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I'm Hoping This Will Be The Ultimate Frog Gigging Flashlight

I ordered this one the morning. I wanted a single Q5 to run on 2 18650 batteries for longer runtime. It also should provide longer runtime than a XM-L. I also wanted a fairly large reflector for throw. This has got all three.

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/small-sun-zya630-cree-q5-3mode-...

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I’m hoping so too! Do you have it yet?

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Not yet. It supposedly arrived in NY on 9-03. Maybe this week it will show up. I may be disappointed, but I’m hoping it will be a better thrower than the Jacob A60 since it runs on 2 18650’s. I think it has about a 56mm head.

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Damn, it always takes for ever for things to arrive…. It looks like it should be, im just waiting on your review of it, even if it’s just some pics and your personal opinion on it

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Is the reflector similar size to the jacob?

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apt323 wrote:
Is the reflector similar size to the jacob?

Yes. Almost the exact same size.

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Is the reflector similar size to the jacob?

Yes. Almost the exact same size.


I know that you like the jacob alot so cant wait to hear your thoughts and opinion of this one!!!
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i saw frog giggin and had to click. i wanna see some pics of some eyes glowing!

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Finally got the Small Sun ZY-A630 Q5. Another plastic reflector but it’s a pretty good quality light. It’s not quite as bright as the Jacob A60 buy it will be a pretty dang good thrower and have longer runtime. Machining is very nice and so is the threads. All in all I am very happy. Well worth the money. I believe the beam is actually better than the Jacob A60, but definately not as bright.




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Do I dare ask.  What is frog gigging? 

-Garry

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Do I dare ask.  What is frog gigging? 

-Garry

(P.S.  Our property is overrun by toads!  Nasty warty toads!

You mean you never been? I’m talking about bullfrogs.

I love eating them things.

I use a gig and a bright flashlight. You go at nite on a pond, creek, or stream and shine the light on the banks at the water edge. Their eyes will light up when you spot one a ways off. The light blinds them so you can get close enough to gig them. But the big ones are a lot smarter so you have to be quick and quiet getting close enough. You gig them right about on top of the head. Best to keep the light off of the bigger ones until you get pretty close due to the fact they are smarter than the little ones and usually won’t sit too long. That’s why they got as big as they did. The big ones have a lot deeper sounding croak.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Fianlly got the Small Sun ZY-A630 Q5. Another plastic reflector but it’s a pretty good quality light. It’s not quite as bright as the Jacob A60 buy it will be a pretty dang good thrower and have longer runtime. Machining is very nice and so is the threads. All in all I am very happy. Well worth the money. I believe the beam is actually better than the JacobAA60, but definately not as bright.

That’s disappointing on the lens as the product page clearly states “coated glass lens”. I was really hoping that it would be brilliantly bright as your frog-gigging topic made me think it might be great for bowfishing.

Let us know how it works out.

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OK, I found this link too.  Sorry, no interest in this.

-Garry

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garrybunk wrote:

OK, I found this link too.  Sorry, no interest in this.

-Garry

Wow, now THERE’S an unbiased report on gigging.

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It’s the reflector that is plastic not the lens. It will make a good frog light. Sometimes it’s not so much how bright of light you have but how long it will stay bright is the what counts when your out wading a creek at nite in pitch darkness. I have now learned to carry my XM-L headlamp that takes 2 18650’s as a backup. It works great I might add. I had one of my lights take out on me on a creek not but aboout 2 weeks ago on a dark nite due to some cheap fake Trustfire flame batteries I had in it. Lucky for me I listened to my buddy rikr on here and had my headlamp as a backup. I would have been in big trouble had I not listened to him and being 3/4 of a mile down a creek from my car. That could be real dangerous.

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Here’s a beamshot at 10ft. It wasn’t completely dark downstairs. I took this one on aut exposure since it wasn’t completely dark and manual settings don’t work very well indoors during the day.

Auto exposure, Program AE, 1/91 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400, Compensation: -1.67

10 feet

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Here’s a beamshot at 10ft. It wasn’t completely dark downstairs. I took this one on aut exposure since it wasn’t completely dark and manual settings don’t work very well indoors during the day.

