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    My question is why ainít anyone wanting the Flieger Mk I, cause itís older, or cause itís not two level? Trust me the Flieger will outperform and outlast the Beagle.

    Like the Aeon 2 Stage vs three stage. I spent 425 dollars for a three stage titanium and sold it for 300 dollars cause the led had more flood than throw... nicer tint but still not as useable for me.

    I think the Beagle is for those who donít have to worry about real life situations... it does look pretty. I have two Fliegers and the runtime of the Beagle puts me off.

    Thoughts? To each his own I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usdiver View Post
    My question is why ainít anyone wanting the Flieger Mk I, cause itís older, or cause itís not two level? Trust me the Flieger will outperform and outlast the Beagle.
    I think the Beagle is for those who donít have to worry about real life situations... it does look pretty. I have two Fliegers and the runtime of the Beagle puts me off.
    I would love a Flieger. They both excel in their intended uses and don't necessarily compete against each other but instead fulfill different roles. My estimation is that the Flieger is king when the situation demands more power, more throw, and benefits from those amazing runtimes where as the Beagle shines when up close to midrange tasks will be the majority of illumination duty and shorter runtimes are a good tradeoff for pocket-ability. I'd love to see a pic of those Fliegers in action....

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    Quote Originally Posted by trojansteel View Post
    Tint compared to my 219c equipped Boss. Beagle to the right.


    Awesome beam shots!! I've been creeping those Boss's for a while now. I would love a brass model. Unfortunately, my Manker E-14 sort of fills that niche; minus the cool features and top notch build quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usdiver View Post
    My question is why ainít anyone wanting the Flieger Mk I, cause itís older, or cause itís not two level? Trust me the Flieger will outperform and outlast the Beagle.
    One of the wishlists for Flieger is to have a pocket clip... so this might explain one of the reasons to prefer the Beagle. At least for me, that's how I look at it, YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogicalBeard View Post
    I would love a Flieger. They both excel in their intended uses and don't necessarily compete against each other but instead fulfill different roles. My estimation is that the Flieger is king when the situation demands more power, more throw, and benefits from those amazing runtimes where as the Beagle shines when up close to midrange tasks will be the majority of illumination duty and shorter runtimes are a good tradeoff for pocket-ability. I'd love to see a pic of those Fliegers in action....
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    Quote Originally Posted by xdayv View Post
    One of the wishlists for Flieger is to have a pocket clip... so this might explain one of the reasons to prefer the Beagle. At least for me, that's how I look at it, YMMV.
    I ve actually been thinking about a design regarding the clip... should be easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    ďHouston, the Beagle has landedĒ.
    I used my new polished copper Beagle last night after charging its new Muyshondt battery to 4.1 volts. I can almost certainly say that it is already my favorite light, and now Iím questioning if there is even a point to buying the Brass Boss combo and the Aluminum Bronze Flieger. The tint is beyond pleasant. I spent a fair amount of time doing A-B-A-B comparisons with several other lights using a bouquet of flowers that I bought for my fiancť as the subject I was illuminating. The colors that the Beagleís flood ring showed in the flowers really appeared more vivid and more ďaliveĒ than any of my other lights including My AA Maratac with the Nichia emitter and the 47ís Atom A0 candlepower anniversary light also using a Nichia emitter. Even my beloved Spy 007 with a high CRI XPG2 didnít show the colors as well. And the flood ring gives a much broader beam than a typical mule flashlight which have circular beams with a sharply defined edge. The light would actually make an excellent home defense light in my opinion because when the flood beam and the ďspotĒ beam are on together, it gives the user incredible situational awareness. None of the ďtunnel visionĒ that can occur when a light has to be pointed back and fourth in order to illuminate an entire room.
    The light is an absolute tank in copper. It weighs more than my Alpha custom, which is a significantly bigger light. Iím assuming with all that thermal mass heat will never be an issue. My only concern is a slight squeaking/rubbing sound between the titanium tail switch and the copper body when they rub past each other. Iím hoping it will smooth out over time and stop making sound. That and I wish the pocket clip had a little bit more tension because of how heavy the light is.
    Iím honestly not a fan of reverse clickies, I prefer the ability to turn the light on without clicking it on when wanted, but the switch works, and it works well.
    Trojansteel, how do you feel about the Boss vs the Beagle as far as tint, beam pattern, color rendering and brightness?

