[Review] ACEBEAM L17 - My review of the World's furthest throwing 18650 tactical flashlight.

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[Review] ACEBEAM L17 - My review of the World's furthest throwing 18650 tactical flashlight.

THE LEP KILLER” My review of the World’s furthest throwing 18650 tactical flashlight.
(the video might not be suitable for younger viewers or Lepers)

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Flashaholics wrote:
World’s furthest throwing 18650 tactical flashlight.
False claim without a proof.
Mike

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Nice ending! Big Smile All the time I wondered what's the fuzz about 'not suitable for younger viewers' but then...  Thumbs Up
However, I liked your authentic H.R. Giger alien creature you used on the former "dangerous place" more than this 60's style alien.

ACEBEAM kindly sent me the green version - currently kept by German customs, so I will soon have a review here for the lovers of green light.
Somehow I like the missing or fading spill of L17, being right in between LEP'ers and reflector throwers.

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interesting review, thanks.

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Nice ending! Big Smile All the time I wondered what’s the fuzz about ‘not suitable for younger viewers’ but then…  Thumbs Up
However, I liked your authentic H.R. Giger alien creature you used on the former “dangerous place” more than this 60’s style alien.

ACEBEAM kindly sent me the green version – currently kept by German customs, so I will soon have a review here for the lovers of green light.
Somehow I like the missing or fading spill of L17, being right in between LEP’ers and reflector throwers.

I love the Giger universe, I definitely need to use the Alien Queen Green screen one day.

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Well, Ellen Ripley failed to drive that nasty alien away in the first place, but a powerful thrower might be the right tool against these creatures. Will look forward to your confrontation with the queen. Beware those facehuggers when you walk down to the farm again...

 

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Everyone wanted a film that explored the biomechanical Giger alien Universe but no, they got lazy and gave the Pilot and Xenomorph human origins. Wish I could write a screenplay, it’d crap on Prometheus.

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At least they didn't let J.J. Abrams direct Prometheus. This would have ended much worse in an effect show, only. But yes, I agree. Maybe they should have let James Cameron (co-)write or (co-)directed the prequels to the original Alien movie from 1979. Instead, Scott and Spaihts had this abstract idea about those humanoid engineers which is a bit far off in my opinion. Anyway, after (or before?) Ash they at least kept on using evil androids like David, revealing the true diabolic nature of human kind. I wonder what we get to see with those promised two more films that will eventually join into the beginning of the first Alien movie from 1979.

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I don’t know, they are still a bit cloak and dagger on whether the “David franchise” is based loosely on Alien or whether it’s a direct prequel. I just hope if they find the juggernaut that the Pilot in the wreck is a prehistoric alien that the engineers stole technology from or coexisted with.

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300 lumens high to 1251 lumens turbo is a huge gap. Any idea what kind of reach and runtime high provides.

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My L17 on route from Nitetorch. I am excited about this light’s performance and beam characteristics. I am convinced that Acebeam used the Osram W2 with this TIR which if true makes this quite a unique light to date.

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0oklight wrote:
My L17 on route from Nitetorch. I am excited about this light’s performance and beam characteristics. I am convinced that Acebeam used the Osram W2 with this TIR which if true makes this quite a unique light to date.

Interested in the performance myself. Like to know what runtime and useful throw this light can provide for extended period of time use on High mode.

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It seems someone is spamming/shilling for ACEBEAM lights here.  Facepalm
They even tried to write in German language (with little success). The account is probably banned already, anyway.

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OrlyJr wrote:
300 lumens high to 1251 lumens turbo is a huge gap. Any idea what kind of reach and runtime high provides.

Actually, a 4x increase in light output is perceived by the human eye as doubling the intensity. I wish more light manufacturers used this as their mode spacing.

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I always wonder if folks in the area think,
UFO! – UFO!
Or
Nahh, Just that flashlight wanker again.
I’ll think I’ll have a word with him bout this.
Hell NO Man! Have you seen his cat?!!
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I’m tempted to try this light but I know I’m going to hate it at 6500k.

You can't compare the big flashlight in the sky to the little flashlight in your hand.

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lep killer my arse.u clearly havent seen the specs of the fenix t27.AND after a few minutes this is just a LITTLE WEAK TORCH.the beamshots with distance are great(so many don’t) but the info at the bottom of the screen would be easier to read while still watching the beam shots

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.u clearly havent seen the specs of the fenix t27

?? The T27?? I am not familiar with this light. Are you talking about the TK75?

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Or does he mean the Acebeam T27?

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adrianbryce wrote:
Or does he mean the Acebeam T27?
Thumbs Up

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my bad.should have been fenix tk30.lep.

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Definitely not a LEP killer but why would you compare a $270 light with a $70 one?

steeles1 wrote:
my bad.should have been fenix tk30.lep.
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For the price of the L17, size and performance, it’s on my short list of torches to buy. Acebeam does make nice flashlights and I love my L30 and X45. Looking forward to more flashlights with the TIR lens. Can’t wait for the MC13 deal to start Big Smile

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Other than for very specific scenarios and tasks, LEPs are expensive toys (until a company starts releasing them with adjustable focus/collimation).

A thrower with a broader beam like this can actually be a practical light when outdoors and not using optics to magnify whatever you’re pointing it at..

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because the title of this thread says lep killer which it clearly isnt.it still seems a great little torch and i might get one.pity about the VERY short turbo run time.i hunt scope mounted with a tk30 .its THE BEST,size ,weight,throw,run timeand white

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Depends on whether it’s killing it in performance, or in value. In regard to the latter, I think it is.

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Would the average person say a Honda is a Ferrari killer?

It’s a fraction of the price, has more passenger and cargo room, gets better gas mileage, and is even cheaper to maintain and insure!

How is Ferrari still in business? Party

DISCLAIMER: I own a Honda. And an L17. And an LEP. Big Smile

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goshdogit wrote:
Would the average person say a Honda is a Ferrari killer?

It’s a fraction of the price, has more passenger and cargo room, gets better gas mileage, and is even cheaper to maintain and insure!

How is Ferrari still in business? Party

DISCLAIMER: I own a Honda. And an L17. And an LEP. Big Smile

The average person, not being able to afford a Ferrari, would consider anything they are driving as a Ferrari killer, as they will never have a Ferrari to compare it to. Aside from TV and the internet, most folks will never even see one unless they accidentally drive into the affluent neighborhoods.

Ferrari is still in business because of rich people with little else to do than collect cars. They buy em and store them in garages to be admired from afar. Same with Lamborghini, Bugatti, McLaren, Porsche etc……………. I never quite understood collecting cars and never driving them. Makes no logical sense.

It’s a shame. Some of the greatest cars ever produced will never see 10K miles. I’d drive it until it died or I ended up in jail with too many tickets. Either way that car would be driven daily. Smile

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Perhaps I should have said “average car enthusiast” rather than “average person.” Silly

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I’m excited for the new cool mod to be people throwing narrow-spot TIRs in throwers.