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    Default I need a dropin for the least cash...

    Which one at DX/KD rates the best? I was considering picking up one of those or ttran's Solarforce R2 (this is for my G2).

    Thanks guys, Brendan

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    Default Re: I need a dropin for the least cash...

    Is the G2 the plastic one?
    Plastic traps heat and can cook the LED.
    I think Surefire uses a metal head in their LED version.
    Get a low powered dropin or a multimode so you can run in low or medium most of the time.

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    Default Re: I need a dropin for the least cash...

    I know potentially the Lexan lens could melt, but I'm not liking the metal bezel...any multimode dropins that does not require a new switch?

    Thanks, Brendan

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    Default Re: I need a dropin for the least cash...

    Hi,
    I just finished asking the same question a week or two ago and did some research on cpf. Seems DX sku 6090 is not believed to generate so much heat as to cook the led. I went this route for my sister's gift as she won't have to think about it. It is surprisingly bright, easily illuminates objects at 100yds. Shines eyes/reflectors much further.

    For myself I like the looks of sku 17593... you can have the stock three modes or even a very low mode with the ramping. Even if it does make lots of heat on high you could excercise control and get by I believe. It's on my DX wish list and I will probably try it in a month or so if nothing better looking comes out.

    Oh, and they are both cheap.

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    Default Re: I need a dropin for the least cash...

    14442 should be just fine in a plastic bezel G2. Use it on low for ~40L, Med for ~80 and sporadically on high for ~135L. I would not recommend 11836, I find it quickly overheats in my M2 without foil wrapping.
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    Default Re: I need a dropin for the least cash...

    I'm venturing out on a guess here, but the DX lumen ratings aren't very accurate, are they? Is the 14442 the brightest one? How does it stack up with the Solarforce one from ttran?

    Thanks, Brendan

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    Default Re: I need a dropin for the least cash...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberspyder View Post
    I'm venturing out on a guess here, but the DX lumen ratings aren't very accurate, are they? Is the 14442 the brightest one? How does it stack up with the Solarforce one from ttran?

    Thanks, Brendan
    Not sure how well it compares to that one... but, yes disregard DX lumen specs. My 14442 is the Solarforce R2-M is very throwy and emits around 40/80/130L (give or take).

    my 14442 review here:
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    Last edited by kramer5150; 11-22-2008 at 01:47 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post
    Not sure how well it compares to that one... but, yes disregard DX lumen specs. My 14442 is the Solarforce R2-M is very throwy and emits around 40/80/130L (give or take).

    my 14442 review here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHg0FuFHphs

    For a couple dollars more you can get a UF 501B flashlight with an R2 dropin included. It is almost as bright as a Deerelight P60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenda17 View Post
    For a couple dollars more you can get a UF 501B flashlight with an R2 dropin included. It is almost as bright as a Deerelight P60.
    x2... if you need an inexpensive host to go with it. I don't use my 501B as much as my surefires, but my son uses it all the time hosting a 6090. Its a very good light for the $$.
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    Default Re: I need a dropin for the least cash...

    Since I'm a cheap bastard...I'll settle on 14442...would you say that it has great throw, maybe even better than the P60/61?

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    Default Re: I need a dropin for the least cash...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberspyder View Post
    Since I'm a cheap bastard...I'll settle on 14442...would you say that it has great throw, maybe even better than the P60/61?
    I would say its on par, slightly more throw than the P60.
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    Default Re: I need a dropin for the least cash...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberspyder View Post
    Since I'm a cheap bastard...I'll settle on 14442...
    Seems like a decent drop-in.

    Too bad they don't give proper lumen ratings.
    Last edited by Black Rose; 11-22-2008 at 06:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rose View Post
    Seems like a decent drop-in.

    Too bad they don't give proper lumen ratings.
    I have exactly $15 USD in my P account, otherwise, I wouldn't even be thinking of DX

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    Default Re: I need a dropin for the least cash...

    Went ahead and ordered it...hopefully it'll be a good buy.

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