Review: Shadow JM07 Pro "Stone White" Limited Edition

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Review: Shadow JM07 Pro "Stone White" Limited Edition

Shadow JM07 Pro Stone White Limited Edition

 

Sometimes you just have to throw logic out the window and go with your heart.  Such was the case when I ordered this beautiful JM07.  Perusing Int'l-Outdoor's site while holding this silver/thick torch, I've decided the gun metal grey version is better looking.  I've quickly become burned out on silver, nevertheless; the "Stone White" JM07 Pro remains a very handsome devil.  After experiencing a 26650 powered flashlight for the first time (E1320 edition MCU-C88) I've found I like the increased girth of a fatter light and I really like the longer run time of a 4000 mAh battery.  I'm not sure the JM07 Pro Stone White is worth $60 but it is a superb flashlight with performance and quality to match its stand-out good looks.  It must therefore be:

Foyapproved

Bottom line: The JM07 Pro is a superb flashlight.  Anything an 18650 powered torch can do, a 26650 torch can do longer and the Shadow JM07 Pro is a potential watershed design.  Its 10 deep-cut cooling fins could perhaps radiate a lot more heat than the well driven 2.45 amps the as-delivered driver pulls on high.  It is a thoughtful design, is very well constructed and has the lumens one expects from a proper XM-L light.  If you like the JM07 Pro (and who wouldn't) get the black one and save yourself $10.  If production for the Stone White edition is indeed limited to 50 pieces (site shows 15 left as of 3-4-12) and if the JM07 Pro becomes the 26650 torch to own, demand for the silver version will hurl logic out the window, inducing unwarranted smugness among the privileged few.

<<3-15-12 update>>

Of the five lights I got from Int'l Outdoor, this JM07 Pro is turning out to be the thoroughbred of the bunch. Its ascending three mode UI, comfortable fat body and versatile all-purpose OP reflector, not to mention it is more than bright enough, makes me wish I had a less pretty one to knock around.

Not a single, functional hiccup and I like the new blue boot.

 

Shadow JM07 Pro Stone White Limited Edition

 

Sometimes you just have to throw logic out the window and go with your heart.  Such was the case when I ordered this beautiful JM07.  Perusing Int'l-Outdoor's site while holding this silver/thick torch, I've decided the gun metal grey version is better looking.  I've quickly become burned out on silver, nevertheless; the "Stone White" JM07 Pro remains a very handsome devil.  After experiencing a 26650 powered flashlight for the first time (E1320 edition MCU-C88) I've found I like the increased girth of a fatter light and I really like the longer run time of a 4000 mAh battery.  I'm not sure the JM07 Pro Stone White is worth $60 but it is a superb flashlight with performance and quality to match its stand-out good looks.  It must therefore be:

Foyapproved

Bottom line: The JM07 Pro is a superb flashlight.  Anything an 18650 powered torch can do, a 26650 torch can do longer and the Shadow JM07 Pro is a potential watershed design.  Its 10 deep-cut cooling fins could perhaps radiate a lot more heat than the well driven 2.45 amps the as-delivered driver pulls on high.  It is a thoughtful design, is very well constructed and has the lumens one expects from a proper XM-L light.  If you like the JM07 Pro (and who wouldn't) get the black one and save yourself $10.  If production for the Stone White edition is indeed limited to 50 pieces (site shows 15 left as of 3-4-12) and if the JM07 Pro becomes the 26650 torch to own, demand for the silver version will hurl logic out the window, inducing unwarranted smugness among the privileged few.

<<3-15-12 update>>

Of the five lights I got from Int'l Outdoor, this JM07 Pro is turning out to be the thoroughbred of the bunch. Its ascending three mode UI, comfortable fat body and versatile all-purpose OP reflector, not to mention it is more than bright enough, makes me wish I had a less pretty one to knock around.

Not a single, functional hiccup and I like the new blue boot.

 

 

What I like:

- 26650 form factor/run time

- solid construction/build quality

- correct 3-mode UI

- great accessory package (including free King Kong 26650 battery)

- aesthetics

What I do not like:

- surface finish

- OP reflector

- mode retention time

- knurling

- 3 amps would have been nice

- IO should remove gift box from list of included items

 

Shadow JM07 Pro Stone White Limited Edition Flashlight

$59.95  Int'l-Outdoor  http://www.intl-outdoor.com/shadow-jm07-pro-stone-white-limited-edition-flashlight-p-270.html 

ordered:   2-16-12

received: 3-12-12

Cree XM-L/T6 cool white 1A emitter

designed for one 26650 or one 18650 lithium-ion battery  (26650 to 18650 battery sleeve included, working voltage not listed)

3-mode user interface: low (5%) medium (30%) high (100%)

6061-T6 "matt hard anodize III" (SIC) aluminum

tail stands

reverse clicky tail cap switch with 16mm GITD boot  (black boot included)

IPX-8  (immersion beyond 1 meter for at least 30 minutes)

selected manufacturer specifications:

