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    Default LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Hi folks

    Im owner of a Fenix P1, a Jetbeam Mk2, a Mk2X, a C-LE and a Rexlight 2.0. Now I want to buy a smaller light for EDC. My favourite lights are the Mk2 and the Mk2X, but especially the UI from the Mk2X is too complicated/changing into advanced from low is not good.

    Now I would like to buy a Liteflux LF2, but Im not shure which one: the Cree- or the SSC-version? I didnt find any comparison to e.g. the Mk2X. Is there a thread comparing them? Or a thread (with pics) comparing the beam from the LF2-Cree with the LF2-SSC?


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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    I have recently chosen the SSC P4 version because I believe that a very small light like this one is more useful with a flloody beam. The other version has a typical CREE beam which I don't like too much. But this is purely a matter of personal taste.
    I have replaced Fenix L0D Rb80 as my pocket light and I am happy.


    Have you looked at these two reviews?

    http://www.cpfreviews.com/LightFlux-LF2-Cree.php

    http://www.cpfreviews.com/LightFlux-LF2-SSCP4.php

    In the first one you will find a beam comparison.



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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Thank you!

    Do I see right - less runtime with SSC LED?
    Last edited by naturelle; 11-03-2007 at 05:25 PM.

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kilovolt View Post
    I have recently chosen the SSC P4 version because I believe that a very small light like this one is more useful with a flloody beam. The other version has a typical CREE beam which I don't like too much. But this is purely a matter of personal taste.
    I have replaced Fenix L0D Rb80 as my pocket light and I am happy.


    Have you looked at these two reviews?

    http://www.cpfreviews.com/LiteFlux-LF2-Cree.php

    http://www.cpfreviews.com/LiteFlux-LF2-SSCP4.php

    In the first one you will find a beam comparison.


    Thanks KV

    Just updated the links as I noticed that the spelling of LiteFlux was wrong when i had posted review earlier. I have just corrected the pages with the new Links

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by naturelle View Post
    Thank you!

    Do I see right - less runtime with SSC LED?
    The runtimes are almost identical, but yes, LF2 Cree does have a 3-4 minutes advantage

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by ViReN View Post
    Thanks KV

    Just updated the links as I noticed that the spelling of LiteFlux was wrong when i had posted review earlier. I have just corrected the pages with the new Links

    Ooooooops......

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kilovolt View Post
    Ooooooops......
    Noooo... actually it was my mistake when i had posted review.... i had indeed posted it as LightFlux.... but it was only after your post.. I realized that I had posted the name wrongly in first place....

    so I just corrected it and updated in this post

    Thanks Once again KV

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Hi ViReN,

    your reviews are very nice, thanks a lot!

    But when you say "The runtimes are almost identical, but yes, LF2 Cree does have a 3-4 minutes advantage" it seems that I do not understand them correctly:

    [...]
    Ahhh, wait, I see the problem:
    the the chart with the runtime-comparison is distracting:
    the SSC has got the sequence "Alk NiMH Li-Ion", while the Cree has got the sequence "NiMH Alk Li-Ion". I think it would be better if you could change this.
    And - could the sequence in Total output be a mistake? On SSC the output with NiMH is higher than with Alk, on Cree the output with NiMH is less than with Alk.
    Hmm.

    In summary, the chart "Batteries Supported, Output & Runtime" is distracting me.


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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by naturelle View Post
    Hi ViReN,

    your reviews are very nice, thanks a lot!

    But when you say "The runtimes are almost identical, but yes, LF2 Cree does have a 3-4 minutes advantage" it seems that I do not understand them correctly:

    [...]
    Ahhh, wait, I see the problem:
    the the chart with the runtime-comparison is distracting:
    the SSC has got the sequence "Alk NiMH Li-Ion", while the Cree has got the sequence "NiMH Alk Li-Ion". I think it would be better if you could change this.
    And - could the sequence in Total output be a mistake? On SSC the output with NiMH is higher than with Alk, on Cree the output with NiMH is less than with Alk.
    Hmm.

    In summary, the chart "Batteries Supported, Output & Runtime" is distracting me.


