*** The great Skyray King shootout Fall 2015 ***

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*** The great Skyray King shootout Fall 2015 ***

This is how it is.

i pick the best modified SRK lights i have in my arsenal,.
four of them,
put them up against a modded FF Warrior, a stock SRK, and a brand-new modded 2015-Edition Fenix TK75vn modded by the one & only Vinh Nguyen.

  • the distance from the tripod to the Park table is 50 meters, ( 150 feet) the camera is a Nikon D5100 DSLR, using a AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens set at the same configuration for all photos using a remote control shutter control. (*also Adobe-Gamma-corrected to show how these are seen with the Human eyes on your monitor.

Here goes:

First photo below: – the modded 2000 + lumen Six-Nichia 219B SRK:

second below: – a modded XM-L2 7D4 natural Warm White SRK:

Third below: – a Modded by OldLumens SRK with JB Driver / DD driver:

Fourth Below: – a DBSAR modded Direct drive (Driverless) SRK Kung / four XM-L2 U2 1A / Noctigon 14+ Amps

Below: – a Stock “original” Sky Ray king with the three-torrid driver.

Below: – a moddified FandyFire Warrior with XM-L2 4C emitters.

and finally below for reference… the brand-new modded Fenix 2015-Edition TK75VN thrower:

Now below are the collage of the SRK lights with the extra two added for reference.
These SkyRay kings are my best & favorite bear can lights, especially the 2000lm Nichia version and DD wall-of-light-hand-burner-LED-cooker Kung.

These are the Best of the Best Beer-Can SRK lights i have. Do you have any good modded Beer-Can lights? – lets see them!

*EDIT: i forgot to add the “Monster-Light”. ( the OldLumens-built triple MT-G2/ eight 18650/20+AMP 11000+lumen wall-of-lLight to this comparison. (for reference that light is at least 50% brighter flood than the driverless SRK 14-amp Kung in this shootout.

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Very nice beamshots, also some nice mods done looks like.

Very good for tint and overall light output comparisons with these lights.

Thanks for posting!!!

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robo819 wrote:
Very nice beamshots, also some nice mods done looks like.

Very good for tint and overall light output comparisons with these lights.

Thanks for posting!!!

Your welcome. the six-Nichia is my favourite tint, and the DD Kung is the best flooder of this group. (though it gets critically hot after just 60 seconds running) and the new TK75vn is the best thrower i have in my collection. I forgot to add the monster 11000lm OL triple MT-G2/eight-18650/ 20+amp light to this comparison. (which is at least twice as bright as the DD SRK 14-Amp Kung.

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Thanks for posting. Some really good beam shots for comparison. The Sky Ray King stock model does well. Is there anywhere these can be bought with confidence that they are built and perfrom as expected?

The DD Kung seems awesome.

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Nice! I also have a single SRK modded with XM-L2 U2 7D4 WW LEDs, and that tint looks pretty much how I see it. Thanks for the beamshots! I wish there was a place to get a reliable old style SRK suitable for modding.

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Rolz wrote:
Thanks for posting. Some really good beam shots for comparison. The Sky Ray King stock model does well. Is there anywhere these can be bought with confidence that they are built and perfrom as expected?

The DD Kung seems awesome.

sadly it is getting very difficult to find the “original” 3-torrid drivered Skyray King. 95% of them sold now are lower powered knock-offs and fakes. I only have one original i bought nearly 4 years ago from DX when these impressive pop-can-sized lights were first introduced. I have bought several of the new fakes but they don’t even come close to the original Torrid-driver version, or near the quality of build.
As for the DD driverless Kung that thing is a hand-held monster flooder.

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Nice! I also have a single SRK modded with XM-L2 U2 7D4 WW LEDs, and that tint looks pretty much how I see it. Thanks for the beamshots! I wish there was a place to get a reliable old style SRK suitable for modding.

I agree, the XM-L2 U2 7D4 CREE emitter in these beats the hell out of any Incan/Halogen light i ever had for output, while matching that warm Tungsten filament beautiful warm traditional tint.

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mhanlen wrote:
Nice! I also have a single SRK modded with XM-L2 U2 7D4 WW LEDs, and that tint looks pretty much how I see it. Thanks for the beamshots! I wish there was a place to get a reliable old style SRK suitable for modding.

I agree, the XM-L2 U2 7D4 CREE emitter in these beats the hell out of any Incan/Halogen light i ever had for output, while matching that warm Tungsten filament beautiful warm traditional tint.

It’s my warmest light by far, and yeah it’s like an incan on steroids. It gets burning hot if you leave it on for 10 minutes, as in, you-can’t-hold-it hot.

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Nice! I also have a single SRK modded with XM-L2 U2 7D4 WW LEDs, and that tint looks pretty much how I see it. Thanks for the beamshots! I wish there was a place to get a reliable old style SRK suitable for modding.

I agree, the XM-L2 U2 7D4 CREE emitter in these beats the hell out of any Incan/Halogen light i ever had for output, while matching that warm Tungsten filament beautiful warm traditional tint.

