Nichia 219BT-V1, R9080 Warm White, 2700K is available

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I went ahead and went with the SST-20 4000k for the KR1. Decided to stay on theme of high-cri goodness. I couldn’t find almost anything on the web as far as photos of beam shots from this set up go. I hope I’m happy with it! Im sure I will be.

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JFJinCo, thank you for the scoop on the Osrams.

@Lojik, how do you carry your 21700’s? EDCing a 21700 in general seems pretty cumbersome, especially something in copper. Do you use cargo pockets? A pouch? Holster? Fanny pack? I’m curious. I don’t know anything about this SBT90.2! I’m gonna have to look it up. The D18 looks incredible, and is absolutely something I’m going to have to get eventually. And I think your spot on, that it would serve me well for lots of purposes. I don’t mind a big light. If it’s not something I expect to EDC, then as long as it fits in a backpack or cargo pockets I’m into it. I was using 2D and 3C maglites not too many trips around the sun ago. Speaking of, I think it’s weird that there’s so few larger elongated light options these days, like 2× 21700 end on end. Stuff like that. But with all that said, I’m probably not going to get a D18 yet. The KR1 comes in at about half the price, and I’ve already spent so much on the D4V2 and the DT8.

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So lemme see if I’m in the ballpark with the emitter options for the KR1:

W1- throwiest option, only cool white, tighter hotspot than W2
W2- brighter, with likely a more functionally spread out hotspot than the W1, but faster battery drain
SST-20- pretty throwy, good balance of cri and power, good tint at higher power, bad (green) at lower power
SST-40- ?
XP-L Hi-?

Not sure how the last two compare to the rest. I have read that the XP-L Hi have better tints than the SST-20 and they have a good color range, but aren’t as throwy and aren’t hi-cri except the warmest one. And I think the SST-40 is what’s in my Warrior Mini, but in a gross 6500k. If I were to use the KR1 most often for shorter durations, and almost always at turbo or high, for the purposes listed in my previous post, am I correct in thinking that an SST-20 would serve me well? Or should I consider the XP-L Hi? Or just go with the Osram for MAXIMUM THROOOOW?

Thanks!

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Mark M, jon_slider’s explanations and pictures have been clutch in helping me pick what emitters I want in my first Hank lights! I just wanted to second what you said. I know nothing, but I do know that that s*** has been extremely helpful to this noob.

DrDevil, I was initially going to get the sandblasted Ti D4V2, but I emailed him first and he said that he was out, but that a reseller jlhawaii808 had them in stock. I don’t know if he’s out of the antique brass or not, but I probably would have emailed him first. Btw, it looks like jlhawaii808 does have antique brass D4V2 in stock.

I’ve done some beamshots with the KR1 with Osram NM1 (W1), KR1 with Osram PM1 (W2), and KR1 with XPL-Hi 8B (2850k 80CRI)

Longer distance beamshots (~150 meters / 400 feet for opposite building)
1) Noctigon KR1 (Osram NM1 W1) beamshot:

2) Noctigon KR1 (Osram PM1 W2) beamshot:

3) Noctigon KR1 (XPL-Hi 8B 2850k) beamshot:


side-by-side beamshots (shorter distance ~18m / 60ft from opposite wall)
a) KR1 (Osram NM1 W1) [left] vs KR1 (Osram PM1 W2) [right]

b) KR1 (Osram PM1 W2) [left] vs KR1 (XPL-Hi 8B) [right]

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Hank I’m torn between the k1 and the k9.3.Any advice on which i.I should purchase

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Oooooh I may have gotten really lucky! According to this post on r/Hanklights, the current bin of SST-20 4000k that Hank has is FD2, which should have a much better tint than the recent bad batch. Fingers crossed! Could I really have gotten lucky enough to start collecting Hanklights right when he gets a big batch of 219b in, and when he gets a good batch of SST-20 4000k??

Btw, thanks for those beam shots, d_t_a!

Edit: Hank did confirm that it’s FD2 bins that are in stock currently, if that helps anyone else make a tough emitter decision Thumbs Up

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Thanks!

[FLF] Five Light Friday https://budgetlightforum.com/node/78749

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

My Sft40 beamshots / comparison thread: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/78100

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Hank, can I order D4V2 with 219B SW45K as a mule with 8 LEDs? If possible, how much is the surcharge? Thank you. Smile

So was this possible?

