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    Hmm, I see that there is also a Rapid Shortcut to highest and lowest modes that isn't, funnily enough, covered in the manual..

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    Ah.. looking at the pics again the D11.2 seems to be stamped 'Smart PD D11 SP R5' whilst mine is stamped 'Smart PD D11 R5'. I'll see what Nitecore say but it could be that I got one of the regular D11 modules they were using up with the new tooling (hence the new case and piston).

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    Found the link to the D11.2 manual now, yes it seems I have a D11 produced with a D11.2 tube and piston.

    The controls change on the D11.2 somewhat.

    To enter strobe and SOS modes you start with the light turned OFF now and either double tap or tap and hold whereas on the D11 this was done with the light turned on.

    To use the shortcuts to high and low modes you use these UI gestures whilst turned on. Double tap for lowest mode, tap and hold for highest mode.

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    I like the looks of the EX11.2

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    Why would you buy the D11.2 as opposed to the EX11.2? I'm not trying to be fresh - just curious why you would want the lower output?

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    I agree, especially compared to the EX10 IMO

    I'm a AA guy so I'd go the D11.2. I'm really glad to see the changes they made and putting back the high/low shortcuts. I'm curious to see how they compare with my D10

    What dealers are selling the D11.2?

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    Default Re: Nitecore D11.2/EX11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by HIDblue View Post
    Does anyone know if the D11.2 will support a 14500 Li-ion? Or will it go
    " Broad voltage fully regulated circuit - compatible with numerous battery chemistries such as Li-ion and NiMH"

    - Jas.


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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    Why would you buy the D11.2 as opposed to the EX11.2? I'm not trying to be fresh - just curious why you would want the lower output?
    I prefer AA all round over 123 lights, mostly because of the availability of primary cells AND I prefer eneloops to li-ion rechargables. I sort of prefer the size and shape of the AA light also, just the right length.

    Its understandable though why there's debate over it, lithium cells blow AA cells out of the water in terms of sheer power.
    I guess its not always about the lumens? not for me anyway

    In terms of the lights themselves, the EX11.2 DOES look nice with that SS(is it stainless steel?) bezel. And I'm just not diggin the tailcap design on the D11.2 and the EX11.2. I think it looks not as bad on the EX11.2 though.

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    Default Re: Nitecore D11.2/EX11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    Why would you buy the D11.2 as opposed to the EX11.2? I'm not trying to be fresh - just curious why you would want the lower output?
    I made the choice simple and just bought both of them last night. But to answer your question, a lot of people just prefer AA over 123. AA batteries are less expensive, easier to find, and you have many more choices when it comes to the battery chemistry. Also, to be honest....55 more lumens doesn't make a whole lot of difference to the human eye.

    Edit: I just put a 14500 in the D11.2 and now I see no difference whatsoever between it and the EX11.2

    Specs are:

    D11.2.

    Max 145 Lumens 1.5 Hours
    Min 3 Lumens 100 Hours

    EX11.2

    Max 200 Lumens 1 Hour
    Min 5 Lumens 80 Hours
    Last edited by bondr006; 04-02-2011 at 09:37 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bondr006 View Post
    I made the choice simple and just bought both of them last night.
    Could you pop in a 14500 in the D11.2 to see if output might be equal to EX11.2?

    Edit: Stop editing while I'm posting!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bondr006 View Post
    I made the choice simple and just bought both of them last night. But to answer your question, a lot of people just prefer AA over 123. AA batteries are less expensive, easier to find, and you have many more choices when it comes to the battery chemistry. Also, to be honest....55 more lumens doesn't make a whole lot of difference to the human eye.

    Edit: I just put a 14500 in the D11.2 and now I see no difference whatsoever between it and the EX11.2

    Specs are:

    D11.2.

    Max 145 Lumens 1.5 Hours
    Min 3 Lumens 100 Hours

    EX11.2

    Max 200 Lumens 1 Hour
    Min 5 Lumens 80 Hours
    Duh...you know how dumb I am? The pictuees of the D11 and EX11 looked so similar I didn't notice the D11.2 was AA!
    If output of each is the same on li ion l would actually prefer the D11.2 IF it came with holes for the optional pocket clip. Do you know if it does?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JA(me)S View Post
    " Broad voltage fully regulated circuit - compatible with numerous battery chemistries such as Li-ion and NiMH"

    - Jas.
    Thanks Jas...
    My dog ate my flashlight...

