Looking for high power thrower

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Looking for high power thrower

Hi guys

 

I'm looking for new addition to my collection. I'm interested to have a good thrower this time. Since i already have P7 and multi-cree lights i could try an MC-E led this time. What would be good high power MC-E thrower?

 

This looks nice:

http://www.lightake.com/detail.do/sku.Uniquefire_UF_1200_Cree_MC_E_2_Mode_900_Lumen_LED_Flashlight_(2x18650)__-32377

 

I read this review but don't like the looks of the flashlight

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/149

It looks like too much of a diving light to my taste Smile

 

This also caught my attention, although i'm not familiar with the brand:

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=10281

 

Not a budget light but interesting aswell:

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=9972

Why use 6x18650 ... runtime ?

 

Is there another benefit than runtime if it uses 2x18650 or 1x18650 configuration ? 

 

 

 

Current flashlights: Mrlite KC-05  -  Ultrafire C3  -  Ultrafire C3 Stainless Steel  -  Romisen MXDL RC-G2  -  AKOray K-106  -  Fenix LD10 R4  -  X2000  -  Trustfire WF-502B MC-E&nbs

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According to reviews this is good, and cheap http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.39359

Also a one mode version. 

 

Don has a review here: http://budgetlightforum.cz.cc/node/365

Brted has a review here: http://budgetlightforum.cz.cc/node/417

 

But may not be a power thrower though, but lots of light.

 

Cheap quality is good - Expensive crap isn´t

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I would say a P7 would throw better..

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Your best bet would be a multi-cree emitter light, that doesn't happen to be the TR-1200. The 501 MCE makes so much light that it throws decently, but it really is a flood light. SST 50/90 lights also an option, given they come with a SMO reflector. Some claim the Aurora SH-40 draws 5A, but not sure if I'd reccomend it.

Lights I own/have bought for others: Aurora AK-P7-3 (2x18650), Trustfire TR-1200, Solarforce Skyline 1, Uniquefire HS-802, Ultrafire 501b MC-E, Ultrafire 501b P7, Kai-Domain NF-500 Flood-to-throw, Generic Ebay 1AA Zooming light, Auror

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Even at 1A, the TR-1200 throws qutie well. If you can find something that has better build quality, that might be the one for you. Most people will reccomend you single emitter lights for throw, but if you want the best of both, that's the way to go.

Lights I own/have bought for others: Aurora AK-P7-3 (2x18650), Trustfire TR-1200, Solarforce Skyline 1, Uniquefire HS-802, Ultrafire 501b MC-E, Ultrafire 501b P7, Kai-Domain NF-500 Flood-to-throw, Generic Ebay 1AA Zooming light, Auror

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Yes, put out enough light and it'll throw far enough.

 

Anything capable of 2000+ lumens will throw farther than my eyes are likely to find useful. The true pencil beam throwers can be awkward though fun.

 

This thread on CPF is going into that just now. Since it is in Budget lights you have to be logged in to see it.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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If you want max throw for least price, buy this:

 

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.19186

 

unscrew the bezel and put this in front of it:

 

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12834

 

Nothing close to $20 will throw better.

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The two may not necessarily go hand in hand ... Many low powered lights throw well , simply because the way the light is focused ...

Piritlight , RQ , HS-802 , and many others WF-400 / 500 / 600 etc are good throwers .

But is throw all you want ?  What about beam profile ?  A pencil tight beam [ HS-802 ]  , a slightly wider beam [ RQ ] , or wider again but still throws ?  

Almost all of the larger head single die [ XR-E ] lights will throw .  

 

If you have a P60 host , how about  28mm Lens ... Turn it into a thrower 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Thanks guys for all the information.

 

I'll have to rethink this. Maybe i'll have a P60 light because i' don't have one and it would be nice

to mod in future?

 

Any recommendations for thrower P60 ?

Current flashlights: Mrlite KC-05  -  Ultrafire C3  -  Ultrafire C3 Stainless Steel  -  Romisen MXDL RC-G2  -  AKOray K-106  -  Fenix LD10 R4  -  X2000  -  Trustfire WF-502B MC-E&nbs

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A R2 has better throw than a R5 though this have more light

and a smooth reflector throws better than an orange peal reflector.

 

I bought this: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5937

and put in a suiteable driver (no modes) and a 16 mm

Cree R2 and I got a real thrower in a P60.

 

You could also try a flood to throw light as the MXDL SA-28.

Its a very good thrower .

Cheap quality is good - Expensive crap isn´t

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Any P60 host with a lens retaining ring ... Solarforce L2 for example ...   http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5297  Optic .... 

Make sure you go XR-E R2 ...  for max throw .. 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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i will be quite honest. my best throwing light is a q5. beats my p7 in distance, and is QUITE bright

 

but its semi-custom

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15687

thats my casing. then i use the 14mm q5-wc with the DX 1050ma driver.

 

this thing will blind someone over 200 yards out.  trust me ive done it to people.  its deeper OP reflector does the job well

 

HOWEVER, theres no garuntee at getting an OP reflector. my most recent order, i decided to get another case since i love it so much. i ended up with a smooth reflector.... not happy about that. but im making that one into an R5 with a shiningbeam.com 1.4 amp driver...

 

if you wait a week or two, ill let you know via pictures the distance on that one

 

but my best carry on is def this q5. super bright. lasts well over an hour, no modes. and LOTS of throw, with a useable enough spill

 

oh yea, and it has PLENTY of heat dispersion for a q5.  the aluminum is SOLID, not cheap feeling at all.  my p60 flashlights ALL feel cheap and lightweight!!!!! even loaded with heavy 18650s!