Skyray King (3xXML, 4x18650 Fatty)

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Skyray King (3xXML, 4x18650 Fatty)
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hmm, clone of a light that has some issues

price is tempting.  color isn't.

at least somebody's finally getting the side switch message...

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Wow. I gotta get one of those and wear it with a neck lanyard. That's some serious bling!

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That's sick looking - how cool is that?!?!

Hope to see reviews on this.

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The design looks awesome, hopefully the heat-sinking is as well thought out. The colour doesn't look so good in my opinion.. I'd much prefer a Surefire/Zebralight natural to a yellowy 'desert' one.

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Finally, we get to see some budget 4xXML lights. 

A bit more competition should drive the prices down, too. 

http://wardogsmakingithome.org/index.html

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Chicago X wrote:

Finally, we get to see some budget 4xXML lights. 

A bit more competition should drive the prices down, too. 

 

Sorry, another 3x XM-L this time, just 4x 18650.

Still it looks a better design with a side switch and no need for a battery holder. I also like the mode arrangement, it looks like just High/Low with a hidden strobe. If only it wasn't gold..

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I like the looks of that light and the color looks better in the second link the OP posted.  Might have to take a chance on this one.

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Yeah it does look much better there, but I'm skeptical after I didn't like the 'sand' L2 from solarforce. Luckily, my girlfriend did Wink

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Maybe Skyray saw our thread on DRY baking and figured they'd save us the disassembly/reassembly oven time.

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RedForest UK wrote:
 

Sorry, another 3x XM-L this time, just 4x 18650.

Still it looks a better design with a side switch and no need for a battery holder. I also like the mode arrangement, it looks like just High/Low with a hidden strobe. If only it wasn't gold..

Thanks for the correction.    That's what I meant to type - fingers have own agenda, obviously. 

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Go for the bare aluminum look. Selling what you scrape off to cash 4 gold = free light

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I must (somewhat shamefully) admit it really makes my day when there is some (good) new flashlight news Sealed

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Yavi, you make me laugh Smile

 

Interesting light.  But very FAT.  Not sure this would work with my hands.

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Apparently 3x18650 wasn't fat enough... some people with huuuge hands were still able to hold it.     So, introducing the 4x18650 canister!   Fixt!

Maybe I can mod it to use 4x26650s so its fatter than it is long.  /sigh

It also sucks that they couldn't even get a decent 3 or 5 mode driver, using the High/Low/Strobe.  I mean, seriously?  A TRIPLE XM-L and only 2 brightness levels?  Ugh

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joe1512 wrote:

Apparently 3x18650 wasn't fat enough... some people with huuuge hands were still able to hold it.     So, introducing the 4x18650 canister!   Fixt!

Maybe I can mod it to use 4x26650s so its fatter than it is long.  /sigh

It also sucks that they couldn't even get a decent 3 or 5 mode driver, using the High/Low/Strobe.  I mean, seriously?  A TRIPLE XM-L and only 2 brightness levels?  Ugh

The DRY is 47mm and uses 3*18650, Nitecore TM11 is 50mm and uses 4*18650, so much betetr design on the TM11. Now if the King didn't had that large back end it would have been just perfect.

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A 3-emitter light with 3-mode WITH strobe...

Why not make it a one mode only, drive with 0,5A and set the PWM on 20Hz tops and consider it to be well driven 1-mode 24/7 strobe...

You could also leave out the on/off button. Useless, insert batteries and it´s on! Yey...

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I seriously doubt it'll have the issues the TM-11 is experiencing due to the fact it has a completely different driver and less complex UI. As for heat dissipation, you really can't run any of these compact 2000 lumen lights on high (Turbo) mode for very long anyway. But a medium setting would have been better rather than , high-low-strobe.

They seem to have done a nice job copying the basics for the TM-11, so I'd say it's a fair bet it'll handle the heat much in the same way.   I can't wait to get my hands on one of these.

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4x18650 in parallel? how about driver?

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Pok wrote:

4x18650 in parallel? how about driver?

 

I don't know about the driver, but it's designed for parallel from this photo.

 

SkyRay

 

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Chicago X wrote:

Finally, we get to see some budget 4xXML lights. 

A bit more competition should drive the prices down, too. 

Where?  And are they better than the 3xXML that this thread is about.Laughing

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Just take a look at the second link and look at the size of that driver.............

Its almost as big as the tube.   I mean BIG !!!

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Looks good except the bold color choice. However, it's a Sky Ray and that right there makes me nervous. I just can't spend any serious amount of money on a Sky Ray product considering the number of poor experiences with their original triple XM-L offering. 

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Have your 7135 drivers ready for when it burns up...

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VFMaddict wrote:

Where?  And are they better than the 3xXML that this thread is about.Laughing

See post #11

http://wardogsmakingithome.org/index.html

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No thanks.  It's a FryRay.

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Who cares about the colour and frying driver, you use it for not more than 4 mins at a time.  (TM11 would cut in at about 8-9 minutes).   It's TM11 size!!

EDC?

Problem is that the TR-J12 5xXM-L is already an amazing flashlight.  But this one has 4 x 18650 and it's 80 bucks. 

Extreme runtime for 200-400 lumens...good enough.  My experience is that other than for very low light work like visual astronomy work (with red filter), point zero X and few lumens usage is literally of no use in real life for most of us. Few lumens for going to the toilet use....

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Wow. Not often does a clone come out that looks this good and tempting. I am eager to see a review or two on this thing!

 

Honestly I wasn't expecting a TM-11 clone, or at least not one that looked so similar in size with a side switch for that price range. 

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What i am also afraid is that DX would come out with one for 68 bucks. hehe....

I have the Solarforce L2P "Yellow", which is a lighter shade of the current Gold version.  It looks ok actually...this one would be quite close.

 

Very tempted to pull the trigger. But I just purchased a bit of telescopes/eyepieces/accessories, and waiting for my wife to find out about that purchase!  Innocent

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