Where to buy Skyray SR-5 now?

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Where to buy Skyray SR-5 now?

I’m starting to have a thing for P60 hosts Smile

Read from some BLFers that this is actually a great one to have, but I understand that the good quality ones from DX are no longer available. There are other clones, but I am not too sure if they are dodgy versions of the real McCoy. Can someone please point me to a good place to buy a genuine Skyray SR-5?

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Pok wrote:
XP-G XM-L , body tube

http://www.manafont.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Sky+ray&log=...

Thanks! One more newb question though, on the product listing it says:
“Suit to install Q5 or R5 LED Drop-in Module with 26.5mm diameter”

So does this mean this isn’t quite a P60 host?

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The deep metallic blue one is very nice.

And fear not. It’s as P60 compatible as they come.

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I got mine Here from ebay. I have bought quite a few torches and battery cells from this seller, all have been good. The blue UltraFire cells are cheap but probably not the highest capacity.

edit Mine is the original blue one, this one appears to be grey and may not be the same

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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Kaidomain carries several, called RQ by KD

http://kaidomain.com/Search/SearchResult.RQ-07

A search found 8 lights based on the SP-6 design. Some are NOT sold as RQ models.

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cyberport on aliexpress has the XM-L version for” $11.88”:http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/561957581-Free-Shipping-1PC-Sky-Ray...CREE-XM-L-T6-wholesalers.html.

There is also free return shipping if anything is wrong.

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Also available in black. Unfortunately not as a bare host however.

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I can confirm that the empty host at Manafont is a very nice P60 host; it's very sturdy, tailstands, and I have had no issues with the switch. Heatsinking is good, and the pill-to-body fit is very close so it takes very little aluminum foil to fill the gap. The host is tough, I accidentally dropped mine on an asphalt parking lot and then ran over it with a full-size pickup and it only gouged the anodization and bent the bezel ring. I was able to remove the ring and straighten it back out, and am still using the host.

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/sky-ray-sr5-flashlight-tube-deep-metallic-blue-no-led-emitter-p-10824

 


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cainn24 wrote:
Also available in black. Unfortunately not as a bare host however.

Small Sun is rubbish version get the Sky Ray i have both

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cainn24 wrote:
Also available in black. Unfortunately not as a bare host however.

Small Sun is rubbish version get the Sky Ray i have both

Fair enough. I don’t have one to compare myself. Just out of curiosity, what is it that makes the Small Sun version so shitty?

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The overall quality in finish. The tail switch is poor. The front o ring is great.

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I have a blue grey Skyray and a light grey Uniquefire. Both look identical (except of the color) for the first moment. If you open them, you notice the differences.
Uniquefire: Cheap switch (plastic, a little bit brass).

Light up the darkness.

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If you really like the clone versions why not just get the original? I’ve got several clones and the Seraph is head & shoulders above all of them. Check them out at LightHound.com. I always make my order over $75 so I get free shipping. Best part of the original is you get two tail caps, extra bezel ring, o-rings, lanyard, 2 CR123s and a nice storage box.

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how2 wrote:
cyberport on aliexpress has the XM-L version for” $11.88”:http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/561957581-Free-Shipping-1PC-Sky-Ray...CREE-XM-L-T6-wholesalers.html.

There is also free return shipping if anything is wrong.

Looks like a bargain – very tempting! My version from a diff Ali seller is only 4.2v max (marked S-R5 with T6 XML) but the quality was very good. I like it better than my SF L2.

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Gurthang wrote:
If you really like the clone versions why not just get the original?

If I really like the Sky Ray King, why not just get a Nitecore TN11 at 4 times the price? If I really like the Solarforce L2, why not just get a Surefire P6 at 10 times the price? Seriously. Why not do exactly that?

