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    Default High CRI LED flashlight comparsions

    I just got a few SSC high CRI P4 LED from Tekno_Cowboy (http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/sho....php?p=2324650). I fit one in my BitZ Ti and I like it. I went ahead and swapped out the 7x P4 from my UltraFire 1300. Turns out it didn't give up much brightness, but the beam is much nicer.

    I thought it would be interesting to compare high CRI LED flashlights with other lights I have in the house. Flashlight pictures were taken indoor.

    Here's the daylight reference:


    McGizmo SunDrop:


    BitZ Ti with P4 S42180-T1SS, reflector removed:


    Aleph19 with XR-E Q3 5A:


    Mag 3D with MC-E J-bin 5A (I think, don't know for sure):


    McGizmo Haiku (XR-E WC, I believe):


    Surefire M6 with IMR-M6 bulb (threw it in for fun):

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    Default Re: High CRI LED flashlight comparsions

    Sorry for not having the best possible pictures.

    When compare these lights in person, I give the edge to Sundrop. But high CRI P4 is not far behind. And it is capable to output at least 2x of more light.

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    Default Re: High CRI LED flashlight comparsions

    XR-E Q3 5A = ownage ...

    thanks for this comparision! I've been out and about in forests lately and have been really interested in CRI... this helps!

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    Default Re: High CRI LED flashlight comparsions

    Nice Comparison.

    I really need to check out the Nichia's in the Sundrop, if they have an edge on these P4's. I guess I wouldn't be willing to sacrifice the output in most situations though.

    You should post a beamshot of the 7xP4 ulrafire
    I sent a few of those SSC P4's to McGizmo for testing against the Nichia 083's he uses in the sundrop. It should be interesting to see what he has to say.
    Due to my current schedule being pretty darn hectic, I will not be accepting new modding projects until things settle down.

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    Default Re: High CRI LED flashlight comparsions

    any cheap flashlights that would come with ssc P4's by default?

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    Default Re: High CRI LED flashlight comparsions

    Quote Originally Posted by dharmaone View Post
    any cheap flashlights that would come with ssc P4's by default?
    None that I know of with the High-CRI P4. You could always get something like this and swap the LED though.
    Due to my current schedule being pretty darn hectic, I will not be accepting new modding projects until things settle down.

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    Default Re: High CRI LED flashlight comparsions

    The difference between the red and the pink looks most obvious with the WC Cree. I'm sure that's not how it would look in real life, though. I guess when you have more red emitted, it might wash out some colors, too.
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