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    For me I don't like small aaa lights that have different body diameters. Some small AAA lights have larger reflectors that require different diameters to compensate for the larger reflector and also for the electronics. Its done to eliminate having to design an efficient small relfector and the difficult task of having to shrink the electronics. It is easier to make that part of the light larger to fit everything.

    The Revo head is not any larger than the very slim body -as slim as possible for the AAA cell. This is a pretty difficult task. The driver is also constant current regulated rather than pulse width modulated. This eliminates any possible stobe effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan FO View Post
    Can someone tell me why this is better than my Illuminati?
    Lower low, no PWM, hopefully no inductor whine like my Illuminati has. If I didn't have an Illuminati already I would buy the ReVo. As it is, I can't seem to justify spending the money, even though I've tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan FO View Post
    Can someone tell me why this is better than my Illuminati?

    http://www.batteryjunction.com/ti-illuminati-ca1.html
    In addition to what's been mentioned already:

    It's a tad thinner and has pretty much the same width for the entire body.

    It weighs about a gram less.

    It comes in a black finish which looks cool (to me).

    Aluminum is a better heat dissipation material than titanium.

    It costs less. (especially with the discounting dealer I used and their additional CPF discount, including free shipping by tacking on some accessories I needed anyways, to meet their minimum free shipping rate)

    Even though I have a Maratac AAA that I like very much, I wanted an emergency light for my Altoids box survival kit and having the SOS, strobe, and beacon modes available when/if I need them, yet they don't get in the way in everyday use, is a key design feature I like very much, especially for my survival kit, and is the main reason I bought the Revo.

    Of course all these reasons may be unimportant to many here, but I value them. [There is no perfect light for all of us.] Now knowing that the high will work for nearly 2hrs on the kind of battery I already use for emergency kit lights anyways (Li-ion, with a ~ 10 year shelf life and good immunity to car heat) is also a plus for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan FO View Post
    Can someone tell me why this is better than my Illuminati?

    http://www.batteryjunction.com/ti-illuminati-ca1.html
    My ti-illuminati needs to be cleaned and lubed once a week under heavy use or it skips modes. The Revo's thread action is about ten times smoother. It has a better beam and tint IMO. The regulation is also better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan FO View Post
    Can someone tell me why this is better than my Illuminati?

    http://www.batteryjunction.com/ti-illuminati-ca1.html
    Well, its kinda cool that Illuminati is Ti, but, the ReVO has a way better lug at the tail for keychain attachment, yet still tailstands.

    The XPE in the ReVO I assume will have better throw than the Illuminati w XPG emitter.

    ReVO still has Strobe, beacon, SOS, that is almost impossible to accidently get into.

    The Illuminati gives emitter Lumens, ReVO gives OTF lumens, so they are about the same brightness.

    The ReVO probably has WAY smoother threads due to the brass (SS version is what I have) male threads.

    Its kinda cool that the ReVO was designed by our very own David Chow. (OK, not a real plus, but its still cool!)

    Also, the low on the ReVO almost triples the runtime on the Illuminati.

    Oh, and all three levels are regulated on the ReVO.

    Free shipping.

    Ten year warranty.

    ReVO is cheaper.

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    Its a really nice and usefull flashlight. Great as a keychain light!

    But as somebody mentioned earlier, my alu version has a the lowest mode constantly on when using SOS and beacon. Its still signaling but instead of shutting of the light totally in between the blinking, its using what seems to be the lowest mode.

    Is this something on all ReVOs or just some?
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    I think all Revos do that. Mine does it too, at least. Since the low mode consumes so little juice anyways, I can't see how it possible could change the SOS/Beacon run time in any significant way and I actually think it may have a value. If a rescuer notices a dim flashing light coming from, say, the adjacent mountain or on the horizon, s/he could then grab a pair of binoculars and more quickly and easily pin point your position with a constant light source rather than just a very brief flash every ten seconds.

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    Received my Al ReVO yesterday and I like a lot its tiny size and smooth switching.

