- Dec 18, 2006
- Bay Area, CA
It took me a whole to get the lingo right jomax, so no worries
I think that's what I'll do. I have a supply of cr123s from a couple years ago. I bought a couple fenixs in around 2007-2008, and I got an almost lifetime supply of cr123s back then, I just finally felt the need to upgrade.
The light arrived this morning, but I need to find my batteries :/
I'll post some thoughts shortly
Sorry you're dissapointed with the perceived output of the D25C. This light has been measured to hit 450 OTF lumens (*compared to ET's conservatively published 277 OTF lumens) on a RCR123 batt...
We perceive light logarithmically, for lack of a better description, and comparing the D25C's (roughly double) max output on a RCR123 side-to-side next to your P2D...will make the D25C seem only around 40% brighter. You'd essentially need to go to around 600 lumens for your new light to appear twice as bright as the P2D.
Also, when a lot of light is dispersed in a floody beam like the D25C, it won't seem as bright as the same output more tightly focused in a light with a deeper reflector. Even tint differences will make one light seem brighter than another. If your purpose is to get the most output, and can accept the trade-off of higher heat and somewhat shorter runtimes, you may want to buy a couple of 3.7v protected 16340 ICR's and a charger and you will up your output considerably.
While what you say is true it seems odd to me that someone would choose to do this but then be losing the different modes which are one of the best features of this light to me?
I know we each have our own uses for the light but being able to blast for a short time is less useful for me as opposed to having the full range of outputs available as this was designed to be used.
I hope at some time soon they just fix this by making the light the same inside as the new Ti model allowing the use of RCR and full mode selection too.
I have a D25A ...... good for close combat situations ...............
Err, what? You use the D25a in combat situations? Wouldn't be my choice in a combat situation (I prefer to run).
I'm looking for a very small edc, preferably with an xm-l engine. I would like to be able to take it close to 300 (280+) lumens otf on turbo, and hold at around 100 (70-120) for as long as possible. My only other preference is maximum shelf life. It does me no good if when I finally need it, the battery is dead.
i've narrowed it down, I think, to an eagletac d25c ti, a thrunite 1A, a sunwayman v11r, or a zebralight sc52.
i prefer something I can run with an enerloop, but I'd be ok with something in a cr123.
i like the idea of the magnetic twisting brightness adjustor, but I've heard that the v11r suffers from parasitic drain. So of my above options, which should I buy? Am I missing something better than all of these in the sub-100$ range?
Frankly I NEVER want the "Disco" modes to come on unless I need them.
From what I can tell if I go around more than 2 times with Memory mode on they will always come on?
I don't understand why they are linked to the Memory feature in any way?
So I either lose Memory and don't have to worry about it as much or I gain Memory but then almost at random they will activate as the spot in the rotation is memorized too,just seems odd to me.