(The urinators are from the endpage of my 1993 FLI demo on the C=64).
The long awaited xx123 battery tests for the Arc LS are now underway!!
1st Test: Arc LS with Surefire SF123A.
Battery has a "use by" date of April 2011.
Initial brightness: 71,100mcd / 5 seconds
Initial DC current: 430mA after 5 seconds
Initial PV current: 18.5mA after 5 seconds
Timed PV (photovoltaic cell) curve - measures relative light intensity...
1:00pm 10.25mA (battery is draining at a slightly faster rate now)
1:15pm 6.66mA (I hope you're wearing clean underpants...watch out for flying horses!)
2:20pm 0.963mA (A bit dimmer, but whiter, than a white Infinity)
Battery has an open circuit / high impedance voltage of 0.92V after a 30 second resting period.
After approximately 1 minute, it was reinstalled and the Arc LS restarted!
Threshold of usability reached; this test is over. Light can still be used to carefully navigate indoors, and can still find toilets, furniture, or pet's tails; but it isn't useful for much else at this point.
Testing will begin anew tomorrow morning with the Energizer e2 lithium.
(This graphic was also ripped from my 1993 FLI demo).