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Stop me please!

OK my flashlight hobby has now turned into an obsession. I have two SRK’s in the mail(luckily one is for my brother in law). This will be my 3rd and 4th SRK style light even after selling 2 to family. My second light was the 3 tyroid version so it was upgraded with sense resistors for 6 amp tail current. I also have 3 driver boards(3 tyroid version) in the mail incase either of the srk’s have the LED’s wired in series with one tyroid.
I have 3 single battery(18650) CREE lights as well as 3 small mag lights from years ago when they were the best lights on the market. I should have noticed then my light obsession was more then a hobby. How many lights do I really need? How many batteries do I really need?

Anyway I found a nice looking 4 cree XML t6 / 4×18650 light that looked right for the price. Has anyone seen this light’s driver or care to guess what it might be? The suspense is killing me and I haven’t bought it yet. I am waiting on the current shipping issues to reside before I buy it.

S8J 8000LM Lumen 4 x CREE XML XM-L U2 LED Torch Flashlight Rechargable Lamp

FL05110

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Ok, stop now! Don’t buy more lights! You can save your soul!

Mooooooo

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 Ok, just continue! Buy more lights! You can't save your soul anyways! 

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Buy the light and post a review! Wink
You’re doing it for the greater good Silly

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Now belongs to the lightside lol I unserstand I am in. The same e boat as you ,I am constantly lying to my wife that I wont buy anymore lights this month ,but..... I never said I wouldn't buy light related items to try and mod them and now thanks again to the peer pressure from here iam know hopelessly fascinated with budget knife s lol glad your here.

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Friend, I have been where you are right now many times.  I will be again, I'm sure.  I would advise you don't buy it for the following reasons:

  • You already have some lights in that general form factor (floody multi-emitter).  You will likely eventually be attracted to a different form factor and will wish you hadn't purchased as many lights of this type.
  • The light is likely lousy.   There is not one real picture of the light in the ad.  For $50, you should be able to see a real picture of the light and it should be of decent quality.
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It's probably the SRK driver.  Expect output to be similar to the SRK or SRKung.

The low mode should be lower.

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0:) Go on buy more flashlights, and how about those nice knives you were thinking of, always around the workbench. 0:)
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8steve88 wrote:
0:) Go on buy more flashlights, and how about those nice knives you were thinking of, always around the workbench. 0:)
Saying now hou guys have more ordering on knifes on top of drivers emitters bateries etccc now knives

Lj

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hahahah, speaking of knives, i’m not into knives… i wanna say, i wasn’t into knives till few days ago when i ordered a Navy k507 and Sanrenmu lb-763, all after reading reviews here Flat Stare :~

Finaly, proud owner of a Powerex Maha mh c-9000 for my Eneloops:)

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light junkie wrote:

Now belongs to the lightside lol I unserstand I am in. The same e boat as you ,I am constantly lying to my wife that I wont buy anymore lights this month ,but….. I never said I wouldn’t buy light related items to try and mod them and now thanks again to the peer pressure from here iam know hopelessly fascinated with budget knife s lol glad your here.

At least you have someone slowing you down. If I buy this one it will make the fifth in 2 weeks and now I am going to look at knives so I can prove to myself I don’t have a problem with buying just lights. Wink

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olympus620 wrote:
light junkie wrote:

Now belongs to the lightside lol I unserstand I am in. The same e boat as you ,I am constantly lying to my wife that I wont buy anymore lights this month ,but..... I never said I wouldn't buy light related items to try and mod them and now thanks again to the peer pressure from here iam know hopelessly fascinated with budget knife s lol glad your here.just stay away fro. Reading Johnny Macs ,Foys .Relics38 well just dont read any reviews posted here lol 

At least you have someone slowing you down. If I buy this one it will make the fifth in 2 weeks and now I am going to look at knives so I can prove to myself I don't have a problem with buying just lights. ;)
well I was always told admitting you have a problem is the first step well I bought 3 knives in 2 weeks and ive tried modding now 5 lights with no success so iam trying the knifes

Lj

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Do not stop, more flashlights, more reviews, we need you! :bigsmile:

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You’ve come to the wrong place if you’re after people to stop you buying flashlights!

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
You’ve come to the wrong place if you’re after people to stop you buying flashlights!

Agreed!
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lionheart_2281 wrote:
You’ve come to the wrong place if you’re after people to stop you buying flashlights!
Agreed!

One of us! One of us!

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C’mon, buy more flashlights. All the cool kids are doing it.

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Nah, abandon flashlights and buy (more) knives!  That's what I've done! You'll never be satisfied with just one or two knives either!

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The good thing about knives is that they don’t really get obsolete or outdated.

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Agreed! :bigsmile:

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AlexGT wrote:
Agreed! :bigsmile:
!http://s23.postimg.org/yakowpkm3/IMG_20131104_175709.jpg!

