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I changed my mind. I want to go with the jaxman z1 xhp50 ( 2× 26650).. item is not available.. i send message to bo ( jaxman). So i will update when i get replied from him.
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I got the replied back.. its chinese new year, so not until feb 25th.. i guess i have to wait..

At least you got a quick reply!

Just curious what made you decide on the 2×26650 XHP50 instead of the XHP50.2?

Went to aliexpress and see if they got any stock.. boom. They got 2 × 26650 xhp50 verison in 3 different tint.. over 60 quantity available.

I like 2 × 26650 for the longer runtime.

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I’ve been upgrading this light: IProtec XHP50

(photo)

This light pulls 8 amps but dims due to the stress so I run it on mid mode (~3 amps) till the voltage drops on the two 26500s to about 7.75V. It gets hot! fast!
The switch was the last component to fail but I ordered some Omten switches from Mountain Electronics. I called the company for a replacement lens (melted it in a freak circumstance) and they’re also going to send a replacement tail cap!
I like that I can run it on 9 AAs, 2* 18500s or 2* 26500s. The zooming mechanism is a twisting one and the flood is WOW! but it doesn’t quite zoom to a precise square. It’s actually a fairly solid host.

Interesting light, where did you purchase it? Home Depo sell that brand but I didn’t see that model there. I googled “iProtect XHP50 nothing came up, then tried iProtect1400, saw it at Academy sports and BassPro ($40-$45) But the description shows: “Runs on 6 AA batteries” And none of the listings show XHp50 or what the emitter is. (or am I looking a a different light?)

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/iprotec-outdoorsmen-1400-flashlight
https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/iprotec-outdoorsmen-1400-series-flashlight

If it is the same light, what did you do to fit 9xAA instead of 6? Also the descriptions show nothing about Li-ion, so that’s something you tried on your own? Interesting about 26500, I haven’t paid attention to that size, did you find some respectable 26500 cells?

Not sure I understand exactly what mods you’ve done, are you using the stock driver? What does the added partition board do?

I see the photos helped. Yes, I bought it at Academy and I was thinking 9V when I wrote 9xAA that one late night, oops!

When I saw the light with a multi-die LED, I fought the impulse buy for a few days but gave in. I was hoping for 2S, 3P for the battery arrangement but then discovered what it was. I’ve never used a 6V or 12V LED so I figured the Li cells necessary for it and then ordered from Mr. McDougal. I bought theseEFest 26500
They’re connected in series with a magnet and are definitely hi-drain.

I by-passed the overheated original wire with a silicon 22 AWG wire, soldered to the stock driver. It passes through the recessed ‘rivet’ positive contact to a piece of copper wire soldered to the contact board to make a raised contact for the flat-top battery. I stripped the wire, soldered it to the contact board and snipped the excess. The contact board is essentially held in place by the 22 AWG wire. The assembly (brown plastic piece) is press-fit into the pill. The driver is held down with this piece. I looked for another driver but decided the original will do. With the modifications, it went from a 3A light to 8A, mentioned above. Not pretty but it works.

Alliance Sports Group (contacted via nebowarranty@alliancesportsgroup.net) came through with the warranty lens and tail-cap but the cap doesn’t screw down all the way, shallower threads. Perhaps the Nebo Blast is manufactured slightly differently than the iProtec 1400 or I received a tail-cap for a different batch… a little concerning. Anyway, I can use the PCB switch, spring and switch cover for spare parts. I already received the Omten switch from Mountain Electronics. I’ve pushed the original parts too hard with Li batteries and the light is a ‘project’ but I think the driver can handle it. I’m also contemplating drilling into the pill for screws to hold the aluminum MCPCB a little better to the pill.

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CountryTrails APL150 2AAA pan light at Rural King. In shirt pocket for the last couple weeks.

Utilitech 250 3AAA from Home Depot. In coat pocket for the last couple weeks.

Coast HX5 clipped to right rear pocket for the last year or so. Used several times a day.

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beam0 wrote:
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I got a walk with my Severe Cold yesterday.
Conclusions:
  • I love push pull zoomies! Who cares they are cooling-challenged and not completely waterproof? A slight hand movement directs the light where I want it, be it close or far and that’s much more important
  • I love TIR optics – you don’t lose so much light when zooming in
  • Out of focus this is a flooder, as expected. Focused it is not a thrower – small optics and low amount of light means that you don’t see far.
  • Only once I was disturebed by the ringy beam, when looking up close

Argo, I’m sorry maybe I lost track, which light are you referring to?


