Just purchased an A2 with red leds. A round body with 3 rounded panels, four patents, and S.N. A34635.
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Is the led beam from the round bodied A2 less rings compared to the 4 flats LED?
They are about the same
do yall prefer the all-LED A2L or the incan/LED combo A2 if you had to choose? and why?
the A2L is no different than any other LED flashlight really. What makes the A2 unique is the regulated incandescent lamp. Modern day hi-CRI LEDs have come pretty close to matching incandescents, but I still prefer the genuine article. Had LEDs not came the way they did, we would have saw C2D and M2D lights from surefire boasting the same regulation as the A2 digital series. .
Are the heads found on the 4 flats the same as found in the round body A2 Incan?
Why? It's the only commercially available regulated incandescent light, and to my knowledge the only pocket-sized regulated incandescent light. You can regulate an M6, or a Maglite, but they're not pocket lights!
The combination of low-current LEDs for navigation, and a regulated incandescent bulb with more throw than its size would make you guess, is just excellent, even now in 2012. The A2L is a mediocre LED light with a mediocre LED. It doesn't have the 'it' factor of the A2, nor any special features beyond what others do, besides having some different colors.
Disclaimer: I've never actually seen a 4-flats A2 in the flesh!
Love my A2...I purchased a calipsoii ring with one red and two warm white LEDs. best thing I ever did for my light. Very useful in the cockpit, walking the upper deck, or outside doing a preflight.
Is Capsoli still making the led rings? Haven't been able to get an answer. Is anyone else making rings?
His thread still appears to be open. He does get busy, so give him time to answer.