Lightmalls has C12, XM-L2

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Lightmalls has C12, XM-L2

FYI, A member just noted that Lightmalls has the C12 in a XM-L2, this is a very good host for a high amp LED

http://www.lightmalls.com/ultrafire-c12-1-cree-xm-l2-5-modes-led-flashli...

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darn it.. i just bought 2 of those C12 XML-U3 from lightmalls lastweek.. Sad

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This is on my MUST BUY list now! This would be an amazing light.

 

Everyone should be ordering one if they are looking for a C8 style light.

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Lightmalls says “Shopping Cart Worldwide Free Shipping!!!”, yet charges shipping during checkout. Anybody know why?

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Shipping is indeed FREE !? Lightmalls is charging “tracking number fee”. Lightmalls should not be splashing “Free Shipping” all over the site.

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Very nice I am seriously thinking about it. But I’m still waiting on another light from them. It think I will wait and see how they do with the last order.

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DayLighter wrote:
darn it.. i just bought 2 of those C12 XML-U3 from lightmalls lastweek.. Sad

Isn’t there supposed to be a slight run time problem with a single 18650 and the new MX-L2’s? If so you might be better off with the U3’s.

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Found 2 sites with C12 XM-L2:

US $17.98, Free shipping
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/1800lm-CREE-XM-L2-LED-Flashlight-UltraFire-C12-XML2-U2-LED-Torch-L2-Lamp-18650-Battery/613721_830453687.html

US $23.83, Free shipping
http://www.dhgate.com/new-ultrafire-c12-1-cree-xm-l2-5-modes-led/p-ff808...

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just received my C12 U3 today.. so dissappointed with the output, even the old XML-T6 is brighter than the new U3
I also received C8 XM-L2 which is a lot brighter than C12 U3, i was going to buy C12 XM-L2 but i rather save my money and go for the C8 XM-L2 instead! beamshot of those lights.

C12 XM-L T6 distance to the wall 8’ away

 photo C12XMLT6_zps9ce50330.jpg

C12 XM-L U3

 photo C12XMLU3_zps1f10654d.jpg

Beamshot comparison, C12 XM-LU3 is on the left and C12 XM-L T6 is on the right

 photo C12Comparison_zpsf4528794.jpg

C8 XM-L U3

 photo C8XMLU3_zps62523252.jpg

C8 XM-L2
 photo C8XM-L2_zpsae980fb4.jpg

as you can see, the C12 XM-L U3 is a dissapointment, I should stick with their C8 XM-L U3 or their XM-L2.. they’re much brighter and cheaper too :Sp

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So if the new led’s are in fact the correct bins they should be brighter because the reflectors are the same and the heatsinking is better on the C12’s So it can only be the driver that is making the difference right?

Have you tried the C8 and the C12 after being on for while and with batteries that are not fresh off the charger?

What I’m wondering is if the C8 is direct drive and with 100% fresh batteries it’s running hotter. So what happens with a little thermal sag and batteries that are not 100% fresh?

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18sixfifty wrote:
So if the new led’s are in fact the correct bins they should be brighter because the reflectors are the same and the heatsinking is better on the C12’s So it can only be the driver that is making the difference right?

Have you tried the C8 and the C12 after being on for while and with batteries that are not fresh off the charger?

What I’m wondering is if the C8 is direct drive and with 100% fresh batteries it’s running hotter. So what happens with a little thermal sag and batteries that are not 100% fresh?

it’ll get lower number? :bigsmile:

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Who is “Cpt. Chris Zhou (BLF)” posting reviews at lightmalls?

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i wonder if he work at lightmalls Silly

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DayLighter wrote:
i wonder if he work at lightmalls Silly
“Lou_Menn” PM me a link to a post by “chriszhou” (cf. Cpt Zhou):

Review: Ultrafire C12 XM-L T6 (Warning: Very picture heavy!)
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/14067

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Chris did the early review on the LightMalls C8, which turned me on to my first C8 and been hooked ever since. Maybe it's not the "best" C8 around, but stock, it was pretty powerful and overall a solid (not great) quality light. Still got it, heavily mod'ed.