Severe Cold

You can see it’s unavailable.
So it was when I wanted to buy it.
I contacted the seller and they re-listed it. So it may or may not still be possible to get one.

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Oh, I thought you had a bad cold… but went for a walk anyway! Facepalm

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Anyway it sound like you’re happy with the light? I message’d them to see if it will be available.

Interesting store, most of their non-dive lights are re-branded models but they had a few interesting models I don’t recall seeing around, like these three (non-zoomers):

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Silver-Mini-Portable-CREE-XML-L2-LED-Flashligh-High-Power-LED-Torch-Mini-Pocket-Portable-Lamp/1895124_32763434393.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.135d13ad0U2FfR

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Mini-Portable-CREE-XML-L2-LED-Flashligh-High-Power-LED-Torch-Mini-Pocket-Portable-Lamp/1895124_32777186488.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.135d13ad0U2FfR

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Led-Flashlights-Hiking-Searching-LED-Portable-Light/1895124_32795373807.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.572a71aabtlVL3

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I received a new zoomie today, had real high hopes for it, but I’m not too happy… http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1282771#comment-1282771
I’ll post more about it here once I get it sorted out with the company.

 

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Hey guys, I bought the jaxman z1 Oslon Black modded from this forum.. he is a light king. Will be getting it on Friday. Will update.
Sounds good, I did a quick search for a sale thread on it here to see what u got but came up empty. I’ve heard of Olson black but I don’t know about it, it’s special for thrower?

 

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I changed my mind. I want to go with the jaxman z1 xhp50 ( 2× 26650).. item is not available.. i send message to bo ( jaxman). So i will update when i get replied from him.
Newlumen wrote:
I got the replied back.. its chinese new year, so not until feb 25th.. i guess i have to wait..

At least you got a quick reply!

Just curious what made you decide on the 2×26650 XHP50 instead of the XHP50.2?

Went to aliexpress and see if they got any stock.. boom. They got 2 × 26650 xhp50 verison in 3 different tint.. over 60 quantity available.

I like 2 × 26650 for the longer runtime.

Great. yeah 1x is compact carry too, but there’s sometimes I like the longer handle on a 2x cell.

 

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beam0 wrote:
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I’ve been upgrading this light: IProtec XHP50

(photo)

This light pulls 8 amps but dims due to the stress so I run it on mid mode (~3 amps) till the voltage drops on the two 26500s to about 7.75V. It gets hot! fast!
The switch was the last component to fail but I ordered some Omten switches from Mountain Electronics. I called the company for a replacement lens (melted it in a freak circumstance) and they’re also going to send a replacement tail cap!
I like that I can run it on 9 AAs, 2* 18500s or 2* 26500s. The zooming mechanism is a twisting one and the flood is WOW! but it doesn’t quite zoom to a precise square. It’s actually a fairly solid host.

Interesting light, where did you purchase it? Home Depo sell that brand but I didn’t see that model there. I googled “iProtect XHP50 nothing came up, then tried iProtect1400, saw it at Academy sports and BassPro ($40-$45) But the description shows: “Runs on 6 AA batteries” And none of the listings show XHp50 or what the emitter is. (or am I looking a a different light?)

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/iprotec-outdoorsmen-1400-flashlight
https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/iprotec-outdoorsmen-1400-series-flashlight

If it is the same light, what did you do to fit 9xAA instead of 6? Also the descriptions show nothing about Li-ion, so that’s something you tried on your own? Interesting about 26500, I haven’t paid attention to that size, did you find some respectable 26500 cells?

Not sure I understand exactly what mods you’ve done, are you using the stock driver? What does the added partition board do?

I see the photos helped. Yes, I bought it at Academy and I was thinking 9V when I wrote 9xAA that one late night, oops!

When I saw the light with a multi-die LED, I fought the impulse buy for a few days but gave in. I was hoping for 2S, 3P for the battery arrangement but then discovered what it was. I’ve never used a 6V or 12V LED so I figured the Li cells necessary for it and then ordered from Mr. McDougal. I bought theseEFest 26500
They’re connected in series with a magnet and are definitely hi-drain.

I by-passed the overheated original wire with a silicon 22 AWG wire, soldered to the stock driver. It passes through the recessed ‘rivet’ positive contact to a piece of copper wire soldered to the contact board to make a raised contact for the flat-top battery. I stripped the wire, soldered it to the contact board and snipped the excess. The contact board is essentially held in place by the 22 AWG wire. The assembly (brown plastic piece) is press-fit into the pill. The driver is held down with this piece. I looked for another driver but decided the original will do. With the modifications, it went from a 3A light to 8A, mentioned above. Not pretty but it works.

