KillzoneFlashlights.com Hunting Light Flashlight Review

Preface

Occasionally I get a light that I ask for.  Sometimes I don’t…  Sometimes I ask for something just because it looks fun and awesome and like it also might get you shot by police, and I get sent this light for review.  This is a hunting light.  I’m no hunter.  It’s still neat and fun, and I can evaluate.  I hope the info here will be useful for hunters.  This light has so many options.  I tapped out just a little with regards to a leave-no-screw-unturned rigorous evaluation, but I hope there’s a reasonable amount of info here.

Also forgive me for a little bit of holiday cheer – I’ve saved this Red and Green light for my Christmas Light review!!  Merry Christmas!


Official Specs and Features

Versions

KillzoneFlashlights sells a number of hunting light kits.  There’s the Punisher Pro, Punisher Standard, Raptor Pro (this kit), and  Raptor Standard.  The lights and individual parts are also available in some form or fashion at KillzoneFlashlights, too.

Price and Coupon

This kit is going for $249.00 at KillzoneFlashlights at the time of this review.


Short Review

This is a massive kit of a light.  Everything you need, as far as I can tell, to be up and hunting pests.

Long Review

What’s Included

Longest list ever!  Basically see the photo – I am not sure the names for some of the mount options.

  • KillzoneFlashlights.com Raptor Hunting light, 2×18650 size
  • 1×18650 gun mount adapter tailcap
  • Two screw in emitter options (Red and Green)
  • EVVA 18650×2 (with plastic case)
  • XTAR MC2 2-bay charger
  • Long bezel (Short bezel included and mounted)
  • Screw on picatinny rail (two types)
  • Velcro mount
  • Thumb screw mount
  • Spare 18650 wrappers (2)
  • Allen wrenches (2)

Below, all the same items, but this time with the 1×18650 remote switch mounted.

Package and Manual

The Raptor ships in a large plastic case.

 

The case has a switch on both sides of the handle.

Both of these latches can hold a lock.  They are plastic, so only consider them a deterrent, at most.

All the parts live quite comfortably in the custom-cut foam inside the case.

Shown below are some detail shots.  I do actually have three screw in emitter options, but the third wouldn’t be included with the main kit, and was just included as a bonus for me to swap in a different emitter (it’s the one on the left above, with a white emitter that’s a little damaged).  I’ll swap something proper in to it later.

Build Quality and Disassembly

The build quality of this light is on par with a Convoy host.  I’m generally satisfied with Convoy lights, and this one’s similar.  It’s well built, and things work like they’re supposed to.

Shown below is the short bezel with the two-up 18650 configuration.  And notably this is a zoomie; below the zoom is fully “in” (the shortest setting).

Below is the same configuration but with the zoomie out.

The tail of the regular switch is just a brass button.  It’s springy though, and has quite a bit of fairly stiff travel, just like it should be on this weapon light.

My one complaint, and it’s really just a preference thing, is that the threads for the 18650 extension are so long.  It takes a ton of twisting to separate these parts.  Of course the remote switch takes a ton of twisting, but fortunately the remote cable doesn’t have to get in the way; it’s removable.  So remove the cord part, screw the cap on, then reattach the remote switch.  Interestingly it’s a screw-down barrel connector.

The pills are also screw in; not “drop ins” like a P60 light would be.  Also yes, I tried to screw the pill directly into the tailcap, because that’s what I do.  No it won’t fit. 😛  So no running this light off a coin cell.  😀

Also a thing to note about swapping the pills.  Seen below, the light is zoomed fully.  If you try to swap the pill and can’t really access the one that’s in there, just zoom the light in the other direction and it’ll be exposed as much as it is below.  That are is highly lubed with very thick lube; try your best to leave that lube untouched.  Notice that these pills are completely brass, and should transfer heat to the aluminum body well.

The two weapon light pills (that you’d get) are potted, which is a very nice touch.  The emitter sits in a depression, so even if you store them in a very wrong way (face down), the emitter should be protected decently.

Merry Christmas!

Size and Comps

There are too many options here for size numbers.  There’s 1×18650, 2×18650, zoomed in, zoomed out, short bezel, long bezel….

All told, this is a quite long light.  The reflector is big, and due in part to the gigantic bit of glass for the aspheric, it’s not a light light.

Retention and Carry

There are many options for attaching this light to things.  There’s a velcro attachment:

There’s a rail mount with a thumbscrew:

There’s a different type of mount with a thumbscrew.  Basically like the velcro, but screwed down:

And a more permanent Picatinny rail attachment.

Power and Runtime

KillzoneFlashlights.com includes two cell for this light.  They’re brand name, EVVA 18650s.  I tested those cells independently here.  Great cells, and it’s good for KillzoneFlashlights to include them, since they need to be married when used in series like this.  Because of that, I’d recommend using a separate cell when using this light in the 1-up configuration.