    Dirk
    Dear Dirk,

    At this moment the i have sorted the results in ascending output, starting lowest first... but i guess, it would be convenient if I sort them as battery type ... will do in next DB Update.

    Thanks ViReN

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by ViReN View Post
    but i guess, it would be convenient if I sort them as battery type
    I agree In my eyes that would be more clear.

    But is this right?!? (Than (not regarding the Li-Ion) the Cree-LF2 would better run with Alk while the SSC would better run with NiMH - thats what I cannot believe)
    Code:
    Total Output:            Alk       NiMH
    SSC:                     275       282
    Cree:                    280       260
    Looks very obfuscating, I would guess that also with Cree the lowest total output would be with Alkaline and not with NiMH.


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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Dirk,

    The figure of SSC for this particular sample of LF2 that I have is correct, even I was surprised.... I have checked it multiple times with different Alk and NiMH batteries... Also the Current draw on SSC is more as compared to Cree version.... perhaps there might be some thing / some component not working up to the mark in the SSC Version.... (even the LF2 SSC Runtime is a bit less)...

    I will check it again today will confirm the outputs

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    I like the SCC. Nice and floody. A bit shorter too, but that doesn't matter to me. Either is a nice light at a good deal.
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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    I haven't seen the Cree version in person, but I do have the SSC version... the beam is flawless! I have an LOD-CE, and I prefer the SSC LF2's beam by a HUGE margin.
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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kilovolt View Post
    I have recently chosen the SSC P4 version because I believe that a very small light like this one is more useful with a floody beam.
    I chose the SSC version for the same reason.

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by naturelle View Post
    Code:
    Total Output:            Alk       NiMH
    SSC:                     275       282
    Cree:                    280       260
    Just to reconfirm that above readings for my LF2 are correct.. the latest readings as taken today are ...
    Code:
    Total Output:            Alk       NiMH
    SSC:                     277       281
    Cree:                    283       259
    Also re-ordered the Output shown in LightInfo as sorted by Battery Voltage in ascending order.

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    ViReN,

    thank you very much for your effort

    I was not not-believing you, but as you say, your results are very surprising

    And thanks to the other users for telling me there reasons why they bought there version

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Dirk,

    I understand .. i didn't think you are not believing me... but Even I was surprised when I did tests first time, so I thought perhaps there might be some thing wrong when tested first time... but yesterday, I cleaned up contacts... and checked again...yet same results... perhaps this sample might have some very minor component under performing / LED Vf may be a bit high... if you see on runtime, there is very little difference 2 - 4 minutes in between the two....

    Cheers

    ViReN

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    I just got one, the cree was out of stock, so I got the SSC, nice usable beam. I think there is a tendancy to make a lot of these little lights with a really tight spot, as the numbers are more impressive, but for usability, I think the SSC is just right. As far as uniformity, there are no rings, nice white tint. Much nicer than most of my headlamps. The two level twist is nice.

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kilovolt View Post
    I have recently chosen the SSC P4 version because I believe that a very small light like this one is more useful with a flloody beam. The other version has a typical CREE beam which I don't like too much. But this is purely a matter of personal taste.
    I have replaced Fenix L0D Rb80 as my pocket light and I am happy.


    Have you looked at these two reviews?

    http://www.cpfreviews.com/LightFlux-LF2-Cree.php

    http://www.cpfreviews.com/LightFlux-LF2-SSCP4.php

    In the first one you will find a beam comparison.


    Review links do not work. Tried and it says link not found.

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by sims2k View Post
    Review links do not work. Tried and it says link not found.


    Use these links .. i had typed the links wrong earlier... they were working when KV had posted...

    http://www.cpfreviews.com/LiteFlux-LF2-Cree.php

    http://www.cpfreviews.com/LiteFlux-LF2-SSCP4.php

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    Default Re: LF2 Cree or LF2 SSC - which one?

    I just chose a LF2 SSC to go with my LF5. After looking at the reviews I liked the floodier beam pattern of the SSC version more than the Cree spot. This will be a keychain EDC light for me and I find that for that purpose a floodier beam works better for me.

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