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Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Canuck, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Canuck

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    OK so it may not be made to disappear in a pocket or anything but putting out 2000 lumens and its the size of a soda can. Just ordered one with a sweet discount. I can't wait to get it. Ill post pics when I get it of course. What makes it cool in my book too is that even though it runs on 4 batteries, it can function on only one in a pinch.
     
  2. Canuck

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    Nitecore also makes some pretty decent small flashlights as well from the looks of it
     
  3. derfyled

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    That TM11 is indeed a real small nice power light. I like the power level meter...

    The form factor has already been copied by Fandyfire, another ****fire Chinese copycat company (like Trustfire, Ultrafire, Godfire, Spiderfire, etc...). Apparently it's quite good for the price.

    See it here
     
  4. veeks62

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    I was tempted to get the TM11 myself. Great price for an insane amount of light. I'm still holding out to see what the newer TM15 and TM20 is offering.
     
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    I have had my eye on that "little" beast. Looking forward to your initial impression. I own one Nitecore light and have been impressed with it's build quility, infinite levels and the piston drive system. The light is a few years old and is still holding strong.
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    That TM11 does look great...
     
  6. Canuck

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    Yah I saw a few tm11 copycats out there but most of them are only two modes. I'm sure they work fine but I'm always skeptical about the copycats, they always cut corners. Plus I saved 110$ thru the site I bought it from with a coupon code
     
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    Got it today!!!! Holy geez this thing is bright!!!! Using 8 inova cr123s for now. Anyone notice a difference in output between 8 cr123s and the 18650s? I've heard you get just a touch more push out the front with 8 but of course you have twice the batteries to charge.
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    Ill post some beam shots too when it gets dark. This light is amazing!!!
     
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    Just used mine tonight to help dad fix the toilet. He was impressed.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
  10. Gnarly
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    Love mine...was a gift from my two B'rers.

    18650's = less horsepressure, but a LOT bigger gas tank!
     
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    You should get the same amount of output with the 18650's... but much better run time.
     
  12. Gnarly
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    Agree with the 'better runtime', but.....I respectfully disagree on the 'output'.
    8 (123A's) @ 3.0V= 24V
    4 (18650's) @ 4.2V= 16.8V

    Haven't had enough coffee to recall specifics, but I don't think the TM was designed to handle the 4.2V RCR123A's....would make the LED's go POOF!....but that would spread the disparity even more, if so....since 8 X 4.2V= 33.6V...which is exactly TWICE the output of 4 X 18650's.

    In my 2 X 123A lights, the 123A's are more impressive, but I have been (gradually) changing over to the 18650's, simply because of the bigger gastank.
    Most RCR123A's are around 750 maH, if I recall correctly; my latest EagleTac 18650's are 3100 maH.

    <<<<If I get back here later ( after more coffee!) and none of this makes sense, I'll willingly delete it!>>>>
     
  13. Canuck

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    Yah I saw a whole article about it, apparently the 123s are like 50 or so lumens brighter but when you're getting into the 2000 range 50 will be UN noticeable.
     
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    Was the Lumii not doing it for you? That thing is nuts. Can't imagine feeding it!
     
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    It is a great form factor. I don't have the TM but I do have a DRY 3XML which is very similar. Comfortable in the hand and can light up a backyard like daylight.