Review: Sky Ray 3XT6 (3x XM-L T6, 4x 18650)

unknown001

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Rating: ★★★

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Summary:


Battery: 4 x 18650
Switch: Electronic side switch, Reverse clicky
Modes: 3: High, Low + hidden strobe
LED Type: 3 x XM-L T6 (Cool White)
Lens: Glass
Tailstands: Yes
Price: $41.09 Shipped (US Warehouse)

Pros:
Compact
Versatility in Battery options (1 - 4)
Extremely Bright (My brightest light as of 12-15-2013)
Great Run-time with 4x 18650 in parallel.Electronic side switch with hidden strobe.
Build quality is outstanding; great threads, machining is excellent, proper O-rings used.
Nice and comfortable in small and large hands even with extended use.
Gift-able box with heavy duty lanyard and manual included.

Cons:
Incompatible with flat top batteries (Laptop pulls need a bit added to positive terminal)
Positive terminal of batteries rub against the driver contact board when tightening the battery tube (This could be an issue in the long run).
A bit on the heavy side with 4x 18650.


Pictures:

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It arrived in a nice little box, adequately padded. The box suffered a bit of damage on the corner, but the light is unharmed.
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Up close
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Side View
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Tilted a bit more
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Beautiful 3 Up, small defect on the flat area of the aluminum reflector, but the actual light contact surfaces are immaculate.
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Back end
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Partial Disassembly, Threads were liberally lubricated from factory.
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Top Threads
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Bottom Threads
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Plate at bottom of battery tube, missing a screw.
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Driver Contact Plate
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Down the Battery Tube
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BEAMSHOTS:

Up close, about 1 - 2 feet away

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Control (May not show up, but on my camera shows the garage door just barely via a bit of moonlight) Approximately 20 feet.
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Close to real life, actual hotspot is quite a bit smaller.
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Approximately 50 yards to the trees.
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Approximately 25 Yards to trees
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Comparison Shots:

Left: Defiant 3up @ 7.2A Right: SRK (On Laptop pulls)
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Dropping down the exposure
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And a bit more
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Breakdown Pictures:

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Longer protected button top batteries fit fine (I tested Protected Panasonic 3400mAh button tops).
A Quick little mod to laptop pulls is needed in order to make them usable in this light:

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Shows the slight protrusion of the positive pole of batteries needed in order to make contact with the driver's contact board:
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Negative contact plate removed; anodized on the platforms, but the threads for the contact plate's screws are bare.
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Underside of the reflector; large screw fastens the reflector down on top of the emitters through the underside of the pill.
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Light Provided by Tmart for review.
 

unknown001

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Skyray King!!

Indeed; I don't think I can link it per the rules, but the pictures on the listing at ___ show what I believe to be a clone of an SRK. However, I believe I received a genuine SRK with a single torroid driver instead of the triple.

Either way, what I received is a fantastic light. I'm thrilled with it.
 

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