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I don’t know anything about the Wurkkos FC11.


What’s the ramping like?


A good question.

Also the Wurkkos has a 26650 battery for a few bucks more, anyone know if its a no name battery or a rewrap of a decent brand?

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Do get a Sofirn C01S. The tiny twistky is an interesting contrast to the giantic Astrolux MF04S with a long extension tube for 4+4 18650 cells.

As for a UV light, I would suggest getting Wurkkos WK30, which is on sale now on Sofirn Official Store in Ali Express for just about US$24.

Happy flashlight shopping!

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Do get a Sofirn C01S. The tiny twistky is an interesting contrast to the giantic Astrolux MF04S with a long extension tube for 4+4 18650 cells.

As for a UV light, I would suggest getting Wurkkos WK30, which is on sale now on Sofirn Official Store in Ali Express for just about US$24.

Happy flashlight shopping!


I’m good for 1AAA, i have on Olight I3e.

The WK30 is what i plan on getting, just waiting to see if it goes on sale for July 4th.

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raccoon city wrote:

Here’s three photos I took in April 2015.


I took some more last year of a different scorpion, but didn’t think of getting UV pics.

Hi RC..
Did you use UV emitter or utilising a black UV lens?

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A Acebeam k75 or thrunite tn40s or even a Mateminco mt70plus would be great. Where can I find a Maxbeam.

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A Acebeam k75 or thrunite tn40s or even a Mateminco mt70plus would be great. Where can I find a Maxbeam.

Yes they would but are way out of my price range.

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lumenzilla wrote:

Hi RC.. Did you use UV emitter or utilising a black UV lens?

I used a UV emitter.

More specifically, I used Manafont's popular P60 UV drop in.

It was very popular many years ago--I don't know about now.

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Yes there expensive the thrunite tn40s has doubled since I purchased it. You could check Illumn for the k75 ask if and sales are going on.

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Yes there expensive the thrunite tn40s has doubled since I purchased it. You could check Illumn for the k75 ask if and sales are going on.

Its too far out of my price range Sad

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Save your change I just purchased a BLFGT94, and 70 percent came from a change jar.I have been putting change in it for 5 years.I know this because I used my change jar 5 years ago to buy a boxer puppy. So it adds up.

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Save your change I just purchased a BLFGT94, and 70 percent came from a change jar.I have been putting change in it for 5 years.I know this because I used my change jar 5 years ago to buy a boxer puppy. So it adds up.

It does look like a good light but its not in the cards for me right now. $25-30 for 3 lights is what i am looking at, i am waiting to see if there are any July 4 sales but at the moment i am planning on the Wurkkos WK30 and Sofrin SC31 Pro. Which should leave me some cash for another light if i find something that augments my collection.

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You should definitely check out Convoy. Look for Simon’s store on Aliexpress, it the official Convoy store on Aliexpress, Jimo

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Slugs live in my garden. They glow very unusually under ultraviolet light.

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Slugs and snails I got much more than I want in my garden, I’ll check them out with the UV but up till now they didn’t stand out while garden-playing with the UV-light, maybe some do and some don’t?

Btw Bort, Sofirn is already having sales, they even gave us some extra coupons to use (on Ali), I just bought me a Sofirn IF25S for just over 20 euro, I’d call that a sale!

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You should definitely check out Convoy. Look for Simon's store on Aliexpress, it the official Convoy store on Aliexpress, Jimo

 

officialy Convoy store (the only one I would ever buy from, this is Simons store)

 

Convoy flashlight Store
https://star.aliexpress.com/share/share.htm?image=HTB1GQ1uRpzqK1RjSZFvq6...

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I really like Fenix lights, most of them come from their Aliexpress store
Good price and high quality flashlights.
I think any collection should have a Convoy, a Fenix and a Tool AAA.

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I had 4 convoys, down to one (2 sold, one died), Fenix costs too much, i agree they are very good lights but my budget would cover one Fenix or 3 other lights.

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Coming back to this thread, i did buy the Wurkkos WK30, arrived today, its in covid quarantine before i open it.

I find i miss my XM-L Convoy M1, not sure if i should replace it with an upgraded Convoy M1 or something in a similar form factor (it seemed to have about the perfect all purpose light form factor).

