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  • Bright but simple

    posted by JohnJackGit on 01/06/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    Bright and tight-focused.
    Has a clip, very convenient to carry in a pocket, bezel-down position.
    Sturdy construction thought very lightweight.
    Knurling is not aggressive, just enough for good grip.
    Two useful modes, one useless. Hi is VERY bright, and Lo is very, err, low. Strobe is a strobe, but there is only one strobe, I can live with it.
    Has memory. For light with more modes it would be a con, but here it is acceptable and even sometimes useful. I carry my light in Lo mode, and it takes only two clicks to get Hi, just like in perfect Lo-Mid-Hi order, just without Mid mode.

    Cons:

    It is NOT regulated. Just direct-drive with PWM for Lo and Strobe modes. No buck driver, nor linear stabilization.
    No thermal path from module to body due to two-part head design.
    Threads are small and prone to cross-threading.
    Switch is stiff and has some play. I will change it to GITD anyway.

    OtherThoughts:

    Current draw is as high as 1600 mA in high mode. It drops to ~700 mA on near-empty cell.
    At Lo current draw is 60-55 mA that gives guesstimate 40 hours runtime, not bad.
    Clip is just screwed to body, so it's removable if you seal screw holes after.

    Bottomline:

    May be good for tacticool use, but is not best for EDC. It costs it's price but it really needs some driver swap.

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