LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

ChibiM

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Maybe it's time to get some discussion going on LEP flashlights here.
I currently own a dozen or so, that I halso reviewed, and I feel LEP flashlights are becoming more and more popular.

Brands that currently have at least 1 LEP flashlight under $500:

- Acebeam
- Jetbeam
- Fenix
- Weltool
- Nextorch
- Maxtoch
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Brands that have LEP flashlights over $500
- MicroFire

1. Do you know any other brand?
2. Do you own any LEP flashlight?
3. And what do you think of em?
4. What's the next step
 

ChibiM

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As a topic starter, I have the following ones:
- Acebeam W10 II
- Acebeam W30
- Astrolux WP2
- Fenix TK30
- Jetbeam M2S WP-RX
- Jetbeam M1X WP-RX
- Jetbeam RRT M1X Raptor
- Jetbeam RRT M2S Raptor
- Maxtoch Xsword L2K
- Nextorch T7L
- Nextorch T10L
- Unbranded 26650 LEP
- Weltool W3 PRO
- Weltool W4

If you have any questions about any of them, let me know.
 

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Wow. That’s a lot of LEP’s! Been on the fence with getting one as there not really practical except for very special applications but would still love to see one with a led ring around the lep for general use.
 

Katherine Alicia

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I have one and to be honest it`s not Really practical for everyday use (unless you like ceiling bounce), it can be a lot of fun outdoors at night for sky writing though, especially if someone else is doing similar a distance away :)
My HID gives a much wider beam at about the same brightness and distance and is Much easier to see.
 

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I think this is not the right place to have a discussion.. almost nobody visits this section on the site. It's not in a very convenient place, and hard to find. And you only find it if you really search for it. I think this "LEP" section was made too early before the topic became mainstream since it has only like 15 posts in 1 year. I would have kept it in the main flashlight discussion to get more interaction.

Edit: I was thinking about it, and if it was me, I would just put this section under 'Flashlights' which is a more proper place IMHO.
 
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ChibiM

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True,
but how about adding it to the main Flashlight overview?
That's a much more suitable place for flashlights. It's not a laser pointer, and not really 'beyond flashlights'. It's like going from incandescent to LED :D it's just a new technology.
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True,
but how about adding it to the main Flashlight overview?
That's a much more suitable place for flashlights. It's not a laser pointer, and not really 'beyond flashlights'. It's like going from incandescent to LED :D it's just a new technology.
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Mods do not determine the "structure" of the forum, that is an Admin function.

As such, your specific comments above more properly belong in "Questions / Problems / Suggestions"

I recall CPF staff having this discussion around the time of creating the LEP forum, with reasoning on both sides. I think that a sensible case was also advanced for listing LEP in the "Spotlight / HID" forum.

However, if I recall correctly, the thinking back then was that the relevant technology and applicable regulations were most "laser-like" than "flashlight-like"

Should you feel that ought to be reconsidered, or otherwise want to discuss, you are welcome to mention that over in Q / P / S
 
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Katherine Alicia

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I don`t think too many folks even have a LEP (or want one) TBH, with HIDs being only slightly more popular, so that will reduce the likelyhood of much discussion as well.
 

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When the first LEP came out it was 350 lumens and 250Kcd. I was like, no thanks, I have a torch that does 780 lumens and 1.3Mcd (TN42VN Oslon Black). But then came the Mateminco FW1 and a nice Summer Sale. It was too good to turn down.

I like the LEP. Distance from Old Zoo picnic area parking spaces to Bee Rock peak is 583 yards. Mateminco FW1 lights it up like a Selfbuilt 100 yard beamshot with the Surefire UB3T:
 

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This has crossed my mind for use on a weapon light rather than as a flashlight. Not having a lot of spill outside of the area you're targeting sounds like a good idea + no short range spill limits your "footprint" if you're not hanging out a window [(like in the movies) hint that's NOT the way to do it if you want to live long] A laser sight might be better for my use. Still $$ is tight enough that it's down the list aways
 

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I think as the technology improves they will be more widely accepted/used. I have an Acebeam W-10 2nd gen for night walks. The spot to flood ratio works for me.
It will be fun to see how LEPs evolve.
 

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I own the Sky Lumen light and like it. Which of the lights you listed has the farthest throw / highest lumen
 
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