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Uniquefire UF1408

https://www.fasttech.com/product/4090602-uniquefire-uf-1408-led-flashlight
As I see there was no thread about this light.
What do you think about it? Does anyone owns it and can make a review?
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I have been talking to the MFG about possibly making a version just for BLF. Just in the beginning stages right now. It takes time to communicate things. If they are interested, I will pursue it for GB for BLF and anyone else wanting them.

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Looking good
All the Uniquefire lights that I have (1401, 1505 and T20) are build pretty well.

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Very interesting but can three emitter be run of one battery at full power?

would the head be big enough to dissipate the heat?

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Old-Lumens wrote:

I have been talking to the MFG about possibly making a version just for BLF. Just in the beginning stages right now. It takes time to communicate things. If they are interested, I will pursue it for GB for BLF and anyone else wanting them.

Can you specify emitter type? Fasttech and ali sellers post that there is XM-L2 but looks like there is XM-L on photos.

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Not for sure yet. Mfg specs say XM-L2. Photo may be older version. I would want XP-L anyhow. Waiting for reply, so probably a few days and maybe a long time, till everything is worked out. Often times it takes a long time to get language problems worked out.

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I have had very good luck with Uniquefire lights… I think I would be interested in it as well. But, that driver must go!!!

EDC rotation:
KR4, SST-20 FA3 4000k (favorite!)
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (second favorite)
FW1A, LH351D 3500k (third favorite)
FW1A, XP-L Hi 3A
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
Emisar D4V2, brass E21A 3500k (night light of choice)

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Looks pretty decent on the outside

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

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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Can't get anywhere with the Mfg. I have contacted them 3 times for further detailed info and whoever is responding, just puts in the same stock answer each time. I'm done with it.

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$22.23. Please take note that CREE is left out in description.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Uniquefire-UF-C1408-3LED-T6-5-Mode-Ultra-Bright-...

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freeme wrote:
$22.23. Please take note that CREE is left out in description.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Uniquefire-UF-C1408-3LED-T6-5-Mode-Ultra-Bright-...

….and the leds in the picture are not Cree leds..

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It would be nice to get it in host form as long as the driver size is common.

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Reflector diameter: 34.3mm

Ledil Cute-3-SS Triple Optic Smooth Spot

Dimensions: Diameter 35mm

Hmm... I wonder what that pill looks like

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RotorHead64 wrote:

Reflector diameter: 34.3mm


Ledil Cute-3-SS Triple Optic Smooth Spot


Dimensions: Diameter 35mm


Hmm… I wonder what that pill looks like

You mentioned triple, I’m sure Dale will be here in a few…

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I got mine today from AliExpress. Payed $23.98 incl. untracked shipping. It was intended to be used as a host for a mod from the beginning.

*The emitters are definitely xm-l (NOT xm-l2) , on a 32mm aluminum board, emitters seem genuine to me!
*Spacing of the emitters is identical to Noctigon 32mm triple board, triple emitter centering ring is included and fits on Noctigon.
*The (thick walled!) aluminum pill is just dropped in, not threaded. I am not sure I can trust the heat transfer to the body there!
*The aluminum triple reflector is screwed from the backside (like in my SRK clone). So the whole light engine is simply clamped between glass lens/bezel and body tube!
*Driver has strobe/hi/mid/low/sos/ mode sequence and HAS TO GO!
*It’s a 22mm driver board held in place by a retaining ring.

I’m planning on a mod including triple Nichia 219c on 32mm Noctigon and a BLF A6 driver…
All the necessary parts are already here (including high drain 26650, AR coated glass, 18AWG wires, Arctic silver, aso. But as there was not much information about this light available, some improvisation is still necessary!
So I am not sure how I can fit the 17mm driver to the 22mm cavity!
? Homemade spacer from a thin copper sheet?
? Remove all parts from original driver, drill a big hole in it, solder the small driver on?
? Any suggestions please?

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grayski74 wrote:
Maybe use something like this?

http://intl-outdoor.com/17mm-to-20mm-brass-ring-driver-adapter-2pcs-p-80...

Thanks for the suggestion, actually I do have exactly this thing, but it doesn’t fit! 20mm is too small for the 22mm hole

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Let me know if you find a driver suitable, as I am interested in buying this flashlight, now you mentioned that Noctigon XP32 fits in it..

But only if the rubbish driver can be changed… Smile

There must be some sort of driver size converter around for 22mm..

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How about something like these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10Pcs-17-x-22-x-1-5mm-Copper-Flat-Washers-Gask...

17mm inner diameter, 22mm outer diameter.. Coppper, so good heat transfer.. and easily solderable?

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22mn Fet driver from mtn-electronics it will be….

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Can it handle direct drive? 3x XM-L2 emitters would generate a lot of current draw.

Maybe something like this might be better?

http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S025086

4 groups.. its quite tall though.. would that fit?

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Gonna resurrect this thread as with this now being available, could a triple xhp35 be on the cards with 500mah per led?

2900 lumens anyone?

http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=2248

Might have to buy this as a host after all.

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I just received a Uniquefire 1408 UV 365nm in the mail.

The battery spring which is supposed to be soldered to the back of the head was rattling around loose inside.

Poor looking soldering, and poor results.

But that doesn’t mean the critical components are badly made, and everything else I can see looks good.

I’m waiting for the seller to tell me whether I might be allowed to solder the spring back on without voiding the warranty.

I’d really hate to have to return this for a refund without getting to try it out.