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...PT Attitude, LW 2100, or Opalec NewBeam? And which lasts longest? I am sure two out of these three are covered in a post somewhere, but those threads have grown so long I'm just too lazy to look.

I am tending toward the 2100 mainly because it has a push button switch, but it is in the side of the head which is slightly clumsy. And the MiniMag can be retrofitted with an endcap switch, need to decide which method of switch deployment is less uncomfortable.

And then there's the matter of cost...but the Attitude has to be twisted on no matter what, sooooo...where am I going here?

Actually I'm due in for work in about an hour, so I'm stretching out my quality personal time as long as possible...asking about flashlights!
 

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To answer the brightness question, you'll have to give us a time of measurement. At some point in the first ten hours, the Newbeam will be brighter than everybody, I'm guessing. With new batteries all the way around, probably not the case.

But OOOOOh! I sure like flat output. That way I know just how bright the light will be EVERY time I turn it on.
 

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Whoa! So after the first hour the new-beam is brighter than the LW 2000 and continues at that brigtness for 7 more hours.
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Brock,

Your comparo chart is awesome. Many relative results and their attenuate causal/contributing factors can be interpreted from this.

Thank you...
 

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Thought I'd put Brock's numbers into pictures, which makes things stand out even more-
Click on the links to see the full color images; for some reason the downsized versions from imagestation come out in monochrome. Ignore the units, as I just wanted to see the picture representation; for the specifics, refer to the actual data-

Brock's data on graph

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Graphical representation of some of Brock's data at http://www.uwgb.edu/nevermab/battery_files/sheet001.htm, showing the Newbeam/Attitude/Arc AAA, showing relative output and burn times
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This shows the merits of incandescent vs. LED:
E2, X5, Newbeam

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Should be obvious enough which is which..
 

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Anyone know what happened to Brock's runtime data page? Doesn't come up any more- has it been moved, deleted, absconded, neutralized, ?
 

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Originally posted by Wingerr:
Anyone know what happened to Brock's runtime data page? Doesn't come up any more- has it been moved, deleted, absconded, neutralized, ?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Try here:

BROCK'S CHART

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Ah, there it is now- thanks!

Looking forward to playing with the Newbeam; with has that really neat flat-like-the-horizon output curve-
 
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