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    Default What are your current top 2 favorite VN modded lights and why? (Limit TWO)

    For sake of discussion and gaining a deeper understanding of what makes your beautiful Vinh modded lights your #1 and #2...

    Please limit to TWO favorites. I know itís a tough decision when you own many lights for different uses, but if you could only keep 2, which would they be and why?

    Iíll begin:

    #1 Favorite: MT18vn Nichia 219C
    Because it is my first popcan light and when you combine awesome runtimes, wonderful tint, and perfect tail standing capabilities, and the occasional turbo blast of 13k lumens, you get an incredibly useful flashlight around the house and for general outdoor purposes in large open areas. Itís also the first light that Iíve owned which has the capability to start fires by heat emitted from the LEDs themselves! Takes a little while but... oh so impressive haha. (Donít try this at home.) Basically if the power goes out at home, thereís no light Iíd rather have with me of my current collection.

    #2 Favorite: D4vn XPG-2
    Because itís literally the pocket friendly version of the MT18. I love the smoothed out flat beam pattern this quad puts out. No distracting hotspot to deter my focus while working on something. Itís also my first infinite ramping UI light. I really enjoy having complete control over the output to maximize runtime efficiency for my use purposes. Canít beat the price either!

    By sharing your favorite 2 lights as of current, (subject to change, please quote your previous post and update when needed as you acquire new VN lights) hopefully you will motivate others to make similar purchases with your enthusiasm for a particular Vinh work of art!
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    1. TN42vn90: Everything I ever wanted in a thrower. High output, large hot spot, intense throw, perfect beam. Other than price what is not to love.

    2. Hard to pick a second as there are too many that fall in this spot but if I have to then I will just go with the X80vn because of its extreme flood and excellent heat management due to lot of LEDs under driven at lower levels. This light can practically run 4000 Lumen non stop. The max 30K+ Lumen takes the light to another level. Sorry MT18vn! I love you but you are bigger and heavier in comparison.

    So many more but if you limit to two only... LOL
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    Goliath and D4VN, but I must add honorable mention for the tiny new ďTangeĒ. It is not your typical ďtake a great light and make it even better, VN styleĒ, but a really useful mini that is an original Vinh Sky Lumen offering....

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    Blf gtvn90.. very powerful light. Everything is good except the price.. led alone cost $120.. run coupler to get more runtime.. ( waiting ).

    deerelight xsvn. Olson. Extreme Long range thrower.

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    Oldie but a goodie. K40mvn. Big floody beam, magnetic control ring.

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    TN42vn90 it's the true high output dedicated thrower!

    MH23vn xhp35 HD is small but packs a punch. Great balance of flood and throw.

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    Skylumen Delta. Portable and super fun throwy beam. Next version hopefully will have the upgraded Oslon White Flat.

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    +1 Skylumen Delta. People can't believe the throw for its size. I showed it to one of the local State Trooper and all he could say was "Holly S___.

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    Iím so excited to get my Delta hopefully this week! Hearing nothing but great things haha. Thank you all for your comments and feedback so far! Donít forget to keep your post updated by editing when a new VN light takes the place of a previous #1 or #2 spot!

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    Is the Delta a U21 or U22 host?

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    This is easy for me, because I only have two Vinh lights.

    My TN42vn and my Acebeam L16vn.

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    TN42vn is just a monster. Can't justify it (yet), but would LOVE to upgrade this to the TN42vn90. Some day.
    I use my L16vn almost every day for running. For me, it's just the best all-rounder, and fits the bill for any purpose. These two accompany me on every camp-out, and I always get comments on how amazingly bright and useful the lights are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimmer21 View Post
    Is the Delta a U21 or U22 host?
    Skylumen Delta = Manker U21vn oslon equivalent/replacement. Baby Delta is U23vn.

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    When I have the time I will make a list of all the lights I recommend and why for reference.
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    Truly looking forward to that list Vinh! Your feelings and opinions weigh greatly in our eyes
    Thank you for sharing in the discussion in post #2 here!
    Last edited by OnlyownEnergizer250lumen; 11-12-2018 at 04:08 PM.

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    1. TN42vn90 V2

    2. Skylumen Delta

    I have other flashlights I use for work that have specific purposes. When the TN42vn90 and Skylumen Delta come out its all for fun and Iím all smiles. My other lights donít do that for me. They just do their job. Lol.

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    The two VN lights that I still have and love are the:

    1st place: T21vn Flat Black
    2nd place: TN40vn 4x 4000k XHP35 HI

    The others I had were L6vn XHP70.2 6500k, U21vn XPL PDT, L2vn SST40 SD, ROT66vn 9x LH351D + Lee804. They were all good, but not quite as lovely as the two I've kept.

