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  1. kj75

    Nitecore TUP: impressions/pictures, (beam)shots, comparison

    I tested already some members of the mini-light-series made by Nitecore: Very compact (keychain)lights with good output to their sizes and two built-in user-modes. Nitecore added another one to this line: The “big” TUP with max. 1000 lumens output. Extra to this light is the informative...
  2. kj75

    Review: Rovyvon Aurora A8UV: EDC, rechargeable, 350 lumens, Nichia/Red/UV;(beam)shots

    In my life, I had my hands on to many flashlights of different brands. I know there are a lot of brands, and many are still unknown to me. I never heard of Rovyvon until I met the brand via social media. This brand had my interest and I got in contact with the manufacturer. First light that came...
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    Review: Acebeam W10: white laser, 21700-battery, USB-C, 1000 meters, (beam)shots

    Being a flashlight-enthusiast, I always look forward to meet something new. So, I was very happy that the Acebeam W10 arrived in the mail! This is a concept that I never tried out before: The W10 is a white laser-light with a very narrow beam that could reach a distance up to 1000 meters! This...
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    Review: Acebeam X45: 4 x XHP70.2 P2, 18000 lumens, impressions, beamshots, comparison

    Acebeam is a leading manufacturer in the “lumens-race” and launches always innovative products. So, I was happy when I had a mailcall (the light was sent out by Nitetorch.com) that the X45 arrived. I know that there are several brighter lights already, also made by Acebeam, but for me this is...
  5. kj75

    Review: Fenix E16, EDC, XP-L, 1x16340/CR123A, 700 lumens, beamshots

    Fenixlight has just introduced the most tiny and the most powerful flashlight that runs on a single 16340. The new Fenix-baby is called E16 and is designed for all-day-use and in and around home. The light is one of the “new-generation” of the manufacturer: It has refreshed style and some nice...
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    Review: Nitecore TM10K: palm-sized, 10000 lumens, 6 x XHP35 HD, USB-C, beamshots

    Recently, something special and for me unexpected made by Nitecore popped up on social media: the next Tiny Monster, called TM10K. This is the first flashlight that is shorter than an average smartphone, but that produces 10000 lumens. This is possible because both the current generation of leds...
  7. kj75

    Nitecore LR12, “lipstick-lantern/flashlight”, XP-L HD V6, 1000 lumens, (beam)shots

    Nitecore introduced again something special and interesting in the past year: A “lipstick-light”, the LA10. Really a nice find, a light with a built-in diffuser-cone that can be extended and retracted. The big brother of the LA10, the LR12, was launched recently. A larger version, that runs on a...
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    Review: YLP Gryphon G180: 9 x XP-G2-NW, 3200 lumens, 3x18650; beamshots, compare

    There are many flashlights-brands at the world, and I’m sure that I don’t know about the existence of a lot of names that are engraved into the body of torches. Recently, I received a “Russian” flashlight. The brand is named Yarkiy Luch Professional; the light that came in was the YLP Gryphon...
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    Review: Nitecore BR35: double-headed bikelight, 1800 lumens, beamshots, compare

    The big Nitecore-family missed a bicycle light until now. The launch of the first Nitecore bike-light, the BR35, was a surprise to me. This micro-usb rechargeable light has about the output of cars’ headlight and is equipped with a lot of interesting features. For example: The light can be...
  10. kj75

    Acebeam L30: Tactical, Rechargeable, XHP70.2, 4000 lumens, 20700-battery, (beam)shots

    A few months ago, I tried out the Acebeam L16: a powerful, tactical pocket thrower with micro-usb charging. Actually, I regularly pick this light thanks to the good interface and good performance. Now, a big version of this light came in: the L30. A larger version, powered by the second...
  11. kj75

    Review: Fenix UC35V2.0: XPL-HI V3, 1000 lumens, 1x18650, beamshots, compare

    We often see that popular flashlights get an update after some time. This is often due to the fact that new and more powerful emitters have been launched. Like some manufacturers do, you replace the led, and that's it. But Fenix has done a lot research among their user before and the result is...
  12. kj75

    Review: Rofis MR70: Dual light, max. 3500 lumens, powerbank, beamshots, compare

    I always look forward to test a light of a brand that I never had my hands on. Although Rofis has been around for some years now, the MR70 is the first torch of this manufacturer that arrived at my doorstep. And it looks like an interesting one: Main and side-light, powerful, rechargeable and...
  13. kj75

    Double review: Nitecore MT21C and EC22: XP-L HD V6, 1000 lumens, beamshots, compare

    I’ve seen (and tested) already a couple of Nitecore flashlights in the 1000-lumens class. There are many lights of different brands in this range, so it’s a hard to show something new here. But Nitecore did! The EC22 has an unique interface, that makes it the “easiest” flashlight that I’ve seen...
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    Double-review: Nitecore LA30 & LR10: Lanterns, max. 250 lumens, beamshots, compare

    Double-review: Nitecore LA30 & LR10: Lanterns, max. 250 lumens, beamshots, compare Lanterns always had something special to me. Lights like these can often be found at my nightstand, and are often been used during long summer nights while enjoying the nice weather in my garden. Thanks to new...
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    Review: Fenix TK72R: rechargeable, 3 x XHP70, 9000 lumens, beamshots / compare

    In the past year, a new big Fenix flashlight was shown on several trade shows. The wait was rather long, but from now the TK72R is available. Fitted with three XHP70 leds, a removable accu and a charging and discharging function. Therefore a two-in-one: A flashlight that has good runtimes and a...
  16. kj75

    Acebeam K65: XHP70.2 dedomed, 6200 lumens, 4xIMR18650, beamshots, compare

    Acebeam-lights are often discussed at forums because of special features they have. This brand often comes with new and great ideas packed in nice-styled torches. Recently, de K65 was launched: A big flashlight that is fitted with an XHP70.2 dedomed led. The XHP70 is a powerful “quad-led”, the...
  17. kj75

    Review: Nitecore MH23: XHP35 HD, 1800 lumens, 1x18650, beamshots, compare

    I’m a big fan of the MH-series made by Nitecore, like I told you earlier in my MH20 and MH20GT-review. So, I was happy to meet the brand new MH23. Fitted with an XHP35 HD led and therefore an “update” to the MH20. Thanks to this powerful emitter and a special battery, you get a finger-sized and...
  18. kj75

    Review: Nitecore TINI: rechargeable edc-light; XP-G2 S3; 380 lumens; (beam)shots

    After the release of the popular Nitecore TIP I was wondering how compact a flashlight that puts out around 400 lumens could be… Nitecore answered my question by releasing the TINI. About the same output, but much more compact. This tiniest Nitecore ever produced has a special reflector and lens...
  19. kj75

    Review: Thorfire TK4A: XP-L, 1100 lumens, 460 meters, 4xAA; (beam)shots, compare

    Review: Thorfire TK4A: XP-L, 1100 lumens, 460 meters, 4xAA; (beam)shots, compare An interesting addition to the Thorfire-family is the TK4A: a compact but powerful flashlight that is powered (like a lot of Thorfires) by readily available batteries. This friendly prized “soda-can-flashlight” has...
  20. kj75

    Review: Acebeam L16: XHP35 HI, 2000 lumens, 603 meters, 1 x IMR18650; (beam)shots

    Mostly, when you were looking for a single 18650-flashlight, you could pick one out of these: 1. A flashlight with 1000 up to 2000 lumens and a broad or mixed beam, powered by a bigger XM-L or XHP-emitter; 2. A flashlight with narrow and far reaching beam, less lumens and powered by a tiny...

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