Inova T4 135 lumens OR Fenix L2D CE?

Stella_Polaris

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What would YOU go for? I just need the best of the two with the best throw. But I am STILL thinking about buying that Wiseled Tactical, that IS an awesome light. But for a smaller light, which of the two would you choose? Inova T4 (135 lumens) or Fenix L2D CE?
 

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I have the TIROS version Inova T4. One of my objectives in buying it was to have a high quality light with good throw which I could recharge without having to remove the battery from the flashlight
 

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Since when? I can understand your question, since the Inova site does not do its updates properly. Do a search for it on eBay, and you will see examples of the T4 (new line) with 135 lumens.
 

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What not buy the Wiseled Stealth?

In fact, I am going to buy the Wiseled Tactical soon. I have yet to see a flashlight that can outdo it and at the same time be rechargeable, waterproof to 300 feet and throw light @ at 900 ft distance. AND it is made in Denmark, where i live. I am proud of my country!

With kind regards,

Bo.
 

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Stella_Polaris said:
Since when? I can understand your question, since the Inova site does not do its updates properly. Do a search for it on eBay, and you will see examples of the T4 (new line) with 135 lumens.


Is that Inova claiming its 135 lumens? They grossly overstate their lumen ratings.
 

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In my humble opinion the L2DCE is far better than the T4.
If you ask me why I think the new Cree LED puts the Fenix in another category, some years ago the T4 was a very nice light but now we have new things going.
They are very different too, the T4 is rechargeable and focused for throw, the lumen ratings of Inovas are always very very inflated, check Flashlightreviews and compare the output of Inovas with the claimed lumen from the manufacturer.

Luigi
 

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Stella_Polaris said:
What not buy the Wiseled Stealth?

In fact, I am going to buy the Wiseled Tactical soon. I have yet to see a flashlight that can outdo it and at the same time be rechargeable, waterproof to 300 feet and throw light @ at 900 ft distance. AND it is made in Denmark, where i live. I am proud of my country!

With kind regards,

Bo.

I would suggest that you read the review in flashlightreviews.com. You can find it here

You will see there that a number of the claims made by the manufacturer of this light are grossly exagerated.

And I quote:

Constant-on use:

The amount of light this device creates is quite spectacular. Initial readings put it in the top 10 for throw, and in the top 3 for overall output for lights reviewed on this site! However, this level of output is very brief.

After only 8 minutes, it has lost 77.9% of its output. This means that after 8 minutes it has less "throw" and just slightly more overall output than a Surefire G2, and significantly less throw and overall output than a Surefire M3. It will, however, maintain this lower level of output for about 1 hour 40 minutes continuous, and it demonstrates excellent regulation during this period.


To be fair, the instructions do state "When you run your flashlight at maximum power for a period, it will automatically return to continuous drive mode. This prevents the flashlight from overheating, and secures you optimal battery life time". However, they don't mention that output simply plummets for the first 8 minutes from the moment it is turned on. There is absolutely no regulated high output period at all that I can find.


I would suggest you visit the link and read the review on the light. Also the runtime plots worth a look too :)


I hope this helps you make an educated decision :)
 
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Stella_Polaris

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I actually tried the Wiseled Tactical 3 weeks ago at night in a park. And YES, it did lose its power after about 8 minutes, but it did NOT lose 77 % but went down TO 70 % of full output.

BUT: ONE press on button 2, and it boosts up again tok 100 % and BOY that is an awfull lot of light. The night went literally day. You really have to try it to believe it.

On full boost the light lasted about 1½ hours before needing a 2 hour recharge.

My Maglite Charger need SIXTEEN hours of charging to light the same period of time and does it 10 times as bad, I would say.

I will do a test on the Wiseled Tactical when I get it and post some beamshots if I can figure out how to post pics here. Any help on this is appreciated.

With kind regards,

Bo.
 

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Quoted from the earlier reply:

"I would suggest that you read the review in flashlightreviews.com. You can find it here

You will see there that a number of the claims made by the manufacturer of this light are grossly exagerated."

Well, YES, the test on flashlightreviews.com is not flattering. But read THIS test, and (especially) look at the "trees beamshots" at the bottom of the page. That should shed some light on the matter! :touche:

http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?p=1623120&mode=threaded
 

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Stella_Polaris said:
Quoted from the earlier reply:
Well, YES, the test on flashlightreviews.com is not flattering. But read THIS test, and (especially) look at the "trees beamshots" at the bottom of the page. That should shed some light on the matter! :touche:

http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?p=1623120&mode=threaded

That's fair enough :)

I just mentioned it because this particular review site (and the reviewer himself) are very highly thought after members of CPF, and his opinion/results carry a heavy weight for most members. I, myself, certainly have no personal experience with this particular light.

Hope you enjoy your light and that it is exactly what you expect. I would really like to see another review from your part when you get it.

As for attaching pictures to posts, it is very easy. When you are making a post, or replying in normal mode (not the quick stuff), you have a section above the textbox you are typing at, with fonts, font sizes, etc.

On the bottom line of icons, the 5th one from the right side, is the one you need to click at (the one that looks like a landscape photograph icon on digital cameras). You first need to upload the photograph somewhere, with a wide number of sites that provide free photo hosting available, and then simply click on the abovementioned icon and add the URL of your photo in the text input section that will pop-up. That's it :)
 

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Folks, Inova has redesigned most of their lights for 2007. There has been a few recent threads about it, including one featuring the old TIROS T4 and the new more powerful reflector T4.
 

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The Inova looks like a nice light ... but 103 dollars?

Yow.

I could have a l2d and l1d-ce with free shipping from 4sevens and great customer service for that much.

This is one case where 2 is better than 1 IMO.
 

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bill_n_opus said:
The Inova looks like a nice light ... but 103 dollars?

Yow.

I could have a l2d and l1d-ce with free shipping from 4sevens and great customer service for that much.

This is one case where 2 is better than 1 IMO.

I agree on this one as I have seen the Inova in action, The L2D CE has a
much nicer beam
 
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