TrustFire X9 - Thoughts and beamshots

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scheven_architect wrote:

rizaoztop wrote:

if you are asking about X9, it takes 1X18650 already. 18500 is shorter around 17-20 mm then 18650 so, it does not work with X9. STL-V6 has a bigger head, that's why it should be a better thrower if its well driven. What i see about X9, it has different specs from different suppliers. Some can use 2Xcr123 some not(like mine), some well driven but, most not (like mine before changing driver). I hope this is usefull Smile

 

OOps i meant 18650 batteries. I want to buy a good thrower that is still pocketable (16-17cm is about the max)

fandyfire is 24 and that's just too long but it looks so awesome http://budgetlightforum.com/node/4835#new beamshots in the middle of the page Shocked

I think you will find the Trustfire X9 is too large, it is only 40mm shorter (198mm total length) then the STL-V2/V6 (~240mm). Considering the STL-V2/V6s have 65mm's more space in the battery tube you may be better off looking for something shorter yet.

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My Trustfire X9 arrived today! First impressions are very good, one thing I have noticed however is that it is well focused at about 2m but beyond that a hole starts to appear in the center of the hotspot. The further away it is aimed the worse it gets. Max I have been able to experience this is at about 7m (indoors) as it is too bright outside. I have found that if I unscrew the driver and emitter module a small amount it fixes it (however the hotspot is very slightly larger because of it). Just from a quick comparison of only the hotspot of the beam it appears about twice as bright as my p60 R5 drop-in (textured reflector) and slightly smaller (R5 at 1A). Outside at night this difference will probably shrink noticeably, but I have a KD 2.8A driver on hand waiting to be re-homed.Laughing

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The white plastic spacer between LED star and reflector may have been mounted upside down. If correct, it should fit (engage with) the reflector bottom and its hole.

I hope this makes sense.

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Tested my Modded X9(2.8A) with my friends ceto light meter.

37k lux @1 meter.

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agedbriar wrote:

The white plastic spacer between LED star and reflector may have been mounted upside down. If correct, it should fit (engage with) the reflector bottom and its hole.

I hope this makes sense.

Yes it does thanks. I just tried turning it around (it is the correct way up already) and this fixes the problem somewhat however only because when the wrong way round it is thicker as it does not slot into the reflector. From some pictures off here it would appear my light has a smaller isolating ring then others. It also has thicker side walls below the LED board then what is pictured on Manafont and DX (much like the picture in Old4570's review).

My Trustfire X9 was purchased from DX ($44.40) and included 2x Trustfire "2500mAh" (blue) 18650s. They look unprotected to me.

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BJ2010520 wrote:

It's so interesting and charming. I like the light . Especially, I like the black one!!Smile

Please, please, please if you are going to make conversation just so that you don't look like a scammer then do try to talk about things that exist.Laughing

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VFMaddict wrote:

BJ2010520 wrote:

It's so interesting and charming. I like the light . Especially, I like the black one!!Smile

Please, please, please if you are going to make conversation just so that you don't look like a scammer then do try to talk about things that exist.Laughing

 

I think you meant spammer but the again......

 

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edc wrote:

 I think you meant spammer but the again......

He/She/It is at least more entertaining than your average hit-and-run spammer. Not 419eater hilarious, but definitely better than nothing.

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edc wrote:

I think you meant spammer but the again......

 

Yep, you're right.......Embarassed

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I apologize for waking up this, kind of old topic but I need information from the owners of TrustFire X9:

What is the exact diameter and thickness of the glass lens on this flashlight?


Thanks.

 

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http://www.dealextreme.com/p/prairie-fire-d9-xp-l-t6-white-led-5-mode-80...

I wonder if this has the same Trustfire X9 head but with a longer body? It says it has a 65mm head....

Edit: not the X9 head, looked up the X7 hoping it was an xml version, but not that either. I feel like I've seen it before though...

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Lens thickness is 3.0 mm, diameter is 54.0mm

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Thanks Manual Man, I want to order spare lenses for experimenting Big Smile

 

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