Alliance Sports Group (contacted via nebowarranty@alliancesportsgroup.net) came through with the warranty lens and tail-cap but the cap doesn’t screw down all the way, shallower threads. Perhaps the Nebo Blast is manufactured slightly differently than the iProtec 1400 or I received a tail-cap for a different batch… a little concerning. Anyway, I can use the PCB switch, spring and switch cover for spare parts. I already received the Omten switch from Mountain Electronics. I’ve pushed the original parts too hard with Li batteries and the light is a ‘project’ but I think the driver can handle it. I’m also contemplating drilling into the pill for screws to hold the aluminum MCPCB a little better to the pill.

Cool, thanks for the full explanation now it all makes sense! …..a “C” size IMR! Now you got me lookin’ at my 2-C Mag!

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I was just looking at some NEBO’s and Ray-o-Vacs at a “Batteries+Bulbs” store yesterday…

NEBO Seven-Z zoomie, This thing felt SUPER nice, was solid and heavy like a brick!

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Ray-O-Vac “Beast” Cree 2000lm, thought these might be multi-die but couldn’t get the box open to see the emitters.
The higher priced one on the right is Li-ion powered

 

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CountryTrails APL150 2AAA pan light at Rural King. In shirt pocket for the last couple weeks.

Utilitech 250 3AAA from Home Depot. In coat pocket for the last couple weeks.

Coast HX5 clipped to right rear pocket for the last year or so. Used several times a day.

How do you like the HX5, any complaints?

I think it may be the successor to the HP1 that appears to now be discontinued, but still available on Amazon. I’ve been wanting to grab one of those, it comes up for around $7-$8 every so often but I keep missing it.

 

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Oh, I thought you had a bad cold… but went for a walk anyway! Facepalm

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Anyway it sound like you’re happy with the light?


I’m glad that I bought it because:
  • it is my first TIR based zoomie
  • it is my first push-pull zoomie
  • host quality is OK

But:

  • it’s quite long
  • driver / LED deserve replacing

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80mm zooming travel!


I only just saw this now… my god… I don’t know what to say… I might order one just for the heck of it! Ain’t never seen a flashlight like that! Sick

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beam0 wrote:
LightObsession wrote:
CountryTrails APL150 2AAA pan light at Rural King. In shirt pocket for the last couple weeks.

Utilitech 250 3AAA from Home Depot. In coat pocket for the last couple weeks.

Coast HX5 clipped to right rear pocket for the last year or so. Used several times a day.

How do you like the HX5, any complaints?

I think it may be the successor to the HP1 that appears to now be discontinued, but still available on Amazon. I’ve been wanting to grab one of those, it comes up for around $7-$8 every so often but I keep missing it.

I quite like the HX5. Nice white tint. Nice beam profile in both spot and flood. CRI plenty good to easily differentiate wire colors in a harness. Extremely easy to deploy when clipped head up in my back pocket. Forward click with momentary. It’s my most used light, partly because of how easy it is to deploy. The tail cap threads have become a bit dry and gritty after several battery changes over the last year, so I need to try to relocate my lube. Sometimes I wish it had a second, lower mode, but setting it to flood mode helps compensate for lack of lower mode.

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beam0 wrote:
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Hey guys, I bought the jaxman z1 Oslon Black modded from this forum.. he is a light king. Will be getting it on Friday. Will update.
Sounds good, I did a quick search for a sale thread on it here to see what u got but came up empty. I’ve heard of Olson black but I don’t know about it, it’s special for thrower?

My mistake.. i said jaxman z1.. it is jax z1. Similar style.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/59095

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beam0 wrote:
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I changed my mind. I want to go with the jaxman z1 xhp50 ( 2× 26650).. item is not available.. i send message to bo ( jaxman). So i will update when i get replied from him.
Newlumen wrote:
I got the replied back.. its chinese new year, so not until feb 25th.. i guess i have to wait..

At least you got a quick reply!

Just curious what made you decide on the 2×26650 XHP50 instead of the XHP50.2?

Went to aliexpress and see if they got any stock.. boom. They got 2 × 26650 xhp50 verison in 3 different tint.. over 60 quantity available.

I like 2 × 26650 for the longer runtime.

Great. yeah 1x is compact carry too, but there’s sometimes I like the longer handle on a 2x cell.

