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JP031716

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Part of me feels like that's the shut-off voltage on the protected battery and that's why it's marketed that way. It would be nice if it did support primaries though. I would definitely get one. That's why I like my BGv1 519a for the unofficial one output with primary.
 
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doctorbrownbear

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Just picked one up. Im hoping the dedomed nichia will end up throwing a decent distance. Longest throwing malkoff mdc head (with multiple modes) I've found so far is the 16650 Cree-XPL head . Hope this will match it.
 

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Just picked one up. Im hoping the dedomed nichia will end up throwing a decent distance. Longest throwing malkoff mdc head (with multiple modes) I've found so far is the 16650 Cree-XPL head . Hope this will match it.
Please report back with your results. I'm holding off on this one since I have an M361 219b v3 sitting in a VME head which I'm pretty pleased about already.
 

Random Dan

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I've had the 519a dedome MDC for a couple weeks now and used around the house and on walks. I'm really impressed with the emitter. Color rendering is excellent and and the tint is pretty if you like a little bit rosy. Compared to my trusty MDC N with the 4000K XP-G2 it has a noticeably more intense spot, but it's not a huge difference and the beam is still a great all-rounder.

The low and high modes seem similar in brightness to the MDC N, but medium is substantially brighter which I'm not really a fan of. I already wish the MDC had lower low and medium modes so this one is even worse. It feels more like medium-high-turbo than low-medium-high to me.
 

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I've had the 519a dedome MDC for a couple weeks now and used around the house and on walks. I'm really impressed with the emitter. Color rendering is excellent and and the tint is pretty if you like a little bit rosy. Compared to my trusty MDC N with the 4000K XP-G2 it has a noticeably more intense spot, but it's not a huge difference and the beam is still a great all-rounder.

The low and high modes seem similar in brightness to the MDC N, but medium is substantially brighter which I'm not really a fan of. I already wish the MDC had lower low and medium modes so this one is even worse. It feels more like medium-high-turbo than low-medium-high to me.
Any beam shots ?
 

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I've had the 519a dedome MDC for a couple weeks now and used around the house and on walks. I'm really impressed with the emitter. Color rendering is excellent and and the tint is pretty if you like a little bit rosy. Compared to my trusty MDC N with the 4000K XP-G2 it has a noticeably more intense spot, but it's not a huge difference and the beam is still a great all-rounder.

The low and high modes seem similar in brightness to the MDC N, but medium is substantially brighter which I'm not really a fan of. I already wish the MDC had lower low and medium modes so this one is even worse. It feels more like medium-high-turbo than low-medium-high to me.


Med-High is fine for mine just wish the low was closer to 1 or 2 lumens instead of 30 or so. That's the only complaint I have about mine, everything else is perfect for an EDC light for me.
 

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I've had the 519a dedome MDC for a couple weeks now and used around the house and on walks. I'm really impressed with the emitter. Color rendering is excellent and and the tint is pretty if you like a little bit rosy. Compared to my trusty MDC N with the 4000K XP-G2 it has a noticeably more intense spot, but it's not a huge difference and the beam is still a great all-rounder.

The low and high modes seem similar in brightness to the MDC N, but medium is substantially brighter which I'm not really a fan of. I already wish the MDC had lower low and medium modes so this one is even worse. It feels more like medium-high-turbo than low-medium-high to me.
I wish Gene would use the mode spacing on the 1-2v AA MDC models with the li-ion models, the sub lumen is excellent for nighttime around the house with the 1-2v AA. The first click to low is way too bright on li-ion models. That is why either opt for the 1-2v AA or 2-3.2v CR123 MDC models
 

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What a fantastic light. 2xAA body is phenomenal
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JP031716

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Yup. Just the stock 5700k 3 mode with white eneloops

Wanted the 2xAA body also for future setups considering the newer heads can run multiple li-ions. This will be awesome running two 14500s
Nice! I've thought about getting this for the M31LL 219b 3v drop-ins from Illumn. Would be amazing run times with Eneloops.
 

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Question for you fine folks:

Looking to pickup an XP-L Wildcat soon. Not sure which tint I want. Thoughts?

I own an 18650 Wildcat Neutral, but I currently use it without the film on a 21700 body and I love it. Looking to leave the film on the next one.
 
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