Anybody tested Trustfire X9, beamshots?

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On the other hand, there are really fatal decisions made on looks alone... Laughing

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The fellow who won this bidding for $19.99 plus $13.49 shipping two hours ago, come forward!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TrustFire-X9-CREE-XML-XM-L-T6-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Lamp-/300577500218?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item45fbd0ac3a

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agedbriar wrote:

The fellow who won this bidding for $19.99 plus $13.49 shipping two hours ago, come forward!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TrustFire-X9-CREE-XML-XM-L-T6-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Lamp-/300577500218?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item45fbd0ac3a

usd33.50.  Well done!

 

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agedbriar wrote:

The fellow who won this bidding for $19.99 plus $13.49 shipping two hours ago, come forward!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TrustFire-X9-CREE-XML-XM-L-T6-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Lamp-/300577500218?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item45fbd0ac3a

 

Awesome.

That's what competition brings.

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agedbriar wrote:

The fellow who won this bidding for $19.99 plus $13.49 shipping two hours ago, come forward!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TrustFire-X9-CREE-XML-XM-L-T6-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Lamp-/300577500218?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item45fbd0ac3a

That was me Laughing I think.

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Congratulations, how2!

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Thanks saved about $21, with that I can but another flashlight.

Only 2 seller were seller at this price.

You can get it for $38

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$38 shipped is a very good deal too.  It can be a very good shelf queen with the good looks. 

Get a 52.1mm or 54mm UCL lens for it.  Really good.  usd6.25 only.  Deep dish big SMO reflector, big AR lens....really good effect.

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Thanks for reminding me of the UCL lenses. Ordered one for my F15 right away.

99% transmittance... wow!

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Here is one for $33.48.

Do not all bid at once the first person that says "I want it" in this thread should bid for it.

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2100 wrote:

$38 shipped is a very good deal too.  It can be a very good shelf queen with the good looks. 

Get a 52.1mm or 54mm UCL lens for it.  Really good.  usd6.25 only.  Deep dish big SMO reflector, big AR lens....really good effect.

2100 Can you please post a link?

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Get a 52.1mm or 54mm UCL lens for it.  Really good.  usd6.25 only.  Deep dish big SMO reflector, big AR lens....really good effect.

Don't know if the UCL wil not rattle, is only 1.90 mm thick, the standard lens is 4 mm thick Wink

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2100 wrote:

$38 shipped is a very good deal too.  It can be a very good shelf queen with the good looks. 

Get a 52.1mm or 54mm UCL lens for it.  Really good.  usd6.25 only.  Deep dish big SMO reflector, big AR lens....really good effect.

2100 Can you please post a link?

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

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Take two, then nothing will rattle Tongue out Laughing Wink

 

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Or both will  Laughing

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Don't know if the UCL wil not rattle, is only 1.90 mm thick, the standard lens is 4 mm thick Wink

Opps....yeah must consider that.  Does the O-ring sit in the same position as the Sky Ray 3xT6 or similar torch? So that you need to put pressure onto the O-ring for waterproofness.  Can just unscrew the bezel a bit and shake it.

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Don't know if the UCL wil not rattle, is only 1.90 mm thick, the standard lens is 4 mm thick Wink

Opps....yeah must consider that.  Does the O-ring sit in the same position as the Sky Ray 3xT6 or similar torch? So that you need to put pressure onto the O-ring for waterproofness.  Can just unscrew the bezel a bit and shake it.

Don't have yet the Sky Ray 3xT6 (on its way...)

The SZOBM 3xT6 and the TR1200 are different, this are drop-in and the reflector is screwed into the bezel.

With the X9, the O-ring is just in place when the bezel is screwed tight (It's a kind like the UF 980L, but the X9 O-ring is not so thick)

Here are the tailcap readings:

Battery: eX-cell 3100

Voltage loaded: 4.16 V

High: 3.34A, drops after 30 sec to 3.24 and is stable

Mid : 1.39A

Low : 0.28

After 45 min on high:

Voltage cell = 3.52V

High : 2.01A

Mid : 0.79A

Low : 0.16A

Body gets warm, but less than the 980L

grts.....

