I already own two headlamps (a single emitter P7 and a T6), both bought from DealExtreme. I am looking for something more versatile, using 18650 batteries.
I am trying to choose between these budget flashlights:
1. Romisen RC-T6
2. SkyRay King
Does anybody have any advice on which is better? I want the brightest light for my money. I like a balanced compromise between flood and throw. Heatsinking is important to me, as I hike for several hours and usually carry my headlamp in my bare hands.
my srk is great for brief use while camping (car) took it earlier this year for a trip along the gulf coast. on high, it would get too hot for long term use but the low is plenty bright for night hiking and the batteries should last for extended periods of time on low particularly if you used something like the keepower 3400mah that kumabear sells. we really need to know the type of camping ( car, backpacking, etc.) how long of a duration in days. primary uses.
I find the output of my little T6 headlamp perfectly adequate for my hiking. However, now I’ve got the bug and I’m primarily looking for an awesome, show-off type light that I can carry at all times and use in a variety of situations.
My camping consists of driving a 4x4 into the mountains and camping out for a few days at a time. I have a protected 18650 charger that run off a car battery, so recharging shouldn’t be a problem.
My hiking can last 2-3 hours into the darkness. I hike solo on uninhabited mountains and moorland, so I don’t mind the extra weight in my backpack of a decent flashlight. After dusk, I would use my T6 headlamp and carry the high powered flashlight as my backup for emergency use. The trails I follow often become lost in the undergrowth or wide open spaces, so a combination of flood with a decent throw is appreciated. Sometimes I need to search the terrain for rocky outcrops, footbridges and other landmarks. It seems strange to keep the most powerful light as the backup but, if I end up in an emergency situation, I’ll be glad I did.
Basically, I want the brightest, most versatile light possible for my limited funds.
well, the srk is definitely in the wall of light show off class. I enjoy it for that. i am not so sure how waterproof it is but as a backup flooder when you need lots of light out front this will definitely provide it. there very well might be a 3xt6 light out there that would offer long run time and be more ergonomically suitable. i like my srk but, as someone mentioned, it is like holding a can of pepsi.
This is a excellent little lite… Can be ran with two, or three 18650 batteries. I have the big lights, but they are heavy & cumbersome. This Light is 12 inches long with three batteries, 8 inches with two. They claim it’s 3800 lumens… More like 1300 but it’s still bright! I love the thing. :bigsmile:
Here’s a video I made….LOL I am not a professional.
I ordered the M10, please do NOT tell me about anymore great deals :bigsmile: I’m going to the poor house with this hobby. Lord, I just started…. this is not going to go well with my beautiful wife, she likes it when I say that. Really, I always have an open ear for someone of your expertise.
Please let us know: when you get it, who you ordered from, how long was the time till reception, the shipping method, why you bought a C8 and why you chose that specific dealer, how it compares to your other 18650’s if any, the charger you’re using, the throw pic’s and runtime/amps, etc., etc.
Also, most importantly, how your post relates to this thread “Need budget flashlight for camping, hiking at night?”
Thanks for the welcome. Ordered from Int’l Outdoors, did not know of any other dealer and heard good things about Hank, standard shipping, needed something for nite walks with my dogs in a dense brush, lightly wooded area with lots of wild animals(coyotes,raccoons, rabbits etc.) around. Hope the U3 option works well.