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  • GREAT module!!

    posted by kramer5150 on 08/19/2008
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    -Inexpensive

    -Simple User interface and easy to use.

    -Memory works GREAT to recall the last mode used.

    -Drops right into a SF-6P with GOOD heatsinking abilities.

    -Low mode is about 50 Lumens total output and extremely useful to extend run times and drop operating temperatures.

    -Med mode is also very useful, slightly less output then high but longer run times.

    -High is very similar to my 11836, but a less yellow color tint.

    -Color tint does not change with lower modes.

    -Runs great with RCR123 cells.

    Cons:

    -Ringy output against a white wall

    -SOS mode is useless and just gets in the way.

    -High gets very warm after 6-7 minutes.

    -Batteries can briefly disconnect from shock and impact, causing light to switch modes. Because if this, this module should NEVER be used as a firearm tactical light.

    -Doesn't have a ~15 Lumen Low-Low mode... something that can run for ~8 hours and not impair night vision.

    OtherThoughts:

    -Great module, once you memorize the mode sequence its easy to flip through modes. It really has extended the usefulness of my 6P. I LOVE the 50L low mode for close range applications, and the last mode memory makes it behave a lot more like a single mode than I would have previously thought.

    -Whiter tint than my 11836. I don't know if this is the case with all other 11836 modules, but mine has a nice ambient-light-like yellow tint. While the 14442 is a little colder and more on the blue side... without actually being blue.

    -Good regulation too.

    Bottomline:

    -Its a great module that has transformed my 6P by adding lower temperature / longer running low modes, without sacrificing the high output.

    -I dont loose any high output going form the 11836 to the 14442.

    -Satified completely

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