Ashame the C12 U3 seems like a dud, stock - should have had all the ingredients because the U3's have always done well. Interesting to see how the XM-L2 does stock, assuming aluminum star and well driven. I wouldn't trust the 4A listing on their site - specs not based on reality - well proven.

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(Tip by Lou_Menn)

http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S021400
UltraFire C12 Cree XM-L2 U2 5-Mode LED Flashlight (1 × 18650)
Our Price: $19.26 Free Shipping

Note that brightness is given as 1400 lumens (cf 1770 or 1800)

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Good light this C12!…i like the body and i would to try an XM-L2!!
I was going to buy a Keygos M10 or Supfire X5, but now you have me confused :~ ….the C12 is better?

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hay daylighter, is this the c8 xml-2 that is the brightest from lightmalls?
http://www.lightmalls.com/ultrafire-c8-cree-xm-l2-5-mode-led-flashlight-...

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hay daylighter, is this the c8 xml-2 that is the brightest from lightmalls?
http://www.lightmalls.com/ultrafire-c8-cree-xm-l2-5-mode-led-flashlight-...

yeah.. that’s the one that i bought

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ok, i think i may have to try this one. i dunno, i have a thing for c8’s. i honestly dont need anymore, but for some reason, i just like to try all the c8’s that everyone thinks is bright.
i tried lots, and i end up giving away the ones that arent worthy, and even those, were ones that members say were bright.
only two i kept, was the kd c8 and the keygo ke-5.

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ok, i think i may have to try this one. i dunno, i have a thing for c8’s. i honestly dont need anymore, but for some reason, i just like to try all the c8’s that everyone thinks is bright. i tried lots, and i end up giving away the ones that arent worthy, and even those, were ones that members say were bright. only two i kept, was the kd c8 and the keygo ke-5.

i wouldn’t blame you for liking the C8.. what’s not to like? outthrow pretty much all the lights in it’s price range Big Smile
it’s a nice small size, easy to carry around and can throw well too.
especially the new XM-L2 version always wowed the crowd everytime i showed it to friends.
i liked it so much i decided to buy 3 more as gifts :bigsmile:

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okay u persuaded me. i still have faith in my ke -5 and my kd c8’s to win in throw though.
and i still believe the kd will win in the spill and flood category. but i think this lightmalls c8 will be the brightest.

lets just see….

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ok i ended up buying two lights since i had to pay for shipping. geez, most places offer free shipping…
i also bought the uniquefire uf-v1, i know its an outdated light, and ugly in its own way, but i just wanted to try it out since i couldnt find any reviews on it, other than one guy on manafont mentioned that its similiar brightness to a hd 2010, but more floody.

i almost bought the uniquefire uf-t8 instead, but last minute change my mind for the uf-v1.
http://www.lightmalls.com/uniquefire-uf-t8-1770-lumen-cree-xm-l2-u2-5-mo...

http://www.lightmalls.com/uniquefire-uf-v1-stainless-steel-cree-xm-l-t6-...

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BLightSam wrote:
(Tip by Lou_Menn)

http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S021400
UltraFire C12 Cree XM-L2 U2 5-Mode LED Flashlight (1 × 18650)
Our Price: $19.26 Free Shipping

Note that brightness is given as 1400 lumens (cf 1770 or 1800)


I might give this one a try. I guess it is too soon, but anyone got this one yet?

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1800lm CREE XM-L2 LED Flashlight UltraFire C12 XML2 U2 LED Torch L2 Lamp (18650 Battery Powered) $17.98

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/1800lm-CREE-XM-L2-LED-Flashlight-UltraFire-C12-XML2-U2-LED-Torch-L2-Lamp-18650-
Battery/613721_830453687.html

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Be careful. The C12 U3 from light malls was one of the worst lights I have bought, and I have bought quite a few. Flickering madly out of the box. Broken switch. Bad pill soldering job. Off center emitter. weird artifacts in the spot. Just awful.

I’m all for complimenting a vendor when he does a good job, and i try to be understanding when I get a dud, but I couldn’t find anything about the C12 U3 that was right, except that maybe a 18650 cell fit in the tube!

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/19375

Buyer beware.

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I know about the Lightmalls one, I was hoping its not a trend across vendors.

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Puzzling why there is no report of C12, XM-L2 from Lightmalls yet!

Is it because it’s as bad as C12, U3?

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