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    Dang you all , i just ordered the EX11.2 w/titanium clip.
    Looks like a real EDC winner.........

    Thanks for the heads up .

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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    Duh...you know how dumb I am? The pictuees of the D11 and EX11 looked so similar I didn't notice the D11.2 was AA!
    If output of each is the same on li ion l would actually prefer the D11.2 IF it came with holes for the optional pocket clip. Do you know if it does?

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    Unfortunately the D11.2 does not have a pocket clip solution yet. But I am sure one will come soon.
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    Neat to see an update that brings back the shortcuts.

    I would've been VERY interested, but after a few years of EDC & regular use my EX10 (early one) finally snapped at the weak spot on the threads. I'd contacted 4Sevens when the light was new & folks first started talking about the thin materials on early batches - they'd said to use it & should anything ever happen, they'd take care of me. So I did. Except when I contacted them about it, they said they no longer support/sell the NiteCore lights. I've got several e-mails into the NiteCore support e-mail w/o no replys. . .found someone to sell me a newer EX10 shell & was VERY happy to have my main light back in action for a few months, but last week it suddently started acting up. Total demonic possession. I've had the light apart to clean it, used DeOxit on every conductive surface & I always keep my threads & tube well lubed & clean. . .still, light sticks one, won't change levels, blinks erratically, etc.

    Sorry for the detour, but after really LOVING this light for several years, the poor support from both the dealer AND manufacturer = I'm going with another brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_rasp View Post
    Neat to see an update that brings back the shortcuts.

    I would've been VERY interested, but after a few years of EDC & regular use my EX10 (early one) finally snapped at the weak spot on the threads. I'd contacted 4Sevens when the light was new & folks first started talking about the thin materials on early batches - they'd said to use it & should anything ever happen, they'd take care of me. So I did. Except when I contacted them about it, they said they no longer support/sell the NiteCore lights. I've got several e-mails into the NiteCore support e-mail w/o no replys. . .found someone to sell me a newer EX10 shell & was VERY happy to have my main light back in action for a few months, but last week it suddently started acting up. Total demonic possession. I've had the light apart to clean it, used DeOxit on every conductive surface & I always keep my threads & tube well lubed & clean. . .still, light sticks one, won't change levels, blinks erratically, etc.

    Sorry for the detour, but after really LOVING this light for several years, the poor support from both the dealer AND manufacturer = I'm going with another brand.
    That's very poor customer service from 4Sevens IMO...unless you bought it AFTER they announced they were dumping Nitecore?

    I mean if you bought it when they guaranteed them and then they CHOSE to dump the product line I think you have every right to expect them to live up to what they promised when you bought it. From my good experiences with 4sevens I'm surprised and disappointed to read this. It basically means if we by any brand but theirs they may later dump the product line and my "lifetime" warranty on the Fenix products I bought isn't worth anything.

    They could have offered a refund or a substitute product or a discount on a new purchase or something to make up for your loss. At the least they could contact Nitecore for you.

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    The posted (by Nitecore) 'flatline' regulation on these lights is looking pretty good. 200 lumens for 60 mins & 80 hrs @ 5 lumens for the EX11.2
    I wonder if a non biased review (selfbuilt?) would produce the same results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    That's very poor customer service from 4Sevens IMO...unless you bought it AFTER they announced they were dumping Nitecore?

    . . .

    They could have offered a refund or a substitute product or a discount on a new purchase or something to make up for your loss. At the least they could contact Nitecore for you.
    Yeah, that was a big letdown for me. I've bought nearly a dozen lights from 4Sevens & sent countless friends & relatives there to snag Fenix lights in the past. Unfortunately, after this I'm just not comfortable buying from them. I showed them, in writing, where I'd been told NOT to send in my early production EX10, even though it was being discussed here that the bezel & head were too thin. My bezel started to warp/bend in the first few WEEKS of use. They said I should treat it like a Craftsman tool - just use it & know that it will be supported. I make my living as a mechanic, so perhaps I'm spoiled, but I've never had the Snap-On truck refuse to replace a tool just b/c they don't carry that specific model. . . and yet, maybe I was just expecting too much out of a relatively inexpensive light. It was FANTASTIC until it broke.

