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Well I just ordered mine.  Couldn't resist any longer.

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BetweenRides wrote:

Johm wrote:
My latest batch was from ebay (just search for handlebar mount) and sort by cheapest, less than $1.60 shipped. Quality was good (on par with twofakes from more expensive vendors) and shipping was really fast.

Johm: Post the link if you have it – You could spend all night looking through the pages of listings 

Sorry, price at the moment is $1.64 for these three:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bike-Front-HandleBar-Rear-Laser-Light-Torch-Flashlight-Adjustable-Clamp-Mount-/310477130629?pt=AU_Gadgets&hash=item4849e10b85

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bike-Front-HandleBar-Rear-Laser-Light-Torch-Flashlight-Adjustable-Clamp-Mount-/150914425755?pt=AU_Gadgets&hash=item232333639b

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mountain-Bike-Bicycle-Torch-Light-Flashlight-Universal-Handle-Bar-Mount-Bracket-/271065537971?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item3f1cc3ddb3

The parallel is also useful:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mountain-Bike-Bicycle-Torch-Light-Flashlight-Adjustable-Handle-Bar-Mount-Bracket-/160886292433?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item257591ffd1
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I’m still resisting…..I expect resistance to last until payday. :bigsmile:

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gords1001 wrote:
I'm still resisting.....I expect resistance to last until payday. :bigsmile:

That's what happened to me!  I was holding off to order another one of the 4xAAA 57mm head lights and decided to order both (as well as new XP-G2 neutral white emitters, fake two-fish bike mounts, and I have a battery order with KumaBear that will probably come due soon). 

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Ok I dug this picture up to compare the T08 with the T13 at 350yds. Mouseover T13 and mouse out T08

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Mine arrived today, very happy indeed. Does anyone know of a diffuser wand type thing that fits over this big girl?

Might be finding itself into my hunting light position on my left hip. Long run times but not too big and bulky like some 2 × 18650 torches.

Any more details on the resistor mods?

II’z

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Any more details on the resistor mods? II'z

Yeah, just do it! Smile 

Well do you need a link where to buy the resistor?  I wouldn't mind a link for a simple place to order it cheap.  Other than obtaining the resistor, I believe it's pretty straightforward to do it.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:

Ok I dug this picture up to compare the T08 with the T13 at 350yds. Mouseover T13 and mouse out T08

Aside from the different angles I don't see a bit of difference in the light hitting the barn @ 350yds.  They look identical to me.
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Do any of you T08 owners also have a HD2010? I’d love to see a beam profile comparison.

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JohnnyMac wrote:

ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:

Ok I dug this picture up to compare the T08 with the T13 at 350yds. Mouseover T13 and mouse out T08

Aside from the different angles I don’t see a bit of difference in the light hitting the barn @ 350yds.  They look identical to me.
I just got mine today and just shined them at 200’ and they look the same to me…

 

 

 New Collection / Old Collection

 
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Refer to post #7. You can cleary see if you have 20/20 vision which light is the brighter light and better thrower.

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Came today !

And if anyone is wandering ? http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/small-sun-zyt08-xml-t6-1200lume... For the price , itsa lota flashlight …

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Came today ! And if anyone is wandering ? http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/small-sun-zyt08-xml-t6-1200lume... For the price , itsa lota flashlight …

Glad you like it.

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Can't wait to see your review!  Mine is on the way from Manafont too.

Edit - found it!  You really got that one up quick!

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I tested the T08 vs the HD2010 and the HD wins by a small margin… but the T08 is a hell of a light!!!

 

 

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rikr wrote:
I tested the T08 vs the HD2010 and the HD wins by a small margin… but the T08 is a hell of a light!!!

wins in throw? are they both about the same brightess? which one has more flood and spill

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Can’t wait to see your review!  Mine is on the way from Manafont too.

Edit – found it!  You really got that one up quick!

-Garry

Busy busy busy ! For at least one more month = Busy ! then I can sleep in , go for lazy afternoon walks , and do more fun stuff like play with flashlights ..

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Im still just idling til mine arrives.
Had to bake some lights just to switch things up… :hat:

Viffer, Is that de-dome job a full de-dome? Appears so

BLF members are hilarious:
“That’s like saying “My car has top-speed of 200k millimiles per hour”. Why not to just say 10 Ah?”

