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Fandyfire UV-S5 lumens downgraded!

  • repard Saturday, January 26, 2013 7:20 PM Reply
    Well I waited 2wks and when I finally got my shipping confirmation I clicked on to double check everything was right. The first thing I noticed was that the lumens is now rated at 1800, not the original 3000 when I first ordered. I'm not going to change my order, but I just thought I'd let everyone know. Is this a more realistic rating? Also, I think this is now available in black (Sky Ray King) if I'm not mistaken. SKU: 186098. What's the difference between these two?SKU: 120679
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    post edited by repard on 1/26/2013 at 7:31 PM
  • repard Saturday, January 26, 2013 7:26 PM Reply
    So is the Sky ray king the same? SKU: 186098
  • gasbag11 Top 10 Forum Poster Saturday, January 26, 2013 7:48 PM Reply
    The UV-S5 is the same as it's always been, but now seems to have an honest lm. rating. This has happened before, and it usually goes back up to 3000 lm. after a while. ( it gets sheepish very mad). :)

    The Sky Ray is rated at 2800 mA, and if I remember correctly, sheepish said it's about 1200 lm.

    sheepish is like a flashlight (torch according to him) wizard, and tirelessly battles exaggerated lumen claims.

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    post edited by gasbag11 on 1/27/2013 at 8:05 AM
  • Prodfk Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:59 PM Reply
    Mine(FandyFire) was just shipped. Are both the Sky Ray King and FandyFire have the same brightness? Since one is a U2 and another a XML-T6? I am confused. Thanks!
  • gasbag11 Top 10 Forum Poster Sunday, January 27, 2013 7:10 AM Reply
    The XM-L U2 is only a tiny bit brighter than XM-L T6. But if you look at the circuitry of each light, the UV-S5 has 5000 mA. and the Sky Ray only 2800 mA. The UV-S5 is definitely brighter.

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    post edited by gasbag11 on 1/27/2013 at 8:06 AM
  • Prodfk Monday, January 28, 2013 2:23 AM Reply
    @gasbag11 Thanks! Another one, Does having more mA = brighter?
  • gasbag11 Top 10 Forum Poster Monday, January 28, 2013 8:22 AM Reply
    Prodfk; Not always. If two lights are identical except for the mA rating, the one with the higher rating should be brighter.

    With lights that are different, there are many variables and it gets a little complicated. (for me anyway). :)
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  • Prodfk Friday, February 01, 2013 3:56 AM Reply
    Hi. Is the the UV-S5 the best for its price range? Is there any other "best" flashlight within this price range?

    Thanks!
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    post edited by Prodfk on 2/1/2013 at 4:29 AM
  • gasbag11 Top 10 Forum Poster Friday, February 01, 2013 7:45 AM Reply
    Without knowing what you want to use it for, I can't say it's the best light for you.

    I can say it's worth the money. I can say that it's amazingly bright. It's well made, and I'm very happy with it. All the reviewers are happy with it also.

    If you're looking for a light like this, than I highly recommend it. :)

    edit; If you want a light with a lot of "wow" factor, this is it. So far, every person who has seen it, has said WOW. Including me. ")
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    post edited by gasbag11 on 2/1/2013 at 8:04 AM
  • Prodfk Friday, February 01, 2013 9:06 AM Reply
    I understand. I have also seen reviews on this one. I thought DX would have a same type in this price range. Thanks!

    Could the alternative of the UV-S5 be this?
    http://dx.com/p/trustfire-tr-j16-5-x-cree-xm-l-t6-4000lm-5-mode-memory-white-flashlight-black-2-3-x-18650-141619
    http://dx.com/p/tr-j12-cree-xm-l-t6-5-led-4500lm-5-mode-memory-white-light-flashlight-2-x-26650-3-x-18650-112817
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    post edited by Prodfk on 2/1/2013 at 9:08 AM
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