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    Ordered. No bonus. Lol

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    Good for you guys! As a bonus for us others please share your impressions when received. I’m on the fence between this dogfart emitter and the 5400k (if still available) for my SS.
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    Ordered in aa format. Only format I have tried. Having second thoughts, maybe should have done 18660 again.

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    Will the AA have the stainless endcap too?

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    Not mine, ordered aluminum bb

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    Question? Will X number of the
    SDR50 be pulled back and held until the SS lights are built or the finial emitter choices have been made? Looking to try the SDR50 in the SS but at the time of preorder they were not available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klackey View Post
    Question? Will X number of the
    SDR50 be pulled back and held until the SS lights are built or the finial emitter choices have been made? Looking to try the SDR50 in the SS but at the time of preorder they were not available.
    You will get the option. Henry will send emails out just before the final build on BeCu and SS to make sure which emitter those folks want.
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    I was absolutely sure I was going to get the NLT 325 for the SS run. Now this pops up. What is the beam pattern on this one? Is it floody like the 325 wide beam or more narrow like the 250? Or somewhere in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashlight nut View Post
    I was absolutely sure I was going to get the NLT 325 for the SS run. Now this pops up. What is the beam pattern on this one? Is it floody like the 325 wide beam or more narrow like the 250? Or somewhere in between.
    Floody. You can see my tremendously crappy beam shots on the first page of this thread.
    The hot spot is quite a bit larger than the others. I don't actually have a 325 XPL in my arsenal to compare it to. I'll try to fix that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    I don't actually have a 325 XPL in my arsenal to compare it to. I'll try to fix that.
    I’ve a 325 XPL I would trade you for a white reflector...
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    Hogo, my EDC for many years now has been an Executive 170N (Nichia). Any idea how this will compare for throw? Hopefully the extra output will make up for the wider beam and at least maintain its throw compared to my current HDS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertM View Post
    Hogo, my EDC for many years now has been an Executive 170N (Nichia). Any idea how this will compare for throw? Hopefully the extra output will make up for the wider beam and at least maintain its throw compared to my current HDS.
    I really don't know. I had a 170N at one point many moons ago...
    It has a lot more lumens coming out the end, so that is definitely a plus, but anything I would say comparing throw of these two would about as accurate as CNN... which isn't saying much.
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    The 170N is awesome, Nichia 219b, 5000ish K, maybe 4700K.
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    Agreed! The 170N is really awesome, beautiful neutral. One of my workhorses.

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    I just received it today and took it outside. I think this has the potential to become my new favorite for edc.

    The tint is very similar to the 3 o’clock high which I love and was hoping. The beam is wider like Hogo said which I think will be very useful. It seems like the throw is about the same as the 3 o’clock high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sos24 View Post
    I just received it today and took it outside. I think this has the potential to become my new favorite for edc.

    The tint is very similar to the 3 o’clock high which I love and was hoping. The beam is wider like Hogo said which I think will be very useful. It seems like the throw is about the same as the 3 o’clock high.
    Any dark rings in the spill?

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    Any dark rings in the spill?
    Not that I notice. It is a smooth transition field surrounding the hotspot.

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    That's great!

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    Received mine last night and have to say it is probably the best balanced of any HDS I have been fortunate enough to experience. I have always liked Hi-CRI, but the Nichias and the SST-20s produce a fairly tight hot spot without a lot of spill. Thus, I always went back to my HDS with the warm XPL for its larger hot spot and spill. The Samsung’s hot spot and spill are what I always hoped for with a Hi-CRI HDS. Hi-CRI and enough spill and throw to satisfy me at the same time. That’s an accomplishment.

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    Wow the Samsung is sounding like a winner.
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    Anyone willing to take some outdoor beamshots?

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    Two pictures. One from my new HDS with SAMSUNG 5000k and the other from my HDS XPL 4000K. My asphalt driveway. The white can is about 40 feet out. In each case the light is parallel to the ground at about three feet off the ground. Each one is on setting 19. You can tell the XPL by the tritiums in the bezel. Worst job posting images ever, but they get the point across. The hotspots and spill are almost identical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmiller View Post
    Anyone willing to take some outdoor beamshots?

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    Got mine out today. Very similar 3oclock and Samsung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Msf View Post
    Two pictures. One from my new HDS with SAMSUNG 5000k and the other from my HDS XPL 4000K. My asphalt driveway. The white can is about 40 feet out. In each case the light is parallel to the ground at about three feet off the ground. Each one is on setting 19. You can tell the XPL by the tritiums in the bezel. Worst job posting images ever, but they get the point across. The hotspots and spill are almost identical.
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    Gotta love the XPL 4000 - Nice comparison.

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    Here is the High Noon vs 3 o’clock vs Samsung.
    The fence is about 25ft and the background tree about 200ft

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    Thank you both for all the pics. Very nice!

    MSF: which do you prefer, the xpl or the samsung. They look so similar.

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    The Samsung is really nice, high cri and 300 lumens, it has a nice flood and broader beam which illuminates the surrounding area better and because of the output bump it seems to illuminate the tree better than the Nichias. Thanks for the beamshots.

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    Probably the Samsung. While they are extremely close in use outdoors, I like the idea that the Samsung should provide a little better contrast, given the higher CRI rating. Always nice when lighting up a trail at night.

    Quote Originally Posted by nmiller View Post
    Thank you both for all the pics. Very nice!

    MSF: which do you prefer, the xpl or the samsung. They look so similar.

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    Some of the beamshots make the Samsung look a bit green. Is that how it’s looking in real life?

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