Auto exposure, Program AE, 1/91 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400, Compensation: -1.67

10 feet

!http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/brad541thb/DSCF3819Small.jpg!


How does it compare to the famous jacob? :quest:
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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
It’s the reflector that is plastic not the lens. It will make a good frog light. Sometimes it’s not so much how bright of light you have but how long it will stay bright is the what counts when your out wading a creek at nite in pitch darkness. I have now learned to carry my XM-L headlamp that takes 2 18650’s as a backup. It works great I might add. I had one of my lights take out on me on a creek not but aboout 2 weeks ago on a dark nite due to some cheap fake Trustfire flame batteries I had in it. Lucky for me I listened to my buddy rikr on here and had my headlamp as a backup. I would have been in big trouble had I not listened to him and being 3/4 of a mile down a creek from my car. That could be real dangerous.

Sorry ‘bout the confusion on the reflector. Guess I just completely misread your post.

For my bowfishing, I need brightness for the light to permeate cloudy water. Runtime is definitely a bonus, but I’ll gladly change rechargeable batteries every 30 minutes for a brilliant light with a good beam and will mount to weaver mount stabilizer.

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It’s the reflector that is plastic not the lens. It will make a good frog light. Sometimes it’s not so much how bright of light you have but how long it will stay bright is the what counts when your out wading a creek at nite in pitch darkness. I have now learned to carry my XM-L headlamp that takes 2 18650’s as a backup. It works great I might add. I had one of my lights take out on me on a creek not but aboout 2 weeks ago on a dark nite due to some cheap fake Trustfire flame batteries I had in it. Lucky for me I listened to my buddy rikr on here and had my headlamp as a backup. I would have been in big trouble had I not listened to him and being 3/4 of a mile down a creek from my car. That could be real dangerous.

Sorry ‘bout the confusion on the reflector. Guess I just completely misread your post.

For my bowfishing, I need brightness for the light to permeate cloudy water. Runtime is definitely a bonus, but I’ll gladly change rechargeable batteries every 30 minutes for a brilliant light with a good beam and will mount to weaver mount stabilizer. !http://www.indy-archer.com/smileys/mathews_thumbsup.gif!

I have a good cheap light for under $25 for you.

Go and buy this one. It is still the best quality and brightest flashlight I have bought for the money. I’m tickled with it.

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/small-sun-zyt13-t6-5mode-1200lu...

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Fantastic! Thanks, ILF! Order placed.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
It’s the reflector that is plastic not the lens. It will make a good frog light. Sometimes it’s not so much how bright of light you have but how long it will stay bright is the what counts when your out wading a creek at nite in pitch darkness. I have now learned to carry my XM-L headlamp that takes 2 18650’s as a backup. It works great I might add. I had one of my lights take out on me on a creek not but aboout 2 weeks ago on a dark nite due to some cheap fake Trustfire flame batteries I had in it. Lucky for me I listened to my buddy rikr on here and had my headlamp as a backup. I would have been in big trouble had I not listened to him and being 3/4 of a mile down a creek from my car. That could be real dangerous.

Sorry ‘bout the confusion on the reflector. Guess I just completely misread your post.

For my bowfishing, I need brightness for the light to permeate cloudy water. Runtime is definitely a bonus, but I’ll gladly change rechargeable batteries every 30 minutes for a brilliant light with a good beam and will mount to weaver mount stabilizer. !http://www.indy-archer.com/smileys/mathews_thumbsup.gif!

I have a good cheap light for under $25 for you.

Go and buy this one. It is till the best quality and brightest flashlight I have bought for the money. I’m tickled with it.

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/small-sun-zyt13-t6-5mode-1200lu...

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You won’t regret it.

Rikr convinced me to buy that light. I’m telling you right now that light is worth $50. It probably will throw almost as good as the FandyFire STL-V6. I have that one, too.

If you don’t have the FandyFire STL-V6, put it on your to-do-list. For around $45 shipped from Deal Xtreme, it’s one bad light to have. But I will say for the money, no light I have bought yet was a better value than the Small Sun T40CS clone. It’s rikr approved. LOL!

Brad

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Just make sure you run some decent good batteries in it to get the most out of it. The beam on the one I have is perfect. It’s just as good as my Sunwayman T40CS, but not quite as bright. But for the money, it’s a better value flashlight.

