Roche F12 Desert Yellow Mini 1-18650 Flashlight Show & Tell

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Roche F12 Desert Yellow Mini 1-18650 Flashlight Show & Tell

This is another beauty I acquired several days ago from Ric at CNQualitygoods.com.  Available at both of Ric's websites, CNQ and Fancyflashlights.com

http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1545

 

The package arrived well protected and the flashlight comes in a great little magnetic display box.  Within the box is the flashlight and the lanyard pictured below.

These are a few of the specs listed:

F12 Desert Yellow Mini 1x18650 CREE XM-L T6 Straight Tube Flashlight
800 Lumens
3 (Lo-Mid-Hi) ; 10%>40%>100% (Only available as a 3-Mode)
7*7135 2.5A
HaII Anodising
1 hours on High
Aluminum Alloy Mill/OP Reflector
CREE XM-L T6-1A CW OR XM-L T6-3C NW
 
 
Tail-Cap readings were as follows:
 
HIGH - 2.46a
MED - .76a
LOW - .13a
 
It should also be noted no PWM was detected on any mode Laughing
 
 

 

 

Fit and finish and HA ll anodizing were top notch flawless Laughing

 

 

 

 

For scale next to my Tank007 HC-128

 

 

 

 

The F12 lens was perfectly clear, but I did notice it had a finger print on the reflector.  As of this writing, I haven't been able to remove the bezel to attempt cleaning it. 

 

 

 

 

 

My example worked perfectly with button tops and flat top 18650's.

NOTE: As Ric mentioned on his website, certain diameter 18650's will NOT fit the battery tube.  My Redilast 2900 & 3100's will not work.  My Redilast 2600's are excellent.

Threads were all triangular cut and perfect and O-rings of the correct size.  Threads and O-rings were bone dry and in desperate need of lube.

 

 

 

 

 

3-Mode 7*7135 2.5A Driver.  The flashlight head gets HOT quickly on HIGH mode.

 

 

 

 

 

Tailcap components appeared excellent.

 

 

 

 

 

Also purchased a Yezl Cow Hide holster for it.  Ric verified for me that the fit was correct before sending it.  All ready to be used as an EDC.

 

 

Here are some beam shots taken on a more appropriate camera setting.  I think I got it set right on the money this time.  Just to be clear, this is not a shoot-out of any kind.  Besides the F12, only the Yezl M6X has an XM-L operating at the same current.  The others are identified in their respective photos simply for reference.  All flashlights had fully charged batteries and run only on HIGH mode.

Photos were adjusted for posting size only, no other manipulation was done to them.

If you want to see why the Roche F12 runs hot on HIGH mode, take a look at the photos Laughing

 

 

 

 

Roche F12 NW Tint, Rated 800 lumens, 1x18650

 

 

 

 

Yezl M6X XM-L T6 CW Tint, Rated 800 lumens, 1x18650

 

 

 

 

Tank007 HC-128, 7090XR-E, Rated 220-Lumen, 1x18650

 

 

 

 

Meritline Stainless Steel, CREE Q3 Warm Tint LED, Rated 180 lumens, 3 x "AAA"

http://www.meritline.com/k71-stainless-aluminum-cree-q3-led-flashlight---p-42968.aspx

 

 

 

Some longer distance about 40 feet to shrubs.

 

Roche F12

 

 

 

 

Yezl M6X

 

 

 

 

Tank007 HC-128

 

 

 

 

Meritline Stainless Steel Cree

 

Hope this give you all some idea how much light comes out of this little light from Roche.  I'd have to say it's a bit over powered running at 2.46a+ for such a small light, but hey, that's what medium mode is for..LOL.

Richie

Edited by: Richie086 on 05/02/2012 - 21:26
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I've been waiting for someone to get one of these.  Looking forward to the beam shots.

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Nice! I see one of these in my future... just need to find a clip that will fit.

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Thanks for the write up!  That is really a nice looking little light! You don't specify the brand or link to it but it's not really an Ultrafire, is it?  I'm guessing Ric just uses the Ultrafire gift box for these.

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Thanks, Richie! I'm drooling and can't wait to get mine, hopefully tomorrow or Friday. The color in your pics looks quite different (almost gold) from the CNQG site picks, what do you think holding it in your hand?

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BetweenRides wrote:

Thanks, Richie! I'm drooling and can't wait to get mine, hopefully tomorrow or Friday. The color in your pics looks quite different (almost gold) from the CNQG site picks, what do you think holding it in your hand?

It looks like a little brother to the SR King!
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JohnnyMac wrote:

Thanks for the write up!  That is really a nice looking little light! You don't specify the brand or link to it but it's not really an Ultrafire, is it?  I'm guessing Ric just uses the Ultrafire gift box for these.

I think the brand is a Roche. That's what IOS version is and it looks like that's what's printed in one of the photos.

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Nice holster, I should get one of those for my S-mini's

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

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BetweenRides wrote:

JohnnyMac wrote:

Thanks for the write up!  That is really a nice looking little light! You don't specify the brand or link to it but it's not really an Ultrafire, is it?  I'm guessing Ric just uses the Ultrafire gift box for these.

I think the brand is a Roche. That's what IOS version is and it looks like that's what's printed in one of the photos.

Yeah, I couldn't make out what it was from his pics but it sure didn't look like it said "Ultrafire" on it. Smile
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JohnnyMac wrote:

Thanks for the write up!  That is really a nice looking little light! You don't specify the brand or link to it but it's not really an Ultrafire, is it?  I'm guessing Ric just uses the Ultrafire gift box for these.

