Uniquefire UF-1405 - A worthy zoomy?

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keltex78 wrote:

Looking forward to reading a review on this light myself as well. This summer’s been kind of expensive so I’m cutting back on any non-essential spending, but this light really caught my eye. I don’t need another thrower that’s brighter than my old 52-mm XR-E Mag-Mod, but the allure is inescapable. Cool

I agree, and dang, it (summer) is still not over, and there’re still a couple of GBs pending :(!!

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With 2 26650 cells the UF-1405 throws exactly like my crelant G5 with collinator head. Both are stock. It is adjustable and square like the led at full zoom.
Picked it up at Shenzhen homesafety on alibaba for $17.50 plus shipping.
Website says t6 at 2.8 amps
I intend to try a dedomed U2 and boost amps to 5.
I will try to post some pics and beam shots.

Mark A. Holden

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mholdenattorney wrote:
With 2 26650 cells the UF-1405 throws exactly like my crelant G5 with collinator head. Both are stock. It is adjustable and square like the led at full zoom.
Picked it up at Shenzhen homesafety on alibaba for $17.50 plus shipping.
Website says t6 at 2.8 amps
I intend to try a dedomed U2 and boost amps to 5.
I will try to post some pics and beam shots.

I would love to see some beam shots and also some teardown picks.

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mholdenattorney wrote:
With 2 26650 cells the UF-1405 throws exactly like my crelant G5 with collinator head. Both are stock. It is adjustable and square like the led at full zoom.
Picked it up at Shenzhen homesafety on alibaba for $17.50 plus shipping.
Website says t6 at 2.8 amps
I intend to try a dedomed U2 and boost amps to 5.
I will try to post some pics and beam shots.

Nice! When did you order it?

And welcome to BLF! Beer

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That is awesome! I will be ordering it tonight most likely 

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I will have to wait a week, my wife put me on a 1 light every paycheck.

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The light’s tempting me sorely. Haven’t bought a light in a long time now, but this might be the one to do it.

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mholdenattorney wrote:
With 2 26650 cells the UF-1405 throws exactly like my crelant G5 with collinator head. Both are stock. It is adjustable and square like the led at full zoom. Picked it up at Shenzhen homesafety on alibaba for $17.50 plus shipping. Website says t6 at 2.8 amps I intend to try a dedomed U2 and boost amps to 5. I will try to post some pics and beam shots.

that sounds rather impressive to me. i too, may have to give this light a go.
does it look mod friendly?
is it any brighter using 26650’s?
can you link us to the place where you purchased it from?
i cant seem to find it for that price

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blueb8llz wrote:
mholdenattorney wrote:
With 2 26650 cells the UF-1405 throws exactly like my crelant G5 with collinator head. Both are stock. It is adjustable and square like the led at full zoom. Picked it up at Shenzhen homesafety on alibaba for $17.50 plus shipping. Website says t6 at 2.8 amps I intend to try a dedomed U2 and boost amps to 5. I will try to post some pics and beam shots.

that sounds rather impressive to me. i too, may have to give this light a go.
does it look mod friendly?
is it any brighter using 26650’s?
can you link us to the place where you purchased it from?
i cant seem to find it for that price


i think he means here but you have to contact seller to order i do believe and minimum order is 20 pieces
Shenzhen Homesafety on Alibaba

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26650 will last longer and capable of more output but probably depends on driver. I intend to increase driver amps.

Bear with me on photos this is my first attempt to attach.
Crelant and UF side by side.

! photo IMG_sidexside_zps36faa48b.jpg!

Beam shots at 100 yd. The crelant on bottom has more yellow and shows more green from tree.

 photo IMG_beam2_zps5e3bebca.jpg

It is very easy to modify. The lens is glass and comes out when you unscrew the top. May have to shake it.
The pill is a reverse thread and screws right out. Center ring and spacer come out. I turned the center ring a few times but not threaded.
Easy acess to driver and star.

! photo IMG_35x35_zps365b9c5d.jpg!

! photo driver_zps552edec5.jpg!

! photo IMG_pill_zpsac4e9bbf.jpg!

I think the driver and star are 16mm I will measure and update.

I will also update future mods.

I am new. Should I put this in a different thread.

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downlinx wrote:
blueb8llz wrote:
mholdenattorney wrote:
With 2 26650 cells the UF-1405 throws exactly like my crelant G5 with collinator head. Both are stock. It is adjustable and square like the led at full zoom. Picked it up at Shenzhen homesafety on alibaba for $17.50 plus shipping. Website says t6 at 2.8 amps I intend to try a dedomed U2 and boost amps to 5. I will try to post some pics and beam shots.

that sounds rather impressive to me. i too, may have to give this light a go.
does it look mod friendly?
is it any brighter using 26650’s?
can you link us to the place where you purchased it from?
i cant seem to find it for that price


i think he means here but you have to contact seller to order i do believe and minimum order is 20 pieces
Shenzhen Homesafety on Alibaba

They will sell a sample but shipping is minimum of $30.00. You have to buy 3 or more for reasonable shipping rate. Takes 2-3 days to prepare order and 2-3 days to arrive. (don’t include batteries or will take forever) They will sell 3 or 4 different samples. Shipping runs about $5.00 to $10.00 each depending on quantity. Most suppliers on Alibaba.com will do the same. Very easy to join and they take paypal.

