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chillinn

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What kind of runtime did you get with the HO-E1A on two aa’s?

Though the math says about an hour 44 on 2000mAh Eneloop, in practice it was less, hour 15-20.

I plan to acquire an e2l-aa outdoorsman for the body and use an e2 incan head on it, so if the ho-e1a works well then the hard to find mn01 isn’t the only option for that setup.

I traded both my E2L AA and DSS LED heads. I forgot I had one of them modded with Nichia 219B 4000K after the fact. I should have sold, not traded.

My experience is on 2x AA, the HO-E1A doesn't really have a lot of swaps before it dies. It's bright, though. My assumption is MN01 is more durable with slightly better runtime yet only 15Lm (which is what I want), and this is believed just because MN02 and MN03 are so durable. I had an MN01 for a while, but didn't pay much attention to how much I used it before I stupidly killed it. For some reason I had it in my head that MN01 was 0.73A, but if it gives 90 minutes on a CR123A, that would suggest it is 1.03A. It is possible even after finding one I'll like A6010 better, even though it is probably not even 5Lm on 2xAA.

I have an E2L AA HA and a DSS BK, a Vital Gear 2xAA head twist (no switch), A Spark UBH, and a Malkoff 2xAA body, all with Elite heads. I'd like to set up two w/ MN01 on AA, one with A7212 on INR, one with A3712 on AA, (which is brighter than MN02 on single secondary at a higher color temperature with meh 1 hour 5 mins runtime), one with A6010 on IFR, and if I got the 6th I want, it would also be A6010 on IFR, because of the poor capacity and runtime of IFR14500, but also because properly driven A6010 light is absolutely exquisite.

Soon as I heard Tad was closing up, I spent as much as I could on lamps, but that only amounted to 20 packs of each lamp. It kills me I can't get more A3712, which I use the most and use up the most.
 
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chillinn

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\o/ got an MN01. I could have had two NIB for the same price had I been paying attention last Friday. There was only $26 in my account, but I had $30 cash on me. Started my car, wrote the seller and explained, made the purchase, :paypal:, then made it to my bank, which is just under 7 miles away, in 11 minutes flat. My bank is small and slow on transactions, does everything by hand, so I didn't really need to race. I probably could have waited to deposit until tomorrow and still not overdrafted. At any rate, by the end of the month, I am going to be blasting upwards of 15 lumens out the front of my DSS Elite. Well, a little less on 2x NiMH. I can barely wait to test the runtime.

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chillinn

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L to R, in apparent ascending brightness & color temperature
  • A6010 on 2x NiMH (EBL 2800)
  • MN02 on 1x IMR (AW 3.39V & 7yo)
  • A3712 on 2x NiMH (EBL 2800)
  • MN01 on 2x NiMH (Eneloop)
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IRL, the MN01 looks brightest with the coolest color temperature. But in the reduced exposure, the A3712 looks brightest to me. A3712 of course is much, much, much brighter on Li-ion, as is A6010. After I realized the AW was empty, I swapped in a fresh 7yo AW @4.12V and quickly took a couple more snaps. Sorry about the focus ><

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MN01 appears brighter than MN02, but it could just be the color temperatures, w/ MN02 yellower underdriven than ordinarily on 2x CR123A.

Really depressing these lamps are no longer available. They're all really nice.

Disclaimer: I would never buy EBL cells. They were a gift, but I am not unsatisfied with them. Too soon to tell, really.
 
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