Black Color Sky Ray King 3x XML U2 1B Custom-made batch

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I wanted a black skyray king. I googled black skyray king. This thread came up. I ordered the light. It came yesterday. The head rattles in a way I’m not comfortable with and the switch doesnt work. I sign up for an account and ask if anyone else’s head rattles, and to see if anyone else got their light. I point to a link on CPF which I found by again googling black skyray king, because the only other person to have received his light thus far says he is having problems with both units. People don’t like the CPF posting because it bashes the seller and the posting is subsequently deleted. People begin lumping me in with the CPF forum posting for some reason and people start calling people bitches. People go off on some conspiracy theorist tangent and start snickering about how I’m some plant from CPF or thats where I hang out and this is another account of some former poster from this site.

Anything else is all your own overactive imaginations. I know this whole creating an account and asking a question when you have a problem thing is blowing your minds. I’ll remember to create an account months ahead of time and grow it slowly and carefully in the future so you don’t have to experience the shock of a stranger asking why his light appears to be broken.

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Hi again, Oztorchfreak. BJflasher, sparky etc etc. Nice to receive your obscene PM’s (again – alas, on CPF they were deleted because of their crashes). Bye bye.

Like I said in your other thread, AT LEAST YOU HAVE STOPPED SHOUTING THIS TIME

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Do you realize how sad and paranoid one would look to someone if they try to tell that person they are someone that they are not.

That’s pretty much how you’re coming off to me right now.

If we could stop filling the thread with your giggling school girl behind the back gossip about how I’m some fake plant from another website because I dare say I have an issue with my light or whatever your weird contention is, and just wait until people start getting their lights and seeing if they have any issues, we’d probably all be better for it. I won’t post anything else unless I hear something from Ric or someone else gets their light.

And the weirdos who have convinced themselves I am whoever they are talking about will use whatever I’m saying now as proof that I am in fact who they think I am. What can you do.

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rwmj5 wrote:
Do you realize how sad and paranoid one would look to someone if they try to tell that person they are someone that they are not. That's pretty much how you're coming off to me right now. If we could stop filling the thread with your giggling school girl behind the back gossip about how I'm some fake plant from another website because I dare say I have an issue with my light or whatever your weird contention is, and just wait until people start getting their lights and seeing if they have any issues, we'd probably all be better for it. I won't post anything else unless I hear something from Ric or someone else gets their light. And the weirdos who have convinced themselves I am whoever they are talking about will use whatever I'm saying now as proof that I am in fact who they think I am. What can you do.

You forgot to say "Cheers". Silly

Cheers, 

Scaru

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Can we move on?

Anyway, I received the light and it functions well. My only complaint is there is no custom logo – no logo at all, in fact. I did try to email Ric before the light was shipped out to verify he received my original Paypal notes when I placed my order regarding my logo request but all of my emails were returned as “undeliverable.” I posted a message here asking Ric to address my concern but I was ignored.

The custom logo is no deal breaker, but it would be nice to get what one paid for. Otherwise, the light is identical in performance to my original golden King. Still a great light and a great value IMO.

My name is indy, and I've been a flashaholic since 2004.

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Nah, US dates –he joined today (for the 3rd, 4th, who knows) time. As I said about a previous incarnation, the guy could start a fight in an empty room.

My mistake, I forgot they write the dates backwards :bigsmile:

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I tried to move on…

I’m in the process of sending my light back to Ric and he stated that he verified that several of the black kings he tried did not have the head rattle or the switch problem, so I will see how a replacement will work out. Glad to see your light is working fine. I would love it if my original concerns over this batch did not pan out, and everyone else’s lights did not have any problems.

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I hope Ric has had the nouce to check mine for faults.I ordered it last Thursday.

Glad ther on the case with customer service and youle get sorted.

DON

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tkmckay wrote:
DARCANGEL wrote:

Nice looking black carbon finish,I’m on board with everyone else,only a custom driver configuration would make me buy this light.It’s too bad because moonlight,low,medium,high and turbo would have made this the ultimate package.

Yep, that would make me a buyer for sure. I would like to buy one now but won’t, although with a 5mode driver setup like the above it would be an instant buy for me.

Great idea but 5 modes with an electronic switch? You must be out of your mind. You would have to cycle through 5 modes everytime you turn on the light because you can’t full press the button once to turn it off like a tailcap clicky. If this light ever comes with 5 modes it must come with an additional switch for ON/OFF. I doubt they would do such a modification but it would kick some serious ass if some other company decides to take up the project.

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Single click for on, single click for off, hold down to cycle through modes, double-click for strobe. Something like that would work. Very Zebralight… ish Wink

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cainn wrote:
Single click for on, single click for off, hold down to cycle through modes, double-click for strobe. Something like that would work. Very Zebralight... _*ish*_ ;)
That would kick ass.
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Ordered Black NW Skyray king from fancy flashlights 8/25, received 9/12. Looks great, works great. No rattle, no logo (no custom logo was ordered). Finish is excellent.