Also for a tube light i miss my XM-L Convoy S2.

I am considering the Convoy M21B and S21A but apparently the S21B can’t hold full lumens long and has a green tint and presumably the M21B would have the same green tint issue.

So no decisions yet. Looking for an all purpose light with lots of lumens and a tube light the same. Both in 21700 preferably. Suggestions are welcome.

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Wurkkos DL70. I paid $65 with tax, but it came with batteries. It is submersible, super bright, lots of bright spill but still has a useful hotspot.

I was torn, being new to Wurkkos, but it is so good for the money I purchased 4 other smaller wurkkos lights.

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I would just get the D4v2 aluminum with raised switcb and Nichia 219b sw35 or Nichia 219b sw45k emitter and call it a day. You will spend $50, if you want floody optics add and/or magnetic tail cap add a few more dollars.

You’ll have a pocket rocket with one of the best emitters. If you want to get both sw35 and sw45k you would still be at $100.

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Wurkkos DL70. I paid $65 with tax, but it came with batteries. It is submersible, super bright, lots of bright spill but still has a useful hotspot.

I was torn, being new to Wurkkos, but it is so good for the money I purchased 4 other smaller wurkkos lights.


That is a lot of lumens Blushing
Its not in the cards right now, two batteries, higher cost, not an EDC type light
But someday Party

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I would just get the D4v2 aluminum with raised switcb and Nichia 219b sw35 or Nichia 219b sw45k emitter and call it a day. You will spend $50, if you want floody optics add and/or magnetic tail cap add a few more dollars.

You’ll have a pocket rocket with one of the best emitters. If you want to get both sw35 and sw45k you would still be at $100.


I have considered the D4V2 or the D4SV2, they are not quite the form factor i am looking for at this time, plus the cost being a bit high, my budget is about $60 for two lights. $50 for two would be ideal but might not get anything good.

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FYI if you do decide to get a D4V2 at some point, you can email Hank Wang using the contact email at the bottom of the webpage (intl-outdoor) and he can do some customization for you. He can put a backlit switch on the aluminum models for instance, or mix leds of different tints.

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Bort wrote:
Coming back to this thread,....... I am considering the "Convoy M21B":https://www.fasttech.com/products/1653/10002364/9708826 and "S21A":https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10002364/9700331-convoy-s21a-led-fla... but apparently the S21B "can't hold full lumens long":https://budgetlightforum.com/node/67612 and has a green tint and presumably the M21B would have the same green tint issue. So no decisions yet. Looking for an all purpose light with lots of lumens and a tube light the same. Both in 21700 preferably. Suggestions are welcome.

 

Hey Bort, that review that said it had a green tint was a SST40 6500k LED, and was posted back in 2019.  I bought the 5000k version two months ago and it does Not have any green tint that i can tell.  Perhaps you might want to reconsider and be sure to get the Neutral tint 5000k version. Trying to help.

 

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Bort wrote:
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Wurkkos DL70. I paid $65 with tax, but it came with batteries. It is submersible, super bright, lots of bright spill but still has a useful hotspot.

I was torn, being new to Wurkkos, but it is so good for the money I purchased 4 other smaller wurkkos lights.


That is a lot of lumens Blushing
Its not in the cards right now, two batteries, higher cost, not an EDC type light
But someday Party

Makes sense. It is edc if you are out in a boat. We had some sunglasses dropped in about 5ft of water last weekend, gwas great to have it on me.

Maybe you don’t need to fill holes in capability, you need new ones.

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dthrckt wrote:
Wurkkos DL70. I paid $65 with tax, but it came with batteries. It is submersible, super bright, lots of bright spill but still has a useful hotspot.

I was torn, being new to Wurkkos, but it is so good for the money I purchased 4 other smaller wurkkos lights.


That is a lot of lumens Blushing
Its not in the cards right now, two batteries, higher cost, not an EDC type light
But someday Party

Makes sense. It is edc if you are out in a boat. We had some sunglasses dropped in about 5ft of water last weekend, gwas great to have it on me.

Maybe you don’t need to fill holes in capability, you need new ones.


