Armytek XHP-50 Headlamp 1600 lumen

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"What is the beam distance (GG)? we don't have measured it yet (Armitek)...." 2:45

Always the same with Armitek. 🤔

Take a look at 4.23...That's I would like but I don't think it is for now.

Though these lights seem interesting.
 
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Their products are interesting but the problem is the quality and correctness of specifications.

After having seen this guy, I have my answer about specifications accurancy.
 

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Interesting. But, lets hope they give us more emitter options like Zebralight this year. That's what will draw in more customers imo. I would like to see that XHP50 powered Wizard with an XHP50 90+ CRI in either the 5000K version or the 4500K version myself. I would buy one of those for sure.
 

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Dangling carrot on the end of a stick...

Next time, buy your Armytek from Going Gear.;) Did you hear what the GG person said in the video near the end? Armytek has been a very reliable brand for them to sell, he claims.
 

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Next time, buy your Armytek from Going Gear.;) Did you hear what the GG person said in the video near the end? Armytek has been a very reliable brand for them to sell, he claims.

2 Dobermann Pros, both defective, back to back, from Going Gear.
GG CS has been great though.
 

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I think you will be happy with their products if you don't have any expectations of the specs they give. I've been very disappointed with my Armytek product because it is not what they claimed on their spec sheet. The tint is amazing though (warm). I also love the matte black anodizing, but not sure how durable it is since I don't use it (doesn't have the mode I bought it for).
 

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At around 4:45 in the video it was interesting to hear Alex from Armytek say something like: "we need to improve our quality more and more" even though Marshall from GG was saying the quality was already extremely high.
 

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At around 4:45 in the video it was interesting to hear Alex from Armytek say something like: "we need to improve our quality more and more" even though Marshall from GG was saying the quality was already extremely high.

For once, I agree with armitek but it's been a long time that I hear this sentence. It's time to put it into practice.
 

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read some of the threads in the Armytek. I was looking at picking up a Dorberman until I read some of the threads.


Bob

Just to be aware of that:

If you do, don't buy from Armitek website but from a reputable seller. If you have the misfortune to receive a lamp that has a problem, which it is, will make sure to satisfy you. Then he will negotiate with them.

If you want a cool white lamp as advertised, it is better to communicate with him to check it before sending you.

Because as I have seen recently, they have a wide range of Cool White. Other manufacturers will differentiate them (cw, nw) but it does not seem to be the case with Armitek.

The Dobermann Pro XP-L HI my seller has are all neutral and on the warmer side like the one I received. Two members in CPF, received a CW as advertised.

My Predator Pro Hi and Barracuda Pro Hi are cool white. That's what I expected to receive with my DP but it is not the case
 
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Just to be aware of that:

If you do, don't buy from Armitek website but from a reputable seller. If you have the misfortune to receive a lamp that has a problem, which it is, will make sure to satisfy you. Then he will negotiate with them.

If you want a cool white lamp as advertised, it is better to communicate with him to check it before sending you.

Because as I have seen recently, they have a wide range of Cool White. Other manufacturers will differentiate them (cw, nw) but it does not seem to be the case with Armitek.

The Dobermann Pro XP-L HI my seller has are all neutral and on the warmer side like the one I received. Two members in CPF, received a CW as advertised.

My Predator Pro Hi and Barracuda Pro Hi are cool white. That's what I expected to receive with my DP but it is not the case

Thanks for the heads up Gyzmo. I am going to hold off for now. Lots of companies go through growing pains when they grow too fast. Hopefully that is all it is. Time will tell.

bob
 

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I think this market chased lumens and features too long. Seriously, I have old LED lights from almost a decade ago still going camping with me or rolling around in the back of a my truck for breakdowns. I found a box of my old toys and games from the 70's/80's which turned out to be still working, took ten year beatings back then, ressurected and seeing more service for a new generation. When these things broke its because they physically broke, aka dad ran over them with a car accidentally. Now you hold your hat to see if its still working by the time it gets to you from the production line.
 
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I think this market chased lumens, features and gimmicks too long at the behest of white wall hunters and flashoholic fans. Seriously, I have large amount of toys and games made in the late 1970's which are still working, took ten year beatings back then, ressurected and seeing more service for a new generation. When these things broke its because they physically broke, aka dad ran over them with a car accidentally.

Modern manufacturing and ROI principles- Work out time to failure alongside warranty, engineer at least 100% failable part( Rubber coatings on a variety of tactical gear is a classic option as this can be predicted very closely. You can have top level european optics with 30 years warranty but the rubber armour goes in about 8-10 years without fail and is not warrantied) wide variance quality control-aka even if X% items will fail, the good reports on the other 100-x% will keep people buying and hoping they 'got a good one'. and x becomes a larger and larger number..

Sorry for the hijack/ rant, this boils my blood as its a deliberate business practice designed to keep us buying stuff over and over to maintain profits.Not to mention its wiping out the earths resources faster remaking stuff that should last 30 years instead of 3. What's the point of all the cost and hassle of recycling, why not just make ten times less stuff to start with? That's the real crime here .

I totally agree. We now live in a disposable society and its sad. Our future generations will pay for our generations poor attempts at fueling the economy. One day they will mine our garbage dumps because they will be the only resources left due to our wastefulness and excessive lifestyles.:shakehead
 
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I think this market chased lumens, features and gimmicks too long at the behest of white wall hunters and flashoholic fans. Seriously, I have large amount of toys and games made in the late 1970's which are still working, took ten year beatings back then, ressurected and seeing more service for a new generation. When these things broke its because they physically broke, aka dad ran over them with a car accidentally.

Modern manufacturing and ROI principles- Work out time to failure alongside warranty, engineer at least 100% failable part( Rubber coatings on a variety of tactical gear is a classic option as this can be predicted very closely. You can have top level european optics with 30 years warranty but the rubber armour goes in about 8-10 years without fail and is not warrantied) wide variance quality control-aka even if X% items will fail, the good reports on the other 100-x% will keep people buying and hoping they 'got a good one'. and x becomes a larger and larger number..

Sorry for the hijack/ rant, this boils my blood as its a deliberate business practice designed to keep us buying stuff over and over to maintain profits.Not to mention its wiping out the earths resources faster remaking stuff that should last 30 years instead of 3. What's the point of all the cost and hassle of recycling, why not just make ten times less stuff to start with? That's the real crime here .

Well said, sir!
We think along the same lines, as you can tell by my sig line.
 
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