best budget thrower for exactly or under 20 bucks 1x18650

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Uniquefire HS-802 has to be one of the best I have seen for the price. Nice deep reflector with Cree XR-E R2. A little over 20 but not much. 24 bucks and some change at chinabuye.com.
 

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Pretty much any C8 will be budget and a good thrower. Take your pick of brands. I got a Ultrafire C8 for about $10 at DD.
 

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Found a beam shot video comparing the two in spanish.
Translated from video "Ultrafire C8 Flashlight Comparison-Q5 and UniqueFire HS-802-Q5, both of 300 Lumens Q5 LED, we see that there are no major differences between them, only in price, since the C8 in only 50% of the HS-802 model".

My pick would still be the hs-802. I own a C8 with a P7 and is very floody but that's the nature of a P7. Either one will make a decent thrower for the budget flashaholic.:)
 

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i know nothing of the c8 or hs-802, how will they compare to the crelant v9-t6. it is a whole $14 more than the $20 budget(from what i can tell its totally worth it but im a noob so im asking). but its 650 lumen and a review said "great throw (19.1K @ 1m = 276m) and performance (714lms on 2 LiIon cells / 673lms on 1x18650)"

there is a review on here by a guy named bigmac_79 who claims Peak Beam Intensity: 24,469cd
Throw Distance: 313m
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?339727-Object-Subject-Review-Crelant-V9-T6

so its twice the lumen of the c8, how far will the c8 throw? will it reach around the same 276-313 meters?

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I have a C8 clone with xml and it throws real good. I don't have any thing to compare directly tho..... I'm perfectly happy with it except I had to put some cpu grease under the LED - it came dry. It was about 10 bucks from meritline, may be.
 

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@Cruzer, I have seen the hs-802 mentioned at 30,000 lux. Here's a good thread on throwers two whole pages worth. Lumens is a measure of the total amout of light and lux measures the intensity in a given area at a given distance. You can have a light with twice the lumens and the light with half the lumens could out throw it if its measured lux is higher. The hs-802 with XR-E R2 comes in around 230 lumens and can be modded with a amc7135 1400ma driver for 330 lumens. Its more about the combination how tight the beam is and lumens.
 
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@Cruzer, I have seen the hs-802 mentioned at 30,000 lux. Here's a good thread on throwers two whole pages worth. Lumens is a measure of the total amout of light and lux measures the intensity in a given area at a given distance. You can have a light with twice the lumens and the light with half the lumens could out throw it if its measured lux is higher. The hs-802 with XR-E R2 comes in around 230 lumens and can be modded with a amc7135 1400ma driver for 330 lumens. Its more about the combination how tight the beam is and lumens.
Thanks ill check it outI think I understand and if I do its kind of a compromise. You can get further throw but with less lumens you get less brightness generally speaking? Where if u go with a lesser throw but higher lumen its likely to be more lit up?
 

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