[M4D deal] Nightwatch NI40 with Luminus SBT90 Gen2 interest list OPEN

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I want to thank EasyB for modding my NI40.

He called it a simple mod. I call it a Game changer and a Light “Saver”….without it I would have sold it. That crappy driver had to go.

I have a link to the driver he used in my post #443. A FET-22mm from Mt. Electronics. I chose CUSTOM Firmware-3%/50%/100%-Mode Memory and with NO STEP DOWN[NO Turbo Timer]. That is the sole purpose of getting it done.

It is nice to turn it on MAX and let the battery/output deplete naturally without that frequent and annoying step down.

Tonight was 40F/4C.I used my Aspire 26650 4300mAh batteries and I was able to run it for 10 straight minutes on max without the handle getting too hot.Battery change was after 10 minutes where the voltage was around 3.64V. I know that from my run time tests. I did that Three consecutive times. The only break the light got was from battery changes and the last 30 seconds before I switched batteries I used it on 3% to let it cool a bit.

I have always liked my hand to be the judge in terms of when I dial it down. Step Downs are for amateurs!

Thanks EasyB for making my light enjoyable. Thumbs Up

Awesome! Thumbs Up

This host has such phenomenal heat shedding capability a FET driver with no step down is the way to take full advantage of it.

Definitely Awesome! It is very enjoyable to use now.Probably have about Two plus months of using it on max continuously.

When late spring and summer come I know I will only be able to use it on max 2, 3 maybe 4 minutes. At least my hand will determine when I step it down instead of that annoying stock driver.

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From post #444

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My patience is over.


Neal finally sent by PM new tracking number, on 16th.
Tracking number working.

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And I received a notice that mine was sent.

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It is now listed as sold out in the SBT90.2 variant only. I didn’t order yet because the coupon wasn’t working Sad

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Neal did deactivate the coupon because he had no stock

 

 

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Hey guys. just had a quick question, I just received the ni40 90.2 and was just wondering if I wanted to bypass both springs due to the light pulling 18 to 22 amps, what would be the proper gauge wire to use? On my other lights I have used 22awg but they don’t pull anywhere near the same amount of amps as this light. So will 22awg be good enough or will I have to go to like a 18awg? I also plan on going to a different driver just due to the quick step down time. Mtn is out of the stock with the fet-22mm so I’m waiting for that to come back in stock.

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Anybody know how this compares to the
Astrolux ft03s? Apparently the ft03s has some qc issues, I’ve been looking at this Nightwatch instead but can’t seem to find many reviews on it.

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Interested in that as well

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Even at the standard, non group buy price I think it is a deal. I use mine every day for checking my animals and such here on the ranch.

Theres a few people bad mouthing the light for a few reasons, such as: didnt like the driver, didnt like the turbo step down, disappointed in the output, etc. Honestly, if they got defective units and I just got a perfect sample, I cant say. But I do like mine alot. It does get hot fast,(but not faster than other even bigger lights with the same emitter) and it sheds heat like crazy with all those fins and the one piece head. I’d say its definitely very usable when alternating between turbo and other modes as I do with almost any other light that can get too hot on turbo.

My main wish is that it had an electronic switch with a shortcut to turbo and moonlight like alot of my other lights. It’s not bad though- you can alternate between turbo and your currently memorized mode with double taps of the switch. It does not memorize turbo.

Lumen wise, it trounces the thrunite catv6 with a much bigger hotspot (about 2x the size), and throws noticeably more. On high mode, it hrows about the same or slightly less than the cat v6 on turbo.

Tint is greenish on moonlight, getting gradually less green as you get brighter. High and turbo are nice. Slightly cooler than neutral- I’d say 5500k but I’m not that great of a judge of tint.

Right now there is no other light of this size, that fits comfortably in a back or coat pocket, that has this combination of hotspot size and throw.

It would be fun to do a video review but it’s hard to find time for things other than work these days. If I can, I’ll post here. It will have temperatures, turbo runtime, throw, and ceiling bounce comparisons with other lights of known quantities.

