GIVEAWAY and tiny review of Thorfire VG-15

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2. The light you are drooling over the most and why you want to buy it so bad (and a picture of it if possible)

- My dream light is the upcoming Okluma TinyDC in Ti. Not a budget light (retail is $450). It basically is a revamped Mac Tri EDC from a new, responsive builder. Classy, classic, and fits 17mm circuits so I can put in my favorite Dr. Jones’ driver.

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Comment with one or more of the following:

1 Your favorite light that you own and why it is your favorite (and a picture of it if possible)
2 The light you are drooling over the most and why you want to buy it so bad (and a picture of it if possible)
3 A feature or spec that you wish manufacturers like Thorfire would include or not include on their future products

1) Too hard of a question to answer because it changes way too often after doing a new mod or buying a new light.

2) I’m drooling over the Lumintop BLF-SD75. I want to buy it because I want a BLF edition flashlight with MOAR lumens.

3) A large and meaty headed multi-cell flashlight that has at least a 95mm reflector so it can a super thrower with a SMO reflector. Or it can be a XHP lumen monster when a OP or multi faceted reflector. It can be in a traditional or multi 2S flashlight package or in a lantern package with a carrying handle. I like the idea of a lantern package better because you could fit more batteries inside of it and get more run time and the folks with small hands can hold it with ease.

Also it should have beautiful square cut threads and anodized finish like the Convoy and ThorFire C8’s has.

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1. Olight S20. Compact, good UI, magnetic tail. Fits for almost every my need.

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My favorite is the Eagle Eye X6 for outdoor use.
For Indore, I prefer my Nitecore EZ AA R5.
They are also the only two decent torches I own.
My other converted Home Depot lights and old < 50 lumen ancient LED lights now live on my shelf.

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Thank you for the generous giveaway. I'll go with my favorite light. At the moment it's my Convoy S2. I do a lot of late night running and this light goes with me everywhere. It will run over 4A, but I keep a higher capacity cell in it, so it does right around 3A.  It gets warm, but still manageable.

It has an AR lens and a smooth reflector.  I recently put in an XPL HI and it is perfect for this light.  The flood is great and the throw is more than I would expect out of something so small.

Anyone who doesn't currently have one of Convoy's S-series lights should really consider adding one to their collection.  Let me zoom out a bit for a better view of this fine light.

 

 

 

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Thank you for that last picture showing you weren’t holding the flashlight in your butt :Sp

My Favorite Modded Lights: X6R, S8 , X2R , M6, SP03

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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Thank you for that last picture showing you weren’t holding the flashlight in your butt :Sp
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I was dreading the last picture :bigsmile:

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pilotdog68 wrote:
Thank you for that last picture showing you weren't holding the flashlight in your butt :Sp

 

I don't know... Could still be butt.

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Hi mate, can this be lego’d with any other 18650 tube-lights that you are able to check?

Would be interested with Convoys (S2/S2+/other), Eagle Eyes (X6,A6) and the new Manker BLF A6.

Please include me in your generous giveaway:

Your favorite light that you own and why it is your favorite (and a picture of it if possible)
Tie between the DQG AAA SS as it’s always on my EDC keychain and able to bite between my teeth for light (weight) hands-free carry.
And D25C Ti (2014) for the small pocketability/included belt carry with clever, easy mode selections. And Nitecore MH20 for the long-runtime of 18650, side switch with nice UI, but still small enough. Not too keen on the tint, but made up for by the on-board USB charging.

The light you are drooling over the most and why you want to buy it so bad (and a picture of it if possible)
The new BLF X6 2nd Edition group-buy by Kronological. I love my X6R but the mixed-metals of these new GBs should make them a beautiful purchase.

A feature or spec that you wish manufacturers like Thorfire would include or not include on their future products
I do like the convenience of built-in USB charging. As long as it is a quality circuit. I don’t like compromising the build or aesthetics of a light with rubber caps though, so the ideal is a nicely concealed USB like XTAR did.

All the best,
Hirsh

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Thanks for the review and giveaway!

A “feature” that’s been on my mind and even gave me an “argh!” moment just yesterday is for single 18650 torches to be anti-roll, even without a pocket clip.

Design-wise, symmetry has a certain aesthetic beauty, but why not go out of the box and make something awesome that isn’t round and susceptible to roll away from me.

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A lot of folks like the Convoy series. I am one of them.

Swapping parts around is one of the big attractions. Two sizes of battery tubes. Two reflector types. Colors. Lots of joy for the bux.

Less than $10 from RMM for a host that is super-easy to mod. The very definition of “where frugal meets with flashlight.”

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ahirshy wrote:
Hi mate, can this be lego’d with any other 18650 tube-lights that you are able to check?

Would be interested with Convoys (S2/S2+/other), Eagle Eyes (X6,A6) and the new Manker BLF A6.

This may shock you, but I actually don’t own an S2, S2+, or any A6.

I did check with my BLF X6, and it definitely does not LEGO. Although the body tubes/tailcaps look identical, they have different threading.

However, it LEGO’s perfectly with my convoy S8:

My Favorite Modded Lights: X6R, S8 , X2R , M6, SP03

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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Thanks for the giveaway.

