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

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Well that was fast, thanks alot Smile

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

Going Gear is also where I got mine. I picked it up in person and got the 15% off moving sale price. Going Gear is a great place to do business with.
PS. I like their new store. Not so crowded.

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Hikelite wrote:

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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.

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

Dont blame me just because the stores changes price, tint/bin etc.
I have corrected and fixed many emitters in the past, but I am not not able to update all. Hence the collaboration spreadsheet, where people fix and update things when they see changes or errors.
XM-L2 U2 1A from Lightmalls was added as soon as the spreadsheet got running, 3/3/2013. At that time they were 9,55$, then price went down to 8.90 (updated 1/5/2013) Still described as U2 at that point. . Now they are 8.20, and are not labeled XM-L2 U2 1A anymore. In 1-5 weeks, they could change the info again. Its the way certain stores do things..
KD is the only one who still claims XM-L2 U2 1A out of the stores that got them before/around 3/3/2013. I have shared my thoughts about KD (and other stores like Lightmalls, DX, etc etc) when it comes to emitter claims several times in the past.. Latest was a couple of days ago in this post.

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Illumination Supply is a great place to get the XM-L2 U2 emitters. I just bought some from them last week and their price is awesome!

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RaceR86 wrote:
Hikelite wrote:

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. 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

Dont blame me just because the stores changes price, tint/bin etc.
I have corrected and fixed many emitters in the past, but I am not not able to update all. Hence the collaboration spreadsheet, where people fix and update things when they see changes or errors.
XM-L2 U2 1A from Lightmalls was added as soon as the spreadsheet got running, 3/3/2013. At that time they were 9,55$, then price went down to 8.90 (updated 1/5/2013) Still described as U2 at that point. . Now they are 8.20, and are not labeled XM-L2 U2 1A anymore. In 1-5 weeks, they could change the info again. Its the way certain stores do things..
KD is the only one who still claims XM-L2 U2 1A out of the stores that got them before/around 3/3/2013. I have shared my thoughts about KD (and other stores like Lightmalls, DX, etc etc) when it comes to emitter claims several times in the past.. Latest was a couple of days ago in this post.

So do you think the XM-L2 U2 1A from KD is genuine?

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there is a Super BTU out now, is there a super TK75 out also ? how does the new super upgrade cause it to stack up now?

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sunbeam wrote:
there is a Super BTU out now, is there a super TK75 out also ? how does the new super upgrade cause it to stack up now?

Where is this alleged Super BTU Shocker available? Are you talking about Vinh or RMM’s modded versions?

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yea its this one with upgrades,,,id imagine they could do the same with the other one

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/product&p...

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sunbeam wrote:
yea its this one with upgrades,,,id imagine they could do the same with the other one

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/product&p...


Someone could… but that TK75 price tag really limits the clientele. Probably looking at close to $230 if someone were to come along and do it.

I believe VN did a tk75vn, but it’s no where near the Super BTU.

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sunbeam wrote:
yea its this one with upgrades,,,id imagine they could do the same with the other one

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/product&p...

I loose sleep knowing such a light exists and I don’t have it some day someday :bigsmile:

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shimey wrote:
sunbeam wrote:
there is a Super BTU out now, is there a super TK75 out also ? how does the new super upgrade cause it to stack up now?

Where is this alleged Super BTU Shocker available? Are you talking about Vinh or RMM’s modded versions?


Tom E from this forum is the “official” super shocker builder. There are a few other respected members who have made some too. I’m not sure if Tom E is building them anymore though.
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unknown00101 wrote:
Someone could... but that TK75 price tag really limits the clientele. Probably looking at close to $230 if someone were to come along and do it. I believe VN did a tk75vn, but it's no where near the Super BTU.

Modded BTU, and modded TK75, both dedomed, driven a lot harder, are actually fairly close.  In overall output, the shocker is a bit but only at the the start, and it throws ~400kcd, vs the TK75 at ~300kcd.  The TK75 is by far the superior light though... more modes, much better balance, better built quality, and if you add in another battery carrier, to use 8 batteries, lasts forever on one set of batteries.  The Shocker is more of a WOW light, than it is practical, but currently it's been surpassed, the modded X60 produces over 7000 lumens, and around 500kcd of throw.

If you want a giant piece of metal built like a tank, and somewhat balanced, the RC40 is a good option.  Of all four though, Shocker, RC40, TK75, X60, the TK75 is the mos practical/best light imo.

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i have both and without any doubt TK75 xml2 is better flashlight than btu shocker xml

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rdrfronty wrote:
shimey wrote:
sunbeam wrote:
there is a Super BTU out now, is there a super TK75 out also ? how does the new super upgrade cause it to stack up now?

Where is this alleged Super BTU Shocker available? Are you talking about Vinh or RMM’s modded versions?


Tom E from this forum is the “official” super shocker builder. There are a few other respected members who have made some too. I’m not sure if Tom E is building them anymore though.

He’s not. Sad I asked him to let me know if he builds any more.

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RMM mods only now for the SHOCKER? WTS: BTU ShockerVN – The High Lumen Thrower 4500 Lumen (Updated Carrier Post 210)

This light is discontinued forever. Wonder why? :~

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Difficult to focus, and not too much of a demand for it, and it's been surpassed.  

If you're interested PM me.  I used my BTU Shocker VN for maybe 10 minutes in total, it's the same as when I received it sitting in a box.  Really should list it one of these days.

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I have one posted for sale hwre as well. I love it and would keep it but im narrowing my collectiondown to 5-7 lights so that means roughly 25-30 must go

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