review: Maxtoch Xsword L2K LEP flashlight (2021 edition) reaching over 3km

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I’m curious why the hotspot is not round but has a flat part to it on the edge. I haven’t seen anything that I think would cause it. I’ll do more investigating though as I haven’t looked too hard.

I think its caused by what you see in post #58

 

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Oh wait, you’re absolutely right Facepalm for some reason I didn’t notice that edge when I opened up mine

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Oh wow,here we go the X sword l3k debuted on Maxtoch’s you tube channel a few hours ago. Contradictions in the title page and the video’s specs,but it seems 650 lumens and 3000 meters.

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Oh no! Now i have to buy that one!

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I just bought the L2K with coupon (Thankyou)
Ive requested on Maxtoch Aliexpress the L3K stating I am willing to pay the difference but I think L2K may have already been shipped. 

Update: I just got reply from Maxtoch stating L2K has been shipped. 
When my L2k arrives I will compare it against my Astrolux WP2. 

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I don’t think anybody who had an L2K would notice the extra 300 meters of beam distance anyways. Also seems like the beam is very blue compared to the L2K version. L2K is nice and warmish.

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Yes. Also ChibiM measured the L2K at 3167m. I wonder if this one is actually any better?

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I was able to purchase the long 2×21700 battery body tube from Maxtoch for $15! I had purchased the short version, and reached out to Maxtoch through the Aliexpress.com message center to ask them if the longer tube was for sale by itself. They were able to hook me up with the tube for $15 USD total. Very happy I have the option to utilize the over 3 hour run time in high mode Thumbs Up

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Attackhorse wrote:
I was able to purchase the long 2×21700 battery body tube from Maxtoch for $15! I had purchased the short version, and reached out to Maxtoch through the Aliexpress.com message center to ask them if the longer tube was for sale by itself. They were able to hook me up with the tube for $15 USD total. Very happy I have the option to utilize the over 3 hour run time in high mode Thumbs Up

Wow!
I was asking the opposite, they said they couldnt help me!

Strange…

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Yokiamy wrote:
Attackhorse wrote:
I was able to purchase the long 2×21700 battery body tube from Maxtoch for $15! I had purchased the short version, and reached out to Maxtoch through the Aliexpress.com message center to ask them if the longer tube was for sale by itself. They were able to hook me up with the tube for $15 USD total. Very happy I have the option to utilize the over 3 hour run time in high mode Thumbs Up

Wow!
I was asking the opposite, they said they couldnt help me!

Strange…

They might slowly be becoming more open to selling parts. I found this Reddit post from 3 days ago claiming Maxtoch is sending the original poster a replacement convex lens and glass filter for $15.

https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/njpchu/psa_maxtoch_xsword_o...

It almost sounds like the filter is CLEAR glass? I asked about buying a plain glass filter a month ago when I requested the longer tube, and Maxtoch told me they don’t offer one. Hm.

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It seems as though Vinh from Skylumen is insinuating the aspheric lens is plastic as well. He doesn’t say the lens is plastic, but he’s recommending a glass filter over it for protection.

Here’s a link to the glass lens he’s using: http://kaidomain.com/S021964-54_8mm-D-x-2mm-T-Multi-Layer-AR-Coated-Lens...

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It seems as though Vinh from Skylumen is insinuating the aspheric lens is plastic as well. He doesn’t say the lens is plastic, but he’s recommending a glass filter over it for protection.

Here’s a link to the glass lens he’s using: http://kaidomain.com/S021964-54_8mm-D-x-2mm-T-Multi-Layer-AR-Coated-Lens...

I bought that one from KD, it fits, but there is some play due to being a bit smaller than the original plastic lens cover.

Also the red bezel barely has threads to hold a lens.
I 2nd the build quality being suboptimal.

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I can confirm the aspheric lens is indeed plastic. I wiped with a camera lens cloth,because it got wet and it made the coating come off. I have a replacement on the way as well,but my overall assessment of build quality is meh. The battery tube rattles horribly and the optics plain suck IMO. That said,I am pleased with the output and I really wish they would sell a short tube.

