Hi my friends!
it has been a while since i received:
filled with Shadow JM35 flashlights !
the Sticker says one is a Cree XHP50 LED – so the other has to be a Cree MT-G2 LED
(because that are all sold options)
inside the boxes could be twins
both had the same bubblefoilbag with the same things in it:
A spare lens and a red Oring, a lanyard and a user manual (i think…)
i pulled the lights out of their foam packaging and YAY!
just kidding! – the batterytube with the rear switch was taken from a JM30 😉
the JM35 DOES NOT have a rear klickie – it is operated only with the side e-switch.
lockout by turning the batterytube ½ turn is possible.
a short click brings LOW-MID-HIGH-LOW-MID…
long click to OFF from any level
always starts on LOW
i found no dico and ni visible PWM
BUT the XHP50 squeaks on low and mid – the MT-G2 is quiet…
some more pics…
on the left side MT-G2 – right side XHP50
using UV light shows the “warmer” tint of the MT-G2s phosphor
a look into the driver
unfortunately i did not manage to get it open…
at the end of the battery tube sits a thin spring
some reported they had to bridge them with wire to make the light work with protected cells – more later on that.
instead of the rear swiitch the JM35 has a plug (made from plastic)
battery tube is well done
as is the lubed threads
opened up the hot end
quite thick aluminium MCPCB
the side switch is well made also
also well done is the machining
the anodisation looks a bit shiny and slippery…but thats just my point of view…
the JM35 is a small light when it comes to lenght..
i like the feel of the JM30 better…
or a K40
but small can also be beautiful 😉
lets use them what the was made for…
for all my tests i used keeppower cells
the XHP50 10 cm in front of a wooden plank
i had to use darker settings to get the dark cross from the 4 dies on camera
but 30 cm away the cross is gone!
if you look carefully you see that the MT-G2 (on the right side) also has a doughnuthole
upwards, in front of my home cinema canvas
the setup i used for the beamshots
look me in the eye!
|224 lm||1052 lm||2080 lm||228 lm||1060 lm||1940 lm||80 lm||760 lm||2980 lm|
|0,33 A||1,85 A||5,3 A||0,36 A||1,92 A||5,2 A||0,075 A||0,84 A||4,71 A|
Amperes measured at the tailcap // my BudgetLightBox gives a bit high numbers…
both lights DID work with my protected keeppower 26650!
but with none of my protected 18650s!
unprotected 18650s worked IF thes are high Amps capable !
using a bad cell resulted in a massive voltage drop which caused the drawn Amps to rise !!
a Samsung ICR1865022E (pulled cell) dropped from 4,12V to 3.0V and was squeezed 6,7A
a Sony 18650VT pull dropped from 4,1V to 3,7V and delivered 5,1A
and so did a Samsung ICR1865022P…
when the batterytube is tightened and the Driver goes to “standby” a initial flash appears (too fast for my Ampmeter) which triggers weak protection circuits…
a unprotected cell and a eachine cell (resets the protection fast!)
other cells just shut off and had to be reactivated … (tried 4 different protected cells)
a bit too small for me tough – i have to grab the head also to hold it comfty
the need of “special cells” is mentioned at banggood – so have them prepared
word is that a bridged rear spring can make more cells to work
for that small ammount of money you get a lot of light – but you can see that its a cheap one
(but still better made than the JM30 was)
unfortunately i could not get a view of the driver (the lights will be given away so i can´t destroy them)
i will add outdoor beamshots asap
Tower is 60m (197ft) high and 130m (426ft) away
Sony NEX3 / ISO200 / 2sec / f5
Codes are ONLINE
works on XP-L and MT-G2 Version (extension tube IS included)
for SHADOW JM30 and JM35
and KEEPPOWER 4500mAh and 5200 26650 Batteri3s