Lumapower M1 Cree XR-E - Mini Review - UPDATE: vs M3, M1 SSC P4, T5

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Re: Lumapower M1 Cree XR-E - Mini Review (lots of pictures)!

great review! thanks!
 

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Re: Lumapower M1 Cree XR-E - Mini Review (lots of pictures)!

Many thanks whc, great stuff!
 

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Re: Lumapower M1 Cree XR-E - Mini Review (lots of pictures)!

Just got my LP-Mini today, and thought it would be fun to take some wall shots, here they are, enjoy :).

Also got me a second M1, now I have one for the smooth and op-type reflector, much easier than to change the reflector :D. And that also means that i can post wall comparison between the smooth and op-type reflector side by side, enjoy :).

Left: Lumapower M1 XR-E, Right: Lumapower LP-Mini (both with OP-Type reflector)
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Left: Lumapower M1 XR-E, Right: Lumapower LP-Mini (both with OP-Type reflector), 2-Steps underexposed
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Left: Lumapower M1 XR-E, Right: Lumapower LP-Mini (both with Smooth-Type reflector)
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Left: Lumapower M1 XR-E, Right: Lumapower LP-Mini (both with Smooth-Type reflector), 2-Steps underexposed
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Left: Lumapower M1 XR-E, Right: Lumapower M1 Luxeon III (both with Smooth-Type reflector)
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Left: Lumapower M1 XR-E, Right: Lumapower M1 Luxeon III (both with Smooth-Type reflector), 2-Steps underexposed
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Left: Lumapower M1 XR-E Smooth-Type Reflector, Right: Lumapower M1 XR-E OP-Type Reflector
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Left: Lumapower M1 XR-E Smooth-Type Reflector, Right: Lumapower M1 XR-E OP-Type Reflector, 2-Steps underexposed
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Size comparison (Left to right, L1T, V2, LP-Mini, M1)
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Re: Lumapower M1 Cree XR-E - Mini Review - UPDATE: vs LP-Mini and more!

is it me or does the op reflector look almost the same as the smooth beamwise?
 

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Re: Lumapower M1 Cree XR-E - Mini Review - UPDATE: vs LP-Mini and more!

bray said:
is it me or does the op reflector look almost the same as the smooth beamwise?
With OP-Reflector, the hotspot is more smooth, the dark ring is less noticeable, I personally like the OP-Reflector best. You though loos some throw with the OP-Reflector.
 
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Re: Lumapower M1 Cree XR-E - Mini Review - UPDATE: vs LP-Mini and more!

Once again: It appears to me, from the beam-shots, that the D-Mini is brighter, probably has better throw, and definitely has less artifacts than the M1. I'm not the only one who has noticed this.

I think I prefer the D-Mini's beam patterns, but would prefer the M1's run-time (in its current, pre-1000mA incarnation).

I think I'm going to hold off for a while, after all.

Thanks for the review info, whc!
 

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Re: Lumapower M1 Cree XR-E - Mini Review - UPDATE: vs LP-Mini and more!

The D-mini is more throw and overall then the M1...how?
 

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Re: Lumapower M1 Cree XR-E - Mini Review - UPDATE: vs LP-Mini and more!

The D-Mini throws like no other, but I have not compared it to M1 other than some wall shots. In real life the M1 should out throws the D-mini, since the emitter in M1 gets 750mah, compared to the 550mah in the D-Mini.

It is hard to compare throw wall shots, the LP-Mini I compare my M1 to, does also have another tint that the M1 (M1 I very white, and the LP-Mini is slight purple).

They are both throw monsters, but I would defiantly go for the M1 doe to the longer runtime on 18650, and the throw is more than enough for me. The LP-Mini has bean my EDC ever since I got it, like the momentary on, and the OP-Type reflector, that almost completely eliminates the dark ring, that the XR-E produces. I am impressed every time I turn either of them on, the output power is just awesome...
 

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Re: Lumapower M1 Cree XR-E - Mini Review - UPDATE: vs LP-Mini and more!

So there's two clickies to choose from. What kind of output does the single stage clickie do? is it the same as the two-stage high, or the low? Or is it a nice happy medium?
 

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liquidsix said:
So there's two clickies to choose from. What kind of output does the single stage clickie do? is it the same as the two-stage high, or the low? Or is it a nice happy medium?
The 1-stage clicky is High only. I think you have to order the 2-stage clicky for $7 extra, it is as far as I know not included as standard, only the ones pre-ordered got one for free duo to delay in delivery of the M1 XR-E :).
 

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Re: Lumapower M1 Cree XR-E - Mini Review - UPDATE: vs LP-Mini and more!