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    Yes, unfortunately the Nitecore lights don't seem to last. I used to sell Nitecore lights and we had many DOA lights and many more that failed in the first 3 months of use. 4 sevens offered a 'Lifetime' warranty on these lights. That is the 'Lifetime' of the lights whilst in the 4 sevens stock availability catalogue!

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    Dunno about other but my original D11 was a blast exept for no shortcuts and HUGE parasitic drain... I gave it away and it's being used in small manufacturing plant by workers, still running... It would be cool to see the percentage of D10's and D11's that died to CPF members and see if it's too high, like jimmy1970 noticed... You do expect ~$60 light to WORK after 3 months...
    Last edited by Tana; 04-02-2011 at 09:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_rasp View Post
    I've got several e-mails into the NiteCore support e-mail w/o no replys. . .found someone to sell me a newer EX10 shell & was VERY happy to have my main light back in action for a few months, but last week it suddently started acting up. Total demonic possession. I've had the light apart to clean it, used DeOxit on every conductive surface & I always keep my threads & tube well lubed & clean. . .still, light sticks one, won't change levels, blinks erratically, etc.
    I have a small assortment of EX10 bodies and parts and if your interested in sending the trouble maker to me I'll see if we can recondition it. All you will be out is shipping costs. PM me if you're interested and we can come up with an arrangement.

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    Default Re: Nitecore D11.2/EX11.2

    Does it have a cool emitter? Will it be available with a neutral or warm emitter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oops View Post
    Does it have a cool emitter? Will it be available with a neutral or warm emitter?
    It does have a cool emitter, but it is a nice white cool. No bluish tint to it at all. Don't know about the neutral or warm emitters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    That's very poor customer service from 4Sevens IMO...unless you bought it AFTER they announced they were dumping Nitecore?

    I mean if you bought it when they guaranteed them and then they CHOSE to dump the product line I think you have every right to expect them to live up to what they promised when you bought it. From my good experiences with 4sevens I'm surprised and disappointed to read this. It basically means if we by any brand but theirs they may later dump the product line and my "lifetime" warranty on the Fenix products I bought isn't worth anything.

    They could have offered a refund or a substitute product or a discount on a new purchase or something to make up for your loss. At the least they could contact Nitecore for you.
    Obviously it is a different light but I bought a Nitecore EZ CR2 when they first came out and despite almost constant abuse it still works perfectly. Hasn't crushed a battery yet either despite many reports of that problem. Not much to break with such a simple UI and twisty I suppose. I tend to shy away from programmable lights, even the expensive ones, due to the KISS theory. I do, however, love the new infinitely adjustable rings some lights have now. I prefer it to any other UI. Whether they last I won't know for a while. I like to get about 3 years out of a flashlight. By that time something so much better has come along I tend to give away the old ones. Give a light with a Q5 in it to a non-flashaholic and they think you've given them the best thing since sliced bread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maskman View Post
    I have a small assortment of EX10 bodies and parts and if your interested in sending the trouble maker to me I'll see if we can recondition it. All you will be out is shipping costs. PM me if you're interested and we can come up with an arrangement.
    Awesome offer - THANK YOU!!!

    PM on the way. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondr006 View Post
    Unfortunately the D11.2 does not have a pocket clip solution yet. But I am sure one will come soon.

    Could it use the old D10 style clip that comes with a threaded back plate for the screws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swrdply400mrelay View Post
    Could it use the old D10 style clip that comes with a threaded back plate for the screws?
    No, that clip is much too wide. If they would make a narrower version of it, it would work.
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    So is it going to be offered any time soon ??? Merchants still have original D11 on stock so I wonder how will they replace stock, offer D11.2 with slightly higher price or the old one get's sale price... Second choice preferable...

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    Rob,

    Does the D11.2 tail stand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by traderdell View Post
    Rob,

    Does the D11.2 tail stand?
    Yes. Both the EX11.2 and D11.2 tail stand.
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