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My modest collection

For some year, I have been absorbed by a passion like most of you on this forum Smile
During that time, some different flashlights passed through my hands. There are those that I really like and use. Of course, a few of them had to be modified to be happy.
On the way to me is ThruNite TC20 and the next one will be TN42.

My collection:

From left:
- Utorch UT02, modified resistor R100 and paste MX-4 change
- BLF Q8, improved connections, you do not need more because it’s a refined flashlight
- Skilhunt H03, here I have nothing to improve Smile
- Utorch UT01, switch improvement, LED replacement for XP-L HI U6-3A, shortening of tail springs
- Lumintop SDMIni, replacing the cold diode on XP-L HI U6-3A
- Nitecore TIP CRI, a great addition to the keys, I did not change anything.

Photo showing beamschot:

For dessert, spectral measurements:
UT02:

Q8:

H03:

UT01:

SDMini:

TIP CRI:

Click on the name of the flashlight and you will see its spectrum of colors:        ANSI WHITE
BLF Q8 | Emisar D4 | Emisar D4S | Lumintop GTMini | Lumintop SDMini | Maglite Mini AAA | Nitecore TIP CRI | Noctigon Meteor M43 | Skilhunt H03Thrunite TC20 | Thrunite V6 | Utorch UT01 | Utorch UT02 |

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Excellent collection, no need to be modest at all. I like how you have carefully selected the lights for each purpose. The mods showcase your attention to detail and your knowledge!

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The quality of light is very important to me, probably because I am a photographer, computer scientist and electronics :). Every day I’m dealing with photo processing, correct white balance, etc. That’s why in my collection there are lights in the range of 5000K. I try to have well-thought-out shopping and as you have noticed, I have lights for various purposes. I take into account not only the quality of light, but also power, weight and size, and UI. I like everything very much and practically everybody uses it. Such a little whim will be the purchase of TN42 but I just like it.

Click on the name of the flashlight and you will see its spectrum of colors:        ANSI WHITE
BLF Q8 | Emisar D4 | Emisar D4S | Lumintop GTMini | Lumintop SDMini | Maglite Mini AAA | Nitecore TIP CRI | Noctigon Meteor M43 | Skilhunt H03Thrunite TC20 | Thrunite V6 | Utorch UT01 | Utorch UT02 |

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Nice eclectic collection. Thumbs Up

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Nice collection, Komeko.

If you want, you could also post your collection in the collection thread.

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Don't be confused, my Username has been changed from "Cone" to "T.H.Cone".  I'm still the same clown.

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Nice collection, can see some though went into picking them.

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Small upgrade. I made another UT02 modification, now it’s almost 6A on the tail. I got 1742 lumens thanks to it. I wonder if it looks like a comparison to Thrunite V6:


I could not resist and another lamp ordered. This time Noctigon Metero M43 in XP-G2 S4 3D version.
What will be next? Maybe TN42, V6, MF01, MF02, DQG Tiny 26650.

Click on the name of the flashlight and you will see its spectrum of colors:        ANSI WHITE
BLF Q8 | Emisar D4 | Emisar D4S | Lumintop GTMini | Lumintop SDMini | Maglite Mini AAA | Nitecore TIP CRI | Noctigon Meteor M43 | Skilhunt H03Thrunite TC20 | Thrunite V6 | Utorch UT01 | Utorch UT02 |

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Very nice, well-rounded collection! I have the Q8 & TC20, and like them both very much. Enjoy!

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Nice collection. I have the Q8,TC20, and H03 headlamp. They’re all great lights. You say you’re interested in the Astrolux MF02. I got one a couple of weeks ago in neutral white. I love it. It’s by far my best thrower. I also have a ThruNite V6 in cool white. It doesn’t throw as far as the MF02, but it’s much smaller, and not nearly as heavy.

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At the moment, my shopping list looks like this:
- On the way to me Noctigon Meteor M43
- In the future, Thrunite TN42 NW
- In the future, Thrunite V6 NW
and I do not know myself anymore Big Smile

Click on the name of the flashlight and you will see its spectrum of colors:        ANSI WHITE
BLF Q8 | Emisar D4 | Emisar D4S | Lumintop GTMini | Lumintop SDMini | Maglite Mini AAA | Nitecore TIP CRI | Noctigon Meteor M43 | Skilhunt H03Thrunite TC20 | Thrunite V6 | Utorch UT01 | Utorch UT02 |

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Small upgrade, Meteor M43 joined the family. Because of this, some new pics.

Honestly, I have a dilemma, I do not know what to do next. What do you suggest to an addict? Smile

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BLF Q8 | Emisar D4 | Emisar D4S | Lumintop GTMini | Lumintop SDMini | Maglite Mini AAA | Nitecore TIP CRI | Noctigon Meteor M43 | Skilhunt H03Thrunite TC20 | Thrunite V6 | Utorch UT01 | Utorch UT02 |

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Not sure what to suggest next but I have my eye on the TN42 as well.  I'm not sure how much better it will perform than my MF02, but the TN42 is a solid, high quality looking light.  

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TN42 I go to the head very much. But there is also a brother in the form of TN40s and this one tempts me too ….
TN42 is in NW so I like it and TN40s is currently not available in NW but again the price is much lower. Eh … what to do?

