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    Thanks to Norm for providing a new link to the second thread with the dead link, it appears that it wasn't completely removed, so the situation has become less mysterious (implying something dodgy going on ) and more just confusing. Here it is anyway:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ead.php?337145

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    Default Re: ExtremeBeam Alpha-TAC XT8 with the Metal MOLLE right-angle adaptor - Review

    peeps....

    if you think the extremebeam deal is not settled, for whatever reason.....I still wanna see someone do a real
    review so we can see... not the thicker bodies, but the electronics and materials inside, is it junk, same as ultrafire, or what ?


    If no one steps up and tries for a more exhaustive side-by-side of extremebeam vs it's apparent clone, then subwoofer
    (this review) will end up getting my $100 bucks after 2012 ends....as the only reviewer who did anything (even though it
    doesn't meet the '100 dollar review' deal)

    so, I am losing $100 bucks not matter what, but I'd rather not give it to this review. I will though, if no one else steps up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedForest UK View Post
    I don't understand why you are so open to giving away $100. If a review doesn't meet the criteria set then why give it the $100. I was under the impression that the $100 was for compensation for purchasing the light from extrembeam itself but some may not be comfortable giving them that much money anyway. I would do it but I can see just as many possible complaints about me doing a review from my own viewpoint as it is clearly not entirely impartial.

    I would try contacting some well known reviewers who have a lot of reference lights to compare to, or people who often disassemble lights and report back. I would recommend contacting selfbuilt, HKJ, and people like ergotelis and vinhnguyen possibly. You could well find some very good reviewers over at BLF too who are technically minded and have good experience with budget lights qualities and deficiencies, after all most reviews over there already include comparisons to the cheaper ***fire lights anyway.
    1) I never really said the 100 bucks is for any specific purpose, I said it is 100 bucks. do whatever you want with it
    2) side by side review, I said
    3) subwoofer asked, I said no...but to make sure I do not look like a chump [and there really is no
    100 dollars], I am gonna man-up and send 100 bucks to 'someone', to prove I am not just a windbag

    so if someone does it better and a review that generates less controversy (in other words public opinion
    should be 'yeah it was a neutral un-biased review') that person gets the 100 bucks

    if no one steps up, the 100 bucks has to go to someone or I am a lying b**ch, right ?

    I am not funding anything, I just want someone with the skills and review skills to maybe
    have some incentive to 'work on the extremebeam controversy' in a little more detail than
    a standard review, since extremebeam pumps 'a little bit more hype' into marketing
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    Ok, fair enough.

    I would strongly recommend signing up to BLF and advertising it there as well though, you may well get a few takers and some good choice of who you feel is best qualified to do a 'teardown' of the light based on their previous reviews. You can then cross-post the review over here with confirmation that the $100 challenge has been accepted and paid out along with hopefully a very good insight into the build quality and performance differences between the extremebeam and the 'knock-offs'.

    I also would have no issue with subwoofer doing the review himself, I just feel he would need to do a little more of a technical exploration of the internals of a light to justify earning the $100. Or even just doing it on the drop-in of the light covered in this review would be better than nothing, with pictures if possible and in comparison to the build quality of the 'generic R2' drop-in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedForest UK View Post
    Ok, fair enough.

    I would strongly recommend signing up to BLF and advertising it there as well though, you may well get a few takers and some good choice of who you feel is best qualified to do a 'teardown' of the light based on their previous reviews. You can then cross-post the review over here with confirmation that the $100 challenge has been accepted and paid out along with hopefully a very good insight into the build quality and performance differences between the extremebeam and the 'knock-offs'.
    this is for current CPF members and reviewers only, I will post nothing on any other forum about it



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    upon further review, careful consideration and thought, this doesn't qualify, no 100 bucks
    for this review.
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    Hey Subwoofer,I see that the xt8 takes the p60 ,bear with my stupidity are all p60 modules the same size?I'm getting this light next I'm putting the edc triple in this baby for close up inspection,with the right angle adapter this thing will be perfect.And what about colored lenses is there an adaptor for pop on or screw in lenses?

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    Default Re: ExtremeBeam Alpha-TAC XT8 with the Metal MOLLE right-angle adaptor - Review

    Quote Originally Posted by markeday View Post
    Hey Subwoofer,I see that the xt8 takes the p60 ,bear with my stupidity are all p60 modules the same size?I'm getting this light next I'm putting the edc triple in this baby for close up inspection,with the right angle adapter this thing will be perfect.And what about colored lenses is there an adaptor for pop on or screw in lenses?
    P60 modules all being the same size - well supposedly, P60 is a standard size, but there are a few exceptions about whether or not a spring is included and some modules not fitting in some hosts.

    Regarding the XT8, all the modules I have including some incan bulbs fit well, but I don't have some of the more specialised modules, so cannot confirm 100% compatibility. Any P60 should fit, but some might not.

    I think Extremebeam do pop-on coloured lenses, but you could also fit an actual coloured (or UV P60) module.
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    I see that edc sells a spring for a buck because you need it in solar force hosts to.Thanks again for the info I'll check it out

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    Does the right angle piece match the threading for a Solarforce bezel and battery tube?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMedina View Post
    Does the right angle piece match the threading for a Solarforce bezel and battery tube?
    If you look at the photos of the threads in the review you will see they are very chunky square-cut threads. I don't have a Solarforce light to check, but I would doubt very much that Solarforce use these heavy duty threads.
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