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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyownEnergizer250lumen View Post
    What are the specs on your TN42vn CFT90? Im curious whether the current SBT 90.2 4x21700 version has as equal, more, or less throw/output. 1Mcd and 5000 lumens OTF

    Side by side beam shots of the current v2 next to the v1 CFT90 would be really nice. It would be, but I would bet they are pretty much the same.

    Edit: Just went back to the 2018 vinhnguyen54 forum when that light was released and its full of beam shots. Interestingly your shot looks far more intense, maybe the angle of the shot, very dense light saber effect. No edits? No edits, but a little over exposed making the beam more intense.
    The light specs according to forum are 5k lumens and 1mcd, so that would make the V2 less than half of the old $600 price tag, a third of the price really, since $260 of the v2 includes 4x21700 batteries. In just 3 years time... thats amazing. So true!

    For anyone who wanted a CFT90 mega thrower in 2017-2019 but couldnít afford $450-700 price ranges... it looks like now is the golden time to purchase an even better SBT90.2 mega thrower for a third of the price. Crazy!!! Absolutely! The CFT90 was a much more expensive LED. Vinh assures me the CFT90 is a superior LED to the SBT90, but I think he's just telling me that to make me feel better haha. This is the biggest light I'd own; it's huge for me! I can't even imagine how big the handle with 4 x 21700 batteries in it though.

    Only thing holding me back is I already bought a Noctigon K1vn W1.1 that throws 700kcd+ With the intention of it being my final large thrower for a few years, so I donít have a good excuse as it was my last light purchase some months back and Iíve only been able to use it once or twice since. Much less likely to be carried is this TN42vn v2 weighing multiple times more and being mķltiple times larger. Totally understand where you are coming from. I don't like lights this large, at least not without a handle, but the performance is just so amazing I keep it.
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    I don't own many big lights because I never use them, even for fun they are just a PITA, I think Vinh is right with the K30GTvn being ideal sized for actual use.

    However, now if I buy a big light like this, because DAMN, it'd be a Skylumen for sure. No sense getting nonsense unless it's absolute madness!
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    https://skylumen.com/collections/v54...levn-rustic-ti





    https://skylumen.com/collections/v54-lights/products/one-off-preonvn-2-classic
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    ONE-OFF FW3Av90 & PreonVN SilverCu

    https://skylumen.com/collections/v54-lights/products/one-off-fw3avn90

    https://skylumen.com/collections/v54...eonvn-silvercu



    Last edited by vinhnguyen54; 05-20-2021 at 01:03 PM.
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    Just got a few Eagle Torches from Vinh. These are amazing for the price! Only thing I could find wrong is that I couldnít get the Orange. You need one. If nothing else fireworks arenít too far away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegadethreads View Post
    Just got a few Eagle Torches from Vinh. These are amazing for the price! Only thing I could find wrong is that I couldnít get the Orange. You need one. If nothing else fireworks arenít too far away.
    What did you get?
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    Actually flame torches. Like lighters that kick ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegadethreads View Post
    Just got a few Eagle Torches from Vinh. These are amazing for the price! Only thing I could find wrong is that I couldnít get the Orange. You need one. If nothing else fireworks arenít too far away.
    Orange shipped ":-)
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    I see that the Lumintop GT94Vn is now ready to order from the SkyLumen website. The GT94 is an extreme screaming power thrower light. I have a confession to make: I got my first GT94 October 19, last year, and my second one a few weeks later, on November 13. I just had to get them as soon as humanly possible when it was first announced early autumn last year. If anyone is looking for more throw and power than the X65, GT94 is it. Also, GT94 has some less power but more throw than R90TS.

    Cells: 8 x 18650 unprotected, button top needed due to mechanical polarity control. The battery carrier is a little bit different. The beam profile and beam performance is extreme screaming insane. This is a big light, but it puts out insane big light power throw performance.

    After I got those two, I felt guilty about getting them not from Vinh, but then after that, I got HK90 VN, MT90 Plus VN, another NSX53 VN, MS06 VN and FW21a Pro 3 x 90.2 VN.

    The last 14 lights that I got since July, 2020 are awesome, but I have to confess that I am a bit on a plateau level. I am amazed and surprised that Lumintop and Haikelite were the first to come out with full size, multiple SBT90.2 lights, and that Olight, Nitecore, Fenix, Acebeam and Imalent have not yet, after all these months.

