26650 light with infinite magnetic control

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26650 light with infinite magnetic control

Technically it’s been sold as a dive light but that’s not what I bought it for. I don’t know if it has been reviewed before but I just wanted to share because I’m reasonably happy with it.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TrustFire-2200Lm-CREE-XM-L-L2-LED-Scuba-Torch-Diving-Flashlight-100m-Waterproof-/251648657520?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item3a976dc870

I was interested in the mag switch which is why I bought it. It is not super smooth like my swm v10r ti and low is not too low but I do really like the design, it feels good in the hand and is very easy to use. It is, for my preferences, a little on the large side for a single 26650 light and is reasonably well made. It has a very thick bezel, o-ring and lens, 2x O-rings in the tail but only 1 around the neck. The threads are well greased and are nicely cut. At the neck both threads (male/female) are not anodized so that seems not as smooth as the other threads on this light.

The bezel was on tight and I had to use tools to loosen it.

When I got the light one of the O-rings in the tail was pinched. It pinched each time I screwed the tail on for about 4-5 times but seems to have stopped. It’s good to know there is decent pressure on the O-rings for a dive light. I have lights that seem to have O-rings just for show.


This next pic you can see I have removed the magnet. I found out that the sensor on the driver will only respond to one side of the magnet.

The magnet is hidden under a piece of rubber that makes for a nice smooth operation when sliding.

The lens has a bevelled edge which I thought was unusual, might have something to do with the thick o-ring and the amount of pressure that’s placed on it.

The reflector isn’t all that big compared to the size of the head.

Inside the head, the pill has a retaining ring. With the retaining ring removed you can see the slot that the hall sensor sits in.

With the pill in place looking from the other end you can see there is a lot of wasted space. It half ate an 18650!

It uses pwm to vary the output. Unfortunately it’s visible. I checked the current with an 18650 stuffed down the neck and got around 3.4amps.

Overall it’s a nice light. Easy to use. The only downside to this switch design is when going from high to low it is difficult to know when to stop the slide. Some of this issue comes from the split second delay when sliding in that direction. Otherwise I love it, it’s silent and I can pick whatever brightness at any time with a little thumb pressure. Even more comfortable than using a twisty style like my v10r. It has decent runtime, of course, from a 26650 and is quite well made for a trustfire (my opinion). The pwm doesn’t bother me too much at this stage. The size does bother me a little. If it was small like a supfire L5 I’d be happy as a pig in mud. I’d keep it in my ute for work. I think I’ll keep a look out for a possible transplant to a smaller host, of course, anything I find is going to need decent modding just to make this driver/switch work.

Thanks for reading.

  

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Thanks PP. Are you taking it diving?

 

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No sir. I don’t dive.

  

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Is it because of the sharks cruising around that little island just of the coast?Smile

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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I haven’t been to Rotto for a few years. When I do get there I do a spot of snorkeling. During daylight hours, though. My dad and uncle had an experience some years ago. They went for a night dive and while out there the one light they had stopped working. They talked about how creepy it was trying to swim ashore on their backs in an effort to glide over seaweed as they went. Made for a good story when they got back Big Smile