[Review] ROFIS MR70 (XHP70.2 & XP-G2, 26650) An amazing all arounder

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[Review] ROFIS MR70 (XHP70.2 & XP-G2, 26650) An amazing all arounder

The flashlight was sent to me by ROFIS for review.
Here's the product's link: ROFIS MR70


The MR70 arrived in a nicely designed cardboard box.


The back side of the box contains some useful information about runtimes, so it's worth a shot.


Thankfully ROFIS hasn't skimmed in the accessories list.
In total, you get an adjustable wrist strap, a braided micro-USB cable, two spare o-rings, a replacement rubber flap, an OTG adapter and a nylon carrying pouch.


The nylon sheath is well constructed and feels durable. Its side pieces are elastic to provide a more secure fit of the light.


The back side of the pouch integrates a fixed belt loop hole, a button secured loop as well as a metal ring.


Coming to the flashlight itself, you can notice that its design is aimed towards providing a clean, elegant look.
The satin black anodization is flawless while the cylindrical knurling increases the grip of the body.


Opposite to the e-switch there is the secondary emitter of the MR70.
Under the white plastic diffuser there is an XP-G2 NW emitter which provides a very wide, hotspot-less beam that's excellent for indoor lighting.


Here's the side emitter in action.


There is also a micro-USB interface integrated into the head that's protected by a rubber flap.
Thanks to it, the flashlight can be recharged as well as act as a powerbank.


Here's a closer look at the e-switch of the MR70.
Big thumbs up to ROFIS for going with a recessed, inner-curved switch.
Thanks to its great design, the switch is easy to locate and yet difficult to be accidentally activated while in pocket.


The e-switch has an integrated indicator LED which lights up once the battery is connect to notify the user about the charge level.
It also lights up once the MR70 enters 'Location Mode' which pulses the LED every few seconds in order to make the light easy to locate at night.


The head of the light houses a quite deep OP reflector and a CW XHP70.2 emitter.
Of course the front glass is AR coated and it's protected by the polished metal bezel.


The tailcap's threads are square cut and have anodization applied to them, so the flashlight supports mechanical lockout.
The BATT- contact utilizes a twin spring design which helps reducing the system's total resistance.


Thanks to the built-in charging interface, the flashlight's battery can be charged on the go.
While charging, the e-switche's emitter lights up to indicate the battery's charge level.


Additionally, the MR70 can also be used as a powerbank with the help of the included OTG adapter.
Again, the indicator LED provides information regarding the battery's left capacity.


The maximum amount of current that the charging IC allows to pass while in 'powerbank mode' is around 0.75A


As an added bonus, the MR70 is delivered together with a high drain 5500mAh 26650 cell.


A quick IR test returned 50mOhms of internal resistance, so that's indeed a high drain cell.


The battery weights around 96gr.


While the MR70 weights another 138gr.


From left to right: Klarus Mi7, Wuben TO46R, Imalent DN70, Roris MR70, Sofirn C8T



User Interface

I am glad to say that ROFIS has integrated one of the most useful user interfaces that I have ever come uppon in a e-switch light.
The UI contains lots of nice, easily accessible special modes / shortcuts and most importantly it has one click on/off.

Power on/off: Single press.
Mode switch: Long press while powered on. The flashlight will cycle though Low -> Mid -> High -> Low. The cycle occurs in ~0.75 second intervals.
Turbo: Double press from anywhere.
Secondary LED Power On: Long press while off.
Secondary LED Power Off: Single press.
Secondary LED mode switch: Long press while powered on. The flashlight will cycle though Low -> Mid -> High -> Low. The cycle occurs in ~0.75 second intervals.
Location Mode: Long press for 3 seconds while off. Once activated a red light will start pulsing.
Lock Engage: Long press for 4+ seconds while off. Once engaged the light will flash two times.
Lock Disengage: Long press for 3 seconds. Once disengaged the light will power on in Low mode.


Performance and Beamshots

In order to get my measurements, I used both a DMM, a clamp meter and the ROFIS branded 26650 cell that was included with the light.
Here's my ceiling bounce measurements along with the current draw for each power level.
Keep in mind that due to the lack of a reflector, and thus a hotspot, in the secondary emitter it's likely that my measurements are way off for the XP-G2.



Here's Turbo mode compared to my other lights.



I also went ahead and measured the standby current drain, which ended up being 158μA
The standby drain would empty the included 5.500mAh battery in 1450 days Smile

For the last part, here's a few wall beamshots.
XHP70.2 ( Low - Mid - High - Turbo)
   

XP-G2 (Low - Mid - High)
  

 

It's the first time that I get to handle a Rofis flashlight and I must admit that I am impressed by the company.
They have put a lot of thought into the design of the flashlight's body and UI.
The MR70 is definitely an excellent flashlight and it's definitely well worth its money.

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Well, I didn´t think I needed any more lights in my collection, but this one seems to be very practical!

