New Nitecore TM39 and TM39 Lite Discussion

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New Nitecore TM39 and TM39 Lite Discussion

Nitecore has posted the TM39 and TM39 Lite, two huge throwers. This seems to follow after the HC35 and TM9K added "enthusiast" features to their product line. Some quick specs:

  • SBT-90 GEN2 LED
  • 5200 lumens
  • 1500 m of throw
  • 90 mm head
  • Barrel port for charging
  • 4*18650 on the lite, sealed 8*18650 pack on the normal
  • OLED readout
So far only Manker and Acebeam are using this LED and the price is quite high, so I'll be interested in what price point this is released at.

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I love those info displays. Hope they will be the new normal, but needs ramping UI too. Yes I want all the bells and whistles.

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Looks like it’s going to be expensive.

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My guess is ~ $600. Definitely pretty light though. Cool

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I find it weird they didn’t make the reflector larger to keep up with other companies’ megathrowers.

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Seems a bit underrated. 90mm head should do more than 1.5km.

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twisted raven wrote:
I find it weird they didn’t make the reflector larger to keep up with other companies’ megathrowers.

90 mm is in line with their biggest lights, I wonder if that’s intentional to use the same head design or meet some manufacturing or shipping maximum. Maybe that’s the largest bar stock they have on order lol.

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bmengineer wrote:
twisted raven wrote:
I find it weird they didn’t make the reflector larger to keep up with other companies’ megathrowers.
90 mm is in line with their biggest lights, I wonder if that’s intentional to use the same head design or meet some manufacturing or shipping maximum. Maybe that’s the largest bar stock they have on order lol.

My guess is that their primary audience is more main stream than flashaholics looking for ultimate throw. For the same reason Nitecore lights like a lot of their Tiny Monster models are cool white only.

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It looks a lot more nitecory than the K75 that looks oh so very acebeamy.

I am waiting for multi-SBT90.2 lights with amply diametered reflector wells in hugely diametered head flashlights.

I think the price point will be richardcory.

 

Yes, it also has normal modes for normal runtime and normal heat generation.  Phil 1: 21-24 and 2Tim. 4: 6-8.

 

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Put a de-lensed SBT90.2 in a TM36 4800lm 730kcd the stock driver wasn’t up to the task so I used a Q8 driver…Pic next to de-lensed FT03

Needs more batteries. Might buy that battery pack Big Smile ..

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Looks like you made this light before Nitecore did!

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bmengineer wrote:
Looks like you made this light before Nitecore did!
Facepalm Been messing with it since Sept/Oct 2019 when the SBT90.2 was the rage, tried boosting the stock driver so I could keep all the electronics… just a PITA pulling everything out and putting it back together, like 5 levels of electronics and switches have to be routed correctly to fit all that shit’in a tight space and not cut/destroy/fry anything, what a nite mare of an assembly process… Angry

Then the mechanics…. machining the copper heat sink, fitting the mcpcb, tabbing the contacts, positioning the Copper threaded Heat sink LED/mcpcb, focusing, machining the reflector, (because it was threaded into the head) to help facilitate focusing… Facepalm

But it’s done, works very, well pretty happy with it and the reflector is still pristine…. Big Smile

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Two likely deal breakers. The cost, but especially the fact that I never had and never will have a light that has a proprietary battery pack.

Who wants to depend on the manufacturer for these outrageously priced packs when we can use our own high drains for a much, much lower price?

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BaronVonEissler wrote:
Two likely deal breakers. The cost, but especially the fact that I never had and never will have a light that has a proprietary battery pack.

Who wants to depend on the manufacturer for these outrageously priced packs when we can use our own high drains for a much, much lower price?

But, what if the price was 59 bucks with free shipping, for the lite version of course?

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$59 seems unlikely to me…

I’m glad they have one option with sealed cells and one with a pack to serve everyone’s needs. I’m also happy to see they seem to have used the UI from the EC4GTS that I loved.

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I think Astrolux has one light also,with this led.

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Fwhomeboy wrote:
BaronVonEissler wrote:
Two likely deal breakers. The cost, but especially the fact that I never had and never will have a light that has a proprietary battery pack.

Who wants to depend on the manufacturer for these outrageously priced packs when we can use our own high drains for a much, much lower price?

But, what if the price was 59 bucks with free shipping, for the lite version of course?

$59?! You can not even get a proprietary battery pack for that price!

Guaranteed they are over $100 to replace. At least for the TM39.

I forget which Olight it was. It cost ~ $120 to replace the battery pack for a light with similar size as TM39.

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Theodore41 wrote:
I think Astrolux has one light also,with this led.

which light?

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bmengineer wrote:
Theodore41 wrote:
I think Astrolux has one light also,with this led.
which light?

FT03S

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So does the Nitewatch NI40-5000L/250Kcd for only $69. My favorite smallish light.

FT03 a nice small/mid ranged light

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bmengineer wrote:
Theodore41 wrote:
I think Astrolux has one light also,with this led.
which light?

FT03S


That light is coming up at $200 CAD for me, is that accurate?

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^^^ Definitely a lot more expensive than similar lights with something like an XHP50.2 emitter. There is going to be a decent discount with a code, but I recall the light still being fairly expensive at around US $90 (with code).
So definitely not cheap, but I believe it’s a killer emitter.