Beamshots X6 vs TN31 vs 7G5 w/collimator

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Beamshots X6 vs TN31 vs 7G5 w/collimator

To the tower is 776 feet 258 yards. When shining the two at 200’ the 7G5v2 is brighter.

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Thanks for the beamhots.
I guess that the wider beam is TN-31?

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The one without the light coming out of the side is the TN31.

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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Got a K40? Would love to see the K40 vs TN31 shots.

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Got a K40? Would love to see the K40 vs TN31 shots.

I will next week, I ordered one yesterday.

 

 

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Cant wait to see some comparison shots. Thanks.

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Well in my opinion in the first two photos the TN31 wins. And the TN31 looks to win in the last two as well. That’s looking off the brightness of the pole on each photo.

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But I may be wrong in the last two.

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I think aspheric wins everytime,but TN-31 does pretty good for a reflectored light.Crelant with front lens removed did 133k lux and the TN-31 got around 93k,so I would expect the crelant to win.Thanks for the cool beamshots rikr.

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Well I’m just going off what the camera shows. And the TN31 wins in each shot from what I see. The whole top of tower is lit up more on the Tn31 photos.

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And you can clearly see on each photo that the beam goes farther past the tower on the TN31 shots.

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I think it’s time for a side by side comparison shot.

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Well I think this says a lot for a TN31 when you got to compare an aspheric XM-L thrower to possibly try and beat it. Put an aspheric lens on the TN31 and it would be no contest. And that’s not taking away or trying to put down Rick’s thread, but I’m just pointing this out.

And I still think the camera sees better than what we see. And again I believe the camera picked the TN31 as the winner each time.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Well I think this says a lot for a TN31 when you got to compare an aspheric XM-L thrower to possibly try and beat it. Put an aspheric lens on the TN31 and it would be no contest. And that's not taking away or trying to put down Rick's thread, but I'm just pointing this out. And I still think the camera sees better than what we see. And again I believe the camera picked the TN31 as the winner each time.
  OHHHHHH man that's one sweet idea,aspheric on the TN-31,wonder if one can be found that fits.
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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Well I think this says a lot for a TN31 when you got to compare an aspheric XM-L thrower to possibly try and beat it. Put an aspheric lens on the TN31 and it would be no contest. And that’s not taking away or trying to put down Rick’s thread, but I’m just pointing this out. And I still think the camera sees better than what we see. And again I believe the camera picked the TN31 as the winner each time.
  OHHHHHH man that’s one sweet idea,aspheric on the TN-31,wonder if one can be found that fits.

I wonder how many lux it would have?

Tell Thru-Nite to make one. I imagine if enough of folks here say they would buy one that somebody will be there to oblige and cash in.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
DARCANGEL wrote:

ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Well I think this says a lot for a TN31 when you got to compare an aspheric XM-L thrower to possibly try and beat it. Put an aspheric lens on the TN31 and it would be no contest. And that’s not taking away or trying to put down Rick’s thread, but I’m just pointing this out. And I still think the camera sees better than what we see. And again I believe the camera picked the TN31 as the winner each time.
  OHHHHHH man that’s one sweet idea,aspheric on the TN-31,wonder if one can be found that fits.

I wonder how many lux it would have?

Tell Thru-Nite to make one. I imagine if enough of folks here say they would buy one that somebody will be there to oblige and cash in.

Well, I do believe Supbeam makes Thrunite and the L3 too. I’ll see what THEY can do…

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tatasal wrote:
ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
DARCANGEL wrote:

ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Well I think this says a lot for a TN31 when you got to compare an aspheric XM-L thrower to possibly try and beat it. Put an aspheric lens on the TN31 and it would be no contest. And that’s not taking away or trying to put down Rick’s thread, but I’m just pointing this out. And I still think the camera sees better than what we see. And again I believe the camera picked the TN31 as the winner each time.
  OHHHHHH man that’s one sweet idea,aspheric on the TN-31,wonder if one can be found that fits.

I wonder how many lux it would have?

Tell Thru-Nite to make one. I imagine if enough of folks here say they would buy one that somebody will be there to oblige and cash in.

