2020 Flashlight Host and Uncommon Budget Flashlights

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Too bad it has that UI Sad Seems quite pleasant to the eyes, though Wink

At that price, it’s probably worth the risk to try and mod. Certainly would immediately swap the LED if nothing else, I’d expect a LatticeBright. The only thing giving me pause is the built-in charging, but I’d honestly be fine with losing that if it came down to it. Or maybe I’d just finally take the opportunity to do a charger myself. 


Yup, the USB is the probably the thing that would hold me back, due to the lights architecture in that place. I never modded a light with USB charging. Still, if a driver could fit in the place with no further modifications, this is a pretty light to add the collection!

And for sure, the LED would need a replacement!!

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I found a new brand (i guess so). All looks nice and modfriendly. And there are many options to choose from.
26650, xhp35 hi with smo reflector or xhp50 with op.

18650, sst20 or xm-l2

21700, xm-l2, sst40, xp-l hi, xhp35 hi

And this looks familiar

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March flashlight has existed for about 3yrs now. Their lights are pretty affordable like Convoy.

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I found a new brand (i guess so). All looks nice and modfriendly. And there are many options to choose from. 26650, xhp35 hi with smo reflector or xhp50 with op. !{width:60%}https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1YIQpXpT7gK0jSZFpq6yTkpXa3.jpg!:https://ww... 18650, sst20 or xm-l2 !https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1Twz8Xrr1gK0jSZR0q6zP8XXaM.jpg!:https://ww... 21700, xm-l2, sst40, xp-l hi, xhp35 hi !https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB170D4XBv0gK0jSZKbq6zK2FXat.jpg!:https://ww... And this looks familiar !https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1sWZpXAH0gK0jSZFNq6xMqXXaN.jpg!:https://ww...
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I wasn’t here 3 years ago…

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KLARUS HC3 is a rebrand model SUNREX H100 (2018)

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Chatika vas Paus wrote:
I wasn’t here 3 years ago…

Me neither Wink

But i found out kaidomain does sell the same lights and hosts
It seems one light was original a Roche F8

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54272

KD sells the 26650 host here
26650

F8 host
F8

As well as the other host
Other

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Trustfire TR-A10 is an old host that got and update recently:
Now it features USB ports for internal USB powerbank:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32658327793.html

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The TR-A10 is a very interesting light with the power bank feature. I would buy it if they had a 21700 version. 26650 is just not pocketable enough.

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Supfire D15

X60-T 26650 Zommie

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adirus wrote:
Nightwatch NSX3 with triple 50.2, 40.2 or sst20.

Freeme for group buy? Big Smile

https://gd3.alicdn.com/imgextra/i3/402098252/O1CN01aau5dP2ApStIWAYLz_!!4...
https://gd1.alicdn.com/imgextra/i1/402098252/O1CN01DI1slC2ApStONqtJE_!!4...

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.5-c.w4002-17110364414.24.2992...

Yummy. Very appetizing.
Recently I found other interesting triple from WildTrail, here

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Don' think i have the time for it, but I believe Neal will provide me with a deal later.

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Nightwatch NSX3 with triple 50.2, 40.2 or sst20. Freeme for group buy?
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Since Enogear website is gone and several people have been asking about the famous Enogear Stainless Steel AA, there is now a similar one from Amutorch. I’m not sure if it is easily modable like the Enogear AA. I modded several of the Enogear AA and AAA with Optisolis and E21A, which were some of the easiest mods I’ve done.



Doesn’t look as good as the Enogear but close enough.

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A picture stolen on reddit : amutorch and enogear.
Yes the enogear AA looks much better IMO.

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Today I saw that AA/18650 interesting zoomie from NICRON:

Nicron AA

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Tally-ho wrote:
A picture stolen on reddit : amutorch and enogear.
Yes the enogear AA looks much better IMO.

IMO it’s the opposite. Smile
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I’m with Agro. The Enogear has a more aggressive design. I like the subdued looks of the Amutorch. Just what I need… another one for the wishlist. Facepalm

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SKV89 wrote:
Since Enogear website is gone and several people have been asking about the famous Enogear Stainless Steel AA, there is now a similar one from Amutorch. I’m not sure if it is easily modable like the Enogear AA. I modded several of the Enogear AA and AAA with Optisolis and E21A, which were some of the easiest mods I’ve done.



