Jetbeam tcr 01 is out

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Looks like I'll get to play with my stockpile of reflectors to come up with a cleaner beam.

For those of us (like me) who won't be using 18mm batteries, Oveready sells 16-to-18mm shims.
I wonder if any of the OP reflectors from Jetbeam would work as drop-ins - say the RRT-0?

I'm planning on getting a couple 18350's for mine, as I can't see any reason other than proliferation of battery sizes to opt out of the greater capacity, and longer runtime for high.
 
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Nice to see that the 18350 will fit. I think an 18500 extender (maybe with a ring of trits) would be the sweet spot, as I worry that it might get a bit too long with an 18650. With an 18500, it looks like it will be just about the same length as the Sunwayman.
 
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Just got it!

Some Quick things to note:
-Tint is awesome (No Green)
-Control Ring is Smmooooth, Way nicer than my RRT-01. I was expecting a gritty ring but its great!
-Finish is perfect

Here is #120
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Very Satisfied! :devil:

-Bobby
 
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Mine (0078) arrived one day early - thank you (not so) snail mail! Having been dreaming about a Ti light for a long time, this seemed like the perfect "first step" thank's to the LJ discount and the fact that a few days with my RRT 01 had me quite happy. Just like Bobby noted above, the control ring on the TCR 01 is far smoother than that on the RRT 01. The detent for "off" is much softer on the TCR 01. Compared to the aluminum version, I much prefer the style of the Ti with pineapple to grip, notches/shallow grooves in the control ring and everything else smooth. One extra note of happiness is that my 0078 Ti tailstands perfectly - no protrusion of the center post in the tail!

Have to head to work now but this is going with me :)
 
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Some quick pics: I am not posting the tcr1 alone, you can get that everywhere.


TCR1 vs Sunwayman Ti2 in size

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This is the lowest I can get to on both lights without turning them off or visually thinking it is off.


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Now I am not going to tell you and you can guess which one is ti2 vs tcr1. The light bulb is my 50W equ. LED bulb in warm. Both lights have the same age Ultrafire 16340 with similar charge level.

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Was gold anodizing an option on the Sunwayman Ti flashlight? Also, the Jetbeam Ti light there looks almost chrome dipped. Most of the Titanium stuff I've seen always has that brownish, grayish Ti color to it. But in that picture it doesnt look brownish at all. It looks like polished aluminum.
 
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Was gold anodizing an option on the Sunwayman Ti flashlight? Also, the Jetbeam Ti light there looks almost chrome dipped. Most of the Titanium stuff I've seen always has that brownish, grayish Ti color to it. But in that picture it doesnt look brownish at all. It looks like polished aluminum.
That the Sunwayman Ti2 in Gold color. They sold them in Gold and Black anodizing a little while back. I chose the Gold color because there were fewer and I don't have gold color light.

I think the TCR1 is polished titanium. I have another AAA titanium light that is also polished. There is absolutely no brownish anything color on the light.
 
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Honestly I wouldn't worry too much about the possibility of green tints. Unless it looks like pool water, it's all a matter of perception anyway. Human vision (optical and neurological combined) is 10x more sensitive to green light than red or blue light, so differences in retinal sensitivity will show up just as strongly as differences in actual tint. I've sold lights that I described as snow-white or even yellow-white and had the buyers complain to me that the tint was nasty green.

Titanium does have slight brownish hue. Steel has a slight bluish hue. Polished aluminum and silver are probably the most color-neutral metals I can think of. The brownish hue of titanium isn't immediately obvious unless you have steel to compare it to, though. I just so happen to have a TC-R2 with a stainless "mini blunt" bezel from an RRT-0, and there is a noticeable difference in color between the two metals.

Titanium is hard to anodize with any real strength, but at least one company offers high-strength Ti anodizing, and one of two colors they offer is "Brown Fluffy Oxide". So I suspect the brownish hue comes from the oxide layer on the titanium. Doesn't bother me any, I actually like it.
 
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I wonder if any of the OP reflectors from Jetbeam would work as drop-ins - say the RRT-0?
Still wondering this as it would be the easiest fix for anyone preferring OP enough to go through the motions of changing them out.
 
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From the look of it, the RRT-0/TC-R2 reflector is much deeper and a bit narrower than the TC-R1's reflector is.
 
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Second day with this beauty and I love it more by the minute. The size is perfect for pocket EDC carry. I went up into an attic today at work and it felt like I could shine a spot on the moon. Being able to dial in the exact amount of light you need on the fly is awesome. Jetbeam has certainly raised the bar and thrown down the gauntlet to other manufacturers with this light. I think an 18350 cell provides more than adequate runtime and an 18650 extender almost defeats the purpose of this little pocket rocket. Not having a tail switch makes this light the perfect length. If needed I would much rather carry a spare 18350 cell rather than a cumbersome 18650 body and cell. While trits would be nice they are not necessary. Just turn this puppy down to a level equal to or dimmer than a trit and set it on the night stand. Very easy to find at night. Just my 2 cents.
 
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Second day with this beauty and I love it more by the minute. The size is perfect for pocket EDC carry. I went up into an attic today at work and it felt like I could shine a spot on the moon. Being able to dial in the exact amount of light you need on the fly is awesome. Jetbeam has certainly raised the bar and thrown down the gauntlet to other manufacturers with this light.
While trits would be nice they are not necessary. Just turn this puppy down to a level equal to or dimmer than a trit and set it on the night stand. Very easy to find at night. Just my 2 cents.
I fully expect this light to see a lot of service in my hands, but would still like to see a TCR-1s with a switch at the tail.

One thing that getting lights with ever lower lows made me lose some of my interest in trits, as they can become quite distracting, especially with multiples in the tailcap. That was one of the main reasons I sold off my Steve Ku switch from my V10R Ti.

Trits toward the front of the light shouldn't be a problem though, so I'll be watching for those options.
I think I have a 20 in my parts box...
I know someone else already put one in and said all they had to do was a little filing.
 
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My TCR 01 #0084 got here today from LJ. I like it. The beam is smoother than my XPG Sunwayman v10r. I did not install the clip because it looks like it will interfere with the ring.
The light is really too pretty to carry so I think I might buy the aluminum version as my edc.
EDIT: I tried out an RCR16340 and the light got hot quickly on high. Since I don't need 500 lumens in an EDC, 220 lumens is plenty, I switched to a cr123 and the light now suits me much better, since myu reasons for purchase were the UI and the larger hotspot rather than the output.
After watching the GG vid I did install the clip since it doesn't touch the ring.
 
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I might buy the aluminum version as my edc.
I didn't but the titanium one because it was heavier than I wanted in a light like this so I ordered the aluminum one and it will be here tomorrow for $94.50 shipped from GG. I really like the SS bezel and lanyard stud on the aluminum light. Function wise and spec wise they are identical right down to the titanium clip and the heat sinking should better on the aluminum. The titanium clip will not scratch the HAIII anodizing either. ;)
 
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I was hoping there was a spot to stick a trit on. :)
 

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