1.) My favorite light right now is my Tank007 E09. Although I do own a number of (other) extremely bright flashlights, the Tank E09 is so tiny that it is my EDC, and thus always in my pocket and available for immediate use. A small lightweight light is also preferred for camping. I also own a couple Fenix E01’s, but they are only one mode, and do not accept a 10440 battery.

The lighter the brighter the better.

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Favorite light is a Shadow TC500 head on a TC350 body.

Lots of throw in a small package.
How about the Acebeam K60 for a light I want.

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My favorite light is a Yezl Y3. I like it because it has 1100 lumens and a great throw.

Thanks for the giveaway.

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My four sevens mini ML. Runs regulated and has a good low. No picture because I seem to have lost it. Should have attached it to my keys.

I do horrible things to electronics in an effort to get them to do what I want.

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1. Your favorite light that you own and why it is your favorite (and a picture of it if possible)

My favorite is Olight S15.

It’s tiny, has a tailcap magnet, nice mode spacing, great UI, runs on 14500, 1xAA, 2xAA, 3xAA Big Smile It became even better when I installed a TIR in it. Next step will be swapping the LED for something more neutral white.

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Thanks Pilotdog!

1. Favorite light is a bit of a moving target. Currently it's LuckySun D80. Compact but nice bit of throw with a usable wider hotspot than others. Better cooling fins than others, good for high amps.

2. I tend not to drool over lights. But I have been interested in the Nitecore EC4. I like side by side 18650 designs, which should be more common imo. But I'm not found of series 18650s and it might be a hassle to get the original driver out in order to replace.

3. Nice NW tint! Well spaced modes! Deep carry clip. Most of all, more quality but budget side-button lights.

 

 

Nicecore EC4:

LuckySun D80:

 

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… Sunwayman C22C! Small, two emitters, bright, tailcap lockout, tailcap magnet. What I don’t like about it is the switch – I have problems finding it by touch.

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Thank you for the review!

1) My favorite light I own is my EDC, Convoy S2+, XM-L2 U4 1C on a Noticgon with a LD1 driver. Compact, versatile, reliable, and powerful…I love it!

2) I have been really drooling over Dale’s triple XP-L X6 lights. I would really like to build one, unfortunately the copper and aluminum heatsinks are no longer available. Sad

3) Thorfire seems to making some really nice lights. The only thing I wish they would do is use more powerful drivers. Once they come out with 3A+ drivers, I think they’ll be more on everyone’s radar. And of course copper DTP stars would also be an inexpensive way to dramatically improve the performance of their lights.

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My favorite light still is a K40M, its in mint condition and I just love it, not to big,not to heavy,and mode spacing is great.
My Lumintop SD75 is on the way but I would like to have Acebeam K60 !!
And finally Thorefire could pick up some idea from A6 BLF,like reverse mode changing

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1. My favorite light recently is a T6 with single XML – running without the extension, still 2s with 18500s – handy size, bright and floody or step it down.

2. I’m not really drooling, but I would like to try some LED nav lights on one of my RC planes. Smile

3. Would really like to see lights which have a low or moon mode have a simpler way to choose either low or high without going through any other modes.

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My fav is the BLF X6 for sure. Even with under performance, I love this light.

I would love to try Nitecore’s P36 with the MT-G2 on 2×18650. Smile

Hey, would the A6 internals fit in the Thorfire VG-15?

As for Thorfire features and specs:

- Like the SS bezel.
- Maintain mode sequence and maybe add beacon.
- Good to see more adoption of larger double lanyard holes that can accommodate paracord. A lot more reliable than the standard lanyards supplied. First noticed these larger holes on the X6, then showing up on new Convoys and now Thorfire. The pocket clip look very similar to the one on the X6….. interesting?

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My fav is my FrankenDale modded 4000 lumens X6 triple XP-L that was my handlebar light. Now
that it’s night ride season again, I can’t find it Sad

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Giveaway is closed.

I will add the final names and draw the winner tomorrow morning.

My Favorite Modded Lights: X6R, S8 , X2R , M6, SP03

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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Final List of Giveaway participants
1. Wrathbringer27
2. mattlward
3. jescereal
4. Power911
5. TFS Jake
6. Joat
7. locusto03
8. 264
9. Sirius9
10. tatasal
11. DBSAR
12. MountainKing
13. chuckhov
14. Rolz
15. raccoon city
16. Henk4U2
17. eltorito
18. Abqjohnny
19. tru3s1lv3r
20. Boaz
21. Manx
22. Nightbird95
23. keltex78
24. brad
25. Gunga
26. Jubeldum
27. Pregulla
28. gerald_clark
29. WillyD
30. ahirshy
31. jfong
32. MG
33. Backpacker Light
34. Southland
35. tedh35
36. H-Man
37. xelario
38. Halo…
39. MauiSon
40. NikolaS
41. GottaZoom
42. kst
43. siata94

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And the winner is…


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“Mr. Butt Legs” himself, #29 WillyD!

My Favorite Modded Lights: X6R, S8 , X2R , M6, SP03

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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Congrats, WillyD!   Party

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Thank you pilotdog. And here I thought all these givaways were rigged Big Smile

Really, very generous, and I’m looking forward to receiving this light. Thanks again!

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Congratulations WillyD. And thanks to pilotdog68 for making it happen

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