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I don't get why this light is so expensive with an R2.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

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I wish there were more lights like this. The p60 drop-ins have really crappy heatsinking. I have to fold foil to jam into all my hosts. Gives me a feeling of achievement but really kinda wonky looking. Good think it's all on the inside.

I think this light is expensive because it look pretty well made, but that emitter looks really off center in the last shot.

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agenthex wrote:


I think this light is expensive because it look pretty well made, but that emitter looks really off center in the last shot.

 

I think that's just the camera angle - it doesn't seem off centre in the flesh.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Don wrote:

Throw numbers looking good!

High 27000 lux at 1 metre

Medium 7500

Low 1450

 

Must put the R2 back in some time to see what it can do.

Absolute output numbers on high weren't all that impressive - will try another (much younger) cell in case the cell was limiting current. 440 lumens from an XM-L does not impress me when I've measured better than 850 from the same dropin. The lens appears to be clean. Newer cell charging now.

Hi Don, this one slipped off my radar but now Im thinking about ordering. Im sick of repacking foil every time I change a P60 in one of my hosts.

Did you get better numbers with a different battery? Hrvoje commented that the reflector produces mostly a wall of light. Also, are your measurements center spot or light box?

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Can you post some beam shots?

How can this fairly compare to the X9 both on a XM-L emitter with regards to throw?

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I don't have an X9 but I'll do some beamshots tonight once I've fed myself.

 

Edit: I was going to do beamshots, but it has started to rain. At least that means no PITA adolescents doing the Trick or Treat thing - which is an import from across the Atlantic we could well do without. It used to be "guising" here, ToT is a new thing. I don't mind the little kids at all, but obnoxious teenagers expecting money are just a pain.

 

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https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Don, did you ever get updated output numbers for this? Thanks. Great pics.

 

I too love the idea of a light which is not a P60 host but can use P60 pills. Old4570 is the only one I've seen address this on a functional level:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2103

I need to get into something like that, just need to decide how.

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Here are some numbers. Turns out that if I use a meter probe instead of the switch I get 900 lux more at the top end, giving me just over 700 lumens which is more like it.

 

The switch needs to come apart.

  Lightbox luxLightbox luxLightbox luxEst. LumensEst. LumensEst. LumensThrow at 1 metre
LightBatteryTurn-on30 secs2 MinutesSwitch-on30 secs2 MinutesLux
Trustfire TF-R2 (XM-L) High1865030002850274053851149127000
Trustfire TF-R2 (XM-L) Medium186507657717741371381397500
Trustfire TF-R2 (XM-L) Low186501351361352424241450

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Thanks Don,

Im trying to put this into perspective. You mentioned in a prior post that, "440 lumens from an XM-L does not impress me when I've measured better than 850 from the same dropin". In the post above, you mentioned that you get around 700 lumens if you bypass the switch in the TF-R2. Has something changed or is this not a good reflector design? Im trying to account for the missing 150 lumens that were produced by the much smaller P60 reflector. Im not trying to put you one the spot sir. Just trying to figure out if this is a worthy upgrade over the standard p60 reflector.

Id also appreciate hearing your thoughts about beam quality and focus with the XML.

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Don wrote:

... obnoxious teenagers expecting money ...

You're doing it wrong.

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The TrustFire TF-R2: IMO, still by far the best P60 host available. Thanks again Hrvoje!!

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just traded mine off recently… you guys are making me want to get another one now…

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Id only advise it if youve already got several drop-ins for it. Otherwise, any good C8 (or similar) will do the same thing for a lot less money. But if you’ve got drop-ins, this cant be beat.

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I just put in a product request for these with Fasttech.  Seems like a nice light.

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Good Deal , I have never heard of one of these !! Found one at Alliexpress for $25.39

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JohnnyMac wrote:

I just put in a product request for these with Fasttech.  Seems like a nice light.

I don’t think they even make them anymore. I still miss my DBS Sad

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These would be a great 'group buy' through Rey . Just the host no emitter around $15 maybe?

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host and pill would be good. the p60 pill is just far enough off that i would prefer the original pill

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if we got a group buy for under $20 with no emitter I would be in…

this thing is screaming for an xpe2 on copper pushed to 3a J)

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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I got the one Pulsar modded and I can say that it rocks in tube sox. It’s a very nice host and with a T6 driven with 2800mA it has a great flood and decent throw.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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that was my first 18650 light too. glad your enjoying it :bigsmile:

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I paid $30 for mine, which came with a CW XRE 1.2A at the tail. Of course, that silly thing was instantly replaced with an XML 3A. The pill screws into the lights head, which is made of very thick aluminum and does a good job of heat sinking (better than a quality C8). If youre thinking about one, and have pills to swap in and out, buy it. You’ll never use a regular P60 host again and wonder why you ever did. Finish 8/10, design 8/10.