I ordered jaxman z1 too.. no time to waste.. they shipped it in 2 hours.. the light may take 10-19 days to get here…

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Oh, I thought you had a bad cold… but went for a walk anyway! Facepalm

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Anyway it sound like you’re happy with the light?


I’m glad that I bought it because:
  • it is my first TIR based zoomie
  • it is my first push-pull zoomie
  • host quality is OK

But:

  • it’s quite long
  • driver / LED deserve replacing

TIR? Does it have a dark spot in the center in-between fully zoomed in and out? http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1282771#comment-1282771

 

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Yes. Even fully zoomed out. Though not nearly as bad as on those pics.

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80mm zooming travel!


I only just saw this now… my god… I don’t know what to say… I might order one just for the heck of it! Ain’t never seen a flashlight like that! Sick

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A real Self-Defense flashlight!

I have this one, the X-110 (not a zoomie):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ45vS-e9rw

v v It’s very heavy and has an extremely thick tube! v v

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It’s a copy/clone of the 4×18650 Solarforce Gladiator: (or as Foy called it: “ass-whoopin’ stick”)
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/13129
https://www.solarforceflashlight-sales.com/products/solarforce-gladiator...

Haven’t seen the clone/X-110 anywhere recently but it looks like you can still get the Solarforce.

 

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looks like an interesting zoom flashlight with side switch and 67mm lens. 38mm and 50mm versions are also available. does anyone have it?
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/UnqiueFire-1603-Cree-XM-L2-LED-1200-Lumen-USB-Rechargeable-Flashlight-67mm-Lens-18650-Rechargeable-Battery/1748104_32732383185.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.db625aa1TVrCKm

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looks like an interesting zoom flashlight with side switch and 67mm lens. 38mm and 50mm versions are also available. does anyone have it?
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/UnqiueFire-1603-Cree-XM-L2-LED-1200-Lumen-USB-Rechargeable-Flashlight-67mm-Lens-18650-Rechargeable-Battery/1748104_32732383185.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.db625aa1TVrCKm
Wow, nice find with white LED! Thanks for posting.

I found several of this model when I was updating the list recently, it’s also made in the other head diameters like the 14xx/15xx (38mm, 50mm & 67mm). However I only could find them with IR and red/green emitters, no white LEDs so I didn’t add them to my list.

Yes I also thought they were very interesting! The 67mm one you linked is the only one on Aliexpress with a white XM-L emitter, there are a few sizes listed there with white Q5 and one with XRE, but looking deeper with google I also found a 38mm with white XM-L2. I’ll add these to my list in the OP.

 

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I received this new zoomie yesterday…

Litesam E11 Z
750 Lumen Tactical Flashlight Zoomable

This is said to be the same as Fitorch P30Z but with diamond knurling, Litesam is Fitorch’s amazon exclusive line.

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It’s a very well built flashlight and the beam is great at full zoom in and also good at full flood. The body style of the light somewhat reminds me of the Solarforce L2. It has a forward/momentary rear switch, and also has very good/aggressive knurling!

https://www.amazon.com/Tactical-Flashlight-Anti-Scratch-Water-Resistant-...

It does have a dark spot when zoomed in-between fully in and fully out, this is my first TIR zoomie so I wasn’t used to that (or aware of the characteristic)

 

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Hey guys, I bought the jaxman z1 Oslon Black modded from this forum.. he is a light king. Will be getting it on Friday. Will update.
Sounds good, I did a quick search for a sale thread on it here to see what u got but came up empty. I’ve heard of Olson black but I don’t know about it, it’s special for thrower?

My mistake.. i said jaxman z1.. it is jax z1. Similar style.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/59095

OK thanks, yeah that sounds great, I probably would have jumped on the b158b had I seen the post.

 

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I ordered jaxman z1 too.. no time to waste.. they shipped it in 2 hours.. the light may take 10-19 days to get here…

Awesome! Please let us know some feed back here when you get it in!

 

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I got a walk with my Severe Cold yesterday.
Conclusions:
  • I love push pull zoomies! Who cares they are cooling-challenged and not completely waterproof? A slight hand movement directs the light where I want it, be it close or far and that’s much more important
  • I love TIR optics – you don’t lose so much light when zooming in
  • Out of focus this is a flooder, as expected. Focused it is not a thrower – small optics and low amount of light means that you don’t see far.
  • Only once I was disturebed by the ringy beam, when looking up close

Totally off-topic here (not about a zoomie) but your post got me poking around that Severe Cold shop, and this light is very intriguing to me. Even though I’m a big fan of knurling the light is appealing. I’m curious about the finish, (wondering if it’s clear anodize) also wondering if that’s a P60 drop-in.