    I am enjoying having and using all of my 37-2=35 Vinh lights, (I got three FW21aProVN, one for me and two for friends) but I am super busy with my other activities: Pedestrian Defense, and foremost, attaining what the Good Book promises us.

    Back to the GT94: Screaming, must-have power thrower.
    Because I like big lights, my flashlightical views lean heavily toward both the extreme bright and the extreme heft.

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    I am too surprised all the big players haven't build any multi sbt90.2 lights...low profits perhaps?
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    Any possibility of an SBT90.2 modded into a highly compact 90 degree headlamp running on a 21700?

    Basically a Nitecore HC35 with single SBT90.2 smooth reflector / Nitecore HC33 with 21700 and SBT90.2?

    Asking because a coworker refuses to use/carry/own anything that doesnít have a 90 degree angle with magnet for his up close handiwork but I want them to see the power/joy of this LED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegadethreads View Post
    Actually flame torches. Like lighters that kick ass
    Ohhhhh. I got one of those too. Love it!
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    I told Vinh when I bought this that it would be carried for special days! Carried the 'last' Fiat Lux D25Cvn AHC for my brother's wedding this weekend. Needed something meaningful, sleek, beautiful, reliable- small to not annoy the photographers. And of course, it had to be absolutely special day, a day where I wouldn't care to lose such a little treasure!

    She served the day very well double checking the bridal suite and getting around late at night, might even have the V54 logo in some of those wedding pics
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    I would have never imagined being so in love with 2000K!
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    The 2000k Nov-Mu is the most perfect nighttime indoors/camping light ever!

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    I started out totally as an all cool-white kinda guy. Never thought that would change, massively favored the output and efficiency advantage. Now I drastically prefer warm K temps. I think 3500K is my favorite, ever since I got that P60vn with the Osram Square HCRI 3500K.

    Sometimes I feel a bit schizophrenic about my flashlight preferences.


    Warm K temps are excellent outdoors at night. Heck anything super late or low light, I prefer as warm as I can get.
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    If you want a X70vn email me. I got one last one available. This is the best ultra lumen IMO.
    https://skylumen.com/products/x70vn-...0b21bc69&_ss=r
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    Takes way longer to build than I thought: https://skylumen.com/collections/v54...off-d4svn-mule
    Lovely lights :-)






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    Those D4Svns look AWESOME!

    That Cyan 4000K! DROOL!

    I can't be bad any more though, I have to be an adult about my money at the moment.... I'm sure that will make someone a super happy customer! Envious already...... I bet that your heat sinking is very impressive. Very nice trio!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotCPF View Post
    Those D4Svns look AWESOME!

    That Cyan 4000K! DROOL!

    I can't be bad any more though, I have to be an adult about my money at the moment.... I'm sure that will make someone a super happy customer! Envious already...... I bet that your heat sinking is very impressive. Very nice trio!
    I strictly restrain myself from what I get to keep nowadays too with Viet.
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    Viet is a ridiculously good looking human, what a smile! Thank you for sharing, truly the best light in your life I'm sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    I strictly restrain myself from what I get to keep nowadays too with Viet.
    No, no. The mindset should be to keep it all so that you can pass it all down to Viet.
    At least that is what I tell myself and my wife...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    I would have never imagined being so in love with 2000K!
    Picked up this light last night - TY

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerneldrop View Post
    No, no. The mindset should be to keep it all so that you can pass it all down to Viet.
    At least that is what I tell myself and my wife...
    I told my wife that!!! But she said no no. She is very thrifty! All 90% of the clothes he is wearing are pass down from friends. Once in a while he does dress kind of femininely but I think it's cute. Other than upgrading my Truck exhaust I haven't spent much at all lately. All my play money goes to the lights I really want to keep. I even sold 1/3 of my guns to retain these lights. Its crazy how having a kid all the sudden makes me think 2-3 times every-time I order something on amazon. I even considered selling the Corvette to get something more family oriented but just cant do that yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotCPF View Post
    Viet is a ridiculously good looking human, what a smile! Thank you for sharing, truly the best light in your life I'm sure
    Weird thing is I always think he is cute since the day 1. My wife insisted that he only recently gotten cute. I would have to agree with her now looking at his Preemie pics. I guess she has more neutral judgement. Let me find a preemie pic.
    Last edited by vinhnguyen54; 06-14-2021 at 10:13 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrr View Post
    Picked up this light last night - TY
    I run the lowest level as a night light and it seems to run forever! More than a week already I think. Amazing how little light is needed to see at night once eyes are adapted.
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