A new basic review of the Tank E07

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A new basic review of the Tank E07

0000_A plethora of flashlights
I have had the Tank007 E07 for about two months. It is a very basic flashlight with some high quality features. It has a solid brass pill that dissipates heat very well. A glass lens. The body is water tight. There are many reviews about the Tank007 E07. I have not read them all. The ones I did read had no water proofing tests. The anodizing and knurling are done well.
0005_Box Specifications
In my tests the flashlight has a nice bright beam for about 30 minutes. Between 30-60 minutes the output dims to basically a moonlight mode. I tested the flashlight with three Ray O Vac alkaline batteries dated best by 2018. At two and half hour into the test I still had a output a person could almost read by. When I used first generation Sanyo Eneloops both batteries barely lasted a hour. I am sure if I used a new fourth generation Eneloop battery it would have had a much longer run time.
0003_T10-E07-ES1 V1 AA-side-Corel Fix
0001_Xtar-Tank007-Olight-Side-Corel Fix-Crop-Fill
0002_Xtar wk41-Eo7-Olight S15-Reflector
0004_T10-E07-ES1 V1 AA-Reflector
0006_In golden light
0007_Smoth Reflector-Crop
0008_Apart
To test the flashlight’s water resistance. I submerged the flashlight in juice, ice tea, and colored cold water. I used a old mason jar for the test. The flashlight was immersed for almost a total of two hours in the various liquids. No sign of water inside the flashlight after the tests. If you drop the light in a puddle or use it in the rain you should have no problems.
0009_Immersed in neon green water for 12 minutes-Crop
0010_Blue Ice Water ! No Cubes-Corel Fix
0011_Murky Ice Tea !-No Noise-Crop
0012_Partial immersion in green water
I own almost a dozen single AA flashlights. Except for the Tank007 they all have multiple outputs. Some suffer from PWM, and some do not. The E07 does not suffer from PWM.
I am spoiled by my other lights. If I only owned the E07 at about thirty minutes into it’s run time I would always change or recharge the battery. When we still had our dog. I always need a bright flashlight for outings. Now we have a clan of Gerbils. These little ones like to run around. Are not fond of going home at times. I use my flashlights to look under beds, tables, and behind filing cabinets for them. So the E07 would need a fresh battery almost every day. I must point out all my other single AA flashlights have a very bright output for between 30-70 minutes. I really like having the option of lower modes so I do not bother my wife at night if I need to visit the bathroom. So if you need or want a single AA flashlight for occasional use. The Tank E07 is a good choice. It is well made, not flimsy. Waterproof, so it’s safe to use in the great outdoors. If you go camping once a year for a few days or just want a EDC flashlight. The Tank E07 fits the bill nicely. It can tail stand as a candle very well. Nice tint. Very much like sunlight. First and only flashlight I own with a Osram LED. Low price and high quality.
0013_7 Flashlight Tints-Tint Orama !-1-Straight

I am giving away this flashlight. Just post a reply to this post and you will be entered. Just be a member before September 17, 2014. Only one post reply will be counted for contest. I will use random.org to find the winner on September 29, 2014. Free shipping if you live in the U.S.A. If you wish to enter the giveaway and live outside the U.S.A. winner will pay for shipping. Good luck to all.

+UPDATE: I will chose the winner via Random.Org on September 22, 2014 +

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WarHawk-AVG is the winning. Smile

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Are you sure that’s not an XP-E? My BLF edition osram golden dragon looks a bit different.

Oh, and thanks for the contest, but I don’t need an entry Smile

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That is a XP-E for sure.

Thanks for the review, cool pictures! I like the pictures with the coloured water Smile I also like your collection of AA-sized flashlights, especially the Lumapower lm31, I have been eyeing that one: looks good and has a very good low.

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I purchased the light from Lightcastle.com They said it was a Osram LED. It could be an XP-E for all I know. Thanks.

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Looks interesting, Tank Light looks good as well.
I have tons of Tanks but no E07

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I remember this light .

Thanks for the review . Nice pics .

I do not wish to be part of this giveaway , though .

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Oooh…slight cool white…but still very nice!

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In…and really nice pics!

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kronological wrote:
In…and really nice pics!

Thank you. You are doing a great job with the X6 group buy. Smile

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jacktheclipper wrote:

I remember this light .

Thanks for the review . Nice pics .

I do not wish to be part of this giveaway , though .

Smile

The BLF Edition is much better than the one I reviewed. Glad you liked the pics.

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In please!

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I love the Tanks, but don’t have an E07, so I’m IN!

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 "....The BLF Edition is much better than the one I reviewed ..."

Oh no it wasn't .

The BLF Special Edition was flawed in sooo many ways . Bad tint . Ringy beam . And the batteries which it was supposedly designed for did not fit . It was an early attempt at a special BLF light that did not end well . I ended up giving mine away to a member here .

 That is the reason why it is so important to have sample lights of custom runs sent to various members to test before we all commit to a group buy .

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Im in. Smile
It does look like a XP-E from the die-lines and the two bond wires in one of the close up photos. The Osram GD i know of has a single bond wire in the corner of the die as in this image: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8f/300dpi_Golden_DRAGON_...

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I’m in. Thanks.

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Please count me in on the E07.

I would love to own this light!

The lighter the brighter the better.

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Tanks for the giveaway, 264!   8)

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jacktheclipper wrote:

 

 ”….The BLF Edition is much better than the one I reviewed …”

Oh no it wasn’t .

The BLF Special Edition was flawed in sooo many ways . Bad tint . Ringy beam . And the batteries which it was supposedly designed for did not fit . It was an early attempt at a special BLF light that did not end well . I ended up giving mine away to a member here .

 That is the reason why it is so important to have sample lights of custom runs sent to various members to test before we all commit to a group buy .

Specifications sure sounded spectacular.

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I am in for the E07. Looks like a nice light.
Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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I’m in! Thanks for the give away! Can the Tank007 E07 take a 14500? Edit: answer is no. Thanks! I’m still in! Wink

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I’m in….Thanks for the opportunity.

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Been needing one of these! Great info and of course, IM IN!

thanks for the chance 264!

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DavidEF wrote:
I’m in! Thanks for the give away! Can the Tank007 E07 take a 14500?

Here is the link: http://www.lightscastle.com/product/tank007-e07-ha-iii-osram-120-lumen-l...
Does not say 14500 are supported.

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I am in for the draw, thanks.
In the closeup picture, it does look like an XP-E. My Black Cat, which seems to be related to the Tank, has an LED that looks like the ones that come in most SK-58s, probably a Golden Dragon. I think the XP-E gives more light and the Osram gives more throw.

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