Help me with Manafont Order + Giveaway.

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Help me with Manafont Order + Giveaway.

Host will be L2p with an extra tube so can be either 1 or 2 x 18650.   Batteries are Panasonic 2600 mAh in pairs from laptop battery (New unused old stock).   I'm wanting the most lumens possible and know most of these are single battery drop-ins based on the 4.2 V max, but threw in one higher voltage one.  

If your main goal was lumens out the front, which would you buy?   I have no less than 60 of the 18650 cells, so battery life means basically nothing at this point as long as it isnt so short its worthless.   I want a bump in the night, light up the whole damn house for 5 minutes so I can see what it is light.

 

Ultrafire T6  650 lumen rated  (4.2V)

Cree T6   Lumens not specified (4.2V)

Cree MCE  Lumens not specified (4.2V)

SSC P7 Lumens not specified (4.2V)

Cree R5  (3-18v driver)   Run on 2x18650

SST-50   800 Lumen rated (4.2V) double the price of the others

 

Give me your reasoning and your choice and I will enter your name in the hat,  when I place my order, it will be for 2 of which ever lamp is selected and the lucky # winner will be sent one of them.     If I have missed a better choice, please dont hesitate to tell me, but remember parameters were l2p body/head, Single or double 18650 powered.

Just remember, I cant make hongkong ship faster than anyone else, so patience will be required of the winner. 

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Hi wiljen,

The 3-mode T6 that you linked to is easy to confused with another very similar one at Manafont. I think you would probably like this one better, since it has high->mid->low modes without strobe. It's been extensively reviewed here on BLF, and generally receives very good reviews. Insanely bright on High, they say. Around 800 lumens.

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Go for any of the Ultrafire XM-L drop-ins. The The others will produces to much heat.

The one i would chose is the Ultrafire 5 mode. The 3 mode( without flashing) is good but some have received under-driven drop-ins, They are not driven to 2.8Amps.

 

None off the drop-ins can take 2 18650 batteries as then are limited to max 4.2V. If you want to use 2 batteries with an extension tube, you may be better of getting the KD 1 mode Drop-in's.

Cree XML T6 1000 Lumen

Cree XML U2 1300lumen

 

Also check out flashlight foy review

Kaidomain 5-mode XM-L U2

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For your requirements I think a single mode XM-L with OP reflector would be your best choice.This one is claims it will run up to 18V so it would meet your single or two battery requirement. I would also choose this over the others because the XM-L U2 bin is the brightest and most efficient (less heat per lumen) emitter available from a budget dealer. The benefits of an SST emitter just isn't seen unless driven to very high current then of course heat will become an issue which a P60 host just can't dissipate. 

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11249

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@wiljen:

From the dropins you selected, I would recommend this http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/ultrafire-xml-t6-5mode-650lumen...

But, but, but, I dont understand why you are so interested in a P60 host + P60 module

In my opinion, I´d go for a normal flashlight with a good screwed dropin, not P60 module.

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I would buy the manafont ultrafire xml 3 mode drop in Reasons: I have it too, and it pulls a wicked 3.6 amps at the tailcap! No annoying modes like strobe or sos Not too expensive (probably half of an sst50) Very efficient at lumens/amps Hope you found this helpful Koen
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I also agree with Mr. Administrator. The Manafont Ultrafire 3-mode has been proven many times over on this forum.

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/ultrafire-cree-t6-3mode-memory-led-dropin-module-42v-max-p-5178

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The ultrafire Drop-in from Manafont is the best solution if your goal is output. You can choose the one you linked

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/ultrafire-xml-t6-5mode-650lumen...

or the 3 mode

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/ultrafire-cree-t6-3mode-memory-...

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I would choose this: http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11249 

Good output and you will never have to think about what dropin you have put in when you

choose to use your light with 2x18650. With the others you run the risk of frying the driver

if you forget you put in a max 4.5 volt in it.

