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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by VF1Jskull1 View Post
    which route did you use to contact them with??
    what if i purchased mine through hkequipment, will edgetac be able to help?
    Contact them at edgetacinfo@gmail.com I bought from Scope and Laser and Edgetac knew that, no problem.

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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    For those of you who have had problems with flickering or irregular output when depressing the switch, you might try Deoxit Gold. My Raidfire Spear got so bad that I could hear arcing when I slowly pressed the switch, and last week my Infinity started with the same nonsense. So, just like my Spear, I pulled the switch out, applied a generous amount of Deoxit Gold to the plastic plunger, and worked it into the crack where the plunger enters the switch body. After a dozen or so clicks, the switch sounded better and now regardless of how slowly I activate the momentary-on function it's either on or off.....the light output is perfectly steady.

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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    ^^

    i've applied generous amounts to the brass areas and to the switch spring and gold etching of the switch circuit board... i've yet got to try that... thanks for the tip...
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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    Update on thread issue.

    I got my replacement body from Edgetac today. Here's what I observed. It was not the retaining ring that was small, but the ID of the body threads that were too large. The new retaining ring was sloppy in the original body, while the original ring fit the new body fine.

    The battery hole on the new body is tight. Neither blue or black protected AWs will fit. A protected silver Ultrafire I have will fit, and unprotected cells are no problem. The original body will take any cell. Oh well.

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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nake View Post
    Update on thread issue.

    I got my replacement body from Edgetac today. Here's what I observed. It was not the retaining ring that was small, but the ID of the body threads that were too large. The new retaining ring was sloppy in the original body, while the original ring fit the new body fine.

    The battery hole on the new body is tight. Neither blue or black protected AWs will fit. A protected silver Ultrafire I have will fit, and unprotected cells are no problem. The original body will take any cell. Oh well.
    i'll do some test fitting when mine arrives....
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    Quote Originally Posted by VF1Jskull1 View Post
    which route did you use to contact them with??
    what if i purchased mine through hkequipment, will edgetac be able to help?

    Hello,

    Please refer to your PM, we have sent you message, thanks!


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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    I had mine for about a month.

    There's one thing I don't like about this light.

    Hi-burst mode is fine,

    But the beam is very shaky and blinky, at the variable mode.

    I don't know if it's just mine, but I tryed many different things to stablize it, but not working.

    I let it go, now.

    Waiting for the new PD style smarty one...
    light your lite . ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by octaf View Post
    I had mine for about a month.

    There's one thing I don't like about this light.

    Hi-burst mode is fine,

    But the beam is very shaky and blinky, at the variable mode.

    I don't know if it's just mine, but I tryed many different things to stablize it, but not working.

    I let it go, now.

    Waiting for the new PD style smarty one...

    Hi octaf,

    Any issues with the light, please do not hesitate to contact local dealer / distributor, also, you can always contact us!


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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by octaf View Post
    I had mine for about a month.

    There's one thing I don't like about this light.

    Hi-burst mode is fine,

    But the beam is very shaky and blinky, at the variable mode.

    I don't know if it's just mine, but I tryed many different things to stablize it, but not working.

    I let it go, now.

    Waiting for the new PD style smarty one...
    did you get a chance to try applying some deoxit and deoxit pro gold to the contact points?

    I applied some deoxit pro gold to the brass surfaces of the head and to the gold contacts on the switch end and mine doesn't flicker like when i first received it.
    Darkness is the lack of light.

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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    Ive been lurking the forums as a guest trying to find out which flash light is right for me.

    Im looking for something reliable for an every day carry that is absolutely blindingly bright. My buddy has a Surefire E1B backup, so thats the only light I have seen in person that I can compare things to.

    How does this Nitecore Extreme compare to the E1B in brightness and size?

    I am less worried about low light runtime and the type of battery/rechargeable etc.. and am more focused on amazing output in a small pocket size form.. Thanks

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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by gt5oh View Post

    How does this Nitecore Extreme compare to the E1B in brightness and size?

    Brighter, larger. Similar build quality in my opinion.
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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    They're similar in size, Extreme is significantly brighter. Throw is similar as well but Nitecore has one useful thing - spill! Nice and bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gt5oh View Post
    How does this Nitecore Extreme compare to the E1B in brightness and size?
    I see a few others have already responded, but you'll find a direct comparison between the two in my new round-up review here:

    1xCR123A/RCR Round-up Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, & more!

