NIGHTWATCH NSX3 9900lm 21700 LED Flashlight NS53A 6500K 9900lm

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Is it cool white? Or?

EDC-Mateminco MT04 XHP50 nw,Sofirn If-25A cw,Sofirn SCO PRO nw

Headlamp-Thrunite TH30 nw

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The coolest!

Kidding aside, it’s available anywhere from 3000k to 6500k but the crazy 9900 lumen version is only available in 6500k. I’d love a warmer lumen monster but this thing is so silly the tint and CRI don’t really matter, at least to me. I have other lights for quality, this one is all quantity.

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So this is the brightest single cell LED flashlight? Surpassed the Fireflies E07 

There's also the Nitecore tm9k but it's about double the cost.
Closer to triple. I did get one of them, when it became apparent that I can’t get this item after waiting a few weeks or more. I emailed Neil, asking if this light is in stock and ready to ship, no reply yet. Also, this light should have a little bit more throw than the Nightcore. I want to do a side-by-side comparative review of this light and the Nightcore, but I can’t get my hands on this light. 

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richbuff wrote:

California_Prepper wrote:
ChibiM wrote:

So this is the brightest single cell LED flashlight? Surpassed the Fireflies E07 


There’s also the Nitecore tm9k but it’s about double the cost.
Closer to triple. I did get one of them, when it became apparent that I can’t get this item after waiting a few weeks or more. I emailed Neil, asking if this light is in stock and ready to ship, no reply yet. Also, this light should have a little bit more throw than the Nightcore. I want to do a side-by-side comparative review of this light and the Nightcore, but I can’t get my hands on this light. 

How much did you pay for the tm9k? It’s on Nitecores website for $159 right now. I want to say when it first came out it was above $200 but I don’t recall the exact amount.

A side by side comparison would be awesome.

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 It would be, but I can’t, because the Nightwatch item is not available from two suppliers who cheerfully and promptly answer my emails.

I paid 200 for mine, but I got a few extras along with it including a two-year stateside maintenance warrantee.

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Nice! Hopefully you are able to get your hands on a Nightwatch shortly

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I don't have the NS53A, but I got an NS43 (3x SST40-6500k), and it does output a lot of brightness in Turbo mode -- practically rivalling the Astrolux MF01-Mini on Turbo mode.

 

This is just the NS43, so I can just imagine how the NS53A will perform...

 

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Could someone send a photo of the head of their flashlight from the spring side? I want to see what the NS53A driver looks like because mine just arrived and I’m almost entirely sure I got the NS53 and not the A version. It doesn’t have a strobe and has mode memory. (Not turbo from off)

My strobe is hidden behind a triple click. I do have the 53 version and not the 53A. Could someone still send a photo of the 53A’s driver please?

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Could someone send a photo of the head of their flashlight from the spring side? I want to see what the NS53A driver looks like because mine just arrived and I’m almost entirely sure I got the NS53 and not the A version. It doesn’t have a strobe and has mode memory. (Not turbo from off)

My strobe is hidden behind a triple click. I do have the 53 version and not the 53A. Could someone still send a photo of the 53A’s driver please?

I ordered a NS53A, I hope that’s what I got. Here’s a picture down the tube. The tube is very tight, like it’s glued. https://imgur.com/a/33hvx68

It turns on at the lowest mode. Turbo is double half-press from any mode. Triple click for strobe
modes are: very low – low – medium – high

*edit- added a picture of the box too ‘NS53’

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nuemtol wrote:
Sunnysunsun wrote:
Could someone send a photo of the head of their flashlight from the spring side? I want to see what the NS53A driver looks like because mine just arrived and I’m almost entirely sure I got the NS53 and not the A version. It doesn’t have a strobe and has mode memory. (Not turbo from off)

My strobe is hidden behind a triple click. I do have the 53 version and not the 53A. Could someone still send a photo of the 53A’s driver please?

I ordered a NS53A, I hope that’s what I got. Here’s a picture down the tube. The tube is very tight, like it’s glued. https://imgur.com/a/33hvx68

It turns on at low. Turbo is double half-press from any mode. Triple click for strobe

I got the same light with the same looking driver and same modes. My box said NS53 on it. In the description on Neal’s website it says the NS53A has turbo mode as the first mode and double click should be strobe, not turbo like the light you and I got. I believe we both received the 53 and not the 53A then.

My tube was very tightly screwed into the head, the bezel was even tighter. No glue though, just twisted very far.

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I also ordered the NS53A, I’m sure I got the same light you guys did, the NS53 as the UI is just like is stated for the NS53. My plain white box had NS53 scribbled on it in black marker. I emailed Nealsgadgets but it looks like they are on Chinese holiday until the 3rd. What a pain to have to mail something back etc…

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I took a pic of mine but don’t know how to post pics here lol

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I’ll email you a pic if you’d like pm me your email

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I can tell you based on the link of the other pic, they do not look the same

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California_Prepper wrote:
I can tell you based on the link of the other pic, they do not look the same

Upload it to www.imgur.com and copy paste the link here.
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My fav light guy finally got this item! I am ordering three or four of these hot little red line screamers. I am so excited, because I have been waiting to get this light!

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I got mine quite some time ago. I'm currently camping, as a group of us were sitting around the campfire, I took this pocket beast out and put it on turbo. The comment I received by most was "that's ridiculous" This thing puts out a massive wall of light. I can easily light up our entire campground and even the adjacent campground about 80 yards+ away. One thing I can confirm, even in low temperatures like 40 degrees farenheit, this thing heats up QUICK. The head becomes too hot to touch between a minute or two. After two minutes the body starts to get pretty warm but can still be handled if held near the bottom. This light packs a punch.

