TK35 Clone $ 38,00 at cnqualitygoods

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But what i get is 24L, 65L, 240L and 540L.   That gives you a decent idea.

Thanks, that's what asked for. Just 540lm, question is - is it the emitter, inefficient driver or low current from the battery? I hope the last one.

Can't be low current, the cells are at 4.15V and are Sanyo 2600 unprotected (better current delivery than the XTAR 2600s).  I have Panasonic 3100 unpro, don't think it will make any diff.  Besides it is 2 cells and in series.

I can't do any current measurements.  The stuff is non-magnetic also, so no magnets.

45 seconds - 58.2 lux. 5 mins mark - 57.7 lux. 9 mins mark 57.4. 2.4% drop after 9 mins at 29 deg C ambient zero windspeed.   Very very little drop in output, stunning performance. Most probably driven to low 2A mark.  No issue doing 1hr in highest.

Put it this way, it is 20% down in output as compared to the UF-980L in a reflected ceiling bounce with the 980L driven to way past 3A. You'd be hard pressed to notice that in real life.

Now pull in the DRY CW in Turbo, now we are talking.

 

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 So the cell config is 2 cells in series? I thought it was in parallel. 

 I might not get it if it is in series

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advisable to get instead of fenix tk35?????

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advisable to get instead of fenix tk35?????

Depends on your budget, whether you are affected by PWM and thirst for HA?  For me I just might use this light very often due to the good ergonomics and pretty light weight (don't care about the looks), still pocketable. And because it's going to be in the pocket/banged around, after 6 months HA or no HA it's going to be about the same in looks aka used look. The HA is not Surefire or Elzetta/Malkoff, those will last much better.

The only thing that is going to still look perfect in really hard use needs to be like tegimented steel for eg on Sinn timepieces. (~ 1500 vickers)

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i think someone should compare this clone side by side with tk35 to get a better picture.

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harry25175 wrote:

i think someone should compare this clone side by side with tk35 to get a better picture.

Will do as soon i receive my clone. 2-4 weeks Sad

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One thing to remember, with quite a few TK35s, there is greenish yellow tint on the lowest mode.   My Jetbeam RRT-2 XM-L displays that as well.   TK70 is

This clone, absolutely none in low. Beautiful tint.   Shame on the PWM, if it were 500Hz like the Ultrafire U-80 it would have been great.  If its 1.7kHz like the UF-2100 then it'd have been perfect.

The UF-H3 is also about 130-150Hz though.

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Hmm. May have to order one lol. Thanks again 2100 for the quick review!

 

It says on the site that it comes with a holster. Does it? Is the holster similar to the original fenix tk35 holster?

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Tempted.

 

Very tempted!

 

And short of cash.

 

Do I really need to eat at the end of the month?

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Don wrote:

Tempted.

 

Very tempted!

 

And short of cash.

 

Do I really need to eat at the end of the month?

Who needs calories when you can have lumen...

 

 
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scheven_architect wrote:

Don wrote:

Tempted.

 

Very tempted!

 

And short of cash.

 

Do I really need to eat at the end of the month?

Who needs calories when you can have lumen...

 

Given that I weigh around 15kg more than I should....

 

Sounds like it is time for a diet...

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

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scheven_architect wrote:

Don wrote:

Tempted.

 

Very tempted!

 

And short of cash.

 

Do I really need to eat at the end of the month?

Who needs calories when you can have lumen...

http://www.mindpowernews.com/Breatharianism.htm

Big Smile

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M3TAL_L0RD wrote:

scheven_architect wrote:

Don wrote:

Tempted.

 

Very tempted!

 

And short of cash.

 

Do I really need to eat at the end of the month?

Who needs calories when you can have lumen...

http://www.mindpowernews.com/Breatharianism.htm

Big Smile

 

Smile

 

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Is the genuine battery carrier for the fenix tk35 available for sale? If so, tk35 clone + fenix battery carrier = less than fenix tk35? You could end up with a nice tint tk35 clone with decent driver if the batt carrier is reasonable money.
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Is the genuine battery carrier for the fenix tk35 available for sale? If so, tk35 clone + fenix battery carrier = less than fenix tk35? You could end up with a nice tint tk35 clone with decent driver if the batt carrier is reasonable money.
Not sure if both are compatible with one another. Do you know 2100?

