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Default Very intriguing Trustfire XM-L 2x18650 Torch

Im looking at pickup up a "budget" XM-L light. I have some Q5s, R5, and a P7 drop in. They are bright and pocket size but I want a nice big light with some good throw.

After quite a bit of research I an leaning toward this light



$59.80 - TrustFire X8 XM-LT60 5-Mode 1000-Lumen Memory White LED Flashlight with Batteries Set (2x18650) - 18650 Cree Flashlights

It is the Trustfire X8

it can be found here a little cheaper without batteries or charger

$45 - TrustFire X8 Cree XML-T6 5-Mode Flashlight(2*18650)

I have never heard of this site before though so I am skeptical about purchasing from it.

I have found some reviews on it and all of them are quite positive. It sounds like one of the few "cheap" high output lights that doesnt have heat dissipation issues.

Heres a decent review Review: Trustfire X8 XM-L T6 5 Modes | BudgetLightForum.com

I know it wont be the Lumen output they claim but I assume it will far outshine my P7 drop in right?

There are several more on that site as well.

I just wanted to see what you guys thought about it.



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Default Re: Very intriguing Trustfire XM-L 2x18650 Torch

CREE XM-Ls has a higher efficacy (around 100 Lumens per Watt) than the SSC P7s (around 90 Lumens per Watt). I'm pretty sure they'll outshine P7s.

OP reflectors will give you an overall better beam characteristics, but less throw. SMO reflectors will give you better throw, but may give you some rings around the beam due to imperfections on the LED die.
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Default Re: Very intriguing Trustfire XM-L 2x18650 Torch

I was actually thinking about getting that light along with a pocket sized one

It looks really nice and it probably functions really nicely too.
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Default Re: Very intriguing Trustfire XM-L 2x18650 Torch

I think this one should throw better (and is cheaper too): $21.90 - FandyFire C8 CREE XM-LT6 3-Mode 750-Lumen White LED Flashlight w/ Strap (1 x 17670 / 1 x 18650) - 18650 Cree Flashlights
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CREE XM-Ls has a higher efficacy (around 100 Lumens per Watt) than the SSC P7s (around 90 Lumens per Watt). I'm pretty sure they'll outshine P7s.

OP reflectors will give you an overall better beam characteristics, but less throw. SMO reflectors will give you better throw, but may give you some rings around the beam due to imperfections on the LED die.
Its an SMO and I dont really care about rings. From pictures ive seen it looks like it has some flood and then a very focused hot spot of white light in the center for good throw.

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I was actually thinking about getting that light along with a pocket sized one

It looks really nice and it probably functions really nicely too.
If I do get it ill make sure to post a review. I might buy it from ebay for $49 shipped since things from ebay tend to come faster than these chinese sites because ebay sellers want to keep high satisfaction scores. Unless you guys can find it cheaper from a reputable website....that is a challenge

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Is there any reason you think this will throw better or are you just guessing? I have read a lot of bad reviews about most of the lower price XM-L units. Mainly they tend to have problems dissipating all the heat generated so they can only run 5 minutes or so continuously. This unit has the biggest internal heatsink I have ever seen in a "_____fire" type brand flashlight!



Here is a great review comparing it to a Fenix TK35

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2373

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Default Re: Very intriguing Trustfire XM-L 2x18650 Torch

I think it will throw very well. this is basically a UltraFire C8 with another label on it. search on youtube: ultrafire c8 and you'll see...
from what I've read, I think it's actually TrustFire which has the worst quallity check from all these xxx-fire chinese brands
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