New Big Head Side Switch Thrower (maybe Host for modding)

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Mine should be on the way from the wholeseller too, tracking says despatched to overseas so hopefully it won’t be too long.

Great to see kaidomain stock it, price seems fairly decent too.
Fingers crossed I do indeed get an aluminium reflector in mine, will report as soon as I get it but I suspect others will get theirs before I do.

Cheers

Here’s one on ebay with some nice pictures.

Ebay auction for Courui XML2

And Willbuying has one too with some more pictures.

willbuying.com

I’m really liking the look of this light more and more.

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I freakin’ love that thick handle to wide head look. Makes it look like a freakin’ BEAST. Eagerly awaiting a tear down.

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nice looking light,will add it to my wishlist Smile

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I just contacted a supplier to get more information on the reflector, lens and amp draws if possible. Might be a good light for a group buy. If I get any reasonable response, I will let you know.

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Pok wrote:
add… maybe interesting!


http://www.shenzhen-wholesale.com/12XT6-CREE-T6-5-modes-super-Bright-Aluminum-Alloy-LED-Flashlight_sku9979.html

Nice! I ordered it (not from that site, didn’t support PayPal, I found that company on Alibaba and they took paypal). Got it shipped right to Vinh so we’ll see what he can squeeze out of it with 6 × 18650’s inside her! Should be sweet Smile

http://szobm.en.alibaba.com/product/1467280124-200275902/12XT6_CREE_T6_5...

They also some INSANE laser pointers, great price too (if the specs are correct): http://szobm.en.alibaba.com/product/433412022-200276116/XX_850_200MW_Blu...

Thanks.

-Jamie M.

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Nice! I ordered it (not from that site, didn’t support PayPal, I found that company on Alibaba and they took paypal).

was the price any cheaper? just so you know, szobm is the oem behind sz-wholesale, they are the same company. and like many have said, they will send a proforma invoice and PP address after you have placed the order…

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I ordered COURUI from KD. It was shipped next day, and tracking now shows it in HongKong for processing.

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It’s finally here Smile

Working on putting together a first look and teardown thread right away.
I haven’t taken it apart fully yet but so far I’m really pleased with the machining and feel of the light. It’s solid and feels great in the hand.

A few observations. (from the outside only + front bezel screwed off to check on reflector and lens)

  • I got mine from Shenzhen wholesale and it’s an unbranded model just as the pictures show. I really like the form factor.
  • Nice machining and flawless anodizing in a great gunmetal grey colour. Sweet Smile
  • Well machined threads with a small amount of grease already applied, goes together smooothly.
  • Good news on the lens and reflector, they are glass and Aluminium respectively. The reflector is very smooth and very clean and very big. No complaints at all, it’s a positive surprise!
  • The UI with the sideswitch is High/Low(Visible PWM)/Off with a hidden strobe on a long press. Sounds very much like the standard SRK driver UI to me (don’t have one but from what I hear it’s the same kind of thing).
  • It’s not as bright as it should be but looks decently driven for a stock light. Room for improvement definitely.
  • The beam profile and hotspot shape is a bit disappointing. The emitter is perfectly centered but has a rather thick centering ring around it which means it’s not sitting very deep in the reflector. Again room for improvement here. Haven’t tested it outside yet but I don’t think this emitter focus is optimal even for a dedicated thrower.

Will tear it apart and post a detailed thread on it by the end of the day.
Cheers

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Thanks LinusHofmann for detail :bigsmile:

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Thanks for the first impressions! Can’t wait for the detailed overview. Smile
Sounds like a supurb host.

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Can’t wait.

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First impressions are very good on this as a host for modding. Definitely!
The reflector is gorgeous, probably the most flawless aluminium reflector I’ve seen in a budget light. Very nice indeed.

Just noticed a bit of output wavering/flickering on high and low though, probably a bad ground contact somewhere inside.
Perfect excuse to crack it open and take a closer look at the insides methinks Smile

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Ok I posted a fairly fast teardown thread. HERE

Felt it was most appropriate to put it in the Modding section since it would mostly be of interest as a host for modders but maybe I’ll move it to the reviews section once I’ve done some more detailed testing.

Looking forward to seeing reports from those that bought theirs from KD.
Cheers

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toysareforboys wrote:
Pok wrote:
add… maybe interesting!


http://www.shenzhen-wholesale.com/12XT6-CREE-T6-5-modes-super-Bright-Aluminum-Alloy-LED-Flashlight_sku9979.html

Nice! I ordered it (not from that site, didn’t support PayPal, I found that company on Alibaba and they took paypal). Got it shipped right to Vinh so we’ll see what he can squeeze out of it with 6 × 18650’s inside her! Should be sweet Smile

http://szobm.en.alibaba.com/product/1467280124-200275902/12XT6_CREE_T6_5...

They also some INSANE laser pointers, great price too (if the specs are correct): http://szobm.en.alibaba.com/product/433412022-200276116/XX_850_200MW_Blu...

Thanks.

-Jamie M.

Did Vihn finish your light yet? Here is mine:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24889

Ken

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Hyprmtr wrote:
toysareforboys wrote:
Got it shipped right to Vinh so we'll see what he can squeeze out of it with 6 x 18650's inside her! Thanks. -Jamie M.
Did Vihn finish your light yet? Here is mine: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24889 Ken

+1 - wondering the same thing. Find it difficult to believe vinh could spend the time on anything near the level of modding you did. Ken - yours is pretty incredible.. vinh is in the business of mods - taking on a mod like that is either a money loser or someone will be paying a whole bunch of money for it. I know vinh is quick, but that's a lot of work, besides just parts cost.

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Hyprmtr wrote:
Did Vihn finish your light yet? Here is mine:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24889

Ken

Wow, nice light! I totally forgot about it, I’ll have to check on the china tracking number and see where it is Smile

-Jamie M.

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Thank you! Keep us posted on the mods Vihn does. I’m curious!

Ken

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Hyprmtr wrote:
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Got it shipped right to Vinh so we’ll see what he can squeeze out of it with 6 × 18650’s inside her! Thanks. -Jamie M.
Did Vihn finish your light yet? Here is mine: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24889 Ken

+1 – wondering the same thing. Find it difficult to believe vinh could spend the time on anything near the level of modding you did. Ken – yours is pretty incredible.. vinh is in the business of mods – taking on a mod like that is either a money loser or someone will be paying a whole bunch of money for it. I know vinh is quick, but that’s a lot of work, besides just parts cost.

That’s true. I keep forgetting this is a “budget” light forum. I just couldn’t help myself to build it though! I would estimate my total cost of about 250.00 without batteries. Oh, and a lot of labor time too! Big Smile

Ken

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Thanx for sharing this Pok! Wink

With its specs, it should throw similar to a K40. It should also be good for modding and with its much cheaper price (than the K40 or TN31), it won’t hurt that much if you mess it up while doing the mods. :bigsmile:

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Nightbird95 follow here!!!

Teardown and Mod Thread of Courui XML2 Aka “Big Head 3×18650 Side-Switch Thrower”
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/26701

MT-G2 COURUI Anyone? Another O-L mod. PHOTO HEAVYBEAM SHOTS ARE UP! 02-06-14
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/28457

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Yeah! Thanx Pok! I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these. It should be another super thrower. J)

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I can’t find any beamshot of Courui l2. Are they exist?

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Maks4er wrote:
I can’t find any beamshot of Courui l2. Are they exist?

Don’t have time atm to search through the thread, but there’s probably some in here:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/26701

Or if that doesn’t yield results, one of these should:
http://budgetlightforum.com/search?q_as=Couriu

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