It’s my warmest light by far, and yeah it’s like an incan on steroids. It gets burning hot if you leave it on for 10 minutes, as in, you-can’t-hold-it hot.

I agree that the SRK lights were limited in how much heat-sinking they could provide for the size and output they could be modded to, but I still like the fact that 6K+lumens of intruder-stopping-power can be extracted from a small light than can fit in a hoodie pocket is still impressive.

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I forgot to add a photo of the lineup of these Lights in this beam shoot out.

Below from left to right:

4C-modded Warrior , OL JB-Driver SRK, Stock Original (3-torrid driver) SRK, DD 14+ amp SRK Kung, XM-L2 7D4 SRK, Six-Nichia 219B SRK, Fenix TK75vn (2015 Edition)

All these lights were tested using fully charged Samsung 25R High-Drain 18650 cells.

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Thanks for the awesome work man! The beamshots are gorgeous. What is your preferred tints in there guys?
I’m seeing myself like the 4c warrior and the tk75 ones Smile

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No love for the supfire m6 ?

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No love for the supfire m6 ?

sadly i do like the Supfire M6, but never got the opportunity to find one to add to my collection.

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U2 7D4? Didn’t think U2 bin was possible in tint that warm. Sorry, just picking nits., nice comparison.

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You might be correct, i have a habit of typing U2 after XM-L2

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I like my 5000 mAhr 10440’s too.

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5000 mAhr 10440’s?

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He is making a point about “acceptable” typos 5000 = 500 get it?

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It was definitely a joke recalling false capacity/output claims and not intended as a rebuke. I merely assumed the light in question was listed as it was described at the time of purchase and chuckled over the unlikely hood. Wink

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Thanks for posting. Some really good beam shots for comparison. I have some Sky Ray King models.

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This is an older thread yes but I am interested in buying a skyray. I am a novice so don’t know where to buy from but I wouldn’t mind buying them already modded with a higher out put. Can anyone please point me in the direction of some one who sells new, genuine, already modded, skyray led light, that maybe won’t cost an arm and a leg. Thanks for all help/knowledge

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This is an older thread yes but I am interested in buying a skyray. I am a novice so don’t know where to buy from but I wouldn’t mind buying them already modded with a higher out put. Can anyone please point me in the direction of some one who sells new, genuine, already modded, skyray led light, that maybe won’t cost an arm and a leg. Thanks for all help/knowledge

There are a ton of Skyray King clones out there, and many of them real bad. its difficult to find a real original unless you can find one from a member who has one to sell. The Securitying version is not bad, and i think BrotherHuang1983 on Ebay still sold the “good” Skyray Kung 4-XM-L version, (unsure lately though) Many of the multi emitter versions, ( 4 or 5 emitters up to 9 emitters) are usullay way under driven, and all need some modifications to really get them blasting some output.

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If I were to get one if those under driven lights that are being sold. How much would it cost to mod it to produce more light. How hard would it be to mod it. How reliable would the light be after the mod?

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I am in the same boat you are kfxrider, I purchased one from a member here and love it. It is a 3 LED with a JB driver. I would not mind doing mods like changing the driver or reflowing LEDs on good copper… But, I would like to at least start with a shell that has a shelf and not a dropin platform or nothing behind 1 big aluminum star.

I cannot afford to chase SRK’s until I find a decent host. I could not find the listed ebay seller.

BTW, the tint on that 7D4 and the 219B looks great! Really like the 7D4!

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kfxrider wrote:
If I were to get one if those under driven lights that are being sold. How much would it cost to mod it to produce more light. How hard would it be to mod it. How reliable would the light be after the mod?

The key thing to find is an SRK (or clone) that has a thick heat sink shelf in the body, and one with the JB driver. The JB is easy to mod to really increase output, modes are good, (3 modes with no strobes) an SRK with a custom copper shelf, XM-L2 or XP-L emitters on copper Noctigons, and a modded JB driver really makes these lights shine.

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Like I said before I’m a novice. So a lot of what is being said is going over my head anyone have a step by step how to for one of these lights?

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Those lights are insane! And every time I read these threads I think about getting a second job to buy flashlights…. :~

Its really too bad that the general public has no clue what a real flashlight is. We’re still selling these for like 30 bucks at my store, and the sad thing is that people buy them.

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Those lights are insane! And every time I read these threads I think about getting a second job to buy flashlights…. :~

Its really too bad that the general public has no clue what a real flashlight is. We’re still selling these for like 30 bucks at my store, and the sad thing is that people buy them. !{width:25%}http://pictures1.kyozou.com/pictures/_21/20858/20857285.jpg!

Many of the Skyray King lights above are modded, though even the stock one awes non-flashlight educated people, but when they see the 14+ amp Kung or TK75vn they nearly crap their pants when noobs see that a beer-can sized flashlight can put out 3 times the light as their car headlights can on high beam.

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i ratholed a few m6 just to have them later to do some insane mods.
a triple 219 high cri is next up here…

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i need to get a M6 as its one light i don’t have to test, mod, compare, etc.

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Love me some SRK’s!!!!!

My favorite tint is T6 4C…best color rendition for these eyes…best color (but ymmv)

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