 

Hey Johnny, I didn't even realize that, I'll fix the OP shortly.  The brand is actually a Roche F12.  Maybe Roche is some type of subsidiary of HWA WYS Ultrafire?  The box appears to be made for this size light, interesting.

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BetweenRides wrote:

Thanks, Richie! I'm drooling and can't wait to get mine, hopefully tomorrow or Friday. The color in your pics looks quite different (almost gold) from the CNQG site picks, what do you think holding it in your hand?

 

Hi BetweenRides, Ric's website photo is exactly what it looks like in the hand.  My photo lighting is a bit bright, sorry.

Richie

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Thanks, Richie. That is good news. The sand color is one of the things that forced me to buy it. Not that big a fan of gold, except in my teef! Silly

Well, you said it gets hot - is it pretty bright? 800lm accurate in your estimation?

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BetweenRides wrote:

Thanks, Richie. That is good news. The sand color is one of the things that forced me to buy it. Not that big a fan of gold, except in my teef! Silly

Well, you said it gets hot - is it pretty bright? 800lm accurate in your estimation?

 

LOL...good one.  If it isn't 800 lumens, it's darn close to it.  I have a Yezl M6X that I purchased a year or so ago from CNQ that's rated exactly the same as seen in this link http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1095

Although the M6X is the regular T6 CW and my F12 is NW, they are putting out a similar amount of light.  It's just that the F12 is geared more for flood and the Yezl M6X has a tighter hot spot.  But I'll get a photo of both and also toss in the Tank HC-128 too.

It stopped raining here, so I'm going to go out shortly and get some close range beam shots for the forum.  Should have them up in about an hour.  

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OP updated with beam shots, enjoy!

Richie

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Nice flood for such a little light. Thanks for posting the beam shots.

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Great show-and-tell .

I think this light has it all , small , bright , neutral , floody and good looking .

And I'll bet the S-mini clip will fit .

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I wonder how this one compares to Balder SE2...

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Good thread - thank you for taking the time to post good outdoor beamshots. Very helpful

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Looks great, like the floody beam Smile hoping to receive mine sometime soon...

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I've ordered one too a week ago and it hasn't been shipped yet.

Merry wrote me an email telling that the last batch has some problems with the anodizing and they've sent the F12s back to the factory.

Hope they can send me my F12 soon, as it looks great...

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Good luck UPz, I have been waiting a lot longer than that, I have been rather disappointed with CNQG so far.

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It's a strange thing... CNQG are the fastest shippers I deal with till date.

Let's wait and see.

BTW, for how much are you waiting?

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CNQG wrote:

We have got your order, thanks for you patronage.

 

The F12 we have got it last week, But when we test it, there is a tint flaw with this consignment.

 

We have no way but to return it back to re-product.

 

It will takes about a week to get back in stock.  Once get it will shipping it out.

 

Hoping you kindly understand, thanks

 

 

Best regards

Merry

 
2012-04-10

 

This was a week after the order, which was (paid with discount) replacement for a cock up they made on my previous order! 

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I'm wondering what's happening at CNQG.

I ussually deal with Ric, but now I can't find him.

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UPz wrote:

I've ordered one too a week ago and it hasn't been shipped yet.

Merry wrote me an email telling that the last batch has some problems with the anodizing and they've sent the F12s back to the factory.

Hope they can send me my F12 soon, as it looks great...

 

Hi UPZ,

I ordered this one on about 4/2, but this was the batch that had the tint flaw, so they had to go back to the manufacturer to be fixed.  No doubt where the finger print came from on the reflector.  Very disappointing to hear your batch has an anodizing defect now.  At least once mine shipped, I had ordered it with DHL shipping and got it in 3 days. 

Either way, once Rick and Merry receive a good batch and ship it out to you, you'll be really happy with it.  Try and sit tight and when you see this light in your hands, you'll see it was totally worth the wait.  Good luck to you.

 

Richie

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I ordered mine on 4/4. Merry let me know about the tint problem on 4/9. I was told by Merry on 4/22 that it shipped on 4/20, tracking number showed dispatched by Singapore Post on 4/25, arrived U.S. 4/30. According to USPS, it has been "Processed through Sort Facility" in New York at 1:34 pm. I'm hoping it's in today's mail at work.

The annoying part is an edc light included in the order for a friend. I expect the long ship times but my friend doesn't understand why it takes so long. I am disappointed in how this was handled, the order should have been split shipped, especially considering I paid for registered shipping. One of the reasons I use CNQG is faster shipping - this one is almost at 1 month.

On a positive note, at least CNQG checked the new lights before sending them out. The long wait is preferable to getting a defective light and then trying to get satisfaction. If you do have issues with CNQG, Ric-CN is a member here and he does respond to PMs. I think they are pretty busy trying to get the new FancyFlashlights website up and running.

Edit: Just saw your post, Richie. Our lights were probably on the same flight - mine's just making it's way to the Midwest.

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BetweenRides wrote:
I am disappointed in how this was handled, the order should have been split shipped, especially considering I paid for registered shipping. 

 

I'm sure your light will be delivered today Laughing  But this same thing did rub me the wrong way.  Due to the issue with the F12, CNQ held up sending my Big Head K8 until the F12 was in hand.  I agree, they should have split up the order and sent the balance of items they had ready.

Richie

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Received mine at last, I have to say it is a very nice light, maybe even my new favourite....

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Jeansy wrote:

Received mine at last, I have to say it is a very nice light, maybe even my new favourite....

How is the color? Is it sand or gold?

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Umm, it's not bright gold that's for sure, a really matte colour. The whole light feels really dry! I know that sounds strange but I guess it's the feel of the anodising. As Richie noted the threads were bone dry and felt nasty but a little lube and they are fine. I'll see if I can get a accurate colour pic....

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