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Thanks Agro

Bought: *1x Blue HD version.
Thanks for the huge discount Freeme!*

Chargers: 1xBasen BD01 5/5, 1x Gyrfalcon All-88, LiitoKala: 3x100 4/5, 2x202 5/5, 1x402 3/5., MiBoxer C4-12 3/5.
Flashlights: BLF Q8 4/5, DQG Tiny III 26650 5/5, FiTorch MR35 3/5, Haikelite SC26 HD 3/5, Lumintop Tool AA/AAA 4/5, Nitecore LA10, Sofirn C01 BLF 3200k/5600k, Zebralight H600Fc 3/5.
Powerbanks: EasyAcc 26800 mAh 3/5, Xtar PB2 4/5.
Waiting for: (DQG Tiny) 21700 EDCs. Xtar powerbank that (also) takes 20700, 21700, 26650

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I think my two have been passed around the LA post office for the last three days… It’s been 4 hrs away for the past three days! C’mon this is torture.

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could i get code Freeme? asked earlier but never received 1 thanks

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thx Freeme for code, purchased blue colored 1.

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Got my green one. Roll on darkness. Like the UI.

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Agro wrote:
HD is more floody as in having wider but dimmer hotspot. Flood angle is basically the same.

I wish we could have seen some beamshots – and a review or two by the way.
I’m expecting both HD NW and HI CW…

…and 4xLiitokala 26650 50A (cyan) – with the recently acquired Ultrafire DV-S9, Eagle Eye X7R and Lumintop ODF30 i’ve seriously dented my 26650 stash… Not mentioning the coming Emisar D4S.

I’ll report back when i have them in hand. Wink

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So how do you guys like your sc26? I love mine.. compact 26650, nice beam, most 26650 protected or unprotected fits well, turbo mode can be memorized, constant lumen 2.5 v- 4.2v, and great price..

Xhp35 HD NW

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maybe someone can try some DC Fix on their HD?

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Received my NW HD “little fatty” today, it’s just as described – a real pocket rocket. Really liking it.

Even willing to overlook the slight QC flaws with reflector. Came with spots as if someone splashed chemicals and/or didn’t rinse after cleaning. Not really noticeable in use.

Seeking the light.

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I just looked at the tracking on my 2 lights and they are now in the U.S. and out of customs, and now en route to me. Looks like I’ll be joining the club this week!

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That’s good to hear man vinte77. Finally, we’ve been waiting for quite some time now haven’t we? The light is really nice, I have the green NW HI. Performance is also really good and everything is working just fine. Haikelite did it man! Big Smile Beer

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Well, this is how the lens looks like on my NW Hi. I guess I have to unscrew the bezel in order to clean it from the inner side.

However, you won’t see these impurities when looking straight into the reflector. I still don’t understand why Haikelite used an OP reflector for a dedomed XHP35 Hi LED. It does not make sense for a dedomed LED needs an SMO reflector to achieve the best intensity of the spot. Anyway, the reflector diameter is too small to make the SC26 a real thrower.

My NW Hi has got some minor spots in the blue anodization…nothing serious but still noticeable. The light however works fine and I’m satisfied with it. Thanks for the groupbuy opportunity Freeme! Smile

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You’re telling me hIKARInoob! It’ll all be worth it once I get the lights in my hands. I hope members of the first GB weren’t shy to join this GB. I know there were plenty that joined but it’s a shame to let all that drama go to waste and not have something positive to show for it.

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FlashTom wrote:
I still don’t understand why Haikelite used an OP reflector for a dedomed XHP35 Hi LED. It does not make sense for a dedomed LED needs an SMO reflector to achieve the best intensity of the spot. Anyway, the reflector diameter is too small to make the SC26 a real thrower.

The picture in the first post shows what appears to be a smooth reflector… I thought the same thing when I opened mine up today (1 HD and 1 HI, both NW) It definitely demonstrates the difference between the HD and HI, all other things being equal. I still like both lights and will keep them. The green and the blue are very nice colors.

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Hi flashtom, will you able to get the lumen reading on the sc26 ?

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I think both of my sc26 are flawless.. what do you guys think?