Left Singapore 8/29, and arrived in New York, USPS customs on 9/1 and left New York 9/11, for local delivery 9/12. Very pleased, and I will be ordering more lights from fancyflashlights without hesitation.

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Welcome to the BLF, powerpop !

Fancyflashlights has always done right by me.  

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Thanks for signing up, powerpop!

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sparky-BJ..marky mark -

1. Use the round rubber thingy that was included with your king…No rattle
2. Read what you write
3. I crown you Queen of all things confusing.
4. King of Contradiction.
5. In my post i clearly state you and a CPF member. You forgot who you were at the time.
6. I didn’t make a negative comment on about your post count. Read it again and s l o w e r.
7. If your going to leverage multiple handles and sign-ons, i would recommend using Excel to manage your personality. Reading your posts your foreign and You forget which words your supposed to mispell. You include slang terminlogy only a native. Inconsistent with your choice of misspelled words . “ I aint trying to” who are you fooling?

Your IP is in fact your IP. If you want to continue your mysterious presence use an IP
switch. Its worth the 5 bucks and you will really be a mystery.

 


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Being a newbie here an not knowing Ric….can I trust I will get a replacement or a refund if the light I get has some problems? Since quite a few of you has hd problems I’m bit reluctant to buy the black one, but it looks so much nicer than the gold one…..
Maybe Ric can answer Wink

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I actually prefer the gold color as its unique but would much rather have a matte finish than the glossy finish of the original. Ric, would it be possible to make a small batch with matte gold color and U2 bin?

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Rainbow colours would be best

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I have to say this is my new favorite light even with the slight rattle. Now when I get my custom 5 mode no flashy driver to work on this bad boy and it will be “The King”.

Hey it rattles when you shake it…………..don’t shake it.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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Mine arrived and its FAB,Luv it,A1

Great job Rik

DON

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Just got my new black king yesterday. Was stuck in customs for about 12 days, but it finally made it. Didn’t care for the idea of it not having a box, but it was very carefully bubble wrapped with multiple layers. So it arrived in perfect condition. Besides I understand the no box shipping method isn’t too unusual on budget lights. And I feel I should comment that upon contacting cnqualitygoods about the customs delay, Ric responded quickly. The light was released the next morning – maybe on its own or by his inquiring, don’t know, but for sure his customer service was good.
As a note I also have the original gold king, well technically I sold it to my brother, and I loved the little light. Just thought the black would be a nice improvement and the U2 emitters can’t hurt.
First impression is good. The light is beautiful in my eyes. Best looking little fatty by far now – Dry and TM11 can’t touch it in looks. Black with SS bezel is always a great combo I think. I was also pleasantly surprised that it has a gitd oring at bezel/lense. Nice touch the original king doesn’t have and I didn’t know this was suppose to have.
I use Eagletack 2500mah 18650’s for both the lights. I put in a freshly charged set and tried it out. Light function works perfect the first time and every time I’ve used it so far. The switch works perfect just like the gold one did. Light out looks great too. I do have a IS that I always test my lights on so I did a real quick test. Nothing official yet unti I have used it a few days, but the initial numbers looked good. It put out about 2500otf on start up, though did drop to about 2200 after about 30-40 seconds. The gold king if I remember correctly on official testing did about 2300 on start up and dropped down to about the same 2200 after 30 seconds.
My brother and I intend to do a full battery of tests on it and about 30 other lights we have in a week or two and then post of the results showing the two kings results along with many others.
Back to the king. The anodizing looks perfect, lense, switch is all perfect to my eyes. Only negative I can say, which is VERY minor to me, is that I also have a small rattle in the head if you shake the light. For me it’s a non issue that I had to look for to find. Just though I should be fair on this miny review.
Other thing I thought I should mention is that all though the two kings look identical, their is a TINY amount of differences. The inside battery slots and a outside fin or two are just slightly different. Small enough differences though that it might be a different operator milling each one. To me a non issue again. Besides that the bottom of the head, I guess actually the driver bottom or positive battery contact is slightly different. Again slight enough just might be a new batch. Looks like good quality and the light has great output, so again a non issue for me.
So that’s it folks. I couldn’t be happier with my new black king. Looks awesome and performs awesome. I’ll be sure in another week to post up more official numbers for both the kings and will try to do some beamshots, etc.

