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    Nice job... now some beamshot wold be appreciated. You go PM

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    Very nice flashlight, if this is going to be available with 219Cs in R9050 in the future I'm gonna order one right away.
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    Emisar D4 is now back in stock at Mountain Electronics.

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    Ordered xpg2 5000 k today! Yaaaaaaaaaahoooooooooo!

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    Just got mine. Definitely a well built light for the price, and definitely heats up fast as advertised. The 219Cs on mine look like 5500K, noticeably cooler than the 4885K 219Bs on my M43, which is alright but I prefer something warmer. If the R9050 4000K flavour becomes available I'll probably sell mine and order one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCY View Post
    Just got mine. Definitely a well built light for the price, and definitely heats up fast as advertised. The 219Cs on mine look like 5500K, noticeably cooler than the 4885K 219Bs on my M43, which is alright but I prefer something warmer. If the R9050 4000K flavour becomes available I'll probably sell mine and order one.
    Got soldering skills? The D4 is easy to mod and Mountain Electronics sells 4000K high-CRI 219Cs.

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    Practicality wise I think the ZL SC600 series wins easily. D4's ramping UI does have its oomph but I find the ZL's UI to be more intuitive and straightforward, it would be nice if the D4 has ~2 pre selected modes for fast switching and the ramping to adjust to personal needs. That said, the D4's UI still blows most of the traditional flashlight UIs out of the water. You really can't expect more for $40.

    TK has updated the UI on 27/07 which allows a double click while on turbo to go back to the previous mode, and a single click from off goes to the last used level instead of moonlight. A shame mine doesn't come with these, I almost roasted my hand trying to bring the D4 back to non-turbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireclaw18 View Post
    Got soldering skills? The D4 is easy to mod and Mountain Electronics sells 4000K high-CRI 219Cs.
    I have more experiences as an astronaut than a solder pro.

    I have no experience as an astronaut.

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    Looks pretty good but I guess I'll wait for the possible future evolutions. I would like to have an option to have (e.g.) 5 or so equally spaced modes to ramp through, instead of the infinite brightness adjustment. I just prefer knowing my energy consumption... Buying this light would also mean that I had to buy unprotected batteries, something that I have managed to avoid so far (even with the Meteor).

    I am also wondering the decision to create a new brand(?).

    So, this is like a fiery little brother of Meteor. Any news about the big brother that was supposed to be released more than half a year ago? I wonder if the challenges turned out to be too difficult to solve and project got cancelled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esko View Post
    Looks pretty good but I guess I'll wait for the possible future evolutions. I would like to have an option to have (e.g.) 5 or so equally spaced modes to ramp through, instead of the infinite brightness adjustment. I just prefer knowing my energy consumption... Buying this light would also mean that I had to buy unprotected batteries, something that I have managed to avoid so far (even with the Meteor).

    I am also wondering the decision to create a new brand(?).

    So, this is like a fiery little brother of Meteor. Any news about the big brother that was supposed to be released more than half a year ago? I wonder if the challenges turned out to be too difficult to solve and project got cancelled.
    My thoughts exactly, It would be better if the UI has a couple of hidden pre selected modes to switch between. I wouldn't worry about battery being unprotected as long as the light you stuff it in has its own good protection circuitry. So far ZL and Noctigon/Emisar are doing very well in terms of protecting my NCR18650GAs and Samsung 18650 30Qs.

    I heard that Hank Wang Came up with a XPL-HI prototype that does 13,500 lumens but gave up as it's just not much of an improvement over the old M43. I hope he comes up with something really impressive, although the Nichia flavour M43 is more than enough for me. That 219B tint is gosh darn perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCY View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCY View Post
    heard that Hank Wang Came up with a XPL-HI prototype that does 13,500 lumens but gave up as it's just not much of an improvement over the old M43. I hope he comes up with something really impressive, although the Nichia flavour M43 is more than enough for me. That 219B tint is gosh darn perfect.
    He could release the same exact light with 4 quad boards and XP-L HI at an increase of $20-30 and call it the M44. The XP-L HI would increase the output as well as the four extra emitters, but I doubt that would be enough for an increase of 6000 lumens over the XP-G2 quadruple triple version like the prototype you speak of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eraursls1984 View Post
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    He could release the same exact light with 4 quad boards and XP-L HI at an increase of $20-30 and call it the M44. The XP-L HI would increase the output as well as the four extra emitters, but I doubt that would be enough for an increase of 6000 lumens over the XP-G2 quadruple triple version like the prototype you speak of.
    My guess is that Hank is trying to stay on top of the soda can light game. After the M43 I would definitely not spend the money on a similar light.

