I'm so happy to have stumbled across this thread!!! On the other hand, EagleTac might not be as pleased- because now I'll be holding off on buying any of the D25 MINI lights until the click versions are released. It'll take a lot of discipline not to get one of the current D25 MINI models to hold me over though
Thanks Danielight for getting word from EagleTac on when we can expect something new.
I agree with shelm and Fitz.... anyone else itchin' for a D25C MINI/NEUTRAL XM-L T6/FWD CLICK/WITH REVERSIBLE CLIP?
FYI, HERE is EagleTac's 2012 catalog. For the D25 clicky series, it says:
- Five output brightness and seven hidden auxiliary modes
- Rotary head designed to instantly switch between Hi and Low output
- Programmable moon-mode, output group, and memory setting
- Ultra compact design with reversed clicky switch
There's a specs chart for the general stats, but no details on the lumen spacing or how programing will work. Max lumens, min runtimes look the same as the current twisty.
Sounds like a Quark clone to me. Anyone know how their customer service is? The warranty at eagletac-usa.com says limited lifetime to the original purchaser.
My questions to the CR were: " if I want to change my D25LC2 over to a clicky model, would that be a simple matter of unscrewing the tailcap from the light and replacing it with the clicky switch? And if that's the case, since the existing tailcap has the pocket clip screwed into it, would there be a place on the clicky switch tailcap to screw in the pocket clip?"
Will keep you posted as to what the CR's response is.
Great question Danielight...that's exactly what I want to know.
Gentlmen, I'm a flashlight nut and this is my first post here.
I have been reading in this forum for some time now and have not
seen any opinions on Eagle Tac thread engagement. Maybe a little off topic but
Eagle Tac fans should be reading here so here goes.
What I'm coming from is that I just bought a Olight M30 Triton and its tailcap
engagement is terrible. I fear that I will get it stripped out after a few battery
changes because there are only 2 full threads engaged plus its slopy and cross thready
if you are not careful.
Now looking at EagleTac D25C2 and wondering how it is for machinemanship
(is that a word?). Has anyone had trouble threading the tailcap on?
as previously mentioned - optional clicky tubes WILL be available to purchase to convert your twisty D25 into a clicky...
I personally had both a twisty and a clicky version D25 in my hand and tested the body switch out last January.
unscrew one body and switch to the other - simple as that (the clicky body will include the pocket clip).
The tail switch will then function the light like the twisting currently does - ie. click/momentary the switch on until reaching desired level (the head remains tight).
to lwknight: I don't think you will find any posts anywhere about sloppy EagleTac build quality - they are known for their high level of quality.
Tod, thanks for updating my update from the EagleTac rep ... your info was helpful and encouraging. Hopefully the clicky tube/switch will arrive soon. And I'll second your response to lwknight: the quality of the EagleTac D25LC2 is excellent. I have had no problems with sloppy threads, even though the twisty action is smooth enough to operate with one hand.
Somebody at EagleTac needs a spell checker...
3 brightness lebels? :-)
A D25 in Ti with clicky, moonlight, and XM-L would get my money for sure. That would be a difficult light to keep in stock assuming the price is within the ballpark.
When? and who will be the first that I can get them from?
Tod at IlluminationGear, who posted just above, will probably be one of the first. I can verify he provides excellent service.
...Tod does a great job and he gave me the EagleTac info on my post # 26
I couldn't be happier with my D25LC2 mini. I can't fault it at all in any department. The build is superb, the beam pure white (S2), the overall fit and finish is as good as it gets. I would like to have the low mode a true moonlight but as an EDC it is a very useful tool. The clip functions perfectly.
I have been holding off my purchase on Jetbeam PC10 until a review was done here..and now that Selfbuilt has completed a review on PC10 and i have told myself that indeed PC10 is the right one for me...i came across this thread about D25 with clicky... So many choices..so few dollars in wallet.
Also just got confirmation direct from EagleTac:
Although no mention of a moonlight mode, which I specifically asked about, so that seems like an unknown."Yes, the new D25 with clicky will be released at the end of this month. Alse have a XM-L bulb."
the hold up of the moment is lack of holsters for the (longer) D25 clicky models -
please standby - ET expects to begin shipping to dealers by "end of month"...
Came across a link to the 2012 catalog:
"Programmable moon-mode, output group, and memory setting"
I am all in on this news. A compact clicky with these features sounds perfect. EagleTac is rolling!
Last edited by AlphaZen; 03-08-2012 at 08:30 PM.
The hold up is due to the holsters??
Am I the only one who thinks shipping holsters with these lights is kind of crazy anyway? These are some of the smallest lights of this type and they come with an awesome deep carry pocket clip attached - who is sticking this in a holster on their belt? Why not get a bigger light if you are going to do that. IMO - they should eliminate the holster and decrease the price by a couple bucks.
Last edited by orbital; 03-09-2012 at 08:33 AM. Reason: arrrrrr spelling
I also own a Klarus NT20, this light is taller and wider than the D25LC2, however holster to holster the EagleTac suddenly seems to be 40-50% more bulk.
For storage or maybe attaching to bag I can the holster might be ok (and it is nicely made), but for putting on your belt when the light is so tiny just has me totally confused.