Since the light has springs on both ends (button spring on tail, and actual spring on head end), any type cell should work fine, if they’re long enough.

Output for these two setups is the same, so don’t plan on using one or the other for better throw our more lumens.

Also included is an XTAR MC2 charger.  I didn’t test this charger per bay.  But I did charge both cells at once and log the charger from the USB source.  That’s sort of a generic way to test this charger, but probably the way most people will use it, so more relevant for most users I’d think

I did only one runtime for each color.  I am not sure what level of sensitivity my lux meter has for primary color lumens, so don’t really regard the Lumens scale.  Especially when compared to the throw values, it’s clear that it’s bright enough, whatever the actual brightness is.

I flubbed the temp on that one just a little bit, but I have no doubt the temp with Green is close enough to the temp with Red, seen below.

Outputs for both are very stable throughout the whole runtime.  They’re not driven all that hard, but still throw well.  There is very visible PWM on low, moderately visible PWM on Medium, and I can’t visibly detect PWM on high.

As stated, an XTAR charger is included.  It’s powered by a micro-USB plug.

A cable is included – USB to micro-USB.

Chargetime looks exactly like it should.  CC phase is nice at just over 1A.  That’s not fast charging when split over 2 cells, but it’s reasonably acceptable for overnight type charging.

 

User Interface and Operation

There are two switch options included.  One is the mechanical reverse clicky, and a remote (cable attached) mechanical reverse clicky.

Here’s a UI table!

State Action Result
Off Click On (Low)
On Half Click Mode advance (LMH)
On Click Off

The UI between both emitter colors is the same.  The UI is uncomplicated.

Modes and Currents

 

Mode Mode Claimed Output (lm) Claimed Runtime Tailcap Amps Watts
Red High @8.4V/4.2V 0.72/1.53 ~6.5
Red Med @8.4V/4.2V 0.34/0.74 ~3.0
Red Low @8.4V/4.2V 0.13/0.28 ~1.0
Green High @8.4V/4.2V 0.71/1.53 ~6.5
Green Medium @8.4V/4.2V 0.35/0.69 ~3.0
Green Low @8.4V/4.2V 0.14/0.24 ~1.0

LED and Beam

Neither color emitter is named.  Just “Red” and “Green.”  That’s probably enough to be honest; both perform to their name well.

I think I’ve got all the beam options represented below.  They’re in this order:  Short bezel flood.  Short bezel zoom.  Long bezel flood.  Long bezel zoom.

Short bezel flood: Red.

Short bezel zoom: Red.

Long bezel flood: Red.

Long bezel zoom: Red.

Short bezel flood: Green.

Short bezel zoom: Green.

Long bezel flood: Green.

Long bezel zoom: Green.

I think the difference in the long bezel and short bezel is minimal to nearly indistinguishable.  There could be some other hunting related need for these that I just don’t know, however.

Tint vs BLF-348 (Killzone 219b version)

Not really a relevant section, but hey why not.

The Big Table

KillzoneFlashlights.com Raptor Pro Kit
Emitter: Red
Cell: 18650×2
Runtime Chargetime
LVP? Yes
Power off Charge Port with no Cell?
Claimed Lumens (lm)
Measured Lumens (at 30s)
Claimed Throw (m) 352+
Throw (Calculated) (m) 712.9
Candela (Calculated) in cd (at 30s) 3810lux @ 5.775m = 127066cd
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KillzoneFlashlights.com Raptor Pro Kit
Emitter: Green
Cell: 18650×2
Runtime Chargetime
LVP? Yes
Power off Charge Port with no Cell?
Claimed Lumens (lm)
Measured Lumens (at 30s)
Claimed Throw (m) 352+
Throw (Calculated) (m) 718.7
Candela (Calculated) in cd (at 30s) 3810lux @ 5.822m = 129143cd
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Conclusion

What I like

  • Tons of options
  • Complete set of parts needed
  • Remote switch
  • One of the better built zoomies I’ve handled.  In fact the best!
  • Voltage support up to at least 8.4V (ie two Li-Ion cells).

What I don’t like

  • Cost

There’s actually not much to not like about this light.  Zoomed in as tight as possible, of course you have to accept for >700m of red or green throw.  (And that far out, will it really matter?)


Up Next

I have an XTAR dive light for this week, and another small Fenix on deck.  I have the button top version of the 14500 flat top I just tested, and probably a charger later in the week.  That’s big expectations for Christmas week, so….. we’ll see. 🙂

Notes

  • This light was provided by KillzoneFlashlights.com for review. I was not paid to write this review.
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