This one came in yesterday. It’s not a bad light at all. The only negatives I see - the spongy switch, the fairly sharp machining edges just below the switch, and the ringy beam or artifacts around the hotspot. But these are all minor flaws. All in all its well worth the money. The beam is almost identical in brightness to the Small Sun ZY-T13. But it has pretty nice anodizing and machining all in all. It tailstands, and has a nice metal screw in bezel at the front of head. And it has a nice deep reflector.
Ok I took some much better photos of this flashlight.
I just got done taking some beamshots. This thing is a thrower. I believe it will out throw the Small Sun ZY-T13. When I first turned it on outside for the first time, I was truly impressed. This thing has a pretty tight beam and is perfect outdoors.
These were all taken on manual exposure of 1.4 sec with a f/4 and ISO 400.
110yds to pool approx
Now these next 2 I wanted you to see both. I can’t believe how well it did at this distance of approx 350yds or so. The first one isn’t zoomed in as much. But they both turned out really well.
And just to show what my eyes seen comparing the ZY-T08 against the ZY-T13; the camera seen it as well. We'll do a mouseover on this one. Same exact settings as above. ZY-T13 mouseover and ZY-T08 mouseout
Stack side-by-side in the same direction (positive toward the LED end of the carrier)? Can you trace the contacts? Are both + ends of the batteries connected together (i.e. both + ends touch the same contact plate or strip)?
You could also measure voltage across both contacts of the battery carrier. Wait a minute - I just checked and this version doesn't have a battery carrier. So the cells just drop into the body? Do they go in with the + ends of both toward the LED? (That's what I assume which makes it parallel.)
For under $30, it’s one of the best throwers now I know of for the money. But again, it won’t out throw the STL-V6. It’s just driven harder. But if a guy drives this thing to 3.5 amps or so it would whip a lot of lights. It’s got a very good deep reflector.