    Nice comparisons on the tint. The Spy and the Prometheus are on my wishlist. I'm bummed to hear about the squeaking. Someone else, I think in the Facebook group, reported the same thing. Are you leaving your thumb on the button after half pressing when cycling through modes? If I lift my thumb off of the button while cycling I get sort of a soft clacking sound. Sort of like a speaker giving a lecture who has cotton mouth. Otherwise it is silent when I keep my thumb in contact through the travel of the button press. I'm guessing Muyshondt would find a solution if you wanted to go that route. I'm wondering the same questions about the Boss vs the Beagle. Those Boss's look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usdiver View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by xdayv View Post
    One of the wishlists for Flieger is to have a pocket clip... so this might explain one of the reasons to prefer the Beagle. At least for me, that's how I look at it, YMMV.
    This is my biggest gripe about the Flieger. The Aeon Finally got a pocket clip. The Beagle has a pocket clip. For me, the Flieger is too big to just go in the bottom of a pocket. I don't really like using a holster, I find them cumbersome, and most people think it looks a little silly in my experience.

    Also, I think of the Beagle as a general purpose light. 90% of the use I find for flashlights when I'm not at work consists of brief periods of use and almost always at relatively close range. I find that the Beagle's second brightest output actually works very well, and is very bright. Its runtime of 2 hours is plenty in my opinion, especially when the battery has no memory, and can be charged whenever needed. The flood ring puts out a flawless wall of light, and the color rendering is probably the best I've ever seen in my opinion.

    I haven't had the chance to try a Flieger, but I would like to. Has anyone been able to use a Beagle and a Flieger side by side? I'm curious how the beam patterns, tints, and colors rendered compare between the two.

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    I m in England so the Flieger vs Beagle is a no brainer in the sense if I could I would.
    But if you care to have a look at my YouTube channel sdsteveb and let me know what you think I d appreciate it...

    To be honest The runtime on the Beagle put me off... I need throw and runtime...and I hope heís reading this. Put a clip on the Flieger and youíll sell loads.
    I have a proto and production model. If heís not reading dont worry guys cause I m thinking what to do with that Flieger non clip... even if it means buying a Fenix Clip or some sort... but we donít want to mess up the finish especially on a $600 Light!Folks, now is the time to tell the company what YOU want..Not what you should accept cause thatís what they want you to have!
    The Black proto operates flawlessly...18650 eagletac battery no wiggle or movement... canít get the Muyshondt batteries to England... bit sh** if you ask me!!! They should offer surface shipping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tixx View Post
    I keep on wanting one. I love the concept! The weight of these just tells me I will catch and release it though.
    I want one in 7075 with the only copper being in the heatsinking areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    I want one in 7075 with the only copper being in the heatsinking areas.
    If you didn't know, the titanium model has a "solid copper heatsink that is
    polished and gold plated to create a superior thermal juncture to the copper core LED board".

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    I want one in 7075 with the only copper being in the heatsinking areas.
    I wonder if the reflector is machined out of copper to aid in heatsinking as it is in the Aeon flashlight. He doesn't say it is on his website, but the light is so heavy. I love it. I would get a Flieger in Aluminum Bronze.

    Why is 7075 so popular for flashlights these days? I realize that 6061 doesn't seem to sound as flashy or as "prestigious"- 7075 is more expensive and more difficult to machine. It is harder and tougher and stronger. Hence the bragging rights. But 6061 is lighter weight, has greater electrical conductivity and greater thermal conductivity.

    In my mind, the flashlight body and head materials are there to conduct electricity, pull heat off the electronics, and protect the inside of the light. A Beagle or a Flieger made from 6061 would be more than strong enough to park a car on top of and have the light be okay except for some little dents where it was up against concrete. It wouldn't look museum quality anymore, but I bet you it would still function 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    Why is 7075 so popular for flashlights these days? I realize that 6061 doesn't seem to sound as flashy or as "prestigious"- 7075 is more expensive and more difficult to machine. It is harder and tougher and stronger. Hence the bragging rights. But 6061 is lighter weight, has greater electrical conductivity and greater thermal conductivity.

    In my mind, the flashlight body and head materials are there to conduct electricity, pull heat off the electronics, and protect the inside of the light. A Beagle or a Flieger made from 6061 would be more than strong enough to park a car on top of and have the light be okay except for some little dents where it was up against concrete. It wouldn't look museum quality anymore, but I bet you it would still function 100%.
    Additional durability is why many of us are liking their light made from 7075, and remember, titanium looks terrible on paper for conductivity of both heat and electricity , but performs just fine in the real world.
    Bragging rights are overrated and while they matter much to some, not at all to others like me and I'm not as interested in parking my car on top of my lights as I am about the integrity of their finishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    Trojansteel, how do you feel about the Boss vs the Beagle as far as tint, beam pattern, color rendering and brightness?
    I actually returned my beagle, but, as you can see in the picture, the beagle was significantly warmer. Iím not an expert as to color rendering.

