MULTI-LED SHOOTOUT (BEAMSHOTS)

26 posts / 0 new
Last post
rdrfronty
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 7 months ago
Joined: 05/05/2012 - 11:45
Posts: 938
Location: Texas
MULTI-LED SHOOTOUT (BEAMSHOTS)

I recently purchased a X60vn and wanted to see how this beast stacks up against some other powerful lights. So brother I gathered up a bunch of our Multi-Led lights and did some beamshots. Some of the lights are stock & but most are modded. I included some data on the lights from our testing.
We did a set of shots at 120m across a football field targeting a scoreboard. Then a 220m shot across a parking lot targeting a treeline. We figured this setup does a pretty good job of showing both flood and throw.
So the lineup -
.

.

.

.
So here is the first set, 120m at the scoreboard -
.
KING

.
KUNG

.
M6

.
TRJ12

.
TERMINATOR

.
TK75

.
SP03

.
X40vn

.
BTU

.
X60vn

.
BTU-IOS

.
Here is the next set, 220m at a treeline. This set starts showing a better separation between the flooders vs the lights with some serious throw. Trees are much more difficult targets & they are almost twice as far away -
.
KING

.
KUNG

.
M6

.
TRJ12

.
TERMINATOR

.
TK75

.
SP03

.
X40vn

.
BTU

.
X60vn

.
BTU-IOS

Edited by: rdrfronty on 12/25/2013 - 08:48
light junkie
light junkie's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 02/03/2013 - 23:36
Posts: 1696
Location: Sw Az
Kick butt comparison I am surprised the terminator didn’t do much better .And I could clearly see the massive short distance flood of the king and king thanks for taking the time and effort to do this. Right now those are only dream lights for me ! Merry Christmas and thanks again for the work.

Lj

ryansoh3
ryansoh3's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 08/04/2012 - 08:21
Posts: 3893
Location: US

Awesome, thank you so much for the shots!

What’s your camera settings, may I ask?

BLF ≠ B-grade Flashlight Forum

 

MountainKing
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 1 week ago
Joined: 12/01/2011 - 03:20
Posts: 2262
Location: Lost Islands ™

waaaaaaaaaa. Great stuff.

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECTSCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

rdrfronty
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 7 months ago
Joined: 05/05/2012 - 11:45
Posts: 938
Location: Texas

The camera was my Rebel T3i. All shots were taken using F5.6, ISO 800, 1/2sec exp, auto white balance. Focal point was 34mm on the 120m shots & and a wide 18mm on the 220m shots to show more of the flood along with the spot.
We were afraid the photos would look too redundant and similar, and some of them are, but I guess multi-led flashlights do tend to have the same basic beam characteristics.

ryansoh3
ryansoh3's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 08/04/2012 - 08:21
Posts: 3893
Location: US

Thanks for the info.

Not redundant at all, a picture’s worth a thousand words, and you have 11 of them! Smile

BLF ≠ B-grade Flashlight Forum

 

DayLighter
DayLighter's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 years 4 months ago
Joined: 11/29/2012 - 01:22
Posts: 2829
Location: New York City

thanks for the comparison shots .. that X60vn is a beast! :bigsmile:

The only way to do a great work is to love what you do.

rdrfronty
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 7 months ago
Joined: 05/05/2012 - 11:45
Posts: 938
Location: Texas

I was using my K40vn to help setup the camera and shots. The K40vn is not slouch at 394kcd and 1625 lumens, but the X60vn and other big guns kinda smack it around here.
Here is a shot of the K40vn vs X60vn -

.

GottaZoom
GottaZoom's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 1 month ago
Joined: 04/12/2012 - 03:14
Posts: 2179
DayLighter wrote:
thanks for the comparison shots .. that X60vn is a beast! :bigsmile:

BIG PLUS 1

kronological
kronological's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 9 months ago
Joined: 12/12/2012 - 09:23
Posts: 3042
Location: Texas

Nice! What happened to the county park you guys usually use for beam shots?

