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post #646 of 804
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Originally Posted by wolfen68 View Post

Well, after research I'm going to try an Eagletac D25C and a LumaPower IncenDio V3U XM-L T5 Limited Edition.  My preference goes in my pocket and the other goes in my wife's purse to replace her aged maglite solitaire. 
 



If you don't like the Incendio, I can always buy it off you :)

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If you don't like the Incendio, I can always buy it off you :)



 I got the D25C and the Incendio and must say I am very impressed.  The D25c has nearly all the throw and power of my MKII in a package 1/3 the size.  The UI is easy to use and it is a joy in the pocket due to it's small size.  My ONLY complaint is that if you push on the twisty  head while it is off, it can activate momentarily unless you back it off a couple of additional threads. 

 

On the other hand, the Incendio is not apparently as bright (despite it's much higher lumen rating) and is a more limited thrower...but it has a wonderful floody beam with a very warm pleasant tint.  

 

My wife wants to know which one she gets...the current answer is neither :)

 

  


Edited by wolfen68 - 11/17/11 at 10:57am
post #648 of 804

Wolfen... are you using RCR123's?


The Incendio is actually a boost current light only I think. So it'll regulates voltage as the batteries go down. But it's not a buck current which tones down the light. If you use 3.7V RCR123 in the indendio, you'll get the full brightness.

 

The ergos and machining of the Incendio followed by the great customer service from Ricky at Lumapower makes it one of my favorite lights on the market. 

post #649 of 804
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

Wolfen... are you using RCR123's?


The Incendio is actually a boost current light only I think. So it'll regulates voltage as the batteries go down. But it's not a buck current which tones down the light. If you use 3.7V RCR123 in the indendio, you'll get the full brightness.

 

The ergos and machining of the Incendio followed by the great customer service from Ricky at Lumapower makes it one of my favorite lights on the market. 


I'm only using primary CR123's.  Any recommendations on a high quality RCR123 and charger? 
 

 

post #650 of 804
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Originally Posted by wolfen68 View Post


I'm only using primary CR123's.  Any recommendations on a high quality RCR123 and charger? 
 

 



Um if you have money to blow... use AW CR123's. Those are the best quality just because of their longevity, low heat discharge, reliability, and capacity despite ratings. 

 

I use Ultrafires... but I don't count on my light to save my life. I've had my circuit protection kick in straight off the charger once or twice that would make me shudder if I needed this to save my life. It hasn't happened ever since and to be fair I think it's recommended to put the batteries through a couple cycles before you start depending on them. But yeah for the money I can get twice as many Ultrafires and just reload my flashlight when I'm out and about... but those AW's are awesome for sure though.

post #651 of 804

Hey guys I need a few opinions. I have an Eagletac T20C2 MarkII XML flashlight I got a few months ago. This thing is a beast I love it and have no issues with it. But I would like something a bit smaller for everyday carry and leave my Eagletac in my EDC backpack. I was thinking a 4Sevens Quark minix. I have heard good things about these flashlights and they are small and take CR123 batteries, which is a must. I am also not sure what is the difference between the mini 123 and the minix 123 then just a few lumens. Which one would you prefer? The one thing I don't like about this flashlight is I wish it had a clicker thing for operating than twisting the head ( sorry for the improper terminology). So do you think the Quark mini is good or should I look elsewhere. Whatever I choose it has to take CR123, and be like the size of the mini for edc.

 

I also have another non flashlight question that I will ask in here because I figure some of you also have knowledge in Multi Tools. I am in the market for my first multi tool and have done some research but not as much as I need to yet. I want something with a great set of pliers and a great set of scissors, everything else is important but the pliers and scissors is what I'm most interested in. I would also like a screwdriver, bottle opener, blade etc but those are all secondary. A blade on a multi tool is not too important I have a bunch of great knives. Size is not an issue and price is not really an issue but I would like to keep it under $100. Can I get any recommendations for this also?

post #652 of 804

I do not like the 4Sevens mini's... twist operation is NOT worth saving like an inch off the overall length.

 

If you need a small light... the Lumintop L1C is great... comes with a nice clip as well to clip on to your gear. I like the regular Quarks too (they're much smaller than you think) but the clip is oriented the wrong way on those due to the length.

 

Another great small light is the Lumapower Incendio which as already been discussed.

 

 

The only multitool I use is my Strider SnG haha. Um you're going to want to buy a Leatherman or a Swiss tool... the latter is more expensive for obvious reasons but just buy the leatherman you want to carry, I can't tell you what is too big or too heavy, or how strong you want your pliers to be....

 

SOG MT's are some pretty serious MT's as well, I don't like their folders but their multi's are really nice.

post #653 of 804

OK thanks for the recommendations, I will be sure to check those out. What are your thoughts about the Fenix PD10 or the PD20? I like the size of them and the clip seems to be of great quality.

