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    Thumbs up *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Hello guys, Jetbeam DDR26 arrived (from lanternetactice.ro). Here is my impressions, pictures, beamshots

    infos from official site

    DDR26, a rechargeable digital display flashlight, is the world's first LED flashlight with digital display of the brightness and the remaining power level. It is under the patent protection of JETBeam’s unique digital display design. With the display function, the users can see the mode and remaining power clearly at any time. DDR26 can be charged directly. It offers three brightness levels and one strobe mode with an easy operation regulation of side control switch. It adopts the latest American Cree XM-L2 LED, max 1000 lumens, 70 hours run time. DDR26 extended the classic of RRT2 and became another miracle “rechargeable digital display flashlight of 1000 lumens”

    1. Light source: Cree XM-L2 LED
    2. Battery: 1*18650 (rechargeable) / 2*CR123 (non-rechargeable)
    3. Output & Runtime: 1000lm (2h), 200lm (15h), 15lm (70h) strobe (1000lm)
    - Beam distance: 280m
    - Intensity: 12500cd
    - Waterproof: IPX-8
    4. Output regulation: Side switch
    5. Circuit design: Constant current circuit, constant brightness.
    6 Working voltage: 3 - 6V
    7. Waterproof: Certificated to the IPX-8
    8. Body: Stainless steel and aerospace aluminum
    9. Dimension: 144 mm (L ) x 38 mm(D), weight: 144 gram (without battery)

    http://www.jetbeamlight.com/ShowProducts.asp?ID=42

    **UPDATED SPECS** confirmed by Jetbeam

    Peak Beam Intensity: 10276cd (max. 230m)
    Medium mode runtime: 200lm (8h)


    My impressions


    Pros
    + top build quality
    + perfect scratch free anodizing, nice color
    + smooth, good lubricated threads, o-rings are perfect condition
    + absolutely dust free, clean reflector and lens
    + perfectly centered led
    + long batteries fit perfect (eg. XTAR 18700) and you can use unprotected/flat-top cells
    + unprotected battery doesn't rattle
    + the best looking cool white tint what I have seen, better than my other lights (no blueish spill)
    + the side switch is better (better feeling) than SWM, Spark, Olight, Rofis, Nitecore switches, with excellent reaction time
    + the digital display is the most useful feature what I have seen, especially when I use unprotected battery, very helpful
    + rechargeable (USB) (cable length ~99cm)
    + no visible pwm or other irritating flickering, all modes are perfect!
    + no buzzing/humming sound
    + tail-stand capable
    + simple but nice packaging

    Cons
    - nothing significant (no holster, no charging port cover)

    Other

    The high output for DDR26 will not always be 1000 lumens,in order to protect LED, the output will automatically be reduced to 500 lumens after 4min 30 s at 1000 lumens, then will be 350 lumens after 16 minutes at 500 lumens, finally it will keep at 350 lumens.

    My results

    high mode total runtime (continuously): Start voltage: 4.18V, runtime 3h 7m 12s, end voltage: 3.21V (after few minutes 3.27V)
    high mode (only "1000lm" without step down):
    Start voltage: 4.18V, runtime 2h 2m 21s, end voltage: 3.21V
    medium mode, total runtime:
    Start voltage: 4.18V, runtime 9h 39m 10s , end voltage: 3.18V

    Charging time: 7h 48m, 3.27V -> 4.18V
    XTAR WP2 II (1000mA) charging time: 5h, 3.25V -> 4.19V

    I used brand new unprotected Panasonic NCR18650B, 3400mAh battery.

    More details coming soon


    I have many 1*18650 flashlight but, the DDR26 is the one of the best 1*18650 flashlight for me at now. The digital display is much better than simple battery indicator or similar solution. Always show the charge level when the flashlight is on. I highly recommend this flashlight.

    more pictures, other impressions (charge function, real runtime chart with brand new 3400mAh battery) coming soon

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    Last edited by gopajti; 07-23-2013 at 09:44 AM.

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    gopajti,
    While I may not always be interested in every light you post up....your descriptions, product pictures and comparison pictures are invaluable! Thank you for your time.

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by SCD View Post
    gopajti,
    While I may not always be interested in every light you post up....your descriptions, product pictures and comparison pictures are invaluable! Thank you for your time.
    i agree 100%
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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Thank you guys!


    Charging stopped 4.18V, I tried with Samsung ICR18650-30A battery.
    Low voltage warning: when the display showed "0" the battery voltage is 3.29V (few minutes later 3.46V) I tried with Sanyo UR18650FM 2600mAh.

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    first post updated: added new pics

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    now you HAVE to tell me how you did this!! spectacular!
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    Last edited by gopajti; 04-13-2013 at 04:36 PM.