Doesn’t look as good as the Enogear but close enough.

I reviewed it some time ago (it was my first review actually), it is not completely new/now!
It is a good looking light, but I think the one from Enogear was more appealing.
The Amutorch S3 comes with XPG3, has 3 modes, has whining with Li-Ion cells on Low and Medium, has a thin aluminum pill, narrow TIR optic!

Here are the review threads:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55786
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56187 (comparison with the same light with Nichia 219C sent by Neal)

Here it is alongside with other AA lights:

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You did a wonderful job with the review. I like how you took it apart and posted measurements. Looks like it will be just as easy to mod as the Enogear. Also your pebble optic mod will make this work well with artifact or tint shift prone emitters like the LH351D and Optisolis.

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I bought one of these from Neal last year, (or was it two years ago?)
he offers it with 4000K 219C

Found it;

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1165653#comment-1165653

It cost me $14,5 including shipping at that time

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Would be nice with CRI90 Luxeon MZ, OP reflector and TA driver…
Easy 1500+ CRI90 lm. Smile
Very quickly overheating though. Sad
Would pull at least 8A…

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Tally-ho wrote:
A picture stolen on reddit : amutorch and enogear.
Yes the enogear AA looks much better IMO.

Hey this is my photo, thanks for sharing Smile

My opinion on the lights is that the bottom one is made significantly better, and is a much higher quality flashlight.

 

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My opinion on the lights is that the bottom one is made significantly better, and is a much higher quality flashlight.

Except for the crappy threads which connect the head to the tube

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Saw this a few days ago...

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Niiice. I wonder if it can export the charts (or rather the data behind them). Smile

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No info on UI: Keshun S04 10180 light that M4X has coupon for. Not quite enough info for me to bite. Also looks pretty long in length.

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SKV89 wrote:
You did a wonderful job with the review. I like how you took it apart and posted measurements. Looks like it will be just as easy to mod as the Enogear. Also your pebble optic mod will make this work well with artifact or tint shift prone emitters like the LH351D and Optisolis.
!{width:25%}http://i.imgur.com/VbYEaRq.jpg!

Forgot to answer before, sorry Oops

Thanks for your words! This light is indeed easy to mod, both the LED and the driver, however you need to take into account that the driver must be one-sided or at least well protected on the contact side.
Also, the thin aluminum pill and the SS body make it more prone to heat fast with Li-Ion cells.

The pebbled TIR lenses are indeed great, they prevent the tint shifts of leds, such as the original XP-G3! So it is indeed a nice addition! If you get a driver such as the ones from the more recent Reylights, it can be a nice host as a SS light!

In my picture you can see another Stainless Steel light, the Nitefox ES10K. That is similar to a Thrunite flashlight (apart from the head, although there is a larger one as shown here: http://www.nite-fox.com/ShowProducts.asp?ID=24).

That is a beast of a host! Thicker and resistant, bigger than the Amutorch and the Enogear ones but also very elegant (IMO)! The driber is the only thing that needs to be changed on that! Other than that, it works great Wink

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icpart wrote:
Today I saw that AA/18650 interesting zoomie from NICRON:

Nicron AA

Nice find icpart! Old school light without redundant charging port parts, anodized threads, 18650 light but one can also use 1xAA or 14500 if needed.

Short head walk means that it has plastic lens but it is very good find indeed Beer .

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Agro wrote:
Probably too cheap Jet-u clone:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000058327197.html

Too cheap? Yup. I know the LED will be cold and trashy, and who knows how weak the driver will be. But with only 1 mode, hopefully it won’t use PWM. So, I’m basically planning on it being a dirt-cheap host. In for 3. If they mod well (emitter swap, resistor mod), I might even get more. They should make a great recipient of the $0.46 Luxeon V2’s I picked up from Arrow a while back.

PS – there are a couple other listings with slightly lower prices: link1 link2

PPS – when they come in, I’ll try to come back and post comparison pics with my Jet-u and overall impressions

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