Beamshots of Noctigon KR1 Osram W1 + W2 (and others)

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Beamshots of Noctigon KR1 Osram W1 + W2 (and others)

Not a full review yet, but last night I made some beamshots with the Noctigon KR1 W1 and W2, C8+ XP-L HI and FT03 SST-40.

The photos were made in a park next to the “new town hall” of Celle/Germany (parts shown in the photos). Photos at each location were shot using the same settings. There are two locations A and B, marked in this map.

First a whitewall shot with the KR1 W1 and W2 (not really visible in the images, but the W2 has noticeable petals around the spot):

Location A (100 m):

Location B (175 m):

Bonus picture with KR4 and KR1 18350 tube:

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Very good comparison, stunning pictures!

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Great pictorial!

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That’s the best beamshot comparison I’ve seen yet! Those windows really help us see the size difference. Thumbs Up

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Really good comparison, thanks!

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Nice! Thanks for taking the time to do this.

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Wish there is a XP-L HI CW to compare with.

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Amazing pictures! Wish more ppl would do comparisons like this.

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freeme wrote:

Wish there is a XP-L HI CW to compare with.

The 3A which is in the pictures wouldn’t make a huge difference over a 1A, the differences are minimal.

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That is U6 bin.

Yokiamy wrote:
freeme wrote:

Wish there is a XP-L HI CW to compare with.

The 3A which is in the pictures wouldn’t make a huge difference over a 1A, the differences are minimal.

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Question:

Are the tubes identical to the KR4?

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freeme wrote:

That is U6 bin.


Yokiamy wrote:
freeme wrote:

Wish there is a XP-L HI CW to compare with.


The 3A which is in the pictures wouldn’t make a huge difference over a 1A, the differences are minimal.

Forgot about that, cree’s datasheet states a difference of 100 Lm between the U6 and V6 at 1050 mA, so it will be at least 400 Lm more

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i need one of these…thanks for the pics!

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Don’t take this “U6-3A” too serious. That is the emitter that I’ve ordered, but you know… Chinese sellers write stuff in their description, but you might receive something else. But I don’t think you will get much more with only 2.8 A in the C8+ host with 8*7135. The C8+ has definitely the worst intensity in this comparison although it has the bigger reflector.

I think the KR1 W2 with 18350 tube is a really good EDC thrower.¹ 100 kcd, really small and 7.5 A should be fine with high capacity 18350. I use the KeepPower 18350 1200 mAh which can handle 10 A. And the capacity is more than enough because most often you’ll use a (EDC) thrower just for a short time.

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Thank you for this comparison! I just ordered the NOCTIGON KR1 (W1 (Osram CSLNM1.TG): 900lm, Lux : 110,000cd)

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This does not make it easy to not buy something shiny…. Innocent

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Great album! I have the same FT03 and its much more powerful (but much bigger too!).

freeme wrote:

Wish there is a XP-L HI CW to compare with.

In this album I compare a XP-L HI 1A CW with the KR1 W2

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Great beamshots. Thank you for sharing.

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Nice beamshots. Thumbs Up

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Thanks for the nice beamshots ……

And thanks for answering my question with respect to the possible difference between W1 and W2 with respect to which one “appears to be colder” ….

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Just pulled the trigger on a W2 thanks to your excellent post!

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I want to get the KR1 but it looks…too…not manly enough.

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Rusty Joe wrote:
I want to get the KR1 but it looks…too…not manly enough.

Manly enough ? KR1 in black is just a tube like every other light in its general size…

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Has anyone compared the KR1 with the Manker MC13? The MC13 throws 20% further, but is a bit bigger. Still in doubt which one to get Smile

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CrashOne wrote:
Has anyone compared the KR1 with the Manker MC13? The MC13 throws 20% further, but is a bit bigger. Still in doubt which one to get Smile

There was also such a choice. I needed the option 18350. As a result, I ordered the MC13. In favor of the choice: price (ordered for $ 46), longer light length, better equipment. I like Manker design better. Only better handling is in favor of the KR1.
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MC13 has TIR vs a traditional reflector in the KR1. Different beam profile and use case IMHO.

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SammysHP wrote:
Don’t take this “U6-3A” too serious. That is the emitter that I’ve ordered, but you know… Chinese sellers write stuff in their description, but you might receive something else. But I don’t think you will get much more with only 2.8 A in the C8+ host with 8*7135. The C8+ has definitely the worst intensity in this comparison although it has the bigger reflector.

I think the KR1 W2 with 18350 tube is a really good EDC thrower.¹ 100 kcd, really small and 7.5 A should be fine with high capacity 18350. I use the KeepPower 18350 1200 mAh which can handle 10 A. And the capacity is more than enough because most often you’ll use a (EDC) thrower just for a short time.

Wouldnt it be more apples to apples it the c8+ ran an OSRAM as well???
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Nice comparison!

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justanotherguy wrote:
Wouldnt it be more apples to apples it the c8+ ran an OSRAM as well???

I think so, but the C8+ with Osram LED was not available back then (and is still only available from Neal AFAIK) and the FT03 uses a big SST-40.

Could you please be so kind and fix your quote? Took me a while to find your text.

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Souichirou wrote:

Manly enough ? KR1 in black is just a tube like every other light in its general size…

NEEDS MORE TACTICAL SPIKES!!!

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I’m curious if anyone here is using this light with the SST-40? I am wondering if this led will throw farther compared with the other options as well as other differences.

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