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    My Minimus came today. I like it. Awesome interface as we all know. The beam is very floody through the optic. Almost all flood. Mine is pretty close to the output of the gen 1 L4 I have. The low is nice. There is a good click off and a noticeable spot in the dial at 50 percent when ramping the light up. So far I like it.


    I will take more pics later but have to run.
    Last edited by prime77; 09-21-2009 at 01:44 PM.

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    prime77,

    Hows the beam look?....ringy?

    How is the tint,....Is it white?
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    Could someone look on the packaging or the unit itself and verify:

    "MADE IN USA"
    -or-
    "ASSEMBLED IN USA"

    The two are very different, and I read on Brightguy's website: "Designed and assembled in USA"

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    prime77,

    Hows the beam look?....ringy?

    How is the tint,....Is it white?
    The beam is very good. No rings what so ever. The only artifact you can see is when up close you can actually see the outline of the die of the cree inside if that makes sense. I really only notice it when white wall hunting. Ah the tint. I was very worried about the tint. I am very pleased with mine. Nice warm tint leaning more towards the white than the yellow. No purple or blue at all.

    Could someone look on the packaging or the unit itself and verify:

    "MADE IN USA"
    -or-
    "ASSEMBLED IN USA"

    The two are very different, and I read on Brightguy's website: "Designed and assembled in USA"

    john
    The packaging says "Designed and assembled in the U.S.A. of domestic and foreign components. This product qualities as "Made in America" under the Buy American Act."

    My LX2 packaging says the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prime77 View Post
    The packaging says "Designed and assembled in the U.S.A. of domestic and foreign components. This product qualities as "Made in America" under the Buy American Act."

    My LX2 packaging says the same thing.
    Makes sense to me - thanks, Prime! I'm really happy about that... it's cool that they added that second sentence. Probably due to LED's and perhaps some electronics, they are being honest and saying that it contains foreign components.

    Have you tried stuffing a RCR123 Li-Ion in it?

    john

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    Have you tried stuffing a RCR123 Li-Ion in it?

    john
    I'm afraid I have no RCR123s to try.

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    Can the body with LED be angled up & down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFABRICATA View Post
    Can the body with LED be angled up & down?
    Yes.

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    Got mine today too.
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    Any package photos ??
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    Dang!

    Ordered mine and used the cpf2006 code for 5% off. I hate you guys....
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    I do a lot of night time mountain climbing and I've been wanting a 1x123 headlamp for some time, this should fit the bill nicely. It has a simple interface that doesn't require pressing small buttons which I will appreciate once the winter climbing season begins. Trying to manipulate a headlamps buttons with heavy mountaineering gloves on is a real pain. The 50% detent seems like the proper amount of light for my application and should give me a reasonably long runtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 276 View Post
    Got mine today too.



    You can't just leave us with that!!

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    We need beamshots!!!


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    I need that light
    Ebay is slow with this one ...
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    Thanks for answering all of our questions, Prime77!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFABRICATA View Post
    You can't just leave us with that!!

    What are your thoughts?


    Just kidding,

    I love this thing !!!!!!!!!!!!

    The beam is like prime77 said mostly flood there is no cree ring. In the center of the beam you can see led chip when up close i haven't used it outside yet but i will in a few when i take my dog out.

    Saint Low at 8ft





    Saint Minimus On High at 8ft
    Excuse the mess


    2ft from door



    I am going out in the next 20 minutes or so so i will do my best to get smoe shots and better indoor ones later tonight.

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    The tint looks good.

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    Packaging










    E1B full power at about 12 yards


    Saint Minimus on high

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    I'd really like to know (before I buy one), if it is so floody that one can't see very far. Enough throw for bicycle riding? How far can you see a dog in the beam? TIA for any answers.

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    My beam and tint look just like 276s. It really is all flood. It's been raining here in NC for days but its stopped this evening. Kind of like the skies parted for some nighttime Surefire fun. Here are some quick shots.




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    Does anyone have a Zebralight H30, H60 to compare beamshots to?

    It looks like the Minimus throws more and has less flood than the Zebralights.

    Thanks for the beamshots and updates guys!!
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    I really want one now...




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    The only thing that could be annoying is the center of the beam you see a close up of the led but on this its very very faint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 276 View Post
    2ft from door





    I see what you are saying about being able to see the LED on the door in this picture.

    I wonder if it will be bothersome or if it won't be noticed during actual use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 276 View Post
    The only thing that could be annoying is the center of the beam you see a close up of the led but on this its very very faint.
    I agree with you there. But when I went outside you don't notice the LED chip outline at all. I have to say I really like the Minimus.

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    Just went on a walk with the dog. I really like how light the Minimus is. It provides great light for up close. Nice wide angle.

    Johnnyled

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    Quote Originally Posted by prime77 View Post
    I agree with you there. But when I went outside you don't notice the LED chip outline at all. I have to say I really like the Minimus.




    Heck Yeah!!

    Good to hear!

    I guess any beam has flaws, but if are they not actually noticable in real world use than thats a bonus!

    Looks like I'll have to sell a few things to fund one of these.....
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    Read something interesting on page 4 of the user manual. Top of page under available accessories. It states:

    The following replacement accessories are available from Surefire for the Minimus.

    Replacement headband
    Breathe-O-pads
    Surefire 123A lithium batteries
    Optional battery pack (upgrades your Minimus to a longer-running Saint.

    Interesting. It seems you will be able to up grade the Minimus to a Saint. I wonder what the price will be for the battery pack.

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    Come on Saint...............................

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