- Apr 24, 2021
I prefer a 30 second burst minimum but if the step down appears linear it’s alright.
The burst is 8 seconds followed by a single-step step down from max to 175 or 200 lumens.
An agency set the criteria. Only thing I can think of is there was a need to use a single-mode light for an extended period of time after turning it on. Multi-mode sucks when under duress. Turn on high just in case it's needed isn't necessarily bad.
For me the main purpose of that light is the single-mode 175/200 lumens. I don't really need a single-mode 175/200 lumen light.
If the main purpose is the turn-on high then the E2S is the choice.
When I need full-throttle I grab my E2S or SBT90.2. There's no doubt those aren't designed for extended usage.
The SBT90.2 is nuts. It may melt after 1 minute but there's 4000+ lumens being sent.