Review: Roche F22 NW (Cree XM-L T6 | 1-2 x 26650 or 18650)

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Short update: Bought 4 x NiMH C and noticed that 4C configuration with NiMHs is not good, since based on the voltage the light thinks its using 2x26650 and triggers the higher low voltage warning too soon.

=> Recommended configurations are:

- 3 x SubC with one extension tube

- 3 x C + dummy C with two extension tubes

 

Ps. I need to add that the new flat bezel felt really good in my jacket pocket. No worries about it ripping the pocket or anything. Smile [The crenelated bezel has quite sharp edges!]

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I guess these would be OK for F22 : http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/trustfire-protected-tf-26650-37...

They work fine in mine, but the length is “on the limit” (= tight) => manufacturing tolerances may cause them to be just too long causing tailcap lock out.

Just the thing I would like to avoid… Are all protected’s too long for this light?

I have only TF and Keygos protected 26650s and both of them work in my F22 (but are tight fit: Adding one 5c coin to negative end causes TC lockout)

Very well, ordered this a while ago.

I see a tight fit as a pro = probably less rattle and no connection breaks in beater-use Wink
No-fit is a no-deal for me.

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Nice review.

I'm digging the soldered resistance wires, big time.  Don't think I've seen that even on a pricey light.

 

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Incredible review as usual _the_, thanks so much for your hard work! Frontpage'd and Sticky'd.

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Thank you for the review _the_

What a wonderful flashlight for the money! 55 smackaronies and you get a variable output sideswitch light for 26650 batteries! WOW MAN.

Just a year ago this was UN-thinkable. Nice score. Nice review. Sweet light!

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Thank you for the review the

What a wonderful flashlight for the money! 55 smackaronies and you get a variable output sideswitch light for 26650 batteries! WOW MAN.

Just a year ago this was UN-thinkable. Nice score. Nice review. Sweet light!

Sums my thoughts up.
A year ago, not a chance getting something like this for 55…

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Initial impression on Roche:

Nice outlook, very tight O-rings, good packaging.

I still give it 0.5 stars out of five, since it does not give any LIGHT!

Tired

On a period of week, I have now received a Fake XM-L headlamp (was R5) and dead 26650 battery from Manafont and now this.

It takes some current, when I press the switch but no light whatsoever.

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How is the F22 compared to the Shadow JM07 pro?

I just have infinitely variable brightness in my UF-H2 and H3:s and i much prefer the UI of my ZL H31 and H600…

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on this light yesterday. I ordered it from Outdoor International. They said it will arrive in about 12 business days. I haven’t ordered anything from these folks before so I hope that it goes well.

I like the side switch and the ramping mode. The extension tube gives it some versatility too. I might wait until it arrives before I get some 26650 cells for it. Some of these lights are built too short for protected cells. I can use some 18650s that I have here until the 26650s arrive.

I’ll post here when it arrives.

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Pretty good

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Will the 4sevens 26650's work fine in this light?

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I picked up this light at the post office last Tuesday, October 30. It’s a well made light with a nice UI. I like the size of the light in my hand. It fits me. It has plenty of throw for the head size.

I’m running a pair of matched Panasonic cells since I bought two 18650 sleeves with the light. They are unprotected and seem to fit into the light well. Protected cells might not fit.

Now I’m looking for a red filter ad a holster to go with this light.

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CM2010 wrote:

Will the 4sevens 26650’s work fine in this light?

The KeepPower 26650 protected DO NOT WORK in series. I can get 1 cell to fit but is VERY tight.

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Received a working one recently. Got shipping back as a refund, so everything went really well!

Tested also with Trustfire 26650 batteries. They work but really, really tight fit…

I wonder when are manufacturers ready to sacrifice another 1mm in length, that is needed for pretty many protected batteries.

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What a great review!
Thank you Beer

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borstar_micke wrote:
How is the F22 compared to the Shadow JM07 pro?

I just have infinitely variable brightness in my UF-H2 and H3:s and i much prefer the UI of my ZL H31 and H600…

+1
How’s the F22 compare to the JM07? Anybody played with both?

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Looks like a cheap alternative just popped up on dx today. UltraFire F22

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I bought Roche F22 from http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/ and used it at work during summer +30C and during winter -20C and it was working well and I was more than happy with its performance. But one day it stopped working and brightness became very very low and it was possible to see that it was on only during very low light condition. I contacted Ric and he told me he will send me new driver. We agreed it will be sent with my next order (now it is last) and I received my order without additional driver. They told me that driver was not available and they will send it immediately when it will be available. I contacted them one month later and understood that they filtering my email address. I cannot trust such sellers. The Roche F22 is good product if you will not look at customer support from the http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/.

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I had completely forgot what light I once sold to my friend.

He told it has been through “quite a beating” and knowing the person it means the light is not the weakest Big Smile

Still working fine.

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Is this beauty still for sale?

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