Help picking out a deal extreme torches
I'm looking to pick up a torch or two from DealExtreme. I'm looking for something that takes one TR18650 battery and something that has long throw. I was using a Trust Fire TR-801 on my helmet paired with a Magic Shine 900 on my bars but the TR-801 died.
Should I go with another TR-801 or is there something newer / better that suites my needs?
Also, any recommendations for a helmet mount?
When I want to go ultra lite on my helmet I use a standard 501B torch coupled with a three mode XM-L T6 drop-in. ( H-M-L ) ( no flash ).
This setup is light and has a very nice beam pattern for the helmet. High is very bright, medium is good enough for easy terrain, low for repairs or a slow climb.
The torch you linked to using the Q type emitters are "old school". The XM-L emitters are brighter and more efficient. You can buy both the torch host and three mode drop in from Manafont ( separate items ). Manafont is the only place I've seen that sells the three mode drop-in's. Of course if you just want a single mode you can buy those too. If you need links let me know.
When you see the output of the XM-L compared to a Q-emitter your jaw will drop.
Very cool, you mind sending the links? I only found this one - Manafont.com | $13.1 UltraFire WF-501B T6 5-Mode LED Flashlight (1*18650) - Black which has strobe and SOS. Not a big deal, but I would rather have 1-3 modes.
Originally Posted by Cat-man-do