Princeton Tec Impact

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Just bought a PT Impact LED flashlight this evening. The light emission is modulated with a magnifying lense and the beam is very focus indeed.

Any one use this light before? Strange what a magnifying lense could do to a single led bulb. The quality of the output is much better than those with 7 or 10 unfocused light assembly.
 

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Hi hairydog, I have both the Impact and smaller PT attitude. I actually like the attitude better. It doesn't throw as long a beam but it lights up the area better, more flood like. It also is smaller. For a longer throw I prefer an incandenscent. Check out the Inova X5, very bright, its only drawback is it uses Li 123 batts, expensive.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hairydog:
Just bought a PT Impact LED flashlight this evening. The light emission is modulated with a magnifying lense and the beam is very focus indeed.

Any one use this light before? Strange what a magnifying lense could do to a single led bulb. The quality of the output is much better than those with 7 or 10 unfocused light assembly.
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PT isn't the only one, nor the first to use that method. I've got an impact, and I like it okay. But, the same methods are used by the PAL lights and Brinkman's Long Life and Rebel. You get very similar output from the 3V Versalux PR bulb. You can drop it into any of the two cell lights, and some make great lights, even without the magnification.

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Hiya, hairydog. I've got an Impact (but no Attitude) and I was surprised by it too. Funnily enough, I think its the reflector, not the lens that does the most of the work.

However, its no longer the best focused/best throwing single-LED light in my arsenal. That honor goes to a Energizer rubberized focusing flashlight fitted with a Tech Associates PR2 LED 'bulb'. While not the same bombproof construction as the Impact, it is tough(but only weather resistant). This thing is about twice the size of the impact (runs on 4AAs in parallel), but the real magic lies in its large reflector head, which is partially-faceted. At its tightest focus, the Energizer throws a very narrow dense white beam which easily beats my Impact's wider, but less intense output.

I still like my Impact very much, though - because of its built quality, its reasonable brightness and battery life.
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