- Apr 4, 2021
Just ordered a Gen 3 Alpha, A313...Hi-Low, Standard Optic and Crenellated Bezel.
This is what Elzetta lists for the Gen 3 Alpha.I guess I missed the latest update to the Alpha. I wasn't expecting the output to be 535 continuous lumens from an IMR cell. I've had a Gen 1 Alpha since they were first released, and might need to try out the latest version.
My guess is that an IMR cell is required to get the full output, but the output from a standard 16340 shouldn't be visible less.
|Output (Lumens) IMR16340||535|
|Output (Lumens) CR123||435|
|Intensity (Candela) IMR16340||4430|
|Intensity (Candela) CR123||7710|
|Beam Distance (meters) IMR16340||132|
|Beam Distance (meters) CR123||175|
|Runtime (minutes) IMR16340||75|
|Runtime (minutes) CR123||35|
Still daylight here, so I haven't had a chance to play with it in the dark. But the tint looks around 4k.Been using mine as a EDC sense I got it. Damn fine light. Love it.
I didn’t hear any bad reviews on it. What was the issue?Still daylight here, so I haven't had a chance to play with it in the dark. But the tint looks around 4k.
Any idea what LED they use?
Also, after reading some less than stellar reviews, it seems like Elzetta addressed the negatives in teh v.3, which is why I decided to order one.
Beam is pretty decent and similar to other single TIR lights I own. Looks like a perfect EDC light.
Beam being too floody, output and tint. Some felt it was an outdated design. But that was with the earlier versions.I didn’t hear any bad reviews on it. What was the issue?
So, is the TIR the same in the v.2 and v.3?The gen 2 Alpha arrived around 2016. It was much less floody than the gen 1 and had a neutral beam that skirted the fringes of a warm tint. It was more suited as a backup light.
The gen 1 was mostly misunderstood what it's intended use was. It was never meant to be a backup to Bravos or Charlies, but had its own niche. Many folks didn't like the gen 1 Alpha.
HmmmOn mine slow,fast any speed gets it to high immediately. There’s no ramping at all.