It's good to hear that you like these lights. And it's also good to know that they have good throw to them, as well...I like it. I prefer "plastic" lights over metal, and it's hard to get 300 lumens from plastic. Throws as well as my E2DL (200L), and with brighter spill. I currently have it programmed for low-high. Belt clip works great. Great light for 43 bucks. Only complaint is the size. Pretty big for 4AA (it's no Tec40).
I sure don't own one, sorry! I looked into it a long time, but never bit.
Jetbeam claims *all* their PA40s are neutral...but I recall reading that it was on the cool side of neutral. Like this person here recounts: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...tral-impressions-of-the-tint-and-beam-profile
I don't recall anyone successfully swapping the emitter, and if anyone did, I'm sure it wasn't easy.
I disagree, I feel the same way about the Propolymax as I do with the Fenix e40 vs. PA40...I'd rather have either than the Jetbeam PA40. The PA40 at 468 lumens is 7300 candelas. It's too floody for my tastes at that output.
The e40 (xp-e) is 17,500cd at 220 lumens and the propolymax (is the emitter an xp-g2?) is 17,000cd at 300 lumens. I have a Maglite ML100 that has nearly 24,000 candelas at only 137 lumens and it is actually very useful outdoors and indoors, even though it is somewhat crude compared to more expensive Chinese lights. I love the throw and the fact that it takes 2 C cells, but it does end up being a more specialized light because of the tight beam. If I'm taking a walk at night I'll wear a Fenix MC11 set on low and carry along the Maglite if I want to light something up more.
Maybe someone else with experience with really bright, floody lights can chime in with their experience, but mine is that if I'm going to have a lot of lumens, I want them focused farther away. I feel like when I have a bright, floody light it just ends up reflecting back the extra lumens from things that are close by (the ground or vegetation) and making my night vision worse.
With small EDC lights, I don't mind floodier, weaker output.
If they put a larger reflector on a PA40 I'd be more interested. I love the efficiency and modes of that light.
Anyone having problems with getting their light to switch modes? All of a sudden my light will not switch between high low and strobe reliably. It doesnt appear to be the switch because it turns on and off fine but double and triple tapping doesnt have any effect.
Do you think you might have accidentally reprogrammed it to the high mode ? It would probably be fairly easy to do.