Olympia Products
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 55

Thread: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

  1. #1

    Thumbs up ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)



    Armytek Barracuda
    - initially developed as a hunting and Special Forces flashlight, but perfectly suitable for any indoor or outdoor activity due to its size, ruggedness and design specifications. It is the only flashlight of the newest generation, possessing new optical components and advanced electronic capabilities.

    The differences between Armytek Barracuda and other search and rescue flashlights:

    1. Impressive optics - excellent thrower with distance more than 500 meters.
    2. Powerful and constant brightness. Light output of Cree XM-L - 1160 LED lumens.
    3. Easy manipulation of modes:
    - maximal mode (for tightened head)
    - 3 modes are switched by button pressing (for loosened head)





    Features and characteristics
    Main factors were considered during development:

    - Light. Powerful, long-distance beam, compact optics.
    - Electronics. Effective and highly advanced.
    - Design. Comfortable and compact, light and reliable.

    The flashlight is developed and engineered by Armytek Optoelectronics Inc., Canada. It is produced from electronic components made in the USA and Japan. During the development, the ideas and suggestions from European and Russian engineers, Special Forces and experienced hunters were taken to account.


    Optical Features

    1. The reflector of the ArmyTek Barracuda flashlight has been modeled and calculated in computer software for the design of optical systems that enabled to produce a flawless light beam for a distance more than 500 meters.
    2. Ultra-transparent and tempered glass was used with anti-reflective and lens coating, normally used in photo equipment only.
    3. The transparency of the glass is 98-99%.


    Electrical Features

    1. World's first flashlight has been designed on the basis of the new-generation electronic driver with FLAT runtime technology.
    2. Advanced electronic protection from incorrect battery installation, without reducing the efficiency of the driver.
    3. Smooth light output. Important notice: no irritating flicker effects.
    4. Ecological algorithm of the stabilization control, which decreases the power consumption, making the flashlight very effective.
    5. Excellent runtimes for all modes because of high efficient electronics.


    Ergonomic Features

    1. The ability to use batteries with a flat contact.
    2. Protection from switching on accidentally (special turn of the tailcap).


    Mechanical Features

    1. The flashlight has a strong, difficult to break body, which is developed for a minimum weight with sufficient durability. The design of the body includes special elements preventing the flashlight from rolling.
    2. The flashlight is designed with the impact-resistant bezels from both sides in order to protect it from falling and allow utilization in combat situations. In the Gold and Black version the steel bezels are also covered by titanium compounds with hardness of 2000-3000HV.
    3. To ensure functionality in difficult conditions, the electronic driver of the flashlight is placed in a special aluminum capsule and has been completely covered with a durable compound. This actually protects it from both environment and mechanical damage.
    4. Body cover: matte, anodized. Hardness: 350-400HV. Resistant to scratches and impacts.
    5. Body material: aircraft-grade aluminum T6061-T6.


    Water resistance

    Water resistance standard: IPX-8 (the highest).
    The following technical solutions were implemented to improve water resistance of the flashlight:


    1. Two silicone O-rings are installed at each side of the battery tube of the flashlight.
    2. Metric profile thread has been used.
    3. An O-ring has been used to increase glass sealing, as well as an extra L-ring of a specific shape.
    4. All threads, rubber parts and other parts of the flashlight that experience friction or contact with water are lubricated with a special thick grease NyoGel 760G.

