Group Buy: Wuben TO50R HC ("The Flashlight") - 90+CRI, 2500+lm, EDC - CLOSED!

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I am really liking this lite.
I too wonder why there is no glass lens, did we all miss this omission in the when buying, or just assumed?

Anyway, I like the UI, except for some getting used to and echo the comments of BurningPlayd0h which I noticed also, but maybe just getting use to?

The tail Magnet is the strongest I have seen in any similar light so far which is great, but respect it or you might end up with a drag scratch.

The packaging is nice and professional and although I have not tried out the carry pouch it looks quality constructed and sturdy nylon.

Although it is plenty bright, I would have preferred the throw to be a bit longer for my preference, but it seems accurate to claims of 140m distance.
(for some years now, the Olight S80 baton has been a favorite of mine in this size catagory and I am forced to compare all other lights to which has a 250m range)

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gottobegeek wrote:
I am really liking this lite.
I too wonder why there is no glass lens, did we all miss this omission in the when buying, or just assumed?

I’ve followed this light pretty closely and I’ve never seen anyone ask, we all just assumed that was standard practice I guess

Anyway, I like the UI, except for some getting used to and echo the comments of BurningPlayd0h which I noticed also, but maybe just getting use to?

If you’re having the same issues with turbo reverting to different modes/missing modes its definitely not something listed in the manual or the UI chart in this thread. Seems very inconsistent too. As long as I’ve kept the light pretty charged I haven’t run into it again though. Maybe some weird side effect of using a boost driver?

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Can we put a glass lens or is it glued?

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It is not glued but there is no room for it

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Thanks.

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Location: West Coast, eh?

Just received my light today – build quality is definitely very good with a solid feel to the light. The knurling does feel a bit slippery to the fingertips, but between the knurling and the belt clip the grip ‘in hand’ is actually very good. Charging worked well with a randomly-chosen Micro USB cable rather than the included one. I’ll have to try the power bank feature later; including the multi-use cable is a nice touch.

The optic does seem to have the two broken off legs, but absolutely doesn’t interfere with operation. I will have to make some time to take this light out with me in the next evening or two to get a good sense of how it throws, but the beam seems very smooth against nuetral-coloured walls in a two-minute cycle through the modes.

The afterglow of the phosphor caught me by surprise, but as soon as I saw it I recalled a note from someone else on the thread that it was very noticeable. Not a problem at all, just a ‘thing’ with this light. The TO46R doesn’t do this, but it’s different emitters.

No issues with delivery to Western Canada, but it was slow to get here – almost a month from notice of delivery from Jason at Wuben.

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Some white wall beamshots here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67102

Sliced TO50R compared to 219B PL47 and SC600HI

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Finally received!

Canada Post are very good for showing bad tracking information and getting me worried.

First impressions

- Excellent quality. This is my first Wuben and I’ll admit I was not expecting that quality machining. Pleasantly surprised.
- First LH351D light. What a fantastic tint and color rendition. I think I prefer it to 219B
- Light gets very hot if left untouched on high (not turbo) for a couple of minutes. This is kind of worrying. I think it should step-down because it was to a point where it was uncomfortable to pick-up and hold
- The TO50R is heavy. Quite heavy. Weight and size makes it not too EDC friendly. It’s not a GT but still, not my first choice for EDC. It’s more a backpack light than a pocket light.
- Beam is absolutely perfect, a massive flood, no hotspot at all. Beam is similar to a D4 with Nichia. If I had to choose, I think I would prefer a narrower beam to gain a bit of throw
- UI is good. I have a personal preference on single button UI but it’s still very easy and intuitive to use
- My level button is hard to push. After a couple of seconds on the momentary turbo, my tired finger tends to release the switch
- Power bank function is a great feature for emergencies
-The clip is what all clips should be

So far, very satisfied with it.

If I had one feature I could add, I would have liked the possibility to have the light switch always on to use as a bedside flashlight locator.

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contactcr wrote:
CCT taken at “High”

CCT = 4816K (Duv 0.0040)

Color Rendering Index (Ra) = 90.1 [ R9 = 52.4 ] R1 = 89.7 R2 = 91.2 R3 = 92.9 R4 = 91.5 R5 = 89.7 R6 = 88.4 R7 = 93.6 R8 = 83.8 R9 = 52.4 R10 = 80.1 R11 = 92.0 R12 = 71.8 R13 = 89.8 R14 = 96.7

Yxy: 2294.589942 0.351585 0.364922

Moon: 0.57lm
Micro: 14lm
Low: 56lm
Mid: 272lm
High: 1333lm
Turbo: ~2680lm at 30s

Tail standing for like ~8-10 minutes on turbo got about 930lm

I swapped in 2× 3000K 90CRI so now it has 3000K+5000K

Moon: 0.5lm
Micro: 13lm
Low: 51lm
Mid: 247lm
High: 1212lm

CCT taken at High:

CCT = 3887K (Duv 0.0010)

Color Rendering Index (Ra) = 92.7 [ R9 = 68.5 ] R1 = 93.3 R2 = 93.7 R3 = 93.3 R4 = 93.7 R5 = 93.0 R6 = 91.5 R7 = 94.4 R8 = 88.4 R9 = 68.5 R10 = 85.2 R11 = 94.6 R12 = 79.2 R13 = 93.1 R14 = 96.4

Yxy: 2088.710557 0.386335 0.382505

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I am interesting as well. Depends on price. Could you please PM me the price?

Edit: Just realized I might be too late!

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Got the Wuben TO50R-HC I ordered. Thanks _the_ for organizing group buy for this flashlight!

 

Comparing the Wuben TO46R (3x XP-G3 90CRI 5000K), which was also organized by _the_, vs the new Wuben TO50R-HC (4x LH351D 5000K 90CRI).

 

In the video, the TO50R beam looks a tinge of yellowish, but in actual, the beam looks a beautiful neutral-white (at least when at night).

The TO50R has a noticeably smoother and wider beam.

 

 

(left beam with smaller hotspot is the TO46R, the slightly-yellowish beam on the right with wider hotspot is the TO50R)

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This is even floodier, than a Haikelite SC02 Big Smile

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As this light uses a boost driver and the leds are in series

Can I swap the leds with 4 XHP35 HI in parallel?

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Anthon wrote:
As this light uses a boost driver and the leds are in series

Can I swap the leds with 4 XHP35 HI in parallel?

You could if they used a typical quad mcpcb but they did not. The current would be pretty low anyways for as much as 4 xhp35s cost

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And what would the advantage be of that vs directly swapping in XP-L HI’s using the stock MCPCB?

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gchart wrote:
And what would the advantage be of that vs directly swapping in XP-L HI’s using the stock MCPCB?

Using carclo 10621 with a noctigon mcpcb

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I linked a carclo compatible mcpcb from MtnE you can set up as 4s 4p or 2s2p. I had planned to try it but the stock optic is good enough and with no glass lens I lost the urge to try

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If anyone missed this and wants one I have one posted in the WTS section. Sorry for thread necro Oops

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contactcr wrote:
contactcr wrote:
CCT taken at “High”

CCT = 4816K (Duv 0.0040)

Color Rendering Index (Ra) = 90.1 [ R9 = 52.4 ] R1 = 89.7 R2 = 91.2 R3 = 92.9 R4 = 91.5 R5 = 89.7 R6 = 88.4 R7 = 93.6 R8 = 83.8 R9 = 52.4 R10 = 80.1 R11 = 92.0 R12 = 71.8 R13 = 89.8 R14 = 96.7

Yxy: 2294.589942 0.351585 0.364922

Moon: 0.57lm
Micro: 14lm
Low: 56lm
Mid: 272lm
High: 1333lm
Turbo: ~2680lm at 30s

Tail standing for like ~8-10 minutes on turbo got about 930lm

I swapped in 2× 3000K 90CRI so now it has 3000K+5000K

Moon: 0.5lm
Micro: 13lm
Low: 51lm
Mid: 247lm
High: 1212lm

CCT taken at High:

CCT = 3887K (Duv 0.0010)

Color Rendering Index (Ra) = 92.7 [ R9 = 68.5 ] R1 = 93.3 R2 = 93.7 R3 = 93.3 R4 = 93.7 R5 = 93.0 R6 = 91.5 R7 = 94.4 R8 = 88.4 R9 = 68.5 R10 = 85.2 R11 = 94.6 R12 = 79.2 R13 = 93.1 R14 = 96.4

Yxy: 2088.710557 0.386335 0.382505

This one got another mod, 2700K+5000K this time

Moon: 0.57lm
Micro: 11.78lm
Low: 46.36lm
Mid: 225.34lm
High: 1090.6lm

1 bin difference from the 3000K P6

2700K N6 bin = 300-360 (datasheet)

CCT taken at High:

CCT = 3565K (Duv -0.0008)

Color Rendering Index (Ra) = 93.9 [ R9 = 72.4 ] R1 = 95.0 R2 = 95.2 R3 = 94.5 R4 = 94.4 R5 = 94.7 R6 = 93.6 R7 = 94.5 R8 = 89.2 R9 = 72.4 R10 = 88.6 R11 = 95.3 R12 = 82.9 R13 = 94.9 R14 = 96.8

Yxy: 7149.807772 0.400944 0.386681

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Looking to pick one of these up if anyone finds that theirs is collecting dust.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/70174

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