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:
Hank, can I order D4V2 with 219B SW45K as a mule with 8 LEDs? If possible, how much is the surcharge? Thank you. :)
So was this possible?

بدقسمتي سان مون کي جواب نه مليو آهي. Sad

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qandeel wrote:
Lux-Perpetua wrote:
Hank, can I order D4V2 with 219B SW45K as a mule with 8 LEDs? If possible, how much is the surcharge? Thank you. Smile
So was this possible?

بدقسمتي سان مون کي جواب نه مليو آهي. Sad

I had to translate that. Thank you Big Smile

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What did the translation say?

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Sorry for posting in Sindhi. I wrote: Unfortunately, I did not get any answer.

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Anybody know what Hank’s Order to ship times are doing at the moment, all my lights from him have been 2 days between, am up to 4 almost 5 now and haven’t seen anything. We’re making him busy I suspect?

D4V2 x 2 - XP-L HI V2 5D 4000K
D4SV2 x 2 - SW35 / W2
D18 - 2700K/4000K outer and W2 inner
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I ordered a D4v2 a couple hours after the 219b was listed (about six days ago) and the order is still “processing”. Just have to be patient; I’m sure he’s busy with the influx of orders since the availability of the 219b.

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We have one item in the UK warehouse (actually it’s for one Germany customer, but it did not pass the Germany customs due to Brexit).

D4V2, cyan, raised switch retaining ring, XP-L HI 4000K, V2 5D, with extra 10623 frosted optic, the original price is $60.67, now, half of the price, $30, for UK customers only.

https://intl-outdoor.com, Noctigon, Emisar, flashlight components.

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Hank Wang wrote:
We have one item in the UK warehouse (actually it’s for one Germany customer, but it did not pass the Germany customs due to Brexit).

D4V2, cyan, raised switch retaining ring, XP-L HI 4000K, V2 5D, with extra 10623 frosted optic, the original price is $60.67, now, half of the price, $30, for UK customers only.


Yes please!

How do I purchase this? I can’t find the UK warehouse on the website.

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Hank, is there any chance to offer more (even exotic) emitter options in the future? I am pretty sure than many of your customers have become loyal completists/collectors of your lights.

My wish list...(to be concluded)

Emitter options:

  • Nichia E21A 1800K R9080 or R9050...this is as close to real candlelight as it gets
  • Samsung LH351D (2700K - 6500K, 70CRI - 90CRI)...whereas 90CRI will most likely be favored by most people
  • Luminus SFT40 6500K 70CRI (or even 5000K once available)...would work great in KR1 or K1
  • Cree XP-L2 4000K - 5000K...yes, it has horrible tintshift but it's still one of the most efficient emitters and underneath a frosted 10623 or 10624 the artifacts should disappear
  • Cree XHP50.3 HI 3V...once it becomes available
  • Cree XP-P...a good opponent to Osram's KW CSLNM1.TG but hopefully available in warmer tints (< 6000K)

Accessories/Miscellaneous:

  • How about shipping your lights with an Andúril 2 UI diagram, printed on a card or sheet of paper? I made a general one and some customized ones for Sofirn. I could easily derive one that reflects any of your customizations (e.g. direct access to Turbo from Advanced UI). Or you could simply put it onto your website next to the nice pictures of the light. Wink Let me know if you are interested.

For reference...the custom-made Andúril 2 UI diagram for Sofirn's SP36 (Pro) / Q8 (Pro) models

  • Optional greenish AR-coated lenses (to lower the Duv value and get a more rosy-white tint on LEDs with tendency to greenish-white above the BBL)

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TMaxxJJ wrote:
Hank Wang wrote:
We have one item in the UK warehouse (actually it's for one Germany customer, but it did not pass the Germany customs due to Brexit). D4V2, cyan, raised switch retaining ring, XP-L HI 4000K, V2 5D, with extra 10623 frosted optic, the original price is $60.67, now, half of the price, $30, for UK customers only.
Yes please! How do I purchase this? I can’t find the UK warehouse on the website.

