13,000 lumens from a single 21700 cell. Yes, it also has normal modes.

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Can’t buy it …. no moonlight mode Hat

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I’ve taken a few looks at the battery from different sources. It’s single contacts on each end. The top of the battery appears to have a plastic reverse polarity shield. In this video you can see the tail cap has a long tail spring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQKzGhf3c2k Hopefully this will allow other standard length batteries to fit.

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Yokiamy wrote:
Oh, mine is almost here, in Germany now :BEER:

 

When you get it, can you tell us about the battery? Please let us know if a solder blob top battery or spring top battery will work in the flashlight.

Please also post about your impressions.

 

texas shooter said: “...it’s single contacts at each end. ...”

That’s good news, thanks for noting that and reporting that. That means that normal unprotected batteries with solder blob or a spring soldered onto the anode will probably work.

For less performance, use smaller flashlights, and for most performance, use largest flashlights.

 

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I’ll keep you posted, hopefully it will arrive today, otherwise it will be tuesday at early due to a national holiday monday.

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richbuff wrote:

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Yokiamy wrote:
Oh, mine is almost here, in Germany now Beer

 


When you get it, can you tell us about the battery? Please let us know if a solder blob top battery or spring top battery will work in the flashlight.


Please also post about your impressions.



 


texas shooter said: “…it’s single contacts at each end. …”


That’s good news, thanks for noting that and reporting that. That means that normal unprotected batteries with solder blob or a spring soldered onto the anode will probably work.

I believe no battery modification will be needed. With the positive ends shield being so deep. The lights anode contact is going to have to extend out some.

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That would be great if normal unprotected cells can be easily made to work in the light. 

A review was posted in the German forum:  m.youtube.com/watch?v=lANIdO5gq9I

Thanks to elakazam for posting the link, thanks to Charles BridgTec for your valuable review. 

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Imalent 21700 batteries are very long compared to regular 21700 batteries.

texas shooter wrote:
richbuff wrote:

richbuff wrote:

Yokiamy wrote:
Oh, mine is almost here, in Germany now Beer

 


When you get it, can you tell us about the battery? Please let us know if a solder blob top battery or spring top battery will work in the flashlight.


Please also post about your impressions.



 


texas shooter said: “…it’s single contacts at each end. …”


That’s good news, thanks for noting that and reporting that. That means that normal unprotected batteries with solder blob or a spring soldered onto the anode will probably work.

I believe no battery modification will be needed. With the positive ends shield being so deep. The lights anode contact is going to have to extend out some.

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Ok, just got it.

A 40T does not work due to its length (or lack off actually)
A normal cell will work but it needs a magnet or so, since you will need a giant blob of solder, since the unprotected cell rattles in the tube.

Nice light, does not look like 13k lumens, floods more than a KR4, gets hot quick.
The screen printing is sloppy, the threads are very thin.

https://imgur.com/gallery/q2IXRau

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Thank you for your valuable pics and observations. I’m going to ask my favorite modder to provide me with a few soldered spring top unprotected 40T cells. I hope to get mine soon. Thanks again!

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they did it on purpose so that standard highdrain cells doesnt work.. i hate that…. olight does it too.

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Turbo is super bright, but it plummets almost immediately

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expected. its kinda waste of lumens only… regulated is what 2500 ?

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10Klm or the advertised 13Klm, it does not matter, if there are more lumens more plummeting. Same host but more amount of dissipated heat produced by the LEDs.
But then again, someone might say they want to use only the 5000lm function, the 10k is not compulsory which of course is just fine. Problem is if something has the same host and only claims 5000lm and might handle that just fine no one gets excited as much as Utopian claims excite.

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Well worded Hikelite.
Will do some lumen measurements soon, if it didn’t had the dreadful proprietary cell, now i constantly need to charge it after doing a small test

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Well worded Hikelite. Will do some lumen measurements soon, if it didn’t had the dreadful proprietary cell, now i constantly need to charge it after doing a small test

yeah i bet its annoying when u can use standard 40t cells or whatever… i hate this kind of forced design.

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.. i hate this kind of forced design.

It is actually quite convenient and standardized, saves a ton of trouble if a charging function is in such high demand.
The conflict comes at the moment when the manufacturer has fundamental issues understanding how to deliver what it wants or it could be that it is their deliberate choice to claim something then make it in such way it can’t deliver.

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Is there another spring that could be used?

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You need a very long spring to try that. Not recommended though.
T.b.h. a KR4 with xpl hi is probably a better choice, since the output plummets immediately.

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expected. its kinda waste of lumens only… regulated is what 2500 ?

2000

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Does anyone have an idea how to get it open? I’d like to swap out the LEDs, but I don’t see any obvious angle.

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it looks like the bezel should come off, it’s seems it’s screwed into the head, it is slightly protruding.
Get a rubber or other flat grippy surface and try to open it holding it down firmly while turning it

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Thanks! I’ve tried that, but my efforts went unrewarded. Has anyone done this successfully?

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Got mine few minutes ago. Unprotected batteries work well If you add some coins to the negative end.
Do not use crappy batteries from bangood or etc. Flashlight works for 10 seconds in turbo then Red led flashes due to voltage drop. You will have to reinstall the battery If this happens.

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The FailureMan wrote:
Got mine few minutes ago. Unprotected batteries work well If you add some coins to the negative end. Do not use crappy batteries from bangood or etc. Flashlight works for 10 seconds in turbo then Red led flashes due to voltage drop. You will have to reinstall the battery If this happens.

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Thanks, video helped.
And I applied few small drops of thermal grease into the thread. Hope this will help to dissipate more heat.
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Thanks, video helped.
And I applied few small drops of thermal grease into the thread. Hope this will help to dissipate more heat.

NP Thumbs Up Keep us posted if anything changes!

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Mine still functions as should.
However it gives a ton of light, i still prefer my KR4.

So if anyone’s interested, i’m willing to sell it for a reasonable price.

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The FailureMan wrote:
Got mine few minutes ago. Unprotected batteries work well If you add some coins to the negative end. Do not use crappy batteries from bangood or etc. Flashlight works for 10 seconds in turbo then Red led flashes due to voltage drop. You will have to reinstall the battery If this happens.

Did you remove the spring to install the coins?

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