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"Overbuilt" Flashlights (Not a brand name)

Wondering if there are any flashlights that are ‘overbuilt’. What I mean is that the whole flashlight is made up of lots of aluminium so thick that its heavy and has great heat sinking. An example would be the NWK 750N1 or the 550N3. Like really really beefy flashlights. IDC for either hosts or complete lights Smile I am looking a single emitter light but i’ll take 3 emitters max

EDIT: Scratch that! I’m looking for a host to put in triple XHP-70/50. Any good hosts? BTW I’m looking at this http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=2077

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Oh, for a second I thought this was a new trend in light names. Overbuilt, Firebuilt, Trustbuilt, Thorbuilt, Uranusbuilt…

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Oh, for a second I thought this was a new trend in light names. Overbuilt, Firebuilt, Trustbuilt, Thorbuilt, Uranusbuilt…

Hmm maybe I shall rename the thread haha

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How about HDS?

HDS lights are supposedly very conservatively driven. Like only 200 lumens or so. But they use a LOT of aluminum. This makes them quite durable. In testing HDS, supposedly the developer threw the light down onto concrete from 30 feet up. Repeatedly. Did it non-stop for something like an hour. It got banged up but still worked fine.

Durability and reliability is the main selling point of HDS, but it isn’t cheap. Expect a typical HDS light to cost a few hundred dollars. And they’re not small. A 1xCR123 HDS is bigger than a 1×18650 Zebralight SC62.

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Personally, I like UranusBuilt flashlights.

I'd that that they're almost the best out there.

Yeah, they're a solid number two.   Evil

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Firelight2 wrote:
How about HDS?

HDS lights are supposedly very conservatively driven. Like only 200 lumens or so. But they use a LOT of aluminum. This makes them quite durable. In testing HDS, supposedly the developer through the light down onto concrete from 30 feet up. Repeatedly. Did it non-stop for something like an hour. It got banged up but still worked fine.

Durability and reliability is the main selling point of HDS, but it isn’t cheap. Expect a typical HDS light to cost a few hundred dollars. And they’re not small. A 1xCR123 HDS is bigger than a 1×18650 Zebralight SC62.


You know, thats a really expensive flashlight and it doesn’t actually has cooling fins. Armytek is beefy too but I don’t really dig the design. I need something with lots of cooling fins but not of the trustfire types.

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Personally, I like UranusBuilt flashlights.

I’d that that they’re almost the best out there.

Yeah, they’re a solid number two.   Evil


Uranusbuilt? You gotta link for that??

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Uranusbuilt? You gotta link for that??

No, but I really wish I did.   Smile

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Trustfire TR-J20?
https://www.fasttech.com/product/1398602-trustfire-tr-j20-12cree-xm-l-t6...

Heaps of cooling fins and heavy

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Trustfire TR-J20?
https://www.fasttech.com/product/1398602-trustfire-tr-j20-12cree-xm-l-t6...

Heaps of cooling fins and heavy


Oh no no I’m looking for a single emitter or max 3 emitters… sorry if I left it out in the OP

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raccoon city wrote:

Personally, I like UranusBuilt flashlights.

I’d that that they’re almost the best out there.

Yeah, they’re a solid number two.   Evil


Nothing like a solid number two to get your day started!

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DavidEF wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

Personally, I like UranusBuilt flashlights.

I’d that that they’re almost the best out there.

Yeah, they’re a solid number two.   Evil


Nothing like a solid number two to get your day started!

Hahah it starts my day every time everyday and always at 8am

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raccoon city wrote:

Wrathbringer27 wrote:
Uranusbuilt? You gotta link for that??

No, but I really wish I did.   Smile

 

 

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DavidEF wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

Personally, I like UranusBuilt flashlights.

I’d that that they’re almost the best out there.

Yeah, they’re a solid number two.   Evil


Nothing like a solid number two to get your day started!

Solid, but not too solid :bigsmile: .

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haha all good. No need to be sorry Smile

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Any of his lights are simple and nearly indestructible.

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Any of his lights are simple and nearly indestructible.

Man, thats another expensive brand name!

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The stainless convoy is built like a tank, not very good at cooling, but very sturdy

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Beachlogger wrote:
The stainless convoy is built like a tank, not very good at cooling, but very sturdy

Yeah I’ve seen those but I want something LARGE! hahaha IDK why but I juz like those big lights built like a tank Party

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Sinners lights are pretty much over-built. But they border on “custom pricing” by the time you outfit it with an engine.

The Copper model is very heavy for it’s size. Heat sinking from end-to-end.

He (Sinner) has mentioned making a P60 model.

Be interesting if that has the same stout construction. Really interesting if in Cu.

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Wrathbringer27 wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

Personally, I like UranusBuilt flashlights.

