The second post wasn't meant to single you out (you just gave me an opportunity ), I'm sure your wording was a typo. It was just to remind everybody that Test results may not indicate what there own personal light may do. This is especially true of Henry lights and runtimes because of the way they are designed.Cave Dave,
I will answer both of your posts, #113 & 114, tonight. They are very good ones, and deserve my attention.
i'm happy with the ones i have. are those 170's so rare that they have to be sold on a lottery?
me too..... i'm diggin' these run tests.... i want to try one too but w/o a way to document correct results i can not decide on a valid and repeatable method.(I still wanna see more tests though)
good point.... the only way i could be pursuaded to "upgrade" the emitters that i already have is beam quality. if i could get the warmth of the EDC T OSRAM emitter in the EDC E SSC beam profileI figure that $145 will only get you about a years worth of bragging rights before better emitters come along and you will want to upgrade the emitter with the latest one.
It was between 0500 and 0530 MST.I'm confused. Was the contest today at 1700 mountain time or did I misread it?
HERE HE IS! Congratulations to you! Very few EDC a Gladius because of it's size, but it is definitely a light with a lot of throw and little spill. They should have chosen a better reflector by now, to balance out things. The Gladius is surely an innovative light in every way, just too big! It doesn't work well at any voltage under 4.5v, and will blink every 15 sec. when the cell voltage drops that low. I am with you, on choosing Ra lights over the Gladius.I'll try to do a direct comparison between the Ra Clicky Tactical (140) and (170) when I receive it. Gotta say this is the first EDC I've bought that I feel completely comfortable putting my faith in. I've been running with a Gladius Night Ops for almost three years, and bought dozens for EDCs, but nothing throws out enough light in the Strobe to compete with the Gladius. On paper they all put out much more lights, so it must be down to reflector shape and size. The Ra Clicky is the first to perform as well as my Gladius. I put some of that down to the narrower beam which has less light spill (important with a small diameter reflector). Also the weight of the Ra Clicky is reassuringly heavy in the hand. No need to worry if it got dropped, or came into contact with someone during a struggle. All I can say is I'm glad to retire my Gladius Night Ops for a smaller form factor with equal or better performance.
I wouldn't depend on a flush button being any less prone to accidental turn-on than the raised button. I have had many Henry lights, before the raised button came out, and I found my thigh experiencing the "warm leg syndrome" every once in a while, since I stow a light in my right hip pocket.ATM, I use the "unscrew" method of locking out my Ra Clicky Tactical (140). I'm hoping the flush button on my Ra Clicky Tactical (170) will allow me to EDC without needing to lock out.
You are a pisser.....pun intended!! :twothumbs You had me laughing good. That warm fuzzy feeling was not due to incontinence, but rather high level emissions of photons in my pocket! Nice try, though!Is that an age thing?
As soon as one of the dealers gets some more stock, I am joining the cult of clickie.
Soon a 120 Exec E will be my new EDC!