Any flashlight that has Led lenser zoom system

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Enderman wrote:
Led Lenser has started making 18650 and other standard li-ion flashlights, however I don’t really like their new style.

Yep. I really love their original style of the all black P7, P5, and P14 styled lights. The design is so iconic… I decided to collect them, and my favourites are the M14, M8 and M7. The M8 was designed for 2xCR123, but it also accepts 18650. Cool

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Jerommel wrote:
What’s Renix’s zoom system?

Fenix. Just a typo.
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Completely disagree with you.
The beam from a regular reflector has both spill and spot, so you either have an annoyingly bright spot in the middle when you’re working close up,

That’s what modes are for. You get less blinding light and more runtime.
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The spot is only very marginally brighter at the edges of the circle when zoomed out, this doesn’t “mess with your eyes” at all, idk what that even means.
The flood is extremely uniform, way better than any reflector flashlight, and is cool white, not blue. Maybe you had an older model or defective version or something.

LedLenser P7:

source: stephenk’s review

And compared to cheap chinese aspheric:

source: M4D M4X’s review

Dim and blue in the middle, bright and yellow on the edges. Light on the edges illuminated further than in the middle and that’s the exact opposite to our eyesight.

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That’s what modes are for. You get less blinding light and more runtime.

You know what lower modes do?
They reduce the throw, and they also reduce the brightness of the spill.

They don’t let you get only throw, or only spill.

With a Led Lenser you can run on max for hours with max throw or max brightness spill, without having half of your light being wasted for something you don’t need (like spill, when youre using it for throw, or a bright spot, when youre using it for close up work).

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Hey guys, i received the ‘Severe Cold’ about a week or two ago.
It’s quite nice for the $11 it costs.They claim it has a XM-L2, but it’s an XP-G2.
The driver is 20mm diameter and has next mode memory.
For the rest, it zooms well from a wide flood to a reasonably tight spot (unlike my $25 Pop Lite Angry ).
The light is not glued (like my $25 Pop Lite Angry ).
The pilar on the pill is a little thin, so i’m replacing it with a wider copper pilar, which is a bit of work…
Not yet sure what LED to put in, not yet sure about the choice of driver either.
Probably a 219C 4000K or 5000K on a good ol’ Nanjg 105 with 6× 7135.

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Thanks for testing Jerommel.
Earlier today the light was shown as discontinued, but apparently it’s back in stock.
I suggest not to hesitate. Myself I snapped one.

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Yeah, and the fit and finish is nice too.
It’s just the driver that makes the stock light a little so so…
Fort the rest, the XP-G2 works quite well with this light.

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hIKARInoob wrote:
Enderman wrote:
Led Lenser has started making 18650 and other standard li-ion flashlights, however I don’t really like their new style.

Yep. I really love their original style of the all black P7, P5, and P14 styled lights. The design is so iconic… I decided to collect them, and my favourites are the M14, M8 and M7. The M8 was designed for 2xCR123, but it also accepts 18650. Cool


The P series has been updated with 2017 models in the last few months with improved max lumens.
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stephenk wrote:
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Enderman wrote:
Led Lenser has started making 18650 and other standard li-ion flashlights, however I don’t really like their new style.

Yep. I really love their original style of the all black P7, P5, and P14 styled lights. The design is so iconic… I decided to collect them, and my favourites are the M14, M8 and M7. The M8 was designed for 2xCR123, but it also accepts 18650. Cool


The P series has been updated with 2017 models in the last few months with improved max lumens.

Yeah, coincidentally I was browsing their site (horrible navigation), and they went back to calling for example the P7.2 just P7 again. Lux value is probably about the same, or even less perhaps compared to the original P7 with tighter hot spot.

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hIKARInoob wrote:

Yeah, coincidentally I was browsing their site (horrible navigation), and they went back to calling for example the P7.2 just P7 again. Lux value is probably about the same, or even less perhaps compared to the original P7 with tighter hot spot.