    The boss at max is significantly brighter than max beagle. I also thought the first three levels of Beagle flood were redundant. And Levels 4 and 5 too close in brightness. I prefer the Bossís 3 distinct brightness levels following amber. (Of course the boss is fully programmable too).

    As for beam pattern.... the moonlight (L1) mode on the beagle is essentially flawless. Especially when compared to my Boss with the stainless steel bezel. The boss moonlight emits from an off center amber, so the bezel actually alters that beam pattern. Some might care about this, but in practice, I feel a jacked up amber moonlight beam pattern is much better than a perfect white pattern.

    I think the boss beam pattern has more flood than the Beagle since the peripheral ring of lights donít do much after several yards. The Boss has way more flood than an HDS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trojansteel View Post
    I actually returned my beagle, but, as you can see in the picture, the beagle was significantly warmer. Iím not an expert as to color rendering.

    How come you returned the Beagle? I thought the spread between setting 4 and 5 is quite a step up in brightness. That central emitter jumps from 95 lumens up to 365 lumens. For me, the Beagle is literally all about the flood ring and the fact that it is essentially two flashlights rolled into one. It's an excellent mule and a traditional reflector light in one.

    You mentioned the boss being brighter than the Beagle. Are you running the Nichias in the Boss? Any idea what the runtime is at those settings or do you know what you have the wattage set at for that brightness setting? Also one last thing, any idea how long it takes for the thermal protection to start bumping the brightness down, or if it does at all at that setting? Okay one more question, since you where talking about beam pattern, what optic is in the boss?

    I'm still very interested in how the boss compares and contrasts with the beagle. I think they could make a pretty slick pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    How come you returned the Beagle? I thought the spread between setting 4 and 5 is quite a step up in brightness. That central emitter jumps from 95 lumens up to 365 lumens. For me, the Beagle is literally all about the flood ring and the fact that it is essentially two flashlights rolled into one. It's an excellent mule and a traditional reflector light in one.

    You mentioned the boss being brighter than the Beagle. Are you running the Nichias in the Boss? Any idea what the runtime is at those settings or do you know what you have the wattage set at for that brightness setting? Also one last thing, any idea how long it takes for the thermal protection to start bumping the brightness down, or if it does at all at that setting? Okay one more question, since you where talking about beam pattern, what optic is in the boss?

    I'm still very interested in how the boss compares and contrasts with the beagle. I think they could make a pretty slick pair.
    I canít answer all your questions. I bought both at the same time knowing I would return one of them. My boss has triple 219c.

    I felt the beagle just had too many modes. Thereís never a real situation where L2 preferable to L3, or L4 vs L5. The 5 levels seem redundant. In reality, I feel I only need a distinct moonlight, medium, high.

    The boss has the ultimate moonlight with the red or amber. And the Boss Low is basically any other lights medium, the Boss medium basically a high. I seldom use the Boss on max. I know the Beagle is electronically very impressive, but from a practical standpoint, I just prefer the boss.

    Ergonomically, I also really didnít like the beagle clip; The four corners are very sharp.

    The threads on the boss are sooo robust, and so smooth on my brass example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trojansteel View Post
    I can’t answer all your questions. I bought both at the same time knowing I would return one of them. My boss has triple 219c.

    I felt the beagle just had too many modes. There’s never a real situation where L2 preferable to L3, or L4 vs L5. The 5 levels seem redundant. In reality, I feel I only need a distinct moonlight, medium, high.

    The boss has the ultimate moonlight with the red or amber. And the Boss Low is basically any other lights medium, the Boss medium basically a high. I seldom use the Boss on max. I know the Beagle is electronically very impressive, but from a practical standpoint, I just prefer the boss.

    Ergonomically, I also really didn’t like the beagle clip; The four corners are very sharp.

    The threads on the boss are sooo robust, and so smooth on my brass example.

    Great input. Sounds like the Boss is a grail for you! Iím the opposite on my preferences. L1 is a great moonlight for me when Iím in the car or around the house to preserve night vision or reading. L2 is a great step up for some more light navigating or looking for stuff in dark rooms/spaces. L3 is another nice bump for maximum flood; in truth, I would like a tad more lumens on L3 but Iím guessing they would be overdriven/inefficient any higher. Then L4 is another nice punch to view stuff farther away yet still provide good run-times. And then of course L5 to see even farther. I have a use for every mode and couldnít give up a single level. Heck, I would even add a 30 second turbo for L6! I use mine indoors mostly. For throw I have a Manker Mk35 that makes a great team. Sounds like you use Boss/flashlights outdoors a bit? Has anyone tested one with an integrated sphere yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trojansteel View Post

    I felt the beagle just had too many modes. Thereís never a real situation where L2 preferable to L3, or L4 vs L5. The 5 levels seem redundant. In reality, I feel I only need a distinct moonlight, medium, high.


