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    Default Will the UK LC100 run with 8aa 2500nimh?

    Hi all,
    Currently i'm thinking of buying a cheap hid to play ard with and the uk seems to be the most affordable. I have these sanyo 1AA-C adapter and is thinking will the LC100 light up with 8 of this. I would think so given there are folks who run theirs with C nimh but just want the opinion of the experts in this forum. Also, if anybody does did that, wht runtime can i expect from running it with 8 AA 2500nimh?

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    Daniel

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    Default Re: Will the UK LC100 run with 8aa 2500nimh?

    Hi DC, short answer is yes. There was another chap here on the forums who ran his with AAs as well. I think they were mere 1800mAh and he got about 1hr. He didn't even have any fancy adaptors, just used a bit of PVC pipe. I'll just run a search for you...

    Gosh, it's taking longer than I expected. Will try to get back with this.

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    Default Re: Will the UK LC100 run with 8aa 2500nimh?

    After hours of searching, (ok, so I spent some time re-reading old threads [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] ), I've finally found the one I was looking for.

    Check out illumigeek's second post.

    2300mAh NiMH AA cells. Just under 2hrs run time. Therefore, you should be getting close to 2hrs with 2500mAh.

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    Default Re: Will the UK LC100 run with 8aa 2500nimh?

    Hey Steelwolf,
    Thks for the reply and also the link [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]. My first hid the LC100 shall be. I will be trying it out once i got this month paycheck.

    Rgrds,
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    Default Re: Will the UK LC100 run with 8aa 2500nimh?

    Ok. I just got this question i wanna ask. Does the LC100, when compare to a SF P90 or even a P91, brighter and more flooding. Sorry, hid is not cheap on my side and i just got to made sure it doesn't turn out dimmer than my brightest incan and this will also be my most expensive light to date.

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    Default Re: Will the UK LC100 run with 8aa 2500nimh?

    Sorry, I have no answer to that. I have no SF P90 or 91.

    BTW, if you don't mind... where are you getting it from and how much are you paying for it?

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    Default Re: Will the UK LC100 run with 8aa 2500nimh?

    I can't believe how lucky you are...

    Ask and ye shall receive.

    Check out this link.

    Somewhere further down there is a beam shot of the LC100 and a P91. He doesn't explicitly say so, but I think jtivat has fixed the exposure rate for all the shots, so the P91 is dimmer than the LC100 at 150'. How's that?

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    Default Re: Will the UK LC100 run with 8aa 2500nimh?

    Wow, u r my saviour. Thks for the answer and the comparative shot. I should search more next time [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]. Regarding the price, the UK main distributor sell direct here and at a cut throat price for UK stuff. The LC cost ard usd$230 here and though i could get a cheaper price on the net but figure in the shipping and i dun really save much. Well, i digging into every penny i have for my first hid and sure hope to invest into 1 that is worthwhile.

    Lastly, does the LC output area flood like say, a SF L2 or even a UK4aaled? I dun really care abt giant throw but i like my light to shine a big path infront of me while i walking ard.

    How abt u Steelwolf? U liking yr LC so far. Any complaints? To me, the biggest attractiveness of the LC is the price, diving capability and the ability to munch cheap aa nimh.

    Many thanks,
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    Default Re: Will the UK LC100 run with 8aa 2500nimh?

    If you haven't done so, check out www.brightguy.com

    He was last selling the LC100 at US$170. That's US$60 saved. I don't think shipping will eat too much in to that. I'm sure he will say if he can beat that US$230 including shipping.

    Unfortunately, I don't have either the SF L2 or the UK 4AA eLED to compare. Chalk it down to a moment of strength/weakness. When I was last in SG, I was ready to plonk down some money at Aqua n Leisure in Marina Sq for a UK miniQ40 eLED and a Nuwai 5W (the one that has 3 output levels and uses 2 CR123 cells). But for some strange reason, I stopped myself. Now, kicking myself ever so slightly, but justifying it with the possible purchase of the upcoming Rayzorlite.

    I need my lights to be at least dunkable, if not outright dive capable, so I'm actually quite pleased with the LC100. Since I don't have any of the lights you mentioned to compare the beam to, I think I can best compare it to a LuxV with an IMS20 reflector (but much brighter of course). Bright, fairly tight hotspot which flows out smoothly to a good spill. Definitely not your tightly collimated beam, but also not totally flat like the KL4. Hope that helps.

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    Default Re: Will the UK LC100 run with 8aa 2500nimh?

    I used a fixed exposure so you could see the real difference in output. I have never understood beam shots on auto focus, everything will look the same, as any good camera will fix the exposure. I do understand that your eyes will do this also so the difference in real life is not as dramatic but the LC100 does beat the P91 by a large margin.

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    Default Re: Will the UK LC100 run with 8aa 2500nimh?

    Well, i get a quote from brightguy and they want $81 for shipping the LC100 together with the lantern grip. I guess local is the way to go for me.
    Thanks for all the help rendered, esp. steelwolf. I have really learnt alot about the LC on this thread.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Rgrds,
    Daniel

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