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    Default Fire Fox FF-5(4300K) Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Here is photo overload of the New Fire Fox FF5. I love this thing. Few things to confirm. I did a ceiling bounce test vs a measured 5200 lumen SBT90 light(K1vn90) and the FF5 does over 40% more output on high. I also did a ceiling bounce test with a light with three xhp50.2 leds(fw21vn) that does 9400 lumens. Got 93 lux with the FW21vn and 105 with the FF5. These numbers are only relative to eachother. also beam shape and tint differences could be throwing it off so take it with a grain of salt. I dont think they are that far off because the FF5 is ridiculously bright. I also measured Throw. I got 1.60 mcd with the K75vn and 1.2 MCD with the FF5 on high which is over spec. I got 440kcd on the Low 42W mode.

    I did a test to find out how long it takes to step down automatically on high. It stepped down to low 42W mode at 6 minutes. the head temp started at 75F and when it stepped down it was 117F. I think that is phenomenal performance !!!
    ff57 by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    ff55 by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    ff53 by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    ff54 by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    ff5 6 by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    ff5 4 by Alex Littig, on Flickr


    (42W mode)

    ff5 sky low by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    (100W mode)
    ff5 sky high by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    (42W mode)
    ff5 low near tree by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    (100W mode)
    ff5 high near tree by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    (42W mode)
    ff5 low across the road by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    (100W mode)
    ff5 high across the road by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    (42W mode)
    ff5 far tree low by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    (100W mode)
    ff5 far tree high corrected beam angle by Alex Littig, on Flickr


    (This next pair is a locked exposure shot vs the K75vn90) the camera was still thrown off by the tint difference a bit but its close
    ff5 high near tree VS by Alex Littig, on Flickr
    VS k75vn high near tree by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    low mode and high dont seam that different because the camera was auto adjusting the exposure. when i have a better area to take beamshots and more time ill dial in the camera settings more.
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    Ten thousand @ 1.2mcd? Thatís crazy!

    Fire-Foxes lights, like my FF4, was also underspec, a very uncommon thing in the flashlight world.

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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Honestly the 100w mode is overkill. The 42W mode is perfect. Still very bright and over 400 kcd. Also heat really isn't as much of an issue as i figured it would be. Used it for 10-15 minutes going back and forth between low and high and was only warm at the end of it.
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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Awesome feedback and shots! Thanks!

    Overkill is not in my vocabulary! LOL!

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    Default Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    I actually really like the beam profile, a lot more than that of the led light.

    How annoying is the time gap between switch on and going full throttle?

    Also do you like the tint? Does it separate colors well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    I actually really like the beam profile, a lot more than that of the led light.

    How annoying is the time gap between switch on and going full throttle?

    Also do you like the tint? Does it separate colors well?
    It separate colors very well. I have the 4300k version and while using it last night, the browns and yellows of the trees and grass was the very first thing I noticed. I like the beam profile also. Very intense hotspot that gradually fades out and just enough spill to light up your near field of vision but not too bright to overpower your eyes when looking down range.

    The warm up time isn't annoying at all. For me at least. I enjoy that part of the light in particular for some reason. A bit of theater I guess. Yeah, it's definitely not as convenient as an LED with instant on/off, so don't expect to be able to cycle the light often while playing with it. Probably would reduce the bulb life significantly.
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    Does anyone know if the status lights on the battery carrier is also a power indicator? Is it just green to indicate that the power is on, or does it change colors to indicate how much battery life is left? I guess I could just run the batteries down to find out.
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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by badtziscool View Post
    Does anyone know if the status lights on the battery carrier is also a power indicator? Is it just green to indicate that the power is on, or does it change colors to indicate how much battery life is left? I guess I could just run the batteries down to find out.
    i think its just a power indicator
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    Nice shots man, wow thing is beastly.
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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1234 View Post
    i think its just a power indicator
    That is how it was with FF3 & FF4

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    Nice beam shots! So can it run continuously on high mode? I know the FF4 steps down after like 2 mins and the light must be switched off before high mode can be selected again.

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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Magio View Post
    Nice beam shots! So can it run continuously on high mode? I know the FF4 steps down after like 2 mins and the light must be switched off before high mode can be selected again.
    Later I will time how long it will stay in high move before step down. So far I haven't even got it to be hot yet. Just warm after switching from high to low for about 10 minutes.
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    Thanks for the Beamshots....always appreciated! I'm assuming yours is the 6000K? Hopefully someone post some 4300K shots to compare.

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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sledhead View Post
    Thanks for the Beamshots....always appreciated! I'm assuming yours is the 6000K? Hopefully someone post some 4300K shots to compare.
    Mine is the 4300k.
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    Ok i just did a test to find out how long it takes to step down automatically on high. It stepped down to low 42W mode at 6 minutes. the head temp started at 75F and when it stepped down it was 117F. I think that is phenomenal performance !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1234 View Post
    Mine is the 4300k.
    Thanks for setting me straight!

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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1234 View Post
    i think its just a power indicator
    As LuxLuthor stated, from all I could ever tell on my FF3/FF4 lights is that it was just a power indicator. But a very good thing to have on a battery carrier with a clicky switch.
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    Can we buy these here in the States..? looks really nice for the price... WOW
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    FFs' 4300k HID is a thing of beauty. Glorious tint, "incandescently but not so yellowish" if l have to describe a word for it.

    The smooth, gradual transition from hotspot to spill is something rare in led lights.

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    Xeray warned about the un-encapsulated bulb putting out UV light. Someone mentioned to me that the lens itself was supposed to block the UV. I tested it out and that does not seem to be the case. Unless if for some reason the lens is selective about 365nm wavelength specifically, I don't think it's blocking anything.

    Last edited by badtziscool; 08-06-2020 at 07:33 AM.
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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bulbmogul View Post
    Can we buy these here in the States..? looks really nice for the price... WOW
    unfortunately there is no us distributor for these. Have to buy them from china. however they are shipped via DHL express and so it takes less then a week to get.
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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by badtziscool View Post
    Xeray warned about the un-encapsulated bulb putting out UV light. Someone mentioned to me that the lens itself was supposed to block the UV. I tested it out and that does not seem to be the case. Unless if for some reason the lens is selective about 365nm wavelength specifically, I don't think it's blocking anything.

    Thanks for that. I hope a UV blocking lens can be provided.
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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Even if we donít have a UV blocking lens, you can manage risk by using in a safe
    manner.

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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Itís very challenging to get beamshots that accurately capture what you see. You have to use a camera with fixed shutter and f-stop iris settings that doesnít auto-adjust.

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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Ordered mine today. Thanks for the great pictures. That 1.2 Mlux hotspot is insane when it goes with 10,000 Lumens. I have the FF3 and FF4 and have always been impressed by those.
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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fresh Light View Post
    Ordered mine today. Thanks for the great pictures. That 1.2 Mlux hotspot is insane when it goes with 10,000 Lumens. I have the FF3 and FF4 and have always been impressed by those.
    If like me you have enjoyed the FF3 & FF4, you will be blown away by the FF5. I can guarantee your satisfaction also having the earlier models, and especially to get this increased performance for this price.

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    Default Re: Fire Fox FF-5 Beam-shots. This thing is a monster !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bulbmogul View Post
    Can we buy these here in the States..? looks really nice for the price... WOW

    Doesn't exactly fit your buying M.O.

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