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I went for a walk out to the mailbox tonight and it had been raining all day. It was still sprinkling and I fired up the FF5. Wowwww….

It just cut right through the rain. (I have the 4300K). The amount of light that this thing throws out is truly unbelievable. It makes this beautiful wide beam and what almost looks like a tightly focused white beam that is much brighter firing down the middle. It threw out a massive amount of light on some trees that were hundreds of yards away and I could see all the colors of the leaves that are changing.

I’m using four Samsung 30Q’s and they seem to last quite a long time. I found a holster that fit the spare carrier I bought and I have it clipped onto the shoulder strap I’m using on the “drum” container that comes with the FF5. It’s loaded with 4 fresh 30Q’s so I can swap it out if I’m out walking around.

I’ll do some voltage drop tests in the next few days. The really amazing thing was that I was walking around for like 10 or 15 minutes on high and it was every so slightly warm up near the front. My LED lights would be red hot after that long on turbo and they would of course drop in brightness.

So happy with this thing…

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10k lumen thrower does sound super impressive. The brightest single emitter LED thrower is the SBT90.2 with only 5k lumens at startup and only 70CRI.

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Haha I realized the charge on my cells was low when I took it out last night. Down to 3 volts. Should be even more impressive with fully charged ones tonight

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Hey guys,

Just went for a walk for about 15 minutes and kept the FF5 on the whole time. When cars drove by I switched it to low and pointed it straight up. Man the beam is just incredible. Can’t wait to find a wide open spot to really see this thing’s full capabilities.

I left with the cells fully charged and I just popped them in the charger.
1) 3.77 volts
2) 3.80 V
3) 3.84 V
4) 3.86 V

Based on this I’m glad I have a spare carrier with another set of 30Q cells. If you were out all night it would be good to have the spares

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I still can’t decide on whether or not to get this light….

And I want it in a cerakote finish like an arctic camo, but I think guys like vihn only do basic colours.

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Hey guys,

Just went for a walk for about 15 minutes and kept the FF5 on the whole time. When cars drove by I switched it to low and pointed it straight up. Man the beam is just incredible. Can’t wait to find a wide open spot to really see this thing’s full capabilities.

I left with the cells fully charged and I just popped them in the charger.
1) 3.77 volts
2) 3.80 V
3) 3.84 V
4) 3.86 V

Based on this I’m glad I have a spare carrier with another set of 30Q cells. If you were out all night it would be good to have the spares

I thought it steps down from high in like 6mins?

If that is 100watts at bulb, there must be about 15-20% extra for ballast? Looking at the Sony & samsung cells they will be about 2200mah in real world under such a load from memory. irrc that is roughly 15mins on high in total?? Dunno

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Saul M wrote:
I still can’t decide on whether or not to get this light….

And I want it in a cerakote finish like an arctic camo, but I think guys like vihn only do basic colours.

Photon Master wrote:
Hey guys,

Just went for a walk for about 15 minutes and kept the FF5 on the whole time. When cars drove by I switched it to low and pointed it straight up. Man the beam is just incredible. Can’t wait to find a wide open spot to really see this thing’s full capabilities.

I left with the cells fully charged and I just popped them in the charger.
1) 3.77 volts
2) 3.80 V
3) 3.84 V
4) 3.86 V

Based on this I’m glad I have a spare carrier with another set of 30Q cells. If you were out all night it would be good to have the spares

I thought it steps down from high in like 6mins?

If that is 100watts at bulb, there must be about 15-20% extra for ballast? Looking at the Sony & samsung cells they will be about 2200mah in real world under such a load from memory. irrc that is roughly 15mins on high in total?? Dunno

I actually did not know that. During the walk I often turned it to low when cars were driving past, etc. the beam is so wide that even when I point it still down it makes a giant bubble of light around me

I’d say that’s the only drawback of using it for walking around. Unless people with you are standing behind you, they’re getting hit with some light.

But I’m sure not complaining about a massive beam that’s wide enough to light up the top half of a huge tree from 100 feet away (:

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When will the FF5 short arc edition available?

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Ha that would be sweet. Is that really going to happen? Maybe the FF6

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FF5 GT is out homeboys!

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