US - Defiant "Super Thrower" 3C (New Model - +/-64mm Head XM-L) - Get To Home Depot Now!

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US - Defiant "Super Thrower" 3C (New Model - +/-64mm Head XM-L) - Get To Home Depot Now!

Checked out my local Home Depot store this morning and low and behold there's a new Defiant light in town!  This was located up front in the seasonal deals area and there was an entire display of them.  Of course I grabbed one!  Only $22.97.  These must have just come in stock because I was there last week and didn't see them.  I'm at work now, so I haven't been able to even take it out of the package yet, but I measured approx. 64mm across the bezel (I measured 2 1/2 inches and converted).  It also has a very deep reflector, fins behind the head, and side switch.  I'm 99% certain it's an XM-L emitter.  I expect it will need a driver swap, but it should be a heck of a thrower!

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So RUN NOW to your local Home Depot!!!  (Those outside the US, or not near a Home Depot store, I apologize.)

-Garry

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I wonder how much shipping would be on one of those….. 0:)

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Well, us flashaholics just became a little less cool.

Beamshots!

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Thanks, Garry! I'll check it out at lunch.

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Really interesting find.

Impressive numbers, 1400ft ANSI throw = 45.5klux @1m. And 493 lumens? If it is what it says it is… this is quite remarkable.

I still find it a bit hard to believe those numbers coming from C cells though. Time will tell. Look forward to see more measurements, garry. Smile

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Pulsar13 wrote:
Look forward to see more measurements, garry. :)

I'll try to get them, but can't promise anything.

-Garry

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Nice find! I passed on the first Defiant XM-L but this one has piqued my interest.

45 kCd and only 500 lumens from an underdriven XM-L throws a red flag, though. That’s likely to be physically impossible to have those kind of numbers with only a 5.6 cm (guessing) diameter reflector. Regardless it looks like a great host!

Just read and looked again, it appears the bezel inside edge is 2.5”. Cool.

Let us know what you think of it!

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It is interesting that the first Defiant XM-L was rated "550 lumens" for "4 hours" but this one is rated "493 lumens" for "5hours". 

-Garry

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Sweet find Garry! Now crack that baby open and tell the rest of the story!!! :bigsmile:

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This thing is huge. Good sized reflector, I believe 57mm wide, I think at least 65mm deep. Comes apart in 3 pieces, aluminum threaded pill, plastic isolation disk, definitely XM-L. Has a nice hot spot, one brightness level. That's all I can do from here, I'm sure Garry will post some pics later.

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Is that a side switch I see? Lflex swap might be possible! 3 nimh C’s will drive an XML at 3 amps I think…

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Is that a side switch I see? Lflex swap might be possible! 3 nimh C's will drive an XML at 3 amps I think...

Yes side switch, and yes 3 C NiMh's (even 3AA's in AA->C adapters) should do 3A easily. 

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This thing is huge.

Yes it is!  I should have taken it out of the package and got a photo of it in my hand!  Thanks for the feedback on it; mine is still packaged up.

-Garry

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Mag-lite could have been doing this, and made in USA to boot. But nahhh…

And Tecmo nailed it. We aren’t quite as cutting edge anymore Sad

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Subscribed!  Great find.  I'm looking forward to take-down pics tonight Smile

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Finish is shiny painted, by the way, not anodized.

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I'm looking forward to take-down pics tonight :)

I feel like I'm under so much pressure!

-Garry

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garrybunk wrote:

JonnyC wrote:
I'm looking forward to take-down pics tonight :)

I feel like I'm under so much pressure!

-Garry

Haha, who knows, I might just pick one up.

Is it this?  http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-203418847/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=defiant&storeId=10051#.UP76Oh071Bk

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JonnyC wrote:
I'm looking forward to take-down pics tonight :)

I feel like I'm under so much pressure!

-Garry

You can handle it Garry! It is very easy to disassemble. I know you will beat me to it as I'm Central time and can't look at it tonight until at least 7pm CST.

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Haha, who knows, I might just pick one up.

Is it this?  http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-203418847/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=defiant&storeId=10051#.UP76Oh071Bk

Nope, that's the older model many picked up around Black Friday.  This one has a HUGE head.  I checked the HD website and it's not there. 

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Ah ok.  I missed the discussion around that one then.  Ugh, I might have to pick one up on my way home.

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But there are none to be found

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I have one pretty decent for the money but definitely not a super thrower lol

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garrybunk wrote:

JonnyC wrote:
I’m looking forward to take-down pics tonight Smile

I feel like I’m under so much pressure!

-Garry


I know you can handle it!!!
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I just checked the store next to my work in Charlotte NC and they didn’t have any. They did have the mag 4d replacement bi-pin bulbs though.

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In a local store, it was in a small standalone cardboard aisle display near the flashlight section, but it could be placed anywhere in the store. I had to ask around and a HD worker actually located it for me.

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I park in the HD lot next to work, I’ll have to check to see if they have them in stock in the morning.Thanks Garry!

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Is this a glass lens or polycarbonate?

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Can someone post beamshots? And pics of the internals?

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Bwolcott wrote:
I have one pretty decent for the money but definitely not a super thrower lol

This one just came out, it is NOT the one from BF and Christmas time

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AlexGT wrote:
Can someone post beamshots? And pics of the internals?
I don't think I'm going to get to it very soon. Been a busy night and I'm out of the office in the field tomorrow (I must have been crazy to CHOOSE to go in the field since it'll be 1 degree F with windchill -15F!)

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