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    As far as I know, M44 (13500lm) project aborted, in real world usage with the naked eye at ~5000 lumens increase output is insignificant. not worth for the time & money.
    M4hi project retains, 8000lm, 1,1000,000 CD, not sure it will change in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cclin View Post
    As far as I know, M44 (13500lm) project aborted, in real world usage with the naked eye at ~5000 lumens increase output is insignificant. not worth for the time & money.
    M4hi project retains, 8000lm, 1,1000,000 CD, not sure it will change in the future.
    That makes sense--even the Vinh mods on the M43 didn't get a crazy improvement in output, even with his mad skills. The fire breathing pop-can >15,000 lumen lights being released these days are all bigger than the M43 by quite a bit, and are only interesting to me from a technical point of view, but not for my personal uses. I've pretty much decided I'll have to wait a couple or a few generations of LED improvements for an M44 in the same form factor with a meaningful output increase (I'm sure that 275 high-CRI lumens per watt is just around the corner!) In the meantime, I'm (im)patiently waiting for my D4's to arrive on Monday (finally)!

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    I own an xpg2 5700k version and it is a hot rod. Literally too hot to hold over 25 seconds on turbo (full fet). Toy keeper modified the firmware to have much better thermal controls and it is fully adjustable. The ramping works well, goes from moon to turbo in 2.5 seconds. The xpg2 version is the least hot model. Apparently the nichia version are too hot to hold after 15 seconds. Once thermal regulation kicks in it cools to a manageable level pretty fast. The xpg2 version that I have is 3,300 lumens otf on startup with fully charged LG H2 18650 battery. Apparently the nichia version is around 3800 and xpl hi version is around 4300 It's

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    Sorry I got excited and accidentally posted before I got finished. I have the V2 firmware and I purchased the light from mountain electronics. It has mode memory now thanks to TK. My favorite part of the V2 firmware is that when the battery has been disconnected and then reconnected the first click will bring you to the brightness level that uses 100% 7135 regulated level and 0% Fet. This allows me the option of greatly increasing the amount of run time due to the higher efficiency. Also when the light is ramping from moon up, the light blinks as it crosses the 100% 7135 level and when it hits full turbo it flashes again. I noticed that mountain has increased the base price to $40 but it is still a fantastic flashlight at a really bargain price. The xpl hi version of the flashlight will cost $18 more due to the increased cost of those emitters. For the price it is absolutely worth it and you will not regret purchasing one, I have 2 and I have two more in the mail headed my way. Richard had gotten an order of D4s in the first of the week and they were all sold in a matter of 2-3 hours. The nichia version was sold out in literally 40 minutes. The xpl hi in an hour and a half. I guess I am not the only one who loves this little beast of a light

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    Quote Originally Posted by KY Joe View Post
    Sorry I got excited and accidentally posted before I got finished. I have the V2 firmware and I purchased the light from mountain electronics. It has mode memory now thanks to TK. My favorite part of the V2 firmware is that when the battery has been disconnected and then reconnected the first click will bring you to the brightness level that uses 100% 7135 regulated level and 0% Fet. This allows me the option of greatly increasing the amount of run time due to the higher efficiency. Also when the light is ramping from moon up, the light blinks as it crosses the 100% 7135 level and when it hits full turbo it flashes again. I noticed that mountain has increased the base price to $40 but it is still a fantastic flashlight at a really bargain price. The xpl hi version of the flashlight will cost $18 more due to the increased cost of those emitters. For the price it is absolutely worth it and you will not regret purchasing one, I have 2 and I have two more in the mail headed my way. Richard had gotten an order of D4s in the first of the week and they were all sold in a matter of 2-3 hours. The nichia version was sold out in literally 40 minutes. The xpl hi in an hour and a half. I guess I am not the only one who loves this little beast of a light
    Hahah yeah. You're not the only one.

    I have a black XPG2 one that I emitter swapped to 5A2 XPL HI. I also replaced the stock star with Richard's offset star where each emitter is rotated differently to produce much more even corona. Had to insert a spacer behind the new star since the stock star was so thick (2mm direct copper). I added Talon Grip tape to the 18650 battery tube for greatly improved grip.

    I have 3 more in the mail. A grey from International Outdoors and a grey and green from Mountain Electronics. This is the ultimate pocket hot-rod light and I need more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireclaw18 View Post
    Hahah yeah. You're not the only one.

