some pic of KD (fake?) solarfoce with xml

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some pic of KD (fake?) solarfoce with xml

http://kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11251

was arrived today. glossy black with Solarforce Logo. is it really genuine?

 

5mode has High 2.11A-Mid 0.80A-Low 0.08A-Strobe-SOSOS with memory.  I think clicky is not good. it makes loud noise and rubber was too thin.

kaidomain fake solarforce l2 xm-l u2 5-mode DSCN5530

http://www.flickr.com/photos/44865167@N03/sets/72157626546136328/

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Nope. Fake as can be. Rebranded 50xB something. I have a few and like the hosts. Not bad at all, but genuine no way. Common thinking here is must be fake coming with that bezel stock. By taking it apart do a side by side comparison with a disassembled genuine L2. Check the Foy posts as he is really in love with genuine SolarFor(y)ces lately. He has also state of the art pictures along. You will see many tiny variations.

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I have a number of genuine Solarforce models and a fake from Lightake.

As Budgeteer says, they are good but they are not genuine. They are compatible with genuine models though. The switch is definitely inferior in my opinion.

I have the head and tailcap of my fake fitted to genuine L2M body with a modified drop-in that has no spring on the driver. It makes for a shorter than standard L2M with an XML and is powered by a 18500 battery.

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The lanyard is a giveaway too. Stock L2's don't have lanyard attachments. They don't tailstand either. The good thing is if you don't want an attack bezel, but you do want a lanyard and tailstanding, this is *better* than a Solarforce!

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This is not a bad fake, however.  The tail cap size matches the flashlight tube but those can be changed.  The real giveaway is the machining is different.  The depth of the lathe cuts, the knurling and the flat area with "Solarforce" is narrower, top to bottom.  Subtle points, for sure and nothing that takes anything away from this great looking light.

This is listed at $25.15 on Kaidomain - a real L2 with the retina searing Ultra Fire XM-L (tested at 800+ lumens by Match) from Manafont is about $28.

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It seems a 504B with solarforce logo. Good host, also for XM-L but not a real solarforce...

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$8 for body tube is not a bad deal, i think too. except their infringement.

I expected a bit different named copy (solarfoce? or something). reverse-engineering and copy would be acceptable but this product obviously infringed the trademark. I think it means the seller will change all confirmed genuine to fake someday.Frown

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Genuine Solarforces dont come without the strike bezel. Its a fake. but a good P60 host anyhow.

Cheap quality is good - Expensive crap isn´t

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Actually there are some 3 different bezels that have come with the L2 from Solarforce ... [ Stock L2 host ] 

SS low profile bezel , strike bezel [ or defensive bezel ] and a black low profile bezel [ maybe plastic ? ] . + some others as optional purchase . [ less host ] 

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On the website L2 are all sold with a tactical head, except mayby the L2P.

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