New EDC 18650, the first flashlight using the new CREE XP-G2 LED @ Intl-outdoor.com

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Hank,

I placed an order from your shop for this light today. However, I accidentally forgot to pick the color, emitter type and mode that I want. I sent you an email through your storefront, but wanted to try to contact you here before it ships out.

I’d like

Grey
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XM-L NW emitter

This changes the price, I know and I’d like to know how to proceed…

Cullen

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cullen colapietro wrote:
Hank, I placed an order from your shop for this light today. However, I accidentally forgot to pick the color, emitter type and mode that I want. I sent you an email through your storefront, but wanted to try to contact you here before it ships out. I'd like Grey 3-mode XM-L NW emitter This changes the price, I know and I'd like to know how to proceed... Cullen

The quickest way to contact him is to chat him on Skype, just search for hkequipment he is currently online. 

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thanks, I’ll try him there.

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Oops, that is HKequipment, but I ordered from intl-outdoor as indicated by this thread. Sorry for confusion. I contacted “him”, just the wrong “him”.

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I havent even seen this light on HKE.^^

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I haven’t even visited their site. I was told I could contact INTL-OTDR on skype, and given a handle. I entered it and contacted them, but they represented HKE, not I-O. Sorry again for any confusion.

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Have you tried the contact us option on the website?

http://www.intl-outdoor.com/contact_us.html

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I did, but what worked was writing him a PM here on BLF! Thanks to all, hope to get this light soon.

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I’ve only been a flash light collecter for a year now…. I’m not up technically, but I do have some nice lights to compare……I occasionally buy cheap lights just to play with, but I do use the lights professionally at work. I routinely need to see 60 feet away into dark spaces and I often work splicing wires in cramped dark spaces.

So far I’ve only tested looking at cathedral ceilings

The EDC 18650 XP-G2 R5 is nicer than I expected… I honestly didn’t expect much from a cheap light. I ordered the 3 mode. I gave it a redilast 2600mah….

It’s less bright, but floodier than a Maelstrom X10. Obviously the X10 is 3X the size and in a different league…

It blows a Xeno E03 XML T6 + 14500 away in every thing, but size. The EDC 18650 has better usable light in all modes. The white of the EDC led out shines the Xeno.

My favorite edc: Quark XP-G + 14500 will take a back seat to this light….atleast for testing Wink My Quark looks noticably greener next to the EDC’s larger and significantly brighter hot spot.

First impression is great!…….I hope it lasts Wink

Quick comparison shots ….I know this is not ideal, but its some thing….20 feet away, tilted ceiling.

EDC 18650 is always on top in the pics, the bottom half is the light as stated. Its hard to tell there is another light on the bottom of the pics, except for the X10.

All lights are on high.

All the lights…. the EDC 18650 is the grey
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EDC top / Quark +14500 xp-g bottom
Quark XP-G   14500

EDC top / Xeno +14500 XML T6 bottom
Xeno E03 XML T6   14500

EDC top / Maelstrom X10 +26650 bottom
Maelstrom X10   26650

Here’s a shot at 10 feet on a slightly yellow wall (my kid’s).
The EDC 18650 is on the left, Quark 14500 on the right.
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Welcome to BLF digitaltim! You'll love being here! Smile

Glad you like your light. Your testimony got me very interested in this light..

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Here's some naked pics of the torch.

 

Dissasembled.  No g-strings here you perverts! Tongue Out

The pill isn't too thin like some of the other lights in this category.  The threads has very good registration to the body for good heat dissipation.

Overall quality is really good.  Definately HAIII coating as it has already slipped out of my hands onto concrete with no scratches.

The LED is 16mm and driver is the common 17mm size which makes it easily upgradeable.

I highly recommend this torch.  In summary it has good quality, cigar sized/design, easily moddable, & the one of the best candidates for the perfect 18650 EDC.

Thanks to watkins for sending me this torch through to BLF Facebook draw.  Help support the BLF FB page.  If you haven't "liked" the page yet, do it now.

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 I got the U2 version and the bezel was glued on (Hank said that's what they did). It looks like you got the XML (T6 or U2) version based on the 105C driver shown. Was yours glued? My light gets hot real fast and is now not working well until it warms up (won't come on initially, then flickers, then becomes stable). I PMed Hank - see what he recommends - I don't want to attempt to de-glue the bezel and take a look until I here from him.

 

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I took it out in the back yard tonight and gave it a 100 yard test…..My quark xp-g 14500 and this EDC 18650 look exactly the same @ 100 yards… I can not tell the difference.

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Tom E wrote:

 I got the U2 version and the bezel was glued on (Hank said that's what they did). It looks like you got the XML (T6 or U2) version based on the 105C driver shown. Was yours glued? My light gets hot real fast and is now not working well until it warms up (won't come on initially, then flickers, then becomes stable). I PMed Hank - see what he recommends - I don't want to attempt to de-glue the bezel and take a look until I here from him.

Now that you mentioned it when I took it apart, it looked there was nylon tape you put on the threads for plumbing.  It must have mistaken it for glue.  I wrapped the ss bezel around a leather glove, then took pliers to it in order to remove it.

On yours, I think the pill must be pushing against the reflector too hard.  It can be finicky but once it's on properly with the proper spacing, I don't have any issues.

