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    Quote Originally Posted by F89 View Post
    The standard Tana LE with Tana's own firmware (guppydrv style, Tana3) is also a good option.
    For me, a lower low might be nice to have but I don't require a higher high in a McGizmo as I find the 3S adequate and also don't wish to chew through the battery quickly or generate too much heat.
    One thing worth mentioning is that the 3S (and Hive) function great on primary and liion where a Tana LE will be liion only.

    I'm sure you'll enjoy your Haiku whatever the LE but those 119 Don has are magic, I hope for everyone's sake he has a large supply as to me the B and C has not yet surpassed the McGizmo 119A for a pleasing beam.
    It was the 119 Haiku that made me change my mind about the light. My first foray into a Haiku XR-E ended with me selling it, but when I got my present Haiku I never looked back. Really missing it lately but I'm so spoiled by the low and high of my Rotary 170N, which I'd really like to get from the Haiku as well, that I started considering which way to go.

    Would be preferable to keep the battery options open, but I've really only been using Li-on for years now. I think the only primary only light I've even got in service is my Maus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    It was the 119 Haiku that made me change my mind about the light. My first foray into a Haiku XR-E ended with me selling it, but when I got my present Haiku I never looked back. Really missing it lately but I'm so spoiled by the low and high of my Rotary 170N, which I'd really like to get from the Haiku as well, that I started considering which way to go.
    While I really like my 219a based rotary, it has not become my edc light for its beam is too narrow. which beam is wider, that of your haiku or hds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    I've been leaning towards having Tana install an H17F in my Haiku for a few months now and am more convinced than ever that it is the move for me to make. I've always loved my 3S 119 Haiku but have long wished for both a higher high, and even more, a lower low.

    Thanks for sharing your input and helping me to make this important decision with my only Haiku.
    Although I don't want to take this thread farther OT here (since the H17F is not an OEM driver) , @kaichu dento , please feel free to PM me if you have specific questions as you try to decide .... I have extensive experience with all of the standard stock (1S / 3S / HiVe) McGizmo drivers, and just recently received a Sigma Regulus which uses the H17F.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    While I really like my 219a based rotary, it has not become my edc light for its beam is too narrow. which beam is wider, that of your haiku or hds?
    I need to get my Haiku sent to me but my Haiku is definitely the narrower/throwier beam and the Rotary with less throw, softer projection. That said, they're both versatile enough to use as an EDC, and have at various times served that purpose. All this Haiku talk has me really missing it now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    I need to get my Haiku sent to me but my Haiku is definitely the narrower/throwier beam and the Rotary with less throw, softer projection. That said, they're both versatile enough to use as an EDC, and have at various times served that purpose. All this Haiku talk has me really missing it now!
    Sorry for being unclear with my question. What I wanted to know is which spill is broader, or basically which one has deeper reflector. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    Sorry for being unclear with my question. What I wanted to know is which spill is broader, or basically which one has deeper reflector. Thanks!
    This will vary, depending on specific emitter and/or reflector choices, for both the Haiku and the HDS
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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    Sorry for being unclear with my question. What I wanted to know is which spill is broader, or basically which one has deeper reflector. Thanks!
    The Haiku with XPG reflector and XPG2/119 has more throw and a tighter, more defined hotspot than a HDS. It is a deeper, more narrow reflector.
    The Haiku with the XML (XRE) reflector is a little bit shorter than the XPG and creates about the same beam diameter but has a more uniform and even spread of the lumens in the beam. It works with both the XML and XPG/119 creating a nice even beam. The old XRE in this reflector will be more like the XPG reflector XPG/119 LED combo (don't have an XRE LE).
    As you know, the HDS has a general use type beam (Nichia/XPG variants). I would say it sits between the Haiku XPG reflector XPG/119 combo and XML reflector XML/XPG/119 LED combo in beam shape (I don't have a HDS/XPL but it looks to be nice and floody as in an even beam like my Haiku with XML reflector/119 LED).
    Basically the Haiku has the deeper reflector and the HDS has a broader spill.
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