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BLF Q8 | Emisar D4 | Emisar D4S | Lumintop GTMini | Lumintop SDMini | Maglite Mini AAA | Nitecore TIP CRI | Noctigon Meteor M43 | Skilhunt H03Thrunite TC20 | Thrunite V6 | Utorch UT01 | Utorch UT02 |

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Same problem I was facing yesterday lol.  Was browsing  youtube videos comparing the TN42 with the TN40S and decided that I like both of them.

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And what solution did you find? Just do not say that you have to buy both Big Smile

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BLF Q8 | Emisar D4 | Emisar D4S | Lumintop GTMini | Lumintop SDMini | Maglite Mini AAA | Nitecore TIP CRI | Noctigon Meteor M43 | Skilhunt H03Thrunite TC20 | Thrunite V6 | Utorch UT01 | Utorch UT02 |

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komeko wrote:
And what solution did you find? Just do not say that you have to buy both :D

 

That's the thing, I'm tempted to buy both, but so far I am holding back until I can't anymore.  Big Smile

 

After giving it some more thought, I think I'd still go with the tn42.

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komeko wrote:
TN42 I go to the head very much. But there is also a brother in the form of TN40s and this one tempts me too …. TN42 is in NW so I like it and TN40s is currently not available in NW but again the price is much lower. Eh … what to do?

TN40S NW with the code the price is not so bad- http://www.hkequipment.net/product-p/tn40s.htm

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135$ versus 161$. I need to think Wink

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BLF Q8 | Emisar D4 | Emisar D4S | Lumintop GTMini | Lumintop SDMini | Maglite Mini AAA | Nitecore TIP CRI | Noctigon Meteor M43 | Skilhunt H03Thrunite TC20 | Thrunite V6 | Utorch UT01 | Utorch UT02 |

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Where did you find the tn42 for $161?

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klrman wrote:

Where did you find the tn42 for $161?

We are talking about the price of TN40s and not about TN42

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BLF Q8 | Emisar D4 | Emisar D4S | Lumintop GTMini | Lumintop SDMini | Maglite Mini AAA | Nitecore TIP CRI | Noctigon Meteor M43 | Skilhunt H03Thrunite TC20 | Thrunite V6 | Utorch UT01 | Utorch UT02 |

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Oh, thought that was a good deal!  I had a coupon once for $169 for the tn42 but that expired.

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komeko wrote:
135$ versus 161$. I need to think Wink

$136 versus $147

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A real BLF-er would buy the GT over the TN42.
Or possibly both Wink

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a regular symptom of flasholism Big Smile

“Flasholism is the most severe form of flashlight use and involves the inability to manage your flashlight use habits. It is also commonly referred to as flashlight use disorder. Flashlight use disorder is organized into three categories: mild, moderate and severe. Each category has various symptoms and can cause harmful side effects. If left untreated, any type of flashlight use can spiral out of control.”

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Yokiamy wrote:
A real BLF-er would buy the GT over the TN42. Or possibly both Wink

GT is too big. I approach flashlights not only from the collector’s side but also from the usable side. For GT, I do not see the use due to size and weight. That’s why I’m closer to TN42

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BLF Q8 | Emisar D4 | Emisar D4S | Lumintop GTMini | Lumintop SDMini | Maglite Mini AAA | Nitecore TIP CRI | Noctigon Meteor M43 | Skilhunt H03Thrunite TC20 | Thrunite V6 | Utorch UT01 | Utorch UT02 |

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In this review video in german of the tn42 and tn40, they liked the tn40 much more for it's more useful beam because it could still throw really good.  What they didn't like is the runtime on the tn40 which was half of what Thrunite claimed it to be.  Runtime on the tn42 was only off by 5 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9V9JOuLFKU

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komeko u need to buy it an l6.

...where Frugal meets with Flashlight!

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komeko u need to buy it an l6.

L6 – no. Too large in relation to the possibilities and has a rear switch and I do not like it. Now the closest I have to TN42. I think I want a mega searchlight. I’m still wondering about the D4 or DQG Tiny 26650. I do not want to copy the flashlights senselessly, that’s why I’ve crossed out the V6 because I have UT02 after modifications and in my opinion is better.

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BLF Q8 | Emisar D4 | Emisar D4S | Lumintop GTMini | Lumintop SDMini | Maglite Mini AAA | Nitecore TIP CRI | Noctigon Meteor M43 | Skilhunt H03Thrunite TC20 | Thrunite V6 | Utorch UT01 | Utorch UT02 |

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You ever consider the MF02? I have one and today ordered a second one but with NW this time.  After reading a review yesterday comparing beam shots of the MF02 and TN42, the MF02 looked more to my liking.

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MF02 was taken into account but compared to TN42:
1) It is heavier
2) Has a smaller range
3) Anodizing is more suited to me in TN42 and I like it more generally.

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BLF Q8 | Emisar D4 | Emisar D4S | Lumintop GTMini | Lumintop SDMini | Maglite Mini AAA | Nitecore TIP CRI | Noctigon Meteor M43 | Skilhunt H03Thrunite TC20 | Thrunite V6 | Utorch UT01 | Utorch UT02 |

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4) It's half the price of the TN42 

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Yes … the value for money MF02 is great, but this is not my priority Smile

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BLF Q8 | Emisar D4 | Emisar D4S | Lumintop GTMini | Lumintop SDMini | Maglite Mini AAA | Nitecore TIP CRI | Noctigon Meteor M43 | Skilhunt H03Thrunite TC20 | Thrunite V6 | Utorch UT01 | Utorch UT02 |

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