    (source: armytek.com)


    my first impressions

    - unique design, nice packaging
    - awesome matte black anodizing, one of the best I have seen
    - precise switch mechanism
    - nice cool white tint (not greenish etc)
    - massive throw
    - simple UI
    - perfectly centered led, very good beam quality (no rings)
    - batteries do not rattle (working with long 18700 batteries, eg. XTAR)
    the most important: NO pwm or other irritating flickering or noise etc. all modes are ok.


    click images for higher res, I will add more pictures, incl beamshots.



































    beamshots (click images for higher res)

    Barracuda vs Sunwayman C20C




    Barracuda vs Sunwayman T20CS





    Barracuda vs Xeno F42 V2 R5nw






    Barracuda vs Lumintop Hunter T5





    Barracuda vs Dereelight DBS-T, 2MT-M, T6-3C, SMO




    Barracuda vs Dereelight XSearcher, U2




    Barracuda vs Nitecore MT26





    Barracuda vs Rofis TR31C





    Barracuda vs Microfire TL2, T6





    Barracuda vs Fenix TK35 U2






    Barracuda vs Olight SR51





    Modes



    Barracuda with 4.19V batteries and 3.70V batteries (max. output, 1160lm)

    Last edited by gopajti; 12-10-2012 at 11:48 PM.

  2. #2
    Flashaholic
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    160

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    That light looks great...I want one, but don't need one

  3. #3
    Flashaholic
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Near Toronto
    Posts
    102

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    I have one on the way.

  4. #4
    Flashaholic* Bwolcott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    564

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    ive been considering this light since it was released, I am a fan of Armytek for sure
    Asilaydying1984 ON YOUTUBE

  5. #5

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Maybe I missed something, but 1160 LED lumens are stated in your posted stats, yet the box (and other online dealers) shows 1000 LED lumens?

  6. #6

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    I love these Armytek lights. I just dont like the price so I have yet to pull the trigger on any of their lights.

    Now with the advent of so many new and innovative lights that are inexpensive, i've held back from buying any lights close to or more than 100 US Dollars.

    That's practically the reason why I've held off buying an SC600 all this time.

  7. #7

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    looks huge, great nightshots

  8. #8
    Flashaholic
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    160

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill1109 View Post
    I love these Armytek lights. I just dont like the price so I have yet to pull the trigger on any of their lights.

    Now with the advent of so many new and innovative lights that are inexpensive, i've held back from buying any lights close to or more than 100 US Dollars.

    That's practically the reason why I've held off buying an SC600 all this time.
    Jetbeam lights have been selling with huge discounts

  9. #9

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclesport View Post
    Maybe I missed something, but 1160 LED lumens are stated in your posted stats, yet the box (and other online dealers) shows 1000 LED lumens?
    The correct data is 1160 led lumen! Here is the answer from Armytek: "At first we printed posted stats 1000 LED lumens, but the testing results showed that it is 1160 LED lumens."

  10. #10
    Flashaholic* sbbsga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sabah, Malaysia
    Posts
    506

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Awesome post, gopajti!

  11. #11
    *Flashaholic* Patriot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    10,291

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    That's quite a tight beam. Great comparison with the SR51!

  12. #12

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by eg1977 View Post
    Jetbeam lights have been selling with huge discounts
    good to know! which site is it selling at huge discount? hmm...maybe time to get that BC40! hehehe

  13. #13

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
    That's quite a tight beam. Great comparison with the SR51!
    are there any lux ratings yet?

  14. #14

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by gopajti View Post
    The correct data is 1160 led lumen! Here is the answer from Armytek: "At first we printed posted stats 1000 LED lumens, but the testing results showed that it is 1160 LED lumens."
    Bro, can you test it beside the T5 so we have a baseline on the lux since we all know the T5 cuts it at 32k lux

  15. #15
    Flashaholic
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    248

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Well they state throw 500 m which probably means 0.25 lux at 500 m. That corresponds to an effective lux of 62500 at 1 m.

  16. #16
    *Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6,702

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Why for "The World's Most Technologically Advanced Flashlight" they still use LED lumens instead of the now standard ANSI (OTF) Lumens?

  17. #17
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Frisco, TX
    Posts
    697

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Looks like a nice light, like the looks of it, for sure. Was looking at the ub3t Surefire, as it takes only 3 123's vs 4 for this model. But this one takes 18650's.