    Oh, I guess if you consider Vinh putting the Lee804 filter over my ROT66 9x SST20, then that is by far and away my #1.. love this light so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedraven View Post
    The two VN lights that I still have and love are the:

    1st place: T21vn Flat Black
    2nd place: TN40vn 4x 4000k XHP35 HI

    The others I had were L6vn XHP70.2 6500k, U21vn XPL PDT, L2vn SST40 SD, ROT66vn 9x LH351D + Lee804. They were all good, but not quite as lovely as the two I've kept.

    Oh, I guess if you consider Vinh putting the Lee804 filter over my ROT66 9x SST20, then that is by far and away my #1.. love this light so much.
    I just got my prototype RO66 SST20 from the Thanksgiving sale and put some vapcell high drain 20 amp cells in it. Great Light ! 20 amp cells definitely light it up more than the high drain sanyo 10 amp cells and the old Panasonic 6 amp green cells (showing their age now). Comparing them both in direct drive, full blast it to my Okluma DC2 with the 20 amp cell and N219c, the tint is much more on the yellow green side, and the N219c looks more rosy, but, both still very high CRI and the colors look good with both. I guess the Lee804 filter will even give better tint. Mine is easy to take apart, so, maybe I will try that filter myself. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjdca View Post
    I just got my prototype RO66 SST20 from the Thanksgiving sale and put some vapcell high drain 20 amp cells in it. Great Light ! 20 amp cells definitely light it up more than the high drain sanyo 10 amp cells and the old Panasonic 6 amp green cells (showing their age now). Comparing them both in direct drive, full blast it to my Okluma DC2 with the 20 amp cell and N219c, the tint is much more on the yellow green side, and the N219c looks more rosy, but, both still very high CRI and the colors look good with both. I guess the Lee804 filter will even give better tint. Mine is easy to take apart, so, maybe I will try that filter myself. Thanks.
    Rot66 is benefit from using a high drain.. i find sony vtc5a put out as much as 1000 more lumen than samsung 30q..

    another great thing about rot66 is that unprotected flat top fits perfectly well...

    try some unprotected sony vtc5a flat top and you will be amazed..

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    The Twins -



    Versatility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    The Twins -



    Versatility.

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    Whatís the top light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scribe View Post
    Whatís the top light?


    It's a VN-ized Foursevens MMU-X3R.

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    I gotta go old school, been married a while and my better half...well she would rather just stumble around in the dark.

    1. K40vn, first run if I recall, had Supbeam label, still awesome now, 3 x 18650, I had someone exclaim, "that's a hand held light?!"

    2. BTUvn Shocker

    Vinh has been rocking awesome lights for a long time now!
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    1. TC20vn in Cerakote Orange, triple SST40 HD 6500k, ~4400lm. This is one of two duty carry torches and gets a lot of use. Beats the hell out of the Dolphins on our truck and I've had several people ask me where they can get one. I love how large an area this can light up for something so portable.

    2. L16vn, ~5000k. My other duty carry, mostly used from the window of the truck when looking for things (spotting down long driveways, etc).

    3. (cheating) Manker E04vn. EDC because tiny and awesome. The only time I'm out of the house and not carrying this, is when I'm on duty and carrying the two lights above. Murphy being Murphy, the beacon function would have come in useful at both of the MVAs we came across this past weekend while returning from a fire call.

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    TK75vn 2018 because, lumens.

    D1s VN with the Olsen black flat emitter. Mine's not a Fiat Lux, but I can't figure out why. The beam is absolutely, 100% perfect. Every other thrower I've ever had looks like the beam "crosses" at some point downrange- it narrows a bit and then starts spreading again, almost like an "x" somewhere in the beam. The D1s is an absolute laser, same width until you can't see it anymore.

    If I still had my Toolvn, voting may have changed or I may have voted three.
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    Default Re: What are your current top 2 favorite VN modded lights and why? (Limit TWO)

    6 months later, has anyoneís favorite 2 Vinh-modded lights changed with the new VN offerings?

    I plan to update my post once my FW3A W1 arrives...

    Im interested to hear your latest opinions!

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    6 months ago I only had 2 Sky Lumen creations, now I have 20+

    1. Favorite ever is the Tx25C2vn Fiat Lux Hidden White. Has a perfect beam, nicest beam of any light I've used with a great hotspot that diffuses very nicely. It's warm for an Oslon black, incredible throw, and I can pocket it easily. Great solid quality, cool cerakote, it's just an excellent flashlight. I never thought this would be my favorite, but here we are.

    2. D25Cvn w/ 219B SW45k. The D25Cvn is my favorite light from a more practical EDC standpoint. It looks fabulous, Vinh's ACH is super sweet on these. Has a great beam, VN4 UI is one of my favorites, plenty of versatility while still being specific and direct. I choose my 219B over my White 1 only because of the story of it's creation, Vinh jumped through a lot of hoops to get me the last old-body D25C out on the market, and I'd have never known unless I bugged him about shipping!!!!! So that one will always be special to me.


    Honorable mentions:
    * M30Cvn w/ 219b SW45ks. 1400lm and 400ish meters of throw with rosy-high-CRI goodness, and VN4 refinement. HCRI throwers are just swell.
    * StrikerVN White 1. Ultra pocketable thrower, makes for a great backup light and as a "poker" when out walking with my woods-walk lights like the MT18vn HCRI. Very pretty bezel with lightning AHC. Forward clicky FS54 switch is a MUST to make this so nice to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyownEnergizer250lumen View Post
    #1 Favorite: MT18vn Nichia 219C
    Because it is my first popcan light and when you combine awesome runtimes, wonderful tint, and perfect tail standing capabilities, and the occasional turbo blast of 13k lumens, you get an incredibly useful flashlight around the house and for general outdoor purposes in large open areas. Itís also the first light that Iíve owned which has the capability to start fires by heat emitted from the LEDs themselves! Takes a little while but... oh so impressive haha. (Donít try this at home.) Basically if the power goes out at home, thereís no light Iíd rather have with me of my current collection.

    #2 Favorite: D4vn XPG-2
    Because itís literally the pocket friendly version of the MT18. I love the smoothed out flat beam pattern this quad puts out. No distracting hotspot to deter my focus while working on something. Itís also my first infinite ramping UI light. I really enjoy having complete control over the output to maximize runtime efficiency for my use purposes. Canít beat the price either!
    Update 6/2/19
    #1 Favorite: Micro GTvn W2
    This little thrower is simply mind blowing... 1k lumens and 120kCD In a 35mm head using a single 14500 is HEAVENLY. I donít always EDC this light due to its size, but anytime I am wearing a suit/lightweight jacket of any sort, or have extra pocket space, this is easily my go-to Every. Single. Time. For me personally, this light takes first place over the Skylumen Delta and even the Goliath V2vn W1! While I love the other two mentioned, when you compare the size, weight, throw and output over these 3... the Micro GTvn W2 proves that it can fill any EDC throwing need or want, without the nuisance of size and weight of other larger throwers. It still shoots a truly impressive light-saber-like beam into the night sky, and I donít miss the Delta when I have the Micro GTvn W2 with me, unlike the Goliath V2vn W1, while still dropping jaws in its tiny size, leaves more to be desired in the throw department.

    #2 Favorite: FW3Avn triple W1 (FiatLux!!!)
    Despite my initial unassuredness prior to receiving this beauty, I have come to love the balance of output, throw, and heat management properties that this light exhibits. I was initially concerned that due to the late release of the W2 version, (3750Lm, 44kCD) I would regret choosing the W1 (2k lm, 45kCD) but after receiving this light, I can confidently say that I made the right decision. A 1x18650 with a 25mm head simply does not serve any ounce of practicality at 3k+ lumens. It just canít handle the heat, and it will step down immediately and leave you with a feeling of dissatisfaction when you try to enjoy max turbo or show it off to your friends. On the other hand, I strongly feel that 2,000-2,500 lumens is the perfect amount for a hot-rod triple/quad, 1x18650 <30mm head setup. Plus, the thermal step down is not very noticeable thanks to the smooth decrease, instead of flashes as it lowers.

    Compared to my old D4vn XPG2 quad, which had more lumens but much less throw, in a bigger package, It is a no brainer. The FW3A W1 is simply better in every regard. The D4vn with W1/W2 quads may be a different story, but I may never find out, as the FW3A triple W1 thoroughly satisfies me.

    Thanks for your hard work Vinh!
    Last edited by OnlyownEnergizer250lumen; 06-02-2019 at 01:27 PM.

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    1. Emisar D18vn XPL-Hi 5000k Surprisingly small, yet still packs a pretty good punch. Use it for my nightly walks. Never feels fatiguing to hold for long periods. Always get "WOW, what kind of light is that" questions.

    2. Olight X7vn Triple XHP 70.2 6500k When I need to light up everything, or to just showoff. LOL

    I guess I'm in a popcan flooder phase now.
    If this question was posted about 2 years ago, I would be picking throwers.

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    1) delta oslon black
    2tn42vn black

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