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Hugsby XP-2

Has anyone had experience with this torch? Looks a little like a Klarus ‘lite’ I know 2xAAA is not the best but it look like a decent little EDC.

What do you think?

Marc.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hugsby-XP-2-XP-E-Led-Working-Pocket-Light...

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LOL, I came here thinking that its XP-E2 light :D!

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I saw these on wallbuys and asked them to put them in their new years sale...They marked them down to 7.43$  from 10$.

  I bought three and Speedsix bought three as well ..Will let you know what I think when they show up in a week or so .Hugsby has been praised as a pretty decently made budget light ..I assume they are alot like original Romisen stuff ....Been looking at hugsby lights for a long time basicly for solid hosts to mod..Prices on these older emitter lights have always remained high for some odd reason ....

  Looking forward to testing these lights and will let you know if they are worth having . 

http://wallbuys.com/Product/UGSBY-XP-2-XPE-LED-light-flashlight-2AAA-6520

***  ere's a tip for searching for hugsby ..Try Ugsby,,,seems the "H" on the name confuses some vendors .

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the finish of the light in the pictures looks rough, I would do a more neat job at soldering the driver (but it will work), but worse: the emitter is way off-center. It is one of those lights that upon arrival first of all you start fixing it. But if the parts are well thought out and made it could be very nice.

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Yep, I ordered 3 from Wallbuys. Will update when they get here.

Penlights are sort of my thing so I have a lot of them to compare to. I’ve got Streamlights, Tanks, Pelicans and other penlights so always looking for new ones.

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Speedsix, how about shoot-out of all your penlights and some personal opinion as to why you like them and what are you using them for ;)!

Id be interested since I dont own any 2xAAA lights and been curious whats the use for them when there are 2xAA lights that are more powerfull and with longer runtimes!

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vēer wrote:
Speedsix, how about shoot-out of all your penlights and some personal opinion as to why you like them and what are you using them for ;)!

Id be interested since I dont own any 2xAAA lights and been curious whats the use for them when there are 2xAA lights that are more powerfull and with longer runtimes!

I have to say I would normally agree with your line of thought, AAA are a little too low on capacity, but I have to say it does look like an interesting torch. A lot like a mini Klarus P2A.

If they come back on sale at Wallbuys I’ll pick one up, I think.

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I recieved my Hugsby XP-2 a couple weeks ago for 11 bucks from here: http://www.easylightbuy.com/hugsby-xp2-cree-xpe-led-clip-pocket-flashlig...

so far i am impressed with this light. It compares to the best of the other Penlights i have costing 3 times as much. It seems to be atleast the rated 120 LM or even a bit more, and the tail cap reading i got was 0.61 amps on fresh AA Alcalines, and the run time was around 3 hours. It seems to be regulated, as it held a constant brightness for most of the run time, ( though only has 1 mode) It has a coated glass lens, XP-E Cree emitter. The quality and finish seems to be very good for the price, The name was Laser etched in the side quite well, and it even came with grease on the smooth threads !
I liked it enough i ordered another 5 of them. :bigsmile:

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I am currently EDCing my trusty Pelican 1920. It is almost perfect for my needs. I work on elevators so I use it for inspections, working in dark elevator shafts, finding my way around dark basements and attics. I use it for repairs by holding it in my teeth. I have wrapped a few layers of electrical tape around the end to make it easy on the teeth.

With good Eneloops, the runtime is plenty for a full days work. I use my light about 60-90 mins a day. Since I have morphed to the 3 gen Eneloop, I have never run out of juice in a single day. Sometimes I go 2 days if I don’t use it much.

The Hugsby is actually my second favorite penlight. It only gets docked because it has a forward clicky and is not as throwy as my Pelican. These may not be cons depending on what you want. I like forward clicky, one mode, protruding button, throwy penlights.

The Hugsby has a surprisingly nice tint and beam. Very smooth and even. It’s thinner and lighter than the Pelican so it may not be as durable but it makes a more true penlight this way and doesn’t sag a shirt pocket as much.

I clip my penlight to the left side front pants pocket and my knife on the right side. They are my two EDCs and always ready to get into action quickly. My knife is a old Benchmade 921s Switchback that I have been carrying everyday for almost a decade. When something works, I keep it. My Pelican 1920 has been reliable as the mail and it would take a pretty dang good penlight to replace it at this point. The Hugsby is a great light and some may prefer it due to different features.

I have gifted 2 of my three and will probably give my 3rd away this week to a co-worker who has lost his Streamlight Stylus Pro. I will order 2 more to have because a good penlight is nice to have around.

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Really love this tourch. The battery life is great and it lights up any room.

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Really love this tourch. The battery life is great and it lights up any room.

I still use one alot at work in my Work shirt, i drop it on concrete, bang it around, and it stil works great. Nice output for a 2-AAA pen-sized light.

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I like my Hugsby 2 AAA penlight a lot.
Thin, light, durable and decent output.
Great value

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I got some for gifts and kept one for myself. Nice light, especially for the price! Got me interested again in the penlight size format, which has some nice pluses: useful floody beam, slim and thus pocketable. Lovely!

I am so enthusiast that I would like to mod it to make it a perfect edc and I have some ideas: 2 levels w/o memory, nichia 219 led, ground tailcap so the boot protrudes better (it actually doesn’t allow for tailstanding but still gets in the way as those that do), forward clickie switch instead of the rear clickie it actually sports.

Would some of the folks here enlighten me on which driver to get and where? Ideally it should work in the 0.9-3.0v range to allow for use with 1xAAA battery only. Also, I don’t know where to find a forward clickie to replace. Thank you!

