Zooming Model List (2018 Updated) Tell us about your newest zoomie!

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Add the On The Road Z803 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001987629617.html

Big flashlight with a small lens…

Manufacturers should tend to have as large lens possible in as small host package possible but of course… Most China engineers can’t figure that out…

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Ohhh, I see. The FT listing shows the lens size well: https://www.fasttech.com/product/4206303-on-the-road-z803-zooming-led-flashlight-gift-set

Yikes! Totally agree - wut were they think'n?

Of course I'm always interested in something different w/e-switch to mod. This SupFire F15-T looks interesting:

aliexpress.com - SupFire F15-T

It's got an LCD panel and it seems to match the display info of the Neal (no-name) LEP - must be a common design used and re-used, etc.

The F15 is the reflector version, while the F15-T is the aspheric zoom version - listing is confusing the two models.

 

 

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Ohhh, I see. The FT listing shows the lens size well: https://www.fasttech.com/product/4206303-on-the-road-z803-zooming-led-flashlight-gift-set


Yikes! Totally agree – wut were they think’n?


Of course I’m always interested in something different w/e-switch to mod. This SupFire F15-T looks interesting:


aliexpress.com – SupFire F15-T


It’s got an LCD panel and it seems to match the display info of the Neal (no-name) LEP – must be a common design used and re-used, etc.


The F15 is the reflector version, while the F15-T is the aspheric zoom version – listing is confusing the two models.


 


 


I just noticed that it comes with a powerbank. Cool. What is your plan for it?
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Not sure if I'll order it. From the looks and features, it's possible the driver could be exactly the same, or same physically as the Neal no-name LEP, and if so, it's not an easy driver mod/upgrade. Lot depends on the switch - if it's driver mounted or separate round PCB in the housing.

Overall though, it looks decent - nice look'n design, SS bezel, relatively compact, simple push/pull zoom, etc. Someone here at work questions the heat effect on those LCD panels - not sure what they are typically rated it, specially if we crank up the amps. The no-name LEP is low power.

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10850 zoomie from warsun:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001864313976.html

I haven’t seen such battery used in flashlights before.

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A nice looking zoomie family:

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Patented-Waterproof-Zoomable-High-Power-LED_60272564051.html
Though some detailed images don’t looks so well:

What kind of lens does this have? TIR?

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Aluminum-high-power-led-torch-lig...

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Oh, the C-star zoomies are available with USB at the tail (I assume the head-rechargable light doesn’t zoom).
And waterproofing of the port looks good.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/High-Power-led-flashlight-recharg...

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I was thinking about ordering this Skywolfeye E527 for my niece.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32732619540.html

skywolfeye_e527

Bad news for me.

The flashlight never arrived, though I did get my money back through AliExpress.

And now this flashlight isn't available from this seller anymore, and it's quite a bit more expensive elsewhere.

It's a shame, too, because I think it's a fairly handsome el cheapo flashlight.

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Looks interesting. Smile

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I'm thinking it's interesting as well, but not sure how the batteries are setup. If parallel and accessible/removable like a Sofirn SP36 than I'd buy one to play with and hope to mod.

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They look parallel on one rendering:

Though naturally this should be taken with a grain of salt.

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- Suitable for 23mm driver board and 26mm LED

Strange choice

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Not best looking but seem decent built for be “Wasafire”
I would see a 14500 or 18650 version with brass pill and retainer driver ring

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I have one of those JaredM. Or at least one that’s probably the same as I got it a few years ago. Some features of the one I have:

  • Tailcap electronic switch. Actually, I think the entire driver might be in the tail though I don’t recall if I removed the board at the top of the battery compartment to check whether it has components on it or is just a contact plate. This is very unusual for a cheapie zoomie.
  • Fairly easy to emitter swap.
  • UI is one press for high, second press for low, third press for off (ugh). And because it’s a tailcap driver with built-in electronic switch, this probably can’t be changed.
  • There is a red/green LED under the translucent black-tinted switchboot. The button lights up and starts flashing when voltage gets low. Or at least that is what is supposed to happen. Might lights up and flashes pretty much all the time the light is on.
  • The styling is modeled after Nitecore. However, as a zoomie, this light has different construction.
  • The heatsink fins are useless as they are mounted on the sliding bezel.
  • I only tried the light with 16340 and it works fine. I considered boring the battery compartment to fit 18350, but concluded it probably wouldn’t work as the neck of the light under the bezel wasn’t wide enough.
  • Fairly good matte black anodizing for a cheapie zoomie.
  • For those who don’t want to worry about a tailcap magnet catching on their keys or getting near their credit cards, the tailcap magnet can be demagnetized by holding the tip of a soldering iron to it. Just make sure to do this after you disassemble the tail and remove the rubber switch boot.

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I’ve been away for a while…are they any nice zoomies that appeared recently? Smile

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Nice to see you back Agro! Was worried about you.

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I went away because I feel that I hit the wall with this hobby.
To progress further I would have to either go into modding (I dipped my toes and I don’t enjoy it) or go into flashlight business (which I am not interested in). With nothing more to achieve I largely lost interest.
But not fully. I think I will stay here for a few days again (it feels good to be back) but then leave again….

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Funner wrote:

I also ordered their 26650 "Fishing light Host" version, hopefully it's not as cheap.

Mmm, how did it go? Smile 

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Mmm, 0K. Here we go again:

Who among you tried Kaidomain's zoomable led fishing flashlight host? Is the MCPCB holder meant for 5050 leds? Hole diameter? Comments?

Thanks.

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luminarium iaculator wrote:
Guys,

Agro or anyone else with zoomie obsession needed here! Detective work…

I found a small gem of zoomie flashlights host!

It is no name zoomie or no OEM zoomie light with 850nm emitter.

I found a brand named ActiveFire Click on Aliexpress

I also found a flashlight that looks like a Convoy S2+ Zoomie version


Here is the link for the Zoomie S2+ style

It’s pretty hard nowdays to a find a cheap so-so 2xAA flashlight, there is just 1 seller that sells the Skywolfeye B17 and the B32 that each costs $4 and the shipping about $5 so around $9 in total which is almost a S2 host, so does not worth it.

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Here’s a ‘clean’ link to the S2+ style zoomy. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003263133572.html

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Well I don’t receive a thing since I’m not an affiliate, just pasted the link from google images, so that’s why the id’s and values.

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I am not suggesting it was intentional or malicious. I just can’t stand these mile-long, tracker laiden links. All good Thumbs Up

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