- Apr 19, 2005
LOL, That IS called dropping output, which is exactly what i said. dropping output, is not the same as dropping out of regulation, which also does not really exist in those lights.The others don't drop out, they are regulated to lower output and lengthen runtimes if left on for a single duration. Depending on model this is either a gradual reduction or a defined step down. Cycling the light off/on will reset the regulation and restore full power.
But no idea if the MagTac 2 does this or not. Will need someone to test it. But I'd guess yes it probably does.
And no, it is not to increase the runtime, but to prevent damage due to heat,