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I’ll just echo I also really like the size and performance. It beats my FT03 (xhp50) on every level. It would be perfect with a better driver, usb-c charging and e-switch but it’s not bad as is. I will probably do the driver swap mentioned earlier on here just to give it a try. I also have the k30gt and this ni40 matches the performance (I’ll have to run them longer to see driver differences).

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Interested in one. Filled out the form.

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Neal was sold out of the Osram and the 90.2 so I purchased the XHP50.2. I already own the NSX3 model NS53A which I love and use as my EDC. I also want the NA40GT. The 26980 battery makes the 18650 look like a AA cell next to it.

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Any word on when the 90.2 version will be back in stock?

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And is this the farthest throwing c8 size light available?

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And is this the farthest throwing c8 size light available?

It's bigger than a C8 - C8's have a 45 mm head diam, this one is 53 mm. It's a step up for sure, a lot more finning and mass than a C8.

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Would you call it a c8+ size?

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Would you call it a c8+ size?

Nope, not close. There's C8 size, and C8 style - I don't think this is either. The D1S has a 50 mm head diam, so falls in between this and a C8.

A 42 mm to 48 mm head diam could be considered in the C8 class.

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Tom E wrote:

California_Prepper wrote:
Would you call it a c8+ size?

Nope, not close. There’s C8 size, and C8 style – I don’t think this is either. The D1S has a 50 mm head diam, so falls in between this and a C8.


A 42 mm to 48 mm head diam could be considered in the C8 class.

Appreciate the info!

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From post #453

g_sintornillos wrote:
From post #444
Neal finally sent by PM new tracking number, on 16th.
Tracking number working.

The problems continue.
My NI40 has returned to Neal, never left China.

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2020-01-16 00:29, Logistics order created

2020-01-17 23:44, Guangzhou City, “International Shijing Business Department” has received, the pitcher: LuolianGuo Shijing

2020-01-18 00:54, Guangzhou, leaving the International Shijing Business Department, the next stop “ Guangzhou International”

2020-01-18 22:41, Guangzhou, arriving at Guangzhou International

2020-01-19 16:47, Guangzhou, leaving Guangzhou Terminal, the next stop , Beijing Terminal

2020-01-21 22:35, Beijing, arriving at Beijing Terminal (via transfer)

2020-01-23 05:38, Beijing, Import Customs Release

2020-01-25 03:28, Beijing, leaving the Beijing Post Huangcun Station, the next stop , Guangzhou Jianggao Processing Center (via transfer)

2020-01-26 20:23, Guangzhou, arriving at the Guangzhou Jianggao Processing Center

2020-01-29 14:27, Guangzhou, sent to import customs

2020-01-29 14:39, Guangzhou, Import Customs Release

2020-01-31 21:25, Guangzhou, leaving the Guangzhou International Center, the next stop , International Shijing Business Department

I sent a PM to Neal requesting to check it.
I hope he will check it and solve the problem shortly.

Sorry for my bad English (gogole transtorla)

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I’m still waiting on the one I ordered on the 31st of January to mail out. I even paid for the 5 to 8 day shipping. I’m being patient because I really want the NI40. Big Smile

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I’ve learned to never pay the extra for express shipping from China. It seems to make absolutely no difference in my experiences.

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Any word if or when these will be back in stock?

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I’m still waiting on the one I ordered on the 31st of January to mail out. I even paid for the 5 to 8 day shipping. I’m being patient because I really want the NI40. Big Smile

I ordered mine on October 20th.
It was available for immediate shipping, it was 1 of 20, as the group buy organizer told me by email.
Neal charged me $6 for shipping.
Despite everything, it was just shipped on January 16.
It is still circling inside China.
Last info, January 31, it was on way back to the sender.

The sow has given birth and the piglets are running.
I’m still waiting for the flashlight…
I am patient???

Sorry for my bad English (gogole transtorla)

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