Here are some pic' for you, showing the LED modul in expoled view:

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This pic ist showing the rim measuring 2,65mm, which is by 0,65mm to thick and prevents the bezel screwing down fully
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Re: Lumapower M1 Cree XR-E - Mini Review - UPDATE: vs LP-Mini and more!

Here are some more beam shots, enjoy :)...

Left: Lumapower M1 XR-E OP, Right: Lumapower M1 SSC P4 OP (both 1x18650)
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Left: Lumapower M1 XR-E OP, Right: Lumapower M1 SSC P4 OP (both 1x18650), 2-Stops Underexposed
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Left: Lumapower M1, Right: Lumapower M3
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Left: Lumapower M1, Right: Lumapower M3, 2-Stops underexposed
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Left: T5, Right: M1 XR-E OP Reflector
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Left: T5, Right: M1 XR-E OP Reflector, 2-Stops Underexposed
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Here is some more beam shots on distance about 12-14m, all flashlights is on high, using Li-Ion rechargeable batteries.

Lumapower M1 SSC P4 OP
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Lumapower M1 XR-E OP
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Fenix L1D-CE
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Lumapower M3
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Amilite T5
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Lumapower LP-Mini OP
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Lumenation said:
So is the T5 brighter than the M1 SSC? What do you think about the SSC module. Do you prefer the M1 XRE, or the M1 SSC?
The T5 seams a bit brighter (see pic below), though it has a slight blue tint, so it is hard to say without a luxmeter.

I like the SSC module very much, it gives a nice floody beam, depending on task, for indoor or close-up i prefer the SSC, but for distance the XR-E is preferred.

Left: Lumapower M1 SSC P4, Right: Amilite T5
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Left: Lumapower M1 SSC P4, Right: Amilite T5, 2-Stops underexposed
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I have updated the list, now woth throw and more modes, enjoy :D...

Here is some Lux reading of Overall Output:

Amilite T5:
1xRCR123A 3.0v on high: 8340 Lux
1xRCR123A 3.7v on high: 10910 Lux
Fenix L1D-CE:
1xAA Ni-Mh on turbo: 3990 Lux
1xAA Ni-Mh on high: 3770 Lux
1xAA Ni-Mh on medium: 1910 Lux
1xAA Ni-Mh on low: 430 Lux
1x14500 Li-ion on turbo: 8240 Lux
Led-Lenser Hokus Fokus:
3xAAA Ni-Mh: 4850 Lux
Lumapower M1:
1x18650 XR-E OP on high: 8140 Lux
1x18650 XR-E OP on low: 1640 Lux
2xRCR123A 3.7v XR-E OP: 8950 Lux
1x18650 SSC P4 OP: 5540 Lux
2xRCR123A 3.7v SSC P4 OP: 8230 Lux
Lumapower LP-Mini:
1xRCR123A 3.7v OP: 7810 Lux
Lumapower M3:
1xAA Ni-Mh on high: 3640 Lux
1xAA Ni-Mh on medium: 1270 Lux
1xAA Ni-Mh on low: 40 Lux
2xAA Ni-Mh on high: 4300 Lux
2xAA Ni-Mh on medium: 1310 Lux
2xAA Ni-Mh on low: 350 Lux
1x14500 Li-Ion on high: 5880 Lux
1x14500 Li-Ion on medium: 3020 Lux
1x14500 Li-Ion on low: 690 Lux
1xRCR123A 3.7v on high: 4390 Lux
1xRCR123A 3.7v on medium: 2940 Lux
1xRCR123A 3.7v on low: 680 Lux
Nuwai X-3:
2xAA Ni-Mh: 3020 Lux
Ultrafire WF-500L:
2x18650 3.7v: 4660 Lux

Here is some Lux reading at 1m in Throw:

Amilite T5:
1xRCR123A 3.0v on high: 2520 Lux
1xRCR123A 3.7v on high: 3260 Lux
Fenix L1D CE:
1xAA Ni-Mh on turbo: 1460 Lux
1x14500 Li-ion on turbo: 3150 Lux
Led-Lenser Hokus Fokus:
3xAAA Ni-Mh: 4460 Lux
Lumapower M1:
1x18650 XR-E OP on high: 4820 Lux
2xRCR123A 3.7v XR-E OP: 5500 Lux
Lumapower M3:
1xAA Ni-Mh on high: 1240 Lux
2xAA Ni-Mh on high: 1530 Lux
1x14500 Li-Ion on high: 1980 Lux
1xRCR123A 3.7v on high: 1550 Lux
Lumapower Lp-Mini:
1xRCR123A 3.7v OP: 4700 Lux
Nuwai X-3:
2xAA Ni-Mh: 1340 Lux
Ultrafire WF-500L:
2x18650 3.7v: 4710 Lux
 
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