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Sofirn confirmed by email that it is discontinued. No idea about other LT1 series models. A shame. I like the Mini and kind of wanted another one. Oh well.

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Flashlight: Big 'ol incandescent Maglite

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Review: Etsfoma Hatlight - the Stylish Alternative to a Headlamp

https://zakreviews.com/etsfmoa-hatlight.html

#flashlgiht #headlamp #hatlight #hat #review #April1 @flashlight

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The full review is available here

English review at BLF
German review at my website

Summary

I’ve been waiting for this flashlight for a long time: At first glance the Armytek Partner C2 seems unspectacular, but in practice it turns out to be a reliable and easy to use partner in demanding situations. The electronic, two-stage tail switch gives you momentary light, silent operation and also serves as a magnetic charging port. The intense spot achieves a surprising amount of throw.

Instead of the strobe I would have preferred direct access to the lowest level. The flashlight can only be switched on in the last used brightness. Overall, an even lower brightness level would have been nice.

Got curious? Then check out the full review linked above! It also includes a 15% discount code.

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Also, in an attempt to provide some comparison data, and to find out what is too heavy to comfortably carry, I have weighed an arbitrary selection of common lights to compare it to the E07X.

Based on these results, the weight is good, the flashlight is balanced well, and it feels good in the hand. I'd say the E07X fits nicely in the large coat/hoodie pocket carry category. It's fat head and thick tube make it uncomfortable in a pants pocket however, so you'll want to make use of the clip and clip it to a belt/webbing/pouch etc. Overall I'm impressed with it, it's a solid addition to my lineup, the new FFL emitters are spectacular, and I appreciate the improvements over the old E07.

All weights are with a full complement of batteries

Lights:
Acebeam X45: 710g
BLF LT1: 626g
Emisar D18: 480g
Sofirn SP36: 432g
Noctigon K1: 378g
E07 TiCu: 310g
Emisar D4SV2 (26800): 260g
Sofirn SP33S: 238g
-> E07X Canon: 200g <-
Emisar D4k (Mule): 136g
Sofirn IF19: 94g
Sofirn SC21: 58g

Batteries:
26800: 116g
26650: 96g
21700: 66g
18650: 44g
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submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

So people throw out disposable vapes all the time. I cracked one open to take a look and it turns out they have a 18500 battery in it. So I was thinking of 3D printing a spacer to make it the same size as a 18650 and putting some shrink wrap on them. I just wanted to see what people who know more than me think. Is this a bad idea that is going to burn my house down? a waste of time perhaps?

I did a trial run in my wurkkos fc11 and they seem to work, it charges and looks just as bright.

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submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

tl;dr: duty lights on the arbitrary list vs the wurkkos "tactical" lol light, what makes the comically less expensive td0x series worse

So, I'm looking through the arbitrary list of popular lights, specifically the duty light section, which lists Acebeam L35, Eagletac GX30L2-R, Acebeam L18, and Acebeam EC35 II if you ctrl-f "duty". I'm also interested in wurkkos because everyone likes the ts10 it seems, and they've got a few other lights on the arbitrary list.

Anyway, looking through the wurkkos website I noticed they had a "tactical" light, and it's way cheaper while looking (to me) equivalent in features.

I assume the "(to me)" part is the problem and I'm missing something big here, but I figured I'd ask because the price difference is pretty meaningful and wurkkos seems like a company people like. Is the td0x an ok budget option, or is it dollar store trash, or is it lacking some specific thing that swat firefighter tactical operatorlords need, or what.

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Arbitrary List of Popular Lights - Spring Equinox 2024 Edition

In honor of Spring Equinox, I've made an updated list of popular lights. The sun may be returning, but you still might need a flashlight.

https://zakreviews.com/arbitrary-list-2024.1.html

@flashlight @flashlights @EveryDayCarry @EDC @flashlight

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Thanks to the wonders of UV resin i got a super-cheap UV flashlight for curing it, but the thing didn't last much. I don't do this a lot, only occasionally, so a proper full expensive dedicated curing setup is a waste for me, and a not too expensive flashlight is not a bad idea, but I'd like to have one that won't break down after a bit. Is there such a thing?

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And, any idea how to use them? 3 pins is perplexing.

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/13027695

In the late 1970s, H&K partnered with Hensoldt to create the ZP/AP (Ziel/Aiming; Projektor/Projector) and then ZPP/APP (Ziel/Aiming; Punkt/Point; Projektor/Projector). This was essentially a calibrated flashlight with an aiming point and pressure switch. It projected a beam of light that was specifically 2m wide at 50m distance, with a black spot in the center which would measure 30cm at 50m. This could be focused and zeroed o the black spot was a functional aiming point, allowing both target identification and engagement...

A very similar concept was used in the by the British Special Air Service most famously during the 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege. Instead of the ZPP their MP5s where fitted with Maglite D-cell flashlights on top however.

Ian's video on the ZPP: [8:47]

https://youtu.be/mYcLNA7QmXg?si=

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Review: Acebeam E75 - an efficient general-purpose flashlight with great color rendering, USB-C charging and a 21700 battery

https://zakreviews.com/acebeam-e75.html

Some tools do their jobs so well they're a little boring to write about. The E75 provides everything most of us could want in a midsize flashlight, and very little we wouldn't.

#flashlight #EDC #EveryDayCarry #FlashlightReview @flashlight

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The full review is available here

English review at BLF

Summary

The Gyrfalcon S8000 is a powerful charger that targets professional users. It allows you to set many detailed options to adjust the charging and discharging process. And it performs really good in charging and discharging batteries!

