Malkoff MD60

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Just saw these go up on the site a couple days ago. Has anyone had a chance to demo one? I'm just wondering if I should hold out for a M6LT or upgrade a used M6. If the beam is anything like the M6LT then I'll be very interested in scoring another M6.

I would really like the option to go incandescent if I wanted to, and besides, it's a Malkoff :naughty:
 
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Waiting for Gene to build more of them. I'll be using it on a M4 though with 2x17650 or 4xCR123s.

The M6LT is listed at 900lumens on max while the Malkoff is 450lumens. Since you don't have a M6 on hand, I would get the M6LT for the higher output.
 

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Another thing is that I want to run it on rechargeables. I talked to someone recently who said they were running their M6LT on 2 x 18650s with no issues. But at least with a MD60 I KNOW it's designed to run on so many different options I don't have to worry about running into any issues.

I'll probably end up buying both. Why have one when you can have two at twice the price!
 

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Regarding that posted voltage range, that sounds like the identical driver to the one in the M91 dropin?

Edit: LOL, well it was just a quick guess. :eek:
 
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If it were me, I would go the Malkoff/standard incan route...keeps your options open, and versatility is worth the lower Lumens. As much as I love Surefire, they seem to be going with low mod ability lights.
I own an M6, and I sure won't be buying an M6LT...I will be going the MD60 route.
 

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Well I just bought another M6 on the MP! Gonna go the MD60/Incan route. I think the purpose of the MD60 is really for use as a drop in replacement for all the stock SFs w/ KT4s in use out there without all the guesswork for the non-flashaholic types. Of course it has it's place among us too. Can't wait to get my hands on one!!
 

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I run my M6LT on 2 x 18650 cells with no problems whatsoever

My problem with running a LED tower module in a M6 is when using for extended periods how much will
the generated heat effect the emitter since the Turbo head has all that isolating foam surrounding the reflector.
Should not be a problem with the KT1/2 heads since the reflector and head are one single piece.

As mentioned by JC, a little surprised at how high the minimum voltage is .... so I guess that rules out 2 x primary cells
and 1 x rechargeable cells
 

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MD60 will be a great upgrade for the KT1/KT2/KT4 head
Can't wait to get one :devil:
 

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Well I just bought another M6 on the MP! Gonna go the MD60/Incan route. I think the purpose of the MD60 is really for use as a drop in replacement for all the stock SFs w/ KT4s in use out there without all the guesswork for the non-flashaholic types. Of course it has it's place among us too. Can't wait to get my hands on one!!

I will take the opposite route and leave my M6 in stock form. I will get a MD60 for my M4. 2+ hours and 460 Malkoff lumens, how can you go wrong? I will then be able to use my M4 lamps in my 12ZM. The 12ZM does not appear to have enough mass to heat sink a tower.

If the tint is equivelent to an M91 it should be fine. My M91 is nice and white. Even if it is on the green side like the other Malkoff's I own it won't be a big deal. With enough output you can overcome any color rendition issues IMHO.

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The KT4 TH on the M4 is not the best choice for heat sinking either. The shock system compromises its thermal management performance. A KT1 is much better and also can be used on a 12ZM. See here for some thermocouple data. I may have to re-do the measurements on an SRTH or TRTH to see how they stack up against a KT4. But I've not had any problems with any of my XM-L towers in my various 12ZMs. Granted, they are underdriven at about 1.5A drive.
 

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Right about now would be a great time for Gene to pop in and say how awesome the MD60 towers are and he'll be ready to ship me the first one he makes since I posted the first thread about it!

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Precisionworks posted a message about the MD60 two days prior to the start of this thread. However, his message was part of an existing thread on LED towers.
 

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Well I got the back in stock notification but didn't get it until after I got out of a movie. I totally missed out :banghead:
 

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I just bought an MD60 earlier this evening. There were 5 in stock at the time I bought one. I'm looking forward to putting this in one of my Surefires! Yay!
 

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I just bought an MD60 earlier this evening. There were 5 in stock at the time I bought one. I'm looking forward to putting this in one of my Surefires! Yay!

Oh yeah, sure, rub it in! :twak:

Well be sure to post a review!!
 
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