    Ergonomically, I also really didnít like the beagle clip; The four corners are very sharp.

    The threads on the boss are sooo robust, and so smooth on my brass example.
    I have to agree completely about the pocket clip. It is pretty angular and the corners are still almost yes, sharp.

    As far as level 4 versus level 5 on the Beagle, it's a big runtime difference. Level 4 gets 2.66 times the runtime of mode 5. To be honest, if I'm not outside in the open, I find level 5 to be excessively bright especially for indoor use. And I feel a 45 minute runtime is just too short. As such I tend to treat level 5 as sort of a "turbo" mode and it only gets used in relatively short bursts.

    Are your settings on the boss stock, or did you set them yourself?

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    Are your settings on the boss stock, or did you set them yourself?
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    Has anyone done any runtime tests? I did some quick and dirty amp readings with a Fluke 117 and the Beagle battery at 4.16 volts.
    Level one: 12 mah
    level two: 49 mah
    level three: 230 mah
    level four: 407 mah
    level five: 1217 mah

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    I have a Beagle and am in the UK. Got the Muyshondt battery too - the red AW is higher capacity and a lot cheaper.

    Got my prototype in June and it compared well with Spy and Haiku. Now the proper dark is here, it is not as good. I have had it as my EDC for the last months and it is too smooth, not as nice as the Haiku. 5 levels controlled for a button is far inferior to the control knob on the SPY. The Beagle runtime is not great, for a 75 minute run I needed to change batteries. I think level 4is best as you get the full flood and a bit of throw - cycling between 3 and 4 is a royal PITA so stick with level 4, which drains the cell faster. Getting GITD on the Beagle is a pain too, the rubber cover of the Haiku is easy to get a Glow version off, the SPY has tritium slots milled into it by default.

    Never considered a Beagle vs Flieger as I already have a SPY so why get a Flieger? I am thinking of getting a BOSS so will be interested in comparing it. The built in Glow o ring is a nice feature.

    EDIT the Beagle reverse clicky is an awful feature. If I am on level 3 or 4 and want a quick boost, I then have to cycle through the modes to get back to 3 or 4 again. With a forward clicky I could lightly press to get the boost and not fanny around through the stages. When out running, this cycling is another royal PITA. It is also a surprisingly dense lump of metal in the hand. Solid and small, but heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenikjones View Post
    I have a Beagle and am in the UK. Got the Muyshondt battery too - the red AW is higher capacity and a lot cheaper.

    Got my prototype in June and it compared well with Spy and Haiku. Now the proper dark is here, it is not as good. I have had it as my EDC for the last months and it is too smooth, not as nice as the Haiku. 5 levels controlled for a button is far inferior to the control knob on the SPY. The Beagle runtime is not great, for a 75 minute run I needed to change batteries. I think level 4is best as you get the full flood and a bit of throw - cycling between 3 and 4 is a royal PITA so stick with level 4, which drains the cell faster. Getting GITD on the Beagle is a pain too, the rubber cover of the Haiku is easy to get a Glow version off, the SPY has tritium slots milled into it by default.

    Never considered a Beagle vs Flieger as I already have a SPY so why get a Flieger? I am thinking of getting a BOSS so will be interested in comparing it. The built in Glow o ring is a nice feature.

    EDIT the Beagle reverse clicky is an awful feature. If I am on level 3 or 4 and want a quick boost, I then have to cycle through the modes to get back to 3 or 4 again. With a forward clicky I could lightly press to get the boost and not fanny around through the stages. When out running, this cycling is another royal PITA. It is also a surprisingly dense lump of metal in the hand. Solid and small, but heavy.





    Thanks for the comments. I have a few questions:


    The prototype was better in what ways?


    Too smooth as in the texture of the production model is too slippery?


    Which Spy model do you have?


    The BOSS is such a different animal but I would love a comparison.


    What forward clicky flashlight light do you have that you were describing?
    My favorite UI is the Toykeeper firmware on the Manker E14. Same UI/reverse clicky as the Beagle except a long press lets you go back a level.


    Do you use your flashlights mostly indoors, outdoors, or an even mix?

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    I'm also confused about the mode cycling comments you made.

