Best WARM flashlight right now ?

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OK….so you come in asking for a warm white, then 1:30hr runtime on high, then no Li-ion flashlight….then choose a non-warm white, Li-ion that wont last 1hr 30min runtime on high and isnt a good deal. What was the point of this thread?

Exactly !

Why do you even ask if you buy something blindly completely out of your “requirement” ?… Seriously you will be highly disappoint by this light.


he asked our advice and we gave it to him, he has no obligation to follow it
i would pick a different light as well if i were him starting out, but it seems he decided after doing more research he wants that one instead

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well.. i realize that the market for this kind of flashlight is not developed enough for my needs.. I’ll just wait a few months maybe years to find the one that suits me best.. but that problem would be solved if i was good at soldering, but it’s not the case.

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but it seems he decided after doing more research he wants that one instead

No, he was misinformed about this light and did not bought it after-all since it was not warm, see upward.

Like someone said HID with 4300k would be a good idea and will give huge amount of light compared to LED (depending of models of-course), the problem is that the quality is random on cheap no-names but you will have a huge batttery with it and a charger so no problem on this side. HID are meant to use for long time session but turning them off every 30 seconds will reduce the bulb lifetime.

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but it seems he decided after doing more research he wants that one instead

No, he was misinformed about this light and did not bought it after-all since it was not warm, see upward.

Like someone said HID with 4300k would be a good idea and will give huge amount of light compared to LED, the problem is that the quality is random on cheap no-names but you will have a huge batttery with it and a charger so no problem on this side. HID are meant to use for long time session but turning them off every 30 seconds will reduce the bulb lifetime.


again we gave advice, and free advice is ultimately worth what you pay for it, but i think there is a lot of good advice in this thread

frankly for a first light a bit warm i would get this with some sanyo 2600 batteries and a charger
https://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10002364/1212405
with the understanding that you can’t run it on high for the whole battery life unless you want to burn your hands and wreck the battery (i think of it as a manually controlled turbo, or buy one with a lower max current)

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frankly for a first light a bit warm i would get this with some sanyo 2600 batteries and a charger https://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10002364/1212405 with the understanding that you can’t run it on high for the whole battery life unless you want to burn your hands and wreck the battery (i think of it as a manually controlled turbo, or buy one with a lower max current)

+1

That link is to a Convoy M1. I have one in a warm white, and I love it. In the few weeks since I got it, it has rapdly become my favourite torch.

It runs on high for a lot longer than the small-headed Convoy S series, but it is not much bigger than them. Like all the Convoy torches, it is astonishingly well-built for the price, with no significant weaknesses.

However, I would recommend buying it direct from Simon, who makes them. He sells them through this page on Aliexpress

Simon can supply them with an XM-L2 LED, which is about 20% more efficient than the XM-L sold by FastTech. He also has those XM-L2s in some rather nice tints.

I have just ordered a second one, with the following tweaks: AMC7135*8 & Emitter: XML2 warm white T4 7A3
That brought the price up to $22.03, but the extra is well worth it.

Just place the order specifying “AMC7135*8 & Emitter: XML2 warm white T4 7A3” in the “message for the seller” box, and don’t pay until Simon has adjusted the price.

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puglife wrote:
well.. i realize that the market for this kind of flashlight is not developed enough for my needs.. I’ll just wait a few months maybe years to find the one that suits me best.. but that problem would be solved if i was good at soldering, but it’s not the case.

What exactly are your needs? And do you really know how warm of light you want or how much light you need? I’m still having fun experimenting myself, but after my Convoy 2800mA T4-C7 emitter S2 I find I like that even more than typically presented “warm” lights. But I like to light up the whole forest on my hikes most of the time, so my bigger multi emitters go with me there Smile

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B42 wrote:
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well.. i realize that the market for this kind of flashlight is not developed enough for my needs.. I’ll just wait a few months maybe years to find the one that suits me best.. but that problem would be solved if i was good at soldering, but it’s not the case.

What exactly are your needs? And do you really know how warm of light you want or how much light you need? I’m still having fun experimenting myself, but after my Convoy 2800mA T4-C7 emitter S2 I find I like that even more than typically presented “warm” lights. But I like to light up the whole forest on my hikes most of the time, so my bigger multi emitters go with me there Smile

well i just wanted a wall of light for 1h30 on high, but i’ll wait for the perfect one, i’m not in a hurry

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puglife wrote:
well i just wanted a wall of light for 1h30 on high, but i’ll wait for the perfect one, i’m not in a hurry

No need to wait. A Sky Ray King will give you a wall of light for 1h30 on high.

