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Trustfire F15 T6 XML 3 Mode

i received the trustfire F15 T6 XML 3 mode today from manafont. It comes with HI-Lo-Strobe. 

Hi=2.73A

Lo=0.62A

Comparing it to the UF 3mode xml, it looks to be brighter on high. low is more like the mid on the uf 3mode.

It has an OP reflector that is much wider and deeper than the p60. the aluminumm heatsink gets really hot after a few minutes so its doing what its supposed to. The tailcap allows for tailstanding. overall im happy with this light so far.

 

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That light is on my "to buy" list, what is the build quility and finish like?

 

If only they had gone with High-mid-low instead f the stupid strobe!

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Piers wrote:

That light is on my "to buy" list, what is the build quility and finish like?

 

If only they had gone with High-mid-low instead f the stupid strobe!

I just uploaded some pics. the threads did'nt really come lubed. the pill/heatsink is quite a heavy piece so it should transfer heat quite well. The led itself does'nt look centered on the pill, but when the reflector in on it looks like its pretty well centered. The threads seem smooth after lubing and the body has a double O-ring setup on both ends. The reflector might be the same size as the C8. It does have mode memory so the blinky mode doest'nt bother me as much. A lux meter is probably the next thing im buying so i can do some measurements. 

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jamesearljonesisascab wrote:

Piers wrote:

That light is on my "to buy" list, what is the build quility and finish like?

 

If only they had gone with High-mid-low instead f the stupid strobe!

I just uploaded some pics. the threads did'nt really come lubed. the pill/heatsink is quite a heavy piece so it should transfer heat quite well. The led itself does'nt look centered on the pill, but when the reflector in on it looks like its pretty well centered. The threads seem smooth after lubing and the body has a double O-ring setup on both ends. The reflector might be the same size as the C8. It does have mode memory so the blinky mode doest'nt bother me as much. A lux meter is probably the next thing im buying so i can do some measurements. 

 

I've just finished "improving" mine..

Firstly the star is only mounted to the pill via thermal goo so can be moved, secondly the star is actually mounted to a piece of aluminium which is in turn mounted to the silver part of the light. So what i did was to remove the led completely and then remove the piece of aluminium that the led was mounted to, it only had a very small amount to thermal goo in between so i removed this and added artic silver 5. I then replaced the alu disc and screwed that to the pill. ( there are actually threads in the body of the pill ) I then used artic adhesive to reattach the star and re-soldered everything. as a result the light stays brighter for longer and i get around 3.1 from a freshly charged trustfire flame dropping to 2.98a

 

 

 

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I have what looks to be the Ultrafire version of that light. It is pretty bright; mine has the smooth reflector.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-th-t60-ha-ii-xm-lt60-2-mode-1000-...

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

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charlestt wrote:

jamesearljonesisascab wrote:

Piers wrote:

That light is on my "to buy" list, what is the build quility and finish like?

 

If only they had gone with High-mid-low instead f the stupid strobe!

I just uploaded some pics. the threads did'nt really come lubed. the pill/heatsink is quite a heavy piece so it should transfer heat quite well. The led itself does'nt look centered on the pill, but when the reflector in on it looks like its pretty well centered. The threads seem smooth after lubing and the body has a double O-ring setup on both ends. The reflector might be the same size as the C8. It does have mode memory so the blinky mode doest'nt bother me as much. A lux meter is probably the next thing im buying so i can do some measurements. 

 

I've just finished "improving" mine..

Firstly the star is only mounted to the pill via thermal goo so can be moved, secondly the star is actually mounted to a piece of aluminium which is in turn mounted to the silver part of the light. So what i did was to remove the led completely and then remove the piece of aluminium that the led was mounted to, it only had a very small amount to thermal goo in between so i removed this and added artic silver 5. I then replaced the alu disc and screwed that to the pill. ( there are actually threads in the body of the pill ) I then used artic adhesive to reattach the star and re-soldered everything. as a result the light stays brighter for longer and i get around 3.1 from a freshly charged trustfire flame dropping to 2.98a

Thx for the info. i can actually move the led around easily while the isolator is still on. im trying to remove the isolator but its on there really good.

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Im not sure if thats the same but i think the led is mounted on a one piece body on the UF.

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trooplewis wrote:

I have what looks to be the Ultrafire version of that light. It is pretty bright; mine has the smooth reflector.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-th-t60-ha-ii-xm-lt60-2-mode-1000-...

The Trustfire has a 45 mm head on it, similar to the C8, and is a lumapower MRV clone. The Ultrafire head doesn't look that big, can you measure?

I wish this light had a smooth reflector as I would definitely buy it. Right now I'm leaning towards the KD C8 XM-L smooth instead.

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SirJohn wrote:

trooplewis wrote:

I have what looks to be the Ultrafire version of that light. It is pretty bright; mine has the smooth reflector.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-th-t60-ha-ii-xm-lt60-2-mode-1000-...

The Trustfire has a 45 mm head on it, similar to the C8, and is a lumapower MRV clone. The Ultrafire head doesn't look that big, can you measure?

I wish this light had a smooth reflector as I would definitely buy it. Right now I'm leaning towards the KD C8 XM-L smooth instead.

