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Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud] #4521844 09/21/17 03:37 AM
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I just got a nitecore NU20
http://flashlight.nitecore.com/ILLUMINATION/NU/NU20/
It's very lightweight, with built-in lithium battery.
My favourite thus far, for working at night.

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kb27, that looks like a useful light. It's certainly more secure than me attaching my OTR M3 to the visor of my baseball cap. smile


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Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud] #4534021 10/04/17 04:34 PM
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This came in last week... C8 XPL-HI 3A. It has an even longer beam distance than my Haikelite MT02, and weighs less than half of MT02, so it's much easier to carry around.



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Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud] #4537728 10/09/17 07:39 AM
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c8.
a classic from a good mfr.
good choice.
i own several of those.
mine all have nichia 219 hi cri but one.
and i have one here ready for it when i fire up my rework station.

Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: kc8adu] #4537879 10/09/17 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted By: kc8adu
mine all have nichia 219 hi cri but one.

Nice. I wouldn't mind picking up an inexpensive light with Nichia 219C in it, for photography purposes.


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Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Quattro Pete] #4555703 10/26/17 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
I wouldn't mind picking up an inexpensive light with Nichia 219C in it,

Ended up with this one...



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Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Quattro Pete] #4556517 10/27/17 06:37 PM
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Nice QP...how do you like it?

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Haven't had a chance to use it much yet. Build quality seems nice. The clicker has a very nice firm action... kind of like a regular pen. Beam pattern is very even... no apparent hot spot, which is what I wanted.


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Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Quattro Pete] #4557459 10/28/17 05:01 PM
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Might have something to do with being in purchasing since the age of 14 and being director of purchasing for the largest RV company in the U.S. Suppope??

OK, but what are your purchasing criteria? If your only requirement is that it "provides light," then you should just buy a box of matches. smile



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Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: wrcsixeight] #4557504 10/28/17 05:47 PM
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The failure is internal to the light. When It fails it will put out 1 lumen or perhaps 5 lumens. I can leave it on in such a state and several hours later it will goto a higher brightness level and work perfectly for X amount of time, then cut out again


I would check with the manufacture to see if it powers down to prevent overheating. Some lights can get pretty hot.

Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud] #4558037 10/29/17 06:00 AM
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Been following this for a while now and decided I want to get one that runs on a single 18650. Long story short I have a cheap LED/pointer light that a guy give me that runs on AAA and works ok but would like one a little brighter. I while back I bought a bunch of Vape stuff from a guy for cheap and there were three green Samsung INR18650-25R included along with a NiteCore-D4 charger so I figure I might as well have a flashlight that I can use these with instead of throwing AAA in the garbage, plus I don't own anything else that uses AAA.

Out of all the ones talked about here I like the Convoy S2+, it's exactly the size I would like to have so I looked at amazon and found one but not sure if it's the same as what I've seen posted here. Less than $20 with prime.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M083KDK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3PPOIMKVCJBO8&psc=1

What do you think, will this one be ok for using around the house or would you suggest ordering one from some where else?


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Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud] #4558083 10/29/17 07:49 AM
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Duffy, the one you linked to has 3x7135 driver... not bad, but the weakest of all Convoys.

If you insist on ordering from US, then get it from mtn electronics...
http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=80&product_id=582

This one is 6x7135, and you can choose your preferred tint color. I prefer 3B (neutral white) personally. In addition to tint color choice, they have other body colors available, too.

Also, these have the older XML2 LED which has a floody beam pattern, and old UI (2 groups only). If you prefer more of a hot spot/more throwy beam pattern then you want the XPL HI LED. There is also a new biscotti UI (12 modes) with many more different output options available if you order from Convoy China directly.

Ive got two S2+ lights... one has xml2, and the other has xpl hi led... they are quite different, so it really depends on what you want. The xml2 is nice for walking at night or for indoors to light up a wide area at a shorter distance. The xpl hi can reach a lot further due to a more pronounced hotspot. Both are very nice lights.




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Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud] #4558551 10/29/17 04:47 PM
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Thanks QP, I ordered the blue one you linked to. They only had it in the cool white but for what I need it for and the little I use a flash light I'm sure it will work.


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Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud] #4558562 10/29/17 05:02 PM
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Sorry about that. I should have checked availability before posting.

Let us know how you like it when you get it. I run mine in group 1 to avoid the blinky modes.


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Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Quattro Pete] #4562818 11/03/17 09:08 AM
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My S2+ came yesterday so I had a chance to play around with a bit last night and this is a solid little light and way brighter than I imagined. The button is smooth and works just as described and it just feels well made, should last a long time if I can keep it from growing legs.

And your right QP, best to keep it in group one to avoid blinky modes.


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