[Review] Haikelite SC26 Green (XHP35 HI, 26650 / 26350, e-switch) ~ Outdoor beamshots included

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[Review] Haikelite SC26 Green (XHP35 HI, 26650 / 26350, e-switch) ~ Outdoor beamshots included

The flashlight was sent to me by Fasttech.com for review.
Here's the product's link for more info: Haikelite SC26 


The SC26 comes in a minimal cardboard box.



The flashlight is seated inside some foam to prevent it during shipping.



The accessories included are two spare o-rings, a 26350 tube and a pocket clip.



The SC26 comes in the gorgeous metallic green color - I believe a black variant is also available.



The body is knurled and the head implements these thick heatsinking grooves.
The pocket clip can only be mounted in reverse and it provides quite a bit of tension.
Being a big light, the clip would only be useful for attaching the SC26 onto your backpack or your belt.



The included 26350 tube significantly reduces the size of the flashlight - around at 50%.
Too bad I haven't gotten hold of some appropriate cells to pop in the 'mini SC26'.



The e-switch is backlit to indicate the battery's level.
There's quite a bit of room between the button and the protective metal ring, so there's a chance that gunk might build up in there.
I found that the e-switch requires a fair amount of press force to register a click.



The tailcap is flat with convex edges.



Both tubes have their threads square cut and anodized, which means that the flashlight can be mechanically locked out.



A thick spring is what's included into the tail.



No glue is used in the assembly of the light, so the head can be easily taken apart.
The XHP35 HI seems to be sitting onto a 16mm star that's mounted onto the shelf with plenty of thermal paste.



Thanks to the centering ring, the emitter is perfectly aligned into the mild orange-peel reflector.




User Interface

The SC26 comes with a pretty interface that supports both ramping and mode groups.

Ramping
 Turn on/off: Single press.
 Ramp up: Long press.
 Ramp down: While in ramp up, release and long press again the switch.
 Turbo: Double press.

Mode groups
 Turn on/off: Single press.
 Mode change: Long press (Low -> ... -> Turbo -> Low).
 Change mode group: 5 x clicks.

Change between ramping and mode groups: 8 x clicks.
Change thermal protection limit: 10x clicks

At 3.60V the switch indicator starts to blink in blue.


At 3.0V the switch indicator starts to blink in red


The cutoff voltage is set at 2.60V



Performance

Here's my ceiling bounce measurements along with the current draw for each power level.



And here's turbo compared to my other lights.


The SC26 (XHP35 HI NW) seems to be pushing around 2150 lumen, which is a nice output for its size.
Using my DPS5020 bench PSU, I found out that the flashlight can keep its regulation down to 3.4V (at this voltage it draws 7.8A to keep the total power close to 25W).


Outdoor beamshots

@10m


@35m


@220m
(white house)


@400m 
(not visible in picture, but visible in real life)

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I like my SC26 HI too

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Thanks for the review and measurements! I’m quite impressed with the performance, especially the regulation of the SC26. I really love mine Wink

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Great review. Great light.

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I’m so glad that this light found its way into my life. I really enjoy using my XHP 35HI NW light. It’s got a Shockli 5500mAh cell in it and it’s been going strong for a long while now.

I most often keep it on my nightstand. We had a skunk wandering around the yard last night and I could smell it long before I could spot it with my SC26. A steady blast of turbo sent this critter to the neighbor’s property in short order. Nice! And I stayed safe and unstinked, thank you very much.

I haven’t found the perfect holster but I have tucked it into my computer bag where it fits pretty well. A slightly slimmer 18650-sized light fits better so for now it’s going to be for “things that go bump in the night” (or “stink in the night”).

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hIKARInoob wrote:
Thanks for the review and measurements! I’m quite impressed with the performance, especially the regulation of the SC26. I really love mine Wink

Yeap, I was also impressed by the fact that the light can run on Turbo down to 3.4V especially because we are talking about 12V boost driver!

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PBWilson wrote:
I’m so glad that this light found its way into my life. I really enjoy using my XHP 35HI NW light. It’s got a Shockli 5500mAh cell in it and it’s been going strong for a long while now.

I most often keep it on my nightstand. We had a skunk wandering around the yard last night and I could smell it long before I could spot it with my SC26. A steady blast of turbo sent this critter to the neighbor’s property in short order. Nice! And I stayed safe and unstinked, thank you very much.

I haven’t found the perfect holster but I have tucked it into my computer bag where it fits pretty well. A slightly slimmer 18650-sized light fits better so for now it’s going to be for “things that go bump in the night” (or “stink in the night”).

Lumintop odf30 holster fits nicely on the sc26.

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PBWilson wrote:
I’m so glad that this light found its way into my life. I really enjoy using my XHP 35HI NW light. It’s got a Shockli 5500mAh cell in it and it’s been going strong for a long while now.

I most often keep it on my nightstand. We had a skunk wandering around the yard last night and I could smell it long before I could spot it with my SC26. A steady blast of turbo sent this critter to the neighbor’s property in short order. Nice! And I stayed safe and unstinked, thank you very much.

I haven’t found the perfect holster but I have tucked it into my computer bag where it fits pretty well. A slightly slimmer 18650-sized light fits better so for now it’s going to be for “things that go bump in the night” (or “stink in the night”).

Nice story you got there!
The SC26 is indeed a great light to have in handy – especially in winter time where pockets are larger!

pennzy wrote:
Great review. Great light.

Great light indeed.
The green anodization makes it quite unique too!

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Newlumen wrote:
PBWilson wrote:
I’m so glad that this light found its way into my life. I really enjoy using my XHP 35HI NW light. It’s got a Shockli 5500mAh cell in it and it’s been going strong for a long while now.

I most often keep it on my nightstand. We had a skunk wandering around the yard last night and I could smell it long before I could spot it with my SC26. A steady blast of turbo sent this critter to the neighbor’s property in short order. Nice! And I stayed safe and unstinked, thank you very much.

I haven’t found the perfect holster but I have tucked it into my computer bag where it fits pretty well. A slightly slimmer 18650-sized light fits better so for now it’s going to be for “things that go bump in the night” (or “stink in the night”).

Lumintop odf30 holster fits nicely on the sc26.

Also the cases for the Fitorch P26R and Imalent DN70 work as well!

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