[4K Review] Haikelite MT09R v2 - 25,000 lumens

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[4K Review] Haikelite MT09R v2 - 25,000 lumens

Updated model.

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aparts switch and blue bezel, all the rest is the same torch.!

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vit55 wrote:
aparts switch and blue bezel, all the rest is the same torch.!

That’s a downgrade actually.
They should have made the “quality” to match the better made MT03 and not waste their time implementing this cosmetic bullshit.

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vit55 wrote:
aparts switch and blue bezel, all the rest is the same torch.!

The original MT09R had a “TA like” driver but had a bunch of problems. Later Hakelite hired Texas_Ace to design a real TA driver. TA also offered them a number of other suggestions to improve the light. I have the MT09R V1 modded by TA and it is an incredible flashlight. Very useful beam that is both floody and throwy.

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Nice review again. An impressive flashlight too.

The music must be Pink Floyd, but one of the albums I do not own?

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Does this updated model still have the fake FET and MCU chips on the driver?

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Yep.

Same distributor selling counterfeit parts to Haikelite thinking they are legit = Slightly underperforming FET, and in the worst of cases, death in spring bypasses.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Yep.

Same distributor selling counterfeit parts to Haikelite thinking they are legit = Slightly underperforming FET, and in the worst of cases, death in spring bypasses.

How do you know this is the case with the latest V2 model?

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Well, because Flashaholics measured 17-18k lumens with his light at 30 seconds, not 21k lumens at 30 seconds at the least.

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Well, because Flashaholics measured 17-18k lumens with his light at 30 seconds, not 21k lumens at 30 seconds at the least.

Hmmm… There’s logic in that, but seems a bit tricky to me to conclude Haikelite is using the same old inferior FET. MSRP of this light is certainly quite some $ less than the original MT09R; maybe it has a different driver as well?

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Still using the same FET+resistor driver as the original, as Texas Ace told me.

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I recall TA mentioning that not too long ago, but I was under the impression he was talking about the original MT09R (updated with TA driver), and not the new one with the blue bezel and golden button.

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djozz wrote:
Nice review again. An impressive flashlight too.

The music must be Pink Floyd, but one of the albums I do not own?

It’s from the 1972 live at Pompeii DVD.

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Flashaholics wrote:
djozz wrote:
Nice review again. An impressive flashlight too.

The music must be Pink Floyd, but one of the albums I do not own?

It’s from the 1972 live at Pompeii DVD.

Thumbs Up when it was on tv a couple of years ago, I enjoyed that a lot. But I never bought it.