    This is the ultimate pocket hot-rod light and I need more.
    HA! I just had to make a list for myself of all my flashlights just to keep me from buying more than three D4's!

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    I asked Hank yesterday and got told that they are not planning to do a stock R9050 4000K 219C version. While the tint on my stock 219C is not exactly cool white it's definitely a lot cooler than the 219Bs on my M43 which is something I don't like. Everything else is basically 10/10 though. Hopefully Vinh can mod one of these for me in the future..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCY View Post
    I asked Hank yesterday and got told that they are not planning to do a stock R9050 4000K 219C version. While the tint on my stock 219C is not exactly cool white it's definitely a lot cooler than the 219Bs on my M43 which is something I don't like. Everything else is basically 10/10 though. Hopefully Vinh can mod one of these for me in the future..
    The bezel is not glued. This light is very easy to emitter swap if you want something different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireclaw18 View Post
    The bezel is not glued. This light is very easy to emitter swap if you want something different.
    Sadly I have zero soldering skills/experience nor the equipment needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattodio View Post
    Been a while since I bought a light but this one definitely sounds like a winner. Does the gray body match the meteor? Would be nice if the two were exactly the same
    Not sure if you ever got an answer to this or not, but no they're not the same. Both are nice finishes though.



    Quote Originally Posted by KY Joe View Post
    My favorite part of the V2 firmware is that when the battery has been disconnected and then reconnected the first click will bring you to the brightness level that uses 100% 7135 regulated level and 0% Fet. This allows me the option of greatly increasing the amount of run time due to the higher efficiency. Also when the light is ramping from moon up, the light blinks as it crosses the 100% 7135 level and when it hits full turbo it flashes again.
    Glad to see this already mentioned, but I want to mention it again because its a genius addition to this sort of driver and UI. Just a quick loosen and tighten of the tailcap (cause anodized threads) and it "resets" the driver to its default state, which has 100% 7135 in memory. So now a single click turns on the light with 100% of the 7135 regulator and the FET completely off. A nice medium light output level, no PWM (not that I can see it on this light anyway - I can't. But it could be important for taking photos or something), very long runtimes and no heat to worry about. Some of you asking for a couple of "preset" options instead of the ramp have this option at least. Really really smart design by Toykeeper.

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    My grey 219c is on the way and cant wait, actually excited about this little beast. Soon as i have had it and know i like it, will have an xp-g2 and xpl HI flavour to. Maybe a green and black so i have all the flavours

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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    My grey 219c is on the way and cant wait, actually excited about this little beast. Soon as i have had it and know i like it, will have an xp-g2 and xpl HI flavour to. Maybe a green and black so i have all the flavours
    Yeah, I did XP-L in green, XP-G in black and 219c in grey. Just easy to keep track of which one is which.

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    Like it Tixx

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCY View Post
    Sadly I have zero soldering skills/experience nor the equipment needed
    It really isnít that hard and the equipment needed isnít to bad either. I suggest learning, itís quite fun and rewarding.

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    I agreed above comments! The Feature-rich Driver/UI make D4 really shine. Infinite brightness ramp works better & easier than any Magnetic ring, 100% of the 7135 regulator & Tactical momentary are also very useful. I love the green one

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    Just got mine yesterday.

    It seems to blink when I go full turbo and drop in output. Like immediately, not after 25 seconds when I thought thermal reg was supposed to kick in.

    I think this is preventing it from hitting 3000 L. Running brand new fully charged Efest batteries that I ordered with the light. Anybody else noticed this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarstGhost View Post
    Just got mine yesterday.

    It seems to blink when I go full turbo and drop in output. Like immediately, not after 25 seconds when I thought thermal reg was supposed to kick in.

    I think this is preventing it from hitting 3000 L. Running brand new fully charged Efest batteries that I ordered with the light. Anybody else noticed this?
    The blink when it hits max is intentional. There's another blink in the ramp when it crosses from 7135-only into FET-powered territory. Those are there to let the user know where they are in the ramping sequence. As for thermal reg, well it depends on how hot it gets. 25 seconds is just an estimate. Time has nothing to do with it. If you're using the light in a very warm environment it'll step down a lot faster. Take it into the freezer and it'll stay bright longer. And also the emitter choice makes a difference. The Nichia emitters make more heat so they step down faster. There's a lot that goes into it, but bottom line this is a tiny light with massive power, so it gets very hot, very fast and can't really cool itself very quickly. It'll never maintain max for very long at all.

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    Thank you for the quick response emarkd. It just kind of caught me off guard. Mine is the XPG2 version. I like it a lot overall.
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