[4K Review] JETBEAM JET-RRT01 RAPTOR, didn't quite hit the heights of the RRT03...

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[4K Review] JETBEAM JET-RRT01 RAPTOR, didn't quite hit the heights of the RRT03...

A lot of people wanted me to review this light, personally I don’t get the hype….

My 4K Lumen Whore Reviews (MS18, X70, MS12, DX80, X80-GT, X45vn etc) - http://www.youtube.com/c/FLASHAHOLIC_TV

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Thanks for the review Wink
Can I ask why you “don’t get the hype” about this light?
Yeah is not bright as the RRT03, but it is also not so gimmick as it’s sibling! Ughh

I’d prefer the RRT01 Raptor than the RRT03 in this case.

But I am suspicious as I already have 2 old RRT01s Big Smile Innocent

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CRI any good for CW or NW version of RRT01 Raptor?

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Interesting. From the Flashaholic’s video, his RRT-03 has a yellower beam than his RRT-01.

Mine’s the opposite: yellow-green beam on my neutral RRT-01 and a much superior rosy-tinted beam on the RRT-03.

Overall, between the two lights, I prefer the RRT-03. The tint, output and size are all superior on the RRT-03.

That said, the RRT-03 does have a gaping hole in its design…. no moonlight mode. I think I’d have preferred to have the main control be stepless like in the old Nitecore SRT-3

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Can anyone pleaae show how mcpcb looka like on RRT03?

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TimMc wrote:
CRI any good for CW or NW version of RRT01 Raptor?

No. They are both 70 CRI. I think it’s a mistake but Jetbeam never replied when I let them know the Nichia NW is 70 CRI

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I heard that the Jetbeam RRT-03 is a 3 mode light,

NOT a Stepless Rotary like the RRT-01 we all know and Love Love

Is that True?

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jon_slider wrote:
I heard that the Jetbeam RRT-03 is a 3 mode light,

NOT a Stepless Rotary like the RRT-01 we all know and Love Love

Is that True?

Yes. Flashaholics has a video review of that as well.

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thanks
I want to understand what use pattern might not find the Infinitely Variable Stepless Rotary UI useful.

I think it has to do with outdoor walking use. Floody is nice when youre moving, easier that watching a little hotspot bob around.. otoh, when sitting still, a small hotspot can be enough, and very convenient, at lower lumen levels.

the benefits of ultra low modes dont apply to an outdoor walk. It applies more to my indoor close range application. I enjoy using a small dim hotspot in the middle of the dark.

I have triples and singles on Infinitely Variable Stepless Rotaries.. I dont use my triples much. I should walk more…

question
The lowest mode on the RRT-03 is showing as 85lumens on battery junction.. is that right?

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jon_slider wrote:

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The lowest mode on the RRT-03 is showing as 85lumens on battery junction.. is that right?

That sounds about right.

The main emitters on the RRT-03 only have 3 modes and none of them are really low. There’s no moonlight or even very low. To me this is the biggest weakness of the RRT-03. The 3 modes are nicely spaced, but they really should have added an ultra-low or moonlight. The lowest setting of the main emitters is too bright for a “get up in the middle of the night to walk to the bathroom” light.

If you want less light than 85 lumens with RRT-03 your only option is to use the colored modes. But that’s not ideal either. The light from the colored modes is not focused and comes out in a weird pattern: central hotspot surrounded by artifacts and 3 offset “lobes”. These “lobes” are approximately 30 degrees offset from the central hotspot and are the brightest part of the beam.

Basically, the colored modes on the RRT-03 are best used for partying or as a warning light. They’re really not all that useful for actually illuminating things.

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thanks
great info about the colored modes too Smile

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Last night I swapped the stock 219C in my 2020 RRT-01 for a 4000K high CRI 219C that originally came in my Lumintop EDC18.

This provided a welcome improvement in CRI, but as expected max output is still unimpressive compared to the RRT-03 triple or compared to lights with XPL HI.

The emitter swap was fairly straightforward using my usual method.

  • Remove the bezel – the bezel is inset and harder to access than on previous models of RRT-1. However, my usual method of using 3M grey rubber safety walk tape worked perfectly. One strip wrapped around the upper portion of the bezel above the ring. A second piece cut into a square and pressed onto the front of the light. Then hold the tape around the bezel in right hand while pressing front of light into palm of left hand. Turn. Bezel came right off.
  • Once the bezel was off, hold the light upside down and tap it until the lens falls out.
  • Then fish the lens o-ring out. I used a small hook to lift it up and pull it off.
  • Then turn the light upside down and the reflector and LED gasket fell right out.
  • Typical Jetbeam star. It is copper, fairly small, and screwed down. Desoldered the leads, unscrewed it then reflowed on the new emitter. Replaced the thermal grease then reassemble the light.