Review: SkyRay STL-V2 XM-L T6 3 or 5 modes adjustable

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pipopopo wrote:

agenthex wrote:

pipopopo, does yours use screws to hold down the white pcb?

Yes it does; why?

someone received one that had no screws just thermal compound.

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Does anyone know if this lights throws better than an M3X or M3C4 XML?

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it probably does, but will tell you when i get this here, i have already here a m3c4 xm-l.

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ergotelis wrote:

it probably does, but will tell you when i get this here, i have already here a m3c4 xm-l.

Hey, i thought your M3X is 59k?  BTW the Fandyfire STL-V6 glass cuts 5.6% of the light.  Smile

The triple M3C4 should be very close to this by figures. But seriously unless you A-B the lights very very carefully, such small differences cannot be detected. And if it is less than 5% probably A-B also cannot detect!

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Is it HAIII? 

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Is it HAIII? 

Technically, no.  But by finishing quality, yes.  The finish is very close to my Dereelight so-called "Type III" or hard anodized as you mentioned.

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jamesearljonesisascab wrote:

Back when we were talking about doing a shootout between the 980L and a number of other lights and i had the X8, i thought yeah the X8 can probably keep up and maybe do better. The STLV2 in my opinion blows them all away. I know theyre all different configurations but just looking at sheer brightness. 

Mine is still going without any hiccups. never really knew the meaning of regulation until i did my own test of both the X8 and the STLV2 and im quite impressed. Both lights are keepers.

I just compared my recently acquired STLV2 against the X8 & 980L and I totally agree with you, it blows them all away. Throws much better, has a larger hot spot, *very* bright and the tint is pure white compared to the 980L. 

I do like them all, so they are all keepers in their own right. Anyone considering these, you can't go wrong, very nice lights for the $$ :).

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This just seems like a great product. I don't see all the negative comments that came with the Sky*Ray 3xT6 and it appears to be outperforming already tested and commendable lights. 

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@2100, yes, my M3X does so, but to be sure if Fandyfire outperforms the M3C4 xm-l and how does it compare against the M3X i have to put them all on the same luxmeter to be sure Smile and check out all these technical matters(glass,leds, amp on the led, reflectors etc)

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Just got the Fandyfire, clone of the clone skyray. Quality against M3X is worser, but it is still quite good!

As for performance, i am measuring about 48200 lux, not like the 59000 i got from olight, but still quite a good number, better than thrunite catapult!

THe OTF is 690 lumen, olight is 770 OTF.

Overall, it is a very good bang for buck for sure!

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Yep, the Fandyfire is good huh?  Sealed

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Probably yes, still have not taken some time to play with it, but i guess, a more efficient circuit(that gives a solid 2,93amp like the M3X, this one draws 1,42amp, doubt if it gives more than 2,6amp on the led, will know soon), a better led, a better glass and we will be getting almost the performance of a M3X. This is a copy anyway, though i think that they could have watched out some details.

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+1 and I have the two Cool screws

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ergotelis, do you have the Sky Ray? They may come from the same place (ie OEM branding), not clones of each others.

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Just got my skyray version.  I think the solarforce MPP-1 still throws a little better at long distances (300+ yards) but at the shorter distances the output of the Skyray blows away the MPP-1.  I am happy with it, seems to be good quality for the money.  Mine has the two screws.

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Sorry, no, i don't have the skyray, but it looks like the same thing. They could have made it a bit better i think!

 

TO add something here, i carefully noticed that a M3X has slightly larger inner reflector diameter. 56mm vs 54 of the fandyfire. A tiny difference, but in this size it is enough to give some lux more.

THe height of the reflectors is the same.

The glass has worse quality on the fandyfire, not AR coating seems to be present.

Also, the pcb seems to be smaller.M3X has a bit bigger pcb.

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daveracity wrote:

Just got my skyray version.  I think the solarforce MPP-1 still throws a little better at long distances (300+ yards) but at the shorter distances the output of the Skyray blows away the MPP-1.  I am happy with it, seems to be good quality for the money.  Mine has the two screws.

Thanks for the update. good to know its still good. I dont know how much MF has sold, probably not that much with the cheaper fandy at dx. so they probably still have the first run available. just ordered some 18500s to make it a bit shorter. mine is still going with regular use. i find it too bright for some applications but its still amazing outside in full darkness.

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I have bought a second one (Fandyfire version from DX).

The output is almost identical compared to the first one. (man I love this light!)

anyone has a link for a cheap AR coated lens??

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agedbriar wrote:

Great quality here:

http://www.flashlightlens.com/str/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=ucl_lens

I bought 2 x UCL for my DRY triple XM-Ls and 1 acrylic diffusion lens.  Unfortunately they do not have 59mm size which the STL-V2 or Fandyfire STL-V6 needs.

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Even more spam, Mable?  Why am I not surprised?

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/4244#comment-69218

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Ordered, and now I'm running on walls and waiting impatiently Big Smile

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Did you order the Sky Ray or the Fannyfire? I have the Fannyfire and am pleased.

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willie wrote:

Did you order the Sky Ray or the Fannyfire? I have the Fannyfire and am pleased.

First ordered FannyFire but it was back ordered (DX site says ships 4-7 days), canceled that and ordered Sky Ray from Manafont.

 

EDIT: And Manafont is fast as usual... ordered yesterday, they dispatched today Smile

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Which Fannyfire?

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2100 wrote:

Which Fannyfire?

STL-V6 of course Smile

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Now is good time to buy this from DD

http://www.dinodirect.com/flashlights-1000lumens-cree-t6-led.html

With coupon code:THANKSGIVING


only $41.19 Shocked

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M3TAL_L0RD wrote:

Now is good time to buy this from DD

http://www.dinodirect.com/flashlights-1000lumens-cree-t6-led.html

With coupon code:BLACK2S


only $41.19 Shocked

Thanks for info! I just placed an order to them. $41.19+2.00 insurance+0.99 return postage.

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Received mine today.

 

It had screws unlike candle lamp's and plastic around emitter was white.

 

 

Measured 1.45A from not quite full 18650 TF Flames.

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Went for a walk and took some underexposed beamshots

F/2.7, 1/8 sec., ISO1600

 

Mouse out: UniqueFire UF-2100 - High (1/8 CTO tint mod)

Mouse over: Sky Ray STL-V2 - High

Hay bale about 35 meters away.

 

Mouse out: UniqueFire UF-2100 - High (1/8 CTO tint mod)

Mouse over: Sky Ray STL-V2 - High

Hay bale about 35 meters and forest about 80 meters away.

 

Mouse out: UniqueFire UF-2100 - High (1/8 CTO tint mod)

Mouse over: Sky Ray STL-V2 - High

 

 

Sky Ray STL-V2 - High - 5x Zoom (F/5.9, 1/8 sec., ISO1600)

First hay bale about 165 meters and second about 235 meters away.

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