LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

lumen aeternum

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beats using a knife. depends of where you live. if Id live in the US I wouldn't carry a torch for self defense thats for sure.
If he's close enough for a knife, you need a wide beam pattern to dazzle him. You won't be able to aim a narrow diameter beam.
 

javafool

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I also own lethal weapons that are legal for self defense that can be used if you are in imminent threat of death. It seems legally it would be better to shoot and kill someone rather than temporarily, or possibly permanently blind them. I really do appreciate the replies. This was intended to be a serious concern if, God forbid, I am faced with this situation.
 

eric curry

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Is anybody out there? I just joined but I can see very little interest on this group of LEP’s
im really interested in buying one used, maybe.
eric Curry
 

LEDconvert

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How robust are LEPs? Are the laser/mirror configurations able to deal with being dropped from waist height or whatever the standard is for LEDs?
Do the lasers units dim over time with use?
( I'm considering buying the Fenix one).
 

easilyled

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How robust are LEPs? Are the laser/mirror configurations able to deal with being dropped from waist height or whatever the standard is for LEDs?
Do the lasers units dim over time with use?
( I'm considering buying the Fenix one).
That's a good question. I'd like to know the answer. Not all LEPs use mirrors. There's a second type that allow the beam to go directly through some type of optic and then hit the phosphor if I have understood that correctly. I'm not sure whether they're more robust than the mirror method or not.
 

LEDconvert

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That's a good question. I'd like to know the answer. Not all LEPs use mirrors. There's a second type that allow the beam to go directly through some type of optic and then hit the phosphor if I have understood that correctly. I'm not sure whether they're more robust than the mirror method or not.

I don't know much about lasers really. My reason for posing the question was that I recently noticed that one of the laser modules on a good brand of laser level I own has dimmed noticeably, even though I don't use it very much.
The type of laser may be completely different in LEPs, but it just makes me wonder do they have an Achilles heel?

....Still probably going to buy one all the same.
 

easilyled

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I don't know much about lasers really. My reason for posing the question was that I recently noticed that one of the laser modules on a good brand of laser level I own has dimmed noticeably, even though I don't use it very much.
The type of laser may be completely different in LEPs, but it just makes me wonder do they have an Achilles heel?

....Still probably going to buy one all the same.
That's interesting to read. Lasers are banned here in the UK, so I don't own any and I am completely ignorant about them, apart from in this new conversion technology. (Albeit, I still don't know much! ;))
 

Chris_Lappas

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I am currently trying to find a good battery for my lumintop ant man and I am considering ordering the vapcell H10 online. However the store also provides a “button top” option. I have no idea whatsoever if I should choose this or the non button top battery.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

boo5ted

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I am currently trying to find a good battery for my lumintop ant man and I am considering ordering the vapcell H10 online. However the store also provides a “button top” option. I have no idea whatsoever if I should choose this or the non button top battery.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I use the button top H10 in mine and haven't had any issues. 🤷‍♂️
 
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