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Nice light, but the $90 price is a bit steep.

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With the smooth shoulder, I wonder if there would be any issue with holding the light if your hands were a bit slick for some reason.

Also, why are Rofis, Acebeam, etc., so expensive? Sure, more than a Haikelite or Astrolux, but not double or more.

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Great review, I have one on the way to me..
I agree that the price of Rofis lights are a little bit higher than others, but I believe that there is a coupon that brings ti price of MR70 to 50$..
Can’t remember who have a coupon for it, maybe
M4DM4X??

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i would like to know about its mod ability, maybe changing the side led to nichia and pump more current to xhp70.2

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Siftah wrote:
Well, I didn´t think I needed any more lights in my collection, but this one seems to be very practical!

As long as you browse BLF, there will always be a new flashlight for your collection Smile

Pete7874 wrote:
Nice light, but the $90 price is a bit steep.

I believe that the price will eventually go down. I am sure big discounts will start popping in the close future.

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The maximum amount of current that the charging IC allows to pass while in ‘powerbank mode’ is around 0.75A

Is that a mistake? Could you please double check it because on their site it says that discharging current is 2.2A. If it is only 0,75A, it will be disappointingly slow!

BTW thanks for the review! Thumbs Up

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This light would already be in my hand if it had a NW emitter… Sad

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vagelis17 wrote:
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The maximum amount of current that the charging IC allows to pass while in ‘powerbank mode’ is around 0.75A

Is that a mistake? Could you please double check it because on their site it says that discharging current is 2.2A. If it is only 0,75A, it will be disappointingly slow!

BTW thanks for the review! Thumbs Up

I just checked once again with another mobile device.
I managed to get a maximum current of 1.6A which is way better that my previous measurement Smile

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Received my MR70, and I am so impressed with quality and simplicity of this multifunctional flashlight.

Also I can confirm that power bank function will deliver more power then stated in OP, but it will mainly depend on device you are charging,and how much power it need..

Just a quick pic with 1,2A reading at starting

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This one is definitely going on my wish list, looks really impressive. Pity it needs an OTG adaptor for the powerbank function.

Beam me up!

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Zulumoose wrote:
This one is definitely going on my wish list, looks really impressive. Pity it needs an OTG adaptor for the powerbank function.

At least it has charging capability, but if it didn’t use the OTG cable, you’d need a full-size USB A port on it. But yeah, one more thing to keep track of.

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I just finished testing of Rofis 26650 battery, and results are more then good !!

First of all, manufacturer of cell is definitely same as one of the best cells out there Littokala 5000mah and 5500mah. As you can see from the picture cells are identical, only wrapping is different.

And now the best part! After I completely discharged Rofis battery to 2.75V, I put it on a slow rate charge with 500mA on Zanflare charger, and got nearly 6000mAh !!!!

I don’t know about you guys but this is the highest capacity high drain battery I have ever seen!!

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bilakos10 wrote:
I just checked once again with another mobile device. I managed to get a maximum current of 1.6A which is way better that my previous measurement Smile

Thanks for checking, that’s good news, i hope it will be able to go even higher.

NikolaS wrote:
And now the best part! After I completely discharged Rofis battery to 2.75V, I put it on a slow rate charge with 500mA on Zanflare charger, and got nearly 6000mAh !!!!

I don’t know about you guys but this is the highest capacity high drain battery I have ever seen!!


Wow 5962mAh from battery rated 5500? Impressive! Was that a charge or discharge test?
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It was discharging to 2.75V and then charging with 500mA. Results are from charging to full

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NikolaS wrote:
Great review, I have one on the way to me.. I agree that the price of Rofis lights are a little bit higher than others, but I believe that there is a coupon that brings ti price of MR70 to 50$.. Can’t remember who have a coupon for it, maybe M4DM4X??

His coupon takes it to $61

I was going to buy one until I saw it was CW only.

Not sure why CW is so popular with Rofis and Olight. Id have a R50 in my hands too if it wasnt CW.

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Nice design. Wait for price to come down.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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CW gives brighter light, cooler temps and longer runtimes.

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nick779 wrote:
I was going to buy one until I saw it was CW only.

Not sure why CW is so popular with Rofis and Olight. Id have a R50 in my hands too if it wasnt CW.

A while back I communicated that sentiment to Rofis and they decided to offer NW versions in their new line of angle lights, so now their latest release, the R3 is available in either NW 5000K or CW6500K.

I also referenced the MR70 in my inquiry and it wasn’t excluded in their reply, so maybe they eventually will offer the a NW option for it too.

And now there’s yet another new light in the category of the MR70 that’s available in CW only: The Lumintop ODF30
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/59733#comment-1299020

So between the three, TC20, MR70 and ODF30, the TC20 is the only one currently available with a NW option.

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CW gives brighter light, cooler temps and longer runtimes.

Cooler temps and longer runtimes? Never heard that one before. Please explain.

NW gives much better color rendering at only minor lumen loss.