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)



    Seems the specs are updated from; Peak Beam Intensity: 10276cd (max. 230m) to 12500cd and max 280meters.
    “Videre Nec Videri”

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    kj, the original specs 12500cd/280m is not correct.

    Jetbeam updated the peak beam intensity and max distance few days ago, 10276cd/230m

    btw DDR26 use XM-L2 U2 bin
    Last edited by gopajti; 04-15-2013 at 05:00 PM.

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    updated first post: added total runtime results

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by gopajti View Post
    kj, the original specs 12500cd/280m is not correct.

    Jetbeam updated the peak beam intensity and max distance few days ago, 10276cd/230m

    btw DDR26 use XM-L2 U2 bin
    Then they have to update their website
    “Videre Nec Videri”

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    updated first post: added charging time

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Wow! Smaller than I had anticipated! This is a jetbeam that I'm excited about, although I've always respected their lights.

    Thanks for the awesome review buddy!

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Thank you for your comment Patriot, I appreciate!

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    If I buy just this light and two 18650 batteries, should that suffice as my first flashlight? I won't get another seperate charger, but instead just use the light as the charger, should I be fine? The battery should retain full charges multiple times and what not?

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    first post updated: added high mode (without step down) and medium mode runtime

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by gopajti View Post
    kj, the original specs 12500cd/280m is not correct.

    Jetbeam updated the peak beam intensity and max distance few days ago, 10276cd/230m
    The numbers are still not correct. If the intensity is 10276cd then it means 203m beam distance according to ANSI FL 1 standard.

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Thank you for your review.

    I'm waiting for selbuilt's review on the Xtar R30...I'll see how the two compare.
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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    can purchase this light for $70 delivered.. im very tempted. thanks for the info/pics posted
    fenix tk41..fenix tk35..nitecore ea4...olight s10 baton...xtar meteor...sipik 68...eagletac d25lc2...eagletac d25a...eagletac d25c ti 2013... a modded tn31..skyray king...nitecore dx.. sunwayman v11r.. + loads of other lights

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Your comparison pictures are very usefull. Thanks....
    I own a few of the lights that you used and this helps a lot.
    (I do wish that it includes a holster as I don't like to use my pockets!)

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Amazing review

    Just ordered the ddr26

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Thank you guys,

    btw a small additional info: the red o-rings sizes: 20*1mm, 22*2mm

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bumble View Post
    can purchase this light for $70 delivered.. im very tempted. thanks for the info/pics posted
    Wow, where did you see it for $70. Might consider one

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Great pictures and beamshots, just ordered one in UK for £55.50 delivered!!

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    Gopajti - Fantastic pictures for sure! I can tell that you take great care in your work. I do also find the comparison beam shots to be very helpful. The only suggestion that I would have is to list the other flashlights that are being photographed next to the reviewed light. I'm not able to identify all of them by sight.

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    Default Re: *Pictures* Jetbeam DDR26 (1*18650, XM-L2, rechargeable, 1000lm)

    I saw this light on sale today (50 euros excl 5 euros shipping), and was on the brink or getting it, but a few things stop me from auto-ordering it.

    • I don't actually need a light with a charger, but already have an 18650 charger.
    • It comes without a holster, and I'd really like a holster to use it as a car / bag light.
    • The charging port is not micro USB, so wherever I go that I'd want to charge it, I'd also need to bring the cable.
    • Very high protruding switch, almost guaranteed to turn on the light when it's sitting somewhere deep in my bag (if not locked out of course).
    • It has no low-low mode (15 lumens medium).
    • There don't seem to be any out-of-the-box diffusers or cones for it. With a 38mm head, the 40mm nitecore or olight might fit with some mods, but 2mm is too much play-room to just add a layer of duct-tape or stab a toothick in there...
    • The hole/screw-socket in the back of the light (is it a 1/4"-20 standard tripod screw?) seems off without anything to screw in there.
    • How waterproof / rainproof is it without a cover for the charging port?


    On the plus side:
    • It's bright and some reviews are very positive on the tint.
    • Jetbeam machining and anodizing seems great.
    • If the screw in the back is standard tripod size, I can fit the light to a lot of clamps (justin clamp or superclamps are amazing).
    • At least the bezel is less than 40mm, so at least common 40mm diffusers and cones can be made to fit. The other way around would be more problematic.
    • Supports 2 x CR123a which is great for cold winters if you keep it in the car. 18650's are pretty much useless when frozen.


    All in all, looks like good deals are to be had for this light. I'm still not 100% sure on it. Does anyone care to convince me in any direction? I'm in the market for a BRIGHT 1x18650 light to put in the car.

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