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vinte77 wrote:
You’re telling me hIKARInoob! It’ll all be worth it once I get the lights in my hands. I hope members of the first GB weren’t shy to join this GB. I know there were plenty that joined but it’s a shame to let all that drama go to waste and not have something positive to show for it.

Yeah, I was, so I got one anyway thinking it was likely a mistake, but I am reasonably happy – just wish they had done a better job with ramping since they had all that extra time and help from TA.

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+1 what Vinte77 and shirnask said.

Other than a little angst while awaiting for PP Protection to refund, I’m satisfied with final outcome.

Thanks to FreemeGB, Banggood and Haikelite for making these available at the pre-order price and with the higher components.

Seeking the light.

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Newlumen wrote:
Hi flashtom, will you able to get the lumen reading on the sc26 ?

I wish I could but I do not have the proper equipment here. Sorry. Facepalm

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Got mine today.

Ramping not as good as Narsil firmware Hat just a tad slower

i suspect it’s linear gradient rather exponential ramping

Nico -.-

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Wow Nicolicous, you got 3 and in very nice colors… Anybody know if you can flash Narsil onto the stock driver? If so maybe someone would be willing to offer that as a service, where we can send in the stock driver for reflashing.

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Got my blue XHP35HD NW SC26 today!

Working off the confirmation that the blue is indeed beautiful, it seemed only logical that more blue would be drop dead gorgeous, so six 1.5 × 6 mm blue Trits were installed, posthaste.

I ran into something I never have encountered before. The Trit slots are a bit shallow, only 1.385 mm deep, which means that a properly installed standard 1.5 mm diameter Trit extends slightly above the surface of the forebody (and yes, I always hold all my Trits down with a pin during the initial cure to keep them from floating up). None of the Trit slots in any of my other devices are this shallow, they all allow for below flush installations.

The best Trits are usually made with a borosilicate glass envelope, which should be fairly durable, but I’m not sure about the ones Banggood sells, which is where I got mine.

However, the extra projection seems to add a bit more bling, which is nice, if they hold up. Time will tell.

Another thing I noticed when doing the post Trit installation cleanup on the light using acetone, NONE of the anodizing dye color came off on the white wipe I was using. I’ve done a fair number of Trit installations and am used to seeing traces of anodizing dye color on post installation cleanup, even with some black lights. Hopefully this is indicative that the SC26 anodization colors are well bonded/sealed and will prove durable in the long term

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jmm244 – how about a pic to show how far the trits extend above the surface and what glue are you using

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shirnask wrote:
jmm244 – how about a pic to show how far the trits extend above the surface and what glue are you using

I can’t get a decent picture but a measured 1.500 mm diameter Trit in a 1.385 deep slot should only stick up .115 mm or .0045 inches, but it seems the Trits are sticking up between .33 and .47 mm, (that particular kind of measurement is very difficult to do consistently with verniers, even decent resolution electronic ones). It doesn’t sound like much, but is quite noticeable when you run your thumb across them. One sticks up a little farther than the rest, maybe that slot was even shallower, as I only measured the depth of a couple of them and it’s too late to re-check that one now. It could be that the Trits rose up as the adhesive shrank while it cured as I only held them down for the first minute, until I thought things had firmed up enough. Again I’ve done more than a few Trits, and if there was a tendency for them to raise up ~.3 or .4 mm as the adhesive cured I wold probably never have noticed it before as all my other Trit slots were way deep and the installed vials are still more than ~.4mm below their surrounding surfaces.

The SC26 Trits do NOT contact anything if you put the light down on its side on a smooth flat surface because the front of the light kicks up a bit, but any objects/clutter on the same surface could give them a bump, as could an adjacent light in a bezel down vertical storage scenario.

I used a Norland UV curing adhesive, NOA 61, and cured it with a 365 nm Nitecore GEM8UV. Norland claims a “Linear Shrinkage” of 1.5% with that adhesive, which I never considered excessive.

