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My most fav 18350 EDc now even better with SFT40

  • Single White1 @2s 400L, 30Kcd, 346m
  • Single 50.2 6500K @2s 900L
  • Single SFT40 6500K @2s 750L, 28Kcd, 335m
  • Triple W2 @2s: 750L,10Kcd, 200m
  • Triple SST20 4000K 95CRI @2s 575L, 6Kcd, 155m
  • Triple Samsung Samsung 351 4000K 90CRI @2s 550L, 2Kcd, 90m
  • Quad XPL2 6500K @2s: 900L, 9Kcd 5Kcd, 141m
Purchase Here: https://skylumen.com/products/jetbeam-rrt01vn-v2-best-variable-brightness-edc


I wonder what it would do with this cell....

 
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Check out these in 44 mag:
Magnum Research BFR
S&W Model 69
Freedom Arms

S&W 69 is the one in my list. That used to only be available as a full-house custom build.

The revolver niche is like flashlights…there’s a few full-house custom builders and really neat cartridges that you don’t find on the shelf.
 
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I enjoy this .45 ACP a great deal - View attachment 28554

If I had the money to spend on another firearm, I'd love a 9mm Sig Sauer. Internet search Biden / 9mm.

I purchased this Python when I turned 18, many many years ago -
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I inherited a 44 magnum. A friend and I took it to the local indoor range. Friend fired it once and put it down. I discharged the remaining rounds and neither of us has any desire to shoot it again. Ever.
*****
 
vinhnguyen54

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Manker CrownVN - World's First Electrochromic Flashlight

The one of the few lights that I have to first break before I can mod :)

UpClose Video:

Purchase Here: https://skylumen.com/products/manke...hromic-flashlight?_pos=1&_sid=6a8240e4c&_ss=r

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vinhnguyen54

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Manker MK38vn
XHP70.3 HI 6500K 80CRI @2s 31,000L, 255Kcd, 1010m

Wonderful blend of Compact, Output, & Intensity :)
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I recently became intrigued with SFT40 possibilities after buying a MK38. Impressed with the output and throw, my curiosity started to grow with regards to the VN2 driver and what might be possible with cells like the H10 Vapcell. I asked Vinh to build the E05vn40 that I reported on before and since my lumen measurements have always been in te ballpark, I didn't have Vinh spec it. When I saw outputs as high as 2300L, I just assumed it was reading 6500K far too high however, I still I knew just by eye that it had to be a 1500+L light, regardless of a supposed false reading in the cool end of the spectrum. I was literally seeing at least twice the output from the PreonVN W2, with the naked eye.

After that I asked Vinh to build a D25Avn40 (SFT40) and measure the output. He saw 1800L at turn on (I don't know what cell he used). I didn't get throw readings from Vinh because he got distracted after seeing 1800L. My lowest reading with 3 different cells was 1960L but one cell gave a reading of 2240L. I put this same cell in the E05vn40 and saw the highest reading in that light as well, by about the same percentage. So, on the surface, we're seeing low readings of 1800L with SFT40, VN2 & H10 cell, which I think is utterly impressive for a 14500 light. Better yet, the average with all three cells was 2083L, (again, my light box). The light with cell only weighs 1.624oz making this a 1282L per oz light. For comparison, the PreonVN W2 is about 648L per oz. I'm sure this D25Avn40 is breaking all kinds of records for 14500 lights.

In any case, I'm happy and it's just really fun for me to see some of my suspicions about the combination, play out. I'm guessing that a twisty 14500 might even deliver slightly higher readings than the clicky.

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Only 2mm longer than the Preon. The Preon is actually .5mm wider at the widest point, due to the pocket clip curve.
 
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I’m totally with you. The sft40 is currently my favorite throwy emitter. I love the balance of lumens and lux. I think the convoy c8 with sft40 was what first got me intrigued. I too, also asked Vinh to make me a custom light with the sft40. He built me the manker 14500 version with sft40. It’s a beast. After seeing your post, I wouldn’t mind having a d25a with sft40 myself. I edc the toolvn whenever I needed something tiny. I’ll think about it some more…
 
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I’m totally with you. The sft40 is currently my favorite throwy emitter. I love the balance of lumens and lux. I think the convoy c8 with sft40 was what first got me intrigued. I too, also asked Vinh to make me a custom light with the sft40. He built me the manker 14500 version with sft40. It’s a beast. After seeing your post, I wouldn’t mind having a d25a with sft40 myself. I edc the toolvn whenever I needed something tiny. I’ll think about it some more…
Ah! Yes, you were ahead of the game. What initially made me pause on the E05vn was Vinh's measured specs. I thought to myself VN2+ SFT40 + H10 Vapcell should certainly smoke a W2 in the Lumen department. I'm guessing he used the 4A Manker cell but it makes all the difference. I took the chance and got a huge reward.

Both lights are great, the pocket clip is nicer on the Manker but the ribs make it hard to slide in and out of dress pants. The D25A handles the dress pants perfectly. The clicky is a little easier to manipulate on the Manker but it's about 1oz heavier, 2.6oz instead of 1.6oz. The Manker is about 7mm longer and 2mm fatter but handles the heat almost twice as well. Although the heads are a different sized, I want to say the actual reflectors are about the same diameter of 15mm. If the Maker's is larger, it's hard to tell. The Manker has a noticeably more textured and frosted reflector finish. I'm guessing this is why the Eagtac is throwing a tiny bit better.

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Some updates measured at the same time, same set up.

All at 1-2 sec. All cells 4.15v or higher.

KR1vn90 Cu = 127Kcd
KR1vn90 = 123Kcd
D4SvnSuper W2 = 114Kcd
FW1Avn W2 = 60.5Kcd
FW3Tvn Quad W2 = 41.5Kcd
FW3Tvn Triple W2 = 40Kcd
D25AvnSFT40 = 38.1Kcd first reading, quickly drops to 33Kcd
E05vnSFT40 = 36.8Kcd first reading, quickly drops to 32Kcd

PreonVN W2 = 12.7Kcd

If you want to subtract 5% for 6500K color temp, the SFT40 VN2 14500 lights are still insanely impressive, for the size. Nothing comes close to the D25Avn, lumens to weight ratio, at least where my collection is concerned.
 
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At first I loved the White MK38vn. Then I hated it cuz it got dirty too easily. Now I love it again since the Scar version. Looks super cool to me yet it doesn't get dirty. And if one manage to get it marked up in the future it would blend right in! hahahah



Still some special sauce with the CrownVN though. I just hate how its so pricey.
 
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At first I loved the White MK38vn. Then I hated it cuz it got dirty too easily. Now I love it again since the Scar version. Looks super cool to me yet it doesn't get dirty. And if one manage to get it marked up in the future it would blend right in! hahahah



Still some special sauce with the CrownVN though. I just hate how its so pricey.
It reminds me almost of black timascus they a lot of knives have these days... That's what initially drew me to it. I feel like I'll need to be careful with this one, I have your X60vn and MT07vn and already worry if I go out at night with them at 100% 😄
 
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Just tested a MK38vn with SFT40 with OP reflector VS smooth reflector.
Smooth was about 500Kcd.
What do you think OP reflector is?

Whoever is closest wins a light :)
 
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Just tested a MK38vn with SFT40 with OP reflector VS smooth reflector.
Smooth was about 500Kcd.
What do you think OP reflector is?

Whoever is closest wins a light :)
Did you have the two reflectors mixed up? Did you mean to say the op reflector was about 500kcd and what to you think smooth reflector is ?
Because you stated that the stock sft40 did 500kcd.
 

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