- Dec 20, 2012
- Northern New Jersey
No, not flimsy... Just not "flashaholic" material..... or perhaps Im just not enough of a flashaholic.....:thinking:
ahhh.... Maybe i'll go grab one tomorrow...as long as it's Poppy approved...now Im a little more interested. Wonder what will happen with 4-8 lithium AA's....?
Which one? http://www.energizer.com/lighting/light-fusion-technology
I like the simple flashlight one and was in the store awhile ago thinking how i would mount it to a backpack strap... But the beam is worthless... wish it was just the flat light part.
100 lumens - 20HRS - 1 meter - IPX4... Not bad:
I can't comment on the 2 in 1 or 3 in 1, because I don't have either.
For a lantern though, I like the larger fold up one. Especially if you want to run a lantern at more than 100 lumens. Due to the large flat surface, it produces less glare than traditional LED lanterns.
I see that there are now two versions... a 300 lumen, and a newer 330 lumen lantern. The 300 lumen is more a neutral white, whereas the 330 is cooler white, and it does draw a little more amperage. I prefer the softer white, but it isn't a big deal.
All of the lanterns have a demo mode. All you have to do is take the batteries out of the lantern for ten? seconds and put them back in. That's no fault of the lantern, it just "is what it is" and it isn't a detraction to the lantern's qualities.
Regarding running on L91s, the light runs on 4 in series, or 2 sets of four, in parallel. So the voltage difference between 4AAs in series, and 4*L91s, won't be that great. I can only imagine that the light can handle them. There is no warning on the box stating NOT to use lithium AAs.