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    Default Inova T5

    Has anyone seen the Inova T5? looks like a T4 but brighter and cheaper, did we all discuss this such a long time ago that it's old news?

    Looks interesting....
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    Smile Re: Inova T5

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    Default Re: Inova T5

    Quote Originally Posted by 270winchester
    looks like a T4 but brighter
    The T4 and T5 each are rated at 100 lumens by Inova.

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    Default Re: Inova T5

    They are both rated @100 lumens by the manufactor.
    The only differecne is that the T5 is a tad bit bigger and with a longer running time.
    Last edited by Outdoors Fanatic; 09-25-2005 at 09:31 AM.

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    Default Re: Inova T5

    Umm, the main difference between the T4 and T5 is that the T4 is the rechargeable version. The T5 runs with standard CR123s. Isn't it?

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    Default Re: Inova T5

    Quote Originally Posted by powernoodle
    The T4 and T5 each are rated at 100 lumens by Inova.
    My bet is that it's 65 lumens in reality, at most. To get 100 lumens from a Luxeon III, you would need a high U bin emitter driven to spec (1000 mA) with nearly zero light losses in the optics and lens. Ain't gonna happen.

    Besides, the T3 is advertised as 85 lumens, while actual testing points to something closer to 40 lumens. My direct comparison to other flashlights is entirely consistent with that measurement.
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    Default Re: Inova T5

    My point was that the T4 and T5 put out the same amount of light, whatever that amount is.

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    Default Re: Inova T5

    Has anyone heard anything more about the T5? Is Inova still planning to release this light?

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    Post Re: Inova T5

    The T5 is available. I have never used or seen one. They seem to be available mostly at cop shops and don't seem to be stocked by our traditional flashlight dealers.

    Search in Froogle to find them. They run about $70-$75 which is about $20 less than the T4.

    It is longer than the T4 with otherwise the same sideswitch layout. My T3 & T4 are so close in performance I probably can't see any great advantage to the expense and size penalty of adding another cell for an hour or less additional runtime.

    I'm sure it is a very good light like the other T series, but it seems to be kind of an orphan in the overall lineup.

    Mark

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