Well, my NIST-calibrated and certified luxmeter was supposed to arrive today ... but inside the box was a NIST-certified thermocouple datalogger with my name on it instead.I just pulled the trigger and ordered a NIST-calibrated Extech, but it will take awhile to get here. The dealer has to send the meter to NIST for calibration and certification, NIST has to ship it back to them, and then they have to ship it to me. Best case scenario, you are looking at at least 3 weeks all told (likely longer).
Well, my NIST-calibrated and certified luxmeter was supposed to arrive today ... but inside the box was a NIST-certified thermocouple datalogger with my name on it instead.
Yep lol. Ordered my first light in March actually
Apparently it was Extech that messed up the order, so they are rushing another one to NIST for calibration. But it will likely still take two weeks or so.ahhh! That stinks selfbuilt. I hope there aren't further issues for your sake. You work hard enough at this stuff already.
The beam profile is very nice and solid. There is no sign of the slightly darker hole sometimes associated with reflector throwers and I find the cool 6500k tint is pleasing to the eye. The SR95 UT is a fine demonstration of a real workhorse. A truly amazing thrower with excellent regulation and long runtimes. It does not suffer from the excessive heat and lack of regulation of my Varapower Turbo.
How is the performance compared to your VPT?
My VPT is the de-domed version and beats my SR95 UT in terms of throw. There is not a big difference between the two, as they are both great throwers.
I was thinking that the VPT would be driven a little bit harder than the olight. The drawback is the direct drive and the heat on the VPT. The VPT is a great light, but i can understand the desire to have a production-type device with similar performance. I am also curious how the SR95 non-UT compares to the VPT still-domed.