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Looking for a very throwy budget light

I currently own:

Emisar D4

Emisar D4s

Sofirn SP10S

A cheap Cree Q5

I actually really enjoy the Cree Q5 because of the amazing throw on it when zoomed in, but i would like something more premium that can throw a really tight beam, i dont care if it is zoom or not, i would just like a very bright chinese light that can throw like mad. I saw a post on here today of the K75 AceBeam, obviously that is way over the top but i do like the beam on that. so if anyone has recommendations on the most throwy budget light out there id love to hear it.

Some additional information on what im looking for:

Size isnt an issue, i dont plan on EDCing it.

Preferred battery type: 26650/18650

Preferred Lumens: 800+ more is better

Preferred throw: 700m+ more is better

the Sofirn TK70 looks good, but from the videos thats still not a pure thrower and is really more expensive than i had in mind.

so id love a flashlight like the emisar D1S (bigger than that is also fine) with a very concentrated beam. colour temperature and all that arent an issue, i just want to have a light that has the ability to call the batman whenever i feel like it.

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C8 with a white1.
L2 with a white1.
FT03

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I recommend the astrolux FT03 as well, amazing thrower and quality for the price.

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RobinVC wrote:
I recommend the astrolux FT03 as well, amazing thrower and quality for the price.

Which emitter? there are several options

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The_Fat_Controller wrote:
RobinVC wrote:
I recommend the astrolux FT03 as well, amazing thrower and quality for the price.

Which emitter? there are several options


Not the XHP70 ver

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currently on banggood for 31USD with these 3 SST40-W options:
Cool White 6500K
Neutral White 5000K
Neutral White 5700K

Which would you recommend?

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The_Fat_Controller][quote=RobinVC wrote:
Which emitter? there are several options

SST40 5000K or 5700K

XHP50.2 is an ugly beam with a yellow spot

https://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/threads/lampenliste-gesamtubersicht-v...

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The XHP50.2 looks far brighter in that picture. any reason other than the yellow spot to go for the sst40?
For 5 dollars more you seem to get double the lumen. that seems like a good deal to me.

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I just bought the XHP50.2 version 5700k on a flashdeal on banggood. i hope it suits me, thanks a lot for all the helpful replies

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the FT03 is the best budget thrower atm.. hard to beat either emitter…

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Also, are there any mods that people have done to for instance turn the Emisar D4 into a thrower by slapping a lens on it or something along those lines?
i myself 3D printed a light diffuser for my d4 under which i can slide coloured plastic films to adjust the colour tone. i was wondering if people have done the same but with lenses instead of diffusers.

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Petelele wrote:
Also, are there any mods that people have done to for instance turn the Emisar D4 into a thrower by slapping a lens on it or something along those lines?
i myself 3D printed a light diffuser for my d4 under which i can slide coloured plastic films to adjust the colour tone. i was wondering if people have done the same but with lenses instead of diffusers.

Not small lights. Only 1 I heard of was the blf gt with huge lens.

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If you have timr. I would wait for the emisar d1s v2. That’s probably going to be the next thrower hype.

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I thought about that, but decided to buy the FT03 XPH50.2 as size wasnt really a consideration as i dont want a thrower as an EDC, and the shape of throwers in general seems uncomfortable to EDC, so i dont really see the value in such a small thrower. though i must admit its beamshots look very impressive for its size.

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Hi Petelele

What’s the budget? (I have a GT for sale)
Otherwise the FT03 is bang for buck, cant beat that, should be available for 32$ or so.

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Petelele wrote:
I thought about that, but decided to buy the FT03 XPH50.2 as size wasnt really a consideration as i dont want a thrower as an EDC, and the shape of throwers in general seems uncomfortable to EDC, so i dont really see the value in such a small thrower. though i must admit its beamshots look very impressive for its size.

Remember the SST40 will outthrow the XHP50, which gives more flood.

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My best budget thrower is c8+ with flat white led. Pretty incredible throw. I have all the parts to make another one. So if you are interested i can make you one for the money I have in it. Im also in Nl. Dus stuur me een PM als je interesse hebt;)

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Petelele wrote:
The XHP50.2 looks far brighter in that picture. any reason other than the yellow spot to go for the sst40? For 5 dollars more you seem to get double the lumen. that seems like a good deal to me.