 

As for a Multi-tool I'm pretty much set on a Leatherman Charge AL ( http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-830668-Charge-Leather-Sheath/dp/B000LG9N7Y/ref=sr_1_20?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1322095001&sr=1-20 ) because it seems to be the best bet between the wave and charge tti.

post #654 of 804

Got my little Maratac AAA full copper last night, nice little light.  Pretty damn bright with a Sanyo Eneloop standard AAA for it's size.  Smaller than a chapstick tube and thinner, obviously feels pretty solid since it is full copper which is nice.  Needed a light lube on the threads but seals well and comes with extra o-rings and a handful of various pocket clips.

post #655 of 804
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OK thanks for the recommendations, I will be sure to check those out. What are your thoughts about the Fenix PD10 or the PD20? I like the size of them and the clip seems to be of great quality.

 

As for a Multi-tool I'm pretty much set on a Leatherman Charge AL ( http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-830668-Charge-Leather-Sheath/dp/B000LG9N7Y/ref=sr_1_20?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1322095001&sr=1-20 ) because it seems to be the best bet between the wave and charge tti.



I was going to chime in that the Leatherman Charge Ti is the cat's meow.  It makes my old leatherman Wave look like a toy.  I can't recall if the AL is the same without the titanium.

 

post #656 of 804
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Originally Posted by jronan2 View Post

OK thanks for the recommendations, I will be sure to check those out. What are your thoughts about the Fenix PD10 or the PD20? I like the size of them and the clip seems to be of great quality.

 

As for a Multi-tool I'm pretty much set on a Leatherman Charge AL ( http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-830668-Charge-Leather-Sheath/dp/B000LG9N7Y/ref=sr_1_20?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1322095001&sr=1-20 ) because it seems to be the best bet between the wave and charge tti.



PD20 just because it's better :)

 

I don't like Fenix lights because they've never been majorly friendly with rechargies.

 

Check out the

Lumintop L1C,

Lumapower V3U Incendio (can be upgraded with 1" head and tube extender to take 18650's which have like 3x the capacity of 1 RCR123)

Jetbeam BC20 

 

All three represent the best value for money for different reasons. I prefer the BC20 for it's 2-mode simplicity, the V3U for it's upgradeability and just the looks, L1C is a mix of both, the clip is solid, and it's still quite an attractive light! 

 

Run the V3U with a 3.6volt 16340 (rechargeable CR123 or RCR123) for higher output! 

post #657 of 804
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

Check out the

Lumintop L1C,

Lumapower V3U Incendio (can be upgraded with 1" head and tube extender to take 18650's which have like 3x the capacity of 1 RCR123)

Jetbeam BC20 

 

All three represent the best value for money for different reasons. I prefer the BC20 for it's 2-mode simplicity, the V3U for it's upgradeability and just the looks, L1C is a mix of both, the clip is solid, and it's still quite an attractive light! 

 

Run the V3U with a 3.6volt 16340 (rechargeable CR123 or RCR123) for higher output! 


I have the BA10, and I do not really like the build quality... Especially the switch feels like it's going to break.

 

post #658 of 804
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I have the BA10, and I do not really like the build quality... Especially the switch feels like it's going to break.

 



I had the 2cell BC series light and I thought it was fairly good.. mind you it's like a 30-ish dollar light.. Jetbeams are usually rock solid in performance aren't they?

post #659 of 804

After much searching, I'm back to square one.

 

As I understand it, the main drawbacks of the LED Lenser P7/T7 are that is uses a superseded LED, is not hugely bright and does not have constant current circuitry. However, I know that there's more to the output than the stated lumens figure; I don't know how well it does in that regard.

 

Thing is, while I keep reading that it's not a great value torch, I haven't found anything that looks better at the price (< £35).

 

After searching, I'm prepared to relax the AA/AAA and adjustable constraints. I would prefer an (AA/AAA + other) hybrid but would consider 'other' only, provided batteries and chargers are available at a reasonable price (in relation to cost of the torch). Again, the spot/flood isn't a must, assuming the beam is good. I relying on your judgment as to whether it beats the P7/T7.

 

A 'low' mode to conserve power would be nice.

 

What can you recommend in the UK?

 

TIA.

post #660 of 804
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Originally Posted by anoobis View Post

After much searching, I'm back to square one.

 

As I understand it, the main drawbacks of the LED Lenser P7/T7 are that is uses a superseded LED, is not hugely bright and does not have constant current circuitry. However, I know that there's more to the output than the stated lumens figure; I don't know how well it does in that regard.

 

Thing is, while I keep reading that it's not a great value torch, I haven't found anything that looks better at the price (< £35).

 

After searching, I'm prepared to relax the AA/AAA and adjustable constraints. I would prefer an (AA/AAA + other) hybrid but would consider 'other' only, provided batteries and chargers are available at a reasonable price (in relation to cost of the torch). Again, the spot/flood isn't a must, assuming the beam is good. I relying on your judgment as to whether it beats the P7/T7.

 

A 'low' mode to conserve power would be nice.

 

What can you recommend in the UK?

 

TIA.



Buy a Fenix LD20, it's compact, just as bright as the P7, and in my opinion it has a much better quality. 

 

I have the ledlenser M7, and I find the beam profile just useless, quality is poor (plastic lens, not waterproof) and at that size I'd rather go with a 2xCR123 light. I don't think that there is more output than stated, my M7 doesn't seem brighter than the LD20. To be more fair I think the M7 should be compared to something like the TK12.

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