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https://www.klaruslight.com/Products/RSeries/708.html

Uh oh- there's a sale: https://klaruslightstore.com/p...remium-model-10000lm

So, apparently, one of these showed up in 2017 in a Tom Cruise movie. I just love the look of it and I can understand how it ended up on screen- very photogenic.

I was watching a PBS show (Secrets of the Dead, a pretty cool series) and they had one of these lights. I can see how this would be a caver's delight. On ultra-low setting, this thing will run for 18 days.
 
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Pretty cool; however, if I may be allowed to counter:

https://www.fenixlighting.com/...shlight-12000-lumens
Also on sale and a bit more portable. I have one of these and it's absolutely ridiculous how much it illuminates.



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I own the Fenix flashlight above… And while it is amazingly bright and versatile, the thumb switch makes it nearly useless. Frown





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The form factor of the Klarus is what I find attractive. The lumens competition doesn't interest me.
 
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$280, that's great, considering many WMLs that cost more.


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Am I remembering correctly, Boss, weren’t you just looking for an EDC powered by a AAA battery?
Would this be an example of mission creep?
 
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Thanks for the heads up, looks great and 10,000 lumens is extremely bright. $280 bucks, that is a nice price...




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If you like the form factor there is also the JetBeam T8, although I'm partial to Klarus.

 
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Cool looking and impressive specs.

Forgive me if I'm being too literal, but I don't see 18 days run time anywhere though. Is it in some fine print that I didn't scroll far enough to read?
 
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Neat looking light. Thanks for posting this. I might just have to get one for Christmas.




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Can't figure a way to mount it on a P365 rail Frown



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Can't figure a way to mount it on a P365 rail Frown


I think you mount the 365 to the Klarus.


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I have two Fenix PD 35 I believe. 1000 lumens. Recently I decided to replace the battery’s in my two mag lights. One took C and the other D batteries. After replacing the batteries, I compared them to my Fenix lights. Then I removed the batteries and threw the mag lights away!
Can’t imagine 10,000 lumens.


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That's a DAMN Nice looking light!

I looks like it's made out of Aluminum (and it is), but surprisingly nowhere on their website could I find that info. Two video reviews and visits to two other websites later, I confirmed that it is indeed AL. The RS80'GT' (updated version of the RS80) comes with a nicer 'Pelican-like Case' and also has also has sealing plugs on the USB charging port(s) to achieve the IPX7 rating. The previous version had a hinged battery door, as well as a more screwed together design.

Of course, now I want need an RS80GT... Wink


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Forgive me if I'm being too literal, but I don't see 18 days run time anywhere though. Is it in some fine print that I didn't scroll far enough to read?
I saw that spec while researching ths light, but now I can't find it.

Apparently, though, it's incorrect anyway. From Klarus:

1 (10000 lumens) - 1.5 hours runtime
2 (3000 lumens) -3 hours runtime
3 (1000 lumens) - 8.5 hours runtime
4 (500 lumens) - 16 hours runtime
5 (100 lumens) - 84 hours runtime
6 (30lumens) - 135 hours runtime
Table Lamp (100lumens) - 80 hours runtime
Strobe (10000 lumens) - 3 hours runtime
SOS (500 lumens) - 48 hour runtime

The maximum runtime is listed as 135 hours @ 30 lumens. That's about five and a half days.

Also, 80 hours as a 100 lumen "table lamp". That's the little sidelight on this nifty thing.

 
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It reminds me of those old lantern/flashlights that ran on the big square alkaline with the springs on top. I like it.
 
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Yes. I was trying to think what it reminded me of.


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Originally posted by apprentice:
Forgive me if I'm being too literal, but I don't see 18 days run time anywhere though. Is it in some fine print that I didn't scroll far enough to read?
I saw that spec while researching ths light, but now I can't find it.

Apparently, though, it's incorrect anyway. From Klarus:

1 (10000 lumens) - 1.5 hours runtime
2 (3000 lumens) -3 hours runtime
3 (1000 lumens) - 8.5 hours runtime
4 (500 lumens) - 16 hours runtime
5 (100 lumens) - 84 hours runtime
6 (30lumens) - 135 hours runtime
Table Lamp (100lumens) - 80 hours runtime
Strobe (10000 lumens) - 3 hours runtime
SOS (500 lumens) - 48 hour runtime

The maximum runtime is listed as 135 hours @ 30 lumens. That's about five and a half days.

Also, 80 hours as a 100 lumen "table lamp". That's the little sidelight on this nifty thing.

At 4:55, the following video review of the 'RS80' (previous version) quotes from the product documentation, and indicates a battery life/runtime @ 7 Lumens of 430 hours (17.9 Days!). Not sure, but it would seem that level output isn't even a selection on the RS80GT though... Wink



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That does look very interesting. I’d like to get my hands on one to try it out because it is so different.


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Saying it will “easily light up a football field” qualifies it as a WML. Weapon of Mass Light.
 
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