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    Has Leef really retired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoors Fanatic View Post
    Has Leef really retired?
    Sadly, that does seem to be the case.
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    Thanks for the recent thread bump - some very nice lights here.
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    2x18650 or 4x123 Leef + Malkoff M60 5-12V (The only one in existence)




    2x18500 Leef + Malkoff M60LL
    Runs on 3x123, 2x18500, 2xAA... (Including Lith, NiMH, Alkaline)
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    Quote Originally Posted by etc View Post




    2x18500 Leef + Malkoff M60LL
    Runs on 3x123, 2x18500, 2xAA... (Including Lith, NiMH, Alkaline)
    Ah, a Leef-bodied 9P. I have one as well. Mine uses a stock Z41 tailcap, and is home to my handmade Malkoff M60. I love being able to swap out different sets of cells without needing to swap out the lamp.
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    What's so special about LEEF? I understand its customized, and provides special sizes for your surefire parts... but... ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImGeo View Post
    What's so special about LEEF? I understand its customized, and provides special sizes for your surefire parts... but... ??
    Honestly, I could explain it. But it's one of those things in Life that you can only truly understand when you experience it or hold it in your hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    ....you can only truly understand when you experience it or hold it in your hands.
    Exactly! Once you´ll handle a Leef you´ll recognize it´s quality. Especially the knurling - the best I´ve ever seen on a flashlight.

    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Sadly, that does seem to be the case.
    really sad..

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    Here is mine. Doesn't compare to some of the others here, but it works very well. Aleph III head built by Milkyspit with P7 and optic, Leef 18650, RPM tail.

    I don't think Craig will mind my lifting his picture of my light from his review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric242 View Post
    Exactly! Once you´ll handle a Leef you´ll recognize it´s quality. Especially the knurling - the best I´ve ever seen on a flashlight.

    Eric
    I think the knurling is what I like the most about them as well. They also just seem better made even though they are the same weight as a comparable Surefire body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QtrHorse View Post
    I think the knurling is what I like the most about them as well. They also just seem better made even though they are the same weight as a comparable Surefire body.
    A big +1 on that.

    Besides my Leef-bodied 9P, my other light is a Leef-bodied M4.

    It's far more comfortable to use than a stock M4 when in constant-on mode, and you want to wrap your fingers near the head of the light. I generally like flats on a flashlight body, but the ones on a stock M4 are just a bit too large.

    The only thing I regret is having only two Leef bodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    A big +1 on that.

    Besides my Leef-bodied 9P, my other light is a Leef-bodied M4.

    It's far more comfortable to use than a stock M4 when in constant-on mode, and you want to wrap your fingers near the head of the light. I generally like flats on a flashlight body, but the ones on a stock M4 are just a bit too large.

    The only thing I regret is having only two Leef bodies.
    +2!

    Agreed 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    The only thing I regret is having only two Leef bodies.
    That´s exactly the same problem I have

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    Quote Originally Posted by DM51 View Post
    Left to right:
    1. Leef 3x18650 C-M, KT4, WA1185, SW02
    2. BigLeef 3C gray, KT4, WA1185
    3. BigLeef 2C gray, KT4, WA1111
    4. Leef 2x18650 C-C, KT2, WA1111, SW01
    5. Leef 2x18500 C-C, KT2, WA1111, SW02
    6. Leef 2x18500-BK C-C, KT2-BK, WA1111, SW02
    7. Leef 2x18500 C-C, KT2, WA1111, SW01
    8. Leef 2x18650 C-M, M3-CB, MN11

    Quick question, is there any difference in throw or spill in your 1111 KT4 compared to the 1111 KT2? I'm about to get one of these heads for my BigLeef C body but can't decide which one, I guess I'll go with the best performing head if there is one.

    Also, are you using FM's Bi Pin socket for those lights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swagg View Post
    Quick question, is there any difference in throw or spill in your 1111 KT4 compared to the 1111 KT2? I'm about to get one of these heads for my BigLeef C body but can't decide which one, I guess I'll go with the best performing head if there is one.

