Yay!!!!!! It has finally arrived!!!!

yclo

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There are a couple things I noticed about the Arc AAA and the Arc LE:

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The Arc AAA's head doesn't screw in as far as the LE, is this the case for all Arc's?

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One thing I realised is that the o-ring is positioned higher on the LE than the others.

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It also appears to me that the reflector of the LE doesn't seem to be as shinny as the normal Arc's?

YC

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Gransee

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Thanks Yclo!

The answer to your question... The AAA and LE are going to be different from each other in many ways. The LE reflector is less shiny because a different alloy is used. This alloy has a higher tensil strength.

You might want to check the code/server for your pictures, none of them came through.

Peter Gransee
 

yclo

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Thanks Peter, it's not dark yet and I'm already lovin' the Arc!!

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You might want to check the code/server for your pictures, none of them came through.
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Damnit, I hate it when that happens, I'll change the images to links then.
 

mc

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All pictures looking good now.

I expect to recieve mine in the next couple of days.

These lights seem to be machined well, I will see soon enough.
 

John N

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I think there was another thread where the poster had requested pictures of the relative brightness of an LE vs. a non LE. Any chance you might be able to put that together?

Thanks,

-john
 

Chris M.

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I think there was another thread where the poster had requested pictures of the relative brightness of an LE vs. a non LE. Any chance you might be able to put that together?

I`ve been meaning to do this too, but to be 100% honest, I think I`ve got a "bad`un". My LE, while it is a nicer colour and my favourite of all the Arc-AAAs here, does not appear any brighter than my Generation 2.1 white. Perhaps I got a really good Gen2.1 though, as the Gen2.0 that lives with my keys is dimmer than it. I never did get an answer as to why- Peter, did the regulator get improved between the 2.0 run and the 2.1 run? I never recieved a Gen2.2 so I don`t know if it`s just a one-off or not.


...anyhow, after dark, it`s "fun with camera and light meter" time, the results you will see here.


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Luca

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Yclo,

The problem with the O-ring worried me too and I sent the LE's back to Peter. The problem was already mentioned somewhere in the AAA thread. It should be solved in the third generation...which I expect to arrive in a few days
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Do you happen to have a turquoise AAA among them? I'd love to see a pic of the colour and beam, just to compare it to the one I got. Mine looks rather greenish, diffuse narrow beam and is not as spectacularly bright as it's said to be. It has three to four diffuse rings. If I can get my hands on a dig cam I'll post some pics.

As for the brightness difference between LE and plain white: I didn't find that much of a difference either. The slightly different coulour is the main reason one appears to be a tad brighter than the other, I believe.

Thanks

Luca
 

yclo

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Also just noticed that the words (L.E.D. "AAA"-Arc Flashlight, LLC) on the AAA is thinner and more defined than the LE.

YC
 

Frank

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I got my Arc light in yesterday's mail. Nice fit and finish. I put it on my keyring but haven't got a chance to try it out yet.
 

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I just got my second Arc LE. It has all the aforementioned differences, plus it is a different color.

The latest arc LE is Dark Grey, while the first generation LE was a lighter, bronze-ier, grey color. Also the newer LE came with no grease whatsoever on the O-ring and threads. Even thought the 2nd gen LE has a straiter LED I prefer the first better.
Compared to the regular arc in my collection,
they are all the same brightness. The LE's have a more pleasent tint however.
 
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