I’d that that they’re almost the best out there.

Yeah, they’re a solid number two.   Evil

Uranusbuilt? You gotta link for that??

These are kinda beefy for ButtFire lights.
UranusFire c818

UranusFire X9

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Jubeldum wrote:
Wrathbringer27 wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

Personally, I like UranusBuilt flashlights.

I’d that that they’re almost the best out there.

Yeah, they’re a solid number two.   Evil

Uranusbuilt? You gotta link for that??

These are kinda beefy for ButtFire lights.
UranusFire c818

UranusFire X9
!{width:90%}http://www.shenzhen-wholesale.com/images/v/201303/13621318160_flashlight...!


Not bad but I’m really doubting their quality

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Wrathbringer27 wrote:
Jubeldum wrote:
Wrathbringer27 wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

Personally, I like UranusBuilt flashlights.

I’d that that they’re almost the best out there.

Yeah, they’re a solid number two.   Evil

Uranusbuilt? You gotta link for that??

These are kinda beefy for ButtFire lights.
UranusFire c818

UranusFire X9


Not bad but I’m really doubting their quality
I just clicked through and looked over the pictures. That first one actually does appear to be fairly well built. The second one, I didn’t really look at, but maybe it is too.

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DavidEF wrote:
Wrathbringer27 wrote:
Jubeldum wrote:
Wrathbringer27 wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

Personally, I like UranusBuilt flashlights.

I’d that that they’re almost the best out there.

Yeah, they’re a solid number two.   Evil

Uranusbuilt? You gotta link for that??

These are kinda beefy for ButtFire lights.
UranusFire c818

UranusFire X9


Not bad but I’m really doubting their quality
I just clicked through and looked over the pictures. That first one actually does appear to be fairly well built. The second one, I didn’t really look at, but maybe it is too.

If I’m not mistaken I have seen a mini review by one of the members here to be used as a host for modding and it was a positive review by him.

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Wrathbringer27 wrote:
If I’m not mistaken I have seen a mini review by one of the members here to be used as a host for modding and it was a positive review by him.

Here it is
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/39168#comment-760886

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pilotdog68 wrote:
Wrathbringer27 wrote:
If I’m not mistaken I have seen a mini review by one of the members here to be used as a host for modding and it was a positive review by him.

Here it is
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/39168#comment-760886

I wouldn’t want an e-switch. After since James3 sent me the NWK 750N1 I got so hooked on a baton-like light… I do have the WL-S4 and that’s not bad. I was interested in the JAN X6 host but I heard bad reviews when receiving the item in poor condition.

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I think the Convoy M2 is one of the most overbuilt lights I’ve come across. Thick walls, brass inserts at the head & tail, bulletproof switch, good cooling – the thing is built like a brick outhouse.

Set it up with a Q-lite driver with the modes of your choice, and the emitter of your choice, and you’ve got a good tough light at a very reasonable cost.

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Guys Im looking at these

http://www.shenzhen-wholesale.com/palight-bgsst50-led-aluminum-flash-tor...

http://www.banggood.com/JAX-X6-Hunter-Tacltical-LED-Flashlight-Shell-Host-26650-p-976049.html

http://www.shenzhen-wholesale.com/ultrafire-rl3328-luminus-sst90-led-4mo...

http://www.shenzhen-wholesale.com/trustfire-x6-5mode-luminus-sst90-led-a...

Any recommendation over the others? I am planning to build a single emitter monster with either an SST-90 or MT-G2…
For MAXIMUM lumens and throw! Any tips and input will be very much appreciated

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Uhhh….

The TR-J20 dominates them ALL for cooling. The head without driver, or pill, stripped, weighed in at 640g. Add 150g of copper pill to that, and you have some serious cooling.

You need single-emitter you say? No problem! I sure didn’t want 12 either!

Just like you, I search high and low for these “overbuilt” hosts to turn into aspheric throwers. My next “large” project I’m doing uses this next light. It has some of the best thermal design in 26650-size I have found for a smaller aspheric than the J20. SingFire SF-605: http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_68677.html

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MEM wrote:
Uhhh….

The TR-J20 dominates them ALL for cooling. The head without driver, or pill, stripped, weighed in at 640g. Add 150g of copper pill to that, and you have some serious cooling.

You need single-emitter you say? No problem! I sure didn’t want 12 either!

Just like you, I search high and low for these “overbuilt” hosts to turn into aspheric throwers. My next “large” project I’m doing uses this next light. It has some of the best thermal design in 26650-size I have found for a smaller aspheric than the J20. SingFire SF-605: http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_68677.html

!http://gloimg.gearbest.com/gb/2014/201407/source-img/1405648839310-P-185...!


Now that you showed me the last pic, I’m interested in building a triple XHP70 . . Is the heat sinking on that okay?

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