Hugsby XP-2

mine had some play even if it is original
just some like less than 1mm wiggle

the spring held the battery tight so it’s cool

Do you believe it will deliver 600 lm? I think you will be lucky to get 60-100 lm.

Celidor wrote:

I received a fake XP-2 off of E-Bay. Shiny tail cap and no bump on the clip. It was rated to be 1600 lumens.. Way too good to be true. But it is still a nice light, and bright for its size, over 100 lumens I’d say. Seems fairly well made from what I can tell.

I was wondering for those who own a genuine xp-2. Do the batteries fit snugly in the housing?
In my fake, the batteries have some play to move side to side which is annoying. I was thinking about buying a genuine one but I don’t know if I should bother if the batteries are going to be knocking around.

This is a common problem in many lights due to not all cells being equal in diameter. It's actually more frustrating for me when I can't fit my fatter cells in a light. To stop the knocking around, I usually just use my fatter cells or insert a thin sheet of plastic in the battery tube.


These rattle slightly on my aaa rechargeables (JCB & Eneloop), until you snug down the tailcap or head ready for use. Then silent as light.

P.S. One reviewer suggested that the head be removed for battery changes, as they found the tail spring to be damaging their batteries. Just FYI.

Had about 40 of these now as gift lights off Ali-Express, mostly off TomTop. The only problem I,ve encountered so far is a couple of the reverse clickies arriving in the “On” position, and then clicking once or twice and going silent. No “Click” no switching on!

I seem to recall with some of the other Hugsby’s that the manufacturer claims to be selling direct off Ali-Express, but at average prices. Other dealers seem to be selling the genuine articles for less, so worth waiting for TomTop etc. to do special offers, to lessen chance of fakes. Found TomTop sometimes sell the same product cheaper on eBay.Co.Uk than their AE site (still from China, not UK)

What will they forge next?

The LEDs themselves. What’s the betting those fake Hugsbys have a fake XP-E inside as well. |(

Do you think the XP-2 from tomtop are genuine? Are there anyone else sells known non-fake XP-2s?

The ones from last month appear to be identical to all the original’s I’ve purchased before.

Wavy clips & Matt rear buttons with Orange Peel Reflectors :slight_smile:

You are probably right there, someone mentioned a much lower light output on the Fake ones.

Need pretty good eyesight, or huge magnification, to spot the construction differences in those fake LED’s on that thread.

“Fire it up and see the difference” seems to be the only sure way of telling. Too late if it’s been drop-shipped from the other side of the World.

One way of testing Customer Services I suppose :smiley:

This little light flat out rocks!!! I bought the little light thinking I would mod it somehow. After getting it though I quickly determined there wasnt anything I could do to this little light. It was already there straight out of the box.

I am curious though about adding a 10440 3.7v battery since the 2 (aaa) version is 3.0 volts.

Has anyone tried it yet>?

I recently bought 2 hugsby xp-2. I’m quite impressed with them. I’m looking to buy more. I thought I read it here that someone changed the led. Am I wrong? I can’t find a way. It looks to me that the top is pressed on or pressure fit. I took the driver out to see if the led was attached to it but I can see the wires go up into the holes in the head where the led is glued to with hat looks like ermal paste or apoxy. I took a couple pictures of the driver and the inside of the head. I’m new here so I don’t think I can post pics.

The fake Hugsby XP-1 comes apart easy. Top unscrews from the base of the head where the knurled and smooth parts meet. If the real Hugsby assembles the same way, it must be glued. I can’t get the top off my real XP-2 where my fake XP-1 comes apart easy.

I bought both the XP-1 and XP-2, moved the XP-2 head onto the XP-1 body and used a 10440. Works fine and VERY bright.


I’ve tried to remove it. I don’t want to break it. Anyways its a nice light. Don’t think I need to do much to it. I would like modes though. Anyone know any drivers with modes for a light show small?

1AAA 3W LED Voltage-step up 10mm circuit board (19 modes 3 groups)

Thanks but this won’t work for what I want it to do. This will only work with 1 aaa battery. I need something for 2 aaa battery applications. A min of 3 to 4.2v max.

The Hugsby XP-2 comes apart the same as the fake. The threads are glued, but I got it off with the help of my pliers and strap wrench.

I wrapped the rubber of the strap wrench around the bottom of the head, held it in place with my pliers so it wouldn’t mess up the finish, then gripped the knurled part with my finger and thumb and just unscrewed it. It was easy.

I got some Nichia 219C on 10mm SinkPad from RMM’s sale that needs a home. I wonder where they can go. :bigsmile:

A number of us have used this one (AK-007) with both AA and 10440s:

And these will take at least 3.7 to 4.2 volts? The specs show only for 1 AAA @ 1.5vv. Has the rating changed?

- AK-007 1*AA regulated power output

- 11.9 mm diameter base

- Voltage: 0.8~1.5V

  • 3-Mode: High (100); Low (15); 9HZ


As far as I’m aware, the official specs have never changed, but yes, I use it with 10440, and one of the 2 reviews on their website says similar (although it calls it 10450 :laughing:. Also, there’re posts about it here in various threads I think.