180 grams without battery

147mm length; 32mm body; 41mm head

"800 lumens"

regulated with low voltage protection

run time: 1.5 hours high; 35 hours low

low battery warning

what you get for $59.95:

- JM07 Pro Stone White flashlight

- King Kong 26650/4000 mAh lithium-ion battery

- 26650 to 18650 battery conversion sleeve

- spare tail cap switch (complete)

- extra lens (shrink wrapped)

- spare o-ring set

- extra tail cap boot (black)

- lanyard

- black gift box  (not an issue but for the record, Foy received no gift box)

tail cap draw with King Kong 26650/4000 battery

  .12 amp low

  .76 amp medium

2.45 amps high  (exact same readings with unprotected Panasonic 18650/2350)

 

Run-time with a King Kong 26650 charged to 4.22 volts.

 

timeFoyometer
9:21170
9:29145
10:04145
10:32158
11:00160
11:20135
11:21122

Looks like you get about two full hours on high.

Foyometer: comparative light meter reading

60    - Foy's dimly lit office

160  - Solarforce L2P/3-mode UltraFire XM-L with protected Tenergy 18650/2600

175 - JM07 Pro with King Kong 26650/4000

200 - C88 E1320 edition with King Kong 26650/4000

Flashlight arrived in flawless condition.

I am totally in love with this form factor.  The JM07 is perfect for large hands and my only ergonomic complaint would be the knurling.  I don't mind low, less aggressive cuts if the blocks are larger and/or far enough apart to do some good.  Holding the JM07; the thumb naturally finds one of the six valleys cut vertically in the cooling fins (there are 10) while the forefinger wraps comfortably underneath.  Held like this, the flashlight is just long enough to fit my large hand perfectly . . . .

. . . . nobody will mistake the JM07 Pro for a cheap flashlight.  In use, it looks and feels expensive.  To my eyes, the JM07 looked, at first, a little unbalanced.  The larger diameter head/cooling fins are 67mm of its 147mm total length.  It doesn't take long however, to discover that this torch is not head-heavy but it does feel appropriately substantial.

I think the recessed tail cap switch with an extra "corral" around the boot looks awesome.  Machine quality is great.

If there were a disappointment, it would have to be the "matte" finish.  I was hoping for something a bit smoother but the anodization on this JM07 Pro is top notch and lathe work is superb with no nicks or burrs.

From any angle, The JM07 Pro is a handsome flashlight.  I've carried it with me during the past 24 hours and it never fails to elicit a response from all who see it.  It has been a rock solid performer too.  Many of you will like the low-to-high mode arrangement but Foy prefers high-to-low.  Not a deal killer but I also don't like the longish mode retention time.  If you turn the JM07 Pro off too quickly after mode selection, it will come on in the next mode.

The emitter is perfectly centered and the OP reflector appears slightly more smooth, the deeper it gets.  Wide openings cut into head make the JM07 great for night stand duty.

Perhaps a little overkill with this tail cap switch design but I like it nonetheless . . . .

. . . . a copper (or brass?) collar with spring cap and nylon bushing screws into a larger donut which, itself screws into the tail cap . . . .

It has been suggested that perhaps a longer battery might work better with the spring cap removed . . . .

. . . . King Kong 26650 on the left and a Panasonic 18650 on the right, inside the provided battery sleeve.  The sleeve fits loose in the tube but with the tail cap tight, there is no rattle.

Also note; batteries with thicker wrap are a snug fit inside the sleeve.  I had one layer of tape wrapped around this battery and it would not fit.  The sleeve makes the JM07 Pro that much more versatile.

Threads are nicely cut and feel smooth enough, I suppose.  Also; Foy likes red o-rings.

Screw-in copper pill surrounded by thick aluminum, inside 10 deeply cut cooling fins suggests the JM07 Pro can handle a lot of heat.

The view under the reflector is very tidy.

The included accessories with the JM07 Pro is pretty awesome.  You get a complete extra switch, o-rings, an extra boot, battery sleeve and a lens shrink-wrapped in plastic.  Not pictured is the King Kong 26650 battery that comes with this kit.

All beam shots were all taken with a 1/4 second shutter speed @ f2.8.

This is my grey L2P with a 3-mode Manafont/UltraFire XM-L drop-in.

Shadow JM07 Pro with a King Kong 26650.

Shadow JM07 Pro with a Panasonic 18650.  The JM07 is well regulated and pulls exactly the same amps with both batteries.

I installed the included black boot because Foy has moved past the ostentation of GITD.

This is a very nice flashlight, guys.  If I had it to do over again I would get the gun metal if I could, or black.  I think silver is less than ideal for such a masculine torch but overall, this is a top quality product that is more than just a little bright and it actually has some throw too.

I guarantee you will like your Shadow JM07 Pro.

 

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Great review , the color is cool but I prefer my gunmetal grey as well;)
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Good picture shots & nice reviews!

