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    Quote Originally Posted by JudasD View Post
    Only a grand? you must still be a newb j/k

    JD
    Now thats some funny sh-t

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    Default Re: Olight SR95 (SST-90) & SR95UT (SBT-90) Review: RUNTIMES, OUTDOOR BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO

    Mine UT will come next week
    Hope that Marshall comes quick with those new video's

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudasD View Post
    Only a grand? you must still be a newb j/k

    JD
    Yep lol. Ordered my first light in March actually

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    Quote Originally Posted by selfbuilt View Post
    I just pulled the trigger and ordered a NIST-calibrated Extech, but it will take awhile to get here. The dealer has to send the meter to NIST for calibration and certification, NIST has to ship it back to them, and then they have to ship it to me. Best case scenario, you are looking at at least 3 weeks all told (likely longer).
    Well, my NIST-calibrated and certified luxmeter was supposed to arrive today ... but inside the box was a NIST-certified thermocouple datalogger with my name on it instead.

    Contacted the distributer, and they confirm it was their error. So I need to RMA this one, and they will get working on the proper NIST-certified luxmeter I originally ordered. Assuming the meter is still in stock, we are looking at another 2-3 weeks for certification and shipping, I'm afraid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmpaul320 View Post
    Yep lol. Ordered my first light in March actually
    No worries, i'm a newb too. Just trying to spread out the fun

    JD

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    Quote Originally Posted by selfbuilt View Post
    Well, my NIST-calibrated and certified luxmeter was supposed to arrive today ... but inside the box was a NIST-certified thermocouple datalogger with my name on it instead.
    ahhh! That stinks selfbuilt. I hope there aren't further issues for your sake. You work hard enough at this stuff already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmpaul320 View Post
    Yep lol. Ordered my first light in March actually
    Its all down hill, I spent A LOT at first. Now I kinda know what I like and will ACTUALLY use, so the spending went way down. Fun trip though!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
    ahhh! That stinks selfbuilt. I hope there aren't further issues for your sake. You work hard enough at this stuff already.
    Apparently it was Extech that messed up the order, so they are rushing another one to NIST for calibration. But it will likely still take two weeks or so.

    But that's fine,I am going to be away next week anyway, so hopefully will have it soon after I am back.
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    TN31vs.SR90vs.SR95 gif is missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantom23 View Post
    TN31vs.SR90vs.SR95 gif is missing.
    Hmm, working for me. Anyone else having a problem seeing it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by selfbuilt View Post
    Hmm, working for me. Anyone else having a problem seeing it?
    no issues here, I see it

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    I can see it now as well. Maybe Photobucket had some problems.

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    I really my Olight SR95 UT, as it is the best production thrower to date incorporating the newer SBT-90 LED by Luminus. The large monolithic chip was designed for high output / thermal conductivity. This translates to a high output thrower and a step forward in the advancement of LED technology. Perhaps one day this type of emitter will replace arc and halogen lamps...

    I personally find the fit and finish on the SR95 UT a little nicer than itís predecessor the SR90. When you compare the weight and dimensions between the two models, it does not appear to be significantly different. However, combine this with the better weight distribution and added comfort of the shoulder strap and you truly have a wonderful thrower. Although the UT model has a less output than the standard SR95, it is heavily compensated with more lux. I believe this observation has transcended throughout the world, which has resulted in far greater sales of the SR95 UT. Hence Olightís decision to produce more than the original target of 240. I realise that this may have a less than desirable effect on some buyers, as the feeling of lack of exclusivity
    has diminished. To my surprise, this has not fazed me, as I feel that we are contributing to the popularity of lights.

    The beam profile is very nice and solid. There is no sign of the slightly darker hole sometimes associated with reflector throwers and I find the cool 6500k tint is pleasing to the eye. The SR95 UT is a fine demonstration of a real workhorse. A truly amazing thrower with excellent regulation and long runtimes. It does not suffer from the excessive heat and lack of regulation of my Varapower Turbo.


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    Still no UT for me -hope it arrives next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUE LED View Post
    The beam profile is very nice and solid. There is no sign of the slightly darker hole sometimes associated with reflector throwers and I find the cool 6500k tint is pleasing to the eye. The SR95 UT is a fine demonstration of a real workhorse. A truly amazing thrower with excellent regulation and long runtimes. It does not suffer from the excessive heat and lack of regulation of my Varapower Turbo.
    How is the performance compared to your VPT?

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    How is the performance compared to your VPT?

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    My VPT is the de-domed version and beats my SR95 UT in terms of throw. There is not a big difference between the two, as they are both great throwers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUE LED View Post
    My VPT is the de-domed version and beats my SR95 UT in terms of throw. There is not a big difference between the two, as they are both great throwers.
    I was thinking that the VPT would be driven a little bit harder than the olight. The drawback is the direct drive and the heat on the VPT. The VPT is a great light, but i can understand the desire to have a production-type device with similar performance. I am also curious how the SR95 non-UT compares to the VPT still-domed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudasD View Post
    I was thinking that the VPT would be driven a little bit harder than the olight. The drawback is the direct drive and the heat on the VPT. The VPT is a great light, but i can understand the desire to have a production-type device with similar performance. I am also curious how the SR95 non-UT compares to the VPT still-domed.

    JD
    The VPT is heavily over-driven which forces the lux and lumens out of the front. It is fun light for short bursts. The SR95 UT is a better thrower than the standard VPT (Dome left on).

