Anyone got a zanflare T1 lantern?

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Mine can today. I love it! It’s tiny and bright! Build quality is great too. I’ll take pictures later.

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Awesome! Mine is arriving on Sat. It looks like it’ll get here faster than the 18650 cells I ordered from IMRbatteries. Ugh!

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Awesome! Mine is arriving on Sat. It looks like it’ll get here faster than the 18650 cells I ordered from IMRbatteries. Ugh!

I hate to rub it in but my Samsung 30Q batteries also came today from LiIonwholesale. Took only 2 days to get them.

BTW, I’m using a Panasonic/Sanyo NCR18650GA in my new lantern.

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BTW, I’m using a Panasonic/Sanyo NCR18650GA in my new lantern.

That is my plan as well.
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BTW, I’m using a Panasonic/Sanyo NCR18650GA in my new lantern.
That is my plan as well.

I don’t trust the included unknown battery.

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Size comparison. BTW, this little lantern blows away my 300 lumen lantern

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The tailcap for the lantern on the right is such a pita.

The low mode should be lower.

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atbglenn wrote:
Pete7874 wrote:
atbglenn wrote:
BTW, I’m using a Panasonic/Sanyo NCR18650GA in my new lantern.
That is my plan as well.

I don’t trust the included unknown battery.

Yep. Discharge and dump. Sanyo GA I’ll be using. I think I’ll love the warm white output of this one.

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The tailcap for the lantern on the right is such a pita.

Hell yea. Have to lined it up to close it.

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Just spoke to GearBest in the afternoon, they will be able to provide us with  discount for T1cool

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The tailcap for the lantern on the right is such a pita.

Hell yea. Have to lined it up to close it.

Yep, it sure is a pain in the butt. Plus it uses 3 D cells. I hate D cells. I’m using 9 AA Eneloops in adaptors to power the thing.

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I have those CL25R clone. I think it is better to leave the battery inside and charge with the supplied built-in USB charger? Any PWM for T1?

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I have those CL25R clone. I think it is better to leave the battery inside and charge with the supplied built-in USB charger? Any PWM for T1?

I see no pwm on the T1. At least my cell phone camera doesn’t see it like it does with other lights

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I love the T1 so much, I ordered a second one!

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Got it today. Neat little lantern. UI takes a bit getting used to.

Glad to see my unprotected button top cells work fine in it.

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The 4th mode is the red light button at the button, which also shuts the light off. 1 press, turns red on, one more press is flashing red, one more is light off.

Also, when the light is on (either white or warm light), long press (2 seconds) of the red light button turns the light off without having to cycle through red light.
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Let’s see if I can use this as a companion light next to the computer in the evening; I often feel it’s a bit on the dark side and I sure don’t mind a bit of warm white lumens. Cool
This is great, I’m stoked alright!

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The supplied 2600 mAh cell has discharge capacity of 2671 mAh according to my Lii-500. Pleasantly surprised, but still, who knows what’s inside?

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I bought one.. I think wast the first.. lol… but then I was so impressed I ordered a second one!

I think it is the best lantern on the market for the money! Also it can run off of usb power only with no battery which is a huge plus! I also tested the battery and it tested a little higher than advertised. The ability to set a custom tint is fantastic!

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same here

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It seems that the popularity of this lantern just exploded in a very short period of time. Quite interesting.

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kyleharleyanderton wrote:
I bought one.. I think wast the first.. lol… but then I was so impressed I ordered a second one!

I think it is the best lantern on the market for the money! Also it can run off of usb power only with no battery which is a huge plus! I also tested the battery and it tested a little higher than advertised. The ability to set a custom tint is fantastic!

The Fenix CL25R lantern and clones can run off usb only as well. However, the CL25R can only run at about 25 or 30% power, where this Zanflare T1 can run at about 75% power using usb only. Most all flashlights with a usb port can run off usb power.

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this Zanflare T1 can run at about 75% power using usb only.
I was doubting you, so I took out my lux meter, and you are right.
Wonder why that is. The light pulls about 1A at 4V from a fresh 18650 cell. The USB port pulls about 1A at 5.22V.
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does this lantern got parasitic drain? if yes how much it draw?

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zelee wrote:
does this lantern got parasitic drain? if yes how much it draw?

I am seeing about 0.17 mA. At this rate, a 3000 mAh cell would be discharged in approx. 2 years. I would definitely remove the cell before storing the lantern long term.
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zelee wrote:
does this lantern got parasitic drain? if yes how much it draw?

Good question.
I too would like to know.

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this Zanflare T1 can run at about 75% power using usb only.
I was doubting you, so I took out my lux meter, and you are right. Wonder why that is. The light pulls about 1A at 4V from a fresh 18650 cell. The USB port pulls about 1A at 5.22V.

I don’t know why that is. But it’s the same with every usb flashlight I’ve ever seen. Nothing scientific, just simple observation.

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I am seeing about 0.17 mA. At this rate, a 3000 mAh cell would be discharged in approx. 2 years.

I can live with that!

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If this lantern will run (75%) from USB , will it also run off a powerbank?
Suppose I gift this to someone who wouldn’t have any spare 18650 cells.

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Paul321 wrote:
If this lantern will run (75%) from USB , will it also run off a powerbank? Suppose I gift this to someone who wouldn’t have any spare 18650 cells.

How do you think a simple lantern would tell the difference between a powerbank and any other USB source?
both are intended to be widely compatible in terms of the power interface, so it would be very strange if there were any reason to reject the power source unless it were faulty enough to be well outside acceptable USB voltages.

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If this lantern will run (75%) from USB , will it also run off a powerbank?

How do you think a simple lantern would tell the difference between a powerbank and any other USB source?
both are intended to be widely compatible in terms of the power interface, so it would be very strange if there were any reason to reject the power source unless it were faulty enough to be well outside acceptable USB voltages.

I had made that assumption as well, but I figure why not ask. I will assume the powerbank will then also provide some charge to the 18650 inside the lantern.

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zelee wrote:
does this lantern got parasitic drain? if yes how much it draw?
I am seeing about 0.17 mA. At this rate, a 3000 mAh cell would be discharged in approx. 2 years. I would definitely remove the cell before storing the lantern long term.

thanks for your answer, good thing i still got some 3000mAh panasonic battery

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