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At the end of the day, we all got a great flashlight for a bloody good price.
To keep their costs down they obviously throw in a cheap lanyard.
I’m not too worried about this and might look for a more robust strap (flat nylon similar to a dog leash).
I’m sure I will find something for a few bucks.
I had to replace flimsy straps on a back pack once and used heavy duty dog leash from eBay.
Works better than the original.

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Umcookies,

 

Yes, you are correct, the thick double Paracord braided handle is prefitted to a beefy threaded D-ring that fits the well machined tripod mount hole on the body. It's pretty flipping fantastic IMHO.

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** LANYARDGATE UPDATE

 

My MT07S XHP35 NW White arrived today... quite impressed with the light!

 

Exactly as advertised, the super-deluxe braided Paracord handle that also came with my MT09R accompanied this light, but amazingly at the SAME time the closure bolt for the D-ring assembly on the MT09R loosened itself and disappeared while changing batteries. So between the 2, one handle is useable....

 

i am more than suitably impressed with the lights performance, especially battery runtime. Throw is excellent, with a fairly even, though moderate corona surrounding a very intense small center spot. One thing gnaws at me, the reflector has what looks like a hazey residue on it, a QC fault in manufacturing. Its impact on actual performance is negligible, however, aesthetically it does detract significantly from the rest of the light which reflects top flight machining and finishing. I’d rather have a perfectly clear smooth reflector and a throwaway lanyard, however.

 

Id like to see if Haikelite will address the reflector issue. I’d prefer they just send a new part, since shipping the thing is just crazy.

 

For the discounted price, this light is a stellar bargain, and I highly recommend it.

 

final notes: I like the straightforward UI, but HL could really stand to upgrade the power “button”, it seems flimsy compared to the robustness of the rest of the light.

 

Good Lux!

 

PS MANY THANKS M4D M4X for your work and making this possible 

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I wonder if it’s possible that only the 35 version is supplied with the braided paracord handle. Only the 35 version is pictured with this on Banggood’s site, and perhaps to compensate for the fact that the 35 is a cheaper emitter than the 70, although both versions have the same price.

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Any idea how many Lux this 35 ?

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hIKARInoob wrote:
I wonder if it’s possible that only the 35 version is supplied with the braided paracord handle. Only the 35 version is pictured with this on Banggood’s site, and perhaps to compensate for the fact that the 35 is a cheaper emitter than the 70, although both versions have the same price.

But mine is the XHP35 HI version, and it didn’t come with it.

BG is asking me to wait, and it has been days and they still haven’t came back to me.

I will email them again today.

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ssschen wrote:
hIKARInoob wrote:
I wonder if it’s possible that only the 35 version is supplied with the braided paracord handle. Only the 35 version is pictured with this on Banggood’s site, and perhaps to compensate for the fact that the 35 is a cheaper emitter than the 70, although both versions have the same price.

But mine is the XHP35 HI version, and it didn’t come with it.

BG is asking me to wait, and it has been days and they still haven’t came back to me.

I will email them again today.

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Satan@103TFS wrote:
Any idea how many Lux this 35 ?

 

HAIKElight spec for XHP35 = 360KCD Lux

 

RANGE 1200 Meters

 

 

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Any other XHP35 owners have the reflector haze issue ?

 

 HiKARInoob,

 

The braided Paracord handle is the nicest type I've seen and really works/fits well with the bulk of the light. BTW What is the condition of your reflector? Who did you email about the lanyard? I would like a new reflector....

 

 

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Ocelot wrote:

Satan@103TFS wrote:
Any idea how many Lux this 35 ?

 

HAIKElight spec for XHP35 = 360KCD Lux


 

RANGE 1200 Meters


 

 

Most likely not going to happen. Although I’ve only read one measurement I think it’s more realistic to think of throw of ~200 kcd.

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Any other XHP35 owners have the reflector haze issue ?


 

 HiKARInoob,

 

The braided Paracord handle is the nicest type I’ve seen and really works/fits well with the bulk of the light. BTW What is the condition of your reflector? Who did you email about the lanyard? I would like a new reflector….


 

 

I just briefly checked the condition of my reflectors of my MT07S lights and they looked fine. However, I’ve never really looked closely as I’m easily satisfied I think when it comes to reflector quality.
I didn’t email anyone regarding the lanyard as I’m not going to use it.

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I have a NW and a CW XHP35 now and both have no reflector haze

Both came with the green paracord lanyard and only 1 of them had the metal tripod mount claw screw thing

Performance of both is very good

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Thanks, Itsme !

 

i won the lanyard lottery and bought the farm on the reflector. It’s very minor, I’m nit picking but side by side with my 70.2 MT09R comparison (which has strikingly good reflectors) I expected better...

 

...then again at one third the price I’m not going to complain and it doesn’t negatively affect anything except light instruments, like 3% or so....

 

i still can safely recommend HK products overall

 

 

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Just came in the mail today and I Love it Beer
Thank You so much M4D M4X you are the Man Beer

I ordered the black XHP35 HI Upgrade version and it was a steal. I will surely use this light the most. Fits in your hand perfectly, has a great UI, Beefy Lanyard and mount. Great on the road light, I drive 2hrs to work every day, just need to find a zip case to keep it in my lunch tote. You guys are going to like this one. Beer

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CNCman wrote:
Just came in the mail today and I Love it Beer
Thank You so much M4D M4X you are the Man Beer

I ordered the black XHP35 HI Upgrade version and it was a steal. I will surely use this light the most. Fits in your hand perfectly, has a great UI, Beefy Lanyard and mount. Great on the road light, I drive 2hrs to work every day, just need to find a zip case to keep it in my lunch tote. You guys are going to like this one. Beer

Can u check if the driver is regulated?

