Not a full review yet, but last night I made some beamshots with the Noctigon KR1 W1 and W2, C8+ XP-L HI and FT03 SST-40.
The photos were made in a park next to the “new town hall” of Celle/Germany (parts shown in the photos). Photos at each location were shot using the same settings. There are two locations A and B, marked in this map.
First a whitewall shot with the KR1 W1 and W2 (not really visible in the images, but the W2 has noticeable petals around the spot):
Don’t take this “U6-3A” too serious. That is the emitter that I’ve ordered, but you know… Chinese sellers write stuff in their description, but you might receive something else. But I don’t think you will get much more with only 2.8 A in the C8+ host with 8*7135. The C8+ has definitely the worst intensity in this comparison although it has the bigger reflector.
I think the KR1 W2 with 18350 tube is a really good EDC thrower.¹ 100 kcd, really small and 7.5 A should be fine with high capacity 18350. I use the KeepPower 18350 1200 mAh which can handle 10 A. And the capacity is more than enough because most often you’ll use a (EDC) thrower just for a short time.