Maybe I should apply for UK citizenship, lol. Too many good bargain deals from Hank these days but I live in the wrong country. Big Smile

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

TMaxxJJ wrote:
Hank Wang wrote:
We have one item in the UK warehouse (actually it’s for one Germany customer, but it did not pass the Germany customs due to Brexit). D4V2, cyan, raised switch retaining ring, XP-L HI 4000K, V2 5D, with extra 10623 frosted optic, the original price is $60.67, now, half of the price, $30, for UK customers only.
Yes please! How do I purchase this? I can’t find the UK warehouse on the website.

Maybe I should apply for UK citizenship, lol. Too many good bargain deals from Hank these days but I live in the wrong country. Big Smile


Haha, there’s only been three. But the previous two were too cool for my tastes!
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I want a hank-light so bad but don’t know what to get or where to start! I don’t ‘need’ anything I have over 50 lights but I just want something good. Is the D4V2 with nichia 219b 3000k the way to go? I’d even get it in brass, maybe copper. What’s got a real nice tint & is just an awesome Hank light? I bought 2 dive lights last night so I’m on a binge.

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Is Hank still doing backlit switches on Al D4V2’s? I don’t see the option on the website. I’m assuming you request by email?

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You need to request by email.

To make sure it’s still possible, email before you place the order to confirm.

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Important question (to me, at least):

Will a double wrapped 18650 fit in my new “Hanklights”? I’m about to purchase a bunch of 3000mAh 15A 18650’s. I’ve had really good luck with Epoch batteries (which is the 18650batterystore.com house brand), and they’re all rewraps of the best batteries out there. Their 3000mah 15A battery is just a rewrapped 30q, but is on sale right now and of course the double wrapping offers better protection. In fact the ones Mooch tested performed a little better than the 30Q’s. So I would like to buy a bunch while they’re on sale, but wanted to make sure the extra wrapping wouldn’t cause fit problems. To be clear, the are NOT protected, just double wrapped. The website gives the approximate measurement as 18.25mm x 65.05mm. Mooch gives a rough diameter estimate of 18.5mm.

Will these fit just fine?

Thanks!!

Edit: Never mind, although I couldn’t find the specs for the inside diameter of the cell tube, I feel like I can safely assume these cells will work. They’re $3 cheaper than the 30Q’s right now on while they’re on sale, so I’m gonna scoop a bunch up. I can easily see myself getting a D18 or that new Convoy 4×18A SBT90.2 sometime in the near future, or else the BLF Sofirn LT1, so the extras will be nice to have. I guess I need to check if any of those require button tops. But even if that’s the case, I at least have 4x PANASONIC/SANYO NCR18650GA’s that Lion Wholesale put button tops on. Those are some fantastic cells for lights that don’t need 15A. Pretty much the same as the 30E’s I guess.

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Man I’m really, really interested in a soda can light now. But there’s so many cool options, and not just from Hank. I just saw the configuration for the D18 that’s w2’s in the middle, and a mix of 2700k/4000k sst-20’s on the outer ring. Pretty dope light.

Does anyone have any emitter configuration recommendations for the D18? Also, what are y’alls thoughts on the best/coolest/most-doperest can light to buy for under $150? Even just a regular 18x sst-20 D18 is tempting, knowing the bins he has right now are good. But now I’m reading about all these other awesome can lights like the Astrolux MF01S, and the Convoy 4×18A. Anyone have any other suggestions?

This is quickly becoming an all-consuming obsession. Consuming all my money, to be specific, lol. I don’t mind it consuming my focus and energy. That’s the fun part.

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I have the W2/ss2700/4000 combo and I like it. Means it’s good to use around home but really kicks like a mule when you need it. Can take photos/video if you like.

D4V2 x 2 - XP-L HI V2 5D 4000K
D4SV2 x 2 - SW35 / W2
D18 - 2700K/4000K outer and W2 inner
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Dude! I just saw a video that really showed some good perspective of how portable the D18 is. I really want one now. It’s honestly a little bit of a bummer that it doesn’t use flat tops like everything else, but oh well. I am so close to adding one to my ever-increasing order.

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Also, everyone else may have already known thjs, but I didn’t:
Hank emailed me back in response to my question about adding a backlit button to the regular aluminum D4S2 and said that it is still an option.

I also inquired if it was an option in the D4SV2’s, and he said that it is not an option.