I really don’t have anything against purchasing a Seraph SP-6. At $30.00 shipped (cheapest I could find for just the host after few minutes of searching, which is the way a lot of people would want to go considering they’d probably rather run an XM-L drop-in instead of the one you get in the complete kit) it’s certainly not that expensive. But it is still more than 3 times the price of a Sky Ray SR-5 host.

Put simply, that’s a significant factor for some people.

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Cainn,

Yep, I agree the cost of a clone vs. original light is a major factor.

Can you tell me where you found a SP-6 host for $30?

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Gurthang wrote:
Can you tell me where you found a SP-6 host for $30?

You can get it directly from Lumens Factory for $25 + shipping
Twistie switch:
http://www.lumensfactory.com/online_shop_product.php?id=236&cid=1&sid=&p...

Clicky switch:
http://www.lumensfactory.com/online_shop_product.php?id=235&cid=1&sid=&p...

Shipping costs:
http://www.lumensfactory.com/shipping_charges.php

Light up the darkness.

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Sure. Have a look here: http://www.lumensfactory.com/online_shop.php?cid=11

They also sell a limited titanium edition for $198.00!

EDIT: Pwned by Buwuve!

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keltex78 wrote:

I can confirm that the empty host at Manafont is a very nice P60 host; it’s very sturdy, tailstands, and I have had no issues with the switch. Heatsinking is good, and the pill-to-body fit is very close so it takes very little aluminum foil to fill the gap. The host is tough, I accidentally dropped mine on an asphalt parking lot and then ran over it with a full-size pickup and it only gouged the anodization and bent the bezel ring. I was able to remove the ring and straighten it back out, and am still using the host.

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/sky-ray-sr5-flashlight-tube-deep-metallic-blue-no-led-emitter-p-10824

 

Any idea why do they only sell the blue host as a standalone empty host?

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wshyang wrote:
Any idea why do they only sell the blue host as a standalone empty host?

I don’t think anyone could possibly know that. A good guess might be that the manufacturer of the Small Sun clones has never offered bare hosts to the market and/or that none of the retailers have ever asked to be stocked with them.

I’d trust what how2 said on the matter anyway. If the Small Sun clones are inferior to the Sky Ray clones, it doesn’t sound like it’s worth the potential trouble. The deep metallic blue SR-5 is quite a dark colour anyway.

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true. hard to find a genuine Skyray SR-5.
so i bought “SKYRAY 3XT6-850 from DX.
Looks about 4x brighter than the 1200 lumen models that I also have from DX. The 5 mode button remembers the last mode and is easy to use. Construction is solid

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I'll be alright. One day. Someday. Just not today. keep looking!

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cainn24 wrote:

I really don’t have anything against purchasing a Seraph SP-6. At $30.00 shipped (cheapest I could find for just the host after few minutes of searching, which is the way a lot of people would want to go considering they’d probably rather run an XM-L drop-in instead of the one you get in the complete kit) it’s certainly not that expensive. But it is still more than 3 times the price of a Sky Ray SR-5 host.

Put simply, that’s a significant factor for some people.

Just curious, where was it you found that’s selling it at $30?

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wshyang wrote:
Just curious, where was it you found that’s selling it at $30?

Links were post above for the genuine Seraph SP-6. The Sky Ray SR-5 is a cheaper clone of that, but probably the best of all the clones.

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Cainn24,

Interesting, I haven’t been on the LF site for some time so I never saw the “host only” for sale. Too bad the shipping is so high. Thanks for the info.

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Gurthang wrote:
Too bad the shipping is so high.

$5 is too high? I guess it’s high compared to free shipping, or even $2 shipping, but I don’t think I would call it expensive.

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how2 wrote:
cyberport on aliexpress has the XM-L version for” $11.88”:http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/561957581-Free-Shipping-1PC-Sky-Ray...CREE-XM-L-T6-wholesalers.html.

There is also free return shipping if anything is wrong.

Great price

 

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Cainn,

You’re correct the shipping is only $5, again LF has changed much of their site which I missed. Thanks again.