 

 

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Thank you Thommy.

Not very enthusiastic over Mid and Low placement.

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2100 wrote:

Hey thommy, thanks a lot for all the good info. haha....

My Fandyfire STL-V6 (which is supposed to be exactly the same as Sky Ray STL-V2 big reflector version) was ordered and shipped first before I found that the Ebay sellers are doing it cheaper for this X9 light. Not sure if this light is also regulated too, but cheap and beautiful enough to try.

25cm vs 40cm is great. That's 2.56X smaller in area. I persume that also means 2.56X higher lux. To get 2X the area it'd be 25 and 35cm, 5cm smaller - just for info, so i don't think you made a 5cm mistake which seems too much.

I got 283 lux @ 8.14m for UF-980L @ 2.95A, equalling 18751 candlepower / lux @ 1m Times 2.56 = 48000 lux @ 1m. It looks like it has about the same intensity as a Solarforce Masterpiece Pro-1 (275 lumens) as measured on my meter.

But I'd estimate the hotspot to be ~ 1.7x longer in diameter or 3X bigger in hotspot area for the lumens to "tally". Not too bad. BTW 20cm hotspot vs 40cm hotspot = 4X area, 200 lumens and 800 lumens will tally in lux intensity.

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I had to buy one for that low price. $36 shipped
Do let us know if it works out ok! (should be)

Well my TF X9 arrived today!!! Shipped on 7/18 came 7/21 from HONG KONG!! Fastest shipping Ive ever had come from China!! Here is the link of the ebay seller: Five stars for cyberport888!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300576496586&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:US:1123

 

The light came very safely packaged, small cardboard box. The X9 was bubble wrapped securely .Along with the light came a nice quality silver lanyard (exactly the same 4sevens gives) and instruction and warranty card. I did notice a very small abrasion on the bezel ( Possibly scratched during packaging) other than that the fit and finish is top notch. Looks alone you would think it cost $100 + but nope only $35.49 AU (Bought off Ebay AU). Threads were dry but that's a easy fix (Applied super lube). Reflector was free of any artifacts or finger prints as well with the glass lens.

After reading the instruction manual , voltage range printed said 4.2V-8.4V so i trusted their word but i got burnt ! I used 2x Solarforce 16340 both were measured at 3.9V (7.8V). Light turned on seemed fine, changed modes fine, until i took a tail cap reading.. 5.1 amps! I knew this was really high. I heard a buzzing sound so i turned off the light and took out the batteries. Next i put in a fresh 18650 flame, light turned on but would not change modes, only stayed on hi.

What do you think happened? I'm still learning so all the help is greatly appreciated.

After looking at manafont they state voltage range is up to 4.2V, I should have looked there first!Yell

Oh well 1 mode will work for now.

 

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2100 wrote:

Hey thommy, thanks a lot for all the good info. haha....

My Fandyfire STL-V6 (which is supposed to be exactly the same as Sky Ray STL-V2 big reflector version) was ordered and shipped first before I found that the Ebay sellers are doing it cheaper for this X9 light. Not sure if this light is also regulated too, but cheap and beautiful enough to try.

25cm vs 40cm is great. That's 2.56X smaller in area. I persume that also means 2.56X higher lux. To get 2X the area it'd be 25 and 35cm, 5cm smaller - just for info, so i don't think you made a 5cm mistake which seems too much.

I got 283 lux @ 8.14m for UF-980L @ 2.95A, equalling 18751 candlepower / lux @ 1m Times 2.56 = 48000 lux @ 1m. It looks like it has about the same intensity as a Solarforce Masterpiece Pro-1 (275 lumens) as measured on my meter.

