intl-outdoor.com last friday, still says "processing" though, hopefully it'll arrive soon. I'll post some beamshots then.

About the XinTD L2, I guess noone owns it yet on BLF so perhaps i'll just have to take the plunge for that one later, judging by the pictures it's good quality.

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It looks like the fat bezel gives it that big head but it's reflector size doesn't seem to match other XML throwers.
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Kokopelli wrote:
It looks like the fat bezel gives it that big head but it's reflector size doesn't seem to match other XML throwers.

It doesn't say that it's a thrower.

Probably it's more like a good looking light than the best bang for the buck or any of the other "best" categories.

Waiting for my money to get it.

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I just received the neutral version of this light.  I haven't had a chance to play with it much but here are some early impressions. 

This light looks as nice as any light I own and seems well built. It has anodized threads that feel very smooth and the light will lock out with a 1/4 turn clockwise.

When I put one 18650 protected cell in it, it worked fine. But when I put two protected cells in it, the cells were too long and the light wouldn't tightened all the way. I tried several different protected cells and none of them worked. In fact  I ruined a Trusfire flame by crushing the PCB. I put some unprotected Panasonics in it and it worked fine. Hmm, I wonder if the driver has any type of low voltage protection.

I'll do some more testing in the next couple of days. 

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Thanks, fnsooner. I've got this and the ST60 on the short list. I'd be interested on how well it throws when you have a chance to test it out.

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I just received a response from Hank at intl-outdoors concerning the batteries.


Please be advised that XinTD L2 is designed to be appliable by unprotected batteries.
The protected ones are too long for it.
The XinTD L2 has a 2.8v(single cell) and 5.6v (double cell) low voltage warning system,
it will flash every 2 seconds to notice the user that it's time to change the batteries.