Intl-Outdoor USB Device Charger XM-L T6 Flashlight

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Thank you for the review. That is out standing. Now I just have to convince the wife that this is the flashlight SHE must have Wink

It seems like a really good item - but after having a little while and using it how would you describe quality of the exterior? And handling in general. (I read the review but often I change my opinion of things after owning them and using them for some time. Maybe that is also the case here?? )

 

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Richie,

I measured mine 3.03A on Hi and These ICs are 7135 38L 380mA?

 

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Ledsmoke wrote:

Thank you for the review. That is out standing. Now I just have to convince the wife that this is the flashlight SHE must have Wink

It seems like a really good item - but after having a little while and using it how would you describe quality of the exterior? And handling in general. (I read the review but often I change my opinion of things after owning them and using them for some time. Maybe that is also the case here?? ) TY far any feedback Smile

 

Hey LedSmoke, Well, my wife really likes it and mentioned how very bright it is.  Although she doesn't like tail-switches, she did comment it's easy for her to press the switch and doesn't take a lot of pressure to turn on like some of my other lights.

As for handling, between the diameter and the excellent knurling, I honestly feel it's perfect.  The diameter is similar to a "D" size flashlight.  It's always felt very solid and of high quality.  When I have extra money to spend, I'm going to purchase some Redilast 3100's for it yielding exceptional runtime and or charging capacity. 

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Richie,

I measured mine 3.03A on Hi and These ICs are 7135 38L 380mA?

 

Hi Pok, that's a really nice sweet spot to run an XML.  How did you manage to get such an exact reading?

I didn't look closely enough at the IC's, I'll take a look when I get home, but if you say they are 380mA, I'm sure you're correct.  With that current, it's got to be putting OTF 800+ lumens after loses?

Richie

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Thx for the great review Richie!  This one has caught my eye since I have a camping trip coming up and given the single 2200 mAh 18650 in the Poldera PowerBank, it won't charge my iPad.  That's great that you have tested this to work.

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Pok wrote:

Richie,

I measured mine 3.03A on Hi and These ICs are 7135 38L 380mA?

 

Hi Pok, I made that same mod you mentioned in your thread you started for this light regarding the battery carrier.  I added some washers to one end to make inserting and removing the batteries easier.  I used very small lock-washers pounded flat with a hammer so they sit completely flat prior to screwing them down.  Works great just as it did doing the same thing to my DRY flashlight.

 

Also, I checked the IC's on mine labeled, 7135 and below that is 35B.  I can't seem to find out what 35B represents.  I did check my Roche F12 that has the same 7135 driver but without one 7135 IC and outputting about 2.5a, which is labeled 35C 

Richie

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Thanks for the review, Richie.

As a recovering flashaholic, I'm proud to say that I made it to the 5th of May before buying my first flashlight of the year.

But I definitely need this one... Wink

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I have the 3 mode, NW.  Ordered on April 21.

Quality appears first rate, and it will be so convenient to be able to recharge without removing batteries.  Put in three identical 18650 and these topped off quickly through the mini USB.  Checked the charging output from the USB A port and this worked fine with my Nexus One phone.

My 7135s have a 35A label.  Measured 2.8a, 0.8a, and 0.1 using a precision power supply.

As mentioned earlier here, there are three levels in the light pattern - the central is well defined for throw.  

No complaints and pleased to employ more of my 18650 batteries.

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Aloha and welcome to BLF jeober!

 

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any PWM on the various modes with this light?

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Hello and welcome to BLF, joeber! You picked up a really nice light/charger there.

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That's a very nice light. Price seems reasonable too. for what you get.

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any PWM on the various modes with this light?

 

No detectable PWM on any mode Laughing

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Hey Pok, if you get a chance, after you recharge your batteries inside the flashlight, can you do a voltage check on them.  I'm curious to see if there is any variation between your light and mine.  Charging 3 batteries, it always tops them off to 4.19v. 

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Richie086 wrote:

Hey Pok, if you get a chance, after you recharge your batteries inside the flashlight, can you do a voltage check on them.  I'm curious to see if there is any variation between your light and mine.  Charging 3 batteries, it always tops them off to 4.19v. 

Mine is 4.19V too.

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Mine is 4.19V too.

 

Thank you Pok.  That's great there's a level of quality control with regard to the internals.  I'd like to know what else Hanks manufacturer builds.

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nice beamshots.  when I buy this light I'll probably order a good diffusing lens.  I like a floodier beam for camping and it'd be a shame to lose output in such a great light.

