It's midnight, Friday the 13th, so let's do the run-time test of AAA lights. In search of the AAA run-time king!!!
I've always been frustrated no one ever tested/reviewed lights on low, well I am taking care of that here. Inspired by scout24's excellent runtime tests, we may see some familiar faces, but I wanted to add a few new contenders.
The test itself will start tomorrow as I should be getting a few AAA lights delivered and it would be a shame to start the test without them.
You can ponder who the contenders will be and I will reveal that tomorrow evening. I will mention a few new lights and a couple of ideas like a Zebralight H50 using AAA in a AA shell as well as a Gerber Infinity Ultra in same manner. I got my Peak Eigers so they will be running as well as a couple of other Peak AAA lights.
I will use scout24's idea of using a Quark AA on moon mode as the baseline of when to end the test for a light once it drops equal to that level of light.
Stay tuned, this should be fun!!!
Group A AAA runtime (low mode) test results:
Ray S20 1 hour @ ??v
Maratac (al) < 8 hours @ 1.12v
Liteflux LF2XT < 8 hours @ .97v *** unknown reason it turned off prematurely *** (retested in Group B)
Fenix E01 < 11 hours @ .89v
4Sevens Preon < 11 hours @ .91v
Titanium Innovations IlluminaTi XP-G < 11 hours @ .91v (strobing slow)
Maratac (cu) 17-20 hours @ .86v
4Sevens Preon II 17-20 hours @ .86v & .60v
Zebralight H50 20.5 hours @ 1.10v
Peak Eiger #0 24+ hours @ .97v (light dim)
Peak Eiger #Subzero 24+ hours @ 1.19v (light dim)
iTP A3 24+ hours @ 1.10v (light dim)
Group B AAA runtime (low mode) test results:
Gerber Infinity Ultra *** AAA>AA adapter broke so Infinity Ultra was not tested *** (Retest scheduled)
Inova Radient 2xAAA 6 hours @ 1.22v & 1.19v (light dim)
iTP H-01 < 11 hours @ .87v
Peak Matterhorn 3-LED SP 11+ hours @ .99v (light dim)
Peak Eiger #3 15+ hours @ 1.14v (light dim)
Peak Matterhorn 3-LED HP 15+ hours @ 1.16v (light dim)
Peak Matterhorn 1-LED HP 16+ hours @ 1.16v (light dim)
LumaPower Connexion 14-19 hours @ 1.13v
Peak Matterhorn 1-LED SP 37+ hours @ 1.07v (light dim)
Peak Eiger #0 37+ hours @ 1.10v (light dim)
Peak Eiger #Subzero 37+ hours @ 1.11v (light dim)
Liteflux LF2XT 42+ hours @ .93v (stopped short LF2XT was the first/earliest winner)
Group C AAA runtime (low mode) test results:
Maratac SS 4-9 hours @ 1.09v
Gerber Infinity Ultra (Silver) < 10 hours @ 1.14v (light dim)
Gerber Infinity Ultra (Black) < 10 hours @ 1.15v (light dim)
CMG Infinity (amber LED) 10-16 hours @ 1.09v
CMG Infinity (black) 43 hours @ .86v (light dim CMG Infinity was the previous winner)
4Sevens Preon ReVO (SS) 43.5 hours @ .89v (ReVO is the official AAA Runtime King!!!!)