I would still like to join you guys one night! Not that my lights would come close to the monsters you and your bro have.

What if there was some sort of a beam shot gathering one night? I would certainly be interested as I am not too far from you. Would that be too weird? My wife would certainly think so! :bigsmile: Watcha think???

No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it away in a cellar nor under a basket, but on the lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.

My Reviews: Ma

rdrfronty
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 7 months ago
Joined: 05/05/2012 - 11:45
Posts: 938
Location: Texas

kronological wrote:
Nice! What happened to the county park you guys usually use for beam shots?

I would still like to join you guys one night! Not that my lights would come close to the monsters you and your bro have.

What if there was some sort of a beam shot gathering one night? I would certainly be interested as I am not too far from you. Would that be too weird? My wife would certainly think so! :bigsmile: Watcha think???


This is actually the same park. That part of the park requires us having to carry all of our lights and equipment about 4-500 meters though to get to the setup location. And it requires setting up multiple targets. Basically between being about 32F and Christmas Eve, we didn’t want to take the extra hour or two it would take to do that setup. Plus we like to change things up every once in awhile.
But that usual 300m setup is my favorite location to shoot from.
A Texas meet would be very cool. I know brother and I would be very willing to do something like that if we could lineup several members to go some weekend. We’ve talked about doing something like that before.
If come up with any good ideas, post them up or PM us if you prefer.
kronological
kronological's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 9 months ago
Joined: 12/12/2012 - 09:23
Posts: 3042
Location: Texas

Maybe in the Spring sometime when it warms up a bit? Weekend night when perhaps more can make it? I know there are quite a few BLFers from TX here…but not sure how close they are to you. This park is in Montgomery County…correct?

I think it would be a cool time to check out all the lights, beamshot techniques etc.

No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it away in a cellar nor under a basket, but on the lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.

My Reviews: Ma

RaceR86
RaceR86's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 years 7 months ago
Joined: 02/22/2012 - 08:32
Posts: 3777
Location: Norway

Great beamshots comparison of some nice lights. The long range shots are really useful for comparing throw.

Thanks for sharing and enjoy the lights. Smile

BLF LED database – collaboration spreadsheet and latest news about where to buy LEDs
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/19342

rdrfronty
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 7 months ago
Joined: 05/05/2012 - 11:45
Posts: 938
Location: Texas

kronological wrote:
Maybe in the Spring sometime when it warms up a bit? Weekend night when perhaps more can make it? I know there are quite a few BLFers from TX here…but not sure how close they are to you. This park is in Montgomery County…correct?

I think it would be a cool time to check out all the lights, beamshot techniques etc.


Early spring sounds good to me. I’m a wuss about this cold weather. A nice 60F evening in February or March would be nice.
And yes the park is in Montgomery County off highway 149. But we could meet wherever is the most central location for the members willing to go.
kronological
kronological's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 9 months ago
Joined: 12/12/2012 - 09:23
Posts: 3042
Location: Texas

How about we get past the holidays and then look at our calendars to decide on a date/time? We could also start a new thread when we get more info. Any other folks from TX interested?

No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it away in a cellar nor under a basket, but on the lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.

My Reviews: Ma

manxbuggy1
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: 04/24/2012 - 07:27
Posts: 721
Location: Montgomery, Texas

I know that gottazoom has expressed some interest in getting together also and I bet we could get Dale (DBCstm) to come too. There are several more members in the Houston, Katy area that might be interested.

lawallac
lawallac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 days 11 hours ago
Joined: 01/04/2012 - 15:31
Posts: 513
Location: WI

Thanks for taking the time to do the pictures. The X60vn is great but I’m really impressed with the IOS shocker and how well the Stock XML TK75 do.

rdrfronty
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 7 months ago
Joined: 05/05/2012 - 11:45
Posts: 938
Location: Texas

lawallac wrote:
Thanks for taking the time to do the pictures. The X60vn is great but I’m really impressed with the IOS shocker and how well the Stock XML TK75 do.