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chenko wrote:
I got some for gifts and kept one for myself. Nice light, especially for the price! Got me interested again in the penlight size format, which has some nice pluses: useful floody beam, slim and thus pocketable. Lovely!

I am so enthusiast that I would like to mod it to make it a perfect edc and I have some ideas: 2 levels w/o memory, nichia 219 led, ground tailcap so the boot protrudes better (it actually doesn’t allow for tailstanding but still gets in the way as those that do), forward clickie switch instead of the rear clickie it actually sports.

Would some of the folks here enlighten me on which driver to get and where? Ideally it should work in the 0.9-3.0v range to allow for use with 1xAAA battery only. Also, I don’t know where to find a forward clickie to replace. Thank you!

These are very durable. I abused one at work now and in the shop for over a year and its still works great.

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I have not tried the 2 AAA, but I bought six of the 1 AAA from a seller on eBay. It is single mode, and I have given 4 away. I like it, and carry it with an alkaline battery so I can give it away if I find someone who needs one, such as an elderly lady from church.

In fact I just went to ebay and ordered 4 more.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Mini-CREE-XPE-R3-120LM-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Waterproof-Lamp-Pocket-Lights-New-/301360384856?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item462a7a8b58

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jerm03 wrote:
I have not tried the 2 AAA, but I bought six of the 1 AAA from a seller on eBay. It is single mode, and I have given 4 away. I like it, and carry it with an alkaline battery so I can give it away if I find someone who needs one, such as an elderly lady from church.

In fact I just went to ebay and ordered 4 more.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Mini-CREE-XPE-R3-120LM-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Waterproof-Lamp-Pocket-Lights-New-/301360384856?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item462a7a8b58

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Nice i did not know there was a single AAA version of this light.

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Is the single AAA brightness comparable to the 2 AAA version? I’m glad to hear that the brightness seems somewhat legit on the 2 AAA version. I got a Streamlight Protac 2 AAA for christmas and I love it but I’d like a backup just in case and I don’t want to spend $30 on a new one right now.

Here’s the 2 AAA for less than $5 although I’ve never bought anything from this seller. http://www.ebay.com/itm/281652230459?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPage...

2 AAA: http://www.ebay.com/itm/301314789385?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPage...
I’ll probably be ordering one of each soon so I’ll give my input in a month or two when they get here haha.

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times i think moon mode is top

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knifeknut wrote:

Is the single AAA brightness comparable to the 2 AAA version?. . .

I have only casually compared once, but they seemed about equal brightness to me.  Didn't try to measure to be sure though.

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I just received my order today, two XP-2 and two XP-1.
In my comparison, XP-2 is slightly brighter than XP-1.

But I think XP-2 will have more runtime, haven’t tried yet.

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Hugsby XP1 currently $4.38 shipped:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hugsby-XP-1-1-AAA-CREE-XPE-R3-LED-120LM-Lamp-Clip-Mini-Penlight-Flashlight-Torch-/271843871111?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f4b284987

$4.15 shipped for the 2xAAA version XP-2:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CREE-XPE-R3-LED-1000-Lumen-Lamp-Clip-Mini-Flashlight-Torch-Penlight-AAA-OK-/281670168459?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4194d9af8b

or 5 XP-2s for $18.37:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5pcs-CREE-XPE-R3-LED-1000LM-Lamp-Clip-Mini-Flashlight-Torch-Penlight-AAA-OK-/281670168541?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4194d9afdd

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Has anybody run into a fake XP-2 yet? I already know there are fake XP-1’s floating around.

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@fishx65: is there any way to spot fake XP1 and the real ones?

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sandalian wrote:
@fishx65: is there any way to spot fake XP1 and the real ones?

Yes, the clip is lower profile without the bump, tail cap rubber is really shiny, reflector is smooth and the reflector and glass can be removed on the fakes. Best getting them from a proven vender like E-bays Tomtop because even if the pictures are of the real XP-1 they can still send you fakes. I’ve got two fakes from a vendor on Aliexpress and one real one from Tomtop. Should be getting two more from Tomtop any day now.

One other thing, the fakes only kick out about 30-40 ice cold lumens.

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I received my XP-1 and XP-2 today from Tomtop. They are real, based on fishx65’s description above. Both lights also had nicely centered emitters.

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Anyone experienced with seller Explore03 ?
He has cheapest Hugsby XP1 on AlieExpress when you buy in numbers.

I'm switching my BLF account into LumenZilla. Thanks!

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sandalian wrote:
Anyone experienced with seller Explore03 ? He has cheapest Hugsby XP1 on AlieExpress when you buy in numbers.

My two fake XP-1s came from Explore02 on Aliexpress. I’m gonna take a wild guess that Explore03 and Explore02 are somehow related. Smile

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fishx65 wrote:

My two fake XP-1s came from Explore02 on Aliexpress. I’m gonna take a wild guess that Explore03 and Explore02 are somehow related. Smile

Thanks fishx65.
After reading their feedbacks, I’m pretty convinced to avoid this seller.

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I’ve still yet to see how bad a fake XP-1 or XP-2 can get

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I received a fake XP-2 off of E-Bay. Shiny tail cap and no bump on the clip. It was rated to be 1600 lumens.. Way too good to be true. But it is still a nice light, and bright for its size, over 100 lumens I’d say. Seems fairly well made from what I can tell.

I was wondering for those who own a genuine xp-2. Do the batteries fit snugly in the housing?
In my fake, the batteries have some play to move side to side which is annoying. I was thinking about buying a genuine one but I don’t know if I should bother if the batteries are going to be knocking around.

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