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hey ILF do you or rikr have any IMR cells you could pop in that t40cs clone..wondering if that would raise the tailcap readings at all..i’m on the fence about it still..wish it was pulling 3a or so..would be perfect..

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hey ILF do you or rikr have any IMR cells you could pop in that t40cs clone..wondering if that would raise the tailcap readings at all..i’m on the fence about it still..wish it was pulling 3a or so..would be perfect..

Trust me this light is bad to the bone as is. I know there is lot of talk about this on here and modding it. But really the light is very nice as is. It’s plenty bright for $24, and I have yet to see a better or brighter $24 XM-L thrower on here for this price.

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hey ILF do you or rikr have any IMR cells you could pop in that t40cs clone..wondering if that would raise the tailcap readings at all..i’m on the fence about it still..wish it was pulling 3a or so..would be perfect..

Trust me this light is bad to the bone as is. I know there is lot of talk about this on here and modding it. But really the light is very nice as is. It’s plenty bright for $24, and I have yet to see a better or brighter $24 XM-L thrower on here for this price.

yeah i’m not disputing that it is a great light for 24$..I just don’t want to dip into my t40cs savings for an under driven light..I know I would be sitting there with it in hand going hey this is a nice light but I wish it was driven at 3a..and that would drive me nuts lol

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Just make sure you run some decent good batteries in it to get the most out of it. The beam on the one I have is perfect. It’s just as good as my Sunwayman T40CS, but not quite as bright. But for the money, it’s a better value flashlight.

EagleTac 18650’s is mostly what I have. You suggest something else?

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Just make sure you run some decent good batteries in it to get the most out of it. The beam on the one I have is perfect. It’s just as good as my Sunwayman T40CS, but not quite as bright. But for the money, it’s a better value flashlight.

EagleTac 18650’s is mostly what I have. You suggest something else?

No those are good batteries.

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I needed a frog gigging light

With a powerful beam of pure white

My Small Sun lets me see

Their eyes looking at me

I can get them before they take flight !

 

I like going gigging at night

Those frogs aren't aware of their plight

Before they can croak

I give them a poke

And I'll eat them 'til my stomach's tight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I do

 

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jacktheclipper wrote:

I needed a frog gigging light

With a powerful beam of pure white

My Small Sun lets me see

Their eyes looking at me

I can get them before they take flight !

 

I like going gigging at night

Those frogs aren’t aware of their plight

Before they can croak

I give them a poke

And I’ll eat them ‘til my stomach’s tight

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jacktheclipper wrote:

I needed a frog gigging light

With a powerful beam of pure white

My Small Sun lets me see

Their eyes looking at me

I can get them before they take flight !

 

I like going gigging at night

Those frogs aren’t aware of their plight

Before they can croak

I give them a poke

And I’ll eat them ‘til my stomach’s tight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
It’s the reflector that is plastic not the lens. It will make a good frog light. Sometimes it’s not so much how bright of light you have but how long it will stay bright is the what counts when your out wading a creek at nite in pitch darkness. I have now learned to carry my XM-L headlamp that takes 2 18650’s as a backup. It works great I might add. I had one of my lights take out on me on a creek not but aboout 2 weeks ago on a dark nite due to some cheap fake Trustfire flame batteries I had in it. Lucky for me I listened to my buddy rikr on here and had my headlamp as a backup. I would have been in big trouble had I not listened to him and being 3/4 of a mile down a creek from my car. That could be real dangerous.

Sorry ‘bout the confusion on the reflector. Guess I just completely misread your post.

For my bowfishing, I need brightness for the light to permeate cloudy water. Runtime is definitely a bonus, but I’ll gladly change rechargeable batteries every 30 minutes for a brilliant light with a good beam and will mount to weaver mount stabilizer. !http://www.indy-archer.com/smileys/mathews_thumbsup.gif!

I have a good cheap light for under $25 for you.

Go and buy this one. It is still the best quality and brightest flashlight I have bought for the money. I’m tickled with it.

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/small-sun-zyt13-t6-5mode-1200lu...

+1 The Small Sun is an Awesome buy at $24.24

 

 

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