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Its good to see that there are two holes drilled in the tailcap so if you use a lanyard it will not interfere with tailstanding. Have you had a chance to compare it for throw with your renowned 980L. JM05 still to come?

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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JM05 (and VG20) still on the way.  Throw comparison soon.  (I hope)

 

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Great review! Thank you very much Foy!

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Killer torch!

I for one love that they have given the surface this rough texture because it makes the silver stand out so much more du to the shimmering effect.

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Flashlight Foy wrote:

ordered:   2-16-12

received: 3-12-12

Thanks for the great review!  I need to borrow your time machine so that I can go to the future and get my flashlights without all the wait.

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Good job .

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I really like this one. The .com on the side bugs me though. Actually I hate it. The brand and designation would have been fine. Nice review Foy.

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Very nice review. Thanks for posting.

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Surprised

That's what is on a neck lanyard in my shirt pocket.

I love the light. Took 21 days to receive.

They charged me $62.00 and told me no discount.

How to get the emitter out?

Do I need to add additional alum./copper for heat sinking.

I geased the "O" rings and threads.

Any advise on anything to do?

Great write-up covered everything and 100% correct my observations too.

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Thx for the informative and great review Foy!  Looking forward to getting mine.

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18650 vs 26650

Mouse out 18650

Mouse over 26650

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Tadpole -

I think it is a screw-in pill so, the wife's pointed tweezers should work.  As for heat, this light doesn't generate a lot.  It gets pretty warm after a while but this may be one instance where the fins do more than just look good.

 

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viktori -

I love ya, man!

The only difference is my aim.

 

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Wow, incredible details and shots Foy. Very well done, thanks a lot!

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I so like this flashlight. Surprised

I feel strange because of that.... I actually don't like silver and other-than-black flashlights. Foot in Mouth

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Love this light. Only it could be brigther, it is not even driven at 3A, orange peel makes it rather a flooder than a thrower. Great host for 3x xml conversion with ledil cute optics, made it for my own needs and it is my favorite pocket light since then Smile

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Shadow JM07 Pro with a King Kong 26650 vs L2P with a 3-mode Manafont/UltraFire XM-L drop-in

Mouse over: L2P with a 3-mode Manafont/UltraFire XM-L drop-in

Mouse out: Shadow JM07 Pro with a King Kong 26650

 

Mouse out is a CLEAR winner. I'm going to be so sorry after it's sold-out. Sad

 

Damn, I *really* like it.

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Grrrrrr. >:-|

Who here is a representative of intl-outdoor? I have some questions for him. Smile

 

Edit:

Found the representative, more info here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/5729

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Foy, can you please post some more pics of this flashlight near other flashlight of similar size? Perhaps near a DRY and UF-980L and whatever else you deem comparable. I'd like to see some comparison of this "white" color. If you have some clear silver polished to put in the group shot, that'd be great too.

Thanks!

 

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nice review, foy.  thanks.

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No problem, Viktor.  It's the least I can do for you helping me with the mouse over.

Gimee a minute.

 

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These are the best I can do in the 7:00 pm available Las Vegas light . . .

I included my naked 980L because it is about as natural, polished aluminum as you can get.  An older silver L2 on the other side and my Dry for size comparison.  Not sure if the JM07 would polish up this good . . . and I don't think I want it to be that shiny, anyway.

Actually, Foy is burned out on silver.  I came real close to accepting a trade offer from another member for his gun metal JM07.  My instincts tell me to hang on to it however, and I fell in love again after the blue boot booty change.

 

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Thanks, Foy! Great shots as usual! Big Smile

Is that L2 ano silver or polished? I'm between the "white" and gun metal, not sure If i'll pull the trigger yet, but my paypal finger is twitching between the two....

I hope I'm not pushing it too far, but... do you have any other gun metal flashlights to compare? If you don't feel like going out again, any room shot would do, or even tomorrow... No hurry. I probably need to sleep on it anyway. Wink

Thanks again,

Viktor

 

P.S.

I'm thinking about creating a video how-to post a mouseover. Wink

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The L2 is ano silver.

I've got a gun metal L2P and the V9 . . . I'll put them up later tonight - it's not a problem.  Whatever I can do to assist vacuuming peoples' wallets.

I know if I just sit down and slowly do it, I can master the mouseover.

 

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I just got some inside info from Hank.

It seems that some time after their order of "whites" was produced, their manufacturer decided to offer the white version on the Chinese market. It would seem we can expect more silver/white copies soon. Undecided

Hank mentioned that the manufacturer did not respect their agreement.

If he's mistaken, this might be false news, but I believe his intel.

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I believe it too . . . and, I expected as much.  About as "limited" as a Buick Limited.

Ahhh well, gotta respect the market.

 

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Well, if nothing else, there will only be 50 with the intl-outdoor web address engraved on the side.....

As for JM07 Pros with the dust silver finish ("stone white"), but obviously without Hank's web address, I have already seen these advertised on one other site. 

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