Same, the 1.1 is awesome! I wish I had my W2 to compare side by side, but I gifted it to a relative just a few days before the 1.1 arrived.
I took it outside last night... Absolutely stunning. I’ve never known something so tiny and lightweight to produce such AWE INSPIRING throw! The beam into the night sky, what a light saber of sorts.... and a useful one at that! No LEP technology can replace the practicality of a LED/reflector combo unless they figure out a way to diffuse/spread the beam focus....
Now if we could just get 150kcd with a similar beam pattern into a Goliath V2vn.... THAT would drive me NUTS. How many years from today? Will it ever happen? Who knows... but I am perfectly content with the Micro GT W1.1’s ability and pocketability.
The area where I live, with as many trees and houses nearby, it’s hard to find any place in a straight line 700m+ away. The road curves by that time, and trees obstruct view.
For any practical EDC purposes, in my location, I can’t see really benefitting from any more throw! A bigger spot however? Sure!
Cant wait to travel to a place where I can make use of greater throw capabilities of the incoming K75vn!
yahhhh...I was suppose to remove one of the spring out of the tail cap but I cant remember if I did it for yours. Can you check..
Yup...Some lights we maximize current draw...Others we add resistance for them low Vfs
Light might run fine but you are likely making extra heat and burning extra battery while not making much more output if any.