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Author: Stephen Knight

Flashlight Review: Fitorch MR35 (RGBW-UV)

Disclaimer The Fitorch MR35 flashlight was sent to me for an honest review by Banggood. No other payment was received for review, and I receive no commission from links or sales. Product page link  30% off discount code: MR35 Introduction Fitorch are a fairly new brand in the flashlight market. This review is of the Fitorch MR35 which is an 18650 based light, with a 1200 lumen cool white Cree XP-L emitter, red, green, blue (RGB), and ultraviolet (UV) LED emitters. Aside from the Cree XM-L RGBW based Ledlenser P7QC and T2QC, most RGBW lights just have rather dim...

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Battery Safety and Buying Guide

  The second of my buying guides looks at batteries, including li-ion safety. Part three will look at battery chargers. Alkalines and NiMH Most light painter’s first flashlights are based on non-rechargeable Alkaline (1.5V) batteries or rechargeable NiMH (1.2V) batteries. These come in AAA, AA, C, and D sizes. Compared to li-ion batteries, these are generally very safe, and easy to purchase. Alkaline batteries are widely available almost everywhere, but as they not rechargeable, they are quite wasteful. They also loose voltage faster the NiMH batteries, resulting in a faster drop in brightness in direct drive flashlights. Alkaline batteries...

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Flashlight buying guide

Buying a flashlight (torch) for light painting can be a bit of a minefield, especially for those new to the art. Whilst light painting is possible with even the cheapest $2 flashlight, for professional looking results, decent flashlights are an essential. This Flashlight buying guide looks at what options and features you need to consider when purchasing flashlights for light painting. Beam profile Flashlights can have a beam that varies between being a “flooder” (wide angle spill beam beam with less intense hotspot), and “thrower” (narrower spill beam and more intense hotspot). Many flashlights are somewhere in-between. The beam...

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