I like that knife. What is it called?
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21 inch Nepalese Chitlangi Kukri from Himalayan Imports over at bladeforums.com

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JUST say NO! :bigsmile: Orrrr…seek help IMMEDIATELY!

I’ll help; send me a half-dozen of your lights. I’ll give them a good home and a warm place to sleep; not overwork them. No strenuous duty…walking the pup, things that go bump in the night…chasing the great-grandmoppet, yelling ALIEN LIIIIGHT!…like that! Wink I’ll even pay the postage; what could be fairer?

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AlexGT wrote:
21 inch Nepalese Chitlangi Kukri from Himalayan Imports over at bladeforums.com

Thank you but I’ll stick to cheapo flashlights for now. Wink That is a mouthful and a wallet full. http://yhst-7333098713883.stores.yahoo.net/21inch.html
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olympus620 wrote:
OK my flashlight hobby has now turned into an obsession. I have two SRK's in the mail(luckily one is for my brother in law). This will be my 3rd and 4th SRK style light even after selling 2 to family. My second light was the 3 tyroid version so it was upgraded with sense resistors for 6 amp tail current. I also have 3 driver boards(3 tyroid version) in the mail incase either of the srk's have the LED's wired in series with one tyroid. I have 3 single battery(18650) CREE lights as well as 3 small mag lights from years ago when they were the best lights on the market. I should have noticed then my light obsession was more then a hobby. How many lights do I really need? How many batteries do I really need? Anyway I found a nice looking 4 cree XML t6 / 4x18650 light that looked right for the price. Has anyone seen this light's driver or care to guess what it might be? The suspense is killing me and I haven't bought it yet. I am waiting on the current shipping issues to reside before I buy it. "S8J 8000LM Lumen 4 x CREE XML XM-L U2 LED Torch Flashlight Rechargable Lamp":http://www.ebay.com/itm/350896047715?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3... FL05110

 

Every time I see one of these, I want to build one!!! Just looks down right interesting. I can't build it for what they are selling these for but might just do it anyway!! Tongue Out... Oh.... ummm.... STOP. There. I did my part to help ya!! 

Dan. 

 

 

 

 

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!http://t.qkme.me/3p4zxp.jpg!

Hahaha :bigsmile:

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My sister picked one up for me years ago when she was in Nepal in the Peace Corps. It was made in some little village and they were very clear that “this isn’t the one they sell to tourists.”

Too bad it doesn’t satisfy my cravings for more flashlights and knives Wink

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That style knife just looks evil and I can see several camping\survival uses for it. I have to find one at a justifiable price(US $20-60).

crx wrote:
I love my Kukri, this is my modified full tang Panawal.

I swapped out the chakmak and karda for a diamond sharpener and a flint rod.

!{width:80%}[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/cgQQiGp.jpg[/IMG]!

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Hi guys Smile

I’m new on this forum but I have followed the flashlight community a vile when myself began to collect flashlights.
I have actually get this flashlight and I thought I would write some sort of review of it. Now I’m not English speaking fellow and my grammar sucks but I hope you going to understand the most of it. :bigsmile:

A nice looking flashlight and a very ambitious claim about 8k lumen about this light supposedly capable to throw.

I would say it’s is only 1k LM in reality. The finish outside is good but in the inside is a different story.

Many machining ALU debris leftovers and the inside edges aren’t even graded.

On the other side the reflectors are all aluminum and nicely polished but they are small in both size and depth .

The batteries fits well and nicely and they ain’t rattles !

the end cap with the springs for the negative contact for 18650 batteries

My torch flickered strangely on the highest light settings.
The cure is to change those abysmal wires from the driver to the pill with the LEDs to something ticker and better.

The LED light emitters

The pill settle place

The back side of the pill

The driver circuit

After the wire change the light beam became stable. The heat paste is crap and seems cheap and very tiny applied. I used some fine CPU thermal compound ( such as Artic MX-2 ) to replace the original cooling compound and it transferred the heat nicely.

The soft clicky button is good and very tactile with low, medium, high and strobe after you holding the button for 2 sec

Size comparation with the Nitecore P25 ( left ) and the Convoy L4 ( right, and I get it today actually Smile

Left beam : FL05110 Right beam: Nitecore P25, both on highest light mode.

Lastly the beam comparison, now I’m not a pro in this area but hope this can be a help for someone. For me they looks very comparable in intensity, only the FL0510 has wider beam. The Nitecore p25 is 860Lm so this Chinese torch ain’t near to be the claimed 8k LM ( off corse Chinese LM )

So guys I hope you enjoyed this little amateurish review of my and hope you liked the pictures Wink

please feel free to comment

Thanks L.A

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