The Horus light is definitely well made, but lack of primary CR123A support really limits its general appeal for many. I'm looking forward to the release of their continuously-variable circuit - and will update this review when they send me one.I have to say though that the one surprise for me was reading about the Horus... I didn't know what to make of this light when I first started reading about it and thought that they were quite nervy to make a Titanium light as their first offering (that I could tell) but the comment you made about beam pattern and the fact that it's right there in the pack with its performance was a pleasant surprise.
A good point - but I haven't been buying the cheap DX lights lately. With such high quality offerings as these, it's hard to justify spending the time or money. But I have generally been impressed with the build quality of the various Romissen lights (for the price - still doesn't compare to most of these).Excellent review! I'd also be interested in seeing a few of the cheap dx lights in just for kicks, and a little perspective, thanks.
I don't believe there's only one "winner" here. But not to worry, the EX10 will be added to this review, just as the D10 and LF5XT will be added to my 1AA round-up review. Just waiting on the vagaries of the postal system - likely won't be for a few more weeks, I'm afraid
But a point to keep in mind about the EX10 - based on the specs, max output is kept to 130 lumens, which is comparable to the E1B,120P, Incendio, but less than the P2D, Extreme, and Jet-II.
Oh, and my new Jet-II PRO review is up. I'll update this thread in a few days.
I think the problem is not getting it out of the battery - it's getting rid of the heat generated. In small form-factor lights without a lot of heatsinking (like the EX10 and D10, but also the Incendio, etc.), heat is probably your biggest concern with running too high. This is why the Extreme is so overbuilt looking in comparison (i.e. fins near the emitter, bigger heatsink, etc.).130 lumens coming from nitecore makes it comparable to the NDI. I'd prefer more, and wish nitecore had put some more in seeing as getting more out of a 14500 shouldn't be a problem, but I think I can manage.
I don't have the smooth reflector, but from comments around here I gather it doesn't added much throw. And as for the output/runtime difference between my two samples, that's likely just luck of the draw for emitter-circuit interactions. It's still the best thrower you will find in this size (although again, I think its over-driven at 100%).The JET-II PRO was kind of disappointing to me. Except for clip and regulation in low modes, everything was worse. Is there any chance of you reviewing the smooth version? Despite the drawbacks, I'm always eager to learn about a new pocket rocket king
Thanks for the excellent review! 1xCR123 is probably my favorite form factor, so I especially liked reading your review. I still absolutely love my E1B (been EDCing it for a few months now) but have my eye on that Nitecore Extreme.
Just for fun, could you post a pic of the NE head on the E1B body?
Thanks again for the review.
I'll try to remember to, next time I'm taking some light pics.Just for fun, could you post a pic of the NE head on the E1B body?
Sorry, don't have one. I would imagine its performance relative to the lights here would be comparable to the LM31 compared to others in my 1AA round-up (see my sig for the link). Basically, max output would be lower than most the newer CR123A/RCR lights (due to the older SSC emitter), and low mode would be less efficient. But the LM3x series are really meant to be easy-to-use budget lights, and they serve that function well.Selfbuilt, you wouldn't happen to have an LM33 you could toss into the mix, here, would you? Just about to order one, since I liked my LM31 so much, so I was kind of curious.
I had the original P1D-CE once, from first batch sold here (the first mass-produced Cree light - caused quite a sensation). I've long since given it away, but my runtime tests on Hi and Med were basically the same as the P2D with the original P4 Cree head. So I would think you could use my P2D-Q5 runtimes here as a good comparable for the performance of the P1D-Q5.selfbuilt do you happen to have a P1D Q5 that you could add to the above comparison? Most interested in the diff btw that and the EX10.
A good start. FYI, MattK at batteryjunction has sent me Olight T10 to review, and it's next in line for my lightbox after the current light I'm testing (Olight M20 Warrior). I'm curious to how this new 2008 model T10 compares.And after reading Selfbuilt's CR123 roundup, I think i'll be starting my own multi mode 1xCR123 flashlight collection. So far the list looks like this:
Any other lights that would fit this size/form factor for under $70? Any input would be appreciated.
And thanks to Selfbuilt for showing me the light.:twothumbs