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    Default DX80 vs Olight x9r

    For those of you that are curious about the comparison between these two lights.
    I received my x9r today and went and tested it against the DX80. I have a bunch of high powered lights eg.. acebeam x65, blf gt (modded Sky Lumen to 2500 meters) , acebeam x80, and a bunch of other less powerful lights.
    DX80 Pro’s vs Olight x9r
    1. Price
    2. It lasts much longer in full turbo mode
    3. It’s a bit smaller easier to handle
    4. The Olight sometimes dims down for no real reason (perhaps heat control?) not 100% sure (no its not the sensors)
    it might be a bug they have to kink out. I put it in turbo dimmed down quite fast ; kept trying then it stayed… not sure if
    its timing related; there’s a youtube video where the guy experiences the same thing… maybe cooldown who knows…
    I can live with it… but if it was my only search light I could not

    Con’s
    1. It’s heatsinking is not as good
    2. Quality of build is not as good as Olight’s but not a huge disparity here

    Comparing the beanshots (sorry no pics) they are very similar the olight might be a little longer but certainly not by much
    The Olight is exceptionally good at dispersing the heat. I felt absolutely nothing in turbo. While the DX80 got hot quickly
    but you can still hold it via the battery pack but not anywhere else… however you can smell the burn with the DX80

    If I could only own one.. it would be the DX80. Price is the big factor.
    Am I unhappy with the Olight no…. even if the dimming issue wasn’t there.. I’d still go with the DX80.
    Frankly out of all the lights I own my fav. is the blf gt with the mods its even more of a beast
    Well hope this is helpful to those that are thinking of the Olight.. save some money get the DX80

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    I should add if you can get both why not? If you have the means of course..
    Last edited by hehaw77; 06-12-2018 at 10:28 AM.

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    Thanks for posting your comparison of these two big power flooders. Of the two, does one give the impression that its life will be much longer than the other?

    Please tell us about how you like them compared to your Acebeam X65. I have found the X65 to be what I have been looking for in beam profile and beam performance: Sufficient power and sufficient throw, combined in one flashlight, yielding an amazing beam profile and performance. Of course, one light does not do it all, that is why I have TN42vn and X45vn, etc.

    Which emitter does your BLF GT Vn have?
    Acebeam two X65Vn, X45vn70.2. Eagletac MX25L4CvnT XP-L. Fenix TK75vnQ70. Manker MK34Vn XPL.
    Nitecore TM06Svn 4 x XHP50.2. Noctigon Meteor M43vn XP-L dd. P60vn Quad XP-L HD 2 cell host Cryos Cu head. Thrunite TN36UTvn, TN42vn.

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    More Observations:
    I went out today late at night with the X9r and the BLF GT (modded)
    What I did this time was use the x9r in turbo mode more as your all aware it gives you 3 min in that mode before it cycles down.
    So what I did was keep going to the limit and then going back into turbo mode. Just kept recycling into that mode
    X9R
    A. The X9R likes to be outside; its an outside light when I’m outside I don’t get the sensor problem at all just when I’m indoors
    B. I think you all know the X9R is a flood light I went into the woods and out into a field today

    The X9R performs great into the 300 yard mark. If your in a condensed wood area its amazing for this. Similar to the DX80
    In fact the more I use it the more I’m liking it and would rank it above the Acebeam X80 so I’ve changed my tune a bit.

    X9R likes
    A. I’m going to reiterate here the heat dissipation on this light is “amazing” I used it in turbo mode a lot today and it just became slightly warm and I mean slightly no massive heat like the DX80
    B. I kept cycling into turbo mode a lot and the battery life is also amazing I guess I just learned how to use it the Acebeamx80 for its size is amazing but it gets so hot it will literally burn you and I mean burn you; literally give you a 2nd degree burn…
    I think I’m becoming more fond of this light the more I get used to how it performs
    1. Battery life amazing
    2. Heat sink amazing
    but should you desire this beast use it outdoors it does not like being indoors…

    now the BLF GT oh my oh my oh my….. its a technological marvel… and doesn’t cease to amaze me every time I take it out
    I went deep into the woods today where it was pitch black with both lights using the x9r as my flooder and the BLF GT as my search lol….. it was a lot of fun
    I finally ended up in a large field where the x9r isn’t as effective (its not bad) but this is where the BLF GT shines
    The x9r was not able to pick up a sunk that was in the field but the BLF GT did .. again I have a modded BLF GT but even the stock one is incredible
    The flood of the x9r just couldn’t see it but the BLF GT did I mean it shined up the skunk it got frightened and ran away I wasn’t trying to be mean to the skunk I think they are cute
    I just was amazed at the power of the BLF … this just doesn’t get old.. lol….. starting to rethink my thoughts on the x9r….
    Well I hope this helps some of you out .. again if you have the means… pick up a BLF GT and the Olight you won’t be disappointed

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    Quote Originally Posted by richbuff View Post
    Thanks for posting your comparison of these two big power flooders. Of the two, does one give the impression that its life will be much longer than the other?

