Crelant 7G10 Looks pretty nice, or does it?

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Crelant 7G10 Looks pretty nice, or does it?

Was on the other evil forum and stumbled upon this light. I uses a MT-G2 and looks like a nice light. I hope it is priced well but at the same time I don’t see the advantage of this over say the Fenix TK75. It doesn’t push out as many lumens, looks a little longer/bigger, and doesn’t throw as far. Still it might be a nice light in the flesh but the specs aren’t as impressive as I would like to see. What do you guys think?

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I like it! A LOT.

Would like it more if the current was 4A and the switch was a little recessed.

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Kind of surprised it is single emitter.

Needs instant jump-to-turbo feature by holding the button OSLT.

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lintonindy wrote:
I don’t see the advantage of this over say the Fenix TK75. It doesn’t push out as many lumens, looks a little longer/bigger, and doesn’t throw as far.

it is ~1/2” longer

but expecting an 18W light to perform like a 30+W light seems a little unrealistic.

runtime, a much lower low, infinite variability and much brighter spill. imo, a much more useful flashlight, for purposes other than “click on wow, look at that click off

ok, before i get flamed, I’m sure a tk75 is plenty useful 0:)

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dthrckt wrote:
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I don’t see the advantage of this over say the Fenix TK75. It doesn’t push out as many lumens, looks a little longer/bigger, and doesn’t throw as far.

it is ~1/2” longer

but expecting an 18W light to perform like a 30+W light seems a little unrealistic.

runtime, a much lower low, infinite variability and much brighter spill. imo, a much more useful flashlight, for purposes other than “click on wow, look at that click off

Okay good thoughts here. I too thought it would make a good workhorse/powerhouse but what about it’s uses besides infinite variable light to say the terminator in a lower setting (power issues resolved) or a TM26 in the same lower setting? Would it still have a better beam? Probably. Would it run longer? Maybe. Would it be smaller? Definitely not. Would it have that wow moment, at least as much of one as the other two lights? Again, probably not. So it might fill in a gap for those who don’t need a super small size, a mighty thrower, and aren’t into the ultra high lumen race, but do want a powerful flashlight with a nice beam and good run time. Seems better and better the more I talk about it now actually. Instant bright would be a good feature as well as someone else pointed out.

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I mostly agree – I think it just comes down to beam profile, and which you prefer. It is tough to get an idea of the MTG2 beam from just beamshots, at least imo, so I think it will eventually become relatively popular, but slowly, as more and more people see it in person…

edit: looking at the photos again, I’m not diggin the look of the switch, or the branding around it. but I think I’d get a lot of use out of the light.

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admit I am totally ignorant on MGT2s.

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interesting… now the next 2 questions in my mind are:

price?

how good/bad is the UI

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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This will be an interesting light to follow.  Considering I already own almost the whole crelant lineup, I'll probably order this one when it comes out.  The SST50 really underwhelmed me.  The SST90 was interesting, but failed to "wow".  Haven't seen an SBT or MTG2 yet.

If this light follows the pattern of all the other recent Crelants, it will likely have the same exact UI, except for the absence of the tailcap switch.

Personally, while I like the present Crelant UI, I think there is work left to be done...

-From the secondary switch, you can't turn off the light instantly... have to click twice.

-No memory after main switch is used.

-Very easy to depress button. I had by 7G3CS turn on in my pocket a couple of times after forgetting to turn off via tailcap switch.

All of these are fixable issues. At the very least I don't understand why they don't make a depression for the button, so you can't turn it on by accident.

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What would you say is your favorite Crelant??

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This is definitely the only Crelant I've looked at and haven't cringed.

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It is good to finally see some MTG-2s ending up in lights though. I too own the whole crelant line and enjoy them very much. The finish on my 7g5cs is the best out of any of my lights.

Will be picking this up for sure sometime.

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Definitely curious to see some beamshots.

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Haterade wrote:
What would you say is your favorite Crelant??

The 7G5CS.  I own three of them... and want to get a fourth.  It's a solid light, with a unique UI.  With the aspheric it's also a showstopper... http://laserpointerforums.com/f66/flashlight-beamshots-collection-81167....

The 7G2CS is the most practical.  The 7G3CS is my EDC on a fairly regular basis (this will likely change after the new zebralight 18650 light comes out).

The V9CS is nice, but I would opt for the 7G6CS as the best all around crelant right now.

The V11, v21, and v31, I would stay away from... not bad lights, but not great either.  I only kept the v11, sold the other two.