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Mini-Portable-CREE-XML-L2-LED-Flashligh-High-Power-LED-Torch-Mini-Pocket-Portable-Lamp/1895124_32777186488.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.135d13ad0U2FfR

It shows 14500 in one of the photos but everywhere in the description it shows 18650
EDIT: Lemon from Severe Cold replied and confirmed it indeed is 18650, but he didn’t answer about P60 dropin.

 

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Agro wrote:
beam0 wrote:
Agro wrote:
I got a walk with my Severe Cold yesterday.
Conclusions:
  • I love push pull zoomies! Who cares they are cooling-challenged and not completely waterproof? A slight hand movement directs the light where I want it, be it close or far and that’s much more important
  • I love TIR optics – you don’t lose so much light when zooming in
  • Out of focus this is a flooder, as expected. Focused it is not a thrower – small optics and low amount of light means that you don’t see far.
  • Only once I was disturebed by the ringy beam, when looking up close

Argo, I’m sorry maybe I lost track, which light are you referring to?


Severe Cold

You can see it’s unavailable.
So it was when I wanted to buy it.
I contacted the seller and they re-listed it. So it may or may not still be possible to get one.

Lemon from Severe Cold replied about the zoomie:

Wink

“How many pieces do yo want,brother?

If you need much,we will special provide for you.

Hope to get your understanding.

Sincerely,

Lemon”

 

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beam0 wrote:
Agro wrote:
I got a walk with my Severe Cold yesterday.
Conclusions:
  • I love push pull zoomies! Who cares they are cooling-challenged and not completely waterproof? A slight hand movement directs the light where I want it, be it close or far and that’s much more important
  • I love TIR optics – you don’t lose so much light when zooming in
  • Out of focus this is a flooder, as expected. Focused it is not a thrower – small optics and low amount of light means that you don’t see far.
  • Only once I was disturebed by the ringy beam, when looking up close

Totally off-topic here (not about a zoomie) but your post got me poking around that Severe Cold shop, and this light is very intriguing to me. Even though I’m a big fan of knurling the light is appealing. I’m curious about the finish, (wondering if it’s clear anodize) also wondering if that’s a P60 drop-in.

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Mini-Portable-CREE-XML-L2-LED-Flashligh-High-Power-LED-Torch-Mini-Pocket-Portable-Lamp/1895124_32777186488.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.135d13ad0U2FfR

It shows 14500 in one of the photos but everywhere in the description it shows 18650
EDIT: Lemon from Severe Cold replied and confirmed it indeed is 18650, but he didn’t answer about P60 dropin.

FWIW… A few months ago Amazon had that light available as a $5 add-on item. I tried to add one onto my order but it sold out. It was still popping up on their www site as recently as a month or so ago.

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beam0 wrote:
Agro wrote:
beam0 wrote:
Agro wrote:
I got a walk with my Severe Cold yesterday.
Conclusions:
  • I love push pull zoomies! Who cares they are cooling-challenged and not completely waterproof? A slight hand movement directs the light where I want it, be it close or far and that’s much more important
  • I love TIR optics – you don’t lose so much light when zooming in
  • Out of focus this is a flooder, as expected. Focused it is not a thrower – small optics and low amount of light means that you don’t see far.
  • Only once I was disturebed by the ringy beam, when looking up close

Argo, I’m sorry maybe I lost track, which light are you referring to?


Severe Cold

You can see it’s unavailable.
So it was when I wanted to buy it.
I contacted the seller and they re-listed it. So it may or may not still be possible to get one.

Lemon from Severe Cold replied about the zoomie:

Wink

“How many pieces do yo want,brother?

If you need much,we will special provide for you.

Hope to get your understanding.

Sincerely,

Lemon”


Got the same talk with them.
"Liu Lemon" wrote:
How many pieces do you want?

"Me" wrote:
Just one.

"Me" wrote:
Though if you have more, there may be more friends who waited like me. If you want, I can alert them that there are last items available.

"Liu Lemon" wrote:
Dear Maciej,

Thanks for your message,brother~

If you purchase 2pcs,it will be better.

And It could be available now.

