Thanks for the nice pictures!
I can't find this new 3 XM-L at Jetbeam official site. Where did you get those pictures?
I'd rather hoped that we might go from the SST-50 to an SST-90, but in the absence of that, this is pretty cool.
I've always liked the look of the RRT-3 since it's release, but it always struck me as being larger than you really needed an SST-50 light to be - hence why I wondered if we might see an SST-90 version at some point. At least the triple XM-L makes more use of this light's size (though I'm not knocking the idea of having a [relatively speaking] small LED with a large reflector - plenty of throw for a weapon light).
Beam looks a bit naff that close to a white wall, but hopefully will look a bit more cohesive with some distance and with a real world back ground.
Jetbeam will no doubt be seeing more of my money in future!
I thought they would use infinitely variable mag ring
The old one is still a good thrower compared with the new one
Yep, infinite adjustment would have been a nice step forward for an RRT-3 update.
Now we need a single XML RRT-3. That triple is going to be more of a flood light than a thrower and I'd like a thrower. An SST-90 would also make it more floody (assuming they keep the head size the same which they did in the case of the tiple).
Also, the beam profile isnt very nice as you can see the edges and a few triangle
I still like the idea, and am still interested in it, but as far as the beam pattern goes, it's certainly not the best triple I've seen. Then again, this may just be a prototype, and if the light is released, the production version may be better in this respect.
Beam profie aside, this thing looks awesome!
The design is almost the same,
Dont know whether PWM goes high or low Hz, but doesnt RRT3 suppose to be a thrower
Thanks for the great pictures. I tend to look at your threads, gopajti, always something new Thanks for your work finding and posting the info on new lights.
Nice to see JB can still make a good looking light
Well, for comparison this is the trustfire, DRY CW, NW and WW. I wonder what is the throw of the RRT-3 triple. The design of the reflector is interesting with the 3 emitters close together and lopsided reflector near the edges. You can see that the hotspot size is nearly the same as the SST-50! It ain't a TK70 but it might throw pretty well for the size.
Gonna have to get one of those.
Surefire,Inova,4Sevens,Fenix,Olight,Malkoff, AEX25,Xeray50,Polarion Aybss Dual, AElight 30-50 watt,Wiseled tactical 2000,Peak, Lupine Wilma TL, .......
Well first of all, i forgot to mention that the beamshots I have posted are all triple XM-L lights. First one is the Trustfire TF-3T6, 2nd-4th are DRY triple XM-L with 3 mode direct drive driver.
The general consensus is that for indoor usage, CW and NW is preferred. Some may prefer WW for lower intensity illumination, like the incans. For outdoors, NW is preferred, WW may work too in some instances, but CW is usually not preferred.
Personal preference of course plays a huge part in this as well I guess.
Thanks man I've always preferred CW as I feel that I can "see better" with CW than with WW. That of course is completely subjective. I have ordered some CW and NW lights recently so ill see if I maybe prefer the inbwtweener!
oh no I might have to get one. Hope they are using U2 bins.
That is a nice upgrade for the RRT-3. I wonder how does it compare with the Nitecore TM11. The Nitecore looks more portable.
Yep, 3 x 18650 is about as wide as I would want to go. 4 x 18650 looks a bit too chunky. One for people with very large hands.
So I guess expected price would be $300?
some details (ANSI FL1)
- 5lm (250h), 180lm (18h), 400lm (6h30m), 620lm (4h), 850lm (3h), 1200lm (2h), 1950lm (1h)
- distance: 346m
- impact resistant: 1.5m
3x XM-L T6, 3x 18650 Li-ion, 6.5V-15V
67mm (head), 46mm (diameter), 198mm (length), 560g (weight)
retail price approx: 345-420 USD
So would I be correct in saying this RRT-3. Will throw a lot less then the SST-50 version ?
Going by Jetbeams website the new XM-L version throws at 346m and the SST-50 was 700yards around 600m. So it throws a lot less which is what you would expect from a XM-L light.
Now they seem to have no big thrower in there new line up I wonder if they have somthing in the making to fill this hole ?
I have to many flood XM-L's in my line up so will be passing on this one. To be truthfull I cannot wait till a new led chip hits the market as I am getting sick of every new light that comes out is a XM-L. We need a new killer throw chip
Do not get me wrong I love the XM-L chip I just would like to see something new.
WTB: DEF1, DEF2 & DEF3A Z44 Bezels with logo’s ? Any logo, Old Z44 bezel's HA or Black good $$ paid for mint ones the ones with no bezel ring lexan type early version, Laser products Z41 tail caps HA or BLK mint also.
I hope they sell the new RRT-3 3xXM-L small multiple shallow reflector floodlight alongside the existing RRT-3 SST-50 single big deep reflector thrower.
If the RRT-3 SST-50 thrower has been discontinued according to the website above, I would be very sad...
Last edited by peterharvey73; 09-02-2011 at 02:03 PM.
Got to say my SST-50 RRT3 is fantastic I thought they might have gone for an SST-90 rather than the triple set up, but hey ho
Mini Maglite, Maglite Solitaire, LedLenser V6 PowerChip, LedLenser V2, JetBeam RRT2, Jet Beam RRT3 SST-50, ThruNite Scorpion V2 - Turbo Head
So what's the price?