I’m not a reviewer but I just wanted to say it performs well for the price. Runtime should be fair with 2x 26650. It has too many modes for me H/M/L/strobe/SOS. The biggest flaw for me is the next mode memory And it’s for that reason that I stuffed up one of the beamshots. The one aiming at the short tree is on mid, I’m sure of it now but didn’t notice until I was looking back over the pics.
Comparison shots are a stock courui and the GHFY I put together (here ). I have to apologize for the pic quality too. I put the camera setting on ‘handheld nightscene’ but it’s come out pretty grainy
I want to mod this light somehow but I’m not too enthusiastic about just dedome and current bump. I guess I’ll come up with something.
Bugger! The edit button has disappeared so I can’t edit the OP.
To answer someones question above, the courui still has better throw. And I don’t have a tripod for the camera. When I go for a long walk to a reserve near me I find fence posts and the like to sit the camera on usually.
That fact that the throw can be somewhat compared to a Courui at all says something for the Patrol King due to the big disadvantage it has in reflector diameter. Do you know what amps the Courui is running at? Thanks for the great info Pink.
Maybe it's the lighting, but the reflector of the PK looks kind of dull. Does it look that way in person?
EDIT: Maybe the J12 and J18 have the same host body. Your light looks just like the J18 that I have. The head on my J18 has and outside diameter of 62mm too. The battery tube extension linked to above fits it too.
That Courui sure does look sweet. Anyone know what the best deal on those are these days?
EDIT: Never mind. Parallel cells. Don't feel like trying to convert to series.
I have a PK on the way to me. So I will make the best of it. "C" cells fit the J18 nicely. So with an extension, it should hold 4 nicely. That would be a good voltage level to drive an xml well and make a nice gift for my father.