The new Jaxman E3 flashlight comes in the new year

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Carpe Cuprum wrote:
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I just picked one of these up on Aliexpress, and I am really impressed by the quality. I didn’t use it much in stock form (not the flashlight’s fault…I never intended to), but I can tell you that it is an excellent AA host. It is MUCH smaller and thinner than I anticipated. With some filing, I squeezed a triple XPL HI V2 5D Noctigon soldered to an MTN electronics copper S2+ spacer under a Carclo 10507, and dropped in one of MTN’s 17mm FET/DD drivers. It’s a tight fit, but it is INSANELY bright for a AA and handles heat very well. I can also confirm that the deep carry clips from both the Astrolux S3/SC and the Olight S1a fit it perfectly. Fantastic little EDC torch!

Wow thats a really cool mod. High output and beautiful 5D tint. Do you have any lumen estimates or comparisons with stock emitter?

I’m not great at estimating, but it was considerably brighter and more “floody” than my BLF X5. I would SWAG it around 2-2.5k. It’s WAY brighter than the stock emitter, and the tint is comparable to my eyes. I know color rendition is supposedly worse, but I’m not sure I’m learned enough to really tell a difference….

Holdon a minute. I’m confused. You’re saying it’s brighter than BLF X5 and you estimate 2-2.5k? Is this really running on a AA battery? That seems unlikely even for 14500.

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What battery do you use? 2000lm means ~5A.

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My apologies—it’s running a 14500, not a AA. 2,000 lumens may even be a bad guess for a 14500, but I don’t have a great frame of reference. My brightest flashlight is the X5, and it’s brighter than that.

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Unfortunately you do have to shave the optic, but it still had quite a bit of real estate to spare. The inside diameter of the steel bezel is about 18mm, and you lose another 1-1.5mm to the lip. It still had quite a nice beam profile imo, though, for what it’s worth. I managed to hose up the driver trying to install a bleeder resistor for a lighted tailcap because, you know, I never learned to leave “well enough” alone, but I will post pictures as soon as I have it replaced!

Thanks for taking the time to answer! Hum, so the optics must be modded to fit properly…Well, that will worth it Wink
The MCPCB also needed to be “shaved” right? If I recall, the triples are 20mm diameter, so it may need a little filing!
Despite the lighted tailcaps ate nice, I don’t use them much, but on this light it deserves one Wink Let us see it when you’re done !!!

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14500 is only a urgent selection for strong power need….

It will be some hot and pls attention the overdischarge of the battery.

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Can anyone please take amd post a picture side-by-side with the Jaxman E3 and a Convoy S2+? Thanks in advance Thumbs Up

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why to to make this contrast……….

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jaxman wrote:
why to to make this contrast……….

Hi Jaxman! Please don’t get me wrong! The only reason I asked to see that comparison between the E3 and the S2+ is because I carry a S2+ everyday and I wanted to compare both to check how much longer is the Jaxman E3 and how much larger is the S2+, in comparison. Thumbs Up

There is no other reason. I am still thinking about getting an E3, but I want some more information to decide!
Thanks in advance if anyone can post that or sent it by PM!!

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MascaratumB wrote:
Can anyone please take amd post a picture side-by-side with the Jaxman E3 and a Convoy S2+? Thanks in advance Thumbs Up

s2+, e3:

s2+, e3:

s2+, sf14, e3, s1:

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g_damian wrote:
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Can anyone please take amd post a picture side-by-side with the Jaxman E3 and a Convoy S2+? Thanks in advance Thumbs Up

s2+, e3:

s2+, e3:

s2+, sf14, e3, s1:

g_damian, thank you very very much!! That went further of what I asked Wink
Well, actually, I made a mistake when I asked because I wanted to say S2+ in 18350 version, but that photo with the blue Astrolux let me compare the sizes between both!
It is even shorther than the Sofirn SF14 Love

Thank you very much mate!!

See jaxman, that was the reason why I wanted to know this comparison!! You will receive an order in the next minutes Wink

EDIT: order placed Glasses

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DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

 

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oh, you are talking size.I thought you are talking the flux lumens.

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jaxman wrote:
oh, you are talking size.I thought you are talking the flux lumens.

Yup jaxman, it would be in terms of size Wink It would not make sense for me to ask output comparisons Wink
BTW, thank you for shipping the flashlight so fast Wink I will be waiting for it to arrive!! Thumbs Up

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aha, thank you.
Now my city have open the international mail service just now, so now I can arrange shipping as soon as the order is placed.
I would not like to wast others time.

Good morning, if you are in east Asia now.

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jaxman wrote:
aha, thank you.
Now my city have open the international mail service just now, so now I can arrange shipping as soon as the order is placed.
I would not like to wast others time.

