If you could only Buy One "Super Thrower"? (Under $400)

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as posted above…LEP for super-throw.
i got the Fenix TK30 because there
was a coupon/discount
and i trust Fenix.

of course, tech gets cheaper with time,
however i wanted to try one out.
so far, so good, super-throwie.

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I’d def get an LEP, since I mostly like aspheric lights.

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My MR175 eats my original BLF-GT for breakfast the BLF is not even close so I think even the latest top thrower still would not come close to my 10+ year old MR175. Its just not that practical BIG unit. The battery back is separate (back pack).
I was only using it a few weeks ago sitting on a cabins veranda. I set up a pair of binoculars on a tripod and was spotting foxes 1.5km away on the next ridge. If only I had a gun that could shoot that far.

later

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LEPs just don’t have the wow factor of a 6000 Lumen gigathrower

The sheer size of the body and the sheer Lumen output

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Sunnysunsun wrote:
LEPs just don’t have the wow factor of a 6000 Lumen gigathrower

The sheer size of the body and the sheer Lumen output


Well that and I like some spill too with my +2km throw
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Rat wrote:
My MR175 eats my original BLF-GT for breakfast the BLF is not even close so I think even the latest top thrower still would not come close to my 10+ year old MR175. Its just not that practical BIG unit. The battery back is separate (back pack).
I was only using it a few weeks ago sitting on a cabins veranda. I set up a pair of binoculars on a tripod and was spotting foxes 1.5km away on the next ridge. If only I had a gun that could shoot that far.

later


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I looked that bad boy up Big Smile
You are a lucky man to get one of those ! Evil
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It must feel good to have that much power. Beer
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DON’T CROSS THE BEAMS!!!

I’ve got a BLF- GT and the thing doesn’t get drug out of the back of the closet unless I’m trying to show off. Which it does very capably of course:-)

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But why is the MF04 not there either?

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But that is neither a true handheld flashlight, nor is it even close to the 350 dollar or less range the OP asked about. He already left off the MF05 due to the price, and it tis cheaper than this military flashlight.

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I would not buy the MF04S again. The UI is bad and Lexel who made me a replacement driver has been gone Sad

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Mine is not an MF04S, it is an MF04 which is less lumens but further throw….2700 lumens @ 2416 meters of throw. I have had no issues yet with the UI, but admittedly such ridiculous throwers are just too big to actually be used much. It is more just for impressing friends and neighbors. It is not actually the light that most impresses people though. That would be the GT micro, modified with the Osram emmitter and has 809 meters throw from that small 14500 battery. The GT Nano is also impressive, but that tiny 10180 battery wont impress for long before totally drained.

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Artiet59 wrote:
Sunnysunsun wrote:
LEPs just don’t have the wow factor of a 6000 Lumen gigathrower

The sheer size of the body and the sheer Lumen output


Well that and I like some spill too with my +2km throw

I have never seen much practical use for a LEP light. Unless used as a signal light for rescue in a forest, I can see nearly no practical use for them. I greatly prefer at least some usable spill. I guess, being an actual laser, it could be used for nefarious and illegal purposes to blind someone, but it is just too small of a spot to be used to see things with it. I love throwers, but the LEP has no interest for me at all.
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sarge12 wrote:
Mine is not an MF04S, it is an MF04 which is less lumens but further throw….2700 lumens @ 2416 meters of throw. I have had no issues yet with the UI, but admittedly such ridiculous throwers are just too big to actually be used much. It is more just for impressing friends and neighbors. It is not actually the light that most impresses people though. That would be the GT micro, modified with the Osram emmitter and has 809 meters throw from that small 14500 battery. The GT Nano is also impressive, but that tiny 10180 battery wont impress for long before totally drained.

True, i had the mf02s and the UI never really bothered me per se, i mean i would like a better one but it would’nt stop me from buying one f those lights.

I almost put the mf02 on here, and that will probably be my next light unless i can score a original Lumintop GT NW, which i will just grab that. I guess i didn’t put those on here originally because i was thinking BIG reflector, BIG emitter – so an sbt90,2 only. But, you bring up a good point those xhp35 throwers do contend well with the throw. I have the brass GT Micro coming in, its my first micro, so i am interested in the wow factor Thumbs Up

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CNCman wrote:
. I looked that bad boy up Big Smile You are a lucky man to get one of those ! Evil . It must feel good to have that much power. Beer .

