RoP vs. D26 vs. D36 (turbo head)

Linger

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I am creating this thread to collect your recommendations, any comparison photos / comments regarding three incan formats: a 2D [email protected] RoP (in this case with KD reflector), D26 drop-in (FM Sunlight), D36 (Lumens Factory Turbo head). Do you recommend standardizing to D26 format for lego body pieces complementary with an led collection, for ease of portability and reliability (multiple d26 hosts and redundant components). Or branch out with a 2D RoP. Or trying to meet half-way and getting a D36 Turbohead.

I'm asking for general impressions of these format. There are many G4 bulbs, different combinations, etc.

I presume the main advantage of the [email protected] is that the larger reflector producing a tighter beam. Is it true that this formate will out-throw most edc type led's (d26 xpe R2 drop-ins, Quark R4, Jetbeam IIIProST). Disadvantage is that it's a big light and it's a one-off deal, it doens't fit in with the D26 lego st. The RoP should be the most versitile for power (1-8AA, 1-2D, 1-4 half D, 1F, other li-co / imr combo's?) and thus bulb options?

The d26 (sunlight) head has a smaller reflector so presumable more floody. How short is the throw from this reflector? Does it compair favourably for close range lighting or is it outclassed by a [email protected] reflector at all distances?
The body components are all lego which is a plus. Batteries are limited to lithium combinations, so fixed between choices of cr123's, 16340's, 17670's, 18650's, with tube extenders.

D36 increases the reflector size but in the shootout it didn't seem like it made much difference over D26 heads. The D36 will probably make a great addapter for an sst-90 head, but what big plusses does it give for incan's?

Thank-you,
Linger
 

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I am creating this thread to collect your recommendations, any comparison photos / comments regarding three incan formats: a 2D [email protected] RoP (in this case with KD reflector), D26 drop-in (FM Sunlight), D36 (Lumens Factory Turbo head). Do you recommend standardizing to D26 format for lego body pieces complementary with an led collection, for ease of portability and reliability (multiple d26 hosts and redundant components). Or branch out with a 2D RoP. Or trying to meet half-way and getting a D36 Turbohead.

I'm asking for general impressions of these format. There are many G4 bulbs, different combinations, etc.

I presume the main advantage of the [email protected] is that the larger reflector producing a tighter beam. Is it true that this formate will out-throw most edc type led's (d26 xpe R2 drop-ins, Quark R4, Jetbeam IIIProST). Disadvantage is that it's a big light and it's a one-off deal, it doens't fit in with the D26 lego st. The RoP should be the most versitile for power (1-8AA, 1-2D, 1-4 half D, 1F, other li-co / imr combo's?) and thus bulb options?

The d26 (sunlight) head has a smaller reflector so presumable more floody. How short is the throw from this reflector? Does it compair favourably for close range lighting or is it outclassed by a [email protected] reflector at all distances?
The body components are all lego which is a plus. Batteries are limited to lithium combinations, so fixed between choices of cr123's, 16340's, 17670's, 18650's, with tube extenders.

D36 increases the reflector size but in the shootout it didn't seem like it made much difference over D26 heads. The D36 will probably make a great addapter for an sst-90 head, but what big plusses does it give for incan's?

Thank-you,
Linger
The D36 throws better than D26 in the same class power, there is no doubt about it. And it out throws just about any D26 LED you can buy today. Actually, it puts them to shame, it's not even funny!
 

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I really like my 2D ROP lights. For the ROP High I power it with these for around 1 hour of VERY powerful output.

Two of my 2D ROP lights have been upgraded with these for extra throw. I highly recommend them! My other 2 Mag 2D ROP lights have KD reflectors and give a wider more floody beam - which is very useful too.

I am fine with the throw with my ROP lights, but what is even better is the big area you can light up with them - such a useful spill beam! You can even tail stand the 2D and light up a decent sized room.
 

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Well, I guess in typical CPF fashion, I went ahead with 'both'
I picked up:
a P91
*and*
an RoP (8AA / 2D [email protected] with G4 bi-pin)
I wanted to keep a single route for incans, so perhaps i'll have to make a choice and sell something off. I must say though I don't mind having an optional high-output AA powered light...
 

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