Good morning, if you are in east Asia now.

Those are awesome news, shipping will be even faster Wink
Thanks for your consideration and for your great work Jaxman!
I am not in East Asia, but a good day/night for you Cool

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DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

 

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I’ve ordered four E3s and they arrive in CONUS in about two weeks.

Highly recommended!

I use NiMHs but I do wish Jaxman would clear up the question of whether or not to use 14500s.

On his site he seems to be saying “yes”; on this forum, he seems to be saying “no.”

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hatman wrote:
I’ve ordered four E3s and they arrive in CONUS in about two weeks.

Highly recommended!

I use NiMHs but I do wish Jaxman would clear up the question of whether or not to use 14500s.

On his site he seems to be saying “yes”; on this forum, he seems to be saying “no.”

I think what is implied is the E3 is more optimized for NiMh usage (it has well-spaced brightness modes). If using 14500 on the E3, the brightness is not well-spaced (low and medium look almost the same brightness. And High is not ‘significantly’ different from Medium when using 14500)

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hatman wrote:
I’ve ordered four E3s and they arrive in CONUS in about two weeks.

Highly recommended!

I use NiMHs but I do wish Jaxman would clear up the question of whether or not to use 14500s.

On his site he seems to be saying “yes”; on this forum, he seems to be saying “no.”

There are old E3 what can use only NiMHs and newer E3 what can use both

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The mode spacing with the 14500 is not really working correctly. It was designed with AA in mind. But it is one of the best AA lights out there at the price.

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Just arrived Love
Later I will try to take some photos and make some comparisons for those (like me) that need/want some information about measurements, and…stuff!

But right now, I am happy with my first Jaxman flashlight Party

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thanks for your surports. If there is any feeling about it pls kindly tell me.

Wish a good day!

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Yesterday I received this flashlight and my first impressions are VERY VERY GOOD! As mentioned previously, this is a flashlight that will act a lot better on Ni-MH than 14500 Li-Ion batteries.

The output levels on Ni-MH are very well spaced (perhaps my most well balanced AA flashlight till this day!)

I opted for the Nichia 5700K version that produces a quite nice (Neutral) White beam. There are no artifacts or tint shifts on the beam.

As for the light and its construction…damn, it’s pretty soft on touch, and breathes quality! At least, this is my impression. Machining is well done, the tube/parts threads are very smooth, as is the knurling.

The tail switch is as normal as other flashlights, but look to the detail that the tailcap has “JAXMAN” written on it Wink Like!!!

Please note that the “anti-roll” shape on the head will not prevent it from rolling, it will just “delay” the roll. Of course, with a pocket clip installed the light will not roll… LOL About tailstanding, well, it is not completely balanced, but it will tailstand too Wink

The flashlight arrived with the pocket clip installed, but I opted to take it out and to use a “screwed” in (deep carry) clip. O-rings (stock and spare) are thick.

I didn’t gave up of turning this flashlight into a triple, but…I guess I will buy another one to do that as I want to preserve this as it is!! I honestly like it and being my first Jaxman flashlight, I actually became a fan Cool

Thanks for this great work Thumbs Up

Package & Acessories

The flashlight

Some measurements

Size comparison (Jaxman E3 is the 3rd from the left to right)

Despite the Efest 14500 flat top is on the photo, please note that this flashlight only takes button top cells.

Beamshots
On Ni-MH >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On 14500 Li-Ion battery

Jaxman E3 (Nichia 5700K 90CRI) vs Wuben TO46R (5000K 90 CRI)

Jaxman E3 (Nichia 5700K 90CRI) vs Stainless Steel AAA (hc-lights.fi) (Nichia NVSW219BT) vs Amutorch S3 (Nichia 219C 400K)

Jaxman E3 is the 3rd from left to right , against other AA and non AA flashlights, in with different LEDs and tints

And that’s all… Wink

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thanks for your time.
the E3’s middle mode is realized by PWM, so you can find the strobe.

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jaxman wrote:
thanks for your time.
the E3’s middle mode is realized by PWM, so you can find the strobe.

Rgs

Yup, I noticed that! But it can only be seen under a camera, naked eye doesn’t see it (well, at least my eyes don’t see it)!!
Again, great work, I love this flashlight Thumbs Up

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Mods and tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7     Convoy S2+ TIR Lenses: XML2 / XPL-HI     Others: Convoy S2+ Mini (Biscotti 3 & 1*7135)     Sofirn K6 Discussion: 1 / 2 / 3    Triple TIR & XP-G2                   MY GIVEAWAY (FW3A) = ACTIVE

DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

 

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