Its crazy being a flashaholic on a tight budget. I only have the money from the lights i sold to spend on new lights.
I used my XM-L Convoys a fair bit which is why i miss them. Despite being almost 10 years old.
I would like to upgrade them becasue i can’t reach for them these days since they are gone. But even better lights but for the same situations would be nice.

That said if i had some cash to spend i would upgrade my whole collection (i kept some that are still XM-L) and even buy some specialty lights Smile

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Bort wrote:
Coming back to this thread,……. I am considering the Convoy M21B and S21A but apparently the S21B can’t hold full lumens long and has a green tint and presumably the M21B would have the same green tint issue. So no decisions yet. Looking for an all purpose light with lots of lumens and a tube light the same. Both in 21700 preferably. Suggestions are welcome.

 


Hey Bort, that review that said it had a green tint was a SST40 6500k LED, and was posted back in 2019.  I bought the 5000k version two months ago and it does Not have any green tint that i can tell.  Perhaps you might want to reconsider and be sure to get the Neutral tint 5000k version. Trying to help.


Interesting. Thanks for letting me know, its back on my consideration list.

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If you want lumens, I have and strongly recommend KR1vn, it’s a modified version by Vinh with SBT90.2. Get the aluminum for cost. The other two practical high powered flashlights would be the Acebeam L35 or the Acebeam E70.

If you want an alternative for quality emitter and not feeling the D4v2 sw35. Consider the Bobralight, a modified Zebralight SC64c with your choice 219b emitter (the sw35 and the sw45k are his lot popular lights). You can find him here on Re-edit to see if he is still taking custom orders. Below are other good references that have helped me:

Barry’s List

Zak’s List

Vinh’s List

Kong’s List

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Bort wrote:
dthrckt wrote:
Bort wrote:
dthrckt wrote:
Wurkkos DL70. I paid $65 with tax, but it came with batteries. It is submersible, super bright, lots of bright spill but still has a useful hotspot.

I was torn, being new to Wurkkos, but it is so good for the money I purchased 4 other smaller wurkkos lights.


That is a lot of lumens Blushing
Its not in the cards right now, two batteries, higher cost, not an EDC type light
But someday Party

Makes sense. It is edc if you are out in a boat. We had some sunglasses dropped in about 5ft of water last weekend, gwas great to have it on me.

Maybe you don’t need to fill holes in capability, you need new ones.


Its crazy being a flashaholic on a tight budget. I only have the money from the lights i sold to spend on new lights.
I used my XM-L Convoys a fair bit which is why i miss them. Despite being almost 10 years old.
I would like to upgrade them becasue i can’t reach for them these days since they are gone. But even better lights but for the same situations would be nice.

That said if i had some cash to spend i would upgrade my whole collection (i kept some that are still XM-L) and even buy some specialty lights Smile

Nothing wrong with that. You don’t have to have the most or the best. You just need passion.

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zoulas wrote:
Bort wrote:
dthrckt wrote:
Bort wrote:
dthrckt wrote:
Wurkkos DL70. I paid $65 with tax, but it came with batteries. It is submersible, super bright, lots of bright spill but still has a useful hotspot.

I was torn, being new to Wurkkos, but it is so good for the money I purchased 4 other smaller wurkkos lights.


That is a lot of lumens Blushing
Its not in the cards right now, two batteries, higher cost, not an EDC type light
But someday Party

Makes sense. It is edc if you are out in a boat. We had some sunglasses dropped in about 5ft of water last weekend, gwas great to have it on me.

Maybe you don’t need to fill holes in capability, you need new ones.


Its crazy being a flashaholic on a tight budget. I only have the money from the lights i sold to spend on new lights.
I used my XM-L Convoys a fair bit which is why i miss them. Despite being almost 10 years old.
I would like to upgrade them becasue i can’t reach for them these days since they are gone. But even better lights but for the same situations would be nice.

That said if i had some cash to spend i would upgrade my whole collection (i kept some that are still XM-L) and even buy some specialty lights Smile

Nothing wrong with that. You don’t have to have the most or the best. You just need passion.


Indeed.
For now i am going to stick to the lights i have, and do more research and wait for sales (Black Friday perhaps?) Wink

Expect a thread on the just arrived WK30 with my thoughts in the next few days Innocent

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