Zooming Model List (2018 Updated) Tell us about your newest zoomie!

Just use thermal epoxy + black sharpie and dont even bother using the ring

Think will be difficult swap Led once is fixed with epoxy.Do you know a good small host with solid pill and tail switch not press fit?

Oh no… Not nuff said :laughing: :+1:

Yes I agree for thermals. You don’t really need that for successful hunting. But modern digital night vision devices(around 500:money_mouth_face: are well worth the money. Cost much less than premium classic glass riflescopes (Zeiss, Swarovski etc…) and you have all in one rig for day/night shooting - recording everything you do(sometimes this is good cause you see why you missed something.

Now about this: “with enough spill AND throw you see the field WIDE and DEEP”.

Hmm… :face_with_monocle:
I have a whole lot of 200 - 350 KCD 1x18650 tube modded reflector lights at home and mine experiences are following:

When you turn on reflector LED light, our(human) adaptive night vision is instantly killed by spill light that is reflecting from grass, ground, and other objects like barrel, car hood etc.
Our pupil of the eye narrows and we see less. The brighter the environment is, the narrower is the pupil of the eye, so there’s a reduction in light that hits the fundus.

Aspherical type of beam has sharp borders, so there is better contrast between illuminated area and dark area. The enhanced contrast lets us to perceive objects/persons/things better. 300 kcd reflector vs 300kcd Aspheric. There is no doubt at all that you see further in a night with aspheric because everything mentioned.

USEFUL SIDE SPILL IN REFLECTOR FLASHLIGHTS (spill imho is just halo effect from reflector light) So what do we have with that Halo effect of reflector light beam?

- Spill/reflector halo effect messes with our adaptive night vision. Our pupil of the eye narrows and wee see less.

- We are spooking and give away our position to anyone around such light(yourself, other people, animals)

- In summer days we are attracting more bugs to your position

  • There is no possibility of beam adjustment so it has too much light and to narrow beam on short distances (when used with super thrower emitters with intensity of lets say 200-400 and more KCD).

Why you are explaining that we can’t hit running animal once when zoomed in? That is not true! True is that you got to speak for yourself so… You can’t hit it! :laughing: But I know that is not the true :innocent: since you can hit it but “you can’t” since you did not even try it. :laughing: And you know 350kcd zoomie throws 1 mile and it can be set to throw up to 250 meters with 5-10x hotspot size than reflector…
But ok I see you are old school hunter. Why change something that works? But you will eventually. You’ll see… Just a matter of time. :+1:

These large diameter ultra narrow TIR might be a good compromise between both hunting styles.

I agree often spill is as bad as it is good. On a white “bay” boat in fog before sunrise spill absolutely made it painful with reflections from deck. This boat hull is at or below water line so i am not tall enough to escape spill. Maybe from higher vantage point it would be minimal problem but as is that was a poor example to show off my awesome lights. Lol

Except a little problem… It does not have 1” body… Yes I know it can be fitted with some 30mm non adjustable, non magnetic mounts, but standard for hunting light is 1” tube because of various types of mounting system for them. So dear China sellers you are just driving me mad when you make good looking light and you actually declare it as hunting light like this one above but you don’t think on elementary thing and standards now-days… OK. They don’t hunt (well some of them probably hunt some small beasts like rats and bats). Same goes for Simon Convoy zoomie… I don’t want them even for free until they switch to 1” tube.

On The Road i5: “Unboxing Video + Written Review”: On The Road i5 - Zoomable – 1x18650 – 1100 lumens – USB-C Charging

Store: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001335585730.html

Similar in some things to the Z821, but with USB-C charging!

I was thinking about ordering this Skywolfeye E527 for my niece.


According to this old thread on CPF, it's modes are High/Low/Strobe, but it has mode memory!


After reading what everyone thinks of Skywolfeye in this (BLF) thread, I don't know if I want to order this el cheapo flashlight.

By the way, the flashlight is available from other sellers on AliExpress and eBay, but the AE link I provided is the cheapest I can find, and that store on AE doesn't have very good feedback, but that doesn't bother me too much.

I am worried, however, about the build quality of the Skywolfeye E527.

(Apparently they don't make flashlights very well.)

I got a couple similar cheapo zoomies, but 18650 tube size. There was one cheapo, think the model name was ZB-006, I liked to mod. Expect no shelf - I made one out of copper, then used a de-domed XP-G2 at the time:

Expect very thin alum housing, rough sharp threads, a cheap press-fit button. This is all stuff par for the course. It is really cheap - $2.63 shipped.

Similar to the light we called the slim AA zoomie:

I've already got a couple of those, and my niece likes that one.

They were good for the price, but the price has increased quite a bit.


I'll ask my niece if she even wants the Skywolfeye E527, and if so, I'll order it.

A new warsun zoomie:


Nicron Mini zoomable, AA/14500:


Anyone mention the Sofirn S11Cs, or the WDT zoomies on Amazon for 2fitty each (now 6bux each)?

If not, well, them. :laughing:

New 26650 zoomie, SupFire X60-T:


Another zoomie / lantern combo. Too many functions (magnet, red light, …) but I kinda like it:


18650 tail clicky, Laserspeed IS1000T. I don’t know what makes lasers faster than flashlights…maybe they are more stramlined so when you throw one it flies faster.


Add the On The Road Z803

Big flashlight with a small lens…

Manufacturers should tend to have as large lens possible in as small host package possible but of course… Most China engineers can’t figure that out…

Ohhh, I see. The FT listing shows the lens size well: https://www.fasttech.com/product/4206303-on-the-road-z803-zooming-led-flashlight-gift-set

Yikes! Totally agree - wut were they think'n?

Of course I'm always interested in something different w/e-switch to mod. This SupFire F15-T looks interesting:

aliexpress.com - SupFire F15-T

It's got an LCD panel and it seems to match the display info of the Neal (no-name) LEP - must be a common design used and re-used, etc.

The F15 is the reflector version, while the F15-T is the aspheric zoom version - listing is confusing the two models.

I just noticed that it comes with a powerbank. Cool. What is your plan for it?

Not sure if I'll order it. From the looks and features, it's possible the driver could be exactly the same, or same physically as the Neal no-name LEP, and if so, it's not an easy driver mod/upgrade. Lot depends on the switch - if it's driver mounted or separate round PCB in the housing.

Overall though, it looks decent - nice look'n design, SS bezel, relatively compact, simple push/pull zoom, etc. Someone here at work questions the heat effect on those LCD panels - not sure what they are typically rated it, specially if we crank up the amps. The no-name LEP is low power.

10850 zoomie from warsun:


I haven’t seen such battery used in flashlights before.

A large zoomie: