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Rominsen RC-T601

Does anyone have this light?

 

 

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No but I'm glad you like it. 

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It really throws great for a light of this size.

 

 

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rikr wrote:

It really throws great for a light of this size.

Bought one couple of months ago. Didn't notice about the throw capabilities. will test it when I walk my dogs later on.btw, is it an authentic romisen? Can't find it on their website product list
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I couldn't find it either but it a bright cool looking light for the money.

 

 

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Shiningbeam carries it so that pretty much guarantees its genuine.

http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/the-113/**NEW**-Romisen-RC-dsh-T601-II/Detail

I'd be very interested in impressions on throw as I've been debating on this for my next purchase and I want a 1x18650 XM-L thrower.

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rikr wrote:

I couldn't find it either but it a bright cool looking light for the money.

+1. the light I can compare with is kd c8. The build and finishing is much better and has a thick wall on the host.I drop it twice onto the concrete ground from a height of about 1.8m. Still working fine.
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It's a great light it throws better than my TK21 U2 ....but it's rated at 1000L compared to the 468L of the TK21

 

 

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Just done testing it against x9.it beats kd c8 in throw.not much. My kd is with op reflector.x9 definitely out throw it in long range. Ampere reading 1.4A in high mode
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Will a X9 beat a X8 in throw?

 

 

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rikr wrote:

Will a X9 beat a X8 in throw?

There are several discussions on this issue here before. I can't come up with a conclusion.could be due to inconsistency of the driver on x9.suppose a x9 mod with a 2.8A KD driver will out throw x8.well, this is my view. I might be wrong. Just can't find time to change the driver in my x9. It's lying there for months.
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just bought this light off DD..came to 18$ after coupon code and my dino points..i've been eyeing this for awhile now..pleased at the price..

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pounder wrote:

just bought this light off DD..came to 18$ after coupon code and my dino points..i've been eyeing this for awhile now..pleased at the price..

 

anyone have a link to this light from Dino, I don't see it there? Thanks.

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saypat wrote:

pounder wrote:

just bought this light off DD..came to 18$ after coupon code and my dino points..i've been eyeing this for awhile now..pleased at the price..

 

anyone have a link to this light from Dino, I don't see it there? Thanks.

http://www.dinodirect.com/flashlight-led-5mode-1000lumens-cree.html?cur=CAD

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I purchased the 2-mode version from Shiningbeam on monday and it's currently in transit. I'm looking forward to this one, however, it's going to a friend Sad

 

I'm already anticipating this to be the best budget C8 of them all! Laughing

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Dunno if buy that, c8 or trustfire fk15 or other little thrower of same budget and dimension, my lights with bigger reflector are with P60 dropin  :~ ... Crying

what do you suggest?

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Got it today!

 

No pics today, sorry. 8pm and have to wake up at 4am...

 

First impressions are great!

If I put it as pro´s and cons:

+Good quality, leaps ahead of C8´s, real anodizing, no paintjob, LED centered, smooth reflector is flawless (even my 980L has flaws).

+Emitter has no blemishes, over 50% of my cheapo stuff has had dents or blemishes on emitter dome.

+Solid body, gotta be around 4mm thick. Good, quite tight battery fit.

+Good to hold with cigar hold

+Draws over 3 amps on high so thinking of direct drive.

+IMO puts out more dense spot than my 980L

+Better threads, clicky feels IMO more solid than in random C8´s, anodizing in tailcap threads so lock-out possible

+comes somewhat lubed

 

rants:

-Lens and reflector are a bit dusty, lens needs cleaning

-PWM is what you would expect, around the same level with 980L

-No tailstand

-Anti-roll on neck is not an antiroll, only when placed on the edge of the table

-Blinky-modes, as expected

-only one hole for lanyard ( see, I´m really trying to say something as a con).

-no knurling (but I like it the way it is)

 

To be short: if C8 is let´s say 4/5 stars, this is 5/5 on that scale, easy.

On the other hand, I would like to compare this more towards 908L than C8, this is IMO a class higher yet only 4$ more.

980L has sleeker desing but this aint bad either. "Anti-roll" on neck may get also negative votes.

Interior looks to be about the same structure-wise as basic C8 : not too bad to mod and believe it, this WILL be modded! 

 

Bottomline:

Feels solid, definitely higher quality class than C8, Good output, not throw-tested yet. A bit larger on length but not bad.

If going to get C8, just skip it if you can and get this!

 

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thanks CT..glad to hear it's good..I expected low PWM but didn't expect it to be a more dense hotspot than the 980l..hope mine arrives this week!

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Hi. Appreciate pictures when you get the time. Cheap Thrills, where did you order your light from?

 

thanks,

patrick

 

Pounder, yea, I hope you get your light this week also. I know you ordered from Dino and I'm planning to as well.

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Ordered from Dinodirect.

Trying to find time tomorrow for quick pics.

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Just bought two hoping to beastify them Smile

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ok

just posted 19 pics with explanation and then browser does the job....

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Here are the pics, too tired to write the darn thing again...

Ask guestions please, its too early morning again tomorrow to write it again *?##¤%"&?*#*¤%  !!!!

 

 

Edit: Ok, I´m up´n´running.

Set my clock to wake me 0400 instead of regular 0425 to get some thoughts here.

 

Here´s the side-by-side comparison with UF 980L.

UF has more aggressive bezel, yet is shorter in size.

980L for the reason I would compare this more to it than a random maker random spec C8...