Since this is a T6, you may as well got to fast tech and get the upgrade to U2 led with free shipping. The cheaper models have smaller head diameters and may have plastic lens.

Mark A. Holden

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wow, supply ability=100,000 pieces/month! That is 132 units/hour Undecided

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Thanks for the pictures, very nice beamshot with the two flashlights side by side! The beamshot indeed shows a very similar throw, with a bit sharper led image it seems (better lens?) from the Crelant. (The Uniquefire is way better looking than the Crelant IMO)

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djozz wrote:

Thanks for the pictures, very nice beamshot with the two flashlights side by side! The beamshot indeed shows a very similar throw, with a bit sharper led image it seems (better lens?) from the Crelant. (The Uniquefire is way better looking than the Crelant IMO)


I agree, the UF looks alot better.
thank you mholdenattorney for the teardown.

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I also have some beamshots from a night camera at 5x zoom that I can post tonight.
I imagine the Crelant has a better led. I intend to swap in a dedomed U2 and then drive it harder.
I will posts shots for mods.

Mark A. Holden

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There's not many rules at BLF, it is fine to post in this thread (it  perhaps keeps the information on this flashlight compact) but you can open a new thread if you like that better Smile

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Thank you for photos, they are great. This i getting better and better.

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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I would start a GB with this light but i have absolutely no time right now with the new baby due anyday now.

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Thank you mholdenattorney.

Hard to tell from the pictures.  Looks like the battery tube might be thin were the pill threads in. 

If not too much trouble, could you show a picture with the head slid off and tell us what connects the head to the tube (e.g. rubber o-ring)?

EDIT: Sure like the look of that chunky pill.  Really hoping the tube around the pill is thick and not far from those tube fins.

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I see it you want to know the potential the ligh have to manage heat. :bigsmile: Usually in this type of zoomies the weak point is sliding point. I think is hard to get around this… and this light is no exception, but lets wait and see from photos.
A fixed focus type can have good thermal path.

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
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Yeah, but I'm hoping for good news.  The portion of the tube that has fins and slides into the head looks like a decent thickness.  The pill looks great.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Yeah, but I’m hoping for good news.  The portion of the tube that has fins and slides into the head looks like a decent thickness.  The pill looks great.


wondering what is in your head(mt-g2, hehe)

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Yes agree other parts looks nice. Now that i am thinking about it can be in the uft20 style which is not bad, if i remember right is metal to metal contact in threads form, best will be without ano.
What is the iner diameter of the lens ?

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
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downlinx wrote:

wondering what is in your head(mt-g2, hehe)

A bunch of hot air, I think.  I really like Pulsar's idea in Post 29 for this light.  But like you, may have to wait a bit to get this light.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

A bunch of hot air, I think.  I really like Pulsar’s idea in Post 29 for this light.  But like you, may have to wait a bit to get this light.


got ya, i was contemplating the same thing, but might try the extra XP-L i have laying around.

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downlinx wrote:

got ya, i was contemplating the same thing, but might try the extra XP-L i have laying around.

You know, that sounds like a good idea.  The hot spot looks pretty tight.  That would give a bigger hot spot and djozz showed that the xpl didn't lose lumins when dedomed (I think).

 

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What is the iner diameter of the lens ?

Just repeating the question so it doesn't get lost.  Would like to know that and what is the max diameter lens that can fit in the head.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

downlinx wrote:

got ya, i was contemplating the same thing, but might try the extra XP-L i have laying around.

You know, that sounds like a good idea.  The hot spot looks pretty tight.  That would give a bigger hot spot and djozz showed that the xpl didn’t lose lumins when dedomed (I think).

 

Ervin Anastasi wrote:

What is the iner diameter of the lens ?

Just repeating the question so it doesn’t get lost.  Would like to know that and what is the max diameter lens that can fit in the head.


you are correct, it shouldn’t loose much at all in way of lumens.

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Lens size is 67mm and this is the max that will fit.
What lens are you considering.

The adjustment is all the way in for maximum intensity so the pill is almost to the large nut shape on the head. Should have plenty of heat absorption. The head screws onto the tube. Tube is threaded on both sides.

Pitcture of light adjusted for max throw. Pill is is tucked into bulk of head.

! photo IMG_0698_zpsd616cd7d.jpg!

Picture zoom out for flood. Pill is away from the bulk of head.

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The tube is threaded on both sides. The head is only threaded for about 1/2 inch. When zoomed in the majority of the tube threads are below the head threads and don’t make contact. I imagine you could foil wrap those threads for heat transfer to the rest of the head.

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Too bad it doesn’t have a smooth shape and fine knurling.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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Wonder if there is enough room to layer the inside with copper to help dissipate heat.

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