malkoff update :D

waddup

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i recently posted that my malkoff 2-3 D was :(

but after playing with some more lights over the last few days (nightcore/novatac) i can say now that it is in fact amazing.

the first real light i ever owned was a romisen rc-n3 very highly regarded budget light $17, has an extremely bright hotspot (110-130 lumens?) when i got the malkoff at 240 lumens i expected it to be twice as bright.

well the malkoff does produce twice as much light, its just a much bigger hotspot and a different (color?) to the romisen

just wanted to post a more educated review of the malkoff

it really is EXCELLENT.

not a flame thrower, but an excellent amount of light with great color and incredible runtimes (2-4 hours) @ 240 lumens.

my next purchase will probably be a tripple dropin from malkoff.

when hes got some for sale.:popcorn:
 

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romisen rc-n3 very highly regarded budget light $17, has an extremely bright hotspot (110-130 lumens?) when i got the malkoff at 240 lumens i expected it to be twice as bright.
Congrats on the Malkoff purchase

I'm sure someone will chime in very soon to correct me as I can't seem to find the link explaining perceived lumens. Basically, the light won't appear to be twice as bright, because the eye perceives light algorithmically. A Polarion PH50, while very bright at ~5000 lumens, won't appear to be 500 times brighter than a Fenix E01.
 

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Many people have said that you need double the lumens for it to be noticeably brighter, and about 10 times the lumens to be twice as bright.
 

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The Malkoff Mag unit is a quality product for sure. 240lm is not state of the art by today's standards, but the excellent heatsinking and fantastic runtimes turn a mag light into a very useful tool.
 

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The Malkoff Mag unit is a quality product for sure. 240lm is not state of the art by today's standards, but the excellent heatsinking and fantastic runtimes turn a mag light into a very useful tool.

I had to fiddle with mine a bit when screwing the device in the Maglite chamber...but when I hit the hot spot I was very impressed.

Love the fat beam of light that seems to go forever, just love the range on it.

And yeah, the battery runtimes are fantastic too.
 
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