TK75 vs BTU Shocker - Let the battle begin! (NEW UPDATE ON POST 125)

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[/quote] I have a possible source for a lens. Give me a few days to hopefully get mine in and to check fit & etc. If all is good then I'll post up details on it for others looking.[/quote]

ok ,thanks fronty .

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 changed the led to xml u3 now and am satisfied with the btu output.got no light meter but i think its way above 3000 lumens .i can see the diffrence.I think 3 u3 driven at 3.8 amps should give around 3500 lumens???? ! AND I USED A SILVER ARTIC THERMAL PASTE . now the whole light feels warm within minutes on turbo .I guess that means heat is getting transferred from the leds better then what the fujic stuff did . iused the 20mm star since it was cheaper then the 16mm for some reason

bought the u3 from fasstech https://www.fasttech.com/products/1189702 

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Nice work Shaquille! That’s more like it. I might skip U3 though since I already have U2. Go straight to XM-L2 U2 on copper SinkPads. I just gotta pull the trigger on Emitters one of these days… Wink

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I finally got my lens and got nice results. Check it out -
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/19501

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Nice work Shaq!

Has anyone put XM-L2 U2’s in a TK75? Or are they selling that soon Smile ?

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Skelevate wrote:
Nice work Shaq!

Has anyone put XM-L2 U2’s in a TK75? Or are they selling that soon Smile ?

It would take a brave man and a very experienced modder to upgrade his TK75. I don’t think it would be that hard, but messing with such a well and high quality engineered light, with my ameteur modding skills it’s a no go for me….

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I am seconds away from pulling the trigger on the BTU,anyone would be hard pressed to find a comparable preforming light at this price point.Thanks all for the input/beamshots,the emitter upgrade is an excellent option to have and seems easily done vs TK-75.

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whokilledJR wrote:
Skelevate wrote:
Nice work Shaq!

Has anyone put XM-L2 U2’s in a TK75? Or are they selling that soon Smile ?

It would take a brave man and a very experienced modder to upgrade his TK75. I don’t think it would be that hard, but messing with such a well and high quality engineered light, with my ameteur modding skills it’s a no go for me….

Should probably explain a little better. I probably could upgrade the TK75 without too much trouble, I just don’t want to get a scratch on it. Probably the only difference between modding either light is the TK75 has a fixed bezel. I’ve managed to remove fixed bezels in the past quite easily by carefully applying a bit of anti-adhesive gunk, it’s just that I have a habit of being quite rough when I mod my lights.

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Just read the whole thread, he he. Seems we flashaholics are quite passionate about our lights, I’m no different and quite obviously a TK75 owner. :bigsmile:

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I don’t have the BTU Shocker. Can’t say I really want one either. I do have the TK75. I wouldn’t trade it for 2 BTU Shockers. The TK75 is the best light that I own. I would pick it over the TN31 or L3 Illumination K40 even.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
I don’t have the BTU Shocker. Can’t say I really want one either. I do have the TK75. I wouldn’t trade it for 2 BTU Shockers. The TK75 is the best light that I own. I would pick it over the TN31 or L3 Illumination K40 even.

I also own the TK75 and wouldnt trade it for any other light. Period. I do love the BTU also. The all around performance is close in every catagory but the smaller form factor and UI of the Fenix gives it the edge to me even at a slightly higher price
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The RC40 should be very interesting when it is released, supposed to have been this month?  Might be the best next step.

In the meantime though, I just can't see a good enough reason to buy anything else, aside from the TK75.

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Where can I get the best price on a TK75?

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Skelevate wrote:
Where can I get the best price on a TK75?

Email Shane.

Tell him Brad sent you to buy the TK75 from him. He will give you a great price.

shane@protacticalshop.com

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Skelevate wrote:
Where can I get the best price on a TK75?

A nice price, lasting today and maybe tomorrow only is goinggear with coupon code new15… $170 shipped.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:
Skelevate wrote:
Where can I get the best price on a TK75?

Email Shane.

Tell him Brad sent you to buy the TK75 from him. He will give you a great price.

shane@protacticalshop.com

If Shane can’t get you a great price, you can also try http://www.hkequipment.net/ and use coupon code: TK75y4u8r9

Comes out to $157.99 shipped. I just got mine last week in less than 10 days (I belive it took 7 days from the day the order was placed.

