[sold out] SKY RAY 6 x Cree XM-L2 T6 3-Mode Cool White Light Flashlight - Black (4 x 18650) US$ 25,76 free shipping @ DX

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Im guessing, but I think he meant whether its xml v xml2…

one of us is misunderstanding anyway lol… its not the end of the world…

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These look the same as the ones wallbuys had on sale for around 34 bucks back in November . XML x 6 but only 2 mode med -high

Edit to add… was just looking at wallbuys, a long press will produce a disco, so the wallbuys one is 3 mode.

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I am so tempted. I want to get one to sell to a coworker, but I have a feeling I would just end up keeping it… Like always. Silly

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cant believe these kings are going for so cheap nowadays. stilll one of my all time fav. lights.

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So far I have only single 18650 lights. This will be my first multi cells light. Does this light require special battery? I mean protected or matched unprotected cells? Thanks.

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cnrffl1 wrote:
So far I have only single 18650 lights. This will be my first multi cells light. Does this light require special battery? I mean protected or matched unprotected cells? Thanks.

This is parallel config, it is quite forgiving. You can use between 1-4 batteries. It is recommended to have matched set of course, but it is not as crucial (vs serial config).

Protected cells are recommended as previous SRK drivers allow rundown to around 2.3V which is bad for the battery. And that stop is not even caused by the driver, it stops only because the Vf of the XML already reached its lowest. In other words, the known SRK drivers did not have low voltage protection. No reason to suspect this driver will implement it, as they normally only copy each other. Smile

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Pulsar13 wrote:
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So far I have only single 18650 lights. This will be my first multi cells light. Does this light require special battery? I mean protected or matched unprotected cells? Thanks.

This is parallel config, it is quite forgiving. You can use between 1-4 batteries. It is recommended to have matched set of course, but it is not as crucial (vs serial config).

Protected cells are recommended as previous SRK drivers allow rundown to around 2.3V which is bad for the battery. And that stop is not even caused by the driver, it stops only because the Vf of the XML already reached its lowest. In other words, the known SRK drivers did not have low voltage protection. No reason to suspect this driver will implement it, as they normally only copy each other. Smile

This one is 6x, that should happen sooner at least?

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Ordered one. Thanks for the heads up.

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I ordered one too, couldn’t resist this offer! Now I need 4 protected 18650’s for this SRK. What to choose?

1. Sanyo red 2600mAh —> $8,36 /pair
2. Panasonic NCR18650a 3100mAh —> $12,50 /pair

For this goal, I’m leaning towards the cheaper Sanyo’s. Any good reason to go for the Panasonics?

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You get 6 sanyos(15.600mah) for the price of 4 panasonics(12400mah) Smile

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

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You get 6 sanyos(15.600mah) for the price of 4 panasonics(12400mah) Smile

Hehe, nice insight if mAh’s was the only decision criterium Smile
As I understand, the discharge curve of the Sanyo’s is more flat. I consider this as an advantage for the SRK. Am I right?

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You’ll get more high-brightness time with the Sanyo’s, but less overall run time. Personally, I always use fresh batteries when using it to show off anyways, so prefer to simply have a higher capacity on the batteries. I keep it on low mode hours at a time, so the more time between battery swaps, the better. It’s all user preference!

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Odd my Sanyo’s have more resistance than my 3400mAh panasonics. Leading to lower brightness with the Sanyo’s and less runtime.

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As said above if you are showing it off you are prob using full batteries= no diff. On a long usage you arent needing the extra time of absolute of max output probably, you want more run time. Depending on how its driven, it may be 6 hungry LEDs @1.6A (guess), so I guess ask yourself if it has 65min vs 85min of battery, how long are you going to walk, and if longer than 60 min, are going to want to carry and change out 4 batteries in the dark. Remember its unpredictable though because we dont know what the LEDs are driven at, or if it is less efficient, it could be a more significant difference if they are driven better, could be 40 mins or less with the 2600mAh’s.

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Unknown00101 wrote:

I am so tempted. I want to get one to sell to a coworker, but I have a feeling I would just end up keeping it… Like always.

I hear you brother. 

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Mine’s on the way, and have sent me the message.
Dx has behaved again.

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So tempting even as 6x XML, I’m finding “reasons” to buy more myself…gifts for family and mobile lamps right? But then the reality of “they need batteries, charger and education” creeps in, and I guess I’ll have to keep them all myself… Silly

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ugh.. weird, DX won’t let me pay with paypal Silly

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ugh.. weird, DX won’t let me pay with paypal Silly

Had the same problem, don’t click on pay with paypal, click on the other one and them select paypal on the next page, worked for me.
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ugh.. weird, DX won’t let me pay with paypal Silly
Had the same problem, don’t click on pay with paypal, click on the other one and them select paypal on the next page, worked for me.

I always get this message “ 0×80042021 : A match of the Shipping Address City, State, and Postal Code failed “
when I tried to pay with paypal :Sp

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Pulsar13 wrote:
cnrffl1 wrote:
So far I have only single 18650 lights. This will be my first multi cells light. Does this light require special battery? I mean protected or matched unprotected cells? Thanks.
This is parallel config, it is quite forgiving. You can use between 1-4 batteries. It is recommended to have matched set of course, but it is not as crucial (vs serial config). Protected cells are recommended as previous SRK drivers allow rundown to around 2.3V which is bad for the battery. And that stop is not even caused by the driver, it stops only because the Vf of the XML already reached its lowest. In other words, the known SRK drivers did not have low voltage protection. No reason to suspect this driver will implement it, as they normally only copy each other. :)
This one is 6x, that should happen sooner at least?

I think it may happen later (someone check my logic). With 6 emitters, each is likely driven at lower current than typical 3 emitter versions. At lower current Vf is lower, allowing the cells to be discharged lower.

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Sold out!!

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never underestimate the power of BLF Big Smile

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maybe it was a pricing mistake? like when they had ultrafire m5 for $1.30, after a while they changed to “sold out”, instead of adjusting the price.
(DX themselves said something about it being an activity for loyal customers to hunt down bargains IIRC)

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They did put up a post for this light on facebook yesterday with the same price. So I don’t think it was a mistake.

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jps wrote:
I ordered one too, couldn’t resist this offer! Now I need 4 protected 18650’s for this SRK. What to choose?

1. Sanyo red 2600mAh —> $8,36 /pair
2. Panasonic NCR18650a 3100mAh —> $12,50 /pair

For this goal, I’m leaning towards the cheaper Sanyo’s. Any good reason to go for the Panasonics?

Thanks for the answers, and I may conclude there’s not a real winner. I arbitrarily decided to go for the Panny 3100, $35 for 3 pair @DX.

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Wow, I’m a little surprised DX would actually tell people it’s out of stock.

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cia212 wrote:
Wow, I’m a little surprised DX would actually tell people it’s out of stock.

more like they realized their pricing mistake and decided to pull it out Wink

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Probably is a “mistake”, though they also probably still dont lose money on it at that price. From what I’ve heard about a year ago, they could sell SRKs for $20 and be OK, so +$5 for 3 old XMLs (maybe T4s or T5s), its still within that range.

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Looks like a good candidate for a custom pill with so many buying the same light at the same time. Vestureofblood, bucket, ryansoh, hope I got those names right from memory.

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