Well, I do believe Supbeam makes Thrunite and the L3 too. I’ll see what THEY can do…

Good luck.

I can tell you right now that the K40 I have will whip the original Crelant 7G5 I have which was said by selfbuilt to be brighter in lux than the 7G5V2. If you put a aspeherical lens on the K40 or TN31, your gonna be talking a lot more lux than the Crelant 7G5V2 with the collimator.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Well I think this says a lot for a TN31 when you got to compare an aspheric XM-L thrower to possibly try and beat it. Put an aspheric lens on the TN31 and it would be no contest. And that’s not taking away or trying to put down Rick’s thread, but I’m just pointing this out.

And I still think the camera sees better than what we see. And again I believe the camera picked the TN31 as the winner each time.

When I aim both lights at the trees at 200 feet the 7G5V2 is the brighter of the two….

 

 

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I think it’s time for a side by side comparison shot.

I will do that tonight!!! And show you that the 7G5V2 is brighter…

 

 

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Here’s 2 wall shots but I had to turn the camera on C . To my eyes you can clearly see the Led of the 7G5 through the beam of the TN31

 

 

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I like how your dog is checking out the wall in the first one. He likes flashlights also Big Smile

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flashlight man wrote:
I like how your dog is checking out the wall in the first one. He likes flashlights also Big Smile

Yes he loves chasing the beams.. Big Smile

 

 

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When you put the Crleant 7G5V2 beam inside of the TN31, it doesn’t appear any brighter to me. If it truly were brighter on the wall, you would see the oultline of the square beam inside of the TN31 beam. And in the picture you can’t.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
When you put the Crleant 7G5V2 beam inside of the TN31, it doesn’t appear any brighter to me. If it truly were brighter on the wall, you would see the oultline of the square beam inside of the TN31 beam. And in the picture you can’t.

It does show the led in the beam of the TN31 but I can’t get the camera to get a shot of it. There was a friend of mine here earlier and he saw what I saw. So pictures don’t always show the truth!!!

 

 

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I believe you what you say on the wall. But there is no doubt whatsoever in my mind on a manual exposure setting with a 0.7 sec shutter in those pictures above what light is in fact the better thrower especially at that distance. The photos aren’t going to lie at that distance.

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Rikr, correct me if I am wrong but I don’t think a wall shot in any way indicates which light will throw farther.What I am try to say is a light appearing brighter on a wall does not mean that it will throw farther. Just my thoughts. Super throwers like these lights need room to stretch their long legs. In the earlier photos I think I have to agree with Brad though. I have to give the edge to the tn31. Either way great photos and great comparison. Keep em coming!

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I think Rikr is right though. I see it like the camera sensor is more saturated where the crelant hits and slightly less so where the TN31 hits. 

But for a cool light with great UI and very usable light pattern I'd take the TN31 any day. And that's from a guy who loooves his zoomies!

(Unless the Crelant was a flood to throw type light but the lens is fixed distance isn't it? Please tell me it is or i might buy it too  Cry   LOL!  )

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I just wished that all my other what I thought was great XM-L throwers at the time and they in fact were, was as bright and threw as well as the K40 or TN31. These new lights make our old ones obsolete. And in another year or so I’m sure the same will be said about the K40 and TN31.

But right now as we speak, the TN31 and K40 are the best bang for your buck throwers with the best overall quality you can get for your money.

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Rikr, correct me if I am wrong but I don’t think a wall shot in any way indicates which light will throw farther.What I am try to say is a light appearing brighter on a wall does not mean that it will throw farther. Just my thoughts. Super throwers like these lights need room to stretch their long legs. In the earlier photos I think I have to agree with Brad though. I have to give the edge to the tn31. Either way great photos and great comparison. Keep em coming!

I agree and I think the TN31 is an awesome thrower.

 

 

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I don't know but my 110kcd Stanley Fatmax XM-L spotlight is much cheaper than these lights and throws just as well. All for 30 dollars. 

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Yeah. They just keep giving me new lights to lust over.

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