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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:05 pm 
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I received this by post on the 17th and thought I'd post a review of it. It's the cutest gizmo I have and i'm impressed with this little pocket rocket.

Here is the shipping schedule,

Posting Date Posting Time Drop-off Point Destination
10-Aug-2006 15:11 Shek Wu Hui Counter Section India

Date # Location Delivery Status
10-Aug-2006 Hong Kong Item posted.
10-Aug-2006 Hong Kong In transit.
10-Aug-2006 Hong Kong Processed for departure.
11-Aug-2006 Hong Kong Departed.
13-Aug-2006 India Arrived and is being processed.
17-Aug-2006 India Delivered


Huntlight FT02, Price: US $45.50 + $6.50 registered shipping with insurance


Using a 3-watt 100,000-hour T bin Luxeon LED, no need for a fragile incandescent bulb
Maximum brightness: 80 Lumens
One 3V CR 123A or two 1.5V AA ( Alkaline, Ni-MH, Lithium ) battery , inexpensive and widely available
4-hour working time
153mm (L) x 26mm (D) or 88mm (L)X26 mm(D)
Constructed of aircraft grade aluminum
Type II hard anodized finish, highly durable
80-gram weight
Waterproof
Toughened ultra clear glass lens with AR coating
Push-button tail cap switch
Colour: Black

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The flashlight box

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The FT02 CR123/AAA size compared to a normal AA battery

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Tailcap spring removed and AAA battery inserted

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Tailcap, spring and AAA battery

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FT02 with 2 AA battery extension tube

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FT02 2AA size compared with an AA battery

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Here are the beamshots taken using manual focus with fixed exposure. Please note that the pics are underexposed to show the actual comparison in beam size and brightness. An image of a normally seen beam using CR123/2AA is shown at the end. The beamshots were taken from a distance of 10 feet.

Beamshot of 2AA mini maglite

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Beamshot of FT02 with a single AAA battery

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Beamshot of FT02 with 2AA batteries, brightness is the same with a single 3V CR123 lithium.

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Beamshot of FT02 as seen at normal exposure.

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Runtime graph with 2AA and 1 CR123
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If you need any more details feel free to ask. I am in touch with the manufacturer on a regular basis so if any of you are interested in this light, let me know since I should be able to get you a good deal.

Bops


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:18 pm 
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Looks good and thanks for the write up.

What is the lens material - lexan, pyrex...

Is that 4 hours of regulated or diminishing output?

Wondering why the Surefire E20 with the KL1 3 watt Luxeon LED gives only 30 lumens and that too for 2hrs.30min. or 3 hours whilst you are getting more light for more time with this one.

Were the beamshots taken at 1 metre?

Have you been able to test distance illumination?

Rustam


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:29 pm 
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Hi Rustam,

As per the manufacturer specs the the lens is Toughened ultra clear glass lens with AR coating

I have added a runtime graph to the review.

I'm not sure about the output compared to the KL1 head since I don't have one.

The beam is very useful and is more of a flood than a spot. The beamshots were taken at 10 feet.

I haven't been able to test the torch in the outdoors where there is less ambient light compared to the city maybe you could borrow it for a couple of days and test it.

Bops


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:48 pm 
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IndianAngler wrote:
As per the manufacturer specs the the lens is Toughened ultra clear glass lens with AR coating


Sorry, missed this bit in the earlier post.

Having seen the runtime graph, I still prefer your Streamlight 4AA Propolymer Luxeon LED, especially with rechargeables.

Rustam


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Try tucking the SL 4AA into your pocket and i'm sure you'll see the light :D

Bops


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IndianAngler wrote:
Try tucking the SL 4AA into your pocket and i'm sure you'll see the light :D

Bops


I only EDC knives so pocket size doesn't matter.

When I do need a torch I always have my sleevless jacket on (you know the one) and that will easily accomodate the torch in question.

I am going to ask Asif to ask his friend to bring back one at the end of September. That's what I call a value for money torch and not the fancy stuff I have at the moment.

Rustam


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bops,
Can you pl give all of us on this forum one torch each , as we make your life so interesting and will continue to do so if we gt such nice presents from you.


Jokes aside...pl order one for me and i promise to pay.
Nice torch and nice price.


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Done DC. Will order one for you.

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IndianAngler wrote:
Done DC. Will order one for you.

Bops


Oi, stop brown nosing DC! He said one for each of us! However, since I am such a considerate chap, I will settle for the far cheaper Streamlight Pro Polymer 4AA Luxeon LED.

Many thanks. :wink:

Rustam :mrgreen:

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hotshot wrote:
Jokes aside...pl order one for me and i promise to pay.
Nice torch and nice price.


Brown Nosing? You got hopes mate. Mebbe you missed the last two lines in DC's mail.

Bops


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Touchy, touchy.... :roll:

:mrgreen:


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Rustam Bana wrote:
IndianAngler wrote:
Try tucking the SL 4AA into your pocket and i'm sure you'll see the light :D

Bops


I am going to ask Asif to ask his friend to bring back one at the end of September. That's what I call a value for money torch and not the fancy stuff I have at the moment.

Rustam


Its going to be the end of the year Rustam...please ask ! :oops: :cry:

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Hehehe... thanks Asif but I am okay for the moment.

Rustam


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Whatever happened to good ole Everready Commando .. and Bops with so man of your palm shots ..... i can read the lines and let you know your future mate ... fo rthe next 10 years

Nice torch though


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LOL :lol:


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Pat got me 3 of those LED headlamps available on Ebay, two worked well, one conked out the very first day (but i can fix that), but at 600 bucks a piece they were well worth it.
They fit a trifle tight around the head, with not much scope for adjustment, but i can live with that.

Have any of you guys tried electonic bite alarms for night fishing for mahseer ? Found them very sensitive, and reliable, only trouble is with all the moss floating around the river you tend to get false alarms, and one needs to be able to recognise them from the urgent sound of the alarm on a real take, or you could be off your starting blocks all night.

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And loose the chaplis Owen


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