I own both. Love them both.

The sst-40 has a tighter beam and therefore more throw.

The xhp50.2 has a floodier type beam with a wider hotspot and therefore less throw. Both are extremely impressive for the features they have such as usb c charging and their price point.

But as far as the tight throwy beam pattern you described, the sst-40 version would give you that.

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I had assumed the difference would be near nothing since the XHP has twice the lumen, the website i saw said the sst40 had 50m more throw, so i went for the brighter one. on the subject of throw, how is throw distance calculated? what does it mean when a flashlight has xxx amount of throw? id like to see the definition of it somewhere but i cant find it.

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Emisar D1S

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You might wanna search on BLF for calculating throw

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/23836

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polarweis wrote:
My best budget thrower is c8+ with flat white led. Pretty incredible throw. I have all the parts to make another one. So if you are interested i can make you one for the money I have in it. Im also in Nl. Dus stuur me een PM als je interesse hebt;)
Thanks for the offer, but i already got the FT03, which i think better suits my needs.

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C8’s are nice, Idk if mine go 700meters though, if that’s what you mean

C8 from mtnelectronics or a lot of people like shenzhen convoy. I have some I got off ebay probably fake emitters now still not bad.

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polarweis wrote:
My best budget thrower is c8+ with flat white led. Pretty incredible throw. I have all the parts to make another one. So if you are interested i can make you one for the money I have in it. Im also in Nl. Dus stuur me een PM als je interesse hebt;)

That’s a nice pocket thrower

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1536507#comment-1536507

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Yokiamy wrote:
You might wanna search on BLF for calculating throw

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/23836

so if i understand correctly throw distance is the distance at which you can illuminate an area with .25 lux/moonlight. correct?

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Petelele wrote:
Yokiamy wrote:
You might wanna search on BLF for calculating throw

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/23836

so if i understand correctly throw distance is the distance at which you can illuminate an area with .25 lux/moonlight. correct?

Klopt.

But 0,25 is very optimistic. People use 1 most of the time.

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Hmm, no PM option Pete ?

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Yokiamy wrote:
Hmm, no PM option Pete ?

Not that i can see, where should i be able to see it?
I’ve only been a member for 10 hours now, maybe that has something to do with it.
Ive lurked these forums for quite some time, never bothered to make an account.

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Petelele wrote:
I had assumed the difference would be near nothing since the XHP has twice the lumen, the website i saw said the sst40 had 50m more throw, so i went for the brighter one. on the subject of throw, how is throw distance calculated? what does it mean when a flashlight has xxx amount of throw? id like to see the definition of it somewhere but i cant find it.

Throw can be calculated by using a lux meter. There is a youtuber who does flashlight reviews and measures throw with his lux meter pretty accurately, I can’t think of his name at the moment.

You can YouTube comparisons of both versions of the ft03 to see the difference.

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Petelele wrote:
I had assumed the difference would be near nothing since the XHP has twice the lumen, the website i saw said the sst40 had 50m more throw, so i went for the brighter one. on the subject of throw, how is throw distance calculated? what does it mean when a flashlight has xxx amount of throw? id like to see the definition of it somewhere but i cant find it.
Throw can be calculated by using a lux meter. There is a youtuber who does flashlight reviews and measures throw with his lux meter pretty accurately, I can't think of his name at the moment. You can YouTube comparisons of both versions of the ft03 to see the difference.

 

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fluke wrote:

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Petelele wrote:
I had assumed the difference would be near nothing since the XHP has twice the lumen, the website i saw said the sst40 had 50m more throw, so i went for the brighter one. on the subject of throw, how is throw distance calculated? what does it mean when a flashlight has xxx amount of throw? id like to see the definition of it somewhere but i cant find it.
Throw can be calculated by using a lux meter. There is a youtuber who does flashlight reviews and measures throw with his lux meter pretty accurately, I can’t think of his name at the moment. You can YouTube comparisons of both versions of the ft03 to see the difference.

 


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