TrustFire T90-2 Luminus SST-90 @FASTTECH

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TrustFire T90-2 Luminus SST-90 @FASTTECH

Just listed by today, the Trustfire T90-2 . Although the 26650 batteriies are included, but I still think the price is SERIOUSLY expensive at $187!!

SST-90 driven at 8.3A(if that’s true) should be really powerful, but nowhere near the 2500 lumens as advertised. How about modding it with SBT-90 or a de-domed XM-L2 for much better throw?

And it has two switches? Side switch and rear switch? I guess one of them is for changing mode while another is ON/OFF switch.

relic38 has bought another version of the T90, which is the Ultrafire version from Wallbuys . The body tube design is different and the current draw is not so high according to the review .

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It says 10W power consumption, which would be insultingly low for an SST90 emitter. I hope that is just a wrong spec.
The T90 I bought was driven quite nicely at stock. I modded it to about 10A and it was fine. I then swapped the emitter to MT-G2 and the driver was fine with it (resistor mod to set current at ~5A).
I like the look of this one, but the price is a bit steep, even with the accessories.
Edit: Wait, it says 8.3A drive current. Now that’s better. I hope that is the right spec.

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$187!?

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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The battery tube is HUGE! 43mm? I think it might accept 32650 cells if that’s real.
Yeah, the price is a killer, for sure.

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The “X” pattern machined into the battery tube and electronic switch alone are worth the additional $100. Big Smile

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Wow,nice looking light it seems to be the next generation x6.I think the side switch is a definite plus,but the drive current and price are 2 things that would keep me from getting it.I hope someone begs for a review sample to see what it's all about.

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relic38 wrote:
It says 10W power consumption, which would be insultingly low for an SST90 emitter. I hope that is just a wrong spec. ..........

Edit: Wait, it says 8.3A drive current. Now that's better. I hope that is the right spec.

 

Yeah well it also says runtime 2-3 hours so it appears they just draw numbers out of a hat!

Someone needs to take a hit and test it but I'm afraid it won't be me.  Smile

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Specs for other lights posted today are screwy too.

The low mode should be lower.

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Hi,

I did some lux measurements, including of a stock X6 recently:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/21776#comment-397824

Those lux measurements were @ 4.3 meters.

As you can see from those, the X6 was barely better than a stock HD2010, so I wonder if this new light would perform any better?

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Correct, the X6 does not reach much further than the HD2010, but I believe the spot that it does it with is a lot larger.
Just something else to consider when evaluating a thrower.

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relic38 wrote:
Correct, the X6 does not reach much further than the HD2010, but I believe the spot that it does it with is a lot larger. Just something else to consider when evaluating a thrower.

relic,

Ahh. I know that this sounds stupid, but I hadn’t really thought about that (larger spot for the X6 vs. HD2010).

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More informations about this?

dedomed the sst-90 means a great loss of spill?

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LOVE the look of this light- pity it’s over priced for what it is.

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lol @ Trustfire

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Okay not to review a dead thread, but I just got offered a great price on the T90-2 that sounds too good not to jump on—about half of what I’ve seen it going for elsewhere (not a normal price yet, just got lucky!). I can’t resist! I’ll let you guys know how it is.

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Do you have a link? Or did you buy one from a private seller. I have been watching this light, and the best price I’ve seen is $187 and change from Fasttech. This is one I’d really like to add to the collection someday.

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tjhabak wrote:
Do you have a link? Or did you buy one from a private seller. I have been watching this light, and the best price I’ve seen is $187 and change from Fasttech. This is one I’d really like to add to the collection someday.

For now, call it a private seller. Right now, shipping is high (the vendor like DHL, and their prices are in line with actual shipping costs). If I can convince them to ship China Post, I’ll pass along the info here. But if China Post isn’t an option, the price will be around the same as FastTech/slightly higher. But, that being said, I might just end up paying up for the expensive/very fast shipping and live in comfort knowing I received an authentic product quickly. We’ll see how it goes.

TL;DR More questions need answering

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unless of course, group buy.

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Looking forward to your follow up Rollinstone.  That light has been on my wish list for a long time.

