DX reoffer - UltraFire V6-T60 XM-LT6 3-Mode 975-Lumen - $18.99 (was $24.4)

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DX reoffer - UltraFire V6-T60 XM-LT6 3-Mode 975-Lumen - $18.99 (was $24.4)
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+1

I have that exact one, UltraFire V6-T60.

I love the quality and finish of that host.

Originally, it has low that's actually a mid, and not much less brighter than high. Very high PWM, extremely hard to notice.

Tint on mine is closer to NW than to CW. Cooler than DRY NW, but more neutral than say FandyFire HD2011.

17mm driver, easy to swap.

I'm thinking about ordering one for a gift.

Viktor


Edit:

Since the deal has ended, you can still get this flashlight at the regular price.

Both V6-T60 3 mode and 5 mode versions are available at DX.

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Wanted to get 1 of these but I wonder will a protected 18650 fit it comfortably?

Have been going through posts and noticed that apparently 18650 protected are slightly bigger than unprotected ones.

Kindly Advice

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TF 3000 protected, UF 2800 protected both fit. It has a nice long spring at the tailcap, I'd say no problem fitting protected cells in there.

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Thanks a ton Viktori. Was eagerly w8ing for sm1 to reply.. I am going ahead and placing an order. Read about heating issues though.. How is yours in that dept. Viktori? Thanks again
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It gets quite hot. I'd rather say that High mode of UF V6-T60 is actually turbo, and it's low is actually high.

turbo-high-strobe

It's pretty bright and has a very nice beam pattern, not all flood, not all throw, it's beam is a nice round shape somewhere in between flood and throw. Some small amount of rings visible when testing on a white wall, but it's a non-issue in real usage.

I hope you have fun with it, I still consider it one of my favorite flashlights, if not even number one. It's my goto flashlight.

And it's even better after the driver swap to my custom modes KD driver.

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Oh, just one thing, this thing with it's original driver is too bright for close up work. That is the reason I swapped the driver. Mine now has everything from ultra low to full XM-L blast.

See here:

KD 7135 V2 3040mA LED Driver with custom modes: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/9655

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Well then I am ordering it now.. My 1st order from dealextreme and my 1st LED flashlight :).

Thanks for the Valuable info Viktori.

Ohh and that Firefly mode is just "PERFECT". I like to move around the house, if I wake up at night, with minimum light possible rather than a bulb in ur face kinda light.

I am too nooobish at the moment for custom drivers or even a driver swap.

If I do want a swap will be lookin for your advice..Wink

Thanks again mate..!!

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viktori, did you happen to take any night beamshots before or after your mod with this flashlight?

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Hm, not really. I don't have decent photo equipment for that, but if you like I can try to capture something. I'd have to think on where to actually test this.

Is there any particular thing you want to compare, or just want to see any beamshot?

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Oh, the switch on this thing can sometimes be strong-minded. You might want to take it apart and remove one small plastic spacer. After I've done that I've had no erratic behavior from the switch. I can post some photos later if you'd like.

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Do you have another flashlight in your possession that the throw/flood compares to?

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Hah, I've just discovered that it's beam size is very similar to DRY.

V6-T60 has a much better defined beam circle than DRY. Depending on where you consider end on the circle for DRY to be, V6-T60 is either a tad larger, or if you take DRY's beam circle liberally, V6-T60 is just a teeny tiny bit smaller.

UF V6-T60 has much smaller beam than FandyFire HD2011. FF is all flood, with it's small OP reflector.

V6-T60 beam has double the diameter than Keygos KE-5, consequently it doesn't look as bright and throws less.

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So this is a little cannon? Nice!

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Good description, it's definitely a pocket cannon. Smile

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BTW, I remember I measured 2.8A on high when I first got it (with my cheap DMM). Smile

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Oh, welcome to BLF, steels_x3m!

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viktori wrote:

UF V6-T60 has much smaller beam than FandyFire HD2011. FF is all flood, with it's small OP reflector.

 

Don't they have similar size reflectors?

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HD2011 vs V6-T60 reflector:

Width: ~17.93mm vs ~20.15mm

Depth: ~10mm vs ~18mm

Type: OP vs smooth

 

Reflector dimensions are inside dimensions, i.e. the mirror part of the reflector. Depth is a rough measurement, I did not want to take them apart nor push my caliper inside reflectors.

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That's cool! I thought that since they seem similar, they would have the same reflector. Do you have any idea how others compare, like the TR-801, UF2100 etc, which "seem" to be similar in size?

So it's like you say, you change the driver and you have a hell of a little cannon... Smile

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I don't yet have UF2100, but it's on the way. Wink

TR-801 isn't XM-L, it never caught my eye so I can't compare.

It's definitely a cannon even with stock driver! Just no finesse. Driver swap is needed if you want to turn it into a real allrounder.

 

BTW, I ordered one. It will make a *really* nice gift.

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is it as bright as the fandyfire 2011?

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About brightness, I would say yes and no, conditionally.

V6-T60 hotspot is brighter, but I'd say HD2011 gives more light overall because of the floodier beam pattern and it's direct drive. HD2011 also gets hot *much* faster (on high) than V6-T60, you can feel it heating up within a few seconds. For V6-T60 it takes about a 30s to a minute, give or take.

It also depends for what distance you plan to use them. V6-T60 is a better thrower, for all stated reasons.

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and thanks for the info. the fandy is VERY BRIGHT. so the ultrafire is not dd?

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I don't really know. I'd say it's not, but I have no really good way to be 100% certain of that. I did measure 2.8A on V6-T60 high with the stock driver, with a cheap DMM, and really lousy probe wires. So my sample (at least) was driven pretty hard.

 

Edited to clear up which one I was referring to.

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fyi, DrJones, in his review of the fandy on dx, measured 4.5A

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This deal is still on, so.... bump.

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Got one, after I get it I might look for a 3-mode driver... Silly

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Ohhh Smile thanks guys....

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viktori wrote:

TR-801 isn't XM-L, it never caught my eye so I can't compare.

Viktor

Mine is XML Wink

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