This thread is the split-off discussion about the WarriorII from this groupbuy:
Oh my. My warrior II just showed up. I plugged it in the charge and in
10 minutes it was ready (it must have been charged already).
Cheers to RR for a quick ship!
The warrior II has the vented holes in the head. It's been running 15 minutes
so far and it's pretty hot. Not just the head but the entire body.
Very nice size - length actually. it's a bit thick. significantly thicker than
a D mag. Reflector is nicely sputtered. clear o-rings everywhere - I suspect
The beam - it's very similar to the 10w solarc. The characteristic pink and
blue rings. Focus is adjustable so you just have to work it to mix the two.
However, my bulb is about 3mm off center and the best I can do is match
the pink and blue as much as possible. I have two circles, pink and blue
slightly off center. (those of you have have solarc 10w HID's know what I'm
talking about) Anyway, a bit disappointing.
Compared to a 10w hid, it's noticably brighter. Less than the costco 35w
in total output. It's quite a lot of light in such a small package.
I just noticed that every now and then the HID will flicker. Kind of annoying.
Finish. I examined the entire exterior carefully when I received. There are
about half a dozen nicks and gashes. Two of which have bare aluminum.
Some QC work needed. But over it's pretty solid. The finish is not mag
shiney and yet not exactly matte. I believe it can be HA. I haven't done
the scratch test yet, but that still doesn't tell you much. Oop.. it's flickering
again. It's realy annoying.
20 minutes elapsed. It's been sitting on the table tailstand. I can't pick
it up now... it's too hot. Ambient temp is 73deg.
I'm going to finish the runtime and take some pictures and report back