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Looks like a good host for an overdriven MT-G2.

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Electroman187 wrote:
Looks like a good host for an overdriven MT-G2.

exactly what i was thinking
nice find

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Good price too. Lets see if the wife has a fit……

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Does anyone know the reflector size?

Package size cant be right..

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Me likey! Ideal MT-G2 host! Great price too!

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RaceR86 wrote:

Does anyone know the reflector size?

Package size cant be right..


Tried to contact Chen Chen but he didn’t respond.
Thinking that the ‘‘good’‘ MT-G2 drivers need 12V.
I have a spare j18 extension tube that might use.

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Looks like i bought one..  0:)

So did _the_ and another one. (Aliexpress have build in stalker mode)

I checked specs on Manafont. 63mm head on the 7 XM-L light. Probably same on this.  That should mean reflector size is quite similar to ZY-T13,ZYT08, HD2010 etc... at least in width. I have a feeling driver compartment is decent too. This is quite cheap for light that size..

I have been considering lights like Convoy L2, buts it costs much more and does not have much room for various drivers.

I have considered the NEW 2x26650 from CNQ too, but with shipping its quite expensive, and the reflector is not that wide.. 

No matter how it turns out, I have a feeling it will be decent or very good value! Smile It might even come with a decent driver. 

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I hope the driver compartment is roomy. I bought one with fingers crossed.

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great to hear that a few has purchased this. time for the waiting game

and nice sig. gary bunk. that t shirt rocks haha

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Had pretty good luck with Ali, so I gave it a go. I do hope the driver pill is quite large for more driver options… Big Smile

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Do post back on this light when it is received (esp. build quality and driver compartment depth & width).  I'm holding off until someone provides feedback on it.  Does seem like one of the greatest deals for a host in a long time though!  Hate to get my hopes up too high.

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I just got an Aliexpress $5 giftcard, which I think many people have received.

so if you order 2.. and a few bits and pieces, you could save $5 Wink

just a heads up

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Cool!  I think the 2nd one should be your 2,000th post giveaway! Wink

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Hey Garry good one.. I might have to open a new account, and keep this one at 1999...

just like Lumatic.... at 999

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Ah.. I got a great idea.. you know what.. I will do a $5 Aliexpress giftcard giveaway Cool

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Does this look like the Same light?

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
Does this look like the Same light?

Looks like the very same flashlight, without the shipping cost though.
If DRY driver is fitting without further modification, it would need the extension tube for the third battery, or I am wrong?
DRY is a 12V driver?

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zeremefico wrote:
Ouchyfoot wrote:
Does this look like the "Same light?":http://www.shenzhen-wholesale.com/Black-CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-5---Mode-Flashl... Looks like the very same flashlight, without the shipping cost though. If DRY driver is fitting without further modification, it would need the extension tube for the third battery, or I am wrong? DRY is a 12V driver?

That site requires you to email for a shipping quote (so shipping on top of that price).  We should do a group buy on this!  Could be a fantastic host!

I also believe the DRY driver works fine with 2 cells.  I'm thinking you just need more voltage in than you need out (i.e. 2 li-ions for 8.4v can drive a 6v MT-G2).

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ugh.. that website is weird but they have good prices on most lights.
you could purchase it and then wait for the e-mail confirmation for the shipping quotes.
they need to learn a lot about selling online like eg: fasttech, wallbuys, lightmalls etc.
it’s been almost 2 months now and i’m still didn’t get the shipping quotes for my purchase :Sp

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DayLighter wrote:
it's been almost 2 months now and i'm still didn't get the shipping quotes for my purchase :Sp

So you tried buying from them?  Not going well then?

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Pok wrote:
"How about this $29.20 @ DX":http://dx.com/p/ultrafire-xl-7003-cree-xm-l-u2-800lm-5-mode-white-flashl... !http://img.dxcdn.com/productimages/sku_241155_4.jpg![/quote]

Nice find! I like it, although as a mod host, not that attractive due to the lack of high output drivers with electronic switch.. (I assume its electronics, and if its mechanical, or rebuilt to mechanical, there is very limited space for a driver circuit.) Also, less surface area due to lack of heatsink fins. 

For those who like to keep their lights stock, it might be a very nice option, if the driver is decent that is. Smile

What is up with the hole in the hotspot?

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“What is up with the hole in the hotspot?”

Need more distance for better spot if It has big reflector Wink

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garrybunk wrote:

DayLighter wrote:
it’s been almost 2 months now and i’m still didn’t get the shipping quotes for my purchase :Sp

So you tried buying from them?  Not going well then?

-Garry


i gave up buying from them

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Pok wrote:
How about this $29.20 @ DX

!http://img.dxcdn.com/productimages/sku_241155_4.jpg!

i like. big light with big head and with a side switch.
this is on my radar for now.

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First impressions:

- 1.0A at tailcap (other modes 0.5A, 0.15A, strobe, sos)
- Next mode memory
- Fast, almost unnoticeable PWM
- 540lm (OTF, after 30s)
- 34kcd (= 370m) throw
- Aluminum reflector, dimensions 53x46mm (OD 58mm, lens 58x1.9mm)
- 22mm press fit driver (was not properly seated, causing flickering & higher modes not working - pressing it properly in helped) 

=> Looks like a decent mod host.


Here are some photos of the most interesting part of the light:

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Thanks for the information the Smile

The pill looks like having very limited room for driver, might not be able to fit the IOS driver inside.

Do you mind taking pictures of the reflector base?

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Thanks _the_! Yeah, what is the depth in the driver area? How's the overall quality? 

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garrybunk wrote:

Thanks _the_! Yeah, what is the depth in the driver area? How's the overall quality? 

-Garry

+1 Wondering about the same, and thanks for sharing first impressions.

BTW, who is going to see how far that stock driver can be pushed??  J)

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Thanks for posting those pics – the pill looks rather nice. Hope mine gets here soon.

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garrybunk wrote:

How's the overall quality? 

Overall quality matches the TR-J12. Not great, but totally ok for normal usage.


I'll try to take the requested measurements & photos later today (still busy at work).

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