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    Default Haiku XR-E users still out there?

    Lately I have been seeing more and more original Haikus for sale. Curious George got the best of me and so it begs the question: Are people still using and enjoying their XR-E's or have the XP-G's captured the spotlight? Have any good user stories? If so, please partake.

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    I still use mine regularly. I tried an experiment recently for about a week. I put them both sitting side by side with my wallet and keys, and took one in the morning on my way out the door (I get up at 4:15...) wothout looking to see which one it was. Both plain, one XR-E, one XP-G. Not once did I feel like I had to go back in and swap when I took the XR-E. Both are outstanding lights and stand on their own merits. One slightly brighter with a broader beam, the other more like my PD-S27 beam- a more defined hotspot with decent spill. Neither leaves me wanting.

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    For each seller, there is a buyer, so the # of Haiku XR-E users hasn't changed
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    Quote Originally Posted by ma_sha1 View Post
    For each seller, there is a buyer, so the # of Haiku XR-E users hasn't changed
    God help us all if we ever get to the point where we feel like the best thing to do when we get new Gizmos is to throw away the old ones.

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    Default Re: Haiku XR-E users still out there?

    Old McGizmos never get thrown out - they get new LEDs installed. My 27 LT and Ti PD are out getting XP-Gs and bumps in mA. They should arrive at their destination tomorrow....

    Thanks to Run4jc.......


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    I missed XRE....and I have 2 Haiku XP-Gs - a BB and a plain. I sold my original XRE just 'cause it was great buyer and it was his first 'Gizmo. But I missed it - it has it's own unique appeal. So I bought another one on the BST and it'll be at my house in the morning.

    So I guess I've come full circle?

    But I still love my XP-Gs....and my PD-XPG...

    I'M SO CONFUSED!!! I'LL JUST KEEP 'EM ALL!


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    Quote Originally Posted by run4jc View Post
    I missed XRE....and I have 2 Haiku XP-Gs - a BB and a plain. I sold my original XRE just 'cause it was great buyer and it was his first 'Gizmo. But I missed it - it has it's own unique appeal. So I bought another one on the BST and it'll be at my house in the morning.

    So I guess I've come full circle?

    But I still love my XP-Gs....and my PD-XPG...

    I'M SO CONFUSED!!! I'LL JUST KEEP 'EM ALL!




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    The beam of the XR-E is one of the best if not the best reflectored beams available IMHO. The flux of the XP-G can't be ignored, but the beam profile of the XR-E can't either.
    So yes, I am torn, too
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    I agree with Keissling, my XRE has the best beam i've ever seen. I use mine EVERY night. I've never even seen an XPG, not sure I want to (Can't afford new lights right now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottiver View Post
    I agree with Keissling, my XRE has the best beam i've ever seen. I use mine EVERY night. I've never even seen an XPG, not sure I want to (Can't afford new lights right now)
    I had to chime in .
    I agree with Scott and Bernie. My XR-E is my favorite light and I just love it .
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    I'm not sure I'd want to see the XP-G either; I might decide I like the smoother beam more than I like the XR-E's punchier hotspot, and I already have enough super-smooth-beam flashlights. My Haiku XR-E is the second-throwiest flashlight I own, my modded Arc6 being the first.

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    I gotta weigh back in on this. Got my BB Haiku XR-E from oscarthedog - arrived back home from a business trip late last night so I didn't open it until this morning. Geez - I'd forgotten how much I loved the original Haiku. What a beautiful beam!

    Please understand - I still love my XP-G(s - I have 2), and it does out throw the XR-E ever so slightly (at least to my eyes) and it has a much larger 'spot', but the tint of the XR-E is just perfect. I think everyone should own BOTH!

    Now here's a surprise for you - I compared the Haiku XR-E to my recently modded PD (XPG). I've mentioned the nice tint of that XP-G before. The beams of the Haiku XR-E and the PD XPG are almost identical!! I've measured them in my home made IS, and they both come it at just over 130 lumen. The difference is a slightly larger hot spot in the PD-XPG.

    Still amazed at my luck regarding the tint of the emitter.

    But, back on theme for this thread, YES, there are still lots of XR-E users out here! I don't know how often I'll take mine out because it is a BB and I want to protect it, but I can always use my Fivemega 18650 body and then have the sweet Haiku beam with uber long run time and protect that beautiful BB body.

    If you see one of these on the forum, you should snap it up!

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    My XR-E is with Milkyspit right now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by grnamin View Post
    My XR-E is with Milkyspit right now...
    And we will expect a full photo essay and beam shots!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by run4jc View Post
    And we will expect a full photo essay and beam shots!!

    You got it.
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