    Also, are you using FM's Bi Pin socket for those lights?
    Yes - the KT4 out-performs it by a slight margin in the throw department. The KT1(same as KT2, just comes with a different bulb) has more spill.

    I compared both head to head in this thread: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=245617

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    Here's mine. Leef made some of the best custom parts out there IMO. I'm sick about selling Donn my 2x18650 C-M body. Getting another one will not be easy..









    Last edited by RichS; 01-30-2010 at 08:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swagg View Post
    Quick question, is there any difference in throw or spill in your 1111 KT4 compared to the 1111 KT2? I'm about to get one of these heads for my BigLeef C body but can't decide which one, I guess I'll go with the best performing head if there is one.

    Also, are you using FM's Bi Pin socket for those lights?
    As RichS has said, the KT4 throws slightly better as it has a deeper reflector; however the difference is not as much as one might expect. For the BigLeef system, it will depend which neck you have - is it a C or M fitting?

    And yes, I'm using the FM bi-pin socket for the WA 1111 and 1185 bulbs.

    Edit: sorry, I just noticed you said C fitting. You'll need the KT1 or KT2, unless you can do an exchange and get a M fitting neck which will take the KT4.
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    Thanks DM51 and RichS, great post by the way Rich! Yeah I have the black Leef body and it looks like the body to M neck in black is sold out, so I guess I'll end up getting the KT1.

    When I get my Leef tail back I'll post some pics(I'm getting it modded to the 10amp switch and adding a constant glow feature in the cap as well thanks to an awesome CPFer!).
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    How does GanP compare to Leef?

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    Nice leefs Rich!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Sadly, that does seem to be the case.
    Well that sucks. And I was just planning on buying a Leef body or two, I didn't realize he had quit awhile back.
    ampdude

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    Lighthound has some 3x18650 M head/ C tail on sale right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QtrHorse View Post
    Lighthound has some 3x18650 M head/ C tail on sale right now.
    Yup. Those would be useful with the Lumens Factory HO-M6R lamp in an M-series turbo head, and a Z41 tailcap. A rechargeable M6 option, the hard way. Length would be quite a bit excessive though.
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    I ordered the 3x18650 four days ago. Will be mated with a LumensFactory P7 turbo head and a Z41 or a Z58 with AW Softstart switch. I considered the 3x version way too long but the Lighthound deal was too good to pass. I compared the anodizing of my two 2x18500 leef bodies with the p7´s anodizing and it is a pretty good match. Can´t wait for it to arrive.

    Eric
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    leggo of my eggo!

    I was hoping to wait until my budget was replenished but I don't want to miss out on the remaining stock so I just jumped on a Leef 3x18650 C-M at Lighthound. The 25% off helps.

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    Don't forget to post a pic of your finished Leef 3x18650, along with a SF 6P or (better yet) a SF 3P for scale.
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    I finaly received my 3x18650 Leef body today and completed my last lego (for now). Here it is with a Lumens Factory P7 Turbo Head and a Surefire Z58 clicky with a AW 3 level softstart switch installed. The 3x18650 body is a really long beast but the runtime should be pretty good with the P7 head. A Quark 123 and two additional Leef legos (with 2x18500 body each) for size comparsion.


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    Nice job Eric!

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    There´s a thread in the cafe called "What is time?". Well, it´s nothing. It´s not even three weeks when I received the 3x18650 leef body. A few days ago I managed to snatch a 2x18650 leef at the marketplace and it arrived today. So after not even 3 weeks the light changes again (the first body was a FiveMega 2x18650 C-M which didn´t suit the head at all - even though it was cool by itself). I guess that´s it, no more changes for this one (at least I hope so, the only danger might be a 3x18650 Megallennium body).



    And here´s the three leef lights (I guess the 3x18650 will end up for sale in a few weeks):


    Last edited by Eric242; 03-08-2010 at 11:04 AM.

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