Review: Skyray King

ryansoh3

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Rating: ★★★★★


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Overview:


Battery: 4 x 18650 in parallel
Switch: Electronic
Modes: 2+1: High, Low + hidden strobe
LED Type: 3 x XM-L (Neutral White)
Lens: Regular Glass
Tailstands: Yes
Waterproof: IPX-7
Price: $48.99
Light supplied to me for review.




Pros:
+Good budget multi-emitter light
+Feels solid during use
+Hidden strobe
+4x18650 gives plenty of runtime
+Very bright
+Unscrew body for lock-out


Cons:
-Very loud low mode PWM
-Very distracting low frequency PWM
-Parasitic circuit drain (1.5mA)










The DHL shipping was extremely fast; the package was picked up on Sunday, arrived at Korea on Monday, and was attempted to be delivered on Tuesday but I was out so I got it Wednesday.


I had a few days to play around with the light, even EDC'ing it for a while to check it out.


Here's the package that I received:


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As you could see, it was opened by the customs department...








Unboxing:


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The light itself came in a clean white box, suitable for a gift:


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The light came with a Chinese manual, spare o-ring, and a lanyard strap:


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Some pictures:




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The three emitters:


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The rear end:


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More shots:


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The light has a hidden strobe feature that can be activated when the switch is pressed for three seconds when the light is on, both on high and low mode. (6-8Hz)


Opened up:


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Tailcap Current measurements:


4.2V: 5.35A


4.0V: 4.89A


3.6V: 3.20A


Not too regulated, but I like the high currents going into the 3xXM-X's.





The 4x18650 battery holder:


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Some more pics:


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The three emitters again, perfectly centered:


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Certainly a managable size, here's the SRK among my collection:




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TrustFire X6 HD2010 Sky Ray King 2.3W Laser WF-606A C11 WF-008 C3


(Sorry about the white balance.)


Overall, this is a really solid light, and as this is the first multi-emitter light for me, it easily blows away my HD2010 and Crelant 7G9 (Well, maybe not in terms of throw).





I'll add more wallshots and beamshots while I fix my 7G9 up for comparison.





Thanks for looking and please feel free to post any questions.


Cheers! :D
 
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ryansoh3

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Weird.... I'm sure I put "For submission in the reviews section. Thanks mods! and Skyray King"

but it doesn't show up on the top...
 
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Re: Review: Skyray

I have a new Skyray King on order, should have it in a fiew weeks. Im looking forward to doing my tests on it too. ( also have some other lights on order too, a Nitecore P25 Smilodon, a gold Ultrafire C8, a Silver C8, a Olight S20 Baton, and a Sipik SK98 XM-L. :D
I noticed your X6 has a different emblem or decal on it than the 2 i have ?
 
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ryansoh3

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Congrats on your SRK! Feels always great to have a flashlight incoming.

Nice eye on the X6, it's a sticker that I got because I thought it matched its olive green color.

Cheers!
 
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I have recently bought a Sky Ray King. It looks exactly the same as this one posted here. I'm trying to ascertain if it is genuine or not. The thing that tripping me up is the Sky Ray logo. On the manual you have pictured inside the box, the star shine which goes over the SKY logo, finishes over the "Y". But on the torch itself and on the box, the line carries on half way through the top of the "K". I've noticed in other forums and on the cnqualitygoods website that the star shine should be as you have it pictured on your manual. Do you know if your one in genuine? Should this matter?
 

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I just recieved my new Ssyray King today, and DAMN its a real Retinaburner for its small size ! :sick2: and fits in the pocket of my summer jacket. i have the gold colored one, and like it. the quality seems to be good, no scratches, perfectly centered emitters, 6.63 Amps off the four full charged cells on high, and like the hidden siezure-causing strobe mode. has some nice features like the loosening the body lock out to stop the parasitic drain in storage, feels solid and mine came WITH grease on the threads.
Now i want to order another 32 of them, combine them all together to build the ultimate single 99 XM-L portable Sun search light. :thinking: :candle:
 

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I just noticed there now is a 4 Cree XML T6 Skyray King making the rounds. Good price and same size as the 3 emitter version. Anyone playing with one? John
 

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Sounds like you may have received a Fake SRK, as I have many genuine ones and none of them have any loud low mode PWM.
 

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Hmm... thinking about it, I also think there is a possibility of it being fake.

When I checked the driver, it was the 3-torrid one, which is found in genuine ones, so I have mixed feelings about this. :confused:
 

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Nope, it's from Aurabuy. I've heard that CNQG has the genuine ones with the 3 torrid drivers.

I wouldn't say that the buzz at low mode is loud, but it certainly is audible.
 

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Yeah, I really like the feel of the premium lights though. I have the Crelant V31A, and although it's only around 400 ish lumens, it feels so nice and solid, compared to my brighter but cheaper lights. Sorry for derailing this thread. :)
 

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Interesting you the 3-torrid one? that usually does mean it's the real deal....was it from cnqg?
I got the genuine one from cnqg (3 torrid driver) and it has a pretty loud PWM hum on low as well.

Nope, it's from Aurabuy. I've heard that CNQG has the genuine ones with the 3 torrid drivers.

I wouldn't say that the buzz at low mode is loud, but it certainly is audible.
My loud hum on low:



-Jamie M.
 

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my king is dead quiet, freaking bright, and has annoying pwm in low

you might have a bad one....

counterfeit ? the skyray king is already bottom of the barrel -cheap- I suspect
all of them come from one factory and others slap names on them
 

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my king is dead quiet, freaking bright, and has annoying pwm in low

you might have a bad one....

counterfeit ? the skyray king is already bottom of the barrel -cheap- I suspect
all of them come from one factory and others slap names on them

Mine is dead quiet also...but I have a black one. PWM is super annoying in low as well - purchased from cnqg / fancy flashlights, his "sister" company?
 
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