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    Default Re: Nitecore Explorer Series (EC1, EC2, EA1, EA2)

    Finally, something different , something worth wasting money on

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    Quote Originally Posted by coaking View Post
    Hi F-ice,

    They will be available in April at the Sysmax dealers.
    Regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaking View Post
    Hi F-ice,

    They will be available in April at the Sysmax dealers.
    Regards
    Thanks, lol now to find a sysmax dealer in canada =]

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    Try with J2LEDflashlight.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by saypat View Post
    (...) The original pictures showed the lights to be blue and yellow.
    You mean black with blue switches, like these?



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    These new Nitecores do look interesting.

    But I'm wondering if the EA1 will also take 14500s?
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    I think these new Nitecores are potentially wonderful too.
    However, does anyone know if they come, or if they will come in 1x18650?

    If Nitecore can come up with a version powered by 1x18650 with it's 3100 mAH capacity, combined with the lower internal resistance of the 18650 cell to generate a higher current, to in turn produce more lumens from an XM-L emitter, eg 3 amps will produce a whopping 750 lumens OTF, then I will replace my Zebralight SC600 with this particular E Series Nitecore.
    The 1xAA, 2xAA, 1xCR123, and 2xCR123's, while being great lights for their size, don't actually perform as well as the bigger 1x18650 size, but does anyone know if Nitecore has a single 18650 on the way, for those who prefer the bigger 1x18650 format?

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    I think these new Nitecores are potentially wonderful too.
    However, does anyone know if they come, or if they will come in 1x18650?
    Its possible, but only the EC2 can be used with 1x18650, the guy in the video said it. Its available in April. I will buy the EA1 and i think the lights are not ugly at all, i mean normal round flashlights are not really good looking to me, those have a kind of modern strange look, i like them.

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    Hate the look of these.

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    Default Re: Nitecore Explorer Series (EC1, EC2, EA1, EA2)

    Quote Originally Posted by tam17 View Post
    You mean black with blue switches, like these?



    Cheers,

    Tam
    these look great too. can't wait to get my hands on one! thanks for pics

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    Btw, are these lights XP-G or XM-L emitters?

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    Is there any new information about the new Tiny Monsters? I'm very interested in a TM11, but I might wait if the TM15 is set to come out soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grumbler View Post
    Is there any new information about the new Tiny Monsters? I'm very interested in a TM11, but I might wait if the TM15 is set to come out soon.
    Check out the new TM thread...

    Cheers,

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    One thing I do not like about these new Explorer lights is the position of the switch.

    I only EDC lights with tail switches (Quark AA, Nitecore D10, Fenix LD10, etc) and find it a very natural way to hold and use the light. The side position of these switches might mean I'll pass on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snipe315 View Post
    One thing I do not like about these new Explorer lights is the position of the switch.

    I only EDC lights with tail switches (Quark AA, Nitecore D10, Fenix LD10, etc) and find it a very natural way to hold and use the light. The side position of these switches might mean I'll pass on them.


    I am interested in them for the exact reason you are not. I find tailcap switches fine in true tactical situations, but for general use a side mounted switch is far more natural to use.

    If walking on rough trails by torch light, holding the light as far from your eye level as possible accentuates shadows and makes it safer (less likely to trip) than holding a light at eye level which tailcap switches lead you to do.

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    Here is another video with some good close-up shots. I'm gonna have to try one.

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    Thanks for that video!

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    Thanks for the new video. EC2 working with 18650 li-ion, that's good.

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    I understand the concept of function over form but they are terrible looking lights. Even the blue button prototypes look better. The D10 with is simple sleek design which obtained almost a cult following seems to be lost in their new designs. I wonder if they will have a cone type diffuser option? They are always handy for camping and worklights. Im not sure that small lights with such a bulbous head will be a winner. Im going to sit in the neutral camp at this stage and wait till people start using them before passing judgement. I must admit though I thought Nitecore was finished with more emphasis being given to their sister company as their model lineup was looking rather bare. At least we know they are still in there with something different.

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    I'm a collector and I like having different lights.
    These qualify.
    So yeah I hate the clip and hope it comes off but still I will pick one of these to buy.
    After each gets a thorough review I will decide.
    18650 is already in the lead.

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    I spent last months away from CPF... now I´m back and I saw this new lights! Awesome!!

    They look great! I´ll keep my eye in these lights, with the new Surefire EB1!

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    The two buttons look a bit too close together but actual use will tell. I'm hoping for a higher-powered light with those controls - like a 18650/XML or multi-18650/multi-XML light. I wonder why the TM11 didn't come with those dual switches.

    So will those dual switches be more convenient to use than the single-switch Zebralight? That is the question.
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    May be more convenient may not be, but I bet they'll be less cases of hot pockets going around. LoL

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    so is it out yet!!!

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    User Interface Wish List (rather than forward button for level adjustment and rear button for on-off):

    1) From OFF, quick press forward button for preprogrammed high
    2) From OFF, quick press rear button for preprogrammed low
    3) From ON, long press forward button to ramp up
    4) From ON, long press rear button to ramp down
    5) From ON, quick press either button for off.

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    Looks like a really interesting design. I'm intrigued...

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    hi to all! any news from explorer series??? i want buy onother EDC lights (i think 1-AA), im pendent between zebra sc51 and these new nitecore EA1......i like so EC1!!!!!!what do you think about and however when we can buy or see the Dataspech of the new nitecore....? thank a lots!
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    Hi,

    is there any new information about the appearing date for the new Nitecores E-Series ?

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    We received a production sample from Nitecore and did a quick demo video of the EA2 on our YouTube channel.
    If there is something you'd like to see with this model that I didn't put in the video, leave me a comment and I will shoot another with your requests. -LightJunction Jeff

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    It would be nice to see some real-world reviews (with outdoor beamshots), now when production samples are being shipped. NC country distributors are currently getting conformity certificates for E and new TM series, so it won't be long before those lights start hitting the shelves.

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