    I really like the newer SBT-90, it should prove to be a great mod for the older SR90.
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    Blue Led, I like mine too, just finished spending some time in the woods behind my house testing my various lights for throw and it is amazing. Granted I do not have any of the previous great throwers, but I was comparing a Fenix 35 and a Malkoff Hound dog and a TM11 (not a throw light but a lot of output) and am pretty comfortable with it as the light I grab when I hear something out in the woods behind my house.

    Nice light.

    T

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    Just received info from my dealer. They will ship my light monday, hope it comes in wednesday

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    Seems like some very nice lights... too big for me, though I would really like a SST-90/18650 flashlight.
    Maybe the technological upgrades make it into a SR91_v2... currently the SR91 seems outdated with less power an less runtime than the SR95.

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    I have the SR95UT and the standard 95. They are awesome lights for my purposes, but I did see someone mention that this light will make the SR90 (I don't have one) obsolete. With the IPX rating of 8 on the 90, and 6 on the 95 lights, the 90 is the light you want if you are going to be doing anything underwater. I'm a bit surprised they dropped the rating on the new lights. I don't do anything where I'd need a light under water, but this is one spot the 90 still beats the 95. I live in a very active wildlife corridor linking the Rattlesnake Wilderness Area to the Bitterroot Mountains. I raise Bourbon Red Turkeys and laying chickens, so the predators are drawn to my property. These lights are great for scanning the my land and the mountain for Lions and other predators. Really, impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMan View Post
    I have the SR95UT and the standard 95. They are awesome lights for my purposes, but I did see someone mention that this light will make the SR90 (I don't have one) obsolete. With the IPX rating of 8 on the 90, and 6 on the 95 lights, the 90 is the light you want if you are going to be doing anything underwater. I'm a bit surprised they dropped the rating on the new lights.
    It's a good point .... if I were to guess, it may have something to do with the cut-outs in the head now, as they directly expose the heatsink.

    I live in a very active wildlife corridor linking the Rattlesnake Wilderness Area to the Bitterroot Mountains. I raise Bourbon Red Turkeys and laying chickens, so the predators are drawn to my property. These lights are great for scanning the my land and the mountain for Lions and other predators. Really, impressive.
    Sounds like a good use for SR95/95UT.

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    I saw a video on YouTube that the SR90 is not completely waterproof, the battery pack is not sealed well. Could this be the reason of the IPX6 rating on these new lights?

    I see no reason to blame the new heat sink design as long the head is sealed.

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    Thank you for the warm welcome. I'm really in awe of the level of expertise and intellect present here. My only experience with forums have been very discouraging. I have a great deal to learn, but I just like LED lights for whatever reason.

    When I first got the SR95UT and took it out to test it, people thought a UFO had landed on my property. I'm dead serious. This beat up pickup came flying from up the road and pulled into my drive. They stopped at the gate and I lit up a field on the mountain behind my property about 600 meters away. Then I heard one say, "Aww Man! It's just some dude out there with a spotlight, I can see him". I yelled back that I was sorry to alarm them, but they just drove off.

    We had a cat take nine of our Bourbon Reds in just a few days. He came in and made kills as close as 30 feet from my back door. Talk about a bold cat! He was actually struck by a car just outside of Lolo during daylight hours. But, the neighbor has already caught other lions on his trail camera, and one will soon claim the area. The bear and wolves are moving down the canyon to follow the deer and elk. These are just the daily realities of living in an active corridor!

    So far, the SR95 and SR95UT I have make me feel much more secure doing my tasks when the sun is down. Take care!

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    I don't know what the reason for the different rating. You could be totally correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yliu View Post
    I saw a video on YouTube that the SR90 is not completely waterproof, the battery pack is not sealed well. Could this be the reason of the IPX6 rating on these new lights?
    I see no reason to blame the new heat sink design as long the head is sealed.
    Could be. I wasn't "blaming" the new head - as I qualified, it is just the one characteristic that has obviously changed (and I don't know how well sealed it is). It may well be that whole series - old and new - has been downgraded to IPX6. You would have to check with Olight to confirm.

    FYI, there are o-rings at either end of the battery tube, on the older SR90 as well as the SR95. But the tailcap itself has a circuit and charging port, so that is another potential source of entry. I haven't tested any of my lights for waterproofness.
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    Something especially odd is that they have a photo of the SR95 Intimidator submerged while on in one of the advertisement photos for the light. This is not something you should do with an IPX-6 rated light. I'm not about to submerge any of my 95s, I had to get another of each for my collection. I use the others daily, and I expect them to get a little beat up over time, so I got a second of each that will not be used and will go straight into the collection room. The O-ring on the Olights came lubricated from the factory/distributor.

    http://chows.smugmug.com/Davids-Gadg...htsr9508-L.jpg

    Maybe it's just me, but when you are paying this kind of money for these tools, they should carry the highest rating, and should be fully capable of operating under water.
    Last edited by MontanaMan; 08-12-2012 at 10:17 AM.

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    Well, I received a SR95 Intimidator today, and it was Dead On Arrival. Nothing. The head/ emitter is defective. I have a UT version and another 95 that have been performing well on a daily basis. So well, I bought some for other family members, and some for my collection. There was no damage to the box the light arrived in, or the light case. Have folks done long term tests on these lights? I want to make sure I'm not just spending thousands of dollars on overpriced, Chinese junk. These are marked as search and rescue lights, and we need a light we can really depend on. - worried about long term quality in Montana!

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