    As you'll see, peak throw is about the same, but the Extreme puts out a lot more light. If you follow the lumen conversion for my lightbox in post #2, you'll see the Extreme puts out about 40-50% more light overall, depending on the battery. In practice, this means a much brighter spill for the same throw.
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    Quick question about the beam pattern - is the triangular pattern visible when using the light to walk around? Thanks.
    Last edited by I came to the light...; 07-01-2008 at 09:38 AM.

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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by I came to the light... View Post
    Quick question about the beam pattern - is the triangular pattern visible when using the light to walk around? Thanks.
    No, not at all to me.
    The Phaser: A nice EDC with great throw; heat and runtime can be issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaserburn View Post
    No, not at all to me.
    thanks for the reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaserburn View Post
    No, not at all to me.
    Agreed, not really noticeable at regular distances - it's only up close when white wall hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by selfbuilt View Post
    Agreed, not really noticeable at regular distances - it's only up close when white wall hunting
    Ok, thanks.

    I wish the extreme was a little smaller. If it was a centimeter shorter I'd jump on it right now. As it is, it's a tough choice...

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    You have been talking about different bezels for the extreme. The SS bezel and another one. What are the differences between them and where can you order them?

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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig Sauer View Post
    You have been talking about different bezels for the extreme. The SS bezel and another one. What are the differences between them and where can you order them?
    The Extreme is available with a bezel with the same surface treatment of the rest of the light (I have this one) or with a stainless steel ring. You can find pics of both solutions in this CPFM thread.

    As to where you can buy them there is a list of dealers in the first post of the said thread.

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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kilovolt View Post
    The Extreme is available with a bezel with the same surface treatment of the rest of the light (I have this one) or with a stainless steel ring. You can find pics of both solutions in this CPFM thread.
    There are now, two SS bezels available.

    https://www.fenix-store.com/index.php?cPath=93

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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    What is different between them except the look?

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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig Sauer View Post
    What is different between them except the look?
    Also feel.
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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    UPDATE:

    New Extreme body from Edgetac came in yesterday. The new stainless steel switch retainer ring threads in and out a lot smoother and does "lock"/tighten in place now and doesn't have the excess radial play of the previous grey retainer ring.... now i feel confident it'll survive being submerged... oh yea, one more thing, the clip was mounted closer to the body now so i didn't have to remove it to tweak it like i did the previous body. Overall the new body was a big improvement to the first one. A big thanks to Edgetac and their superb support of their products. The body came wrapped in multiple layers of bubble wrap by the way... IMHO, i think the new ss retainer ring goes well with the non-crenelated ss bezel i have on mines....

    I'm now itching to get the Nitecore EX10.... I like the look and like the idea of the piston drive....
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    Default Re: NiteCore Extreme Review - RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, COMPARISONS, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig Sauer View Post
    What is different between them except the look?
    With just 11 bucks more you will be able to poke holes in your pockets with stainless steel crenelations instead of the usual aluminum ones....

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    Whats the address for Edgetac homepage. Can't seem to find it.

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    It's currently off but this is the address: http://www.nitecore.com/pages.html

    Yesterday it was working.

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    I just want it confirmed that I have understood this right. About the different output lvls.

    To adjust the output lvl you turn the bezel around?
    If you turn the light off at, lets say, half the strenght. The next time I use it, it will come on at half strenght?

    Is there another way to pan the output lvl, like holding down the clickie or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig Sauer View Post
    To adjust the output lvl you turn the bezel around?
    Yes, but as a twist cycle. So, twist fully tight then un-twist slightly, all within 0.5 sec. That will start the ramp. Click the switch to select the desired output level.

    If you turn the light off at, lets say, half the strenght. The next time I use it, it will come on at half strenght?
    Yes

    Is there another way to pan the output lvl, like holding down the clickie or something?
    No. The new EX10 will ramp by the piston switch (and not through the head twist). I don't have mine in hand yet to review, but max output is known to be lower on the EX10.
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    Have just purchased a fenix tk11 from fenix store cant wait for it to arrive. Does any one now how this would compare to the nitecore extreme?

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