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CW gives brighter light, cooler temps and longer runtimes.

Cooler temps and longer runtimes? Never heard that one before. Please explain.

NW gives much better color rendering at only minor lumen loss.

You can have the same CRI at any temp, and CW LEDs are more efficient so you’ll get longer runtimes providing you cap the lumens at the same levels. I.e. an Emisar running at 1000 lumens in both CW and NW flavours will see the NW run out of juice first.

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KG_Tuning wrote:
CW gives brighter light, cooler temps and longer runtimes.
To advise better I think adding the word slightly would have helped.

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KG_Tuning wrote:
beam0 wrote:
KG_Tuning wrote:
CW gives brighter light, cooler temps and longer runtimes.

Cooler temps and longer runtimes? Never heard that one before. Please explain.

NW gives much better color rendering at only minor lumen loss.

You can have the same CRI at any temp, and CW LEDs are more efficient so you’ll get longer runtimes providing you cap the lumens at the same levels. I.e. an Emisar running at 1000 lumens in both CW and NW flavours will see the NW run out of juice first.

Thanks, I don’t recall ever reading any discussion of the heat or runtime thing of CW vs NW, just a lot about color rendering for NW.

Not saying it hasn’t been discussed, but I personally don’t recall anyone raving about a great High CRI cool white either. I do have a High CRI triple Nichia 219C R9050 in 5700K, and it’s a bit too cold for my liking, but it does have great color rendering.

I think deciding on a NW or CW is completely subjective to the users preference of light color, much more than a decision based on minor brightness, heat or runtime differences.

For example I’d gladly sacrifice a few lumens, a bit less runtime and a bit more heat to have NW. For someone who truly prefers a NW tint I doubt they would change to a CW because it “gives (edit:slightly) brighter light, cooler temps and longer runtimes”. JMTC

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beam0 wrote:
KG_Tuning wrote:
beam0 wrote:
KG_Tuning wrote:
CW gives brighter light, cooler temps and longer runtimes.

Cooler temps and longer runtimes? Never heard that one before. Please explain.

NW gives much better color rendering at only minor lumen loss.

You can have the same CRI at any temp, and CW LEDs are more efficient so you’ll get longer runtimes providing you cap the lumens at the same levels. I.e. an Emisar running at 1000 lumens in both CW and NW flavours will see the NW run out of juice first.

Thanks, I don’t recall ever reading any discussion of the heat or runtime thing of CW vs NW, just a lot about color rendering for NW.

Not saying it hasn’t been discussed, but I personally don’t recall anyone raving about a great High CRI cool white either. I do have a High CRI triple Nichia 219C R9050 in 5700K, and it’s a bit too cold for my liking, but it does have great color rendering.

I think deciding on a NW or CW is completely subjective to the users preference of light color, much more than a decision based on minor brightness, heat or runtime differences.

For example I’d gladly sacrifice a few lumens, a bit less runtime and a bit more heat to have NW. For someone who truly prefers a NW tint I doubt they would change to a CW because it “gives (edit:slightly) brighter light, cooler temps and longer runtimes”. JMTC

It’s why I prefer the 6500k Emisar D4 XP-L over the 5000k Emisar D4 XP-L in 18650 format. In 18350 use I prefer the 5000k as it doesn’t get red hot.
Tbh I don’t have many of the same lights in both NW/CW to compare heat handling but going by the Emisar it’ll be significant. I bet a 4000k Acebeam X80 would get pretty toasty compared to the 6000k stock light. With the warmer X80 being 2500 or more lumens less!

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Has anyone actually tested this (the difference in runtime & heat output between CW & NW LED versions?)

It would be interesting to confirm whether the difference in runtime & heat output is slight or by a considerable margin.

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Do you guys think it’s possible to swap out the emitter pcb and change the colour temperature that way??

None of the reviews I’ve seen showed the bezel and reflector removed from the head.

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KevinZA1988 wrote:
Do you guys think it’s possible to swap out the emitter pcb and change the colour temperature that way??

None of the reviews I’ve seen showed the bezel and reflector removed from the head.


Has anyone answered you yet?

I think the bezel is glued. You’d probably need to heat it up and then push and turn on a rubber pad to get it loose.

Does anyone know if the battery is protected or unprotected?

It looks like it might be the Shockli 5500mah which tends to measure closer to 5750mah.

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“Integrated battery overcharge/discharge protection circuits”

is printed on the battery

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“Integrated battery overcharge/discharge protection circuits”

is printed on the battery


Thanks, that might explain all the crazy turbo amp draws I’ve been seeing. Anywhere from 4.16A, 6A and 8.1A. I wonder what it would draw with an unprotected 26650?

No one has really measured the lumens, so all I have to go on are the amp draws, and those need to be with a good unprotected high drain battery.

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KG_Tuning, I saw your video review. You say you measured about 3150 lumen at turn on. Can you describe your lumen measuring setup?

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