pk Announces 25 Lumen lamp for E2

Lonewolf

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This lamp will be announced at SHOT pk announced it on the SFBB this morning.


<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>LOLA, Model MN02: 25 Lumens, 150 Min. will be one of the SS 2002 item to show.

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pk

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Thats pretty cool but if there using MNO2 as the part number I guess we wont see a HOLA for the E1.
 

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It`s about time! Great news. Now I know that a lot here want that high output lamp who will be dissapointed, and I do love the brightness I get with the current bulb, but that burn time is too darned short for regular use. I just can`t afford to feed the thing, which makes me use it only infrequently (despite being an "EDC" light that goes everyhere with me) even though I want to use it all the time.

A lower output lamp will have that same smoooooth E2 beam, but will make it more affordable to use especially with my cheapo Panasonic batteries.

Good news indeed.

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Lonewolf

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I hope they come out with a spares carrier for the E series so we can have someplace to put the extra bulb
 

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HEYY....if there is a lower powered lamp...wouldn't that mean that i can use my half dead CR123 batteries (the ones that won't work anymore for the MN03 lamp) work with the lower powered lamp?

I mean in theory it should, albeit not as bright as fresh CR123's. But if you are like me and are trying to find ways to sqeeze every bit out of a 4 dollar battery...you might as well do it.
 

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Does anyone know what that 25L translates into? In other words, compared with which lights is it brighter/dimmer/the same?

That would give us a good "mind's eye" picture of what to expect. Also, are we assuming the same beam angle and dispersal pattern?

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Does anyone know what that 25L translates into?

25 Lumens, I think that`s something near 3-cell Mag territory. From a teensy tiny light like the E2, that`s still pretty good going!

(although there will always be a home for that big old Mag here, so long as I can source some more Write-Right film for the future- once you`ve used it there`s no going back :eek
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As I recall, Sure Fire states that their E1 (rated 15 Lumens) is "brighter than most 2 D cell lights, so I suspect the 3D light is the ballpark for brightness on 25 Lumens, as well. I suspect for non-tactical use, the 25 Lumen bulb would be a hot ticket, since presumably it would still have the same beam quality as the brighter bulb. The extra run-time might appeal to the non-LEO community.
 

brightnorm

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OK Chris M and Tesla,

Now the question is.. how much run time? I still have the outstanding results of my run time tests of the Tek 40 and UK Mini Q40/4AA dancing in my head. (4.5 hours of GOOD light from the UK which easily stretches to 5. I find that pretty darn impressive.

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brightnorm you really can't compare the Q40 to the E2 because at least with the E2 you can put the 60 lumen lamp if need be. But if you do compare lithium AA cost me $2.50 each and 123's cost $1.65 each. So I can buy 6 123's for the price of 4 which would give me 3 battery changes (if you look at pk's quote the light runs for 150 mins.) for 7.5 hours of light. Still cheaper to run the E2.
 

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I bought Energizer lithium AA, 2009, on Ebay for $3 per 2 pack, $5 total shipping. It was an ebay store with as many as you wanted for that price. I got 10 packs & they work great. TX
 

Lonewolf

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I found Target has them for 4 for $10 and I don't have to wait to be shipped. I like that instant gratification.

Check out the LED threads for pk's latest development.
 

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The 3D Mag is ~35 Lu. But my personal view is that the poor beam reduces it's usefulness to a large degree.

My E2 with it's 60 Lu is twice as bright as the Mag 3D, but I consider the E2 to be 4x more effective.

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