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Hi, X Sword L3K Received today
At night, compare with Weltool W4 and compare irradiation
I'm really looking forward to it

!https://scontent-nrt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/190772803_4097122173709...!

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MOVE-EVO wrote:
Hi, X Sword L3K Received today At night, compare with Weltool W4 and compare irradiation I'm really looking forward to it !https://scontent-nrt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/190772803_4097122173709...!

Nice! Looking forward to some measurements! 

I should also have 1 on the way.. curious how it stacks up against the L2K.  

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Thank you, Mr. ChibiM
I don’t have a candela measuring instrument, so I can see it visually.
When it comes to candela of Weltool W4 and above, neither L2K nor L3K can be measured without measuring instruments.
It was impossible to determine the state of light with the eyes
After all I would like Marco to show the measurement result with 1 lumens

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Maxtoch Xsword L2K can no longer be lit
Initially, it made a Bu! Sound in about 1 minute and turned off, but then it was revived again.
It doesn’t light up today … I think it’s a bad tail switch
I disassembled it, but I’m not sure.
It seems that I made a mistake in assembling the parts
I have scraped the switch screw and tube.
After all, it cannot be repaired and remains unlit …
Now AliExpress is consulting with the manufacturer by message
I’m waiting for a call, whether it’s a replacement or a repair … sad

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To check if the tailswitch is the problem, you can bypass the switch using a piece of wire. Use it on the negative side of the cell and wall of the tube where the tailcap used to go (on the bare aluminium part)

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MOVE-EVO wrote:
I think it’s a bad tail switch

Maxtoch are very popular in New Zealand, but I’ve heard the tail switches are failing on many of them, it’s the most common failure

Texas Ace Lumen Tube calibrated with maukka lights

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It does come with an additional switch Cool

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Yokiamy wrote:
It does come with an additional switch Cool

Confirms my comment on their switches being an issue then

Texas Ace Lumen Tube calibrated with maukka lights

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Thank you for your support
I replaced the switch, but I forgot to insert the spacer due to a mistake.
As a result, the screw and the tip of the tube were in contact and deformed
Currently consulting with the manufacturer, thank you again

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I received my L2k and it compares well against my Astrolux wp2. 
I am no techie  but L2k throws further. The wp2 starts to darken fairly quickly. The heat after 5 minutes is cooler with L2k. 
just for laughs I put LF61 filter diffuser on both lights. L2k is brighter. 
I look forward to seeing a comparison with the L2K & L3K just to see if there is much difference if any. 

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Remove the tail cap and remove the battery minus and body
I shorted it directly with metal, but the light did not turn on
My L2K doesn’t seem to be a bad switch
I consulted with the manufacturer and sent it back once for inspection.
I hope you will be back in good health

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My 1,600m beamshot of the L3K

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Funtastic wrote:
My 1,600m beamshot of the L3K

!{width:80%}[img]https://i.imgur.com/cAUcfj4.jpg[/img]!


Really impressive shot there,the color seems more unified than L2K. They make some really neat lights,mine is just incredible in pitch dark,thanks for sharing.
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DARCANGEL wrote:
Really impressive shot there,the color seems more unified than L2K. They make some really neat lights,mine is just incredible in pitch dark,thanks for sharing.

In the city onto building it’s great, but on a farm it’s quite bad, that would be LEPs in general though.

I tried shinning it on the hill I’m standing on from that house and it was terrible, couldn’t see the hill. It was most certainly reaching, but due to the beam being so thin you just couldn’t identify any surroundings to know where abouts everything was. Even at 1,300m on a closer hill I couldn’t see anything. Tried again with 10x binoculars and still nothing. Pulled out the BLF GT90 and it’s lighting up everywhere with ease.

I’ll sell this once I’m done for the reduced reviewers price I purchased everything for.

Fun for in the city, but for me on the farm it’s not so much fun.

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Vinh tested his first sample of an L3K at only 1.5mcd, while all L2K at around 2.5mcd. Sad

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twisted raven wrote:
Vinh tested his first sample of an L3K at only 1.5mcd, while all L2K at around 2.5mcd. Sad

I’m yet to measure at 20m, but at 9m I got 1.9 mcd

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