Just FYI.

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I have the W2/ss2700/4000 combo and I like it. Means it’s good to use around home but really kicks like a mule when you need it. Can take photos/video if you like.

Yeah, man! I’d love to see some pics. Thank you for offering! There’s a good video I found on Reddit/YouTube. Is that configuration as voracious for battery life as I hear?

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Pulled the trigger on a D4SV2 with 4x W2, and a D18 with 18x SST-20 4000k. But on Hank’s site, the only option for D18 optics is “floods optics instead of default type $1.99”. There’s not a way to select default optics. Does anyone know anything about this? I emailed Hank, but I figured I’d ask here too. I’m hoping it’s just an error on the site. I ordered the light anyway and emailed Hank requesting default optics.

I now have the following five lights headed my way:

•D4V2 w/ 4× 219b sw45k (full copper with amber switch backlight)
•DT8 w/ 8× 229b sw35 (dark gray with warm white switch backlight)
•KR1 w/ SST-20 4000k [FD2 bin] (dark gray w/ SS bezel)
•D4SV2 w/ 4x W2 (green w/ SS bezel)
•D18 w/ 18 SST-20 4000k (Black w/ hopefully default optics)

I’m in the 5x Hanklight club!
I think I made some good, diverse choices. Just don’t judge me on my obsessiveness. It’s a little embarrassing I went all in so fast and bought 5x lights before even having the first one in my possession. With that said, I’ve done my research, and there’s so many people that vouch for these lights and so many posts and YouTube videos and stuff about them I feel like I’ve made a pretty safe bet.

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I wonder how much longer Hank‘s supply of 219Bs will last, lol. Following those many enthusiastic posts here and on Reddit we can only hope he‘s got a whole reel on stock. Big Smile

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PineyTinecones wrote:
Pulled the trigger on a D4SV2 with 4x W2, and a D18 with 18x SST-20 4000k. But on Hank’s site, the only option for D18 optics is “floods optics instead of default type $1.99”. There’s not a way to select default optics. Does anyone know anything about this? I emailed Hank, but I figured I’d ask here too. I’m hoping it’s just an error on the site. I ordered the light anyway and emailed Hank requesting default optics. .

Hank messaged me the follow a few days ago:

“…currently, there is only the floody optics for D18 in stock…”

I replied asking when the default narrow optics would be back in stock. No reply to this question in the last few days although he as been on BLF as recently as 5 hours ago.

That is all I know.

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Nite Shadow wrote:
PineyTinecones wrote:
Pulled the trigger on a D4SV2 with 4x W2, and a D18 with 18x SST-20 4000k. But on Hank’s site, the only option for D18 optics is “floods optics instead of default type $1.99”. There’s not a way to select default optics. Does anyone know anything about this? I emailed Hank, but I figured I’d ask here too. I’m hoping it’s just an error on the site. I ordered the light anyway and emailed Hank requesting default optics. .

Hank messaged me the follow a few days ago:

“…currently, there is only the floody optics for D18 in stock…”

I replied asking when the default narrow optics would be back in stock. No reply to this question in the last few days although he as been on BLF as recently as 5 hours ago.

That is all I know.

Well crap. I figured it was an error on the site. I figured wrong. Do y’all think it’s a bad move to go with the floody optic for this light? Should I just cancel the order and wait for the default optic to get back in stock? I guess I could also just keep the order and ask him to just wait to make it and ship it until it came back in stock if it was going to be sometime real soon.

Would the floody optic be cool, or nah?

Edit: Btw, thanks for the heads up, Nite Shadow. I appreciate it!

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I bought replacements in 2019 for mine (D18) and it wasn’t cheap. Now the price of these has gone up 2-3x and they are OOS most places. Hopefully he has a different source.

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I bought replacements in 2019 for mine (D18) and it wasn’t cheap. Now the price of these has gone up 2-3x and they are OOS most places. Hopefully he has a different source.

That’s a bummer. I tried to search for a review of the floody optics, but no one seems to have them and everyone suggests default because it already has a lot of flood. I searched with confirmation bias, hoping I’d find something that would say it would be a desirable setup, but no luck. I might just see if Hank will refund that part of my order. Shame, because I wanted to get a D18 while I was sure his SST-20’s had good tint

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