Finally got the bulbs and reflector in the mail from FiveMega today. You can bet that my wife still doesn't understand the excitement I had when she held that package infront of me....she asked me if we needed to build an extra "flashlight room" on the house!!
ROP low with 6x Eneloops that had not been charged for some 30 days or so gave it a nice yellowish white beam that when compared to a Cree Q5 LED running at 1000mA actually seemed more pleasing. When I, of course, started lighting up every corner I could find, I found that the ROP's light I was able to clearly identify objects much better than with the LED's more blue-white light. Particularly the further the distance. I did not expect that.
Now, when I put the Hi bulb in what can I expect? I will leave the batteries alone because they are more than rested and I don't want to blow anything.
I thank each and every one of you incan guys for giving me the motivation to do this. It was worth the wait......now if that bi-pin holder setup from AW will ever get here....... 1185!!!