 

There is no knurling on body but you can see 5 deeper grooves. They are quite grippy. If you use cigar hold like me, this should work well.

I take it from the grip ring near tailcap but with large hands, you can grip by using those grooves.

Anyway, since it has two of those rings, it does not need knurling much IMO. You can fit your palm in between those, gives a really solid grip and feel, really not slipping anywhere.

On the other hand, if you like smooth surfaces, you lose them with these rings.

Tail ring provides anti-roll, the one near head is not touching the ground when sideways, unless left on the edge of table. The dents in them are not "syncronized", so it might still roll.

 

ALL the threads are good for a budget light, lubed slightly. O-rings are big enough to make contact. Clicky is a solid feel one.

Over all, this is really a solid feeling thing for some 24$!!! Really one of those jawdroppers considering price/quality compared to those C8´s I´ve had.

 

Pulls 3+amps on high and the spot is smaller than in 980L, so will throw nicely. Beam is good no rants there.

 

 

The head, reflector.

Notice the dirt and debris, more later ->

LED is IMO centered enough, the interiors do not let the reflector to go far at all from center.

 

Headshots.

Some difference in size here also.

Notice the different shaped reflectors near the LED.

I like the less aggressive profile of bezel on Romisen.

 

Tailcap from inside. Bodytube has anodized threads so contact is made through the bottom.

 

Xtar 18700 inserted. You do notice the gap on right side but it is because on that side there is the minus-lead to PCB.

There is no batteryrattle at all. I have shaken this very hard and have had nothing, no mode skipping whatsoever.

It is not tight, it is just the right size!

Body tube has really flat machining, no ano. Allows lock-out and you have to twist it only 1/5 turn at max. 

 

 

Driver has some oxidation, not to worry, works well.

Maybe these have been sitting on the shelf? Save them, while they last.

 

 

Here´s a good one.

Tube has been thinned inside on the head-end.

Contact is not made by bodytube pressing to the pill but through threads. I had one C8, took pill out and screwed it too far against reflector and started wondering, why it is not working anymore? Impossible to make it happen here.

EDIT: this was possible only with a fake C8, my original C8 structure has that typical pill which can be bought as sparepart also.

 

 

Reflector, notice debris.

 

2nd shot.

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The LED.

Some dirt here also.

LED is a XM-L on 20mm star. Trasnparent insulation plastic there.

LED is quite centered, but there is a bit "generous" amount of that paste under it.

Definitelly a thick layer, I will scrap it off when changing emitter ( U2, T5 neutral, give feedback Wink ).

 

 Pill removed.

On pille (see up) there were really shallow grooves to turn it from with pliers.

Take a turn or two from bezel ring, after it´s loose, the pill will screw out just gently turning from the spring of the driver Big Smile

Not bad threads there, either...

Put some paste here, get that heat out from pill!

 

 

The amount of paste is ENOUGH!

 

 

Lens is a 40mm one, UCL anyone, is there a right size available? 8)

 

 

 

 

 

 Ok, ok... it is not 4mm body, I admit it.

But a good one still at almost 3mm of thickness. Should be a good mass to take same heat after head has warmed.

 

 

The pill itself. Have not taken the driver or led out, will take shots when operating it.

 

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Lenght of the pill

Wouldn´t it be nice to have this made in copper?!

At least I will check, how thick the plate the LED is sitting on is. I work in metal industry so I think I could get a lathe man to make something interesting there...

 

 

 

Reflector, it has NO FLAWS!

My 980L has three biggish blemishes. Very happy with this one. Smooth surface, no rants here.

Overall, this compares to me much more to 980L than C8. Ok, it is very plain looking maybe compared to fancier 980L but the quality is there.

Especially the reflector blemishes have dropped points on my 980L against this one. Threads are also better in this and so is battery fit.

980L is VERY tight pressing the batts with tailcap spring when using long ones, body tube is bigger etc... This is done properly.

 

Did I tell, a local battery maker (Lumilight) adjusted their batterys minus plate according to some pics I took of the old one used in 980L?

It had pressed the battery a dent. There was a "pretty plate" in minus end, not the usual PCB we tend to have, it was too weak so they changed it.

Got even 3 free batteries for a quickie review Smile

 

 

Size of reflector.

 

 

On the left edge of the reflector, notice that small bump.

That is the cause of all this debris inside lamp. The fit of reflector in head is really good, no rattles whatsoever, impossible to misplace. So, this small bump was absolutely too much to fit in. It had been jammed there a bit, so small particles were all over. All in all I feel good about fitment of parts, really nice fit for the price compared to my 4 C8 experiments.

 

 

My rants go to lowish PWM rate, blinky modes, thats about it.

It´s a good one, consider this very carefully if needing a "C8" style flashlight for just added 4$.

This one is from DD.

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thanks for the detailed pics

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yeah thanks! didn't expect to see the larger diameter reflector vs the 980l..

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Nice shots, Cheap Thrills. Looks like a quality light up close.

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How does the Romisen compare with the XinTD C8?  Are the brightness and throw comparable?

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UPDATED with comments.

Highly recommended, 4,5/5 and the half point is gone because of some debris, PWM and 5-mode blinky.

If you can take these things, it´s a good one. Anyway if compared to C8 it´s a no-brainer, if grip rings or general looks don´t argue against it.

Really a better overall quality or else all my 4 C8´s have just been bad ones.

 

First thing I noticed, this has real looking anodizing and not that paint feel like C8´s...

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anyone have any discount codes for Dino Direct to use on this light?

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