Thank you~

Sincerely,

Lemon


(the flashlight wasn’t available yet)
(some hours or days later it appeared available though. I ordered one)
"Me" wrote:

Dear Lemon, I see that it’s back in the store. In fact I already ordered one….I hope it’s not a problem as I really have little use for another. I have over 20 flashlights and just wanted this one because I got no experience with this type of optic.

The friend that I mentioned before has actually already received the light. He is very happy with body and optics (the latter is the most critical for me), but not so much with the driver. Just letting you know.

If you wish, I can spread the word about this light, I’m sure a couple of friends will buy it.


"Liu Lemon" wrote:
Dear Maciej,

OK,get it,brother~

We will ship it to you as quick as possible.
Thank you~

Sincerely,

Lemon

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I am somehow attracted to zoomies, but I see some are missing from the list: Xtar WK007, Severe cold, Fenix FD41, Fenix FD40, Fenix FD45, Brinyte B168, Brinyte B158B, Fenix Fd65. I can’t yet decide whether I like the wide of the TIR lens more than the throw of the aspherics Smile

BTW, has anybody been able to open Fenix FD40/41? I don’t quite like the 6500ish white, but I love the beam profiles.

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yasenf wrote:
I am somehow attracted to zoomies, but I see some are missing from the list: Xtar WK007, Severe cold, Fenix FD41, Fenix FD40, Fenix FD45, Brinyte B168, Brinyte B158B, Fenix Fd65. I can’t yet decide whether I like the wide of the TIR lens more than the throw of the aspherics Smile

BTW, has anybody been able to open Fenix FD40/41? I don’t quite like the 6500ish white, but I love the beam profiles.

Hi yasenf, the Xtar WK007, Fenix FD41, Brinyte B168, Brinyte B168B are all on the list, not sure why you’re not seeing them? (The list isn’t in any kind of order) Also the Odepro KL52 is on the list but now we can just get the 168B (same thing)

But yes those other 3 Fenix I didn’t list, thanks for pointing them out! I’ll add them as soon as possible.

The Severe Cold is showing “Sorry, this item is no longer available!” by the seller, but Argo bought one by asking, and I’ve contacted them and they said it’s available, (see posts above) However I’m waiting to see if they’re going to make the listing active again before I add it to the list so I can have a good link.

BTW, the photo you posted isn’t showing up for some reason.

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Also you may have already seen this but I wanted to post this thread about the FD40 with a lot of photos and comparison to the Zeusray, Warsun X65 and Jax Z1. But I didn’t see anything mentioned about disassembly, I guess that one’s been around for a a while:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/42376

Another relevant thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/57541

 

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Agro wrote:
I got a walk with my Severe Cold yesterday.
Conclusions:
  • I love push pull zoomies! Who cares they are cooling-challenged and not completely waterproof? A slight hand movement directs the light where I want it, be it close or far and that’s much more important
  • I love TIR optics – you don’t lose so much light when zooming in
  • Out of focus this is a flooder, as expected. Focused it is not a thrower – small optics and low amount of light means that you don’t see far.
  • Only once I was disturebed by the ringy beam, when looking up close
"Liu Lemon" wrote:

OK,get it,brother…………………………………….

Sincerely,
Lemon

So funny those messages… Big Smile

BTW the SevereCold reminded me slightly of this (P7.2) clone:
I didn’t add it to the list because it uses primary’s not Li-ion.
I think it has the same lens system as SevereCold?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-sale-P7-2-9407-Professional-Tactical-LED-Zoom-Flashlight-Torch-with-Free-3xAAA-Batteries/32794124171.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.15.38295475gdA13M&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10152_10065_10151_10344_10068_10130_10324_10342_10547_10325_10343_10546_10340_10548_10341_10545_10084_10083_10618_10630_10307_5711212_5722313_10313_10059_10534_100031_10629_10103_10627_10626_10624_10623_10622_10621_10620_10142_5711313,searchweb201603_38,ppcSwitch_2&algo_expid=2a480fb2-5f76-48f8-8994-04ba29770db2-2&algo_pvid=2a480fb2-5f76-48f8-8994-04ba29770db2&transAbTest=ae803_5&priceBeautifyAB=0

 

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beam0 wrote:

BTW the SevereCold reminded me slightly of this (P7.2) clone:
I didn’t add it to the list because it uses primary’s not Li-ion.
I think it has the same lens system as SevereCold?

The optics in the clones suck, they are far from as good as the real thing.
You can find a lot of tests and reviews on led lenser clones and none give the nice round spot with no spill and almost perfectly uniform wide-angle spill that the real TIR does.

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