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Question - Hi end LED Torches ?

Discussion in 'Kit / Clothing / Equipment' started by ACID- REFLUX, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    High end Torches ? Just what we need, another Torch thread lol

    Hi as per above, this is aimed i would imagine to certain individuals who frequent the Tunnels, Sewers & Culverts & Mines on this & other Forums.

    Currently i use a P7 & P7.2 & lenser H14r2 Head torch (850L) And various other units of debatable output which i alway leave in the car lol

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CEUQFjAA&url=https://www.ledlenser.com/uk/headlamps/h14r2/&ei=dc-GVfVIyf1Q5qWXmAw&usg=AFQjCNFWEmIcLJAnG1_30gZGWjUQT4aOVg&sig2=D2tw9poCzCBgXlc7KO2J0A
    for my lighting and to be fair i think it / they do an impressive job, especially as i"d rather light tunnels etc correctly and produce a decent image in camera rather than using PP to create an image (maybe it"s just me lol)

    I"ve been looking at what i class as high end LED lighting from various companies over the last few months, over various sites, including tests on Youtube. But as most are aware shining a light on a tree may bare no resemblance to how a light performs in a tunnel etc and these kinds of reviews are virtually non existent (it seems) Also with the speed of development of Cree (etc) LED"s lots of shortlisted models had been replaced with new LED units that have dramatically increased both output and usability of these new Torch model.

    When i say Torches i"m including the large searchlight types like this https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CEAQFjAA&url=http://www.nightsearcher.co.uk/en/product/nightsearcher-pantherled-led-rechargeable-searchlight&ei=NM-GVZnOIYzZU-Soo9AC&usg=AFQjCNGwtLI-95W24HNIvWTPGDuwHbz42w&sig2=x6SZMIe_9RKX66wDxSV5TA

    Obviously these come at a premium and a hell of a lot of risk of being less than happy with the results. Especially when multi-million candle power is available for next to nothing in relation to the cost of these things!

    So does anyone use these high end units? rather than P7"s and small Fenix / Nitecore etc which i"m not interested in as i can produce (what i like to think are) "good" results with what i have already, so theres no point even mentioning these (sorry) i want to go to the next level with models like the Nitecore TM series & similar or the above Nitecore panther range . Torches over 1000 lumens obviously with a larger head for spill & normally multi LED emitters.

    One of the major issues for me ATM is i like a zoomable head unit which once you move away from LED Lenser are hard to find .

    Again i"m not including Chinese Cree lights for obvious reasons, if i"m paying decent money i want faith in the products i"m using, i waste enough money on the Lottery as it is i don"t want to enter another one :)

    Any input greatly appreciated regarding the above. As mentioned i"m neither interested or want to debate cheap cree torches or if a P7 works for you as i"ve already have covered that in the intro;)

    Cheers :thumb
     
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  2. Coolboyslim

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    Sounds interesting can't wait for feedback. Allways looking at torches. My cree is good but never any harm in looking for extra.
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Ironically i missed out on a one off yesterday a Nitecore TM15 that went for £72 yesterday when we were busy talking shite yesterday lol i forgot about the auction. Gutted.
    https://www.google.co.uk/url?
    sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.torchdirect.co.uk%2Fmonster-series%2Fnitecore-tm15-led-torch.html&ei=KdeGVfXkO4vaUav8g3g&usg=AFQjCNElbHxQ1rq7LObuZU12l6BiGCmO9g&sig2=J5xgPW34dSo8UG3zYtXJcgay

    I appreciate it gets a bit pricey at this level and users will be limited apart from the lighting Forums with the collectors on. if i was into lighting trees id have all the info i need :)
     
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    Damn sorry m8ty if I knew my company was that good would have got it bottled. But them torches are expensive wth does it go miles or something. Would love to see it in person just outa curiosity
     
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    Not heard of this make before (i don"t think) not that i like the look of it, even though it"s got XM-l2 LEDs & i"d rather have a thicker grip rather than thinner tube (personal taste)

    Thanks for the input mate i"ll do another search :)

    Think i"d rather go for this with lots of reviews and AA compatable plus you can use it for self defence lol


    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CE0QFjAJ&url=http://www.torchdirect.co.uk/explorer-series/nitecore-eax-hammer-led-torch.html&ei=nOWGVb62BIG0UfLilIAF&usg=AFQjCNFhPWkBbEOU4LzAAk1gdTonRn5bSw&sig2=3IMK1OPrXrPG73dZSD_OtQ
     
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    some shots with a 400 lumens cree LED torch / spotlight
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    cost £25.00
     
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    Now this looks interesting and maybe just what I am looking for for my next project
     
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    Those last pics are exactly what i want to avoid mate ;) along with small Torch debate.

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    So does anyone use these high end units? rather than P7"s and small Fenix / Nitecore etc which i"m not interested in as i can already produce (what i like to think are) "good" results with what i have already, so theres no point even mentioning these (sorry) i want to go to the next level with models like the Nitecore TM series & similar or the above Nitecore Panther range . Torches over 1000 lumens, obviously with a larger head for spill & normally multi LED emitters.
     
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    I want a beast of a torch that lights up a place so it looks like daylight spilling through a window
     
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    I want mega brightness, focusing down to a nice fine spot, and a nice wide flood too, and few power settings, although diffusing the light aint to much of a issue
     
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    Don"t WEX do anything good you can test for us NE ? That"s the issue, there"s not many high output zoomable ones out there with good reviews.

    You need clothes mate not a Torch lol
     
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    They do sell some stuff but most of it is for shooting video, so not overly bright or just plastic, so 20 mins in our hands ands its broke
     
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