First off i sure am sorry for even starting this uproar in the "other" thread.
I am a major devotee of PG's AAA-P and have given them a good workout
on my last (music related) tour. I am happy with them and had talked to peter
Of my intent of being a sorta of ambassador in showing it to tour supply business's, crew, tech's, roadies tour managers to gauge interest and maybe open a new market for ARC.(not had a chance to call him with report but if you see this peter will do so tomorrow)
So I never would put up that thread as a subsitute for a real deal ARC. since lights with the ARC/peak form factor have been very poular since i joined CPF little over a year ago, I there have been many close knockoff's, but I agree this one (other then lack of appearent quality) is obviously a copy.
My first good LED light was a infinity ultra bought well before joining CPF. one must admit it sure bears major resemblance to the ARC AAA, but in AA size.
Is it possible that peter took a good idea, and made a smaller, better, brighter unit? I don't think that's wrong, many great product's have been done that way! And incedently love the peak's i have too (ultra po AAA lug bod, and N cell pocket) but gransee's light really cut's through and the blue'ish tint seem's to work better in fog (stage fog) is brighter then any 1xAAA 1xled i own, and is other then a few personal niggles built so good and so small it transends it's simplicity.
So I would never try to muscle a knockoff to you my bro's on this of all forum's!!!!
My feelings were as stated in the closed thread (good call empath BTW)
was for a light to give as presents or cheap gifts to turn on friends on to small LED keychain lights once the bug bites, as we all have learned
that once you see benifit's paying 40 bucks will make sense for a
people that think a solitaire is to much dough.
so for this i do apologize to Peter, and the CFPer's I angered.
But with one caveat:
I have never seen outcries from us when a knockoff of a m@g, or
other light deemed a copy or inferior, are often brought up here. (esp If as one argument goes Some of our fav light's do have foreign parts, a mag i believe is built in and uses all american part's.)
that does bug me a bit. If your gonna have ethic's apply them equally. Ok thats sermon w/apology is made, and my commentary too,
If you wish to talk abut the light in question please do so in a nice manner.
again my apologies to peter and anyone offended by me inquiring about this light.VDG