Is this equivalent to a Fenix PD31?

sentinel

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Hi all,
probably this question is trivial to all you flashlight gurus. Sorry if I am boring. :)

I have a G&P T6 flashlight. The flashlight body from T&T is a discrete quality piece of work.
I plan to buy a THRUNITE P60 STYLE CREE XP-G R5 LED DROP IN, 300 LUMENS - 3 MODE 4-9V INPUT (sorry for caps, it's a copy and paste fault).
The result should be a decent flashlight with a maximum power of 300 lm and 3 modes (300, 120,3 lm).

What is the difference of that with a Fenix PD31?
(I just neglect strobo and SOS modes, don't need/like them)

Should I save my money and buy the Fenix or go for the T6 upgrade?
 

CarpentryHero

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The pd31 has a smooth reflector which causes a donut hole in the beam (smooth reflectors need to be over a certain size to not have a donut hole in the hotspot.
A p60 host will be 15mm or more thick around the head, and almost an inch longer.
Pd31 will be better for pocket carry, a decent p60 host with a good dropin like thrunites will be a better overall flashlight IMO :)
 

frogamic

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The PD31 has 4 modes, low, med, high, and turbo. It's also type 3 hard anodised.
Oh and it can also be turned on straight to low mode by loosening the head before turning it on.
 
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sentinel

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If I correctly understand there are still minor differences in the user interface between the two solutions but from a practical point the 'cheap' solution may even perform better because of the absence of the donut in the hotspot.
I guess it's time to buy the Thrunite drop in ;)
 
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