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    Popcorn Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    I sometimes have trouble grasping the size of a light simply from the specs. For example, when I got my big Q-III I was surprised at how small it is, even though I already had the Q-III! So I was wondering if some with 2 cell lights would be willing to post some pics of their lights in their hand, open, closed, whatever you think best displays the size of the light. This might help me decide what to buy next. In general, I'm looking for the brightest light in the smallest form factor, multiple levels are a plus, but not absolutely necessary.
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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    A lot of lights once in hand are surprisingly small compared to seeing them in pictures. For a long time I thought some nice custom lights commonly seen here were much bigger than they actually are. And I had seen pics of them in hand and even next to other lights I knew. So pics can be deceiving and especially since hand sizes can vary a great deal. But I do think many of the comparison pics where you have several lights next to each other with some commonly known sizes can help a lot. The brightest light in the smallest form factor - hmmmm - Draco comes to mind, Orb Raw, NS and several other Orb made lights. I've got a Jil FluPic modded light that's right up there too in size/brightness. And the new HDS/Novatac will be right up there with many levels and features.
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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus Aurelius
    I sometimes have trouble grasping the size of a light simply from the specs....This might help me decide what to buy next.
    Something that works well for me:

    1. Look up length of light from specs.

    2. Use a pencil to put a mark on the edge of a piece of paper, then use a ruler to measure out a distance along the edge of the paper corresponding to the actual length of the light from its specs and put a second pencil mark.

    3. Bring up a pic of the light on your monitor and hold the marked paper edge flat to the screen along the long axis of the light.

    4. Use the increase/decrease size option of your browser or image viewer to match the length of light in pic to the marks on the paper.

    5. Hold your hand up flat to the monitor screen to compare to size of light.


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    wow, thats really helpful ringzero, thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to try this out.

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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus Aurelius
    I sometimes have trouble grasping the size of a light simply from the specs....
    When considering a flashlight for purchase, I cut a wooden dowel of the proper diameter to the same length as the light. I use the dowel as a mockup to test for fit in my hand and holsters.

    Here is one mockup I created before buying an Inova T1:


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    What kind of throw does that dowel have?

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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    Great idea parnass!

    Marcus Aurelius, here are a couple of my two cell lights.

    Wolf Eyes 6AX Sniper





    Inova X03




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    Quote Originally Posted by sejvaar
    What kind of throw does that dowel have?
    Depends on the material of the dowel, but I'd bet I could throw that one there about 80 meters

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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbler
    Depends on the material of the dowel, but I'd bet I could throw that one there about 80 meters
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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Dobbler
    Depends on the material of the dowel, but I'd bet I could throw that one there about 80 meters
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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    Thanks edc3. The wolf eyes light seems like a great size--this is a prime example of a light that, from a picture alone, I would have thought was much bigger. Anyone have pictures of the U2 clones from Kai/DX?
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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    Tri-Lux A3 head with RCR123 x1 body:



    Same head with 2xRCR123 body, compared to a 2D-mag-mod and MagCharger:



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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    Quote Originally Posted by parnass
    When considering a flashlight for purchase, I cut a wooden dowel of the proper diameter to the same length as the light. I use the dowel as a mockup to test for fit in my hand and holsters.

    Here is one mockup I created before buying an Inova T1:

    What, no tungsten bolt installed down the middle to simulate the correct weight too....c'mon Parnass!

    Just kidding with ya. That's an interesting idea.

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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    P3D



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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    It's a great size. It fits in my back pocket nicely. And with the D26 Cree lamp assembly, it packs some punch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus Aurelius
    Thanks edc3. The wolf eyes light seems like a great size--this is a prime example of a light that, from a picture alone, I would have thought was much bigger. Anyone have pictures of the U2 clones from Kai/DX?

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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    check here. they often have nice pics of lights in hand.
    http://www.brightguy.com/index.php

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    Ooo Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus Aurelius
    ... Anyone have pictures of the U2 clones from Kai/DX?
    This is the Eastward YJ from DealExtreme... (actually a 1 cell light (1x18650))







    Note: I have small hands...
    Last edited by KnOeFz; 04-23-2007 at 11:07 AM. Reason: 1 more pic

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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    Great pics everyone!
    Dexlight Digital XV (Cree); 3W Cree P4 CR123A; MDXL Cree P4 CR123A; Nuwai Q-III SSC P4 (USWOH), Big Q-III; Fennix L0D CE, L1P; Dorcy Super 1 Watt SSC P4 (USWOH), Metal Gear; Gerber Infinity Ultra (red); Streamlight Key-Mate; Mag 3AA LED

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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    I use Excel.

    Apple iMac.

    Setup on screen is exactly same size as printout on A4...

    ie 0.5cm on page column setup is 0.5cm when printed onto A4.

    Last edited by abvidledUK; 04-23-2007 at 06:29 PM.
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    Default Re: Request: pics of 2 cell lights in your hand

    Check out the reviews at The_LED_Museum. Craig almost always has a picture of his hand holding the flashlight.
    http://ledmuseum.home.att.net/menutop.htm
    He usually announces new reviews in the reviews subforum.
    http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=92842

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