 

I swapped mine with my MRV Smile much more throw almost as good as my xml mag with rebel reflector

 

 

 

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I swapped mine with my MRV Smile much more throw almost as good as my xml mag with rebel reflector

Are you saying you swapped the reflector of the Trustfire with the MRV or are you saying you use the Trustfire instead of your MRV now? What I really want is the most throw I can get off an XM-L for under $30 and in stock configuration. I don't want a hard core thrower with an XR-E/Xp-E, because I want the spill and overall output that an XM-L provides, but I want to get the most throw I can out of the XM-L in that under $30 range. It seems like the C8 smooth is my best bet right now, but if the stock Trustfire can beat out the C8 smooth, I'll take that. Since the C8 and Trustfire seem to use the same size reflector, I'd be surprised if that were the case. It'd be nice to see a comparison between this light and the KD C8.

I can't solder worth a hoot and I don't have a functional soldering iron right now so I have to stay away from any serious modding.

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I swapped reflectors !!

There's quite a difference between the smooth and op reflectors, the smooth increases the throw quite a bit but there is still a bit of spill...

 

 

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWzd4nZHWAM

i found this video, really impressive throw and light output but, it says p7-f15... do you think below one has a better light output?

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/trustfire-f15t6-3mode-1000lumen...

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I can't directly compare betweeen those two light versions, but would certainly stay away from the SSC-P7 for throw. My wishes are like yours (I already own the "hard-core thrower" HS-802 R2) and have now the Manafont F15 in transit, along with the spare C8 SMO reflector.

We shall see.

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This could be the ideal "soft-core thrower": XM-L in an HS-802 type reflector.

http://www.shenzhen-wholesale.com/Brinyte-XML-C5-CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-5-Mode-Aluminum-Flashlight_sku3205.html

Unfortunately, it's underdriven (1.4 - 1.5A ?) and the driver not so easy to replace (I think it was Andi who reported that).

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I did'nt want the blinking mode on my F15 so i swapped the driver with the MF 3 mode dropin and now im getting

3.8A on high

1.08A on mid

0.19 on low

I think this light is perfect now. get really hot quick so ill be using mid a lot.

as for the MF dropin with the original f15 driver

3.4A on high

0.9A on mid

my coworker wants a blink mode on his Solarforce L2 so this will do nicely.

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jamesearljonesisascab wrote:

I did'nt want the blinking mode on my F15 so i swapped the driver with the MF 3 mode dropin and now im getting

3.8A on high

1.08A on mid

0.19 on low

I think this light is perfect now. get really hot quick so ill be using mid a lot.

as for the MF dropin with the original f15 driver

3.4A on high

0.9A on mid

my coworker wants a blink mode on his Solarforce L2 so this will do nicely.

Is it possible to buy only this driver used in the MF 3-mode drop in?

 

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The driver's not really special. It's just a direct drive w/ pwm microcontroller, except they only put in 3 modes instead of 5.

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thommy wrote:

Is it possible to buy only this driver used in the MF 3-mode drop in?

I don't know of anyone selling it. I believe E1320 used this same driver for his UF980L after the driver fried.

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This is the new version with smooth reflector. No reports of actual current draw yet. (?)

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/lumapower-mrv-xml-t6-3mode-memory-led-flashlight-118650-p-7246

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I re-flowed the solder job on my F15 last night, and clipped a couple coils off the spring so Hi-Max batteries would fit better without the pressure on the pill. Works just find now...

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

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I filed the brass contact in the tailcap down about 1/4"

 

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Mine draws 4.2amp  at 4.2v and 3.5amp around 3.8v from unportected batteries. It gets hot within a few minutes. BTW does anyone know if there is a way to deactivate the strobe?

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jacktheclipper wrote:

I filed the brass contact in the tailcap down about 1/4"

 

Interesting - I thought it was hollow.

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agedbriar wrote:

jacktheclipper wrote:

I filed the brass contact in the tailcap down about 1/4"

 

Interesting - I thought it was hollow.

Nope . I filed it down because whenever I tightened the tailcap I heard the spring in the tail collapse in on itself . Filing the brass contact fixed the problem .

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agedbriar wrote:

This is the new version with smooth reflector. No reports of actual current draw yet. (?)

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/lumapower-mrv-xml-t6-3mode-memory-led-flashlight-118650-p-7246



They're all direct draw (cheap xml's), so it's mostly down to luck.

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Thanks agedbriar for the link. It will be my next light lottery.  Hope I get a good one.Cool

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agenthex wrote:

agedbriar wrote:

This is the new version with smooth reflector. No reports of actual current draw yet. (?)

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/lumapower-mrv-xml-t6-3mode-memory-led-flashlight-118650-p-7246



They're all direct draw (cheap xml's), so it's mostly down to luck.

Ah, I didn't mean that.

A popular regulated Hi draw for XM-L lights seems to be ~1.5A. I have a KD Manta Ray C8 running a 1.4A High and that current makes a quite sensible max for everyday use.

For this LumaPower branded successor to the F15 the description stated 1.5A at first, but later that spec was gone. So I'm wondering whether it is indeed regulated conservatively or driven the same as the F15 model (2.6A and up, DD).