HD2010 with XM-L2 T6 Found (ebay)

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HD2010 with XM-L2 T6 Found (ebay)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/UltraFire-HD2010-CREE-XM-L2-T6-LED-1600LM-5-Mode-Long-Range-Flashlight-Torch-/111211292179?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item19e4b5a613

Have no idea what driver this is using, but if it’s using the East-092, it’s looking good.

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Nice find!
I asked for a picture of the driver, will let you know.

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WOW, he already replied.
2.5A current, doesn’t know if it is DD.
Enigma continues.

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Darnit.

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Don`t forget that these are about $30 with the older XML, and replacing it with an XML2 would be cheaper than buying this off the bay.. just my 2 cents..

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The Tmart Tangsfire HD2010 is only $31 last I checked (Many have grabbed one, they all had East-092); you can put a noctigon + xm-l2 in it for cheaper than this listing.

Edit: Chibi beat me to it. .

-I think every time I look at an HD2010 I have to reiterate how great HD2010’s look… Perfect dimensions, beautiful light all across the board.

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I just got my first HD2010... standing in front of me.. I also like how it looks... but mine has a centering issue...

anyway.. I will do a little modding with it, nothing extreme though... mainly keeping the same components it already has.

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ChibiM wrote:

I just got my first HD2010… standing in front of me.. I also like how it looks… but mine has a centering issue…

anyway.. I will do a little modding with it, nothing extreme though… mainly keeping the same components it already has.

If it’s the star that isn’t quite centered try an O-ring around the circumference of the star in-between the 16mm star and the lip of the pill. It looks a bit ghetto, but it works very well. The star may be thermal glued, so you might have to deal with that too.

Mine was a bit of a pain getting centered and focused to my liking, but the end result is fantastic. Definitely has an amazing quality feel in one’s hands to boot.

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There is a black 3-mode version at Willbuying for $33…

http://www.willbuying.com/ultrafire-hd2010-cree-xml2-led-1200lm-3-mode-f...

Never ordered from them, but supposedly they take PP and shipping is free (based on my zip search). Got the link from the Youtube video by them…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E91_HyIIlI

Looks pretty darn impressive, I must say.

I emailed them and they told me they have checked each side by side and the XM-L2 version is much brighter than the old one.

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That 2.5A reply above form the eBay source was probably from some ***Fire cell, measured with a cheap DMM - thin leads. It's probably direct drive. I've seen sooo many single cell lights that come with direct drive drivers, and you don't really know til you try a low resistance cell and see the thing scream. Of course thin wires, a cheap driver spring, and XM-L2's will throttle it down but that's what they count on. I believe the direct drive drivers are the cheapest and that's why we see them in a lot of stock lights. The thin wires and poor springs keeps the amps in control somewhat.

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Tom E wrote:

That 2.5A reply above form the eBay source was probably from some ***Fire cell, measured with a cheap DMM – thin leads. It’s probably direct drive. I’ve seen sooo many single cell lights that come with direct drive drivers, and you don’t really know til you try a low resistance cell and see the thing scream. Of course thin wires, a cheap driver spring, and XM-L2’s will throttle it down but that’s what they count on. I believe the direct drive drivers are the cheapest and that’s why we see them in a lot of stock lights. The thin wires and poor springs keeps the amps in control somewhat.

I agree. This thing just has too good a body, making connections such a dream that I just ordered the one from Willbuying. I figured, what the heck.

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Got my HD2010 from Tmart with $3 off $20+ purchase code D3.
Hopefully it comes with an East 092. Now the hardest part is always waiting.

"Whoa that's a bright light!" ... Yea I guess.

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That WillBuying one says "Hi-Med-Fast Strobe".  The original East-092 was H-M-L-Strobe-SOS, right?

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unknown00101 wrote:
The Tmart Tangsfire HD2010 is only $31 last I checked (Many have grabbed one, they all had East-092); you can put a noctigon + xm-l2 in it for cheaper than this listing.

Edit: Chibi beat me to it. .

-I think every time I look at an HD2010 I have to reiterate how great HD2010’s look… Perfect dimensions, beautiful light all across the board.

An update, finally got my first high draw batteries NCR18650PF; I get 2.8A tailcap with 10gauge leads. XM-L2 on noctigon, ‘east-092’ driver, upgraded 18gauge wires, stock springs.

I believe this confirms that I got a dud Tangsfire HD 2010. Sad

Guess it’s a good thing my Nanjg’s and extra chips arrived; I’d like to see this run at 4-5A.