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Looks like HKE is the cheapest thus far Smile

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Skelevate wrote:
Looks like HKE is the cheapest thus far Smile

I am still resisting it knowing RC40 is coming.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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DENGOH wrote:
Skelevate wrote:
Looks like HKE is the cheapest thus far Smile
I am still resisting it knowing RC40 is coming.

Isn’t it going to be ~300+ dollars?

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Fenix is pricing them at $399(?) to start, probably to compete against the jetbeam ddr30, nitecore tm26, etc.

Priced at more than double the price of the TK75, I don't think it will be a very good option in terms of budget to performance increase.

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Skelevate wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
Skelevate wrote:
Looks like HKE is the cheapest thus far Smile
I am still resisting it knowing RC40 is coming.

Isn’t it going to be ~300+ dollars?


Maybe Fenix wants to break the barrier when they see Olight selling many lights above $300 or $400.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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Ordered the TK75 from going gear. Not really interested in dealing with HK post again. Plus, that G.G. guy is swell.

I may or may not have a problem.

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GG is where we got our TK75 too. Great people to deal with. And I’m sure you’ll love your light.

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Skelevate wrote:
Nice work Shaq!

Has anyone put XM-L2 U2’s in a TK75? Or are they selling that soon Smile ?

XM-L2 U2s are sold from several different vendors already. And more will come. Hopefully cheaper too.

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Ok guys, few things are unclear to me.

We all know BTU Shocker step down to ~ 2000lm, after 3 minutes on turbo ~ 3000lm with updated lens from Ric.

So here are the numbers from the test,

left BTU—————————TK75 right

1 min –* 2860*L (82F) ——2965L (83F)
5 min – 2755L (90F) ——2900L (98F)
10 min- 2695L (100F) —-2830L (118F)
15 min- 2605L (109F) —-2790L (128F)
20 min- 2465L (120F) —-2740L (132F)
————————————————————

So BTU drop only around 100lm instead of 1000? and later i read this from the test,

“The BTU has a soft drop from turbo to high about every 3 min. Dropping roughly to 1900-2000L”

Yet i never see 2000~lm in this numbers, someone can explain this to me? thanks.

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RaceR86 wrote:
Skelevate wrote:
Nice work Shaq! Has anyone put XM-L2 U2's in a TK75? Or are they selling that soon Smile ?
XM-L2 U2s are sold from "several different vendors already":http://budgetlightforum.com/node/19342. And more will come. Hopefully cheaper too.

Where do you see XM-L2 U2 on lightmalls, because you say it's U2 in the list. http://www.lightmalls.com/new-led-16mm-6500k-cree-xm-l2-led-emitter

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dazed1 wrote:
Ok guys, few things are unclear to me.

We all know BTU Shocker step down to ~ 2000lm, after 3 minutes on turbo ~ 3000lm with updated lens from Ric.

So here are the numbers from the test,

left BTU—————————TK75 right

1 min –* 2860*L (82F) ——2965L (83F)
5 min – 2755L (90F) ——2900L (98F)
10 min- 2695L (100F) —-2830L (118F)
15 min- 2605L (109F) —-2790L (128F)
20 min- 2465L (120F) —-2740L (132F)
————————————————————

So BTU drop only around 100lm instead of 1000? and later i read this from the test,

“The BTU has a soft drop from turbo to high about every 3 min. Dropping roughly to 1900-2000L”

Yet i never see 2000~lm in this numbers, someone can explain this to me? thanks.

Anyone? Sad

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I kept kicking the BTU back onto turbo when it started going down. Had to do it multiple times. Was trying to see how hot it got and how well or bad it did when kept on turbo like the the TK75. That’s why I had to take readings about every 30-60 sec. On each light To make sure to keep it on turbo. Check out the video I did on this thread and you can see that it dropped quite a few times.

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Thanks alot Smile

Now one suggestion, i already made a comment on the video, don’t know if you read it, you should put BTU Shocker testing or something like that on it as title, so many users who are interested in BTU can see the test, the video does not show on YT search with that title (numbers) sadly, thanks dude Smile

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dazed1 wrote:
Thanks alot Smile

Now one suggestion, i already made a comment on the video, don’t know if you read it, you should put BTU Shocker testing or something like that on it as title, so many users who are interested in BTU can see the test, the video does not show on YT search with that title (numbers) sadly, thanks dude Smile


I will try to do that. Makes sense.

Just got the video titled. Thanks for the suggestion.

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