No they haven’t.
Maybe you’re just confused because they have two websites and some products are on one but not the other.
https://www.ledlenserusa.com/
https://www.ledlenser.com/en/
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Enderman wrote:
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Yeah, coincidentally I was browsing their site (horrible navigation), and they went back to calling for example the P7.2 just P7 again. Lux value is probably about the same, or even less perhaps compared to the original P7 with tighter hot spot.
No they haven’t. Maybe you’re just confused because they have two websites and some products are on one but not the other. https://www.ledlenserusa.com/ https://www.ledlenser.com/en/

The sites are a bit messed up. I was using the “/de” version. Here’s the P7: https://www.ledlenser.com/de/produkte/taschenlampen/p-serie/p7/

Edit: this light is not available, seemingly, on the English version of the site.

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hIKARInoob wrote:

The sites are a bit messed up. I was using the “/de” version. Here’s the P7: https://www.ledlenser.com/de/produkte/taschenlampen/p-serie/p7/

Edit: this light is not available, seemingly, on the English version of the site.


Yeah it’s confusing.
The 7.2 is still on the US site: https://www.ledlenserusa.com/p7-2-348.html
Less lumens though.
The original P7 didn’t have the red in the head though, so that one you linked must be an updated one or something.
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Enderman wrote:
Yeah it’s confusing. The 7.2 is still on the US site: https://www.ledlenserusa.com/p7-2-348.html Less lumens though. The original P7 didn’t have the red in the head though, so that one you linked must be an updated one or something.

Right. The one on my link should be the latest version, as mentioned by stephenk. This one evolved from the P7.2, which also has/had red accents. And the P7.2 evolved from the original all black P7, which was from the pre Leatherman era.

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Another couple of TIR zoomies:
Heider CFX Super Power:

Bushnell T500R (seems discontinued already):

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Another 2:
http://ylplight.com/en/katalog/1/falcon-f15/
http://ylplight.com/en/katalog/seriya-professional/ruchnye-fonari/f20-fa...
Seem to have an e-switch. The latter has USB charging. Both are push-pull. As long as the lens is good these seem to be nice lights!

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I see that Dorcy has some TIR zoomies as well….though I find a few in their Amazon shop I don’t see them on their website.

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This (likely counterfeit) Ultrafire is interesting because it comes with a powerbank as well:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MYF4F6O

And as it accepts 3xAAA it may accept 21700 as well.

It’s “currently unavailable” though. I tried to find some current (and international) source but so far I fail…

(I mirrored pics on imgur in case it disappers from Amazon: https://imgur.com/a/xmRX8pZ)

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Stumbled upon this:

This time I can’t find anything except for the picture, it’s clerly from some sale listing but I fail to find a sale page.
I found some other Bailong lights here:
https://verk.sklep.pl/firm-pol-1537531074-Bailong.html

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Is there a way to contact a seller on Amazon? I would really like to know more about the “Ultrafire” zoomie…

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I found another incarnation of that big TIR zoomie:

62 mm head, 2*18650 with side COB: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32651881198.html
67 mm head, 3*18650 without side COB: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33026048839.html
62 mm head, 2*18650 with aspheric lens: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33025536854.html

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And here’s a seriously interesting Type C rechargable Boruit YC25:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000029117530.html

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This one looks like it has a TIR as well:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000262858340.html

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I looked at many zoomies, but none were over 1000lm for under $100. So I built a 2300-ish lumen zoomie last month from a host Mtn. sells like an Ultrafire I think. Very high quality. I did a xhp50.2 behind a fet driver. Now it makes so much light I forget it’s a zoomie. Cost me $45 USD total for host+parts.

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How is the beam? Does it have the tint rainbow that XHP50.2 is famous for?

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Agro wrote:
How is the beam? Does it have the tint rainbow that XHP50.2 is famous for?

Yes, it does have the corona, but I expected that. It's not terrible though and I like how the sport looks better than the sst40 I originally had in it.

Zoomed out

Zoomed in

Half zoomed in

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I see. Not great but better than the few reflector beams that I’ve seen. Thank you. Smile

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You’re welcome. I’ll get a better driver soon so i can run that xhp50.2 3v harder. It’s barely breaking a sweat at 7A!

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