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i have yesterday one buy on tmart with D3 coupon and 300 points (love you tmart)

http://www.tmart.com/HD-2010-CREE-XM-LT6-8W-1300-Lumen-5-Mode-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Gray_p135765.html

i hope this is the good driver for one xml2 replace?

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penumbra wrote:
i have yesterday one buy on tmart with D3 coupon and 300 points (love you tmart)

http://www.tmart.com/HD-2010-CREE-XM-LT6-8W-1300-Lumen-5-Mode-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Gray_p135765.html

i hope this is the good driver for one xml2 replace?

Also ordered the same but from US warehouse.
Will have to see how long before I receive it.

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Rusty Joe wrote:
There is a black 3-mode version at Willbuying for $33…

http://www.willbuying.com/ultrafire-hd2010-cree-xml2-led-1200lm-3-mode-f...

Never ordered from them, but supposedly they take PP and shipping is free (based on my zip search). Got the link from the Youtube video by them…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E91_HyIIlI

Looks pretty darn impressive, I must say.

I emailed them and they told me they have checked each side by side and the XM-L2 version is much brighter than the old one.

I have experience with the Ultrafire HD2010 from willbuying and that ebay listing looks similar, certainly it’s using the same photos.

Here’s what I wrote in a thread about willbuying deals in general.

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Ok, I just got the grey Ultrafire HD2010 from Willbuying in the mail today so here’s a quick review.

This is my fourth HD2010 bought from various places including two no name Tmart lights and a fandyfire Hd2010 bought a year ago from Lightscastle. The others were all black and I wanted a grey one with original Ultrafire branding so I decided to give this one a shot. It wasn’t the cheapest option but I took a punt on it Smile

So anyway I have some experience with these lights and know a bit what to look for regarding these various versions of the HD2010 and some of the problems they tend to have.

Fit and finish, externally very decent. Some very minor chips and slight dings along the tailcap front edge but otherwise very nice. It was VERY well packed in tripple bubble wrap and a sizeable box, so these are definitely minor manufacturing defects.
The threads were very dry and there was quite a lot of aluminium dust and swarf left in them and on the orings, needed some cleaning and oiling but now it opens and closes as smoothly as any other hd2010.

Of note is the smoothly machined tailcap crenelations, all the other HD2010s I have all had a sharp edge on these crenelations which makes them less than comfy to activate. The original HD2010s from Ultrafire had these machined smoothly and many sellers will still show pictures with this style but actually ship a version with the sharp edge. In any case the lights you get from willbuying seem to match his pictures so that’s a big plus.

Anodizing is well done and even but maybe a bit too “sparkly” and silver to my liking, I had a feeling older grey HD2010s were more matte grey but it’s always hard to tell from photos. I don’t have any grey HD2010s to compare against so they may all be like this.

Emitter is indeed XML2 and tint looks to be around 1A. So a good candidate for dedoming, less good if you want to use it as it is. Bit too blue for my liking but that’s a preference thing.

Reflector is very smooth, fairly clean and hotspot is VERY nice. Best HD2010 reflector I’ve seen and first HD2010 I’ve had with a perfectly centered emitter straight out of the box. It has a black centering ring/gasket that doesn’t get in the way and all it needed was abit of tightening of the pill against the reflector from the inside so everything was snug. Before this there was an audible whine on the the low modes from the driver, indicating a poor ground contact, after tightening it was gone and thermal transfer from the pill to the head should also benefit.

The driver looks to be an East 092 driver, on high I measured 4.8A at the tailcap on a fresh Trustfire 26650 so I suspect it’s indeed direct drive on high.
Modes are High, Med, Low FastStrobe and SOS (or rather SOOS as is common with these drivers Wink ), so this is a 5 mode driver just like the original.
However it’s not exactly the same as the good old HD2010 East 092 drivers, the fast PWM of the original has been replaced with slow and visible PWM on medium and low. That’s a shame, plus it seems to have next mode memory now instead of no memory, or at least the time it takes to reset is longer than it used to be. I will be swapping this driver anyway but some may be interested in knowing if this is a good driver or not.
I’d say it’s not a particularly good driver but should at least offer high output for those who look for mainly that.

Finally it comes with a green gitd tailcap and a cheap grey lanyard.

