“REVIEW”: On The Road i3 (2018/2019) - 16340 - Zoomable - 620 Lumens [Pic Heavy] - [***MODDED XPL-HI***]

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Not sure what will arrive, I just asked for a 16340. But I have several 16340 lights and can swap batteries.

If I EDC it or not, don’t know. But it’s fun to toy with.

Here’s a diagram, lux (arbitrary distance) vs. extension [mm]. Looks like a sigmoid. Is that plausible?

Edit: And btw., the i3 has as much throw as the 1000 lm S1RII. I know, it’s just a tiny square, but still…not bad for a light that otherwise can evenly illuminate a huge area and is as inefficient as zoomies are. Late night thoughts.

Hum, I am not sure if I understood the graphic well. Do you mean: lux increase if the flashlight is zoomed in/more focused? I am not sure if it can be represented that way, but yes, it increases a lot.
I did a small experiment: at around 1m from the luxmeter, on the lowest mode of the Z821 (zoomable).
Full flood: 3 lux
Zoomed to 0.5cm: 15 lux
Zoomed to 1cm: 93 lux
Full zoom: 109 lux
Not sure how this can be represented on a graphic, though Silly

I don’t have the S1RII, just the 1st version (modded) so I can’t compare, but I guess this may be better for some closer range or a longer one, because on the intermediate, the S1RII will probably better!

And yes, this light may be a bit gimmicky Big Smile

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The OTR Z821, reviewed here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/73990



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Last night I swapped the emitter in my On the Road I3. Previously I had a neutral white 4000K XPL HI 5D in it. This produced decent flood with fairly good throw. I replaced the emitter with an Oslon White 1. WOW! It’s super-throwy now! Amazing amount of throw for such a tiny light.

I’m not using the stock driver in this light. Not sure what driver I have in there. Might be a FET driver. Hopefully ok since its running off a tiny 16340 cell.

I also added a spare clip to the light.

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Firelight2 wrote:
Last night I swapped the emitter in my On the Road I3. Previously I had a neutral white 4000K XPL HI 5D in it. This produced decent flood with fairly good through. I replaced the emitter with an Oslon White 1. WOW! It’s super-throwy now! Amazing amount of throw for such a tiny light.

I’m not using the stock driver in this light. Not sure what driver I have in there. Might be a FET driver. Hopefully ok since its running off a tiny 16340 cell.

I also added a spare clip to the light.


Ahah, as long as the cell doesn’t deliver all the juice that the driver pushes you’re good Wink
Do you happen to have any beam of it? Innocent

And if I may ask, what clip did you put? Deep carry, screw-in?
In the i3 version I use a screw-in clip, but on the i3/M1 I am using Convoy T2’s clip for deep carry Wink

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MascaratumB wrote:
Hum, I am not sure if I understood the graphic well. Do you mean: lux increase if the flashlight is zoomed in/more focused?

Yes, but that’s clear. I found the shape of the function interesting. I did a measurement each millimeter.

Say, how did you get the reflector out? I’d like to implant a KW CSLPM1.TG and the driver you recommended. I tried forceps but it’s not moving. (got it)

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

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