Pocketable, tight throw

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X6 with short tube and 18350 cell weighs about 130g or a bit less, does around 60kcd with dedomed XP-E2@2A.

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tenohfive, I see you own a Jacob A60, as reference. I can add the A60 into a size comparison photos if you’d like. Let me know…

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Forgot to post back in this thread.

The Manker T01 arrived and got used in anger recently. I really, really like it – 200m range in sideways, misty drizzle. Waiting for a clearer night to see what it can really do. I’m confident that it’ll do what I need it to though.
But I do like the idea of getting into modding and given the choice of a floody or throwy first project light I’d always pick the latter.

I’m not sure if any of the modding options mentioned so far would tick the boxes though – beyond 100g I’m not sold (for me at least) on it being light enough, and the X6 or C8 both look (relatively, compared to the T01) bulky.

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shrick wrote:
….some feedback on the builds I’ve done…
Herewith the specs on the Convoy S2 XP-G2 build…

Could you take a beamshot please?
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tenohfive, I see you own a Jacob A60, as reference. I can add the A60 into a size comparison photos if you’d like. Let me know…

Shrick, if you can, please put a couple of photos with Jacob and C8+X6, thank you very much.

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shrick wrote:
tenohfive, some feedback on the builds I’ve done. The Convoy S2 XP-E2 version did not work hey, I retract my recommendation on this. Throw really not as good as I thought – just does not do it.

Herewith the specs on the Convoy S2 XP-G2 build…

  • Dedomed XP-G2 S4 2B
  • MTN 17mm FET Driver (Turbo Timer of 30s – its heats up quick)
  • 18 Gauge Wire
  • AR Lens
  • Braided springs, driver & switch

I tested with a LG HG2 3000mah

  • Amps at tail – 5.1
  • Lux Start – 1200 at 6.2m -> 46,128 Lux -> 429.5m
  • Lux 30s – 1050 at 6.2m -> 40,362 Lux -> 401.8m
  • Lumens Start – 1045.5
  • Lumens 30s – 923.1

So, its definitely pocketable and does very well for its size, but its maybe not the ‘thrower’ that you’re looking for. Also take note that the light warms up very quickly when pushed this hard.

The Eagle Eye X6 might be closer to what you’d be looking for. I don’t have practical experience with the X6, but there’s many here that do have. Sure they’d be happy to share some feedback. I believe a well tuned X6 (dedomed XP-G2) should do around 100,000 lux (630m) and it handles heat much better than the S2. Also, as mentioned, a tricked out Convoy C8 (dedomed XP-G2) is an excellent light – will do around 160,000 lux (800m) but its a bit less pocketable than the X6.

Also remember the light cannot sustain the above figure for very long. The light get pushed to its limits and the batteries work very hard. I believe any of the lights mentioned above should give around 30-40min until around 10% output left.

Herewith some photos of the 3 lights compared:

Hope it helps Wink

Thanks for reporting back. Where did you get the XP-G2 and did you dedome it yourself?

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erik wrote:
shrick wrote:
….some feedback on the builds I’ve done… Herewith the specs on the Convoy S2 XP-G2 build…
Could you take a beamshot please?

Hi Erik

The S2 XP-G2 build already went as a gift to a friend. The other problem is I don’t have a proper camera with manual settings for beam shots. Sorry about that…

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tenohfive, I see you own a Jacob A60, as reference. I can add the A60 into a size comparison photos if you’d like. Let me know…
Shrick, if you can, please put a couple of photos with Jacob and C8+X6, thank you very much.

Hi Manx. I’ll do so, give me a day or so…

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Thanks for reporting back. Where did you get the XP-G2 and did you dedome it yourself?

I normally buy from Mountain Electronics or IOS. Yes, I dedome myself…

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thank you Shrick

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S2 vs X6 vs C8 vs A60 vs C818 vs Y3

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Great comparison, thanks!

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