I’m hearing a fair few reports of good Tangsfire HD2010s from TMart, so that may be a slightly cheaper option to get a good HD2010 at the moment.
Unfortunately I don’t have any first had experience of the Tangsfire but based on the unit I have here the Ultrafire HD2010 from willbuying is a very good light and a decent option. Especially worth getting if you’re swayed by the XM-L2 emitter and smoother tail crenelations as I was Smile

Cheers
Linus

Ultimately I was very impressed with this HD2010 and if they are all like this, I’d happy recommend them even if they cost a little more. The reflector is also the easiest HD2010 reflector I’ve delt with in terms of getting a really tight focus without much messing around. So either the Ultrafire reflector is machined to tighter tolerances in general or I just got lucky with my sample.

Cheers

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if i buy this driver and LED displays a significantly better result?

http://intl-outdoor.com/qlite-reva-71358-multiple-modes-circuit-board-30...

http://intl-outdoor.com/noctigon-xm20-mcpcb-cree-xml2-u2-1a-led-p-749.html (cool white ?)

(with Panasonic 3400 protected)

or are there better drivers/leds for this light?
i wanne good little clear focus about 100-200 or more meter

thanks for replay and suggestions to al .

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penumbra wrote:
if i buy this driver and LED displays a significantly better result?

http://intl-outdoor.com/qlite-reva-71358-multiple-modes-circuit-board-30...

http://intl-outdoor.com/noctigon-xm20-mcpcb-cree-xml2-u2-1a-led-p-749.html (cool white ?)

(with Panasonic 3400 protected)

or are there better drivers/leds for this light?
i wanne good little clear focus about 100-200 or more meter

thanks for replay and suggestions to al .


I’ve got that led in my hd2010… And my DST.. A few other lights and soon to be a few others. Smile it’s a fantastic LED.

I’m planning on putting that driver, with more chips stacked, on my hd2010 as well. It’s supposed to be a great driver.

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Just got this light today. Review will be forthcoming. Came without so much as a scratch. Popped in an 18650 and then a 26650, and…yeah, it’s definitely brighter than the old T6 version, especially on the 26650.

Gotta get it outside tonight and bounce the beam off some trees before I elaborate more! J)

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All my old East 092s, those with bright clearly marked Gold Etched — easy to read —East 092s all pulled over 4 amps. Now, I just ordered some from FT, and the MCU is marker DTU , 06N03 , DC50U, and even on a Powerizer only do 2.7 amps. Now, the Tangsfire Grey, that I got from Tmart on the Christmas special, has the exact same markings as the ones from Fasttech with the hard to read-smeared East 092 Logo. However, in the flashlight, it pulls 3.7 amps. There is a thread in here somehere, when the East 092 started to go bad, and even had different components. I am not happy with the new ones from Fasttech, definitely way inferior from the old “good” ones. So, getting a light with an East 092 can be a happy day or a super bummer …

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penumbra wrote:
if i buy this driver and LED displays a significantly better result? http://intl-outdoor.com/qlite-reva-71358-multiple-modes-circuit-board-30... http://intl-outdoor.com/noctigon-xm20-mcpcb-cree-xml2-u2-1a-led-p-749.html (cool white ?) (with Panasonic 3400 protected) or are there better drivers/leds for this light? i wanne good little clear focus about 100-200 or more meter thanks for replay and suggestions to al .

It probably won't have greater output.  The HD2010 has a direct drive driver.  The Qlite limits current to about 3 amps.  If greater output is your main priority, then get that LED/MCPCB, thicker silicone wires (20 awg should do) and a lens with an anti reflective coating.  Do the spring mod and shave the centering ring too.  You can get a copper pill from forum member ryansoh too.

 

If you really want the Qlite, which is understandable because it has a nice set of modes, and still want lots of output, then you'll need to add more 7135 chips.  If you can't add chips yourself, you can get it from Mtn Electronics, or get a similar driver from DrJones.

The low mode should be lower.

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Thanks for the information.
The original driver is a 5 mode was I thinking? (the HD2010 is on the way I expect him next week)
if you use the flashlight he begins high? then the driver is good for me.
gives nanjg or qlittle 3:05 a better management of the LED? better life of the battery and stabieler.wel fun group selection
might be better to use a 26650.
I have an AR lens ordered kd.
Meanwhile, I read somewhere here that xpg r2 (red copper imitter intl-outdoor) would give best trow
than 2.8 nanjg @ 3:05 amp would be enough different places too much cooling?

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/9708?page=16