3xAAA Flashlight with Cree XML T6

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3xAAA Flashlight with Cree XML T6

Hi,

I bought a flashlight from an ebay seller, the description was labeled with Cree XML T6.

But is is definitely some XPE ?

I saw the model with a lot of brands … it is hard to figure out who has the best price and quality.

Are there there are recommendations?

thx

Edited by: 44OVb on 02/01/2019 - 10:30
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The general recommendation is to not buy that flashlight. Wowtac and Brinyte make some decent quality zoomies.

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You seem to be correct.

Looks like an XPG type and not XMLT6. These types of torches sell like hotcakes. It’s a crap shoot as to what you get sometimes. That said, what you have should have way MORE throw and less FLOOD being xpg type. If you run it with lithium 3.7 volt battery should be putting out lots of bright throwy light.

ETA: You didn’t say if it also accepted 18650 lithium battery, as most of these types do. If it does accept 18650, it will be MUCH MU“C“H”“” brighter than simply 3xAAA’s.

I’ve seen these going for less than 4 bucks and as much as 8. Like previously stated, these are marketed by the millions and what you get is anybodys guess sometimes.

For a budget light if you really desire an XMLtype, check out the Convoy branded C8- XML2 or even Convoy S2- XML2 types. XML2’s are Floody lights for sure.

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fake chineese emitter poor output even worse light color

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Thanks for the answers.

Lexel wrote:
fake chineese emitter poor output even worse light color

Yes, the light color seems to be very white, bluish.

How can you identify that the emitter is fake? I can only suppose it is probably not even a real cree XPE.

I also noticed, the reflector is only brown cheap plastic.

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Yes, is can be used with 3xAAA or 18650, but I would have to buy an extra charger and batteries for this light.

3xAAA is 3×1.2V (rechargeable), the 18650 3.7V … can it make so much difference?

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44OVb wrote:
Thanks for the answers.
Lexel wrote:
fake chineese emitter poor output even worse light color

Yes, the light color seems to be very white, bluish.

How can you identify that the emitter is fake? I can only suppose it is probably not even a real cree XPE.

I also noticed, the reflector is only brown cheap plastic.

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Yes, is can be used with 3xAAA or 18650, but I would have to buy an extra charger and batteries for this light.

3xAAA is 3×1.2V (rechargeable), the 18650 3.7V … can it make so much difference?

YES !! Greater AMP DRAW !

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^^^^^^ But instead of wasting money on battery and charger….you should check out the Sofirn SP32A V2 deal which includes the light you would love plus a battery and charger.

Just a suggestion to get you on the right track. Our own members rave about this one. It can be had with a coupon sometimes as low as 18-21 bucks delivered. Good luck. Any questions feel free to ask

https://www.amazon.com/Flashlight-Rechargeable-Battery-Charger-Indicator...

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Hi !

The "reflector" is not a reflector ! Smile

That kind of zoomy doesn't use a reflector  it use a lens and that's where the zoom effect comes from : by changing the distance of the lens in regard of the emiter you can go from a wide flood to a tight spot (showing the image of the emitter)

What you call a reflector is in fact the exact oposite Wink it is here to prevent any light not coming directly from the emitter from spoiling the tight beam.

Of course there is some light lost in the process (so that kind of torch is not efficient lumen wise) but this is the price to pay for a tight throwing beams.

The next step is to use a wavien collar that reflect the "out of beam" photons to the emitter so it produce a stronger "on beam" (not sure if this translation is correct)  light

 

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bikenber73 , Streamer
Thanks.

Can this little Sofirn SP32A V2 in combination with a Cree XPL2 LED and 18650 rechargeable battery produce 1300lm output for real?
Or is this the max output of the LED in theory?

I know that on ebay, the sellers seems to be very creative by adding zeros.

@Kame Sennin
Thanks for your explanation.

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Sofirn’s specs are real deal. That is, 1300 lumens is spot on but never less than 1100, so take it to the bank

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I’ve seen 10,000 lumens advertised in what you recently bought. Come on…total BS…but sells lots of lights right???

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44OVb wrote:
Lexel wrote:
fake chineese emitter poor output even worse light color

Yes, the light color seems to be very white, bluish.

How can you identify that the emitter is fake?

I checked the Cree XP-E and LatticeBright fake, for the Cree is the grey point at the corner missing and even the LatticeBright XE has a square. On this LED Chip is nothing. It seems to be an unknown crappy chip …