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Other High Power Flashlights?

Discussion in 'General' started by pyro1son, 12 May 2012.

  1. pyro1son

    pyro1son Linux User!

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    Has anybody used this brand or know whether they're any good?

    Ive got a 4D Maglite and was thinking of putting Cree XM-L conversion in it, but the above looks like a cheaper option.

    The only problem is, I have a Fenix (LD20) and their (and other high quality brands) high power flashlights are quite a bit more expensive so was wondering whether the SKYRAY would actually be any good?

    Thanks!
     
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    *waits for Unicorn*
     
  3. pyro1son

    pyro1son Linux User!

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    Indeed! He is the man who talked me into Fenix!
     
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    Actually, given my RP I should really look into getting a decent torch.

    I'd be looking for something with a wide angle beam since my issue is mainly with my field of view. Is there anything good for sub £50? Preferably something small so I can keep it with my keys or I'll end up never using it.
     
  5. Herbicide

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    The Skyray shouldn't be too bad, but I wouldn't expect 4000 lumens from it.

    It'll probably be the brightest thing you've held, especially for a smidge under £40 delivered, but between lens and reflector losses, the efficiency of the LEDs and drivers, you'll have to knock ~30% off that theoretical maximum of four kilolumens.

    Ending Credits - Zebralight do (very) floody versions of their torches, though they may be a little over your budget. On a general note, XM-L emitters have a wider hotspot than XP-Gs (and are brighter for a given current, too), so something with an XM-L and a shallower reflector, like the Xeno E03 f'rinstance (though that really reaches it's brightest on Lithium rechargeable 14500s).
     
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  6. pyro1son

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    Thinking about getting this but would like something abit more powerful for campsite and search use.

    Tempted to put a 180 lumen upgrade in the Maglite as would like to find use for it!
     
  7. InSanCen

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    Build your own! (Hey, this is Bit-Tech after all!)

    Between DX, ebay and Cutter, all the parts are easily obtainable.

    Although I use headlights more (for Underground use), I am building 3-4K Lumens. If I can get that in a headlight, with less available Mass, you can put way more (I don't think 8-10K is unreasonable) in a flashlight.
     
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  9. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    Head over to DX.

    Get yourself a nice T6 based flashlight (T6 is a lot brighter than the old champ 'P7'), some decent high voltage 18650 batteries, and a compatible charger.

    Result = really powerful rechargeable torch for less than £30.00inc.
     

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