Review: UltraFire HD2010

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Yeah, those TFFs. Smile

Yeah, I knew I had decent 18650s, and was expecting higher amps in my HD according to Foy’s review, but there is obviously either variation in the East drivers, or maybe my DMM leads are still sub-par. But it isn’t just me reporting less current…

As Foy stated above, 3.5A will be as much as we need through the HD2010, but, as I’ve discovered, it may take a decent 26650 cell to get yours there. I’m fine with that, because now I have around 4500mAh capacity to play with. Smile

Not sure DD is the best answer in this case… 5A+ is impressive, but if it really doesn’t get you any practical increase in performance, what’s the point? I won’t have to swap drivers with mine, I don’t think…

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Sure, no need +5A if the XM-L sweet spot is 4A Smile But from 2.5A to 4A… there is still a noticeable difference.

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Oh, much agreed. Just went outside to confirm. Yes, the 26650 is brighter, but not by as much as I thought initially. But maybe the run times are worth it… Looking forward to getting that second HD, hoping it’s a winner over this winner. Smile

And… a Kong or two…

JAFFO

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OK, received my HD2010 this morning Big Smile
Lol, 1.4A with my 3,8V TF flame 2400 mAh :bigsmile: Charging… Silly

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ok, ive had my hd2010 for a lil whiles now, and reading this thread is making me itch to buy a 26650. so i concluded that i want some king kongs. but i notice they make them in icr and inr’s. which one do i get? can someone recommend me a decent charger that charges two at a time also thanks!

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Replied over in your other thread.

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SashiX wrote:
OK, received my HD2010 this morning Big Smile
Lol, 1.4A with my 3,8V TF flame 2400 mAh :bigsmile: Charging… Silly

Glad you got yours SashiX, I ordered the light at the same time you ordered yours!
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SashiX, what’s your verdict? Smile

JAFFO

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Now $30.84 at Tmart when using 8% off coupon code: TMPRICE

darnit. i just ordered another one last night! and they shipped out out this afternoon….grrrreeat. thanks for the coupon though

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Hmm, could this (HML and 4 or 5A) fit in HD2010? Diameter seems to be OK, but the height? Should be easier to install than those 8×7135 chip drivers.


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@Mikk0: Thats the same question I wanted to ask Wink

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Mikk0 wrote:
Hmm, could "this":http://www.intl-outdoor.com/4a-3mode-2745v-circuit-board-p-546.html (HML and 4 or 5A) fit in HD2010? Diameter seems to be OK, but the height? Should be easier to install than those 8x7135 chip drivers.

I have looked at this driver myself the last couple of days but do I really need it. It has memory as well which is not stated on the web site.

Here are a couple of pictures with an 8 x 7135 in a stock pill that I have done with little modification. I know I have a lathe but I have seen some of you guys do fantastic work with dremels that could do this with little effort.

 

 

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MRsDNF wrote:

Mikk0 wrote:
Hmm, could this (HML and 4 or 5A) fit in HD2010? Diameter seems to be OK, but the height? Should be easier to install than those 8×7135 chip drivers.

I have looked at this driver myself the last couple of days but do I really need it. It has memory as well which is not stated on the web site.

Here are a couple of pictures with an 8 × 7135 in a stock pill that I have done with little modification. I know I have a lathe but I have seen some of you guys do fantastic work with dremels that could do this with little effort.

 

Nice work. Did you just cut the recess a little deeper for the new driver and leave the ring stock? I may have to dust off the lathe and see what I can do. I have a bunch of 3/4” alum bar stock left over from an old project but this pill is bigger. Hope I don’t screw it up.
I think the HD2010 is a great light except for the crap driver. Mine has HI, weird high speed flash. LOW, stupid strobe and even stupider OSO ( not SOS) I am aslo going to swap out the LED because the stock one is way too blue.

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I just machined the step down deep enough to screw the retaining ring on and everything else is stock. The driver seems to earth fine through the small lip on the back ok and it may be wishful thinking but the retaining ring may cool the chips on the driver slightly.

 

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SashiX, what’s your verdict? Smile

Will post an overview this night Smile

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That's awesome, DNF . . .

 

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Received one of these from Meritline 9/8/12 is this thing is super awesome. My new favorite super bright outstanding unreal outofthisworld super duper amazing throwing bright as all get out light!

have about 500ft shot down to where a fence and some cars are and its like daylight down there!!!!!

WOOT!!!!

Thanks for the review everyone just had to wait to get the price down to my range! Think I paid $27 shipped!

