Full Test Data on 50 of Our Flashlights

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rdrfronty
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Full Test Data on 50 of Our Flashlights

So this past week my brother(manxbuggy1) and I gathered up many of our lights and did a full battery of lumen and lux testing. We thought it might be useful to others so I’m posting it up.
We ended up with 50 lights tested. 19 of those 50 had mods of some type, so that modded version was listed right after the stock version, and then indicated which mods were done to that light.
All max lumen numbers were recorded at 30sec. All lumen numbers were recorded in my PVC lightbox. It has been well tested and zeroed in using as many ANSI based lights as possible, to get the best baselines possible. CD numbers were recorded at 15m for all other than the smaller EDC lights which were done at 1m. We also tested as many as possible back to back for consistent testing parameters.
The majority of the lights were tested with Panasonic core batteries if they used rechargeables, or quality lithium or alkaline cells if that type was needed. A handful of these lights were also tested with IMR’s, which is noted, and then listed on a separate line as a modded version.
This time we listed the lower power levels too, indicated L1-L4, & then max. And we noted what general type of battery cell was used and how many. And all LED info that we could.
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Edited by: rdrfronty on 04/28/2013 - 22:23
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Awesome work. Thanks for sharing your data.

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That’s some work !!!

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Thanks for testing all these lights! Wow.

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awesome.. but your Ultrafire 502B is using 2 18650 batteries? i didn’t know they make extension tube for that light

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Holy.. ..lumen spreadsheet.. That is some SWEET work right there! Smile
Thanks for sharing! Ill have to use some time looking over this.. Smile

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DayLighter wrote:
awesome.. but your Ultrafire 502B is using 2 18650 batteries? i didn’t know they make extension tube for that light

Oops! Sorry. We proofread this thing several times and still missed that one. Just one 18650 and no extension.

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100k c8!

Nice, cant wait for my bloody new soldering iron to turn up.

Race you to 150k Smile

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What a great wealth of useful information in one list. Awesome thank you Smile

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DayLighter wrote:
awesome.. but your Ultrafire 502B is using 2 18650 batteries? i didn’t know they make extension tube for that light

Got that one fixed and reposted it back up. Hopefully there isn’t too many more goofs.
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Mag XL200 has an XP-G. 2AA MagLED can have a Luxeon III, Rebel, or Cree XP-C. Going by your lumen measurements it appears it’s the XP-C version.

Thanks again for testing all of ‘em. Must take a while.

Edit: how do you like the L10? How is the tint? Green? Bluish? I’m trying to find a reason why I shouldn’t buy one… Silly

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crnkin wrote:
100k c8!

Nice, cant wait for my bloody new soldering iron to turn up.

Race you to 150k Smile

Chris


We have to Tom E credit for that one. That dude knows how to get serious performance out of any light he touches. Interesting note about that is that C8 was bought from Lightmalls. And we have tried other variations of pills in it and other C8’s many times. And no matter what setup, that Lightmalls C8 host always outperforms any other host we’ve tried. And I’ll tell you – brother has about 8 more C8’s we didn’t post on this chart due to redundancy. It must have a really nice reflector or something. Even Tom E has come across the same thing.
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Slim Pickens wrote:
Mag XL200 has an XP-G. 2AA MagLED can have a Luxeon III, Rebel, or Cree XP-C. Going by your lumen measurements it appears it’s the XP-C version.

Thanks again for testing all of ‘em. Must take a while.


Cool. Thanks for that info. Looks like we need to update our chart again.
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This spreadsheet should be sticky’d and expanded to include as many popular lights as is possible. Fantastic work with this. I started a thread looking for a thrower between a HD2010 and the high end Fenix/Shocker/TN lights. This really helps quantify the output levels, and demonstrates the impact certain mods have. Well done.

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We appreciate all of the time and work that went into this project .

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Awesome chart! That ZY-T08 at 205kcd is very impressive! Not even dedomed? Wow! Shocked

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relic38 wrote:
Awesome chart! That ZY-T08 at 205kcd is very impressive! Not even dedomed? Wow! Shocked

It’s impressive, but not THAT impressive – it is dedomed. Looks like we missed another one. I’ll get it and the mags updated ASAP.
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Whoa! Shocked Thanx for posting this chart. This is a great help in deciding my next flashlight.

I know its too much to ask but a lot of us BLF members will also appreciate it very much if we can see beam shots of ‘big’ lights. :bigsmile:

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Nightbird95 wrote:
Whoa! Shocked Thanx for posting this chart. This is a great help in deciding my next flashlight.

I know its too much to ask but a lot of us BLF members will also appreciate it very much if we can see beam shots of ‘big’ lights. :bigsmile:


That’s for sure in the plans. We’ve actually attempted to do some long distance shots the last two weekends, but the weather and our test equipment didn’t cooperate. We now have quite a group well over 100k, so doing shots that can really show their long throw starts getting a little trickier.
But they are coming.
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Slim Pickens wrote:
Mag XL200 has an XP-G. 2AA MagLED can have a Luxeon III, Rebel, or Cree XP-C. Going by your lumen measurements it appears it’s the XP-C version.

Edit: how do you like the L10? How is the tint? Green? Bluish? I’m trying to find a reason why I shouldn’t buy one… Silly

I would call the tint slightly greenish. Not enough to really distract from the fact that it is a cool little light though. I tried an IMR 14500 in it but it got hot in the 30 seconds it took to test it. It put out about 300 lumens but we deemed it not safe so we didn’t bother including that mod in the chart.

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rdrfronty wrote:
Nightbird95 wrote:
Whoa! Shocked Thanx for posting this chart. This is a great help in deciding my next flashlight.

I know its too much to ask but a lot of us BLF members will also appreciate it very much if we can see beam shots of ‘big’ lights. :bigsmile:


That’s for sure in the plans. We’ve actually attempted to do some long distance shots the last two weekends, but the weather and our test equipment didn’t cooperate. We now have quite a group well over 100k, so doing shots that can really show their long throw starts getting a little trickier.
But they are coming.

Oh! That’s good to know. I’m looking forward to those beam shots. Thanx! :bigsmile:

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Awesome job, guys!

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As others have said, this should be A STICKY !

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Keygos M10 so little lm? Underdriven?

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I’m going to use this spreadsheet as my guide. Thanks for sharing.

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superb job fella’s. i also think should be stickied.
thanks alot for doing this for us.

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Wow, that is a lot work and data. Awesome!

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nekdo12 wrote:
Keygos M10 so little lm? Underdriven?

Yes we were really disappointed with that too. And it was purchased directly from Keygos. Just a weak driver compared to the ke5.
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nekdo12 wrote:
Keygos M10 so little lm? Underdriven?

After receiving and being so impressed with my Keygos KE-5, I was very disappointed in the out put of my M10. It is a very nice looking light but very under driven. Believe it or not these numbers are with a fully charged King Kong 26650.

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Orsm work as usual guys. Your in trouble with a barrage off questions when my meter turns up. Smile

 

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awesome data, thanks for your hard work!

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