Lots of reviews on BLF and elsewhere: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22sky+ray+king%22+review

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Hey I have found something incredible for you ! > http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Free-shipping-Roche-M170-3-Cree-...LED-Flashlight/330416_1296929357.html

3 X XML2 with huge selection of colors tints : from T6-2A (6000k) to T2-8B4 (2700k) and 4× 18650 for huge runtime.
See this graph for the selection of tint colors > http://flashlightwiki.com/images/c/cb/Ansi-white.jpg

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Omega_17 wrote:
Hey I have found something incredible for you ! > http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Free-shipping-Roche-M170-3-Cree-...LED-Flashlight/330416_1296929357.html

3 X XML2 with huge selection of colors tints : from T6-2A (6000k) to T2-8B4 (2700k) and 4× 18650 for huge runtime.
See this graph for the selection of tint colors > http://flashlightwiki.com/images/c/cb/Ansi-white.jpg

yeah thats exactly what i want, a 2700k flashlight, thanks for finding this to me

Merci beaucoup l’ami Wink

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I hope you will do a quick review when you receive it. Wink

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hey guys just a little update (im puglife, i just forgot my email and passw for this forum), i finally took a fenix rc40, i know its not warm but it does the job when i walk my dog in the woods Big Smile thx for the advice Thumbs Up

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Holy thread revival Batman!

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stephenk wrote:
Holy thread revival Batman!

Indeed, in honour of the thread revival i will give some sage if silly advice on a suitable flashlight


13 lumens, 80W of heat (hence warm) and 1000K (a very warm tint) Big Smile

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stephenk wrote:
Holy thread revival Batman!

Well i thought maybe you guys wanted some updates

Here’s my >final< update! I finally found one, after almost 5 years!

it’s the Sofirn SF36W (1×18650 Cree XPL 3000K 1000lm)

I ordered one yesterday Love

i also have a nichia 219c SX30A4 but it’s more neutral white..

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Solid choice. The SF36W is surprisingly well-made, in my opinion. For the price, it is money well spent.

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[don’t mind me i’m just giving an update since it’s on the first page on google when you search for a warm flashlight]

i’ve found the perfect warm light Party , the KDIY K5S (3000k) it’s really warm and i like it i bought it here keep in mind it use a 26650 battery, i also have the Convoy L6 3000k i like too it but it take 2× 26650

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Any Convoy with 7A emitter choice could be considered as the best warm flashlight right now.

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That L6 is a cracker of a lamp too.
But a leetle on the powerful side for walkabout in the woods I’d think.
I tend to use a no name XM-L2 4000, dual 18650 battery head lamp, with either a C8T or a S41 Quad Nichia C for carrying.
They cover both Open or wooded areas.

Good. Cheap combinations of spread and throw in sensible walking distances.

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Well, not like any daylight I’ve ever seen, other than the Biscuit Fire which almost burnt to the blueline (surf) and I don’t like the reminder.

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If you're into modding flashlights and like XM-L2 emitters, this T3 7A3 CRI90+ is amazing. Had the pleasure to test it in a headlamp I modded for a friend. Rosy tint, and quite spot on versus incandescent bulbs. Super recommended.

 

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Just another final update, it only took 10 years but now i have a few nice warm lights Big Smile Convoy M3-C, Convoy L6 with GT FC40 1800K and Emisar D1 with 2700K 519A dedomed, in comparison my 3000k sofirn sf36w and KDIY K5S look so cold now (ew) Sick , i’m hoping for a 1600K light in a few years Glasses

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puglife2 wrote:
Just another final update, it only took 10 years but now i have a few nice warm lights….Convoy L6 with GT FC40 1800K….i’m hoping for a 1600K light in a few years Glasses

Would 200k make much of a difference visually?

I recently got a 2700k light and absolutely love how warm it is using it at night. Although I do prefer 4000k/5000k during daylight hours when I need a light indoors.

I’ve found the 2700k warm light helps with preserving my night vision while providing better visability than using a red light.

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Just got a Convoy M21e with a GT FC40 1800k. This will not be my first and last 1800k light. It’s so soothing to look at whatever I light up.
I echo what puglife2 said about a 1600k tint. Who knows, I might even enjoy a tint even lower than that.

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CRC2 wrote:

Would 200k make much of a difference visually?

I see a difference between my E17A 1850K and E21A 2000K even if it’s just 150K !!

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Nice pictures, especially the one with the contrasting night sky Thumbs Up .

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puglife2 wrote:
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Would 200k make much of a difference visually?

I see a difference between my E17A 1850K and E21A 2000K even if it’s just 150K !!

Ah, okay, cool. I wasnt sure how noticable small diferences in Kelvin are.
I know it takes a lot more lumens to make a visually noticable difference in brightness.

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