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Oh, very nice. I like it…

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Just pulled the trigger, ordered the Black one from Lightmalls.
Someone commented on better finish on ano for some reason on the black one…

Might be almost the first light ever, with which I took tracking with shipping for extra 5$ Big Smile

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That black version at Lightmalls is killer looking.

Also, while I was over there I saw they have a Solarforce M6 for $88.50!

http://www.lightmalls.com/solarforce-m6-cree-xm-l-t6-550-lumen-3-modes-led-flashlight-1-18650-2-cr123a 

It's $47.99 at solarforceflashlight-sales.  There's some great deals over there but 88.50 for an M6 is pretty dang funny.

 

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Congrats on receiving your HDs, guys. They really are fun. I made a post last night only about the fact that turning of the streetlight outside my place making me giggle like a little girl. Wasn’t all that well received, but I don’t care. The HD is a killer light to have.

I agree with Foy – the grey HDs seem to have a really weird fragile finish. I am very interested in purchasing another in black. Obviously doesn’t mess with the performance at all. But still. A torch this awesome needs an awesome finish to go with it, in my opinion. And TMart now has the black ones at the same price. So…

JAFFO

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JaffoAZ wrote:
Congrats on receiving your HDs, guys. They really are fun. I made a post last night only about the fact that turning of the streetlight outside my place making me giggle like a little girl. Wasn’t all that well received, but I don’t care. The HD is a killer light to have.

I agree with Foy – the grey HDs seem to have a really weird fragile finish. I am very interested in purchasing another in black. Obviously doesn’t mess with the performance at all. But still. A torch this awesome needs an awesome finish to go with it, in my opinion. And TMart now has the black ones at the same price. So…

Don’t forget to use the TMPRICE coupon code, if you haven’t already. 8% off.

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cainn wrote:
JaffoAZ wrote:
Congrats on receiving your HDs, guys. They really are fun. I made a post last night only about the fact that turning of the streetlight outside my place making me giggle like a little girl. Wasn’t all that well received, but I don’t care. The HD is a killer light to have.

I agree with Foy – the grey HDs seem to have a really weird fragile finish. I am very interested in purchasing another in black. Obviously doesn’t mess with the performance at all. But still. A torch this awesome needs an awesome finish to go with it, in my opinion. And TMart now has the black ones at the same price. So…

Don’t forget to use the TMPRICE coupon code, if you haven’t already. 8% off.

Oh, thanks! I am not ready to do this just yet. Just glad they have the black in stock in the U.S. warehouse. WHen I order, I’ll check for the code. Thanks again!

JAFFO

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Are all HD 2010 versions 5-Mode Versions ?

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Foy wrote:

That black version at Lightmalls is killer looking.

Good looking yeah, but after ordering I stumbled over a thread about Lightmalls selling Fake products :Sp

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Infinite wrote:
Are all HD 2010 versions 5-Mode Versions ?

LightTake seems to have a 3-mode, but it’s Hi > Strobe > SOS, which is doubly ridiculous.

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cainn wrote:
Infinite wrote:
Are all HD 2010 versions 5-Mode Versions ?

LightTake seems to have a 3-mode, but it’s Hi > Strobe > SOS, which is doubly ridiculous.

That’s not what i was looking for :bigsmile: What a bummer…

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apt323 wrote:
Received one of these from Meritline 9/8/12 is this thing is super awesome. My new favorite super bright outstanding unreal outofthisworld super duper amazing throwing bright as all get out light!

have about 500ft shot down to where a fence and some cars are and its like daylight down there!!!!!

WOOT!!!!

Thanks for the review everyone just had to wait to get the price down to my range! Think I paid $27 shipped!

That’s a great price can you post the link to the Meritline version please and thank you.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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I just got my hd2010 from Tmart today and got a chance to test it out tonight. Throws great and has a really nice beam but the tint on mone is a little on the purple side. My emitter is perfectly centered, but I have a white centering ring on my led, unlike the black one on most of the lights I see. I tested the current at the tail, and got 2.8 amps at the tail (3.1 amps with spring fully compressed) with a king kong 26650 at 4.12 volts. I soldered a 22 gauge wire from the driver to the tip of the spring, and did the same to the tailswitch and removed the spring cap. I then got 4.3 amps with the same battery. One thing I did notice is that although it is brighter for about the first 3 or 4 seconds, you can see the output sag after that. It is not the current dropping because I tested it and it did not move. I think it just overheats and drops output or is the driver doin somthin wacky. Have a couple of copper pcb xml u2s and u3s on order, and will be dropping one of them in along with a 12 7135 driver and some heatsinking improvements.

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