If you could only Buy One "Super Thrower"? (Under $400)

Thanks everyone for the feedback!

And i have been on a huge Nuetral white kick, and have seriously been considering the OG GT in xhp35 NW. I love my 4000k K1, and would love the GT original

By then something more “throwier” will appear and you’d wait for the next Black Friday!

I might sell mine soon, haven’t used it much.

Really? the NW xhp35 version? Im telling you, i have since ordered about 6-8 neutral white edc’s and a couple more throwers in xhp35 NW from Simon. I really am liking the xhp35 NW. I actually may prefer the xhp35 NW over some of my SBT90 throwers…

If thats what you have, when you are ready to sell, please PM me. I am interested.

Just please, not TOO soon, it’s been a busy month. LOL

I have the original XHP35 NW and also bought a new driver from Texas Ace to power a shaved XHP70, I also have the 4 cell short battery tube, and several custom made shims to play with the focus. Not really sure yet if I want to sell it, but give me shout out when you are ready. I may be just looking for original investment from the original group buy (Still much lower than what you would pay) + actual shipping costs.

We could talk about it over PM when you are ready.

Just sold my GT which i converted to GT90 “(More info here)”:Lumintop BLF GT --> BLF GT90 conversion ! to have enough funds for my first LEP.
I bought the Maxtoch L2K which member Chibim tested to outperform all LEP’s so far.
“(More info here)”:review: Maxtoch Xsword L2K LEP flashlight (2021 edition) reaching over 3km

The GT90 is awesome and is one of the king of throwers, but its too big and heavy for any practical use.

I thought LEP was more like a laser beam (zero spill) whereas the GT90/94 thrower has a an entirely different beam profile and AFAIK has some very acceptable spill.

Maybe after this pole is complete, it would be a good idea to do a $200.00 and less thrower favorite pole. :sunglasses:
I voted for the GT90 but the GT70 is better for real use because of higher lumen output, in my opinion.

Hey! That is ALL great info, thanks!

Thank you, I appreciate this. I will pm when ready.

I saw that, and almost sold 3-4 of my lights (that I didn’t want to sell, reason why I just didn’t) so I could buy your gt90. It was a great price even with shipping.

I just don’t know if an LEP is what I want. My buddy has the w30, and it’s incredible, but if I’m being honest, I think I’d use it less then a 20lb (lol) sbt90 thrower. Unless you are spotting something well over 500m away, the hotspot is so intense with those really good LEPs that it’s unusable IMO. Although, I’ll probably buy one eventually, lol.

Great idea, thanks cncman! I don’t know, I haven’t seen the gt70 for less then $200. But your right, becaus it comes in nuetral white too, which I like. I had the mf02s nw and sold it bc the xhp70 didn’t throw impressive, but I sure the head size of the gt remedies that since it’s almost double the size of the mf02

IMO, LEP lights are like HIDs, they are niche products that are great to have as part of a flashaholic’s collection, yet not much of practical use in the long-term real world use.

I tend to agree, they are a great thing to show off to your friends but if you were stranded in the dark somewhere, I would take a “real” light over an LEP any day.

Here are the results I have. Granted the Lexel driver is going to push the 70.2 to near its highest Lumens that most lights cannot do, so its not a fair comparison. But its doable. :wink:

Left XHP 70.2 …… Right Luminus SBT 90.2.

The led was from Digi-Key at XHP 70.2 5700K before dedoming.
The driver is 12v 8amp from Lexel with 5v power supply for pump.
Runs cool and only gets warm in warm weather.
The dedomed Digi-Key XHP 70.2 5700K performed much better than the 6500K dedomed Mtn. Electronics led.
12V 8Amps on turbo
2,343m throw
Specs for Luminus SBT 90.2 not water cooled.
3V 22 amps on turbo
5800 lumens
2700 meter throw

It is hard to beat the XHP 70.2 when driven hard. :wink:
A lot has been promoted about the SBT 90.2, but the proof is in the beam shots.
When standing behind the two lights, I give the 70.2 my vote. :wink:

Yes I believe the BLF GT90 is a far better light and worth the investment over the K75 you get more cells so more shenanigans and a better UI, when I had the K75 I hated the UI the only acebeam light I have left and like the UI is the L16.

I would say take a look at smaller LEP’s the larger LEP lights are super fun but horribly impractical unless you are shining a mountain side for giggles.
I recently got into smaller LEP’s but since Canada has weird issues things having a Class 3B laser they tend to get refused and sent back so with somewhat limited options I picked up a Astrolux WP1 and boy is it a contender for something so small it has a very usable beam and very respectable amount of throw mine measured 355kcd~.

as posted above…LEP for super-throw.
i got the Fenix TK30 because there
was a coupon/discount
and i trust Fenix.

of course, tech gets cheaper with time,
however i wanted to try one out.
so far, so good, super-throwie.

I’d def get an LEP, since I mostly like aspheric lights.

My MR175 eats my original BLF-GT for breakfast the BLF is not even close so I think even the latest top thrower still would not come close to my 10+ year old MR175. Its just not that practical BIG unit. The battery back is separate (back pack).
I was only using it a few weeks ago sitting on a cabins veranda. I set up a pair of binoculars on a tripod and was spotting foxes 1.5km away on the next ridge. If only I had a gun that could shoot that far.


LEPs just don’t have the wow factor of a 6000 Lumen gigathrower

The sheer size of the body and the sheer Lumen output