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    Default Beamshots of 14 powerful xm-l flashlights(including TK70)+1 xp-g for comparison.

    Here it is, a round up with the most powerful led flashlights right now.

    -According to google maps the distance is 120 meters from our position to the tree, the rocks behind are 180-240 meters.
    Here is the link of the distance:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Un...sz=18&t=h&z=18
    -There was some dust in the air, the pictures you see are as close as to what we were seeing.
    -camera settings: 0,6sec και F4,0 iso 800.
    -Batteries, AW, Redilast and ex-cell(panasonic 3100mah with circuit). FOr ΤΚ60 and τκ70, 4 Vapex D nimh 10,000 mah.

    Now the contenders,some measurements i took@30sec plus some comments:

    -Olight M3X
    Very focusing, 58,000 lux and 770 OTF
    Positive: Great lux, efficient circuit( 8,12V from 2 18650 batteries,drawing 1,33amp and powers the led with 2,93amp!!!)
    Negative: bad threads, a bit of tunnel effect

    -Eagletac M3C4
    Massive small flashlight with magnetic ring! 41000 lux and 780 OTF
    Positive: Nice rotation ring, great quality, great throw for the size!
    Negative: Has some weight for its size, parasitic drain without the extra switch, cannot take flat-top batteries!

    -Trustfire X7(original sst50 modded xm-l)
    Thrower ~100,000 lux, 1000 ΟΤF
    Positive: throws a lot far away, what else? And a decent quality for trustfire.
    Negative: big guy, 3 batteries of 18650, disco modes, PWM levels

    -Fenix TK70
    The beast of 3 xm-l, 2290 OTF, 102,000 lux
    Positive: Lights up everywhere, nice build quality, encourages to use it as a self defense weapon or to break a glass!
    Negative: weights with batteries 1389 gram, huge! Also, i don't trust any D nimh cells.

    -Fenix TK60
    Baseball bat of 4 D nimh! 790 OTF, 45,000 lux
    Positive: Great runtimes and built quality, has nice beam too!
    Negative: This is huge too, same here, i don't trust D nimh batteries!

    -Defier X3
    The best looking xm-l flashlight! 600ΟΤF, 24600 lux
    Positive: excellent built quality, nice design, easy and simple operation!
    Negative: One big and enough, the circuit, come on guys, you screwed it up! PWM modes(fenix tk35 medium is higher than X3 low and lasts more than double!!), 196 hz which is very low for me(it is visible somehow) and the low mode is not that low.

    -Olight M31(original sst50 modded xm-l)
    The thrower effect! 75500 lux 970 OTF
    Positive: Throws that far away, xm-l got the current needed to show its performance!
    Negative: PWM levels too, a bit of tunnel effect!

    -Fenix TK35
    The best camping flashlight! 23600 lux 860 ΟTF
    Positive: current controlled levels and well balanced, powerful,small, excellent efficiency!
    Negative: Plastic tailcap, for god's shake!Can't you make an aluminium? Also, bad quality control, a lot has been heard about green, yellowish,blueish tint and different performance.For example, mine is very powerful, selfbuilt's sample was a lot less powerful.

    -Thrunite Catapult V2
    Nice Τhrower! 45000 lux 740 OTF
    Positive: Νο tunnel effect for a thrower, lights up fine the area around the hotspot! and excellent built quality, this thing is unbreakable!
    Negative: I think it has to be driven a bit harder to get some more lux, also the threads are not that tight if it is a bit unscrewed!

    -Defier XT
    Compact xm-l flashlight, 11900 lux 500 ΟΤF
    Positive: Nice and compact powerful flashlight.
    Negative: As X3, the PWM circuit.

    -Ray x60(original xp-g 1,2amp modded xm-l 2,45amp)
    Compact xm-l thrower 29200 lux 690 OTF
    Positive: Nice xm-l small thrower with good design.
    Negative: Stock is just a good flashlight, to make it great you have to mod it.

    -Armytek Predator(original xp-g modded with xm-l) 11500 lux and 473 OTF
    Nice flashlight i guess most of you know its positives and negatives, modding with xm-l was very difficult, but still feasible. THe UI-circuit is perfect, the clip has a bad position.These are the two comments i have to make for this one.

    -Xeno F8V5(original xp-g 1amp modded xm-l 2,1amp)
    Aggressive P60 host 9500 lux 580 ΟΤF
    Positive: Great design and build quality, one of the best P60 hosts around
    Negative: As in Ray, you have to mod it too to make it better!

    -Nitecore IFE2(the only xp-g)
    With the continuously variable ring, 260 ΟΤF 3500 lux
    It is just for comparison here.

    -Skyray 3 x xm-l
    Cheap powerful flashlight for general lighting, 1610 ΟΤF 17900 lux
    Positive: Good built quality for monkeyfire, the best $/lumen, regulated full!!!
    Negative: PWM modes, one button for all operations, Disco modes, poor heatsinking?

    Some photos with their mods too:

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    Default Re: Beamshots of 13 powerful xm-l flashlights(including TK70)+1 xp-g for comparison.

    Beamshots:

    olight M3X

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    Eagletac M3C4

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    Trustfire X7

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    Fenix TK70

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    Fenix TK60

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    Defier X3

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    Olight M31

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    Fenix TK35

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    Armytek Predator

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    Thrunite Catapult

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    Defier XT

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    Ray X60

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    Xeno F8V5

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    Nitecore IFE2

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    Skyray 3 x T6

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    Default Re: Beamshots of 14 powerful xm-l flashlights(including TK70)+1 xp-g for comparison.

    Nice round up, a top effort. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Beamshots of 14 powerful xm-l flashlights(including TK70)+1 xp-g for comparison.

    Yes, just posted, to add , the eagletac M3C4 xm-l is not present in the memorial photos of all the contenders, but it is in the beamshots.

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    Default Re: Beamshots of 14 powerful xm-l flashlights(including TK70)+1 xp-g for comparison.

    There’s the TK70 and then there’s everything else. Nice
    Thanks for all the work and pictures.
    Dave

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    Default Re: Beamshots of 14 powerful xm-l flashlights(including TK70)+1 xp-g for comparison.

    wonderful job.....as i expected, the olight m3x kiks butt !
    ive had my sights set on it for a while now......
    looks like it out does everything but the tk 70.....

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    Default Re: Beamshots of 14 powerful xm-l flashlights(including TK70)+1 xp-g for comparison.

    M3X has a lot of throw plus a very good circuit for high. Levels are with PWM, but that is ok in this case, this thing is a thrower, i guess you will use it in low only in emergency. The other thing that i didn't like at all is its threads. They are awful bad. The head threads are perfect+square, while on the tube they are really bad...Also, due to very bright hotspot and big corona lighting area, there is some tunnel effect, which might not help in search situations. As for TK70...nothing to add!

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    Default Re: Beamshots of 14 powerful xm-l flashlights(including TK70)+1 xp-g for comparison.

    Good job! ergotelis,

    Thanks a lot for the wonderful beamshots.

    All the lights have smooth reflector?

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    Default Re: Beamshots of 14 powerful xm-l flashlights(including TK70)+1 xp-g for comparison.

    Quote Originally Posted by candle lamp View Post
    Good job! ergotelis,

    Thanks a lot for the wonderful beamshots.

    All the lights have smooth reflector?
    Thanks a lot and yes, good point, all have smooth reflectors, except the nitecore ife2, the xp-g light(though it doesn't have a big difference with the smo one version).

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