I know 70.2 version have full regulation

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Yes, the driver has full digital regulation and can manually override the high temp stepdown 

 

Not really necessary bc the heatsinking is so well on done I have run mine on turbo nearly continuously, the XHP35 HI version. Righteously overbuilt.

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I have the NW XHP35 Version and also have to mention the neutral white is fantastic; I LOVE it !

 

Anyone know the exact spec (cct) of this LED ??

 

My guess is 4500-5000K, but I'd like to know exactly.

 

 

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4800k 80CRI.

For some reason, every NW white versions of their lights, even for the MT09R, use 80CRI LEDs.

The MT01 uses a great 4800k 80CRI XHP50.2, the MT07S uses a 4800k 80CRI XHP 70.2 and XHP35HI 4800k 80CRI, and even the MT09R uses 5500k XHP70.2 80CRI.

Even the SC01 uses an XHP35HI 80CRI.

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Thanks millions, BlueSwordM !!

 

I have a CW 70.2 MT09R and am having TA work his magic with. The Cool White is waaay too blue for me, and now I know the right spec for it's replacements.

 

The 80CRI is key. I'm a high CRI kinda cat after all. Higher than 70s, anyhow. I really notice the color rendering subtleties.

Cheers !!

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Ocelot can you measure the Lux/Lumen of yours ?

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Nicolicous wrote:
Can u check if the driver is regulated?

I know 70.2 version have full regulation

I think it’s just a buck driver, so max output will decrease with depleting cells.

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The driver is FULLY regulated, the output will NOT decrease with depleting cells

Why? Because instead of having a 2S battery pack then bucking that voltage to an XHP70.2 6V forward voltage, it has a 4S battery pack.

Doing this allows for a very large voltage delta with the buck converter meaning with a 6V LED, output will FULLY regulated until the cells are empty, even on turbo if cooled well.

That is only valid for the XHP70.2 version.

At higher output levels, the XHP35HI version will suffer from decreasing brightness.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
The driver is FULLY regulated, the output will NOT decrease with depleting cells

Why? Because instead of having a 2S battery pack then bucking that voltage to an XHP70.2 6V forward voltage, it has a 4S battery pack.

Doing this allows for a very large voltage delta with the buck converter meaning with a 6V LED, output will FULLY regulated until the cells are empty, even on turbo if cooled well.

That is only valid for the XHP70.2 version.

At higher output levels, the XHP35HI version will suffer from decreasing brightness.

I’m pretty sure Nicolicous was talking about the 35 version with 12V emitter. In order to have constant max output you need a buck/boost driver, which I don’t think it has.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
The driver is FULLY regulated, the output will NOT decrease with depleting cells

Why? Because instead of having a 2S battery pack then bucking that voltage to an XHP70.2 6V forward voltage, it has a 4S battery pack.

Doing this allows for a very large voltage delta with the buck converter meaning with a 6V LED, output will FULLY regulated until the cells are empty, even on turbo if cooled well.

That is only valid for the XHP70.2 version.

At higher output levels, the XHP35HI version will suffer from decreasing brightness.

My MT107S XHP35 HI NW Upgrade version has the 4S1P battery configuration. Will it still suffer decreasing brightness ? Question

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You can check out the runtime graph of the BLF GT, also with 4S1P batteries and XHP35: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58997

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hIKARInoob wrote:
You can check out the runtime graph of the BLF GT, also with 4S1P batteries and XHP35: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58997

That XHP35 HI was evaluated with the driver for a GT.
Is the driver for the GT the same driver Haikelite MT07S HI Upgrade version is produced with ?

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CNCman wrote:
hIKARInoob wrote:
You can check out the runtime graph of the BLF GT, also with 4S1P batteries and XHP35: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58997

That XHP35 HI was evaluated with the driver for a GT.
Is the driver for the GT the same driver Haikelite MT07S HI Upgrade version is produced with ?

It’s not the same, but it is (most likely) of the same type, i.e. a buck driver.

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Maybe vs maybe not, is vs most likely, is confusing me and others here.
I will Email Haikelite and try to get an answer. I do appreciate you bringing that to our attention because this is one of the reasons I purchased this light to begin with,” for longer run times “. I had assumed because of the 4S1P it would have sufficient power to keep up with the XHP35 HI, but now I am not sure.

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As BlueSwordM wrote, the 4S1P has sufficient voltage overhead to power a 6V emitter like the XHP70.2 (6V) full power without stepping down until batteries are almost dead (step down due to heat disregarded). The 4S1P does not have sufficient voltage overhead to do that with a 12V XHP35 emitter, as can be seen in the runtime graph of the BLF GT.
In order to have constant max output in the 4S1P XHP35 configuration you need a buck/boost driver. The reason I wrote that it’s most likely not the case is simply because I don’t see this in reviews. With lights using 4S1P XHP 35 or 2S2P XHP70 (6V), I’ve always seen reduced output with depleting cells, meaning a buck driver is used.
So there is no certainty, but statistically it seems most likely that the MT07S HI uses a buck driver and not a buck/boost driver. But of course you never know.

You can test this easily if you have a lux meter. Do a ceiling bounce with full cells, then a ceiling bounce with cells at let’s say 3.7V and 3.2V for example.

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You are correct, I had forgot the XHP35 HI is a 12v led. I was thinking it was 6v.

Thank you for clearing that up “ hIKARInoob “ , I was confused again as usual. Beer

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