 

That's sounds  like  every hot rod light I have so not really a big deal.  I never leave them on turbo more than 10 seconds anyway. Just  enough time to show off to my wife is all I need.

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I also ordered the NS53A, I’m sure I got the same light you guys did, the NS53 as the UI is just like is stated for the NS53. My plain white box had NS53 scribbled on it in black marker. I emailed Nealsgadgets but it looks like they are on Chinese holiday until the 3rd. What a pain to have to mail something back etc…

I wonder if Neal ran out of NS53As because they were so much more popular than the NS53 and is simply selling the NS53 as the NS53A now. I don’t know of anyone who bought the 53 version over the 53A so there’s no way to verify if this is indeed a new, upgraded NS53 as M4D M4X said or the same old one that has always been on sale.

If it is the same old NS53 that has always been on sale, why didn’t they just add an A to the box to sell the illusion?

If it’s indeed a new version of the NS53 which is meant to replace the NS53A, why is there no clarification on the website?

It looks like there’s 3 of us in this thread who ordered an NS53A and paid the extra $4-5 and received the NS53

This is what the driver of the NS53A looks like from Neal’s site and also what was sent to me. Mine does not look like this.

This is a photo from banggood which only sells the NS23 and NS43, the drivers look like this

And this (in the background)

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ChibiM wrote:

So this is the brightest single cell LED flashlight? Surpassed the Fireflies E07 

Vinh tested the NSX3 at 8000 lumens. I tested the XP-L HI version of the E07 from 7000-7500 lumens so it’s just a bit brighter but the XP-L HI beam and tint on the E07 is way better than the XHP50.2. The TM9K is an interesting light but I think the XP-L2 also have tint shift problems but it’s got USB-C recharge but lack of tail standing. The TM9K is a tempting light for sure.

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I just got the NSX3 3 x XHP 50.2, with driver VnX4 and Vinh measured  9,000 turn-on lumens. 30 seconds: 8,000 lumens and 375 meters, 35Kcd.

Small white room ceiling bounce to my eyes shows no discernible brightness difference between this and the TM9Kvn with small boost that Vinh measured 30 seconds 9,120 lumens and 297 meters.

The NSX3 3 x XHP 50.2 appears to have a moderately broad hotspot, the TM9K appears to have a very, very broad hotspot, if the term 'hotspot" can be used at all. The NSX3 has a little bit more throw.

Tint: tint is highly subjective, so I will only state that I see nothing notable about the tint of either light.

Similarities: Both share same cell, very similar weight, length, body and head diameter, rear switch location and very similar max output. Both lights provide astonishing output for lights in this size classification.

Differences: Reflector configuration, depth of cooling fins, and method of charging the cell.

Can't decide? Get both! Smile

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anyone have the sustained “Hi” mode lumens? It’s nice to wow people, but I’m real world usage probably sustained “Hi” is still impressive?

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I love my triple XHP50.2 NSX3! I wear the Helikon-Tex UTS shorts and it fits perfect in the front thigh AR15 pocket. For its small size it puts out an amazing amount of light! I will Duracoat it with skull stencils when I paint my Glocks to match. I am now waiting for the FW21 Pro to become available. 10k light in what looks to be a slightly smaller form. Thumbs Up

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I really like my NSX53 triple XHP 50.2 a lot. The only problem that I have with the NSX53 triple XHP50.2 is that I can not get any more of them. The supply has been zero for a few months now, and my fav light guy says that resupply is not yet in sight/unknown.

I have not yet posted in the Want To Buy section, nor have I yet posted a Recommend Me A Light post, to seek currently owned specimens, or alternative single cell 3 x XHP 50.2 with head diameter about 1.7 inch/43mm, because I am still holding onto hope that this light will reappear.

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Thank you for the link. Availability: None, for a few months.  :Crying:

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https://www.nealsgadgets.com/products/nightwatch-nsx3-led-flashlight?var...

 

 

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Guys, I have a Samsung 40T but that is 30A.
Am I best to get a 30T which has 35A or does it not make a difference?
I have the Nightwatch coming soon BTW.

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kirksherratt wrote:
Guys, I have a Samsung 40T but that is 30A. Am I best to get a 30T which has 35A or does it not make a difference? I have the Nightwatch coming soon BTW.

 

40T is what I have in my NSX53, as was recommended.  One gives a little bit more peak performance, and the other one gives a little bit more run time. But the difference is not noticeable, either way is OK. By the way, where did you order from, and do they have any more ready to ship? 

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I ordered from NeilsGadgets but haven’t got a shipping number so I suppose he will be waiting on a load coming in before he ships. It doesn’t say out of stock anywhere but that doesn’t mean much with Neil.

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I wish we, as a community, would crack down on these stupid Chinese putting out “next mode memory” and other crap lights. That’s why I don’t buy anything without two switches or some kind of electronic switch to properly assign activation.

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I am impressed from that light and want it Cash The problem is which model to choose XHP50.2 6500K or SST40-5000K, i preffer NW but xhp model have great WOW effect which is nice. But in practice I also need to have some bright and compact flood light with decent throw maybe around 200 meters which can deliver 2-3k lumens for longer time. The NSX seems to have good body heatsinking for that. I want to used it on my bike for MTB in nights in hot summer. Mybe I will make it my own driver with bistro. Also because I also waited for FW21pro or new triple Astrolux with XHP50.2 the reasonable choice maybe will be SST40 variant. What do you think about that?

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