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nice beamshots.  when I buy this light I'll probably order a good diffusing lens.  I like a floodier beam for camping and it'd be a shame to lose output in such a great light.

 

Thanks Dthrckt, if you find anything good, maybe you could post a beam shot.

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Lens used here is 41.8mm by 1.85mm.  

Considered a UCL lens from Flashlightlens.com but went budget and ordered a 42mm AR coated lens from intl-outdoor - $3 shipped.  Maybe insignificant but fun to do anyway.  Lens is very easy to access.

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Lens used here is 41.8mm by 1.85mm.  

 

I saw the UCL at the other place the other day.  First time I've gone there and they actually sold one in the correct diameter I could use.  I wasn't sure if the extra thickness would allow the bezel to screw down all the way, but I ordered it anyway.  I really don't know how much difference it'll make, but 99% transmittance sounds good to me. I'll take a beam shot before and after and see if I can tell the difference. 

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The  41.8mm x 1.90mm UCL from Flashlightlens.com is a perfect fit for this light.  In spite of being slightly thicker, the bezel still screwed down completely.  My eyes couldn't tell any difference from the non-AR coated stock lens, but I'm glad to have it installed anyway.

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I really want one of these, but I don't think I can deal with the branding on that one side.

It looks really ugly...

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I really want one of these, but I don't think I can deal with the branding on that one side.

It looks really ugly...

 

I have to agree with you 100% on that.  It was the first thing I noticed when I unwrapped it and the only thing about this light that had me skaking my head in a negative way.  I haven't experimented on it yet to see if it can be removed, but one way or another, it's coming off or will at least be hidden some how.  

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Richie086 wrote:

watkins wrote:

I really want one of these, but I don't think I can deal with the branding on that one side.

It looks really ugly...

 

I have to agree with you 100% on that.  It was the first thing I noticed when I unwrapped it and the only thing about this light that had me skaking my head in a negative way.  I haven't experimented on it yet to see if it can be removed, but one way or another, it's coming off or will at least be hidden some how.  

Would you mind keeping me updated on that, anyway at all to sort that and I'll be buying one.

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I also bought this wonderful flashlight. Mine is pretty "ringy" in the beam, but I can live with that. The coolest thing is the ability to charge my iPhone and iPad wherever I am. Works really well for this. 

I am doing a runtime test on low. So far it has run 24 hours and down to 80% batteries according to the lights on the end. 

I really love this light!

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Would you mind keeping me updated on that, anyway at all to sort that and I'll be buying one.

@Watkins, I sure will.  I tried rubbing alcohol and it didn't do a thing.  I may have to resort to adding some grip tape I used on my DRY flashlight.  But I'll let you know.

 

Shank2001 wrote:

I also bought this wonderful flashlight. Mine is pretty "ringy" in the beam, but I can live with that. The coolest thing is the ability to charge my iPhone and iPad wherever I am. Works really well for this. 

I am doing a runtime test on low. So far it has run 24 hours and down to 80% batteries according to the lights on the end. 

I really love this light!

 

Hi Shank2001, There are no rings on mine at all.  If possible, see if you can post a white wall photo of the ringy pattern.  I'm also curious which batteries you installed in yours.  Until I come up with some money to purchase a set of Redilast 3100's, I'm using some Redilast 2600's.  I'm sure once I get the higher capacity cells in there, it'll easily fully charge my wife's Ipad2 no problem.

BTW...the 8*7135 2.8a driver in this light really puts out a good amount of light with a wonderful tight hot spot.

 

Richie

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I am running AW2900s in mine. I don't have a place to host photos currently, otherwise I would post pics. 

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Shank2001 wrote:

I am running AW2900s in mine. I don't have a place to host photos currently, otherwise I would post pics. 

 

Okay, no problem.  I usually use Photobucket.com for all my photos.  Here is a quick photo I took of mine on high mode pointed at a white wall after I installed the UCL from flashlightlens.com

 

 

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watkins wrote:
Would you mind keeping me updated on that, anyway at all to sort that and I'll be buying one.

 

This is the best solution I can come up with to hide the manufacturers labeling.  It's soft texture grip tape that we keep on hand for areas around our small boat.  It's also what I used on my DRY flashlight so it doesn't slip out of my hand.  It sits inside the recess and won't come off unless you physically try and peel it off.  I think it's a better solution rather than trying to paint it over, which no doubt would eventually peel off at some point. 

 

 

Richie

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