Rofis JR10 (1xCR123A) & JR20 (1x18650/2xCR123A) Angle-head XP-G R5 Reviews: RUNTMES+

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Re: Rofis JR10 (1xCR123A) & JR20 (1x18650/2xCR123A) Angle-head XP-G R5 Reviews: RUNTM

i bet this light would be more amazing if it had an XM-L simply because an XM-L would be floodier, no? that'd likely make it a better 'work'/task light for illuminating a wider area
 

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i bet this light would be more amazing if it had an XM-L simply because an XM-L would be floodier, no? that'd likely make it a better 'work'/task light for illuminating a wider area
Perhaps, it depends on how you find yourself using the light. I presume they were thinking people would like the throw of XP-G when carrying in angled-orientation (i.e., like fire/rescue workers needing a hands-free light to see through smoke, etc.).

Although I carry an XM-L on me at the moment, I have generally carried XP-G lights (especially when paired with a continuously-variable interface). The reason is that I can dial the light down low enough that only the hotspot provides useable light (to conserve power), or crank it up for bright spill.
 

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Oddly, I was quite relieved to hear the JR10 doesn't support a RCR123 propperly.
If it did, I would have to return the JR30 that left the warehouse just yesterday. > <
Thanks for the review with technical detail and run tests, selfbuilt.
Now I'm off to read your other review on the JR30 and see if it supports 1.2 rechargeable AA, lol.
 

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Besides a choice of emitters (Neutral/CW), (XML/XPG), I'd like to see this light lose the tailcap switch and replace it with a (removable) magnet. I'm not fond of having to use one to turn it off/on and the other to switch modes - The only dual button implementation I've liked is on the spark lights, since they both do the same thing and you can use either depending on how it's being held.. But a magnet on the tail with the rotating head to point light anywhere you needed it while working on something would be a very useful combination.
 

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so selfbuilt, after another 6 months of use, how would you say it held up? head still tight, no switch problems, etc? I have been switching my collection towards the cr123/18650 type batteries from the standard types and I wanted a good cr123 angle light for hiking. Glad to hear this has a good throw, because regardless of what I use lights for I tend to like far throwing lights more than floody types. Im glad someone came out with this "dual purpose" idea. I was looking at the fenix mc11 but I didnt like the 1xAA or brightness.
 

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so selfbuilt, after another 6 months of use, how would you say it held up? head still tight, no switch problems, etc?
Hard to say, since it hasn't received active use in my hands (too many other lights to test). :) I've taken it out a few times to play with it or show it to someone, and it has worked consistently each time.
 

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Thanks for the review. Per the current listing from Going Gear the latest version of the JR20 has been updated with a XP-G2 LED with a maximum output of 400 Lumens and the same run time as before. Revised lumens are 5, 55, 155 and 400 ANSI.
 

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Thank you Selfbuilt for all the time and effort you put into making your reviews

Thanks for the review. Per the current listing from Going Gear the latest version of the JR20 has been updated with a XP-G2 LED with a maximum output of 400 Lumens and the same run time as before. Revised lumens are 5, 55, 155 and 400 ANSI.


Any idea if the revised verion will take protected panasonic 18650 cells ? christmas present from the wife is i am allowed to get another 18650 flashlight and i came across this one while looking at the ER12 review and the angled head option really interests me.
 

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Hi There,

I'm new at the candlepowerforums but have been reading lots of reviews from Selfbuilt.

I want to thank :twothumbs candlepowerforums for providing the info one my screen in rany Holland.

Realy like the Rofis RJ 30 concept but i think it needs more runtime but the RJ40 to big for EDC in my opinion.

Is there a extension-tube for the RJ30 or can you use the extension-tube of the Rofis RJ-11.

Hope you can help me out.

Greats,

Bart
 

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Is there a extension-tube for the RJ30 or can you use the extension-tube of the Rofis RJ-11.
Not that I am aware of. It has been a few years since these lights came out, so I am not sure if they are even still available.

:welcome:
 

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Re: Rofis JR10 (1xCR123A) & JR20 (1x18650/2xCR123A) Angle-head XP-G R5 Reviews: RUNTM

I don't know anything about extension tubes, but I have seen Rofis JR-series lights available new on EBay.

Thrunite are also selling their TN20 design, which is essentially an updated JR20. It takes an 18650 cell and "is designed by ThruNite and Hong Kong Rofis Technology Co., Ltd.":

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...*NEW*-ThruNite-TN20-Rotatable-Head-Flashlight

I have a Rofis JR40 and I like it as a backup to my Sunwayman V20A, precisely because it does things that the Sunwayman doesn't, so there are times when it gets to serve as a primary light after all. I've actually been thinking about getting another JR40 to stash as a spare.
 

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