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    800 real lumens flashlight for $8, good for bar and helmet

    I've been trying out a few flashlights both for bar and helmet.

    Torch Flashlight | Buy Torch Flashlight - Dealmetic

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    Hi-3.60A Med-1.65A Lo-0.85A

    This light is very bright, roughly 800 lumens (XM-L2 direct drive 3.6A), perfectly smooth, fairly wide and floody beam, no hotspot, no rings, has a zoom and it zooms well w/out artifacts (beamshot on floor is not indicative compared to light on the trails).

    Runs on 1 18650 battery, obviously run time is dependent on the battery but with a 3400mah cell, on full high, in theory can run almost 1 full hour. Med mode seems slightly less bright but should double run time.

    This Fenix bar mount (thanks spankone) is super solid, $14 from Banggood:

    Fenix ALB-10 flashlight mount

    For helmet, if yours has a center vent on top, then velcro works great, solid, no jitters, good weight balance. Otherwise you have to McGyver it some.

    For use on the bar, if you (like me) prefer a wider spill, DC Fix is a great diffusion film for 180* spill, but will reduce throw to 1/3 but should be fine for a bar light.

    It weighs 110g, 155g with battery. I've ordered another to give to a friend who was impressed by it. I'll order another as a backup.

    The website says XM-L L2 but it's wrong, they've been shipping w/ XM-L2 ever since that specific model came out.

    For comparison, I've been using highly modded flashlights (not by me) making measured 800 lumens (more throw, less flood) and 1400 lumens. This one imo falls in between them.

    edit - found specs measured at 800 lumens, the 1000 was w/ some mods
    Last edited by siata94; 12-05-2014 at 01:20 PM.

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    Funny you posted this today as I just ordered one earlier! Though I didn't really intend it for biking use.

    -Garry

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    Yea Garry, because you don't have a helmet :-)

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    just received my 2nd Zeusray, it's the same as the first one. I'll be ordering another.

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    Beamshots

    Some beamshots of my Zuesray light (all on high):

    Full Flood:


    Mid Zoom:


    Full Zoom:



    Same order, different locations:













    There isn't much drop in output between High, Med, & Low. My apolgies to anyone using "Wide" forum viewing setting.

    -Garry

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    Thanks Garry. 1100+ lumens at the led, 800 OTF measured, pretty awesome for $8. I have received my 3rd unit, just as good as the other 2. Almost 2 hours of run time on one battery on Med mode. I mistakenly said "significantly less bright", should be "slightly less bright". Will correct OP.

    2 of these on the bar, 1 on the helmet, 3000+ lumens for under $30. Extra batteries for extended run time. Tough to beat that for a budget solution.

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    I will say, as a flashlight this thing is seriously impressive for its HUGE flood! It's probably my widest brightest flooder (though I do have one that's close). I must say though, I'm not a fan of direct-drive drivers except in the case of high-performance throwers. I believe they waste a lot of current (i.e. your runtime) and give little more light than a good regulated driver would. But that's a topic for another thread in another forum.

    -Garry

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