Review: Shadow JM07 Pro "Stone White" Limited Edition

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I just wanted to provide a quick update after spending a few more days with this light.

Of the five lights I got from Int'l Outdoor, this JM07 Pro is turning out to be the thoroughbred of the bunch.  Its ascending three mode UI, comfortable fat body and versatile all-purpose OP reflector, not to mention it is more than bright enough, makes me wish I had a less pretty one to knock around.

Not a single, functional hiccup and I like the new blue boot.

 

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You are making resisting it very hard. I was doing just fine for the last few days!

Argh!

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How does it compare with your JM05?

 

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That's a tough comparison.  I like them both but I'm surprised at how the JM07 has become a go-to light.  It's bright as heck and I need to measure run time because it seems to have double the run time of any P60 I have.  I keep forgeting it has that big King Kong in there.  Seriously awesome flashlight but better to get the black or gun metal.

I'm telling you; I think I've drank the 26650 Koolaid.

 

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I hate that fugly invalid URL on the black and grey version.

Being an IT guy that works as a sysadmin for a hosting company I could never live with the fact that the link is dead.

Puking

 

 

 

I hope they will rebrand it to plain Shadow JM07 Pro, or at least to a working URL.

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That's right, I forgot.  It's on my VG-20 too.

Hey viktori, I have a beater green 2D Mag you can have for whatever it cost to ship to Croatia, if you want it.

 

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viktori wrote:

Share a link?

I have a feeling that I saw it listed on cnqualitygoods, but they are only showing the black one now.

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I did a run-time test with a King Kong 26650 charged to 4.22 volts.

Flashlight on high.

time Foyometer
9:21 170
9:29 145
10:04 145
10:32 158
11:00 160
11:20 135
11:21 122

Looks like you get just about two full hours on high.  After initial sag, it stayed pretty strong and even read a little higher for a while, although it didn't seem brighter to my eye.

Will update review.

 

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Flashlight Foy wrote:

I just wanted to provide a quick update after spending a few more days with this light.

Of the five lights I got from Int'l Outdoor, this JM07 Pro is turning out to be the thoroughbred of the bunch.  Its ascending three mode UI, comfortable fat body and versatile all-purpose OP reflector, not to mention it is more than bright enough, makes me wish I had a less pretty one to knock around.

Not a single, functional hiccup and I like the new blue boot.

 

cannotgetitdirtyFoy

Hi, Foy. I have the JM07 on the way from CNQG as a replacement for out of stock item. I asked for gun metal version, but the CS rep I was talking to seemed confused so I'm expecting black Smile. Anyhoo, I love the blue boot - is it this one from IOS?

Another question: CNQG lists this as current regulated - does that mean an unprotected 26650 battery is ok to use or is there some special care I need to take?

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The driver inside is a Nanjg 105C without one 7135 chip, so 7*7135. It will flash when the voltage is about 3V under load and go to low mode.

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Flashlight Foy wrote:
Looks like you get just about two full hours on high.  After initial sag, it stayed pretty strong and even read a little higher for a while, although it didn't seem brighter to my eye.

Will update review.

 

Foy

I can confirm that I got just about the same runtime with a KK and I can also confirm that this is an awesome, incredibly useful light. Mine is sitting in pieces waiting for me to get the time/interest to make it a triple XML light.
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Hikelite wrote:

The driver inside is a Nanjg 105C without one 7135 chip, so 7*7135. It will flash when the voltage is about 3V under load and go to low mode.

Thanks, Hikelite - just what I wanted to know.

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Super fantastic!  15 business days shipping to wait untill I get mine.  Thank you for the excellent review.

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mitro wrote:

Flashlight Foy wrote:
Looks like you get just about two full hours on high.  After initial sag, it stayed pretty strong and even read a little higher for a while, although it didn't seem brighter to my eye.

Will update review.

