Yeah, likewise, which is why I thought it would be fun to include it in the table. I remember how much of a "thrower" it was at the time. Now, you can get lights with 20x the overall output (although typically only up to 10x the throw), in a smaller size.I just noticed you included the Streamlight ProPolymer (Lux 1) ....:laughing: ....That was my first ''real'' light.
Almost a decade ago. Time flies eh ?
Yeah, that's why I don't do round-up threads any more. :laughing: But I thought it was time to pull together all the 4xAA reviews I've done, since this battery class is becoming fairly standard now (i.e., has largely replaced the old 2xAA class).Another huge Thank You to selfbuilt for pulling all this info together! I can only imagine how much time & effort it takes to complete a comparison like this.
I believe they did update the pin design on this model, but I have no specific info. Some pics from a recent purchase would be good, if anyone has any.Anyone heard anyone on that front, have they since changed the pins&/or spring?
also has ther ever been, or expect there will be a run of nichia hcri gx25a3's? I know they've done that option with several other models.
Answered in the EA4 review thread. This comes down to why it is always important to look at the actual runtime graph curves, to see how output changes over time (i.e., it is different in these two cases).Does anyone have an opinion on why a later-revision flashlight would perform worse than the older one?
It looks like the EA4 did better on battery power at Low (115 measured lumens) than the EA41 did on Medium (110 measured lumens). The EA4 lasted almost two hours more on the same Eneloop 2000mAh batteries. I would think a better LED and a newer flashlight would mean better battery life, not worse.
I bought a Nitecore EA41 a few weeks ago and today I got a Sunwayman D40A. While both are fine lights, I like the beam on the D40A better. It's more uniform compared to the EA41 which has a hot center. My D40A beam looks more uniform than the photos in this review.