ROFIS R3 and Angle lights...need assit

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ROFIS R3 and Angle lights...need assit

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Not sure how to do this as I am new and not a forum guy.
In no special order:

My team (24) needs a new light.Need right angle design. 18650 battery size. Pref Usb recharge of some sort.Having a short burst to showff off is great,not having is not a deal breaker.That said, never know when ONCE you may want or need that short burst. Need some type of grime/water resist. We have IPX rating, 6-8 works. Coating type 3 on the body/head pref. Pref hardened glass A/R coated like on scopes or a decent optic.Sturdy clip. Light MUST be of good quality,cant have them fail constantly like many cheapie Chinesey lights (cost perhaps 5-15 bucks, im sure yall know the type) Cost is no matter 50-100$ is fine. Head bandability is great,will be rarely used…but the fact it can be done is a plus

After 100s of youtubes,reading at least 250 military and civilian reviews,+ Amazon …..the short list is :

Thrunite TH10 V2….seems REALLLY throwy for a more or less headlamp
Thrunite TH30…before most of yall got into this stuff ( assuming no old timers here) we got equiped with a Surefire L4..it had a “wall of light” that at the time was insane and never seen before.
How does this TH30 compare with the old L4?

Olight H2R..so so so many use this brand
Rofis R3 ….really clever design

I will assume yall are nice folks and not picky or a PITA like we are..but we need what we need.

PLEASE chime in if you own one or more, can compare / contrast
From what I have read, and watched…Sadly so many on youtube and various forums are not honest.They sell a certain light,or get free stuff or even work for some MFG.Conflict of interest is a good term here.
99% of ALL gear gets rubber stamped, and you have to buy it all !

I do not mean to offend, I just want real honest answers from regular folks that use(not just collect and tabletop review gear)

My thoughts :

TH10 V2 / TH30
Dont know Thrunite much.People seem to like,tech is current (Fenix is HQ but always seems a few years behind). Find few problems
Really like regular USB recharge. Non standard various magnetic discs and pucks are great and all.If you lose,forget or breaks…it can be FUBAR
Right now TH10 V2 or TH30 are my top 2 picks but will see what yall tell me.They seem a bit more bulky then others for some reason.Not a huge deal

Olight H2R- Not as much this version, but in general MANY use / love these. In this exact case I read much about a terrible design tail end that can short?? An Olight rep said 100% YES this was fixed over a year ago….50% of youtube say NO…50% says yes. Anyone here ever actually test this? Assuming tail is ok,much to like about this. 2 things bother me #1 Non standard 18650. We have the new nano whatever 18650 with HUGE capacity,shame if we cant use them #2 As stated above, that magnet charger is handy as hell..but if lost or broken..you’re FUBAR. Can this be charged in a normal 18650 charger?

Rofis R3 – Really really like a lot about this design.Magnet charger, same as above. Mode spacing seems…odd.Perhaps it needed 1 more mode. In the area of 60 -100.Does not have a super burst like the others.
The bad (again please chime in,ACTUAL owners/users)

  1. More then any other, (HQ light) I have read so so so many bad things : DOA /stopped working 1-30 days. Got 2-3 bad in a row. Terrible CS (or never).Charger failed
    In many cases some famous Ben Sky will take care of it (if you got from him) This person Legit? Who is he?
    ANY here have a R series Rofis (mostly the R3) for a long time, many uses? One that has never ever failed?

Please chime in with fails or amazing quality vote

Need light in less then a week

TY in advance

Semper Fi

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*Edit, I do find the Rofis R3 clip not the best design.Hits the button in some cases

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I am pretty sure that all of the lights that you listed will definitely fulfill your needs.
I have been using the Rofis R3 for over a year and have yet to experience any issues with it. Plus, I do like it design a lot at it can also be used an a normal EDC torch. 

Another solid option to look towards would be the Skilhunt H03R RC / H03 RC.
It features magnetic charging and it's a quite popular and trusted brand.

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Forgot to say must be fully regulated

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Hi, as owner of Rofis R3, here is my take on its highs and lows:

The angular, adjustable design is very unique and practical. There is quite strong magnet that holds the light in any desired position for stationary illumination, even with the headstrap attached. Mode spacing is quite sensible and runtimes on medium/high are good. The light comes with included high capacity protected cell, ready to use out of the box. Due to the deeper, smooth reflector, the flashlight has much more throw than any standard shallow reflector headlamps. It is not a thrower, but there is quite nice, visible hotspot.

