Some new XM-L lights on Manafont

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Some new XM-L lights on Manafont

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/stepless-brightness-control-xml...
This is a nice looking XM-L with infinite brightness control. But I personally wish it had a 2x18650 extension tube so it could also be used with a single cell.

 

TrustFire TR-3T6 Triple XM-L T6 5 Modes LED Flashlight (2x18650)
http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/trustfire-tr3t6-triple-xml-t6-m...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is a new item. Another 3x XM-L barn burner. Looks like it has better heatsinking than its Skyray counterpart.

 

SKY RAY STL-V3 XM-L T6 LED 5 Modes Flashlight
http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/sky-ray-stlv3-xml-t6-led-modes-...
Nice looking pocket clip on this one. Not exactly pocket sized, but hey... Steve

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I like that Trustfire triple!

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I love that skyray! If only the clip was removable. Is it??
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The TrustFire TR-3T6 Triple XM-L T6  looks like a freaken TANK! I have a Sky Ray 3xT6 3800-Lumen 3-LED coming in the mail now and the TF looks very well thermally protected even better than the Sky Ray.

Plus it looks like a club and heavier than a Maglight if it were to hit you over the head.

I do like the Stepless Brightness Control XM-L T6 200M Diver Flashlight (2x18650) but unless you use that in water your in for a thermal nightmare. 3 amps on an XM-L with little mass around the head = dimming light.

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tis as simple as feeding a crack addict his fix........ new torches almost every day....must look in case the next biggest/smallest/brightess/cheapest torch is available.......haha

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i just switched to the trustfire , even with the modes. hope they make a strobless soon

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Does anyone have any news, reviews or have the TR-3T6 yet?

Im not so sure i need another 3 emitter XM-L but you cant have too many i guess, But 3x 18650 intrigues and scares me all at the same time! 

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The 3x is entirely optional and it's entirely possible the other ones work on 3 too but they're too lazy to include the extension (some 3t6 are sold as 2x only). Someone in the 3800 thread said they already ordered so shouldn't be too long.

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Correction, my theory about 3 cells isn't necessarily right. 2100 found it's a boost driver inside these 3800's so 3 cells will really heat this thing up if it doesn't somehow kill the driver.

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DasFriek wrote:

Does anyone have any news, reviews or have the TR-3T6 yet?

Im not so sure i need another 3 emitter XM-L but you cant have too many i guess, But 3x 18650 intrigues and scares me all at the same time! 

I have one currently in transit and will let you know how it goes when it arrives. Right now I do have the TrustFire X8 and it's a really nice light, well heatsinked and a really good beam of light.

 

 

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I ordered the TrustFire TR-3T6 Triple XM-L T6 5 Modes LED Flashlight (2x18650) yesterday and it has been dispatched already. I'm pretty excited. I wonder how long it will take to get here? I'm in New York..  Edit: I ordered mine from Manafont

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Wow! that is quick, when I ordered the same light except 3x18650 it took them nearly a week just to ship it out.

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I originally ordered the Sky Ray version on the 18th which I canceled after it not being shipped 8 days later. Glad I did. The Trustfire looks like it's built better in the heat sinking department. I hope it's a reliable light..

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I recently bought the new sku Trustfire TR1200 from DX and said it would be my last flashlight purchase for a while. Now, all of these 3X XML lights are coming out and are really tempting. Cry

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atbglenn wrote:

I ordered the TrustFire TR-3T6 Triple XM-L T6 5 Modes LED Flashlight (2x18650) yesterday and it has been dispatched already. I'm pretty excited. I wonder how long it will take to get here? I'm in New York..  Edit: I ordered mine from Manafont

 

 

It's hard to say exactly how long, it's been 10 days since the status of my order says "dispatched" and it still has not arrived. I have a few other orders with them too, but the others ones are a little less than 10 days 'old' since dispatched status; so I'm assuming they will arrive after this one does.

Weird cause HKE is in Hong Kong too, and his stuff always gets to me in 7 days; doesn't seem to be true of MF.

And DX, well let's just say stuff from them comes over on the SLOW boat from China Smile

 

 

 

 

 

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"well let's just say stuff from them comes over on the SLOW boat from China"

 

So true! Those Chinese boats need turbo chargers installed!

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The trustfire 3 cell is just to have some longer lasting light? So it's basically the 2 cell with an extension i could take away if i wanted? But if it's unsafe because of overheating i might just buy the 2 cell as it really looks sturdy (compared to the SR3800 which seems to be DOA a lot)