[Review] NOCTIGON K9.3 by Hank Wang

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Thank you for the pics, yet,,,
Zebra has turbo?

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I had wondered about that too ^

I had emailed Hank asking for some interesting emitter combinations and he obliged, I just haven’t ordered a k9 yet. But as I requested my emitter wants, I thought how it’d be nice if both drivers could be turned on at the same time. Also, I would contemplate getting 12 emitters exactly the same, and use both drivers at once exclusively.

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Boro wrote:
Thank you for the pics, yet,,,
Zebra has turbo?

SC700d maxes out at around 3000lm, most of those lights have several times higher max output… for a short time.
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Ok so I was out walking with my 9.3 and also my Acebeam W10 LEP and thought “how sweet would it be to have an LEP CH2 option?”

Probably difficult / impossible from a technical standpoint but a beautiful beam with zero spill combined with “ XP-L HI V2 5D 4.000K” on CH1 would be mesmerizing

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From a technical standpoint, it’s probably not too difficult. Could have a small LEP (W10 size) surrounded by a ring of LEDs behind TIRs. Just need a manufacturer to build it, and it would probably be really expensive.

The market for such a light would be small until LEP prices come down. I suspect we’ll see something like this in the future.

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Wow thanks for the info. I’d pay mad money for a Hank LEP creation

My W30 shines a much tighter, more powerful beam. I’m holding off on buying another one until there is some sort of giant leap in power. Maybe in a year or two they’ll have 100,000 lumen LEPs or something even better!

Great hobby

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Photon Master wrote:
(...) Maybe in a year or two they’ll have 100,000 lumen LEPs or something even better! Great hobby

Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

100,000lm is maybe a bit too optimistic. Acebeam just released their W50 LEP with up to 1,400lm output. It costs a leg and an arm and is available to government authorities only, at least over here in Germany. Sad 

https://www.stewitsch.de/p/acebeam-w50-mit-1-400-lumen

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Ha yeah I saw that too. They have a lot of nerve thinking I’m going to beg them for the privilege of give them a few thousand $ for a light with capabilities that will be available in one for a few hundred dollars in a year or two

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an LEP in the middle of like 9 xpl-hi 4000k leds, on two channels. That would be so amazing! Who needs 100,000 lumens. I’d take that 7,000 lumen light. Hell, I’d rake a combo of a Hank 4000 lumen light with an LEP on channel #2. Just the LEP needs to KICK, like > 1.5km Big Smile

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That sounds amazing!

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I got a UI question about the 9.3
After factory reset the aux rainbow mode switches colors nice and slow(around every 2 seconds).
after 7h and going to a random other aux color, and then returning back to rainbow aux with again 7h. Now the changing aux colors change way faster, like every 0,25 seconds. Can I change this rainbow aux speed or do I need to do factory reset to get the slow rainbow aux again.

I hope my little aux story makes sense lol..

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There are two different modes for the rotating rainbow aux lights. When you do a 7H to cycle the colors and get to the flashing modes, pay close attention as there are three different selections. The first one is the rapid random rotation. The second one is the slow mode you are looking for. The third is battery voltage display.

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Thanks Rayoui! that was exactly the answer I was looking for. Kinda makes sense also. The 9.3 is a really cool light;)

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