Shadow JM35: MT G2 one one cell!!

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Shadow JM35: MT G2 one one cell!!

Shadow JM35

It looks great, works on one (good) cell and has a side switch, I allready love it!

And yes, I have already ordered it and I will test and report on it as well Wink
I do not have an integrated sphere but I will make ceiling bounce measurements.

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Cool! I’ve been waiting for something like this. Thanks Wink

  

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Why is it more expensive than the Jm30?

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Well, you could ask the seller, but I presume that the driver is more expensive and the fact that there are very few MT G2 lights that work with just one cell is a marketing factor as well…….

This will no doubt be cheaper later on but I know of only two one-cell MT G2 lights at this time: Fenix PD40 (around $95) and this one.

Grtz
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yes, please let us know all about it, thanks.

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A flashlight with  boost driver that delivers 3A to a MT-G2 is indeed quite rare, and with 2000 lumen at 3A it is a bit too efficient, I wonder if it is OTF lumen or ledlumen (I could measure the output sometimes for you). I think it is a very nice general purpose light Smile .

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You can swap it with an XHP-70 too!

But boost driver are normally inefficient isn’t it?

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A flashlight with boost driver that delivers 3A to a MT-G2 is indeed quite rare, and with 2000 lumen at 3A it is a bit too efficient, I wonder if it is OTF lumen or ledlumen

Well, if I take a look at your MT G2 crash test table, an MT G2 receiving 3A give just 2000 Led Lumen, just. But even then, around 1450-1500 ANSI should remain and at 3A it will defenitely not get hot.

Like you said, a nice all purpose light. Not too big or bulky, decent runtime, easy to use and having an MT G2 the tint will probably be nice too.

Byteway: I had difficulties ordering from EDC-Light.com, and I saw that CN Quality Goods sell it now too. I will order it there.
Of course, same price Wink

JM35 @ CNQ

Grtz
Nico

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Thanks for posting this, been looking at the JM30 but this looks better. Now we just need a better price and discount code, Banggood Wink

 

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I would like to see beamshot comparison with this and the fenix. The mtg2 floods so much, why not put it in a tube light ?

I would like to see that to, but I don’t own a PD40 so . . . . .

Why not in a tube light you ask? Well, a tube light might not appeal to everyone and if the Led gets warm a bigger head with more cooling fins will be abel to dissapate the heat much better that a tube light.

Having said that, on the German forum (TLF) several mods of tube lights with MT G2 have appeared.
These lights are a lot of fun and have a hughe WOW factor but they are defenitely not suitable for the average flshlight user……

Grtz
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Definitely Beamshots comparisons! Smile

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3 mode S6. I also have one direct drive. Great lights

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iam just waiting,which model will be the smallest..with mtg…something like convoy i would like to get.:)
now we have time to wait to a new harvest of the new generation of flashlites…iam hungry for surprises:))
chinese-hurry up:))

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beam0 wrote:
Now we just need a better price and discount code, Banggood Wink

already working on that Wink

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Nicolaas wrote:
Byteway: I had difficulties ordering from EDC-Light.com, and I saw that CN Quality Goods sell it now too. I will order it there. Of course, same price Wink "JM35 @ CNQ":http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/search.php?encode=YToyOntzOjg6ImtleXdvcmRz... Grtz Nico

Aren't those websites run by the same person? Ric. I don't know I am asking.

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yep.. same!

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I’m curious if this can run on 2×26650 using the JM30 Ext. tube.

I emailed CNQG for answer.

 

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I’m not. I specifically like the short version that runs on only one cell.
Compact, side switch, plenty light, decent cooling fins, just neat.

And it will defenitely NOT use the same driver as the JM30, because that one can only run an MT G2 on two cells, and it doesn’t have a side switch.
Still, the JM35 MIGHT run on two cells but I am not going to test that, risking a dead driver.

Maybe someone with the right knowledge and equipment can do that? Djozz maybe?
I’ll ask him when I have the lamp.

Grtz
Nico

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Uuh, don't know how to test a driver on two cells and not risk killing it. 

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M4D M4X wrote:
beam0 wrote:
Now we just need a better price and discount code, Banggood Wink
already working on that Wink

That would be great, i would buy that kind of a FL definately

And 10x again for your efforts m8, i use your codes frequently Smile

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Nicolaas wrote:
It looks great, works on one (good) cell and has a side switch, I allready love it!

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For whoever is interested.

A few weeks ago I bought this driver to see if it will power an mtg2 from 1 cell.
http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S020121

Initial test was a success. A few weeks later, I see kd have a range of xhp drivers based on the original one I bought.
http://www.kaidomain.com/Search/SearchResult.Drive%20Circuit%20Board%20f...

  

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Is this the same driver?

US $10.71 / piece
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/3-18V-2-5-3A-3-dimmer-mode-3-CREE-T6-U2-U3-L2-booster-buck/32314363950.html

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I think yes, they are all drivers from Fei Long, the specification looks interesting but not sure about their stability though.

For one thing the driver is too large for most lights, which is 26mm in diameter.

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Nicolaas wrote:
I’m not. I specifically like the short version that runs on only one cell. Grtz Nico

I also like the short version with one cell for pocketability, however I thought it would be nice to also have the option of running 2 and 3 cell configuration for extended runtime, and for when I don’t need to pocket it.

Looking at the JM30 photo below, it seems a little too short in hand with the large head it has.
Mainly I want the side switch, too bad the JM30 doesn’t have a side switch.

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(Photos from M4D M4X’s JM30 review)

without the extension tube is too short in my opinion…

nice size!

 

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Also wish this had knurling instead of the ribbed design, love me some good knurling.

Like Shadow used to do.:love:

 

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I got the very nice looking Shadow JM26 some months back. Also bought driver for the DQG Tiny. With that driver, I was able to put the MT-G2 into the JM26 and run a single 26650 to the big emitter. Very nice light, and yes, unique running a 6V emitter off a 4.2V cell.

Very quickly became a favorite. Wink

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To me that looks more appealing than the jm35. What is the beam profile like?

  

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do you have more info about the driver you used?

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I dunno if its my luck or anything, but back in 2013 i bought SHADOW JM26 from FT….and wasnt that happy, i could see the PWM in lower modes, the body had minor scratches and the reflector came kinda dusty( you know how hard is to manage reflectors)…and as far as i can remember it was 55$+

Currently i am using Y3 with LD1 driver as my offhand torch for hunting, got also modded MTG2 with a single 26650 and that Aliexpress driver

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Also Dale, did you have to modify the reflector?

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