I agree on both accounts. I’m one of the biggest BTU fans around. The IOS version is pushing the limits somewhat by running at 6a, but its awesome none the less. The X60vn does have an edge on it though by doing over 2000 more lumens running at a more moderate 4A and having 6 × 18650’s to give it reasonable runtime. But I love both the BTU’s just as much.
And the TK75 bone stock is likely the best combo thrower/flooder, and high quality light on the market? The TK is brothers light, but it has my full respect.
DB Custom
DB Custom's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 39 min ago
Joined: 01/13/2013 - 22:28
Posts: 20781
Location: Heart of Texas

Like those, and that new light is a monster! Keep in mind that you’re actually shooting at an equivalent 54mm and 29mm, with your 1.6x crop frame camera. Wink And a step or two up in the ISO for the other settings would show the spill more, albeit with those monsters at a mere 120M the hot spot would be blown. I use ISO 1600 at f/5.8 and 1/2 second exposure for all mine, regardless which camera I use.

I’d love to meet up with some of the folks here. My MaxToch SN6×-2X is doing over 1600 OTF lumens now and throwing some 800+M according to the meter, and my HD2010 is doing almost 1500 OTF and hitting over 900+M (222kcd), I’ve seen light on a building at 1068 yards distant.

And maybe by spring I’ll have my Terminator being a real contender with some customized driver work. Wink

Who knows, maybe my little mini C8 will be a force to reckon with by then. LOL

Merry Christmas RR! :santa:

DBSAR
DBSAR's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 8 hours ago
Joined: 02/11/2013 - 23:28
Posts: 6467
Location: Newfoundland, Canada

Nice Beamshots ! Smile

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

FMcamaroZ28
FMcamaroZ28's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 months 1 day ago
Joined: 10/08/2012 - 09:05
Posts: 972
Location: New Jersey

I freaking love my BTUvn. (Same as your iOS mod)

That is all.

DayLighter
DayLighter's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 years 4 months ago
Joined: 11/29/2012 - 01:22
Posts: 2829
Location: New York City

hey guys.. it’s sound like fun.. too bad you guys are too far away, but perhaps I could lend you my HID searchlight thrower 10” lens just to add to the mix just for the fun of it? :bigsmile:

The only way to do a great work is to love what you do.

rdrfronty
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 7 months ago
Joined: 05/05/2012 - 11:45
Posts: 938
Location: Texas

DayLighter wrote:
hey guys.. it’s sound like fun.. too bad you guys are too far away, but perhaps I could lend you my HID searchlight thrower 10” lens just to add to the mix just for the fun of it? :bigsmile:

No doubt a good HID with a 10” reflector would be monster thrower. And a blast to play with.
FlashPilot
FlashPilot's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 3 hours ago
Joined: 05/10/2010 - 16:07
Posts: 4906
Location: USA
rdrfronty wrote:
DayLighter wrote:
hey guys.. it’s sound like fun.. too bad you guys are too far away, but perhaps I could lend you my HID searchlight thrower 10” lens just to add to the mix just for the fun of it? :bigsmile:
No doubt a good HID with a 10” reflector would be monster thrower. And a blast to play with.

Not to bad in a 7” reflector either. Not exactly a flashlight, but its fun.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/4963

or a 14” reflector
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/3696

Thanks for all the beam shots.

blueb8llz
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 47 min ago
Joined: 06/02/2012 - 01:16
Posts: 3199
Location: California

thank you for these shots. that x60vn is a very nice light. but it didnt demolish the super shocker so i will pass on this light. if i didnt have a super shocker, this would be the light to have.

MRsDNF
MRsDNF's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 6 days ago
Joined: 12/22/2011 - 21:18
Posts: 13473
Location: A light beam away from the missus in the land of Aus.

Orsm shots as usual guys. Its good to see your very unique collection of hot rods continue.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.