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  1. ChrisGarrett

    Sunwayman V11R (XM-L, 1xR/CR123A, 1xAA/14500) Review: RUNTIMES, VIDEO, BEAMSHOT+

    No...output is about the same but a CR-123A has roughly three times the capacity at approximately the same voltage. Now, a 16340 li-ion at 4.2v will almost double the V11R’s output. Chris
  2. ChrisGarrett

    L3 Illumination L10 (XP-G2 R5 or Nichia 219, 1xAA) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMS, VIDEO+

    I too have a 4-5 year old orange 4 mode that runs well when I fire it up! It fell out of my pocket once, but it doesn’t run on protected 14500s. Chris
  3. ChrisGarrett

    Thrunite Neutron 2A (1xAA/14500 2xAA) and 2C (1xRCR/18650 2xCR123A/RCR) 2014 Review

    I was here in this thread at the beginning and almost bought one before the major issues started cropping up. Without having read the last 4 pages, I'm thinking that things are a little better, but people are still having more glitches than should be expected. I'm thinking the ZL SC52w, or the...
  4. ChrisGarrett

    [Review] DQG 26650 World Smallest Triple CREE XP-G2 R5 LED Flashlight

    Well...after hearing from Richard last week, I got my replacement TinyTriple in and it's working fine with the two Efest IMR 3500s that I got with my first light. I will be sending the original smoked light back to him. The first light was the neutral white XP-G2 R5 4B and he told me that...
  5. ChrisGarrett

    [Review] DQG 26650 World Smallest Triple CREE XP-G2 R5 LED Flashlight

    Thanks zebraa, If you ever visit Miami, give me a holler and I'll buy you a beer, or three. It looks like a promising light and I'm not expecting top notch quality out of it, but we're probably bound to have some failures? This is the first time I've had a light go literally 'up in smoke,'...
  6. ChrisGarrett

    [Review] DQG 26650 World Smallest Triple CREE XP-G2 R5 LED Flashlight

    Thanks to whomever forwarded my post about my dead Tiny Triple to Richard at ME, as he was forwarded this thread and contacted me. He will be sending me a new CW TT. I appreciate it, as there seemed to be an issue with his website email server and he never got my original email. Thanks again...
  7. ChrisGarrett

    Acebeam X60 & X60M brief review and beamshots

    I want to party with you. Nice review, thanks. Chris
  8. ChrisGarrett

    Olight i3S (XP-G2, 1xAAA) 2013/2014 review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO+

    I've got the XPG-2 and it's a pretty floody light compared to say my L3 L10 AA light. There's honestly not a lot to complain about IMO, regarding this light. Small, cheap, neat colors, well spaced modes with a blinky and moonlight and it can run a 10440. Chris
  9. ChrisGarrett

    4xAA Round-up Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEOS, PROS & CONS, and more!

    I bought the D40A just under a year ago and I'm happy with it. I have 18650 lights and I wanted a 'medium thrower' that worked on AAs, since I have a lot of Eneloops here, so I looked at the Fenix, the NC EA4, the ET, the JB and decided that the SWM light was priced right at $69 shipped via...
  10. ChrisGarrett

    Olight M3X (XM-L2, 2x18650, 3x/4xCR123A) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO + more!

    I'm no flashlight engineer, but either they retested their outputs and got a 'more accurate' figure, or they tweaked the driver current and this caused the high to bump up to 1200 and the low to bump up to 400. I don't really care, so I'm not about to contact Olight, but having looked at them...
  11. ChrisGarrett

    [Review] DQG 26650 World Smallest Triple CREE XP-G2 R5 LED Flashlight

    I bought one three weeks ago and had it working for about 18 minutes until the black negative wire detached from the LED board. I promptly and carefully soldered it back on and tried the light again with an Efest IMR 26650. After about 20 seconds of hitting the button, it started smoking quite...
  12. ChrisGarrett

    Olight M3X (XM-L2, 2x18650, 3x/4xCR123A) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO + more!

    Like I said above, it looks like it's just a minor tweak. Maybe they increased the driver current at the expense of a little more heat, but we'd have to have both in our hands to see any physical differences. That deal looks pretty good. You get the light, which is $130 here, before haggling...
  13. ChrisGarrett

    Olight M3X (XM-L2, 2x18650, 3x/4xCR123A) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO + more!

    Battery Junction has the 700LM XM-L listed on sale, then they have the XM-L2 2014 1200LM version listed and then I've followed going back to January, their 1000LM XM-L2 (v.1?) version on Andrew-Amanda dot com, so yes...if you're not paying attention, it can be confusing. The issue, besides...
  14. ChrisGarrett

    Sunwayman D40A (XM-L2, 4xAA) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO + more

    No, but it's a bit heavy and there are other lights that I use around the house--EagleTac D25C Ti clicky, my Sunwayman V11R, my Convoy lights and even my little AA L3 L10 and AAA Olight i3s. Chris
  15. ChrisGarrett

    Thrunite Neutron 2A (1xAA/14500 2xAA) and 2C (1xRCR/18650 2xCR123A/RCR) 2014 Review

    I think that it's too new to have a bona fide 'revision,' but hopefully going forward, they've corrected the issues, but we're talking about things like parasitic drain, glitching modes, etc., which seems like a whole plethora of problems. I'd buy that light in a New York minute, but I just...
  16. ChrisGarrett

    Thrunite Neutron 2A (1xAA/14500 2xAA) and 2C (1xRCR/18650 2xCR123A/RCR) 2014 Review

    I've been following this light since SB's initial review and then I stopped at page 1, or 2 and filed it in the back of my mind until I recommended it in a couple of posts and somebody informed me that there have been a lot of problems, so I revisited pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 and ehhh, I'm going to...
  17. ChrisGarrett

    Fenix HL30 Review (2xAA)

    I've got an HL30 and it's as light as a feather at just over 5.02oz (141.8g) with two fully charged Eneloop Gen. 2s. The Eneloops are almost an ounce (28.39g) each, at ~26g. I guess if you wanted to shave a few grams, due to aches and pains, you could use some Energizer Lithium L91 AAs...
  18. ChrisGarrett

    Olight M3X (XM-L2, 2x18650, 3x/4xCR123A) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO + more!

    The key to staying safe with Li-Ion cells, if you run them down, is to charge them back up quickly, within a day, or two, to be safe. Letting a cell with a resting voltage of 2.0v sit for a month, isn't a good thing. Panasonic has a 2.5v low voltage target, without problems. LG, Samsung and...
  19. ChrisGarrett

    L3 Illumination L10 (XP-G2 R5 or Nichia 219, 1xAA) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMS, VIDEO+

    I love my little Xeno E03. They're now selling an improved model, with more output and hidden SOS, strobe and beacon modes. Mine is just the 3 mode older V3 version. I run it entirely on a naked Sanyo 840mAh and it pretty much screams on high, (~400LM for NW vs. 110LM using an AA) but then...
  20. ChrisGarrett

    L3 Illumination L10 (XP-G2 R5 or Nichia 219, 1xAA) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMS, VIDEO+

    I just got my orange 4-mode, XP-G2 with pocket clip today, although I have't put the clip, or split ring, on yet. I've got a Xeno E03 XM-L T5 neutral, Icon Rogue 1 Q5 and a Shining Beam I-Mini XP-G R5 with 1xAA extender (also have the 2xAA,) so those are my only single AA lights. Couple of...
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