L1D-CE OR LOD-CE

todo

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If you could only have one of these lights which one would it be, and why?

For me I'm leaning towards the LOD ce , it is nearly as bright as L1d especcially considering 10440 capability, and its smaller more pocketable. I allready have a P1Dce , the L1d seems redundant.
 
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mchlwise

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Re: LID ce OR LOD ce

L1DCE

It's bigger and heavier, but it's also brighter and has a longer runtime.

Plus, AA batteries are all over the place. AAA is pretty common also (much more than 123s), but if you're in a pinch and need to swipe a battery from something, there are more things that run on AA than AAA.

Not to mention the benefits and ease of use of clickies (which the L1DCE is) over twisties. :grin2:
 

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CPF credo : take 'em both!

My opinion : unless you need the compact size of L0D, I'd go for the L1D. Just a little bigger, but AA batteries have more capacity than AAA's plus it has a clicky switch plus it fits better in your hand.

By the way it is L1D and L0D like L-one-D and L-zero-D ;)
 

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I was facing the same dilemma and decided on the L1D for the following:
- L1D will be in the holster so no problem carrying it. I have been pocketing an Inova X1 and thought I would do the same but the holster seems to work well
- Longer runtime with the possibility of doubling as a bike light with a 2AA tube
- Current regulated - no PWM
- I really like the UI on the L1D
 

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For me pocketable is a very thin line. Thin being the key, the P1D is just slightly to chunky for me, to carry in a front jean pocket. However the p1d rides quite nicely in its pouch on my belt. On the other hand I have often carried an ARC in my allready full pockets, and could hardly tell it was in there. I believe from photos the ARC and L0Dce are comparable. I do agree that the OS is better on the L1D.
 

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If you want to carry it IN your pocket, L0D CE all the way. Otherwise L1D CE.
 

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txmatt said:
If you want to carry it IN your pocket, L0D CE all the way. Otherwise L1D CE.
I agree. Since I got the L0P SE, now replaced by L0D CE, it's always in my pocket with my pocket knife and fingernail clippers, and I don't even notice it's there. It's great for peering under a desk for something dropped, looking in dark corners, or to light the path on an evening walk. My larger P1D CE only comes along when it's likely I'll really need the brighter light.

c_c
 

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The L1* works great as a pocket light. The L0D is actually sort of TOO small, though partly a matter of weight. The L1* (I use that designation because I had an L1P; the L1D CE is about the same size but I don't have one yet) has some heft to it, so if you're holding it, then you set it down, you're aware of the transition between holding and not holding it, so your muscles remember putting it down, sort of hard to explain. The L0D weighs almost nothing so you can set it down without realizing that you've set it down, and then you don't know where it is. I did this a few times with my L0D then attached a BP #2 mini-clip so I clip it to my keys if I'm bringing it somewhere, or anyway make a point to remember to put it back in my pocket.

If I had to pick just one I guess I'd take the L1D CE, but the L0D CE is a marvelous little light. The L1* is definitely too big for a keyring though.

I don't think the L1D CE is redundant with the P1D CE since the L1D CE runs great on commodity NiMH cells.

I would not use 10440 li ion in a L0D CE on any regular basis. Maybe for exhibition or technology demonstration purposes but that's about it. Use the P1D CE for when you want a real bright small light in your pocket.
 

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The L1D-CE, It has longer runtime, brighter, and uses the more efficient Current regulator circuit, the LOD is also an amazing light for its small size
 

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I like em all. Ill spend the next few months sorting out which one I like to carry and where I like to carry it, for work, walking the dogs, just playing with the lights.
These are like the espresso of flashlights. Yeah. One battery. One light.
 

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Right now I don't have the funds for either of these lights, but if I had to pick one of the new L*D CE lights, it would not be the L1D. As others have said, the L0D attains an impressive brightness while maintaining a decent runtime on a very common (albeit slightly lesser value) cell whilst being unnoticable in a pocket. If you are that concerned about buying AAs rather than AAAs, use a NiMH.

The L2D remains small enough to be considered a compact handheld flashlight and has all of the nice features (like instant high/low, etc.) packed into the "full sized" model, while blowing the L0D out of the water on Turbo brightness.

The L1D is larger and bulkier than other 1AA lights, yet only manages to get approximately the same brightness as the L0D. It has a nicer interface, but it is still too big (IMHO) to EDC in a pocket. Therefore, since you have to carry in a bag or jacket pocket anyway, you might as well slap that extra battery in there and enjoy the extra brightness/runtime given by double the voltage and double the capacity.

For me, I'm not super keen on the design/UI of the L0D (I have an L0P SE) as it's kind of hard to activate one handed, not to mention change modes cleanly. Still, as far as being a virtually unoticable EDC powerhouse that runs on common batts, I can't think of a better choice. For a more "luxury" full-sized experience, I'd go with the L2D for reasons stated above.
 

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L1D CE. I'm concerned more about performance than size. Besides, the L1D is still small compared to other lights. Also, I can put my light in my pocket on "stand up" (which is less problematic) position.
 

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For me the less moving parts the more I seem to like a light....less things to go wrong in my opinion. If I remember correct the early Fenix products were incredible lights and the LIP was one of many I bought however I remember reading about the clicky tail switches developing problems over time.

Most cases it was an easy fix by tightening the threaded tail ring however some were just wearing out if I recall correct. Can anyone say if these new versions use the same type tail switch and if so are they having the same problems as some of the early LIP models?

For myself I would rather have the smaller AAA version with the simple twist to activate method for more reliability.
 

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The L1D is just too big for pocket carry to me. I'll carry my Civictor on occasion, but that's usually when I'm pretty sure I'm gonna need a light. I carry my L0P SE right now till my L0D CE arrives. I don't even know it's there. That's the way I like it.

Sometimes I do worry about the performance tho, cause size does matter. :rolleyes:
 

kanarie

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L0D CE is only about 60 % of the L1D CE price.. if you don't need the extra runtime.go for the smaller/cheaper one
 
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