I offer a review of a rather interesting (in my opinion) Flashlight Trustfire X8 — ala small “Sun”.
Anyone who is interested - ask under the "cut". Who is not interested, pass by
As always, "Attenzione: Well, sooo many pictures."
For those who will be too lazy to read, I will say at once - you can take it (if you need a very powerful flashlight).
Because of the large number of photos, they are all thrown under the spoiler
Choosing a good flashlight was a long time ago.Namely, on the hunt. When the duck begins flying closer to sunset / dawn, finding prey is not so easy. It’s hard to find the trouble floor after sunrise, but finding something after sunset (or so) becomes problematic. My friend / hunting partner (who teaches me this difficult matter) before I joined the ranks of the hunters gave me a couple of great tips:
1. Not sure about the game - do not shoot.
2.If you are too lazy to look for the wounded game, it is better not to go hunting / do not shoot at all.
The first rule is very important, but many hunters (not real ones) neglect it. They shoot at everything that moves and flies. This archives are wrong and archi bad.
The second rule: They are hunger hunters who come to just shoot, relieve stress. Look for some dove or duck, coot the main task they performed, they shot ...
I try (avoid) trying to avoid such people. But let's not talk about sad things.
Also, when walking with a dog in the park at night, carrying a good flashlight does not hurt.
After reviewing the older brothers:
1. Сree Z5 redlightgreen.org/blog/dealextreme/3285.html
None of the flashlights did not fit my requirements. Therefore, I started a search on the Internet. A little search on the Internet and reading reviews about these or other models, my choice fell on Trustfire x8.
Searching for aliexpress found the seller witha satisfying bundle and a minimal price. The seller actually trades recently (at the time of purchase there were only 29 feedbacks) for this, having bargained a little with him we agreed on a slightly different configuration (what I got can be seen from the photo a little later, but what The seller sold (initially) by buying a screenshot).
Purchase screenshot: aliexpress.com/snapshot/106756640.html
What the Chinese seller was selling
X8 Torch + battery + charger "Package Contents
1. 100% Brand New
2. 1 x X8 Torch
3. 2 x 3.7V 18650 Battery
4. 1 x plug of your country
5. 1 x smart 18650 charger
without retail box
In principle, with this delivery, the flashlight is ready for use. Everything you need for his work here.
Here are the characteristics indicated by the seller:
Material: 6061T aircraft Aluminum HA III hard anodized construction
Bulb: CREE XM-L T6 LED assembly
Lens: Clear anti-reflective coating magnifying ABS lens
Color temperature: High Mode: 7280k; Middle Mode: 7260k; Low Mode: 7240K
Brightness: Max 13800 lumens (manufacturer rated) white beam with good combination of throw
Runtime: 2.5-6.5 hours (depends on battery capacity and mode selection)
Lifespan: Average 10,000 hours
Operating voltage / current: 6.0V-8.4V / 450mA-950mA
Power supply: 2 x 18650 Lithium batteries
Switch: end cap press on-off switch, half-press switch
Dimension (mm): 243/203 (Length) x46 (Head Diameter) x26 (Body Diameter)
Weight (g): 700
Of course, you can guess that there can be no 2.5 -6.5 hours vr.r.
The claimed brightness as much as 13,800 lumens (my dear mother ...) also seems fantastic)) Well, nothing. I decided to order.
Having paid and waited for about 20-25 days, the parcel arrived from the Middle Kingdom in sunny Italy. The packaging is standard: a lot of “pimples” and yellow tape everywhere:
Yes, yes ... I sold a normal box from the seller. Although he had to refuse very long. But agree that it is much more pleasant to have such a box than just a plastic bag ...
And now * drum roll * Ta-dammm:
So, what we have after the auction:
1. Gift wrapping
5.2 battery Ultrafire.
6.4 battery Trastfaer aki "Spark" (thanks to this site, read here that these ak like nothing ...).
6.2 battery standard AA.