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Is this light bulkier than the HD2010? It looks rather heavy and not egonomically acommodating. The heaviness of lights is starting to bother me.

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How likely is it that I could order one for a Xmas gift for nephew, and have it in time to put under the tree?

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Tough call. I'd say order from Manafont so it ships out immediately. Should just get it in time. 

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blueb8llz wrote:
rikr wrote:
I tested the T08 vs the HD2010 and the HD wins by a small margin… but the T08 is a hell of a light!!!

wins in throw? are they both about the same brightess? which one has more flood and spill

Rickr where did u buy your lights and which wins in throw?
Can u elaborate for those of us who can’t decide between the two lights please!

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Reflection wrote:
blueb8llz wrote:
rikr wrote:
I tested the T08 vs the HD2010 and the HD wins by a small margin… but the T08 is a hell of a light!!!

wins in throw? are they both about the same brightess? which one has more flood and spill

Rickr where did u buy your lights and which wins in throw?
Can u elaborate for those of us who can’t decide between the two lights please!

Hi Reflection,

In my test of a new hand held spot light I purchased, I put it up against my Fandyfire HD-2010 and the Small Sun ZY-T16. I’m sure the T16 uses the exact same reflector and a similar driver as the Small Sun ZY-T08. If you want to see the beam shots, just scroll down to the photos I posted a few days ago.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/17520

Richie

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viffer750 wrote:

Ledsmoke wrote:

Hi Viffer750. What kind of mod did you do to the driver and why did you (of all people) do a “conservative resistor modification” ??

I’d want to drive that thing… You already know what I’m gonna say don’t you Embarassed

I soldered an additional 0.22ohm resistor parallel with the 3 small smd resistors.

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This increases the driver/led current. Now the measured current on the driver side is 3.2A.

And the output brightness increased from 600 to 750 lumen, and from 41kcd to 50kcd.


I know nothing about modding but am going to try this one. Where exactly do you solder the resistor on the driver? Is it the bottom of the resistor on the left to the top of the resistor on the right or can you solder anywhere on the left resistor and anywhere on the right resistor. thanks
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Those resistors are in parallel, so you can solder anywhere so long as you get one leg soldered to one side and the other leg soldered on the other side. In the pic above one side would be the side of any of the 3 resistors toward you and the 2nd being any of the 3 away from you. I think viffer attached his the way he did simply because it was easier with the size/length of resistor he used. 

Hope that makes sense. 

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Got it, thanks Garry.

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Will it have any side effect from the increase current? Reduce in driver life-span? Irregular flickering or dimming of LED?
I am waiting for my unit to arrive too.

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viffer750 wrote:

Ledsmoke wrote:

Hi Viffer750. What kind of mod did you do to the driver and why did you (of all people) do a “conservative resistor modification” ??

I’d want to drive that thing… You already know what I’m gonna say don’t you Embarassed

I soldered an additional 0.22ohm resistor parallel with the 3 small smd resistors.

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This increases the driver/led current. Now the measured current on the driver side is 3.2A.

And the output brightness increased from 600 to 750 lumen, and from 41kcd to 50kcd.


I wonder what if you just short all the sense resistors with a thick wire, will it go near direct drive?

EDIT: Just recall and found the answer here , so yeah it will go direct drive.

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I shorted out my resistors, got 4.5a at the tail, it worked great for about 10 hours of runtime, 25~30 min a time on high, then I went to go to low so I wasn’t blinded when unlocking my front door, no go :~
I checked the current at the tail with fresh pano 3000mah and got 5.65a then it slowly dropped over 5min to 5.4 and stayed there for at least another 10 min, it got to hot to continue (tailstanding indoors), but when I go for my 30min evening walk it does not appear to dim much at all, although it does warm the hand to the stage I swap hands often.
I need to get a xm-l2 u2 on copper in there (it’s stuck in the mail Sad ) as the xm-l t6 is on alumimium and is going slowly more yellow, and I don’t like warm white Silly

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ugh.. I put 3 R220 and it work wonderful on 2 of the lights but now one of them is dead :_(

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