+Today’s Jetbeam is excellent quality.
....The RRT01 is probably the most versatile light on the market today. I can get down sun lumen and up to 500 or so lumens…I don’t know another light that will do that.
Their newer ones are much better designed. I recall around 20 years ago, Jetbeam was one of if not the first flashlight company to use a 2-Way clip that is common as dirt nowadays. Innovative.... Unfortunately they screwed it up royally! It was a very short, very thick, 2-Way clip, but ironically designed only for bezel-up carry in a pocket. Not bezel-down.
They put it on their old Jetbeam III Military Pro model. Got the LED light about 20 years ago. Very excited. Held it in my hand once, instantly knew I would never carry or use it. That's how bad it was.
The RRT01 is a fantastic light with its variable brightness ring design. It's a must have. The undisputed heavyweight world champion of "how low can you go" sub-sub-sub lumen capability. The brightness ring is such a joy to use it amazes me it's not copied by other manufacturers (except the HDS Rotary). Get one!
I've got the warmer Nichia (4000K) version of the RRT01 and the tint is really nice. It's been my bedside table "bump in the night" and "stealth bathroom run" staple for years that I used to EDC.I just checked out some reviews on that RRT01. It does look pretty interesting & different from what I'm used to. I had not been familiar with it. I may try one with the warmer Nichia option, since most of my lights are of a cooler tint.
I've been checking out that M64 for a while.
I can't rave enough about the magnetic variable brightness ring:
Plus for $10 you can get optional threaded body extension rings for the RRT01 so you have the option to use 18500 and 18650 lithium cells for vastly better runtime.
The M64 features the Luminus SBT90.2: the Mike Tyson of high output high intensity LEDs.
Do you mean the variable adjustment rings?sanded and tuned the rings for that perfect no-slop, no-binding feel
What do you mean about "magnetic" ring?
Do you know if the extra body extensions are available separately if I decide to get one or two later on? I'll most likely keep it in its smallest form, but you never know.
Do you mean the variable adjustment rings?
I did read in a review that someone felt that it turned a little to easily ... like if you wanted to leave it in one place, it would easily get turned inadvertently when you put it in and out of your pocket. But, I guess you can't have everything.
The other thing I like about both of these lights is no USB ports. Yipeee. Ports on the cells, which is ok, although I use a charger, but I dislike ports on lights, unless there under a threaded metal cover with o-rings.
It's quality, and better-priced than most of its competitors that do the same job, or were created for the same purpose. Only the Lumintop version is ever so slightly better. Wish the M64 had a better grip. It's not exactly slippery. But checkering instead of deep grooves would have been a better choice. Overall, I do recommend it. But take a close look at the very similar offering from Lumintop before getting the Jetbeam.How do you like the M64?
Yeah.... It was going to be my (back then) ultimate carry light. Everything I wanted, good price, very bright LED at a time when inca. bulbs still reigned supreme for output.... It's as though no one at Jetbeam bothered to actually hold the light in their hands, with that horrid clip in place! Just slapped it on there and shipped it off!I really loved the Jetbeam Jet III-M model (removed the horrid clip) it was my primary duty light till I later purchased the Klarus XT11 3 years later (significant improvement in LED tech had occurred), however I am fairly certain they only came out around 2008, not sure exactly when the later varIant's were released though.
SelfBuilt's 2008 review can be seen @ Here
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Lumintop PK21.Thanks Mono, but I already ordered the M64. What was it that you liked better about the Lumintop? The grip that you mentioned, or something else? Do you recall what model that was?