I don't own the 7G9 (UI was unacceptable to me) and don't see the point in getting the V6CS - except maybe for price.

Actually my sincere hope, after seeing this thread, is that they drop this new LED into the 7G5CS format.

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Actually my sincere hope, after seeing this thread, is that they drop this new LED into the 7G5CS format.

w/ less heatsinking area/mass, 1/2 the battery and smaller reflector, it probably wouldn’t sell as well as this 7g10 might

but…I put one in a 7g5v2 and I like it a lot :bigsmile:

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I like it, its hard to describe an mtg-2 beam, it just puts light everywhere, lots of it.

That side button really needs recessing though.

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dthrckt wrote:
infinitusequitas wrote:
Actually my sincere hope, after seeing this thread, is that they drop this new LED into the 7G5CS format.

 

w/ less heatsinking area/mass, 1/2 the battery and smaller reflector, it probably wouldn't sell as well as this 7g10 might but...I put one in a 7g5v2 and I like it a lot :bigsmile:

Your thread is what got me thinking about the possibility.  Hard to tell from the photos, but it looks like the beam is nowhere near as narrow because of the LED size.  Did you experiment at all with moving the aspheric closer or further?

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I like it, its hard to describe an mtg-2 beam, it just puts light everywhere, lots of it. That side button really needs recessing though.

Guess I'll just have to see one for myself Silly

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infinitusequitas wrote:

dthrckt wrote:
infinitusequitas wrote:
Actually my sincere hope, after seeing this thread, is that they drop this new LED into the 7G5CS format.

 

w/ less heatsinking area/mass, 1/2 the battery and smaller reflector, it probably wouldn’t sell as well as this 7g10 might but…I put one in a 7g5v2 and I like it a lot :bigsmile:

Your thread is what got me thinking about the possibility.  Hard to tell from the photos, but it looks like the beam is nowhere near as narrow because of the LED size.  Did you experiment at all with moving the aspheric closer or further?

gords1001 wrote:
I like it, its hard to describe an mtg-2 beam, it just puts light everywhere, lots of it. That side button really needs recessing though.

Guess I’ll just have to see one for myself Silly

Yes, the beam w/ the aspheric is huge. I quite like it w/ the stock reflector, too and it doesn’t require any modification to fit in the hole.

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Nice to see a flashlight equipped with an MTG2 finally making it to market. The current is slightly less than my MTG2 Torchlite, but this Crelant has a larger reflector. I do like the side switch, but would have preferred it flush mounted, but having a hidden strobe/SOS makes up for it. I also wish they hadn’t used a battery carrier, but from the photos, it does appear very heavy duty.

If the price is reasonable, I’ll have to decide if 1,800+ lumens will be enough for me. Considering most of my lights are about 2200-6000 lumens, I doubt this Crelant will de-thrown my Skyray King, which is a more compact powerhouse of a light.

I’ll keep an eye on this thread and wait for more details.

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It is awesome to see an mtg2 make it into a production light. If only it was driven at 4-5A though Sad

That is a great looking light otherwise!

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OP reflector, interesting... 550 meters? Dunno - Crelant streched those numbers before. Agree it's good to see an MT-G2 on the market, glad it's from Crelant. The UI is interesting, been waiting for a 7G9 upgrade like this but the 7G10 is a different animal.

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It's nice to see more manufacturers moving to an omnidirectional cell holder. 

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looks very nice

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The Price has grown along with the lumens. 7G10

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gorky wrote:
The Price has grown along with the lumens. "7G10":http://www.store.crelant.com/products/led-flashlights/7g-series/new-7g10...

OUCH!  That's going to be a tough sell considering how much you can grab some other lights for.

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I'd like to see a beamshot of it Smile

From the size of the emitter and size ratio with reflector, I would imagine it has a decent hotspot not overly large but definitely not a thrower, and that spill will be substantial. Am I wrong?

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madecov will be stocking them soon, he also shared with me the msrp, map, and what he might sell them for depending on his costs/shipping etc – his price seems very fair – if you are interested you should pm him Wink

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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let’s hope it can be easily modified to 4, or 5, or 6 amps J)

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Looks good though (wish the site have photos on how its FLs’ beams light up). But I like the looks of that V21A FL in the site’s PRODUCT webpage.

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It comes in 5 colors, has two output levels (3 lumen and 108 lumen) and I think it is a twisty with a pocket clip. It will be UNDER $20.00 and not by a penny Wink

The 7G10 has a high MSRP & MAP but, I think I may do a coupon just for it to get it down to a reasonable level. I know this is the wrong forum but thought I would post a teaser.

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