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    KiloVolt -

    Any chance of posting a pic of the Revo next to, say a Versati and an ARC AAA?

    Thanks.

    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by emzimmerman View Post
    KiloVolt -

    Any chance of posting a pic of the Revo next to, say a Versati and an ARC AAA?
    Until KiloVolt has done it, I can help with this:
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    A bit later ....



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    I'll tell you why I'm liking my SS ReVo, I just clocked 82 hours of continuous runtime on low with a AAA Energizer Ultimate Lithium...

    I don't know of any other 1.2 lumen AAA out there that goes that distance based on the tests BeaconOfLight, Scout, and Myself have just recently run.

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...28#post3519028

    I think it's a great light and I'm not a multi-mode lover at all; can't wait to see what the E01 killer is like...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilovolt View Post
    A bit later ....


    Well, hello there! Where did those come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by batmanacw View Post
    Well, hello there! Where did those come from?
    I've been asked to post a pic of my ReVO next to a VersaTi and an ARC. I don't own an ARC but I happen to have two VersaTi's, so ....

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    Oh, well, here's my contribution to this thread:
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    Am I allowed another shot?



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    That Fenix light on the right reminds me of a pregnant guppy. Which model is that?

    (edit - found it. Fenix E0)
    Last edited by PCC; 09-16-2010 at 12:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrot View Post
    Oh, well, here's my contribution to this thread:
    What is the small, silver (Ti/SS?) colored one on the left?

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKLight View Post
    What is the small, silver (Ti/SS?) colored one on the left?

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKLight View Post
    What is the small, silver (Ti/SS?) colored one on the left?

    Thanks,
    MK
    It is a 38DD.

    Edit: swxb12 beat me to it.



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    Nice pics

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    wow and wow.

    thanks for the pics, guys.

    can't wait to get my SS.

    hee hee hee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emzimmerman View Post
    wow and wow.

    thanks for the pics, guys.

    can't wait to get my SS.

    hee hee hee.
    You mean 4sevens did a second run of ReVO SS? I don't see it anywhere in their website.
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    My Maratac AAA is being replaced with my new Revo in my mini survival kit and I thought some might be interested to know that the Maratacs's pocket clip (which 4sevens doesn't offer) fits perfectly on the Revo, in fact it adds a bit more lateral stability in table standing mode acting as a third foot like a tripod (but still not as good as the Maratac's full circular foot). I can provide photos should anyone care.
    Last edited by mzil; 09-18-2010 at 11:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjandyho View Post
    You mean 4sevens did a second run of ReVO SS? I don't see it anywhere in their website.
    Found someone who wasn't 100% happy with theirs and was willing to sell it.



    Waiting for it to some in the mail and for 4Sevens to do another SS run.

    Or a Ti run.



    Thanks again for the different pictures, guys. Seeing the Preon next to my beloved Versati makes me wonder which one will win out in the end.

    Eric
    Last edited by emzimmerman; 09-19-2010 at 08:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrot View Post
    Oh, well, here's my contribution to this thread:
    Hey what is the grey color light in the middle of the pack on the right? Looks pretty sweet. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcop10 View Post
    Hey what is the grey color light in the middle of the pack on the right? Looks pretty sweet. Thanks
    This one:


    It is a two level light with a 5 mm led, it is called Mako and was a limited edition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKJ View Post
    This one:


    It is a two level light with a 5 mm led, it is called Mako and was a limited edition.
    It is a favorite EDC. I wear it on a lanyard every day. Mine is a special one, I think one of five, with a 60º optic instead of the standard 15º optic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKJ View Post
    This one:


    It is a two level light with a 5 mm led, it is called Mako and was a limited edition.
    Thanks for the info. Great looking light.

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    I just purchased an AL version and it is not quite as nice as the SS. Really the only issue is that there is just a tiny bit of thread play but not much it is still very tight. I think it's that my SS version has no thread play at all.
    JT

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