Hope that helps.

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digitaltim wrote:
I took it out in the back yard tonight and gave it a 100 yard test.....My quark xp-g 14500 and this EDC 18650 look exactly the same @ 100 yards... I can not tell the difference.

This light has a small reflector due to it's cigar design.  It won't beat out a typical P60 reflector light in terms of distance.  It's more of a shorter distance light <50yards or so.

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BIGWOOD wrote:

Tom E wrote:

 I got the U2 version and the bezel was glued on (Hank said that's what they did). It looks like you got the XML (T6 or U2) version based on the 105C driver shown. Was yours glued? My light gets hot real fast and is now not working well until it warms up (won't come on initially, then flickers, then becomes stable). I PMed Hank - see what he recommends - I don't want to attempt to de-glue the bezel and take a look until I here from him.

Now that you mentioned it when I took it apart, it looked there was nylon tape you put on the threads for plumbing.  It must have mistaken it for glue.  I wrapped the ss bezel around a leather glove, then took pliers to it in order to remove it.

On yours, I think the pill must be pushing against the reflector too hard.  It can be finicky but once it's on properly with the proper spacing, I don't have any issues.

Hope that helps.

 Okay - tried a rubber jar top opener - big mistake, scratched up the end because the pliers apparently went right through it. Then (stupid me) I searched for a leather glove and using that, got it open without further damage. Soon as I took off the top, noticed a rattle - the pill was loose in there, not tight at all. So, I cleaned up threads, jammed in some heavy duty aluminum foil in gaps by the aluminum block around the reflector, wrapped the battery in same heavy aluminum foil (battery was a little loose), used Nyogel 760G on all the threads including the pill, tightened up everything real well -- now the light is working well. I can feel the heat going down the body now where previously it stayed more at the head.

 It still gets really warm though quickly on high. Just tried it for 3 mins and it's hotter than my cheap Sipik 73 (18650 zoom, good brightness) and compared to the Tank E09 running a 10440, it's about the same in heat, same time.

 Need to get my hands on some copper foil and beef this up more - looks like more room for improvements.

 Thanks BigWood for the glove/wrench tip!

 

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Scratches shown here  at the SS bezel, top of host -- my ignorance...

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Mine was glued with heat conducting glue.

After applying quite some force without any other success than adding some small scratches to the bezel, I peeled out the o-ring with some very fine tweezers and heated the head with a lighter, the glue softened and with little force the bezel came off.

I added an 8th AMC7135 and reprogrammed the driver with my custom firmware. I’m just too pampered by my firmwares to go with a normal one Smile

After 10 min on high, tailstanding in 25°C ambient temperature, the case temp was 68°C (bad for the batteries!) and the LED temp was 117°C (according to an IR camera).

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DrJones wrote:
Mine was glued with heat conducting glue.

After applying quite some force without any other success than adding some small scratches to the bezel, I peeled out the o-ring with some very fine tweezers and heated the head with a lighter, the glue softened and with little force the bezel came off.

I added an 8th AMC7135 and reprogrammed the driver with my custom firmware. I’m just too pampered by my firmwares to go with a normal one Smile

After 10 min on high, tailstanding in 25°C ambient temperature, the case temp was 68°C (bad for the batteries!) and the LED temp was 117°C (according to an IR camera).
!http://picz.to/image/slS!

That is scary hot…

I used it at work today…Over all I’m still impressed… It may replace my Quark…

Longest duration I used it was on medium for 10 min and it does get warm. Its what I expect for the size.. On high you can feel its warmth at the head after 5 seconds. I noticed it often today…..my Xeno warms up similarly.

I would not use this as a bike light, but for my specific day to day work use it was really nice. I honestly enjoyed it and experienced a bit of that ‘wow’ factor.

The last test now is time …..will it last??

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Can someone tell me the exact diameter of the lens?  I'd like to know if the bezel is wide enough to accept a 20mm TIR.

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rojos wrote:

Can someone tell me the exact diameter of the lens?  I'd like to know if the bezel is wide enough to accept a 20mm TIR.

It fits. 20mm TIR lens that is with room to spare.  I don't have anything to measure right now but I'd say its the same size as the stock reflector.  The inside lip of the bezel helps center the TIR lens with the stock glass lens removed.

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How does the memory work? Will a solarforce clip fit it?

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Anyone? Is there anyway to get one without memory?

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Memory on these drivers should settle about 2 sec after you chose the desired mode. No memory.. yeah, if you build it yourself (empty host from CNQG, any emitter and a KD V2 driver).

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Where’s the cheapest I could get an xp g2?

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Received yesterday the new EDC with XP-G2 emitter.

Was very curious to see this new emitter and have to admit it's impressive for its size.

At 1,4A is not nearly driven to its full capability, but nonetheless the output is great and the colour is a very natural pure white, I like it!

In this very small application, with a small reflector, it gives a very wide hotspot, definitely biased to flood for short distance usage.

Now I want to see XP-G2 on larger reflectored flashlight, tuned for throw!!

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Can anyone recommend a holster for this light?

I’ve looked quite a bit, but none seem to be a close fit.

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Mine turned up yesterday. Very nice, and very impressed with the kit packaging, going to try and get it built up tonight. 8)

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