  18. #18
    *Flashaholic* Patriot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    10,291

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by tonkem View Post
    But this one takes 18650's.

    Exactly! For me, that makes it more appealing. Surefire will probably give us a 18650 capable light about the time the cell is replaced my something else.
    Last edited by Patriot; 12-10-2012 at 09:34 PM.

  19. #19
    Flashaholic* Bwolcott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    564

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by tonkem View Post
    Looks like a nice light, like the looks of it, for sure. Was looking at the ub3t Surefire, as it takes only 3 123's vs 4 for this model. But this one takes 18650's.

    I am almost positive it will outperform the ub3t as well, most of the other lights in this class outperform the ub3t
    Asilaydying1984 ON YOUTUBE

  20. #20
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Frisco, TX
    Posts
    697

    Default ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bwolcott View Post
    I am almost positive it will outperform the ub3t as well, most of the other lights in this class outperform the ub3t
    We have to see if Marshall at going gear does a video review of this light. He has over 10 in stock.

  21. #21
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Fresno, CA
    Posts
    958

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Now that is an attractive thrower. Love the mat finish and the light overall but cannot afford to buy lights
    Matt

  22. #22
    Flashaholic* Bwolcott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    564

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by tonkem View Post
    We have to see if Marshall at going gear does a video review of this light. He has over 10 in stock.

    I emailed him a couple days ago about it and he said he will eventually lol
    Asilaydying1984 ON YOUTUBE

  23. #23

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    I really want to get this light. I love my Predator and looking at the pics and specs of this one, it is one hell of a sexy light.

  24. #24
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    In the northernmost Sweden
    Posts
    2,504

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by jenskh View Post
    Well they state throw 500 m which probably means 0.25 lux at 500 m. That corresponds to an effective lux of 62500 at 1 m.
    If so, that means this light is actually a reflector thrower competing in throw with Tiablo A9 with asperic lens!
    But I would like to see a runtime graph at the highest mode. Is the brightness really stable for 1h 30m, and with which battery setup? Would like to see the graph for 2x18650s.

  25. #25

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    first post updated: new beamshot pics

  26. #26
    Flashaholic* tobrien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Georgia Highway 441
    Posts
    4,295

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    this is spectacular!

    it looks like its beam is almost just as intense as the Dereelight XSearcher, U2 but a whole lot more usable, no?

    excellent post man!
    aka Edgar Allan Bro, Brosama Bin Liftin, Walter Crunkite, Bro Namath, Teddy Brosevelt, and the Tomahawk Crunkmissile.
    my lights - review of PrecisionWorks - that's Gucci Mane in my avatar

  27. #27

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    tobrien Barracuda and XSearcher hotspot is very similar intense, yes.
    Last edited by gopajti; 12-10-2012 at 02:42 AM.

  28. #28
    Flashaholic* tobrien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Georgia Highway 441
    Posts
    4,295

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    ^ got it.

    also i like how in that modes shot the 20 lumen is still useful, nice!
    aka Edgar Allan Bro, Brosama Bin Liftin, Walter Crunkite, Bro Namath, Teddy Brosevelt, and the Tomahawk Crunkmissile.
    my lights - review of PrecisionWorks - that's Gucci Mane in my avatar

  29. #29
    Enlightened rocketsurgeon01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK.
    Posts
    70

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
    Exactly! For me, that makes it for more appealing. Surefire will probably give us a 18650 capable light about the time the cell is replaced my something else.
    Surefire doesn't have an 18650 design??!! Does anybody know why? I'd rather use one 18650 than two CR123As just for safety reasons and quick change-out. That's a noodle scratcher right there.

  30. #30

    Default Re: ***Pictures*** Armytek Barracuda (XM-L U2 thrower, 1160 LED lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by tobrien View Post
    ^ got it.

    also i like how in that modes shot the 20 lumen is still useful, nice!
    The 20 lumen mode is very useful in real life. Slightly brighter than in the picture

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •