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Thread: Weltool W4 vs Jetbeam M1X

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    Default Weltool W4 vs Jetbeam M1X

    A new thread for easy reference quickly comparing the Weltool W4 and Jetbeam M1X LEP lights. What I noticed in particular - the color on the W4 is definitely warmer but has a green quality. The W4's corona is larger while the hotspot is about the same size as the M1X. I think the difference is entirely in the optical lenses. The W4's is floodier. The M1X is brighter by a smidge and closer to white. They both look to throw about the same more or less. Hard to say if these differences affect performance much. Personally I prefer the M1X beam. However, the Jetbeam does seem to step down more quickly. The W4 is heavier and also tad bulkier - pushing the limits on size for a tactical light imo.

    Side by side after 30 seconds: left W4 and right M1X -




    W4


    M1X
    Last edited by kolchak; 08-08-2020 at 07:33 PM.

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    Default Re: Weltool W4 vs Jetbeam M1X

    That W4 does look like it has a nice tint, this is making me want to break out the W30 again!

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    Default Re: Weltool W4 vs Jetbeam M1X

    After some further comparisons where I had a good range to compare I discovered some interesting things. I had read some tests by more experienced users with cp measurements that put the Jetbeam at or near 2.3 mcp. That's of course more than the specs the manufacturer gave. The Weltool has a higher cp in their specs than Jetbeam has listed in theirs. What I think I discovered is that the intensity of the M1X at about 200 meters looks to be more to my naked eye than the W4. However when I was able to test them on objects that were 1km away the Weltool seemed suddenly brighter at that distance than the Jetbeam. Is it possible with these LEP lights that the standard lux measurements at specific disrances don't accurately predict the actual maximum throw?

    Oh and at 1km the Weltool has a significantly wider beam.
    Last edited by kolchak; 08-12-2020 at 01:11 PM.

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    Default Re: Weltool W4 vs Jetbeam M1X

    RE: Lux measurements

    I have seen many many people much more knowledgeable than I suggest this very thing. LEP lights are likely not be able to be accurately measured intensity-wise within traditional FL1/ ANSI bounds. IDK what would be better specifically, but my W4 seems to "focus" well beyond 10m. More like at 20m or so.

    I believe Rasher has had some musings about this topic before, they know LEPs pretty darn well.

    I wouldn't be surprised to learn someday that you need to measure these at ranges more like 100m.
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    Default Re: Weltool W4 vs Jetbeam M1X

    1lumen.com did testing of both these fellas (and the W300) according to candela:






    Outputs as well FWIW:

    Jetbeam M1X



    Weltool W4
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    Default Re: Weltool W4 vs Jetbeam M1X

    Been searching for the M1X........where did you buy yours?

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    Default Re: Weltool W4 vs Jetbeam M1X

    Quote Originally Posted by sledhead View Post
    Been searching for the M1X........where did you buy yours?
    I bought mine from Banggood a couple months back. Was around 200.00 with a coupon.

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    Default Re: Weltool W4 vs Jetbeam M1X

    It is 328 meters to the top floor of the AON Building in Chicago. I compared both lights at turn on (1-2 seconds.) Although close, the Jetbeam is brighter.

    Jetbeam M1X


    Weltool W4

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