9. There should have been a spare button and a rubber band, but the seller forgot to put them ...
(I confess honestly, it was somehow uncomfortable for me to squeeze a spare button and a rubber band out of the seller. I was not particularly upset about this)
It seems to be a trifle, but as uv. “Toad” is pleasant to the soul, words cannot convey ...
Let's start with a flashlight:
The height of the X8 is 245 mm, the diameter of the head is 46 mm, and the body is 26 mm.
Fluorescent rubber seal:
Some piece of paper in Chinese. Who wants, can translate and put here
Let's start with disassembly:
Black gum that you see I put myself. On the flashlight was not 2 standard green gum. The seller was immediately notified about it. I sent out the spare ones. In the meantime, I put my gum, which fit perfectly.
I will also attach a photo of the quality of processing inside the case. I have no complaints about this:
Reflector-perfectly clean (in some review slipped with a small marriage)
Everywhere there are gaskets seals.Therefore, the flashlight seems to be waterproof (at least it must survive in the rain). Under the water, the flashlight did not lower.
In the description it is written that it is ABS. It seems to me that it is glass. I will not scratch with a needle or bring it under the cigarette lighter, do not ask :))
"Head" - "gently, maybe hot" readsInscription. In fact, even after 20-30 minutes of continuous work, it never became hot. Heat is yes. Therefore, I can say that the heat transfer is organized fairly well. The external diameter of the head is 46 mm. There are also cooling fins:
Everything else (batteries and charging). Let's start with the “lights”:
All 18650 batteries with protection.
Charging and adapter:
Standard charging for different types of batteries.
Input: AC 110-240V
There is a protective hologram ...
Charging is simple as a door. We insert 2 batteries and insert them into a power outlet.
The red light comes on and we wait.
The green light comes on, can be removed.
Immediately make a reservation that the materials measuring the brightness andthe photos do not go further. For technical reasons I can’t do it (as I didn’t try, my soap box didn’t want to shoot in the dark; there are no devices for measuring brightness either). As it shines, I can’t do it either. I’ll post a photo from other reviews (which I believe convey the real characteristics of the flashlight).
Let's start by measuring the brightness: www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2QdaEOX_CQ&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL54C0CD8C61A68E12
This type of LED produces about 1000 lumens + -5%. (And the Chinese seller indicated 13800). Cheated ?! :)))
Video of the flashlight:
Now some photos:
first house about 80 meters
second home about 25-30 meters
So, let's proceed to disassembly. The whole head is disassembled without any great effort. We reach the liner with the driver and see the following picture.
The flashlight has 5 modes of operation:
Weak light, half power, maximum power, strobe, signal sos.
Modes switch using the button.To switch modes, it is not necessary to press the button completely. Approximately the operating time without losing brightness (at maximum mode) I had 40-45 minutes (c "light"). After 25-30 minutes of continuous work, the "head" of the flashlight warms up to about 30 40g (the temperature in the room is 25-26). For 50-55 minutes the flashlight abruptly loses its power and continues to shine for at least the next hour (didn’t check further).
The first impression of this flashlight I havethere were such "None *** be." I really did not expect that he would shine so far and so brightly. In a dark room, if you turn on the flashlight, it becomes very, very light. As if you turned on several fluorescent lamps.
When going out of town, the range of the beam wasapproximately 80-100 meters. Although the road signs “made their way” at a distance of 200-250 meters they caught and reflected light. I don’t recommend shining such a flashlight in my eyes. There may be consequences. Even a beam of light that does not get into the eyes at a right angle makes you squint.
Another plus of the flashlight is that late in the evening you can beat off such a flashlight. The flashlight is quite weighty, so it can be used as a truncheon
All the characteristics of this flashlight, I brought. My opinion is that it costs $ 34. Another question is, do you need such a powerful flashlight?
P.S. 1000 Lm is really sooo much.
P.P.S. 1000 lumen is a lot of arch :))))))
The cat is not mine. I did not photograph either.
If you have any questions or comments on the review - I will try to help / answer.
I hope my review will help you with the choice of a flashlight.
Photos of the "brains" and the range of the glow are taken from:
led777 at ru