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I bought a Falcon FH5 (first intended to be given as a gift) along with the Panda 3 Accu from YLP. I don’t like regular zoomies (because of the weird edges and artifacts) but when I tested the sliding TIR of the FH5 I was very impressed.

Some photos:

YLP Falcon FH5

Glow in the dark bezel and headstrap prints (nice)

There are very minimal losses when zooming.\

Measured:

Moonlight, Low, Med, High

Full flood = ~, 19, 78, 309 lumens

Full spot = ~, 18, 68, 294 lumens

Beam pattern is also quite nice for both flood and zoom especially in real use. Flood is like having a very wide beaded or diffused TIR and zoom is like having tight angle one that is perfectly centered. There is a very wide and faint spill in zoom mode that is actually quite usable. And none of that weird edges found in regular aspheric zoomies.

L-R. Falcon FH5 full flood mode, Spark SX5 (e21A quadtrix and beaded TIR), Emisar D1 (XPL-HI 4000K can’t remember tint bin).
https://i.imgur.com/DOEq5sY.jpg

L-R. Falcon FH5 somewhere in between zooms, Spark SX5 (e21A quadtrix and beaded TIR), Emisar D1 (XPL-HI 4000K can’t remember tint bin).
https://i.imgur.com/d1tzZiR.jpg

L-R. Falcon FH5 full spot mode, Spark SX5 (e21A quadtrix and beaded TIR), Emisar D1 (XPL-HI 4000K can’t remember tint bin).
https://i.imgur.com/0YF7qtG.jpg

I also tested cd numbers in full zoom mode and it out throws my D1 at the same output level.

FH5 @300 lumens = 14208cd (238m)

D1 @300 lumens = 11962cd (219m)

So, overall I’m very impressed with this not so impressive looking light. Might try to disassemble and swap led in the future. YLP’s zoomie hand helds (Falcon F15 and F20), if they are as good as this FH5, might also be worth the look. Might be even worth driving them harder. Of course, main drawback is that these are only rated IPX4 because of the zoom mechanism. If YLP can make an 18650 or 21700 aluminium version of the FH5 and somehow make it at least IP67 that would be an instant buy for me.