Uniquefire UF-1405 - A worthy zoomy?

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If I were willing to order 40 of these as host kits with an AR coated lens (the 1504) would everyone feel comfortable buying them from me here on the forum? I’d have to mark them up slightly to be able to justify laying out a grand or more, otherwise my less flashlight obsessed wife would likely kill the idea as a waste of time.

Personally I’m excited for these, it looks like there is interest from others. It seems like the main problem is the lack of a single large sale to get the ball rolling.

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Depending on the final price. The price listed is $18-20 a piece, but I have found that the prices listed on alibaba are less than honest, and they tend to want top dollar for shipping 

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Kloepper Knife Works wrote:
If I were willing to order 40 of these as host kits with an AR coated lens (the 1504) would everyone feel comfortable buying them from me here on the forum? I’d have to mark them up slightly to be able to justify laying out a grand or more, otherwise my less flashlight obsessed wife would likely kill the idea as a waste of time.

Personally I’m excited for these, it looks like there is interest from others. It seems like the main problem is the lack of a single large sale to get the ball rolling.

Is there anyway to get the tube from the 1405 included. That way people can switch from 1405 to 1504 as needed? Assuming that’s the only difference between the two.

Three tomatoes are walking down the street- a poppa tomato, a momma tomato, and a little baby tomato. Baby tomato starts lagging behind. Poppa tomato gets angry, goes over to the baby tomato, and smooches him… and says, Catch up.

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The size and style of UF-T 20 or UF 1407 but with a 26650 tube will be a dream. Too bad that something like that is not available.

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Removing the battery tube from the head requires removal of the pill on 1405’s. Not exactly a quick change deal. If I do it, I could check into extension tubes perhaps.

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the JAX z1 & send nits B-650 are good flashlights with 26650

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Or perhaps just machine off the flange on the pill so the head stays together and make the whole thing quicker to disassemble. Still seems inelegant compared to keeping the head sealed up and using an extension. (less opportunity to get crud on your LED and inside of the lens)

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Kloepper Knife Works wrote:
If I were willing to order 40 of these as host kits with an AR coated lens (the 1504) would everyone feel comfortable buying them from me here on the forum? I’d have to mark them up slightly to be able to justify laying out a grand or more, otherwise my less flashlight obsessed wife would likely kill the idea as a waste of time.

Personally I’m excited for these, it looks like there is interest from others. It seems like the main problem is the lack of a single large sale to get the ball rolling.

I’d order two if you did this (as long as you would be willing to ship to Canada of course).
Perhaps we should open a new thread dedicated to the 1504 and gauge more interest?

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Kloepper Knife Works wrote:
If I were willing to order 40 of these as host kits with an AR coated lens (the 1504) would everyone feel comfortable buying them from me here on the forum? I’d have to mark them up slightly to be able to justify laying out a grand or more, otherwise my less flashlight obsessed wife would likely kill the idea as a waste of time.

Personally I’m excited for these, it looks like there is interest from others. It seems like the main problem is the lack of a single large sale to get the ball rolling.

I’d order two if you did this (as long as you would be willing to ship to Canada of course).
Perhaps we should open a new thread dedicated to the 1504 and gauge more interest?

I’ll do that.

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Kloepper Knife Works wrote:
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Kloepper Knife Works wrote:
If I were willing to order 40 of these as host kits with an AR coated lens (the 1504) would everyone feel comfortable buying them from me here on the forum? I’d have to mark them up slightly to be able to justify laying out a grand or more, otherwise my less flashlight obsessed wife would likely kill the idea as a waste of time.

Personally I’m excited for these, it looks like there is interest from others. It seems like the main problem is the lack of a single large sale to get the ball rolling.

I’d order two if you did this (as long as you would be willing to ship to Canada of course).
Perhaps we should open a new thread dedicated to the 1504 and gauge more interest?

I’ll do that.

Great thankyou!

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KKW, you realize BLF forum members are from all over the world. Shipping from the US to other countries is very expensive. Canada used to not be so bad, not sure now. I can easily see the shipping cost being almost as much as the light itself.

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starting from austria its definately over 20 USD into "the world" Sad

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Omega_17 wrote:
Yes the shorty can be the best thrower for the size but I also see a problem with the handling because of the big knob in the middle, also there is the weight repartition to consider. Otherwise I’m in for a groupbuy !
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UF-1407, not a shorty

Just look at the size difference !
!http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/60133938733_2/UF_1405_latest_Oslon_940n...!

The biggest one in that photo is the 1405 correct? or is it the 1407.. 1406.. 1504.. now i’m confused. Silly

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Three tomatoes are walking down the street- a poppa tomato, a momma tomato, and a little baby tomato. Baby tomato starts lagging behind. Poppa tomato gets angry, goes over to the baby tomato, and smooches him… and says, Catch up.

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sorry for a question that has probably been already answered, but what is the best driver option for this light with a XM-L2 ? The higher the amps the better

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DBSAR wrote:
The biggest one in that photo is the 1405 correct? or is it the 1407.. 1406.. 1504.. now i’m confused. Silly

1405: 67mm lens, 2*26650
1406: 50mm lens, 2*18650
1407: 40mm lens, one 18650
1504: 67mm lens, one 26650

And there are more similar model numbers in the Uniquefire website … can’t remember all of them either.

Hope this helps.

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Hello!
LD-4B driver and MT-G2 led fits in this flashlight Uniquefire UF-1405? Not high the driver? Should be used MT-G2, or XP-G2 recommended?
Sorry for my bad english. :8)
Thanks!

