Comparison of original Malkoff Hound Dog vs the new 18650 version?

pjandyho

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I have a neutral 5000K XM-L2 Hound Dog which I dig and recently bought a newer single 18650 Hound Dog running a neutral 4500K XP-L in there. Although I now own both of these models, I am afraid I haven't the equipment nor knowledge to run a full test comparison on them. To my naked eyes they both look similar in throw as well as output with the exception of tint difference. Tried searching but came up zip. Anyone knows where I can get more info, especially on the new 18650 Hound Dog and comparison to the previous generation Hound Dog?
 

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There's a lot of information in the Malkoff Junkie thread. I don't recall if it was in that thread or a dedicated thread but I've seen a comparison complete with lux numbers somewhere around here.
 

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Thanks. I tried running through the last few pages in the thread but couldn't find any info. There are too many chatters going on there and the answers could be buried if there's any. I will try to look through when I get up from sleep.
 

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Nice beam shot comparisons, write ups and reviews on Malkoff, Oveready and SureFire.
Just oredered a Neutral Hound Dog with 4 cell body myself.... I have a problem.
 

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Go to the Junkie Thread, locate post #4205, and start reading. Someone took lux measurements with Neutral high voltage and 18650 versions. :)
 

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Thanks Grizzman! The lux reading is much better than the XM-L2 Hound Dog. Not sure why it looks the same for both lights on my end. Need to really get them to somewhere darker without any light pollution to see better. Thanks again!
 

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Maybe it is just my particular examples, but the beam on my XML and the newest one look the closest... my XML2 seems to have a little more spill.
 

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It doesn't look all that much different in the hot spot because light throw is an exponential relationship(inverse square law), so it takes a lot more lux to throw noticeably further.
It will throw more, but not a lot more. I think it's a little narrower too.
 

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It doesn't look all that much different in the hot spot because light throw is an exponential relationship(inverse square law), so it takes a lot more lux to throw noticeably further.
It will throw more, but not a lot more. I think it's a little narrower too.
Makes perfect sense. I think just like lumens, it will take a four times increase to make a noticeable difference. I get it now. I don't really expect the 18650 Hough Dog to throw really far. I just want to know how it performs in comparison with the XM-L2 Hound Dog which I love. I haven't had the time to really take the 18650 HD out for a walk but my initial impression has been very very positive. Definitely a keeper.
 

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I have the 2 year old XML-2 version, it slaughters the M61 pretty badly FWIW -- I don't have access to latest-greatest to compare.

Overall, very nice device.
 

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Were there 2 versions of the 18650 HD? An XM L2 and an XPL?
Only, I have two of them, and one has a slightly tighter hotspot and the Led looks slightly smaller. I bought them from Malkoff about 6 months apart.
I've only just noticed, as one lives at work and one at home.
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