Which MT G2 light?

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Which MT G2 light?

Is the MT G2 emitter still relevant? Do you prefer 4000k or 5000k?

Which single MT G2 light do you reccomend?

The Acebeam K40m is available for $100 and comes highly recommended. I’m not sure if its too throwy for me, though. The Haiklite MT 01 seems to be discontinued.

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The MT G2 emitter is not a `throwy` emitter.
I have a Malkoff light with it as well as a P60 drop in for my Surefire 9P.
Love the tint and brightness, not so much the floodiness of the beam.
I`ve never taken it outside to measure the throw but again, it`s not a throwy LED.
From what I understand is (rule of thumb) the larger the LED, the more `floody` it is.

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The K40m attempts to make it into a thrower.

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ftumch33 wrote:
From what I understand is (rule of thumb) the larger the LED, the more `throwy` it is.

Opposite. Smaller emitters (SSTs, white-flats, blah blah) are throwiest with their teenytiny chips.

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Just mentioned the glorious MT-G2 in the other thread… LOL

Don’t recall which lights use[d] the MT-G2 off the rack, as most I’ve seen were mods (eg, in a F13 host, etc.).

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D`oh! I meant to say the larger the more floody (fixed) Big Smile
Nitecore EC4SW used the MT G2 LED

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The K40m is widely recommended here, but it is large, and I wonder if its really a thrower.

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Your post reminded me I have a Shadow JM26. Used a MT-G2 (I’m 98% sure…)
Runs off 2 26650 batts (which usually reside in my Convoy L6).
I think Hank used to sell them. A few years ago now.
Big floody beam. Still holds up pretty well I think.
Thanks for reminding me I had it.

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K40M is brilliant light. Plenty of light, long runtime.
I also modded my Thrunite TC-20 to MT-G2. Plug and play. Nice little flooder.
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I think the new M21C XHP70.2 would make a great MTG-2 host

One of my favourite MTG2 lights is the Nitecore P36

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Anthon wrote:
I think the new M21C XHP70.2 would make a great MTG-2 host

One of my favourite MTG2 lights is the Nitecore P36

+1 for P36. Great light.

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got a KDlitker 8,2. originally with xhp50.2
put a mgt2 5000k from hank with a 9mm hole ref
very nice

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The MTG2 is showing its age so unless you want a good color accuracy and beam, go with the xhp70.2 or even a xhp50.2. As far as brightness, an xhp70.2 at 6v will be brighter and more efficient. At higher drive currents the difference is even more. In fact, if driven hard, an xhp50.2 3v is nearly as bright as the MTG2 and throws farther.

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Sirstinky wrote:
The MTG2 is showing its age so unless you want a good color accuracy and beam, go with the xhp70.2 or even a xhp50.2. As far as brightness, an xhp70.2 at 6v will be brighter and more efficient. At higher drive currents the difference is even more. In fact, if driven hard, an xhp50.2 3v is nearly as bright as the MTG2 and throws farther.

you can’t compare the tint from a XHPx0.2 with a MTG2

up to certain current it will be as bright as a XHP50.2

but the MTG2 needs a very big reflector or it will be too floody

as a led it might be obsolete but the light it creates has very high quality

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xhp70.2 tint shift is so shitty. I wonder how anyone could like that…

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sp5it wrote:
xhp70.2 tint shift is so shitty. I wonder how anyone could like that…

I can live with it because it does 4500lm out of a single emitter at pretty tame drive currents.

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sp5it wrote:
xhp70.2 tint shift is so shitty. I wonder how anyone could like that…

By the urine-yellow corona, etc., it looks to me like the ’70.2 is just quad G3s in the same package.

Oh, here we go… http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58094

In a word, eww.

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« unless you want a good color accuracy and beam »
Yea dont think color accuracy and beam are details
Love my mgt2/c8