Trustfire TR-J18 or SkyRay King - which one

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Trustfire TR-J18 or SkyRay King - which one

Debating to get one of these lights (maybe even the UF-S7)

Does the SR-King come with a holster??

Which would you rather have?? Will there be that much difference in lumens between the SR-King and the TR-J18?

Thanks guys!!

Heath

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I don't have the TR-J18,but I do have the king and it rocks.Love the side button and it's bright as hell and honestly has a bit of throw to it probably by virtue of brute lumens.Downfalls are lousy PWM on low and only 2 modes but it has grown on me.Hope thats a bit of help.Oh,BTW the king does not come with a holster.

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Dirth of modes on the King would push me towards the TR-J18.

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Thanks for the reply. I may go for a SkyRayKing. I might be able to use it at work (if I can find a holster).

Still debating though. That J-18 looks like a beast.

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TR-J18 was rated 8000 lumens by manufacturer but SR king was rated 4000 lumens maximally.

King does not come with a holster but a belt. anyhow King is easy to carry(a little fatty, not as LONG as TR-J18). http://budgetlightforum.com/node/9419#node-9419 

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you can use UF T-70 holder with some foam stuffed in the bottom as mentioned in the sky ray king thread.

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Thanks DARCANGEL!! I've got one of those !!

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I think you should get both of them and then do a thread comparing the two Smile

It's the only logical decision Wink

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Until they can make these stacked XM-L flashlights to where they deepen the reflector for each XM-L, they are about useless for me.  I can compare my thower flashlights I have like the M3X, TK41, T40CS to my 3 XM-L SkyRay I have and they are just as good at spill but not quite as good as flood beam.  These lights have no throw capabilities either.  Now if they make them like the TK70 then we would be talking.  But that is just my honest opinion after buying the one I have.  They really serve no advantage over a good thrower XM-L. 

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Very true. Lots of flood, little throw.

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Personally i could care less about throw, really need 200m of throw when what i am concerned about is a 50ft bubble around me Wink

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Well actually I said that wrong.  My M3X has more spill than the 3 XM-L SkyRay.  And it will smoke it for throw by over double. 

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bose301s wrote:

Personally i could care less about throw, really need 200m of throw when what i am concerned about is a 50ft bubble around me Wink

Well if you want the best of both worlds I can tell you that the Olight SR51 is the answer.  It has a bigger beam than all my XM-L thowers and it still thows with the best of them. 

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Agreed,buying a multi-emitter light for throw is pointless.The only one I've seen so far that can throw well is XTAR s1 and the head is huge,but still a cool light.

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DARCANGEL wrote:

Agreed,buying a multi-emitter light for throw is pointless.The only one I've seen so far that can throw well is XTAR s1 and the head is huge,but still a cool light.

The TK70 and JETBeam RRT-3 XML will be as good or better for throw, expensive though.
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DARCANGEL wrote:

Agreed,buying a multi-emitter light for throw is pointless.The only one I've seen so far that can throw well is XTAR s1 and the head is huge,but still a cool light.

I agree with that.  And the TK70 is the throw king for the triple XM-L lights. 

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The crelant 75g would throw better then the TK70, King, and TR-J18? Is that correct?

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The King actually has pretty decent throw. I tested it recently with a bunch of other lights. It actually got light 500+ yards. Effective range would be about 350 yards of ANSI rated throw. I posted beamshots of it on the big King thread. 

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A new king in black 5 x T6 with lanyard and handle ?

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/10426

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Cooter wrote:

Debating to get one of these lights (maybe even the UF-S7)

Does the SR-King come with a holster??

Which would you rather have?? Will there be that much difference in lumens between the SR-King and the TR-J18?

Thanks guys!!

Heath


just in case this might help with your decision.

LEFT is Sky Ray King and on the right is Trustfire TR-J18 the wall is about 16 feet away
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I just got this Trustfire TR-J18 .. for few seconds i was dissapointed with trustfire as the light wasn’t as bright as i thought would be,
then i put the extension on and HOLY COW!!! it just killed Sky Ray king.. this monster is bright and for the price i paid… you can’t get brighter than at this price range.
of course the only draw back it’s big and cumbersome to carry.. but if you ever in need to do search and rescue.. this is the light that you need to cut the darkness around you :bigsmile:

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Agree! TR-J18 with extension/3 batteries is brighter even with the Sky Ray Kung.
Both are unmodified. Beer