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Kozy wrote:
Hello!
LD-4B driver and MT-G2 led fits in this flashlight Uniquefire UF-1405? Not high the driver? Should be used MT-G2, or XP-G2 recommended?
Sorry for my bad english. :8)
Thanks!

Yes the LD-4B does fit well in the 1405, and it can run a single MT-G2 or a single XP-G2.
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Thank you bibihang! Smile

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Thank you bibihang! Smile

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can the stock driver(modded with resistors) run a xp-g2 LED? Or what is the best emitter/driver combination for the ultimate throw ?

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can the stock driver(modded with resistors) run a xp-g2 LED? Or what is the best emitter/driver combination for the ultimate throw ?

The stock driver can already run an XP-G2 without any mod, but the current at the LED is not high, which is around 1.6-1.8A only. You can add resistors to the stock driver to bump up the current but do this in your own risk, as there have been a lot of cases that the stock driver failed at high current (including mine). The 1405 stock driver is just a lousy driver to say the least.

For the ultimate throw combination you can use dedomed XP-G2 or XP-E2, but the XP-E2 will give you a laser-like tiny hotspot. To get the maximum throw out of each emitter, the XP-G2 should be driven at 4.2A or a bit higher than that and the XP-E2 should be driven at around 2.4A.

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bibihang wrote:
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can the stock driver(modded with resistors) run a xp-g2 LED? Or what is the best emitter/driver combination for the ultimate throw ?
The stock driver can already run an XP-G2 without any mod, but the current at the LED is not high, which is around 1.6-1.8A only. You can add resistors to the stock driver to bump up the current +but do this in your own risk+, as there have been a lot of cases that the stock driver failed at high current (including mine). The 1405 stock driver is just a lousy driver to say the least. For the ultimate throw combination you can use dedomed XP-G2 or XP-E2, but the XP-E2 will give you a laser-like tiny hotspot. To get the maximum throw out of each emitter, the XP-G2 should be driven at 4.2A or a bit higher than that and the XP-E2 should be driven at around 2.4A.

Does it need mentioning that the leds need to be on a copper DTP board?

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Does it need mentioning that the leds need to be on a copper DTP board?

Yeah of course, thanks for adding that for me. Smile
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Thanks! What driver will be the best for the xp-g2 at 4 or so amps ?

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Thanks! What driver will be the best for the xp-g2 at 4 or so amps ?

There is no any high current capable buck driver that available in 17mm diameter currently (and unfortunately), even the LD-4B from IOS cannot be boosted higher than 4A or it will behave strangely on the mode changing, and the driver will get overheated very fast. Been there, done that. Members wight and ohaya have done some high current test with the LD-4B (or LD-40) before and both of them did not get any optimistic result either.

Your best bet is to use a 17mm linear driver like the popular Nanjg 105C driver, add more 7135 chips on it for higher current but you can only run your light with a single 18650 in the future. It will still work quite well and the Nanjg 105C normally have more mode groups to choose for. However if this is the way to go, it would be better to order the “shorty” version which is the 1504 in my opinion.

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how about wiring 2×18650 cells in a parallel? since the tube is designed for 26650 cells, there is enough room to wire them in a parallel right? Making a “battery tray” (from a spacer like those that come with flashlights that can be run on either 18650 or 2650 cells http://www.dx.com/p/plastic-26650-to-18650-battery-holders-white-2-pcs-1... ) should not be very difficult. Do these drivers have a low voltage cut-off?

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interesting idea….

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johny723 wrote:
how about wiring 2x18650 cells in a parallel? since the tube is designed for 26650 cells, there is enough room to wire them in a parallel right? Making a "battery tray" (from a spacer like those that come with flashlights that can be run on either 18650 or 2650 cells http://www.dx.com/p/plastic-26650-to-18650-battery-holders-white-2-pcs-1... ) should not be very difficult. Do these drivers have a low voltage cut-off?

My 7135 driver has low light warning(light drops at 5% i think) but it does not cut off. Maybe with costum firmware it has low voltage cut off. Yes that could be easily done but it will not be practical. Since I am hunter I really don't get why more manufacturers are not making similar 2x18650 flashlights like one below

But such design should also be good for regular flashaholic - you can add pistol grip below and fry everybody at 450 kcd for a least 40 minutes Smile

 

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johny723 wrote:
how about wiring 2×18650 cells in a parallel? since the tube is designed for 26650 cells, there is enough room to wire them in a parallel right? Making a “battery tray” (from a spacer like those that come with flashlights that can be run on either 18650 or 2650 cells http://www.dx.com/p/plastic-26650-to-18650-battery-holders-white-2-pcs-1... ) should not be very difficult. Do these drivers have a low voltage cut-off?

Yeah I think it is possible and I have thought about this before, but I personally prefer to run it with two 18650 in series so I ended up using LD-4B with another resistor added – And again I don’t recommend anyone boosting the current of the LD-4B until too high.

As for the low voltage cut-off, it depends on the firmware flashed on each individual Nanjg 105C. For example most Nanjg 105C will only give you low voltage warning by dropping the output to low mode and flashing slowly, whereas the Qlite variant will cut off the power eventually. It really depends on the firmware itself, and you can make your own alteration if you can flash these Nanjg 105C drivers. Beside that the low voltage warning/cut-off occurring at 2.8V is just too low IMO, it is not good to have your 18650 discharged until that low of a voltage as it can damage your battery.

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