Cheap quality is good - Expensive crap isn´t

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The manafont ultrafire three mode linked to by Mr.Administrator is one of the most popular around here with good reason. It has been tested as having more than 800 lumens out the front. That will light up the whole house. I don't see the need for more than one battery unless you are also thinking of using the longer flashlight as a defensive tool. In that case I think that any higher voltage XML will be fine. The XML is awesome.

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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Did you find one that matches the L2p (HA-III, matte black) or are you planning on using the 18650 tube for the L2 (HA-II, somewhat glossy black)???

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From one of Foy's posts he talked about being surprised of receiving the haIII version so maybe that's all they send if u purchase 1. As far as dropins go manafont sells a few versions of the ultrafire dropin. KD sells the later u2 version which foy reviewed to be whiter and brighter. If you're going with the ssts you'll probably want more heat transfer and a bigger host. It would be nice though to give an sst 50 a try but you can't leave it on for too long. Also make sure you wrap the dropin with AL or copper foil/tape. That's really nice of you to do a giveaway Thx

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I'll vote for the Manafont XML drop-in as well.  Been meaning to order one, but haven't yet (need host or battery for my 6p).  Sure read a lot of good things on it.

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I would go with the SST-50 . . .

. . .  because I already have enough of the Ultra Fire T6 drop-ins.  If you don't yet have that drop-in (the one evrybody is suggesting) you should do yourself a favor and get one.  If you already have a few T6 drop-ins, I would absolutely go with the SST-50.

Why do I suggest that?  Because I don't yet have an SST-50 and I want one badly so,  if you choose me we'll both be happy.

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You asked ..and everyone said the same thing ..http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/ultrafire-cree-t6-3mode-memory-...

why??

#1 no disco modes .. you have them already and who needs more lights with them ..

#2 bright as hell ..huge flood . I have lots of bright lights .. this one is  WOW every time you turn it on .

#3 I wouldn't run a pair of unprotected 18650's back to back ..no matter  many you have .. how's your homeowners insurance ?/ do you like your left hand ??..run a single and keep lots of spares handy ..will make a nice big light .                    I wish I had 60 nifty laptop batteries

.. The good ones like Panasonic are hard to beat

 

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#3 above. +1

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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Ok the clear winner is the Ultrafire T6 so I'll be ordering those.  The lucky # is 13 so tbenedict PM Me an address and when it arrives, I will send it on.   Thanks for the help gang.

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Congratulations  Tbenedict   

wiljen that was a very nice thing to do .tbenedict will be a very happy camper

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Thanks very much wiljen for doing this, we all enjoyed it. And it created a useful discussion too about dropins. Congratulations also to tbenedict!

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No kidding, thanks!!!!  I've been wanting one of these for quite a while and I have never one a raffle.

Now I need to decide on a L2P or a 17650 for my 6p....L2P gray sure is pretty and leans itself to muli-modes.

I'm tickled poopless, very kind gesture.

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Congrats, tbenedict! You will love it!

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Well done tbenedict

You get a free Drop-in

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Thanks, feel a little guilty getting something for free, but very appreciative.

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wiljen wrote:

Ok the clear winner is the Ultrafire T6 so I'll be ordering those.  The lucky # is 13 so tbenedict PM Me an address and when it arrives, I will send it on.   Thanks for the help gang.

You or tbenedict will not regret this dropin!

Very nice of you to do this drawing it was fun!!!

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Gz TB! Smile

 

Very generous of you wiljen, as others have said neither of you will b disapointed Smile

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My order arrived today and I am well pleased with the Xm-l.   I am forwarding Tbenedict's winnings on either tomorrow or monday when I get to the PO.  Thanks again for the help gang.

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That's good to hear wiljen Smile

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Just received this little monster and put it in my Skyray host ordered after reading this thread:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2325#new

Looks crazy bright in the daylight, can't wait to test it out after dark.

Thanks and a great big cheers to wiljen!!!!!!