    The way I understand, you're saying you can press the button momentarily to momentarily increase brightness?

    On my forward clicky lights like the Haiku, if I'm in mode 2 and I want to get to mode 3, I have to click the light, so it can be turned off, then a brief off cycle to switch modes. With the Haiku, I have no choice but to go through mode 3 in order to get to mode 1 from mode 2.

    With the beagle, if I'm in mode 4 and I want to get to mode 3, I can go through 5, 1, and 2, but I don't have to. More often then not, I will lightly hold the clicky for about 2 seconds which will make light go straight into mode 1 from mode 4 (or any other mode) then it's two quick bumps up to 3.

    Yes, doing something like switching back and forth between setting 3 and 4 is easiest with a rotary knob like the spy. I can't disagree with that.

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    The prototype is the one I have. The shape is a simple tube. The knurling is nicely done, but it is still basically a cylinder. The Haiku is far nicer to hold, and the flared end makes a cigar hold very comfy

    The SPY is XM-L2. It is the last of the engraved ones Data sold. 6 modes you can program as you wish -the more modes you have, the more useful programming is.

    If the Beagle was a forward clicky then I would lightly press the button to get the higher mode, then release to go back to the current mode (I assume). As it is, I am doing a lot of cycling. Gets very wearing. Casually going between, say, modes 3 and 5 is not fun.

    Use is a mix of indoors and out. For indoors, the dim modes are critical and the Beagle has as bright a dim as I want -the Haiku is too bright. For outside use, the Beagle is not as good a thrower as the XP-G2 Haiku and the SPY is not a thrower but 3300mA generates a wall of light that goes further than the Beagle level 5 does.

    Around the house, anything will do. My niche use is running in the dark, a torch in the hand is a good adjunct to a headlamp. For this the SPY would be ideal except for long runs, where battery changes are a PITA (the Vault cap would help here). The Haiku outlasts the Beagle, I fancy trying a BOSS to see how it compares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenikjones View Post
    ....
    If the Beagle was a forward clicky then I would lightly press the button to get the higher mode, then release to go back to the current mode (I assume)....
    This is not how forward clicky switches work.
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    Youíre describing a two stage switch not a forward clicky. Forward clicky cycles through modes while the light is off by momentarily turning it on. Reverse clicky cycles through modes while on while momentary turning it off. Neither would accomplish a momentary turbo.

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    My apologies. It is not really a momentary turbo I want, it is the ability to access the next level with a press, then release to stay at same level. I am sure it is not impossible. If you regularly want to switch modes - which I do when outside - then the Beagle is awkward.

    If Indid not have a SPY then maybe this would be less of an issue. I do, though, and that control knob is fantastic.

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    I am still having trouble understanding precisely what you are describing for UI ... could you give a specific example of a flashlight (make and model) with this exact user interface ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenikjones View Post
    The prototype is the one I have. The shape is a simple tube. The knurling is nicely done, but it is still basically a cylinder. The Haiku is far nicer to hold, and the flared end makes a cigar hold very comfy

    The SPY is XM-L2. It is the last of the engraved ones Data sold. 6 modes you can program as you wish -the more modes you have, the more useful programming is.

    If the Beagle was a forward clicky then I would lightly press the button to get the higher mode, then release to go back to the current mode (I assume). As it is, I am doing a lot of cycling. Gets very wearing. Casually going between, say, modes 3 and 5 is not fun.

    Use is a mix of indoors and out. For indoors, the dim modes are critical and the Beagle has as bright a dim as I want -the Haiku is too bright. For outside use, the Beagle is not as good a thrower as the XP-G2 Haiku and the SPY is not a thrower but 3300mA generates a wall of light that goes further than the Beagle level 5 does.

    Around the house, anything will do. My niche use is running in the dark, a torch in the hand is a good adjunct to a headlamp. For this the SPY would be ideal except for long runs, where battery changes are a PITA (the Vault cap would help here). The Haiku outlasts the Beagle, I fancy trying a BOSS to see how it compares.

    I think I understand better now.
    By ďproper darkĒ you mean it gets dark sooner and you are able to make a better comparison. Muyshondt has a ďdarkwellĒ finish I thought you were referencing.


    While running you donít like the cylinder shape. A lanyard around the clip might work if that was your only grievance.


    Iím guessing you have the 005 model? I was wondering if you had the tri with the aspheric.


    Ah you were just describing a UI you would like in theory. If a light press would give you a momentary boost, what method would you like to cycle through modes? Maybe a full quick click? Sounds interesting. Somebody should write the program for that.


    What mode do you use the Beagle in while running? 4? If so, does it last the stated two hours?

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