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jmm244 wrote:
shirnask wrote:
jmm244 – how about a pic to show how far the trits extend above the surface and what glue are you using

I can’t get a decent picture but a measured 1.500 mm diameter Trit in a 1.385 deep slot should only stick up .115 mm or .0045 inches, but it seems the Trits are sticking up between .33 and .47 mm, (that particular kind of measurement is very difficult to do consistently with verniers, even decent resolution electronic ones). It doesn’t sound like much, but is quite noticeable when you run your thumb across them. One sticks up a little farther than the rest, maybe that slot was even shallower, as I only measured the depth of a couple of them and it’s too late to re-check that one now. It could be that the Trits rose up as the adhesive shrank while it cured as I only held them down for the first minute, until I thought things had firmed up enough. Again I’ve done more than a few Trits, and if there was a tendency for them to raise up ~.3 or .4 mm as the adhesive cured I wold probably never have noticed it before as all my other Trit slots were way deep and the installed vials are still more than ~.4mm below their surrounding surfaces.

The SC26 Trits do NOT contact anything if you put the light down on its side on a smooth flat surface because the front of the light kicks up a bit, but any objects/clutter on the same surface could give them a bump, as could an adjacent light in a bezel down vertical storage scenario.

I used a Norland UV curing adhesive, NOA 61, and cured it with a 365 nm Nitecore GEM8UV. Norland claims a “Linear Shrinkage” of 1.5% with that adhesive, which I never considered excessive.

Thanks, I use the same adhesive and will probably add some ice blue trits that I have left over to my light but my UV light is dead so I have not tried to mount them. A little disappointing that they stick out above the surface because if they can be broken I usually find a way to manage it

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Received my blue with XHP35 HD CW today. Somewhat disappointed in the blue color of my example as it’s a deep navy blue, (almost black in certain light), as opposed to the beautiful bright blue freeme showed with his example.

Other than that, the light is flawless. No flaws at all in the body, lens or reflector and a beautiful pure white beam with no hints of blue or green. Just the way I like it in my lights. It’s as beautiful a beam as in my D1 and that’s saying something.

It came in a box with cutouts for another light but no big deal. I agree with another poster about the ramping being kind of slow, slower than my D1 but again, no big deal.

The switch is a little “rubbery” or “squishy” feeling but I can live with it.

I have a Butler Creek Blizzard flip open scope cover for this on the way that I’ll apply the diffusion flim to like I did with my D1 which will make the light even handier.

Al in all, this light and my D1 are true BUDGET LIGHTS! With all you get for under $40.00 make these true bargains!

jmm244 wrote:
Got my blue XHP35HD NW SC26 today!

Working off the confirmation that the blue is indeed beautiful, it seemed only logical that more blue would be drop dead gorgeous, so six 1.5 × 6 mm blue Trits were installed, posthaste.

I ran into something I never have encountered before. The Trit slots are a bit shallow, only 1.385 mm deep, which means that a properly installed standard 1.5 mm diameter Trit extends slightly above the surface…

I noticed that about the depth of the trit slots right off.

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I took my SC26 that arrived earlier today out to play this evening and and was surprised at how tight the beam was, considering I ordered a HD. Looked closer at the LED with a magnifier, NO DOME. Checked the box XHP35 HI. My invoice clearly states “Design: XHP35 HD NW” (at least they got the NW right). My bad for not checking everything out thoroughly before I installed the Trits, lesson learned (yeah, sure.)

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Newlumen wrote:
So how do you guys like your sc26? I love mine.. compact 26650, nice beam, most 26650 protected or unprotected fits well, turbo mode can be memorized, constant lumen 2.5 v- 4.2v, and great price..

Xhp35 HD NW

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Im surprised you bought a NW. I thought youre a CW person.

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SKV89 wrote:
Newlumen wrote:
So how do you guys like your sc26? I love mine.. compact 26650, nice beam, most 26650 protected or unprotected fits well, turbo mode can be memorized, constant lumen 2.5 v- 4.2v, and great price..

Xhp35 HD NW

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Im surprised you bought a NW. I thought youre a CW person.

I want to try something different.. nw is actually not that bad.. i use these lights for the short range between 50 feet to 200 feet… nw is more easy on eyes and doesnt bounce back bright white light like a cw.

I just found out nw is good for indoor lighting such as warehouse, rooms, and even trees..

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Newlumen wrote:
I just found out nw is good for indoor lighting such as warehouse, rooms, and even trees..

I too like NW for lighting indoor trees

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