II have a Lumens Factory HO-E1R on the way.
Now the question becomes, how to power it?
I am debating between the de facto standard, protected AW 17670, the unprotected Sanyo 16650 and the protected Sanyo 16650.
The load of the HO-E1R is 0.8 amps according to the manufacturer spec page here:
HO-E1R T1˝ 3.6V, 0.8A 50 Lumens 3250 °K 15 Hours
Reviews of the Sanyo cells can be found here and here and here.
If I went with the AW 17670, it would be protected.
If I went with the Sanyo, I can get either protected or unprotected.
1) Which cell should I get?
NOTE: Wasn't sure whether this was strictly an "incandescent" or "electrical" question, but thinking that it focused more on the electrical properties of the batteries under a given load, I put it here.