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rdrfronty wrote:
Just got my new black king yesterday. Was stuck in customs for about 12 days, but it finally made it. Didn’t care for the idea of it not having a box, but it was very carefully bubble wrapped with multiple layers. So it arrived in perfect condition. Besides I understand the no box shipping method isn’t too unusual on budget lights. And I feel I should comment that upon contacting cnqualitygoods about the customs delay, Ric responded quickly. The light was released the next morning – maybe on its own or by his inquiring, don’t know, but for sure his customer service was good.
As a note I also have the original gold king, well technically I sold it to my brother, and I loved the little light. Just thought the black would be a nice improvement and the U2 emitters can’t hurt.
First impression is good. The light is beautiful in my eyes. Best looking little fatty by far now – Dry and TM11 can’t touch it in looks. Black with SS bezel is always a great combo I think. I was also pleasantly surprised that it has a gitd oring at bezel/lense. Nice touch the original king doesn’t have and I didn’t know this was suppose to have.
I use Eagletack 2500mah 18650’s for both the lights. I put in a freshly charged set and tried it out. Light function works perfect the first time and every time I’ve used it so far. The switch works perfect just like the gold one did. Light out looks great too. I do have a IS that I always test my lights on so I did a real quick test. Nothing official yet unti I have used it a few days, but the initial numbers looked good. It put out about 2500otf on start up, though did drop to about 2200 after about 30-40 seconds. The gold king if I remember correctly on official testing did about 2300 on start up and dropped down to about the same 2200 after 30 seconds.
My brother and I intend to do a full battery of tests on it and about 30 other lights we have in a week or two and then post of the results showing the two kings results along with many others.
Back to the king. The anodizing looks perfect, lense, switch is all perfect to my eyes. Only negative I can say, which is VERY minor to me, is that I also have a small rattle in the head if you shake the light. For me it’s a non issue that I had to look for to find. Just though I should be fair on this miny review.
Other thing I thought I should mention is that all though the two kings look identical, their is a TINY amount of differences. The inside battery slots and a outside fin or two are just slightly different. Small enough differences though that it might be a different operator milling each one. To me a non issue again. Besides that the bottom of the head, I guess actually the driver bottom or positive battery contact is slightly different. Again slight enough just might be a new batch. Looks like good quality and the light has great output, so again a non issue for me.
So that’s it folks. I couldn’t be happier with my new black king. Looks awesome and performs awesome. I’ll be sure in another week to post up more official numbers for both the kings and will try to do some beamshots, etc.

Good job sir,found very much the same myself with the new blk version.A very nice job and im no expert.What i did do last evening and intend to repeat again this evening was.Pitched the TM11,SKYRAY KING and New BLK One against eachother.My son and i walked into a local country park last evening.Thers a bridge over a canal that stretches about a third of a mile streight,perhaps a little further.Each side is lined by trees.Its pritty pitch dark along ther.Simply,the TM11 Threw by far the furthest and was the brightest.The jury was split between the other two,hence we shall do again this evening,,,good fun and i will see if i can get some images[try].The local Police wher waiting on our return to the car.They had been busting some teenage weed smokers that the quiet lane seems to attract.We got so strange looks from them…lol

DON

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I tested the throw on the gold king a couple months ago. It put out 25,100 lux at 1m. Real life tests showed the king put out about .3L at 300yd and about .1L at 400yd. My meter only reads down to tenths, but that should still put it safely in the 350yd range in real life throw down to .25L.
Never had my hands on the TM yet, so I can’t vouch for one. Always thought they were cool though. The king coming out at 1/3 or so the price with pretty equal specs made it an easy choice for me over the TM11 though. I’m sure both are awesome lights, and the Dry too.

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The price has gone done to $54 for the CW and NW for only $57

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how2 wrote:

The price has gone done to $54 for the CW and NW for only $57

Even lower here: 45.50$ for the CW.

*FMI* i got 4 i/o sh
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kreisler wrote:

how2 wrote:

The price has gone done to $54 for the CW and NW for only $57

Even lower here: 45.50$ for the CW.

Not the black one though……

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kreisler wrote:

how2 wrote:

The price has gone done to for the CW and NW for only

Even lower here: 45.50$ for the CW.

Would have been a great deal if it weren’t for the shipping charge which they never disclose until you contact them. This is why I prefer sites that give all inclusive price with free shipping.

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nginx wrote:
kreisler wrote:

how2 wrote:

The price has gone done to for the CW and NW for only

Even lower here: 45.50$ for the CW.

Would have been a great deal if it weren’t for the shipping charge which they never disclose until you contact them. This is why I prefer sites that give all inclusive price with free shipping.

If you click on the buy now button (the paypal one) the total cost comes up to $50.00 USD. Still pretty good if you ask me.

Slewflash 

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Ok $50 is pretty good. Is the dealer trusted?

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I trust them. They are in direct contact with the factories and dont sell any fakes. For some lights they have the lowest prices on the net. The better selling items are also listed on ebay, at higher prices to compensate for the ebay listing fees and whatnot.

*FMI* i got 4 i/o sh

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