Review: Raysoon RS-609 XM-L T6 Box kit

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Review: Raysoon RS-609 XM-L T6 Box kit

http://www.lightscastle.com/product/raysoon-rs-609-xm-l-t6-5-mode-900lm-

 

This is a Review of the Raysoon RS-609 box kit. I was sent this by LightsCastle specifically for this review. It arrived quickly well packed and in a nice box. As you can see it came with a 26650 battery and charger. It also included the 18650 and AAA adapters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the lightscastle description

 

Model: RS-609
Emitter Brand: Cree
LED Type: XM-L
BIN: T6
Color: White
Number of Emitter: 1
Voltage Input: 3.7~4.2V
Circuitry: Digital Regulated 1.2A Current Output
Runtime: 1~3h (manufacturer rated)
Mode Arrangement: High > Mid > Low > Fast Strobe > SOS
Mode Memory: No
Switch Type: Reverse clicky
Switch Location: Tailcap
Lens: Convex Lens Plastic Lens
Reflector: -
Beam Range: 800m
Strap Included: Yes
Clip Included: No
Accessories/Spare parts: 1 x Battery charger (AC 100~240V / 2-flat-pin plug / 87cm cable)
1 x 3.7V 4000mAh 26650 battery
Others Features: Focus adjustable, Water resistant


My Description: 

Nice quality construction. The finish is perfect. the lens is plastic but decent quality. It's the same size lens as the Ultrafire MXL-T6 (30mm). It performs almost exactly the same with a minimal ring. 1.2amps is about right, it's under-driven but this should make for good battery run times. Typical five modes that we are all used to. Spacing is about as expected. High is high, medium is close to high and low is kinda low. Beam rang is not even close to the 800 meters advertised and again that is what we have come to expect. I would estimate 200 meters. Lumens of course are no where near the 900. Again this is an estimate but I would say they are around 400 on high. Not bad actually. So far I would say there are really no surprises with this light at all. 

Pros vs Cons

Pros:

The 26650 is nice and the runtimes are very good. 

I like the handle a lot. It's very easy to hold with a nice texture to the knurling. 

It zooms in and out smoothly yet it's firm enough to stay put. One hand operation is no problem at all. 

Tailstands easily even with the lanyard on.

Takes multiple battery types. 

It's not overly ringy, which is nice. 

The flood is nice and very smooth beamed. 

Shipping was fast and the packaging was excellent. 

Nice full box kit for a first time 26650 user or as a gift package.

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

Cons:

Price: At $38 dollars it's just a little too high even with the nice package. 

Under-driven: Not even close to 900 lumens throw is average for a zoomie.

18650 adapter works but should have been bigger around because it's a little wobbly when putting batteries in. After it's screwed on it's fine. 

 

Conclusion:

 

I like zoomies and have owned a few of them now. This one is better than most. I like that it's not ringy, that really is a deal breaker for me and too many lights have that problem. This one's ring is not really all that noticeable. The smooth flood and decent throw are a nice combination along with the long run times. 

I would say that it would make a nice gift for someone who is new to flashlights or 26650's because of the all in one box set. Having the battery and the charger combined with an all in one style zoomie is nice. The excellent run time with the 26650 along with the throw and flood would be great for camping or fishing or even just general use around the house. The box is a nice touch. This would make a nice light for someone who wants one light that does it all fairly well. 

 

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Edited by: sb56637 on 09/02/2017 - 11:54
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Just letting people know that I have added a link at the top of the page.

I have also taken it for a couple of walks and it really does perform nicely. It’s a well balanced light. Like I said it would make a nice gift for someone who hasn’t really gotten into collecting flashlights and just needs a nice do it all, long lasting battery, flashlight.

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Thanks very much for the review! Sticky’d.

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Thanks very much for the review!

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Thanks for the review!

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Thanks very much for the review 18sixfifty. I like the look of the light a lot. Did you notice if the pill is hollow as with many of these zoomies ? and what would you say is the upgrade potential of this light ?

 

Thanks again

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Wow, zombie thread. Howdy Spasmod!!

I never did take this light apart. I gave it to a buddy of mine and he is still using it and loves it. Like any of these type of lights they can be modded with a driver swap and emitter change. Personally I would throw a XP-G2 S4 de-domed with a BLF FET driver in it.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.