... really, as I do not get the positive thing from that setup; isnt that toting around air for nothing?
let us please assume everything else is comparable:
what is the gain of the 8X/9N +18650 setup compared to the small 18650 6P on the left of my pic here?
but maybe coming from the hiking side, the smaller package is just important for me
I never liked 6R, or the 8X, but the 9N was my main light ... from '95 - 2004,
when I got the heads by accident and made those bodys from epoxy to be able to use them.
Not only better high beam, but the secondary low beam, that was quite unique back then.
... used mainly for light on the bars of the mountainbike for night rides; that the clamp was for.
if I were to use the lights today, I would build "better" battery sticks,
like everyone did back in the last milennium.
There are even 5.000 mAh rated ones available today, imho (?)
The great thing about incan lights is their simplicity. It is easy to identify the cause of the light not turning on, and if you stock replacement batteries and bulbs, you can return immediately. And the light from the bulb is gentle on the eyes and calms the mood. Compared to LED lights, it is darker and has lower luminous efficiency, but that is also good.