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TK and her color deficient mafia controlling the narrative on tint. It’s all coming together. Steve
Big Smile .. Thumbs Up .. I like that!!
We just have different priorities of what is really important to us.
And hey…. somebody is going to control the narrative…… Wink

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I didn’t have a problem with the holster but I am a little bummed at how cheap the lanyard attachment is. It feels like it would break off if I actually used it. Too bad other doesn’t just have a milled attachment point.

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I feel the same way about almost every milled attachment point. There’s so little material retaining the lanyard, even on bigger lights. With some wear, tear and abuse, it’s not going to last as long as I’d like, especially if the lanyard is attached with a steel or titanium clip. At least the threaded attachments can be replaced.

The low mode should be lower.

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/\ . . Good point leaftye…. .. Thumbs Up

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I am about to order some 18650 flat top for the rot66.. which one i should get ? Sony vtc6 or sony vct5a ?? Please input. Thanks.

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Well, the VTC6 that I have work fine (I know they might bump a little) in both of my BLF Q8s and my ROT66 XP-L.

And they are not PINK! Ughh

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I am about to order some 18650 flat top for the rot66.. which one i should get ? Sony vtc6 or sony vct5a ?? Please input. Thanks.

Why not VCT5D instead of VTC5A?

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Thank you chinooker… i just check illumn and they were out of sony vtc6.. i guess i will have to go with sony vtc5a for $5.99 each..

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I am about to order some 18650 flat top for the rot66.. which one i should get ? Sony vtc6 or sony vct5a ?? Please input. Thanks.

Why not VCT5D instead of VTC5A?

I have sony vtc5d from illumn.. expensive as hell.. cost $9.99 each… they perform like vtc6.. not worth it..

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I like VTC6 the most too. It measures about 250-300mah more than the VTC5D and the performance advantage of the VTC5D can only be seen with a lumen sphere measuring a high power FET light. You can get the VTC6 for $5.99
https://liionwholesale.com/products/sony-vtc6-3000mah-15a-30a-battery-ge...

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I ordered sets of VTC6 from liionwholesale. I chose VT6 because of the combination of capacity and high drain performance. My predominant usage of the ROT66 is in the 50-1400 lumen range. I hardly ever use the 5-6000 lumen turbo blast.

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I dont know man.. i have a rot66 xpl hi from skylumen ( to test it out )… xpl hi version is not much better than sst20…

Rot66 sst20 with sony vtc5d.. 7000 lumen
Rot66 xpl hi 6500k. Sony vtc5a. 7000 lumen

Xpl hi step down quickly..

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How does throw compare though? SST20 still have the domes on their emitters, although they are very small LEDs.

SST20 4000k 95 cri seems pretty bright too.

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They both throw the same. I can tell xpl hi have extra kick into it..

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Does the XPL HI have a ‘hotspot within a hotspot’ effect to it, or is it a nicely filled spot like the SST20?

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twisted raven wrote:
My predominant usage of the ROT66 is in the 50-1400 lumen range. I hardly ever use the 5-6000 lumen turbo blast.

The recent 3500 mAh cells are probably a good fit… maxed-out capacity with plenty of power for 3000 lumens or less. In this light, high-drain cells are basically only relevant for turbo mode.

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Newlumen wrote:
I am about to order some 18650 flat top for the rot66.. which one i should get ? Sony vtc6 or sony vct5a ?? Please input. Thanks.

Those were my two top choices also. As either provides more amperage than the Rot66 can take advantage of, I went with the Vct6 for its 20% greater run time.

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Does the XPL HI have a 'hotspot within a hotspot' effect to it, or is it a nicely filled spot like the SST20?

 

Don't know if this will help as I have a cheap camera, but here is a pic I took  yesterday of the XPL Hi from from the ROT66 compared to the BLF Q8.  

 

 

 

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My vtc5d are not that low resistance and they are $10/ea

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twisted raven wrote:
Does the XPL HI have a ‘hotspot within a hotspot’ effect to it, or is it a nicely filled spot like the SST20?

 


Don’t know if this will help as I have a cheap camera, but here is a pic I took  yesterday of the XPL Hi from from the ROT66 compared to the BLF Q8.  


 



 


 

damn that XP-L HI beam looks perfect! I’m glad I have the XP-L HI 3A on the way! Big Smile

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SKV89 wrote:
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twisted raven wrote:
Does the XPL HI have a 'hotspot within a hotspot' effect to it, or is it a nicely filled spot like the SST20?

 

Don't know if this will help as I have a cheap camera, but here is a pic I took  yesterday of the XPL Hi from from the ROT66 compared to the BLF Q8. 

 

 

 

damn that XP-L HI beam looks perfect! I'm glad I have the XP-L HI 3A on the way! :D

 

Here's a better shot by itself that I just took.  It's such an awesome NW, I'm really impressed and the evenness of the beam is amazing.  I took a chance ordering the XPL HI V3 3A NW hoping it would really be a solid NW, but I never expected it to be that good.

 

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klrman wrote:
twisted raven wrote:
Does the XPL HI have a ‘hotspot within a hotspot’ effect to it, or is it a nicely filled spot like the SST20?
Don’t know if this will help as I have a cheap camera, but here is a pic I took  yesterday of the XPL Hi from from the ROT66 compared to the BLF Q8.

Thanks for the picture klrman. The ROT66 looks to have a very nice beam too.

And I love the fact that it appears to be a ‘True NEUTRAL White’!!

Q8 on the left & ROT66 on the right…. correct?? Wink

The ROT66 has NO ‘Yellow tint’ that puts in in the Warm White category (as far as I am concerned) of the Original Q8.

TRUE NEUTRAL WHITE….. FF got it right!!! . Thumbs Up

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@teacher, yes Q8 on the left.  The ROT66 XPL Hi V3 3A NW is the real deal, it's what I have been always hoping for 

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@teacher, yes Q8 on the left.  The ROT66 XPL Hi V3 3A NW is the real deal, it’s what I have been always hoping for 

Ok. I just measured the rot66 xpl hi 6500k. I got 7000 lumen with the sony vtc5a.

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I was hoping for 8-9k lumens but I guess 7k lumens is still impressive for the size.

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Seems like it could do more on paper. Anyone do spring bypasses or other mods yet?

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Rot66 sst20 cw

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Rot66 xpl hi 6500k

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@teacher, yes Q8 on the left. The ROT66 XPL Hi V3 3A NW is the real deal, it’s what I have been always hoping for Thumbs Up
Thumbs Up Gotcha, I was pretty sure it was. Wink
That is really nice too… a “neutral white” that is actually ‘Neutral White’, not WW with a ‘Yellow Tint’ that is called ‘neutral’.

I love it!!! Thumbs Up

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@teacher, yes Q8 on the left. The ROT66 XPL Hi V3 3A NW is the real deal, it's what I have been always hoping for Thumbs Up
Thumbs Up Gotcha, I was pretty sure it was. Wink That is really nice too... a "neutral white" that is actually *'Neutral White'*, _not WW with a 'Yellow Tint' that is +called+ 'neutral'_. I love it!!! :THUMBS-UP:

 

I know what you're saying    I recently got another ....... cough cough....... "NW"   light, that is yellow as a banana!

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Newlumen wrote:

Rot66 sst20 cw


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Rot66 xpl hi 6500k


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Rot66 Samsung 4000k


Thanks Newlumen!!
  • 1. What is the color of that house?? Off white, beige, or light yellow???
  • 2. Are any of those three ‘High CRI’??

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