Anybody tried a C11 yet? Multiple colors and emitters available at different sites, all pretty much the same body. I liked it in black, but am very tempted by this one, despite the fact that it is gaudy lol.
knurling looks weak, but otherwise, I likey. Might be fun to get a black one too and swap tailcaps/bezel.
Why is red $6 cheaper than black or silver? I like that it's XP-G. According to specs the red one is driven harder! I like it for $14, not for $20 though. Wait, the red is only a Q5? XP-G Q5? or XR-E Q5? Maybe that explains the $6 difference.
Thanks for posting this, I just ordered one in red...love the color. About a year ago I ordered this from CNQ http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1055 - looks to be identical. I've been looking for a replacement host, as I damaged the head beyond usability. I paid $40 for it at that time btw. It's a heavy light and with XML, has a nice tight hotspot and a lot of spill.
I'll definitely post when I get this...might be awhile though I wish they had the host only available, but at $14 in a cool color, I'm ok with that. The Yezl is a C8 size light more or less, and has the same type of threaded pill - the threads don't match up to the two other C8's I have though. It's a nice, solid host - it just feels like you could run it all day w/o heat issues.
The C8 style lights (and this C11, based on my Yezl, is the same size) don't have a standardized drop-in like a P60. Most likely you'd need to buy a 17mm driver and a 20mm XM-L star and solder them together. I could be wrong about the sizes, I'm assssssuming that this light is the same as my Yezl, more or less. If it isn't, I'll just swap parts onto the new pill.
I agree with everything you say, and realize that there's a solid chance this won't be a direct replacement. My M6X is trashed, and I'm not paying $32 + shipping...this is worth the risk. I'll convert it to XM-L one way or the other. The brass pill you linked looks like a good deal...I have the same driver on mine, purchased from Shiningbeam.