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I’ll look into a group buy. I think it could work. This is a fairly busy time of my life and I’ve never done a group buy before…so we’ll see Smile

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I would love a group buy on this light. Trustfire has a sketchy reputation, but I think a lot of that comes from counterfeits. In any case, the few Trustfire products that I have that I feel are genuine, are actually pretty well made. I edc’d a mini 01 for a year, and through lots of abuse, I never had a single issue with it. The T90-2 looks like the king of the line-up. I appreciate lights of all sizes, and sometimes I like a big – ass light like this to play around with. The emitter, fit and finish, styling, and even the packaging all appear to be winners on this one. I made a few purchases similar in price over the last month or so, and I wish this was one of them! Smile

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See, I have a different outlook on TrustFire. I have a really good contact. A really, really good contact. I know for a fact that when I order TrustFire products from her that I am getting the real deal. The last order I placed (1x AK-90, 3x Z5--the flashlight bug bit hard) was built on the 2nd of January, 2014. They're literally in perfect shape externally, I can't find a single flaw on them. I should be back in communication with her in the coming hours (time change), so I'll try and keep you guys in the loop.

 

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Hey, so good news.

My rep is interested in a group buy, under the condition that I manage it. But if enough interest were gathered the price could be lowered for us. Shipping will be fast, trackable, insured, and expensive.

My rep works for TrustFire. I will provide all necessary documentation (trademark paperwork and certifications and such) to prove these are the real deal.

Now again, I have never run a group buy before. So I’m going to talk to some people about doing it. Alternatively, I may reach out to a site like Massdrop for assistance. So let me talk to forum admins, successful group buy runners, and perhaps some people over at Massdrop.

I hope OP has delivered Wink

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Rollinstone157 wrote:

Shipping will be fast, trackable, insured, and expensive.

Gotta give you credit for saying it like it is.  I think most folks here would prefer only the second option as long as they can pay via Paypal.  Shipping directly from TF to the participants would probably save money and time.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Rollinstone157 wrote:

Shipping will be fast, trackable, insured, and expensive.

Gotta give you credit for saying it like it is.  I think most folks here would prefer only the second option as long as they can pay via Paypal.  Shipping directly from TF to the participants would probably save money and time.

I agree with a lot of what you’re saying.

The way I would do the group buy (so far) is:
1) I would collect PayPal emails from people and send them to my rep
2) She would email you the PayPal invoice, and you would plug in the payment/shipping address
3) The package would be sent directly to you.

I do not have the space to handle many flashlight orders being sent to my place, it’s just not practical at this point in my life. And it seems like, if the flashlights are being “individually sent”, we have to use FedEx/UPS/DHL. I asked about China post, and they didn’t feel comfortable sending such large lithium batteries (3×32650!) and such a large, heavy box through that service. Understandable, if you ask me. So we must bend to the shipping oligopoly’s will unfortunately. However, if it’s shipping via one of those methods, you’re pretty much guaranteed for it to arrive to you in perfect condition. So that’s nice.

The alternative (as I said before) is that I set it up w/ Massdrop. The advantage with that is a streamlined payment system, I don’t have to worry about managing the group buy (people backing out, missing payments, yada yada), and it could get an even larger exposure (easier to share through social networking) and therefore a lower price per unit. The disadvantage to that method is that Massdrop will want a cut, so we may see some price “gains” lost.

I’m going to make a thread asking for a feeler.

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Sounds like a good idea.  One last thought.  You may get more participation if the cells are an option or if they are not included.  Those cells are expensive and some already have cells.  You may want that in the feeler question.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Sounds like a good idea.  One last thought.  You may get more participation if the cells are an option or if they are not included.  Those cells are expensive and some already have cells.  You may want that in the feeler question.

That’s a good point. I’ll definitely consider that.

However, the presentation of the whole kit is quite nice—there’s a nice aluminum carrying case w/ foam cutouts for the charger and batteries. But again, I’ll ask.

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interesting, so does that side switch only change modes? or can i turn it on/off too? because i notice it still has a tail cap switch.
if the side switch turns on/off, ill be interested in the group buy

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To the more experienced forum members—where do you think I should put the feeler thread for maximum exposure on this site?

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i think to start a new threaad under 26650 light column title it something with group buy in it.

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Well, I’ve been playing with this light for a little while, and I do like it. TrustFire claims the driver puts out about 9A at the emitter to a SST-90. Another one of their lights, the X7, takes to the MT-G2 remarkably well.

After tossing an MT-G2 into this light, the numbers are quite astonishing. I haven’t been able to run a full battery (ha) of tests, because it trips the protection circuit on 3× 32650’s. But I saw about 7A at the tail before it tripped. Going to do some serious reinforcing of this light now. This is going to get interesting…

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