Now to the negatives: The neutral tint is not very nice, it is like warm yellow with green hue. Not that bad when outdoors, but there are much better other neutral white tints. That orange, rubber band is bit frail, could be bit beefier. After some time, it doesnt hold the light tightly – you need to reposition the flashlight frequently. There is an easy workaround however – when you use with the clip, put the “rear” loop over the flashlight itself and the dimple in the clip, then it holds firmly. My magnetic charging stopped working about two weeks after I received it. Tested the cable with multimeter, it works, so I assume problem is in the internals of the charging circuitry. Other than that, I did not notice any further issues. If you have specific questions, try to post them here.

To the Olight H2R Nova – cant comment, as I dont own one, but I would be bit worried about any headlamp design, where the light could be knocked off the headstrap, for example in a cave. H2R seems to use some unique retention strap that allows for quick removal, i would probably secure the fit with cable tie or so.

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It will be used as a headlamp (in the strap) less then 1% of the time.I have no worries about the strap.
99% of the time it will be hand held or clipped in the molle of a chest or leg pack .Or using the magnetic tail.

(Dioda) A rep from Rofis actually got back to me. : (more or less in broken english) “Most” of the time the charging stops not on the light side.The cable will still show power.
(then it is past my pay grade for electronics) Something about a self healing fuse built in the cable near the charge disc.If one was to bend it slightly,it will just start working again.
No idea what that means,but he said in nearly every case…thats the issue. * Sadly I deleted the message. This fuse had a 3 or 4 letter acronym ,perhaps SHF…or something like that.
He made it seem that you literally just bend it a bit and it works fine again

I have read this stopped charge issue many time. This is one of the the quality issues that concerns me.
I mean for 80 bucks it should work right for a long long time.

I hope others chime on on these lights

**In private 2 asked me what is the use for the lights
As we have signed no NDA (yet). A platform of some type running LIDAR was running a grid, for some reason in the Yucatan.Besides countless (100s in fact) of hidden /un known temples and various large structures made of huge stones (hidden/swallowed by the jungle),it detected a huge tunnel complex.At least 37 miles long. LIDAR can also detect different materials. In the complex it found huge amounts of gold and other large metal objects,also a heat bloom. We will be going in to clear and recon it soon. We got cool Bark River Knives Bravo Machete :). Doubt any here are knife guys. Know that they are as crazy about bladed things as yall are about lights.Trust me.

This is Egypt all over again

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Have you thought about getting a Skilhunt H03R?

It has USB charging, a magnetic tail, and is built quite well.

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No, I have heard not great things

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Semper Fi wrote:

Doubt any here are knife guys. Know that they are as crazy about bladed things as yall are about lights.Trust me.
Don’t bet any MONEY on that STATEMENT …. Big Smile . Wink

And yeah, just as crazy about blades… if not a bit more. Wink

A big welcome to BLF too!!! . Thumbs Up

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Is that you?

Because, then I’m really impressed Big Smile

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Gave us Bark River Bravo machete CPM 1V and Bark River CPM 154 Bushbat
I own a Bark River 3V kephart and Bravo 1
I EDC a Bark River Mini kephart .93 CPM 3V

Dont want to get off topic, im sure its a no no

Thanks for welcome,just here for 3-5 days then gone forever =P
Many forums are full of trolls and,well..morons. People seem oddly normal here,helpfull

The work your top 3-5 top reviewers put in is frankly outstanding.
LONG, really detailed, GOOD HQ pics
Hardcore fans.

Shocked more dont own 1 or more of these lights

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So any know / trust this vendor “Sky Ben” ?
He claims if you buy from him, he personally makes good on all lights he sells. Bypasses the MFG

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It’s Skylumen, and yes, he does that.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Is that you?

Because, then I’m really impressed Big Smile

No, not me. A friend of mine who makes a great knife & has done work in Baghdad several times with our troops. Thumbs Up

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Those Bark River’s you mentioned Semper Fi are all good knives that should serve you well…. as I’m sure you already know. Wink

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Skyben, or so it says

Dear customer,
You can order at following link:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BHD92T1?ref=myi_title_dp

If you have any problems ,
please feel free to contact us.
We are ready to help at anytime.
Sincerly yours, SkyBen.Trade
Customer Service Team

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So, Olight got back to me
Odd how it worded the answer.
Claims the tailcap is safe now BUT it still says “Do not short”

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That’s because there is still a very small current running through the contacts, and it’s a safety warning.

