Searching for compact thrower with best size-range ratio

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Abizer
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@ mr_magoo Thanks for explanation. So it is W1 performance with just better heat drain.

@ yasenf I’m aware of what you’re talking about. I have different flashlight for other activities and I’m looking for such a torch with narrow and focused beam on purpose. Heck, I’ve just realized that my brain missed simple math operation Facepalm : L17 has 1400 lm (which btw seems too high for W1) and 160801 cd. It gives 114,8 cd/lm. But manker with 144000 cd and 950 lm has 151,5 cd/lm which results in tighter beam.

If I take 18650 tube – will my Fenix ARBL 3500 mAh batteries have sufficient drainage potential or I should look for some Samsung ones?

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I think you gave the answer to your own question already.
Get a KR1

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@ L17 has 1400 lm (which btw seems too high for W1

I’m not sure which version is used, since there are 2 versions, the 3030 and the 4040.
The new 4040 can be driven harder and performs better.

Should make an excellent thrower

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Judging by just raw numbers like beam intensity in relation to lumens and reflectors size of both flashlights I’d still say that’s some kind of W2 led but it can be wrong ofcourse. I sent message to Acebeam, but they most likely won’t reveal this secret. I also requested info about MC13 length with 18650 tube from Manker. We’ll see.

KR1 is really nice. It was my go-to flashlight untill I found those TIR ones which seem to be fine enhancement and meet my assumptions even better. I want to review various options, especially that purchase is not super urgent.

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Update: Manker mailed me that mc13 with 18650 tube is 119,37mm which i think is really nice.

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MC13 Review on Youtube by expert .
There’s a few others but he loves the optics on MC13 and the UI .
Has about 760 meters of throw possibly a bit more with 18650. And about 1000 lumens.

Also Turbo is much longer run time than U22 II .

I can use these home on moon mode and have fun with the throw without disturbing people with a huge beam and I am less than 10 miles of 2 airports so can not shine a laser into the sky legally even if no planes are around .

So a 750 meter to 1000 meter small beam thrower is cool.

Thinking of U22-II
or MC13 18650 .

There’s a few other lights with the new Osram 1mm flat but not sure if I will get the nice optics as with these.

https://youtu.be/qtJoyQkDF2I

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