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Not sure if both are compatible with one another. Do you know 2100?

Fenix will not sell spare parts without a valid serial number. Standard, as nobody will not take care of themselves first.  Smile

 

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BTW, that looks like 20mm star right?  Where can i get T6 or T5 NW LEDs? (3, 4 or 5xx tints are ok)

I only know illumination supply.   KD has a WW 20mm star though for 10 bucks.

WTF - it costs $23 bucks shipped!

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It's time for Ric to show up with an offer! It took sweet time to finally get a tk35 clone.

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They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

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2100 wrote:

BTW, that looks like 20mm star right?  Where can i get T6 or T5 NW LEDs? (3, 4 or 5xx tints are ok)

I only know illumination supply.   KD has a WW 20mm star though for 10 bucks.

WTF - it costs $23 bucks shipped!

Ric seems to have some: http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1302 

Just add one to your next order from CNQG :bigsmile:

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Ok purchased NW 3C star. This light is worth it.

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24L,65L, 240L, 540L so max in turbo mode only 540L?? far from stated on the spec??

 

what comes in the box? holster? landyard??

 

 

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Kd have one too

 

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums

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Kd have one too

42,47 usd

Link: http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S020017


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harry25175 wrote:

24L,65L, 240L, 540L so max in turbo mode only 540L?? far from stated on the spec??

 what comes in the box? holster? landyard??

 

You believe the spec of 130k cd from Fenix on the TK70 bro?   Smile You can check out the table i posted above.   BTW, my figures are OTF.

Anyway, i guess it's not a spec per se, it's just straight from Fenix.  Like if you buy a copy watch, would you believe the spec?  (it's a bit different for flashlights, but the concept is there).

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42,47 usd

Link: http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S020017

Cheaper by $2.50!  KD could be fast could be slow....something like DX.  But well if you are not in a hurry to play....it's alright.

Edit - actually cheaper by about 5.50 bucks because KD includes registered air mail for orders over what...25?

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So basically this item doesn't have the fenix output. I am expecting like 800lumens Smile I think if you change the driver, it can compete with tk35 one on one ...

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So basically this item doesn't have the fenix output. I am expecting like 800lumens Smile I think if you change the driver, it can compete with tk35 one on one ...

Yep, another "unfortunate" point for some i guess.  There are few lights (same emitter/40mm reflector form factor) which i know of gets you over 800L OTF though. Not even the U80/980L.  I don't have the TK35, so i can't give you relative readings.  The 980L with 3.8A at the tail (maybe slightly lower with the switch) gives me about 66-67 lux reflected ceiling bounce and dives below 60 after 1 minute.  This one is about 54-55 and holds there for a crazy 9 mins (and is able to sustain max output mode for over 1 hr - note i have done this 3X already once in 30 deg C heat not unlike your location in Padang/Indonesia and twice in 23 deg air-con environment).  The T40CS gives me 79 lux. Even the FF STL-V2 gives me 72.  

RRT-2 XM-L is 39.8L / rated 468 OTF (ANSI), it is 45 lux on my meter. TK70 is 218-220 reflected, rated 2200 OTF (ANSI).

Just some info from my experience. I don't 100% do manufacturer specs, but i do use it as an avenue for information....nothing more/nothing less.

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Come with a holster???
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Come with a holster???

Yeah, comes with an Ultrafire holster. Quite nice...somewhat hard cover for the flap.  Don't think KD gives you one.  

Also note that Ric usually stands by his pdts. He will not answer funny questions like if the lens is AR coated, if the coating is HA, what's the runtime, if this TK35 comes with a holster and stuff like that. Even if i ask him that he will not answer (you think that i get Super VIP preferential treatment, nope...think again).

But if your bezel is nicked, driver is faulty, lens is cracked, battery carrier is chipped, bezel is scratched replacement is instantly sent, no questions asked.  (And these are true stories). Try getting a replacement driver, spare black silicone cap, replacement bezel coz it was scratched from other vendors.

Even for Manafont i had quite a bit of difficulty! It's not their fault though, i understand.  (but it's also not mine man!)

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Here in padang is hotter... Smile 54lux... Is it the same as ultrafire C8? I am very tempting with this clone, but my concern now is only the output..

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