Should I get an Amutorch XT45 Gen 2 or something else? [SBT90.2 somewhat compact thrower]

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Should I get an Amutorch XT45 Gen 2 or something else? [SBT90.2 somewhat compact thrower]

I'd like a budget Luminus SBT90.2 flashlight.

I'm thinking about getting an Amutorch XT45 Gen 2.

Based on this website...

https://davestechreviews.com/2022/04/02/luminus-sbt90-2-flashlights/

...the Amutorch appeals to me.

I like the size (and price) of the Amutorch, and I like that it has a tail switch.

The Amutorch has a 45mm bezel width, which is the maximum I would consider.

What I'd like to find is a runtime graph for the flashlight on high, but apparently that doesn't exist.

So, should I get an Amutorch XT45 Gen 2 or something else?

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No one?

I guess I won't get anything wait until I hear about a better (different) flashlight.  :THUMBS-UP:

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Not familiar with that one but I recently purchased Wurkkos TS30S that is amazing. It’s a lot of light for $55.

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The Wurkkos TS30S doesn't appeal to me, but it does look like a lot of light for $55.

In fact, it looks like a much better deal than the Amutorch XT45 Gen 2.  :BEER:

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My most compact launcher with SBT90.2 is the Manker U22III it is very compact, it throws over 900 meters and above all it uses a 21700 battery which is essential for a led that requires a lot of energy.

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Il Wurkkos TS30S non mi piace, ma sembra molto leggero per $ 55.

In effetti, sembra un affare molto migliore rispetto all'Amutorch XT45 Gen 2.  :BIRRA:

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The Wurkkos is the best economic alternative because it is cheap but it is worth a lot, especially I like that it has Anduril and that it allows me to set its thermal step-down and moreover it throws even further than the Manker U22III.

 

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If you like this flashlight then buy it, simple. Wink

My thought on the SBT90.2:
SBT90.2 needs a good efficient driver and a large mass to dissipate heat.
The SBT90.2 on very small torches I think is not a good choice, the TS30S is already at the limit in terms of size, but the XT45 is even smaller and you will find yourself with a torch that is immediately hot and generates few lumens, immediately going to stepdown.
I have a TS30S and C8L, TS30S is amazing but a lot of heat and a fast battery drain, so C8L with XHP50.3HI is much more pleasant to use, more efficient, generates less heat and generate more lumens for longer time.
My advice on a 45mm diameter flashlight is to stay on a more efficient solution.
IMHO

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Argo wrote:

If you like this flashlight then buy it, simple. Wink

My thought on the SBT90.2:
SBT90.2 needs a good efficient driver and a large mass to dissipate heat.
The SBT90.2 on very small torches I think is not a good choice, the TS30S is already at the limit in terms of size, but the XT45 is even smaller and you will find yourself with a torch that is immediately hot and generates few lumens, immediately going to stepdown.
I have a TS30S and C8L, TS30S is amazing but a lot of heat and a fast battery drain, so C8L with XHP50.3HI is much more pleasant to use, more efficient, generates less heat and generate more lumens for longer time.
My advice on a 45mm diameter flashlight is to stay on a more efficient solution.
IMHO

Yep, you've nailed it, Argo.

Now I think I'll stick with the SFT40 emitter (for throw) instead.

Although the SBT90.2 throws even further, it's a not-so-perfect solution for somewhat compact throwers.

Hey, I saved myself some money by not getting a kinda pricey flashlight!  :THUMBS-UP:

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Thumbs Up Good input Argo. Too much heat in a small package is never good.
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zoulas wrote:
Not familiar with that one but I recently purchased Wurkkos TS30S that is amazing. It’s a lot of light for $55.

55 bucks is a steal for that light, the emitter alone is already 40 USD, the build quality of the Wurkkos is amazing

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raccoon city wrote:

Argo wrote:

If you like this flashlight then buy it, simple. Wink

My thought on the SBT90.2:
SBT90.2 needs a good efficient driver and a large mass to dissipate heat.
The SBT90.2 on very small torches I think is not a good choice, the TS30S is already at the limit in terms of size, but the XT45 is even smaller and you will find yourself with a torch that is immediately hot and generates few lumens, immediately going to stepdown.
I have a TS30S and C8L, TS30S is amazing but a lot of heat and a fast battery drain, so C8L with XHP50.3HI is much more pleasant to use, more efficient, generates less heat and generate more lumens for longer time.
My advice on a 45mm diameter flashlight is to stay on a more efficient solution.
IMHO

Yep, you’ve nailed it, Argo.

Now I think I’ll stick with the SFT40 emitter (for throw) instead.

Although the SBT90.2 throws even further, it’s a not-so-perfect solution for somewhat compact throwers.

Hey, I saved myself some money by not getting a kinda pricey flashlight!  alt=:" />

Get yourself a Convoy L21B with SFT40 emitter, or swap the emitter of the Astrolux FT03 with an SFT40, that one is driven even harder and has a larger reflector, it will throw amazing (don’t ask me how i know)

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