On the other hand it doesn’t feel quite finished. The firmware got improved a lot over my testing period, but there’s still room for improvement and extension. There are a few mechanical usability problems with the terminals as well.

It is quite obvious that Enova took more than a single look at the SkyRC MC3000 when designing the S8000. It has a similar appearance, similar menu and the manual is almost identical. However it still lacks some features to be a real competitor. So far it is more like an “MC3000 light” – but with the potential for improvement!

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Hullo! I just wanted to make aware of the latest updates on one of the newest Fireflylite flashlights, the X1L Elite (I am in no way affiliated with them and read the most info on Reddit, but it would be nice to kickoff a discussion on it here too).

Yesterdays update includes these 3 emitter choices:

  • CREE XHP50.3 HI 5000K CRI90 2600lumens 120 000cd
  • CREE XHP70.3 HI 6500K CRI70 3500lumens 84 000cd
  • CREE XHP70.3 HI 4000K CRI90 2600lumen 62 000cd

It's very strange that the 70.3 HI 4000K would output the same lumes as the 50.3: I asked them and Ivy (the sales representative of Fireflylite) says it's because it's the low bin K2, if someone were interested.

There is as of now just one review by ZeroAir but it is expected that at least two other reviews will come out soon.

I hope some of you find this interesting, I personally find the 4 new models that are slowly coming out of preorder beautiful and with solid specs.

What are your thoughts? Did you preorder the X1L or other new gen FFL flashlights?

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Review: Skilhunt EK1 USB-C keychain flashlight

The EK1 is Skilhunt's take on a twisty keychain light with USB-C charging and an optional high-CRI LED

https://zakreviews.com/skilhunt-ek1.html

#flashlight #flashlights #keychain #EDC #EveryDayCarry #skilhunt @flashlight

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The full review is available here

English review at BLF
German review at my website

Summary

The Sofirn SC13 is a small and lightweight EDC flashlight with a creative design. The waist and texture feel very nice in the hand and allow for a reliable grip. Sofirn did everything right with the UI: It is simple, has shortcuts to lowest, highest and last used brightness and no unnecessary features.

Not sure if there is any benefit from the fancy Fresnel optic. The beam has a smooth spot with some small rings in the spill. Unfortunately the tint is not the best: slightly green with a noticeable tint shift between spot and spill. But for most users it should be acceptable.

Got curious? Then check out the full review linked above. There you can also find a link to Amazon US with a 10% discount code.

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So I have an Astrolux MF01S with the extended battery tube and recently it wouldn't turn on after not having really used it in a bit due to moving. I put all the cells into my XTAR VC8 and one of the cells wasn't recognized by the charger. I used a multimeter and it's not reading any voltage from that cell (reads appropriate voltage from other cells). Is there anything to do or is this cell just dead for some reason? I believe they're the samsung 30Q's that are generally recommended.

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The tiny shitty fan on my Opus BT-C3100 (V1) is failing for the third time, sick of replacing it, so I want to buy a new charger.

I need something that can charge and measure the capacity of Ni-Mh and Li-Ion batteries up to 26650 in size. Was looking at the dragon vp4 plus which seems good, except it's max discharge is 500ma which is a bit pants since my old opus can do 1A. Is there anything better around the same price range?

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The full review is available here

English review at BLF
German review at my website

Summary

The Prime C2 – Armytek’s new entry-level model of the Prime flashlight series. Compact size and with a simple user interface. But also tough, great switch and with the proven magnetic charging system.

But in my opinion there are too many compromises with the driver, the firmware and especially the light quality. Why was the battery level indicator omitted? The LED is probably still hidden behind the switch. Why is the current so low? The LED could handle more. And who approved this horrendous beam?

I would have been happy to recommend this flashlight. I was really looking forward to it myself. Unfortunately I got disappointed. But just try it out and decide for yourself whether you like it or not. Alternatively, I can recommend the Prime C2 Pro, which is a bit larger but otherwise better in many respects.

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...and have some new toys because of it!

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The full review is available here

English review at BLF
German review at my website

Summary

The Manker E05 II is a compact EDC flashlight, supporting Li-ion and NiMH batteries. It has three levels of brightness with constant output for most of the runtime. The mechanical tail switch makes it easy to use.

Waterproofing of the switch is a little questionable, though. Better don’t try to press it under water.

You can get the flashlight in various colors and materials. You even have the choice between different LEDs (get the Nichia 519A version).

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Hey guys! I’m looking for an EDC light that’s 800+ (pref 1000+) lumens, tailcap switch, rechargeable via mini USB or USB-C, and less than $50– is that price point delusional?
The closest I’ve gotten is the Wurkkos FC11 but that’s a little too large for my pocket and doesn’t have the tailcap switch (which means it turns on in my pocket sometimes and I can’t turn it on as quick when I grab it). My use case is obviously flashlighty stuff but an important use for me is that it’s part of my self defense layering.

Lumintop has a “Tool AA 2.0 EDC” that is about the perfect shape (fits in my fist- not square, knobby, or fat) and size (3.52*0.73 inch), but it’s not rechargeable, not as bright as the Wurkkos (but still bright at 650 lumens), and I don’t need its 5 different light modes to cycle through if I accidentally tap the back during use. Still would recommend the light, and I thought about getting a USB-C rechargeable AA for it, but as previously stated I’d really like something a little brighter and ideally a better tailcap switch.

I browsed the forum, and I saw a couple posts about the Wurkkos TS10. It’s kind of similar in size to another light I have and is a little fat for what I’m looking for. I think the FC11 is as thick or a little thinner, and still a bit big for what I’m looking for. May still try the TS10 if I can’t find anything else. I’d still consider stuff outside of the $50 price range but I really want something inside if at all possible.

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