    Please tell us about how you like them compared to your Acebeam X65. I have found the X65 to be what I have been looking for in beam profile and beam performance: Sufficient power and sufficient throw, combined in one flashlight, yielding an amazing beam profile and performance. Of course, one light does not do it all, that is why I have TN42vn and X45vn, etc.

    Which emitter does your BLF GT Vn have?
    CFT90 on the BLF as per above the more I'm using the Olight the more I'm getting impressed with it... its quite the light... amazing heat sinking and battery life.... hmm. I like the DX80; price wise you can't go wrong with it... but this Olight is starting to
    change my mind of its worthiness... quality wise the Olight has a lot of R&D put into it... it is a better quality light but your definitely paying for it...

    Now onto the x65... I definitely like this light powerful excellent quality... and for what is designed for "excellent"

    In my opinion its a thrower combined with a bit of flood... and for the 1300 meter range its great...

    However the BLF GT is the KING of throwers absolutely incredible I actually took both lights out and compared the beams

    Obviously the BLF went out much further that's what its designed for... the way each of these lights work is different...

    Hard to describe but they both serve their purposes...

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    Thank you for your valuable observations comparing these big lights.

    BLF GT Vn CFT90 is going to be my next big light. It is a big increase in beam performance above the TN42Vn XHP35.

    Olight X9r will have to be next for me after that. It looks like X9 beam performance is a big enough increase over the 25,000 lumen X45 Vn. I am ok with waiting a little bit longer to spend more money to get longer lasting quality.
    Acebeam two X65Vn, X45vn70.2. Eagletac MX25L4CvnT XP-L. Fenix TK75vnQ70. Manker MK34Vn XPL.
    Nitecore TM06Svn 4 x XHP50.2. Noctigon Meteor M43vn XP-L dd. P60vn Quad XP-L HD 2 cell host Cryos Cu head. Thrunite TN36UTvn, TN42vn.

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    No problem... I do enjoy these lights ... especially when your out in pitch dark and you make it like day light..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hehaw77 View Post
    CFT90 on the BLF as per above the more I'm using the Olight the more I'm getting impressed with it... its quite the light... amazing heat sinking and battery life.... hmm. I like the DX80; price wise you can't go wrong with it... but this Olight is starting to
    change my mind of its worthiness... quality wise the Olight has a lot of R&D put into it... it is a better quality light but your definitely paying for it...

    Now onto the x65... I definitely like this light powerful excellent quality... and for what is designed for "excellent"

    In my opinion its a thrower combined with a bit of flood... and for the 1300 meter range its great...

    However the BLF GT is the KING of throwers absolutely incredible I actually took both lights out and compared the beams

    Obviously the BLF went out much further that's what its designed for... the way each of these lights work is different...

    Hard to describe but they both serve their purposes...
    Hi hehaw77
    Tks for the review.
    Would like to know how long can the BLF holds on turbo mode before it's gets too hot. Thanks.

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    HI there... the BLF gets hot but never unmanageable; I used it in turbo exclusively when I did the testing above and you can leave it in turbo all the time. You'll feel the heat where the button is located
    but if you hold it via the battery tube you won't feel that much heat at all... I used it in turbo for about 45 min and no issues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hehaw77 View Post
    HI there... the BLF gets hot but never unmanageable; I used it in turbo exclusively when I did the testing above and you can leave it in turbo all the time. You'll feel the heat where the button is located
    but if you hold it via the battery tube you won't feel that much heat at all... I used it in turbo for about 45 min and no issues...
    Turbo on 45mins that's gd time.
    Tks for update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by domho8 View Post
    Turbo on 45mins that's gd time.
    Tks for update.

    yes but I didn't drain the batteries either ... when I got home the batteries still had 50% left...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hehaw77 View Post
    yes but I didn't drain the batteries either ... when I got home the batteries still had 50% left...
    Oh w 50% left still can turbo 45mins that's gd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by domho8 View Post
    Oh w 50% left still can turbo 45mins that's gd.
    yes ... remember it has 8 batteries...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hehaw77 View Post
    yes ... remember it has 8 batteries...
    Wow 8 pc 18650 batts can fry chicken wings ha ha

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    yeah... lots of lights have this now a days.. x65 , olight x9r, blf gt, DX80 they pretty much need it...

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