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    Default Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    I am looking for advice/ Input as to the EDC between the Fenix P1D CE and the P2D RB100? I noticed the size is 2.8 inches long on the P1D CE and 3.1 on the P2D RB100. Would the difference in .3 inches be that much? I currently carry a Peirce M10 but want to upgrade a little. Thanks in advance for all suggestions and advice.
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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    The Rebel light is probably going to have a better tint. Plus the P2D has a clickie, while the P1D-CE has a twisty switch.
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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    For me P1D is even too short. I have two of them and they are great in your pocket but when you use them they tend to slip out of hand. P2D is surely easier to handle and has a much better U.I.

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    P2D Ce for sure. I am carrying one as EDC. It is almost too short to be handle comfortably. I used to have the P1D CE when it first come out. It was bright but I found it too difficult to handle. Short and twisty combination does not work well for me.

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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    I started with a P1D-CE, now I have a P2D-CE and I love it and find it perfect for EDC. I got one with a Q2 bin CREE, but try and get one with a Q5 bin or a Rebel 100lm. fenix-store.com has great service and provides a Q5 bin upgrade service if you're willing to spend the extra money to have it done.
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    I tried the P1D when at first, but didn't like it. Like kilovolt said, twistie+ short isn't good for my large hands, I like the P2D because it's a clickie.

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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    Thanks for the advice. I was interested to hear about the P1 and if people were happier with the P2D. I have ordered a P2D. Thanks again for the advice.
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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    Personally, I prefer to have a clicky, albeit a reverse, so the P2D rebel would be my choice. I really like my Cree P2D. Definitely worth the money.
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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    Quote Originally Posted by LukeA View Post
    The Rebel light is probably going to have a better tint. Plus the P2D has a clickie, while the P1D-CE has a twisty switch.
    Sorry, based on what do you make that assumption? Cree has shown that they are quite able to consistently manufacture LEDs that meet spec (and with less tint variance) whereas Lumileds has been falling short lately. If you have data I'd love to see it...
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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    I have both and my P2D-Q2 is much easier to hold!!
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    Too late now since you've ordered your light but I must come to the defence of the P1D CE.. I have it and have never had trouble holding it securely (yes I'm an adult with adult hands ) or turning it on or off one handed. Plus it clips to my belt loop while fitting in the fob pocket just below the loob. Great light.
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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    Never too late to get advice
    I would still have an interest in a P1D CE in the future and like to get some feedback about it.
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    Well I can't add much really but with a good battery it puts out amazing light for it's size and you're unlikely to need more modes than it has. Just imagine your P2D but smaller. Yes I believe the P1D is slightly less bright but I'd be surprised if anyone can tell the difference.

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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    I think the P1-CE is even better than the P1D-CE, despite (or because of) the lack of multimode. Yet another light to consider. You may like the simplicity.
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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    P2D-CE

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrot View Post
    I think the P1-CE is even better than the P1D-CE, despite (or because of) the lack of multimode. Yet another light to consider. You may like the simplicity.
    I could do without SOS (hopefelly) and strobe but I like the 21 hour low, especially as it's bright enough to be very usable... though given the option I'd keep them all just in case (and the strobe is pretty cool ).
    Then again it doesn't really add any complexity as you never have to use those options if you don't wan't to (twist it on to primary and back for off) and not having them doesn't save weight or size.
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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    It's smaller, too.
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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    Really? I could see any difference but then that was eyeballing pics I'd still got the P1D CE but each to his own
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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    It's over half a centimeter shorter and maybe 1mm thinner, just eyeballing them in my hands. My camera died so you'll have to look to other people to provide you pics.
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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    Ok so I went and picked up a P2D RB100. I think it is the perfect size for an EDC. I also picked up a P3D RB100 but it is a little too big to carry. I would think the P1D CE would be a little to small for me but I might just have to pick one up to compare

    Thanks everyone for their suggestions.

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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    When in doubt, one of each!
    I must admit of all the fenix lights, my favorites are the Q2 special editions - bright, beautiful beams, (textured reflectors), and a tint I like very much.
    P2D for general use with it's lower low setting, and the P1D for hiking with it's brighter low and max outputs. P3D for extended runtime and throw.

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    Default Re: Advice needed Fenix P1D CE or P2D for EDC

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyison05 View Post
    I tried the P1D when at first, but didn't like it. Like kilovolt said, twistie+ short isn't good for my large hands, I like the P2D because it's a clickie.
    i have a question, are you 12ft tall with hand the size of trashcans? lol How can you have a straight face and say that twist's are not good for large hands? it just impresses people even more when you get this little bitty thing "Whats that? a pencil sharpener?" and you reply "No this is your eyesight im holding" cant beat it

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    I have both and I like the P2D-CE much more. I really hate the P1D-CE auto mode switching when I was just trying to tighten or loosen the the damn light, due to the poor thread quality. On the other hand P2D-CE so far gave me zero problem. If you are looking for a small twisty, then it must be a single mode light IMHO
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    I've got a P1 and a P1D CE with a Leef body. Never did like the P1 twisty switch. The P1D CE with the original body has a much better feel than the P1 when it comes to the twisty switch. Adding the Leef body with a McClicky switch (positive clicky) makes it my perfect EDC (almost).
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