Tiablo MA6 Q5

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ernsanada

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I just received the Tiablo MA6 Q5.

The Tiablo MA6 can be purchased at Battery Junction

Specs from Battery Junction.

Step up and down constant current driver, with High efficiency dual mode DC-DC regulator (PWM / PFM) and Li-ion battery protection circuit cutting power when under 2.7V or over 8.4V.

Includes 2 switches: A multifunction 3/5 mode switch and a 'forward tactical click' with momentary feature.

The Multi-functional anti-flickering MCU controller switch operates as follows: In Mode I, the switch has 3 levels of brightness in the following sequence: 100% > 50% > 20% In Mode II, the switch has 3 levels with S.O.S./Strobe in the following sequence: 20% > 50% > 100% > S.O.S. > Strobe

Battery types supported are: One 17670 Li-ion battery; Two CR123A or RCR123A batteries. I know there are many out there that wanted this light to use a 18650 battery, but sorry it does not fit. It does not bother me.

The fit is excellent.

Made of Aircraft aluminum T7075.

Toughened ultra clear glass lens with AR coating.

The Type III Hard Anodize has some flaws in the finish. There is a slight mis-match of color between the Lens Bezel Assembly and the rest of the body.

The switch action is very easy. Came with the reverse clickie installed. Will not tailstand.

The beam is nice and white.

The corona is slightly off-centered. I have a Tiablo A9 Q5 with the same problem.

Comes with a holster. Installed Bezel down. The snap on the top of the holster took some time to attach. They should have left a little more room for some play.

I like the clip but I have already read that many out there don't like the look of the three hex screws. This does not bother me.

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Comes with a lanyard.

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Comes with a forward clickie, o-rings and GITD Rear Rubber Switch Cover.

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Rear view of the Lens Bezel Assembly.

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This is where the +ve battery makes contact with the Cree Q5 Module.

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Inside view of the Rear Clickie.

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Inside view of where the 3 Hex Screw's go.

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Fits AW's Blue Protected RCR123's with ample room.

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Size comparisions.

Left, Tiablo MA6 Q5. Right, Tiablo A9 Q5

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Left, Tiablo MA6 Q5. Right, Tiablo A9 Q5

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Left to right, Tiablo MA6 Q5, Regalight WT1 1st Gen Q5, Lumapower M1 Q2 1st Gen, Olight T20 Q5

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Left to right, Tiablo MA6 Q5, Regalight WT1 1st Gen Q5, Lumapower M1 Q2 1st Gen, Olight T20 Q5

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I also took lux readings of the lights shown above. These are the lux readings I got. I am using a Meterman LM631 Light Meter measured at 1 meter. I waited 2 minutes before taking the readings. I am using AW's Protected RCR123's which were fully charged.

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All lights using 2 Protected RCR123's.

All lights except the Olight T20 Q5 are using SMO Reflectors. Olight T20 Q5 is using the half SMO and OP Reflector.

Tiablo MA6 Q5 - 13,600 lux @ 1 meter

Tiablo A9 Q5 SMO, 2 RCR123, - 19,260 lux @ 1 meter

Regalight WT1 1st Gen - 11350 @ 1 meter

Lumapower M1 Q2 1st Gen - 4550 lux @ 1 meter

Olight T20 Q5 - 2790 lux @ 1 meter


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Tiablo MA6 Q5 @ 87"

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Tiablo A9 Q5 @ 87"

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Regalight WT1 1st Gen @ 87"

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Lumapower M1 Q5 @ 87"

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Olight T20 Q5 @ 87"

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Left, Tiablo MA6 Q5. Right, Tiablo A9 Q5 @ 87"

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Left, Tiablo MA6 Q5. Right, Regalight WT1 1st Gen @ 87"

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Left, Tiablo MA6 Q5. Right, Lumapower M1 Q5 @ 87"

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Left, Tiablo MA6 Q5. Right, Olight T20 Q5 @ 87"

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Left, Tiablo MA6 Q5. Right, Tiablo A9 Q5 @ 87" Stepped down exposure

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Left, Tiablo MA6 Q5. Right, Regalight WT1 1st Gen @ 87" Stepped down exposure

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Left, Tiablo MA6 Q5. Right, Olight T20 Q5 @ 87" Stepped down exposure

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woodrow

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Great pics and review as Always! I was hoping you would do one on this light. I would be very interested to see one of your outdoor beamshots next to the WT1.

Again, great review, thanks.
 

ernsanada

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Tiablo MA6 Q5 SMO 2 RCR123's @ 32'

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Tiablo A9 Q5 SMO 2 RCR123's @ 32'

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Regal Light WT1 Q5 SMO 2 RCR123's @ 32'

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Lumapower M1 Q2 1st Gen @ 32'

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Olight T20 Q5 2 RCR133's @ 32'

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litework

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I just ordered a Tiablo MA6 Q5 from Lighthound. I can't wait to receive it. It was a totally spontaneous, though thoroughly researched, purchase (only a flashaholic can say that). Thanks for the great review.
 

ernsanada

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I can see no pics, is it my problem or from photo bucket ??

I exceeded my monthly quota.

This is what Photo Bucket sent me.

You have exceeded the 25 GB monthly bandwidth limit on your free
Photobucket account. As such, your image and video links have been
temporarily disabled. You images and videos have not been deleted but
will be reactivated on the 17th of the month, when your bandwidth
usage resets to zero

The pics will be back on February 17.
 
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ernsanada

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I took lux readings of Tiablo MA6. These are the lux readings I got. I am using a Meterman LM631 Light Meter measured at 1 meter. I waited 2 minutes before taking the readings. I am using AW's Protected RCR123's and AW's Protected 17670 which were fully charged.

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Tiablo MA6 Q5 2RCR123 - 13,600 lux @ 1 meter

Tiablo MA6 Q5 17670 - 13,510 lux @ 1 meter


All levels of the light work with no problems.
 
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