Also, if Hrvoje posts a deal or suggestion, its always been an extremely good one worth taking note of.

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FlashPilot wrote:
I paid $30 for mine, which came with a CW XRE @1.2A at the tail. Of course, that silly thing was instantly replaced with an XML @3A. The pill screws into the lights head, which is made of very thick aluminum and does a good job of heat sinking (better than a quality C8). If youre thinking about one, and have pills to swap in and out, buy it. You'll never use a regular P60 host again and wonder why you ever did. Finish 8/10, design 8/10. Also, if Hrvoje posts a deal or suggestion, its always been an extremely good one worth taking note of.

 

if Hrvoje posts a deal or suggestion, its always been an extremely good one worth taking note of

 this is advice I think you gave along time ago ...and one thing I was smart enough to listen to ...

it caused me  to buy lights like the Ultra-fire c-88

 thanks Hrvoje

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Hi,

I just ran across this thread. The TF-R2 sounds pretty good, so I was searching around, and it looks like it’s basically not available anymore? The only place I found it was on Amazon, from a seller, and it was $80+, from China:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00AZZRHB0/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8...

If the TF-R2 is no longer available, is there something newer and similar, i.e., a C8-style host with good cooling that can take a P60 drop-in?

Thanks,
Jim

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Thanks for reminding me… my GF snagged mine because she can run it in high mode continuously without overheating (XML 3 mode @3A). Looks like I might need to buy another!

http://www.everbuying.com/product39876.html
http://www.ahappydeal.com/product-31207.html
http://us.dinodirect.com/led-flashlight-cree-3mode-whiter-light-trustfir...

Enjoy! :bigsmile:

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FlashPilot wrote:
Thanks for reminding me… my GF snagged mine because she can run it in high mode continuously without overheating (XML 3 mode @3A). Looks like I might need to buy another!

http://www.everbuying.com/product39876.html
http://www.ahappydeal.com/product-31207.html
http://us.dinodirect.com/led-flashlight-cree-3mode-whiter-light-trustfir...

Enjoy! :bigsmile:

Hi,

All those places (plus others) don’t have it/out-of-stock when you try to add it to your cart.

Jim

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I just tried and got the same result… sorry about that. Perhaps you could email customer service at a few shops to see if they can get one for you. Of all the flashlights I own, Id rate this in my top 10 choices for its robust design, heavy construction and great heat sinking. They weigh a good amount more than other lights of similar size and the pill screws directly into the head, not part of the battery tube. :bigsmile: IMO, well worth tracking one down if possible… if you own P60’s to swap.

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This one allows me to add to cart +$5 shipping to the US.

http://www.sobuying.com/products/TrustFire-TF-R2-Cree-Q5-5-Mode-230-Lumen-LED-Flashlight-Torch-%281*18650%29-wholesale.html

I paid $32 for mine from dinodirect. Hope that helps…

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FlashPilot wrote:
This one allows me to add to cart +$5 shipping to the US.

http://www.sobuying.com/products/TrustFire-TF-R2-Cree-Q5-5-Mode-230-Lumen-LED-Flashlight-Torch-%281*18650%29-wholesale.html

I paid $32 for mine from dinodirect. Hope that helps…

FlashPilot,

Thanks. I just made the order, but boy, was kind of strange:

- They/he charges $5 to ship to U.S.
- After placing the order, they send email asking me to send money via Paypal.

I haven’t had to do that before :(…

Thanks again. Hope that this turns out to be legit. Have you (or anyone) ever bought something from sobuying.com?

Jim

Edit: BTW, how did you find the light? I was doing some searching earlier, and didn’t run across it or sobuying.com.

Edit 2: Got email and order status just changed to “Awaiting shipment”!

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Hi Jim,

I found sobuying through trial and error with google for you. Their order process seems a bit strange. Id guess that they probably didnt spend the money and time to put together a descent e-store site. As long as you used paypal, you should be protected. If it doesnt arrive within 45 days of ordering, you must file a pp dispute to retrieve your money (I usually dont go over 41 or 42). I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you get yours, but its looking pretty good right now.

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