cant wait to see the review! This host looks very promising!
This light looks like it's made for the EFEST 4200 26650 cell - best cell on the planet right now, least I know of... I got a few more on order, planning on running 4 of them in this. Really for max throw, it comes down to the quality/design of the reflector. Some designs can kill throw, and can't be tuned, but there are also serious variations from piece to piece in reflectors, so never can tell. A UCLp should give a nice boost on throw - they always do.
Wish I could read Chinese - wonder what the X960 means, was hoping it's 96 mm head or reflector . 960 doesn't seem to match up to anything else, unless it's just a sort of model #.
960 meters of throw (in stock form, pre-mod throw)
You can take your time to measure your unit before placing your mod kit.
X960 is the flashlight model in the center.
I say make it 4s and put a XHP35 in there with a diamond Reflector. “now thats a light” (think crocodile dundee voice)
So the X960 is 45mm head diameter and the boss1 is approximately 2.6 X960's wide. Roughly 115mm head diameter? Just did it in paint, so I wouldn't go trusting it too much. :P
Things tend to look a bit bigger when they are closer to camera.
Damn it, a 4 x 26650 light, now I’m going to have to purchase it. If there’s a list, please add me to it.
True, I kinda want to recreate the picture with similar sized flashlights to see how much difference there is... Hmm, project for when I get bored.
Just fyi, it's SRK soup can style, super sized, 4 cells in parallel, but still, should be awesome runtime and maxing out the 4v capability of the emitter.
The handle is budget all the way - that slip over rubber sleeve, little weird, and the tail switch is kinda strange as well for alight like this, but who cares really - this light has just one purpose - max, and I'm thinking max throw.
Still, I'd probably drop in a Tiny25 with Bistro firmware - just because I can, and it's easy. Doing a Convoy L2 now, same way basically. Thinking of a de-domed XP-L V6 1D - got a couple in from IOS, but he's sold out of the LED's. Might have to get a couple XP-L V6 1A's from Richard. Could also go with a de-domed U4. I just have no luck with XP-G2's...
DHL - Monday
I am curious to see how are 26650 cells going to slide over those bumpy protruding contacts on a driver pcb while you screw in or out the battery tube!
Serious, Sirius9, me too!
I don’t see it as being a problem. there is a smooth transition from PCB to the stud and the nipples of protected cells have no square edges or sharp corners.
will anyone be so kind as to mod it to death to unravel its full potential?
I'll try. Hoping to max it out for throw. Once I get it and measure the lens, I'll probably order a custom UCLp. Thinking of a de-domed XP-L, but I'm working on de-domed XP-G2's. Unfortunately, I don't have the capability to do much in a custom heat sink, but we'll see. I'd rather keep the cells 4P - easier to works thing out with a stock driver. I'm thinking this is between a COURUI D01 and TK61 in reflector diameter. Of course a lot depends on the quality/shape of the reflector to get top #'s.
Great for something this big at a decent price though.
When you have it, please share the measures of lens and reflector
<—- willing to help in the heatsink department. Feel free to give me a holler.
I have 1”, 1 3/8”, 1 1/2” copper and a piece of 2 1/2” that’s 1 1/2” long in Tellurium if that helps. The big piece was for something that didn’t pan out.
Edit: Also got a couple of XP-G2 S2 OD if that helps…
Be prepared for the fight as Palight has habit of gluing their lights.
<—- got large strap wrenches, can help with that too.