But I'd estimate the hotspot to be ~ 1.7x longer in diameter or 3X bigger in hotspot area for the lumens to "tally". Not too bad. BTW 20cm hotspot vs 40cm hotspot = 4X area, 200 lumens and 800 lumens will tally in lux intensity.

gen1.3_ wrote:
I had to buy one for that low price. $36 shipped
Do let us know if it works out ok! (should be)

Well my TF X9 arrived today!!! Shipped on 7/18 came 7/21 from HONG KONG!! Fastest shipping Ive ever had come from China!! Here is the link of the ebay seller: Five stars for cyberport888!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300576496586&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:US:1123

 

The light came very safely packaged, small cardboard box. The X9 was bubble wrapped securely .Along with the light came a nice quality silver lanyard (exactly the same 4sevens gives) and instruction and warranty card. I did notice a very small abrasion on the bezel ( Possibly scratched during packaging) other than that the fit and finish is top notch. Looks alone you would think it cost $100 + but nope only $35.49 AU (Bought off Ebay AU). Threads were dry but that's a easy fix (Applied super lube). Reflector was free of any artifacts or finger prints as well with the glass lens.

After reading the instruction manual , voltage range printed said 4.2V-8.4V so i trusted their wordFrown .I used 2x Solarforce 16340 both were measured at 3.9V (7.8V). Light turned on seemed fine, changed modes fine, until i took a tail cap reading.. 5.1 amps! I knew this was really high. I heard a buzzing sound so i turned off the light and took out the batteries. Next i put in a fresh 18650 flame, light turned on but would not change modes, only stayed on hi.

What do you think happened? I'm still learning so all the help is greatly appreciated.

After looking at manafont they state voltage range is up to 4.2V, I should have looked there first!Yell

Oh well 1 mode will work for now.

 

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Should've trusted the word of that dude who said it was direct drive above. Silly

Srsly, that sucks, dude. You can try to ask them why they gave you bad instructions.

Reading this makes you smarter: http://lesswrong.com/

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agenthex wrote:

Should've trusted the word of that dude who said it was direct drive above. Silly

Srsly, that sucks, dude. You can try to ask them why they gave you bad instructions.

Thanks....dick

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Hey, don't take it out on me, blame it on the folks who gave bad instructions.

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OK, i was a bit harsh.  Sorry but as a i said i'm still learing. Take it easy dude.We learn from our mistakes. 

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Is it safe to say X9 throws better than UF 980L? Any other XML based light that throws further that's single 18650 and in same price range?

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Is it safe to say X9 throws better than UF 980L? Any other XML based light that throws further that's single 18650 and in same price range?

Yes it throws better that the 980l. The x9 compares very close to my tk41. the tk41 is still a little bit brighter.

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once my video uploads i'll post here. Title will be fenix tk41 vs trustfire x9. Just a quick look at both side by side in my backyard, note my yard is not very large.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICGujEb0lf4

 

Video not the best , hope you guys like ! Thanks to my 5 yr old son for a second hand holding the tk41.

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once my video uploads i'll post here. Title will be fenix tk41 vs trustfire x9. Just a quick look at both side by side in my backyard, note my yard is not very large.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICGujEb0lf4

 

Video not the best , hope you guys like ! Thanks to my 5 yr old son for a second hand holding the tk41.

Starting him young I see! TK41 has nicer tint imo.

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gen1.3_ wrote:

once my video uploads i'll post here. Title will be fenix tk41 vs trustfire x9. Just a quick look at both side by side in my backyard, note my yard is not very large.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICGujEb0lf4

 

Video not the best , hope you guys like ! Thanks to my 5 yr old son for a second hand holding the tk41.

Starting him young I see! TK41 has nicer tint imo.

Yup you have too, he's got a couple of lights of his own...disneys cars flashlight, cheap 9 led with laser, 2d rayovac incan and my old streamlight stylus pro.Laughing

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gen1.3_ wrote:

I had to buy one for that low price. $36 shipped

I bought it from the same seller for only $33.48 by bidding.

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