Two reasons for this reason:
1. Even a very small current can drain the battery a bit faster. It’s negligible though.
2. A diode can fail. When it fails, there is a chance it does not short out. If it does not short out, current can normally flow…

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Blue sword do you own one of the above lights?

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I’ve actually tried the H2R myself once one of my police friends actually showed me the problem with his H2R’s tailcap.

Luckily, we were able to contact Plight for a new tailcap, and she was able to use it again without the fear of the charging contact shorting out.

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Can you ask him if it looked the same?
Wonder how you know if you have the old or revised version
Know how long ago this happened?

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About the ROFIS R3 charging issue – yes, I saw the same thing about the resetable fuse, but due to bad english (translated from some comments in russian), I assumed the fuse is located in the cable magnetic head. Sent an email to manufacturer, perhaps they help me how to “bend” the fuse so the charging works properly again.

First step would be to locate the fuse, still not sure if it is in the cable or in the flashlight.

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From what I was told : In the cable,near/touching the charge disc

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I tested the cable with a DMM and there was 5 volts. Lets see what manufacturer comes up with.

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I talked to a Marine who has the TH30. He told me many times he has left it on high (1200+lumens) for over 1 hour.
Never burnt out or melted or fizzled,yet.

Really a shock it can take this heat for that long,so many times.Perhaps it is just made well.\

Any here old enough to remember when the Surefire P60 was the OMFG mind blowing light at the time?
I remember this tiny thing owning my multi D cell maglight.
We joked :We have reached the zenith of lighting, in 100 years it will NEVER get any brighter then this.
I showed mine off to everyone and blew minds.

Now lights the same rough size are 2000-3500 !. Just insane
Seems lumens keep going up. Our ability to deal with heat was capped years ago.

lol I remember many many years ago on a site called “CPF” (still around?) When LEDS,the good kind had just come out. Cree I think.
The incan guys would always say how dumb silly LEDS would NEVER ever over power bulbs.
pages and pages about how bulbs would never die out.200+ Lumens out of a LED was just impossible. Some talky guys would go on for pages about how in 50 years they would never own a LED light.
bet they all do now =P

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Semper Fi wrote:
So any know / trust this vendor “Sky Ben” ? He claims if you buy from him, he personally makes good on all lights he sells. Bypasses the MFG

Sorry I can’t help you with your headlamp search. I don’t use them much so my opinion would be relatively useless. I can comment on SkyBen though. They are a seller on Amazon that I have bought a few lights from. Never had a problem with anything purchased from them. I did message them with a few questions before I bought the lights. They got back to me in less than 24hrs and were very helpful. One light I ordered from them came with a USB light. I asked if they sold those separately and they stated they did but he would throw a few extras in the mail for me. Which he did. That super insignificant act of kindness earned my business for another light I was looking at. Now I always check his store on Amazon before I order something.

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I hv both the Rofis R3 and also Skilhunt H03R. Both are good lights but I would prefer the R3 because of its flexibility. It can be angle to be a headlamp and also a flashlight. I hv not tested the magnetic charging as I always remove the batt to change. So can’t comment much about the magnetic charging. I like that you can hv direct access to moon mode and turbo mode.

Better to hv it and not need it than to need it and not hv it.

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That bendy head really is a great idea for a legit EDC
Wonder why the R3 doesnt have the crazy burst of lights from other MFG these days
Even the High is not that high
mode spacing puzzles me also,huge gap
bleh

I am gonna be called a jerk for this : I feel like If I told ANY decent MFG what light to make…it would be better then anything out now.
I mean as far as modes and options and such.What LED and such
All these light are almost what I want.None exact. I wonder “what are they thinking”

Why cant they get it right =P

Guys on this forum could design great lights.MFG should poll people here

Read about 50 reviews here, really impressed by your people.
No jackasses or trolls.Just friendly and helpfull folks.
Rare these days
Perhaps flashlights (unlike guns/knives) doesnt attract morons

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Any last Rofis R3 owners that can chime in?

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Wonder if the Rofis R series shorts out like the Olight H2R

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I can check with DMM if there is any voltage, when I get home.

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