New TrustFire F25. Nice looking but ¿old led? flashlight

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As it arrived

Box Shot

 

Package with cutouts for accessories

Intrnal

 

The light

Trustfire F25

 

Alongside an Ultrafire C3 SS

2 lights

 

Head to head, the heads are the same diameter though the C3 head is a millimetre or so longer

head to head

 

Standing up

twolights

 

Beside some 14500 cells

length

 

Tailcap

tailcp

 

Inside tailcap

inner tailcap

 

Major assemblies

Main parts

 

Inside the body tube

Inner Tube

 

LED end - note the smooth reflector which is unusual. Beam is good though.

LED

 

Effect of that green GITD O ring at the front.

O ring effect

 

F25 and C3 heads

Twow heads

 

F25 with C3 head lego

Lego 1

 

F25 body with C3 head and tailcap

Lego 2

 

More C3 and F25 Lego. Each one has the other's head and tailcaps. Both work.

Lego 3

 

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Trustfire on the left, Ultrafire C3 on the right

F25 and C3

For someone used to XR-E LEDs the beam is incredible for a smooth reflector.

 

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Awesome pics as usual Don.  I'm starting to really like the TrustFire F25 even more so when I see pictures of it.  It's a very sharp and shiny (I really like shiny :bigsmile: ) looking light.  Maybe it can ease the pain of me losing my F23.....maybe.  Wink

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That does look mighty nice. I wish the runtime were better on low, though.

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Where did you order your F25 from Don? I wouldn't expect the light to be shipped with that packaging from many sites. 

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mizjif wrote:

Where did you order your F25 from Don? I wouldn't expect the light to be shipped with that packaging from many sites. 

 

Lightake

 

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The numbers that were here were wrong. they will be redone properly in the review thread. Operator's assistant error was responsible followed by operator not paying enough attention to what the assistant had trodden on.

The assistant

Monsterdog

 

The throw is respectable and the beam isn't bad at all.

 

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Don have you got the NiMH and 14500 mixed up?

Trustfire F25 High AA NiMH 82 71 65 6870

Trustfire F25 High 14500 141 128 119 3530

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I don't have a lightbox to mesure that correctly, but I compared it with my other lights. I believe the Trusfire F25 does a little more than this 141 lm on a 14500. My guess is around 200 lumens. Ok, there is no proof it is a real R2, but even if it is a Q5, it still (over) drives it at 1300 mA . So, the out put cannot be that low.

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I've deleted a few of my comments on the measurements as they were wrong. See the review thread here for correct numbers

 

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

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

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