I think I had a little to much to drink the night I posted in this thread. It had very little to do with the topic sorry.

It sure is a special light more on the fun side than practical. Got it from a member over on CPF back in 2013 another member BVH purchased three of them.
I just realized I only have one picture of it. It’s a pic of all my big HID & short arc lights (see below).

sarge12 wrote:
He already left off the MF05 due to the price, and it tis cheaper than this military flashlight.

I got my MR175 for around the same price as a BLF GT90 but the shipping down here was almost the same cost again.

The one at the back is the MR175
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I looked up that mr175 the other night too, wow! That thing must be a beast. That is outside my wheel house, I probably couldn’t figure out how to operate it lol.

I think I may go with the lumintop sd90- new releases :

90mm head (a little small, wish it was 100mm or 105mm)
Sbt90.2
Anduril
4 × 18650
Qc3.0 charging capability
Claimed 1750m throw, my estimate is maybe more like 1650m
Under $250

I’m just a little worried spending $235 on this light, I may have wished I just kicked in another $100 and got the blf gt90. But then again, I think the sd90 will be significantly more “portable”, so maybe I’ll actually use it.

Anyone have any thoughts on Lumintop’s new SD90 ?

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SD90

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Well, its a nice light, but 7500 Lm is very opportunistic, you might be happy when it gives you 5000Lm

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Yokiamy wrote:
Well, its a nice light, but 7500 Lm is very opportunistic, you might be happy when it gives you 5000Lm

Absolutely, I’ve accepted the fact that no matter what lumen number the manufacturers post for sbt90.2, it’s going to be around 5000 Max. And that is completely fine with me. I know what 5000 lumens looks like, and when it’s throwing almost as far as my 1500 lumen osram, I’m 100% happy with 5000 lumens Big Smile
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That Lumintop SD90 looks like a nice light its cheaper on Ali I think Here

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K75 by a mile

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

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Rat wrote:
That Lumintop SD90 looks like a nice light its cheaper on Ali I think Here

Thanks for the link. There is a coupon that makes it $219 before fees and shipping on banggood. I can share if you want it, it’s Fin17’s coupon.
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K75 by a mile

So, yes. Funny I just saw this comment now. Thanks flashoholic.

After a week of back and forth and back again I was almost definitely going to buy the mf04 (or mateminco mt35plus) for the super throw and sustainability and price. and then I started looking more seriously at the K75. Yes it’s > $100 more then the best price I could find on the mt35 plus, but here’s my “logic”.

The size and weight seems a little smaller and more manageable then Blf gt & mf04, and the throw seems to hang with or beat mf04 xhp35 and blf Gt90, and the price seems to be good for where it is in the arena of these throwers. Also The driver seems superior.

Only downside of k75 I can see is the UI, but it looks like from what I’ve seen it is very similar (?) to the astrolux mf04/mf02 UI, and I have had he mf02 and I don’t mind that UI.

Here’s the throwers I ended up contemplating and what my reasons were for/against them:
Mf04- great throw, too big, lower lumens – this was my winning choice at first though
Mf04s- not enough throw (comparatively, for what I want) for large size
Blf gt- good throw, too big, although lower throw & larger size then mf04
Blfgt70- same reasons as mf04s but “worse”
Blf gt90- great throw, awesome light, still big, expensive
K75- smallest of the big lights, best price of the sbt90 lights, impressive driver/performance

Remembering what ever I pick I definitely do NOT need, I just want it, changes the way I look at it because for my situation I want to try and get the most performance for a light in this Huge size range for the best price. It is my first light in this size category. Given it’s not something I will use often, i want it to be crazy impressive and the least cost possible. That directed me away from xhp35 and toward the the brighter sbt90 led. Essentially an sbt90 with the best price. I know 2200 lumens is completely fine in a thrower and actually really good, but after watching many videos and other members output and throw numbers, the k75 really stood out. But, if I had the extra money, I probably would go blf gt90.

Thanks for everyone’s input! Sorry about the long post here.

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