My E1S-120 landed yesterday from Battery Station. After humming and hawing about getting one to go with my legacy hi CRI 100 and older HDS lights last year, I decided to wait it out until I could buy one from dealer stock. Ordered late Wednesday afternoon, came Saturday. Yay!
I've got her all programmed up, preset off, momentary on and level B lowered two steps. No idea why it took like six or seven tries to activate programming, my timing just must have been off. I had no problem with the legacy light.
I really had no great expectations from the GD emitter, and was thinking I may put a Nichia 219 in this one. I think that will be the way I go, as I don't care for such a narrow beam, and the tint, while not severely biased, leans toward green, which I don't particularly care for.
I remember someone saying you would get more brightness by modding a 200 model, but when I read the specs, I am not so sure. The runtime on high is greater for the 200, 1.5 vs 1.25 tactical hours, which says to me that it is using less power than the 120 model, and getting the higher brightness from a more efficient emitter. Any other thoughts on that conclusion?