 

Foy

I can confirm that I got just about the same runtime with a KK and I can also confirm that this is an awesome, incredibly useful light. Mine is sitting in pieces waiting for me to get the time/interest to make it a triple XML light.

Hey, mitro:

My JM07 came yesterday. Supposed to be very windy (+25mph) today so I'll be field testing the light on the Fox River Trail tonight. We're planning on heading down to your neck of the woods, probably turn around at the Montgomery trail head.

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I can't wait to hear how it goes! You'll still be north of my stomping grounds. The part of the trail I run is south of there and unfortunately not directly connected to the northern part. I need to venture north one of these days.

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BetweenRides wrote:

[My JM07 came yesterday. Supposed to be very windy (+25mph) today so I'll be field testing the light on the Fox River Trail tonight. We're planning on heading down to your neck of the woods, probably turn around at the Montgomery trail head.

Between, I can't wait to see the pics!! Wink

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Well, I ordered a Shadow JM07 in black from IntlOutdoor.  I'm a fan of the 26650 sized hosts, so I should enjoy this one.

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I would like to get my hands on a gun metal JM07.

(laughing)  I wonder if Hank is selling more of these lately.

Naw . . . you guys were going to get one anyway, right?

 

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Gun metal was out of stock when I last contacted Hank. He didn't seem like he'd be ordering more GM, but I could be wrong.

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Flashlight Foy wrote:

I would like to get my hands on a gun metal JM07.

(laughing)  I wonder if Hank is selling more of these lately.

Naw . . . you guys were going to get one anyway, right?

 

sureyouwereFoy

 

I purchased one as well as the stone white edition, but underneath the gun metal version on the web site it says "

The Gun Metal Grey JM07-PRO has been found to have some oxidation issues on the latest batch, becasue of that we choose not to sell it. But we have the new version in Black which is free of those problems."

 

So I guess It will be black instead.

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That's right.  I remember now.

 

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So, does anyone know how easy/hard it would be to add a couple more 7*7135 to the driver and push it to 3.15 or 3.5 amps?

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Foy wrote:

I just wanted to provide a quick update after spending a few more days with this light.

Of the five lights I got from Int'l Outdoor, this JM07 Pro is turning out to be the thoroughbred of the bunch.  Its ascending three mode UI, comfortable fat body and versatile all-purpose OP reflector, not to mention it is more than bright enough, makes me wish I had a less pretty one to knock around.

Not a single, functional hiccup and I like the new blue boot.

 

cannotgetitdirtyFoy

I just wanted to thank you for your work/tests.

Due to your glowing reviews of this brand ,I ordered one [a JM 07]my brightest light currently is a Fenix pd 30 and I wanted a decent lumin upgrade and a light of good quality.

The biggest struggle was which model of this brand!Laughing...kelly

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Thank you, I appreciate it.  I think you're going to love your new Shadow.

 

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Foy wrote:

Thank you, I appreciate it.  I think you're going to love your new Shadow.

Foy

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By the way, Foy, to echo what kelly1 said, it's your fault I have you to thank for my purchase of several great lights: Solarforce M6 & M8, JM07 and of course a few SF L2 models. I am very happy with all of them. Thanks for all your great reviews.

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Hi,

Does anyone know if protected 26650 batteries (such as the Trustfire ones) will fit nicely in this?

Interested in this flashlight but afraid of the K Kongs.

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You might need to remove the brass plug that covers the tailcap spring, should fit fine.

If you are afraid of the LiCo King Kongs, why not try the INR version or one of the IMR or safer chemistries? Refer to this for some options:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/8799

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So I was able to use mine JM07 Pro for the first time tonight. This was after getting my UltraFire UF-T50 Monday. After using both I am a bit disappointed in the JM07, it doesn't seem much brighter if any brighter than the UF-T50, although the tint on the JM07 is much warmer so that could be it. Overall I think I will probably end up using the UF-T50 more and possibly even selling the JM07.

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