I've removed the plastic ring on all of my Eagletac drop-in modules - I used a pair of wire nippers to carefully cut away the edge of the black plastic ring until it basically pops off. Now they work even with my flat-top AW 2600mAh 18650's. I just have to be very careful about battery insertion from now on because I don't know if Eagletac uses any electronic reverse polarity protection or if they are relying on physical protection only - and I'm not really inclined to smoke one of my drop-ins to find out
I think,the EagleTac has the best practicable Kombination form Throw and Spill.
Yes, I agree - the XP-G R5 version has a nice balance of throw and spill for a general-purpose light. I particularly like how bright the spill is in the near area (i.e. you can see what is around you very well).Very happy with mine. I lit up the whole back yard, the neighbor's yard, the house a block over... and... and....!
I was wondering if you could help me making a decision between the EagleTac T20C2 Mk2 and the Fenix TK12/11.
I will mainly be using the light for off-road and on-road cycling.
Well, part of that may be because the 100-yard shots were set up with camera settings and positioning to best show the center beam throw.Simply looking at your nigh time beam shots, the Eagletac appears to be the clear winner, lighting up the road ahead much more brightly than the TK12.
I haven't done much cycling at night, but what little I have done makes me suggest the T20C2-II. I personally prefer the tighter and brighter spillbeam.
Note that I haven't gone off-road in the dark, but I would think you would want a tight beam even more in that situation.
Well, part of that may be because the 100-yard shots were set up with camera settings and positioning to best show the center beam throw.
That's what I meant. All the pics are taken at the same settings, but those settings were designed to help you draw conclusions about the hotspot. To really compare the spill, I would have to pull the camera further back and perhaps try different exposure settings.I thought all of your beam shots used exactly the same camera settings, so should provide a reasonably reliable way of comparing the lights outdoors? ... The Fenix has a higher light output (more spill) but clearly comes off worse in the beam shot photos... the EagleTac is almost twice as bright and seems to have greater spill than the Fenix! Shouldn't it be the other way around?
I wouldn't worry about that - the timescale is so large that you could not possible notice the gradual decline over time by eye.Also the light intenisity of the Fenix remains practically constant throughout until the battery starts to die, as shown on the graph. The EagleTac light intensity starts off lower and slowly decreases as the battery drains. I'm concerned about how this affects performance of the EagleTac as time goes on, as opposed to the initial output?
Can't remember off-hand if flat-tops worked (I'm away right now, and can't double-check. But 2900mAh Redilasts cells are now available (identical to the AW 2900mAh cells, but have a button).What is the highest capacity battery available for the EagleTac? I read somewhere that the flat-top batteries aren't compatible? Only Fenix?
:welcome:Maybe my question is redundant because I have not read all the contributions. I wonder if buying EagleTac T20C2 MKII Cree R5 brings me a different quality than my present TK11 R2. Thanks.