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Thanks for sharing , f42 .

Great pics .

Well done .

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Great pictures, great review. Looks like a great light too! Smile

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I just got mine today too. Pretty happy with it.

I just need to swap out the emitter for a direct copper mounted one and see about tweaking the driver for more current

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Awesome pics, great review. Wish I would have got this one. So what I really want to know is: how are people getting this light before I got the s5 and s8???

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mhanlen wrote:
Awesome pics, great review. Wish I would have got this one. So what I really want to know is: how are people getting this light before I got the s5 and s8???

Yeah it’s crazy. I got my S8 two days ago. And then this one arrived today, even though it was part of a deal much later.

My S5 arrived a while back…….if you are still waiting on that maybe it is stuck in China.

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It’s just speculation, but it looks like there is a thru hole part (two adjacent pins) that are missing solder. This may have something to do with the lower current draw and odd driver behavior if the connection has a high resistance.

The pins in question are on the left of your picture here:

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I like flashlights with grip ring.This is a nice C8 size flashlight with tactical grip ring.
Actually C8 doesn’t need it because it’s wider at the tail.
Looks good quality for the price.
Enjoy it!
Thanks for the pics! 8)

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it’s a beautiful light.. i’m jealous, i didnt get the chance to buy this at $5 :_(

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That’s a good-looking light. Nice beamshots too.

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only question…..where can I buy one!?!?!!?!? Must have

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Great review!

The side switch can only change mode but not turning on/off?

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bibihang wrote:
Great review!

The side switch can only change mode but not turning on/off?

Yes, side switch only change modes and it has mode memory.

Livinloud wrote:
only question…..where can I buy one!?!?!!?!? Must have

His store: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/330416

mhanlen wrote:
Awesome pics, great review. Wish I would have got this one. So what I really want to know is: how are people getting this light before I got the s5 and s8???

Thanks mhanlen, At that time he didn’t ship S8, I contacted Simon and told him that he could ship L4 and S8 together for less postage cost , he shipped both together received them yesterday.

Thanks, jacktheclipper, RaceR86, panthervision23, FlashLion,

DayLighter, it was very easy for anyone who knows how Aliexpress works. Think, during campaign some people could manage to place order multiple times Smile

waehrik, I really do not know :~


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Tail switch is also momentary on.

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Good job f42. I am still waiting for my S8. I am jealous that you got the L4 for $5.

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Thanks for answering f42. Smile

Forgot to ask this though… the tail switch is only for on/off operation? Is it forward clicky? And if the tail switch is only for on/off operation does it mean that I can click on/off as many times as I want and the mode will never change until I click the side switch?

EDIT:
1) Is the glass lens AR coated?
2) What is the PWM frequency for all of the modes?

Again thank you for your efforts!

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thanks for this review, didnt even know this light exist, looks kinda cool. i may get one , one of these days

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Would love for a GB on these Wink

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I think medium mode could be lower (around 500mA), other than that I’m pretty impressed with the results and flashlight itself.

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phantom23 wrote:
I think medium mode could be lower (around 500mA), other than that I’m pretty impressed with the results and flashlight itself.

Agreed, 4 mode would be really good!


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Is there thermal paste under the star?

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Oh yes, with separate side switch additional mode wouldn’t make it too complicated. But if there have to be just 3 modes, 80-500-3000mA combination would be better.

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Livinloud wrote:
Would love for a GB on these Wink

Yes, someone setup a group buy for these! The price seems pretty good already, though.

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Livinloud wrote:
Would love for a GB on these Wink

+1 :bigsmile:
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I would gladly set one up but with my new job I have zip, zero, NO time to do this stuff Sad

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Werner wrote:
Is there thermal paste under the star?

Yes, it is a gray grease. Copper MCPCB.

Flat aluminum surface. There are machine marks so I polished mine up.

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@f42, thanks for all details close up pics.
really well built and quality finishing.

does the side switch has any seal?
can water leak thru it?

I now have seen several side switch with metalic appearance and don’t have any waterproof seal at all.

and last, any outdoor beamshot at 100 m? Big Smile

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The review title and the pictures from the website mentions an XM-L2 T5, the table in the review and the Aliexpress page mention it is a U2-1A. Are both versions available?

I’ve come to appreciate a side click light. Would be great to see this offered in a host only configuration, that way you could use a better copper base like a Noctigon, and pick your own driver and emitter.

Thanks for the review.

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When you order from there just put into the little message box which led (and for some lights, which driver) you want. Further down on the listing for the L4 is a small chart with the other leds that are available for this torch:
Price List of the L4 flashlight
(unit: USD)
LED
XML2 U2-1A
XML2 T6-3B
XML2 T6-4C
XML2 T5-5B
XML2 T4-7A

add to your cart, add the message in the box, send it… wait for the reply with the OK and then pay for your order. That’s all I did for my M1. Wink

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