Arc-AAA vs Palight Gold

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Which is brighter? Does anyone have any experience that they can share?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 1:
Which is brighter? Does anyone have any experience that they can share?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pal Gold is way brighter, -but then is 6 times Arc's size.:p
 

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Although I haven't seen a Pal Gold, I did see a Pal unit which came out just before the Gold. The light was brighter, but the beam was very narrow. I was not impressed, as it was so narrow (almost laser like) that I didn't think it was very usable. The Arc-AAA gives off a very usable light to around 10 feet. The light produced from the little Arc-AAA, should make quite an impression. The Arc-AAA fits in the pocket very well and attach it to your key ring, it become available to you at all times. You can't do this with the PAL, unless you don't mind having this bulge to stretch out the fabric around your pockets (but this does give you a reason to get new pants)...
 

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Yes the Pal gold is brighter. I would bet the overall lumen or total output is very close. The Pal just uses a lens to focus it down to a tight spot to project it further.
 

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To make PAL beam wider, pry the lens out (it's easy) and put it in backwards. I usually use my PAL Gold this way.
 
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Hi Ron,

Are there any other way to go about this (other than turning round the lens) to get a more proper beam?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR> Are there any other way to go about this (other than turning round the lens) to get a more proper beam?

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Reversing the lens is easy, and will cause no damage. A very small flathead screwdriver works best. You can also get a larger and very even beam if you remove the lens entirely.
 
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