Cree UltraOK Q5 400Lumens Is A Thrower

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Cree UltraOK Q5 400Lumens Is A Thrower

This is probably one of my best throwers period.  I just shined it on my neighbors barn which is right at 400yds and it lights it up very easily.  I compared it to the Solarforce Skyline I on the barn and it lights the barn up better than the Skyline I.  So yes I'm convinced that this light will beat the Skyline I for a thrower and do so for less than half the price.  This light is a mega thrower for the money.  One of my favorite lights. 

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Oh and the beam may not be as narrow as the Skyline I, but it will throw a beam with brighter intensity vs the Skyline I.  What I would like to do is have the same long deep reflector of the Skyline I on this UltraOK Q5 light.  Now that would really be awesome. 

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And in case anyone is interested in buying this light I bought it here. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tactics-CREE-Q5-LED-400-Lumens-Flashlight-Torch-Lamp-HJ-/110722380923?pt=AU_Sport_Camping_Hiking_Lamps_Torches&hash=item19c791747b

You can probably see a better beam shot in that link than I can show you with my camera.  It's that good as you see in the photo, too when it comes to a narrow beam.  I highly recommend this light for the money. 

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Could you please supply the current draw from battery on High, as well as the hotspot diameter at 3m or more?

Thanks.

And, do you have an HS-802 to compare it to?

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You can compare it to a C8 with an XR-E Q5 in it because it's an MRV clone and they use the same exact reflector as a C8.

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Very impressive, if it out throws the skyline. Might have to get me one, since I'm in want of a good thrower . I like the MRV style as well. Do they offer a R2 version?

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:

And in case anyone is interested in buying this light I bought it here. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tactics-CREE-Q5-LED-400-Lumens-Flashlight-Torch-Lamp-HJ-/110722380923?pt=AU_Sport_Camping_Hiking_Lamps_Torches&hash=item19c791747b

You can probably see a better beam shot in that link than I can show you with my camera.  It's that good as you see in the photo, too when it comes to a narrow beam.  I highly recommend this light for the money. 

That beamshot in the ebay photo looks to be of an aspheric in throw mode. The square emitter hotspot gives it away. 

Yours would still be a good thrower as I briefly had a C8 with an XR-E Q5 in it and it dies throw a fine beam. Upgrade that with an R2 driven at 1.4A and you would have an awesome thrower!

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wow 400 yards that's a long distance! The brightest light i own now is the KD C8 which throws 100 usable yards at most i think. But then it also has a very decent flow and a wide hotspot.

 

 
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JohnnyMac wrote:

That beamshot in the ebay photo looks to be of an aspheric in throw mode. The square emitter hotspot gives it away. 

I thought that square was a target matter, not shure now. But the spill is definitely bright for an aspheric in throw mode?

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JohnnyMac wrote:

That beamshot in the ebay photo looks to be of an aspheric in throw mode. The square emitter hotspot gives it away. 

I thought that square was a target matter, not shure now. But the spill is definitely bright for an aspheric in throw mode?

You are right about the spill, I hadn't thought about that but the right & bottom edges of the hotspot appear to be on a flat wall while the top & left edges are definitely on the building edges.
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This was right at 12ft.  UltraOK Technology Q5(400 lumens) on left and Skyline I(300 lumens) on right. 

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I don't have a multimeter yet. 

And I paid $13.99 with free shipping for the light. 

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Here's a beamshot at 40yds.

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Here's 60yds. 

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And just so you guys know that I know what 400yds is, here's the barn I lit up early this morning while it was dark. 

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Here's a good picture of the reflector and how it completely surrounds the led housing.

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And here's the same exact beam shot picture as above but with the Skyline I.  Camera settings are proibably different though and this one is more focused.  But you can get the idea that both are throwers.

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:

I don't have a multimeter yet. 

What about hotspot diameter? Wink

Don't want to be pest, but I already have an HS-802 with a 10cm hotspot at 3m, and if this one is equally small it would be redundant to me.

On the other hand, I like that body (looks the same as my TrustFire F15) and it might work well with an R5 emitter, which would throw a wider spot.

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All well,but 400 lumens  for Q5 this fantasy,Interesting how much indeed

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Give me a sec.

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At a distance of 3ft, the hotspot on each:

UltraOK Technology Cree Q5 is 2 and 7/8"

Solarforce Skyline I is 2"

 

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Zulus wrote:

All well,but 400 lumens  for Q5 this fantasy,Interesting how much indeed

That was manufacturer rated.

It's still a very bright flashlight.

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Real there 230-240 lumens. Regrettably,disease of exaggeration cureless beside chinese seller.))Do Not think that manufacturer can indicate such improbable data

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:

At a distance of 3ft, the hotspot on each:

UltraOK Technology Cree Q5 is 2 and 7/8"

Solarforce Skyline I is 2"

 

Aha, slightly wider than HS-802! May be right what I'm after. Thanks ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS !

Ordering now... We shall see how much they have overdriven that poor Q5. Smile

Will get used for short bursts anyway. And for that price...

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Yes,was well measure current

Has Seen this subjects.http://budgetlightforum.com/node/4525 Here, the manufacturer indicates real data 

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ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS wrote:

At a distance of 3ft, the hotspot on each:

UltraOK Technology Cree Q5 is 2 and 7/8"

Solarforce Skyline I is 2"

 

Aha, slightly wider than HS-802! May be right what I'm after. Thanks ILIKEFLASHLIGHTS !

Ordering now... We shall see how much they have overdriven that poor Q5. Smile

Will get used for short bursts anyway. And for that price...

You welcome.  And I wanted to say that this light really did fool me when I first got it.  I thought from looking at the picture enclosed with the ad on ebay that it was a thrower.  And that it was and then some.  I can't honestly say that it will for sure out throw the Skyline I, but I can say at 400yds that it lights that barn above in the picture a lot better than the Skyline I does.  That right there is why I made that statement above, but I don't want to be misleading so I will restate this here.  That light is one of my best throwers I do know that.   

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This was the picture in the ad from the seller that made me buy this light.  It's not deceiving. 

And again, this is where I bought that light. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tactics-Flashlight-Torch-CREE-LED-Q5-400lumens-Strap-/270732825913?pt=US_Flashlights&hash=item3f08ef1539

I personally will highly recommend that light to anyone.  I love it! 

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 I bought the same torch from manafont and i love it : http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/lumapower-mrv-xml-t6-3mode-memo...

. However mine is XML.  I can tell you this thing is brighter than my ebay X9. It pulls around 2A vs 1.2A from the X9 on the same trustfire flame battery.

 I notice you have a really nice collection of lights. May I suggest a DMM ? It'll help you understand your hobby more and keep you safe. 

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tim817 wrote:

 I bought the same torch from manafont and i love it : http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/lumapower-mrv-xml-t6-3mode-memo...

. However mine is XML.  I can tell you this thing is brighter than my ebay X9. It pulls around 2A vs 1.2A from the X9 on the same trustfire flame battery.

 I notice you have a really nice collection of lights. May I suggest a DMM ? It'll help you understand your hobby more and keep you safe. 

Thanks for the info Tim.  I now know another light I must get.  And I do have a good digital multimeter coming.  Chicago on here is going to help to teach me how to use it.  I think I already know how to take a tail cap reading.  But I sure do thank the guys from this site who have taken the time and help the guys that don't know much like me. 

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Do you own any recoil throwers?

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