Hound Dog 18650 XT V2

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I'm interested in thoughts, opinions, and comparisons (within the Malkoff range) of this light.

Looks good to me? I've never seen one.

Should have added experiences obviously.
 
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It's a Malkoff. It's definitely gonna be good!!

But yes, I'm interested as well. I'd like to aquire one of these one day, don't need it, but it'll be nice to own
 
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I'm not sure, but I've read somewhere in here that the power (throw?) was reduced from V1 to V2.
 

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I wonder what changed?
The new one is stated to be 850 lumens, 55Kcd.
 

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Ya not sure. I have the V1 and it's a damn good thrower. I know with all the filters on it gets kicked down to 55 or so. Maybe he is just listing the new Version like that. Or ya must be a different led.
 

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18650 XT V1 (Version 1 with Osram High 700 L 90K Lux) 1 & 5 degree Diffuser included)
 
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Ya not sure. I have the V1 and it's a damn good thrower. I know with all the filters on it gets kicked down to 55 or so. Maybe he is just listing the new Version like that. Or ya must be a different led.
That's another thought, diffusion filter.

I'm guessing they both use an Osram?

Does the V2 come with such a filter? It looks clear in the photos.
On that note, did the V1 come with filters?
 

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I've got a V3 XML (neutral XML2, won't run on single cell). The 18650 V2 should be a fairly different beast to that one.
 

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That's another thought, diffusion filter.

I'm guessing they both use an Osram?

Does the V2 come with such a filter? It looks clear in the photos.
On that note, did the V1 come with filters?
Yes V1 came with 3 filters. Never used them myself.
 

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Yes the older reflector HD have an absolutely beautiful beam. Especially th neutral.
 

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Yes the older reflector HD have an absolutely beautiful beam. Especially th neutral.
It's a nice beam. It does have a large yellow/green corona but the hotspot and spill are nice. It's not an issue in use, don't notice the off coloured corona, only really seen shining it on a white wall.
 

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I hear you. Depends on the overall beam shape for me though.
The new one is described as a tight spot with minor spill. I'm not sure how this compares with the V1.
850 lumens and 55Kcd in a reasonably sized head on a single cell body sounds pretty good to me.

It really doesn't look like the V2 has any filter installed so perhaps it's a change of optic/LED/driver in part or combination?

I'd probably take a bigger hotspot and less throw compared to a smaller with more for a light like this. Particularly if both had minor spill.

From what I've read on here the current Wild Cat with the diffuser removed or replaced for a lesser one sounds like a great option.
 

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I mean, if you're going for a tight hot-spot with very little spill.... Might as well just get a LEP, and enjoy far more throw too.
 

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