NITECORE -- Keep Innovating        
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Arc AAA vs. Photon II

  1. #1
    Enlightened
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    42

    Default Arc AAA vs. Photon II

    Using price, durability, battery life, quality, and other relevant features, which is the better light? I have a black/white Photon II and I really like it, but the AAA batteries are so cheap I wondered if the Arc would be any better. Thanks!

  2. #2
    Flashaholic* Stingray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    1,199

    Default Re: Arc AAA vs. Photon II

    I have both. they serve different purposes for me. I keep the photon on my keychain for emergencies. I keep the ARC in my change pocket connected to a small swiss army knife. The ARC gets the most use. It's a pain to pull out my big set of keys everytime I need a light.

    The ARC is more durable, waterproof, has better battery life, and uses cheaper batteries that are easily found around the house and easy to change. The Photon is much smaller and lighter, it disappears on the keychain and adds no extra bulk, and mine has a perfectly smooth beam vs my artifacty ARC. I also have a turquoise ARC, which I like best of all. I like them both. You should have both too!

  3. #3
    *Flashaholic* Rothrandir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    US
    Posts
    7,796

    Default Re: Arc AAA vs. Photon II

    the photon is smaller...

    the arc aaa is:
    cheaper to feed
    cheaper to run
    semi-regulated
    waterproof (period...)
    just plain indestructable!

    basically, the arc is the unofficial official cpf flashilght, and if you don't own one... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/twak.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

  4. #4
    *Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    7,447

    Default Re: Arc AAA vs. Photon II

    The Photon kicks the Arc's butt as a keychain light, then the Arc gets back up and kicks the Photon's butt at everything else.


    (Thanks Spud [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] )

  5. #5

    Default Re: Arc AAA vs. Photon II

    Ditto what Stingray said (seems we have a LOT of gear in common [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] ). I have Photon IIs on my keyrings for emergencies and an ARC aaa Turq. attached to a Swiss Army Knife for normal situations. I would hate to give up any of them.

    I REALLY like the way then turq. ARC will light up a large dark room.


  6. #6
    Enlightened
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    42

    Default Re: Arc AAA vs. Photon II

    Now I have to get an Arc too. What finishes are they available in?

  7. #7
    Flashaholic* Xrunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,596

    Default Re: Arc AAA vs. Photon II

    I agree with Stingray and Saaby. I have both and they each have their special use, with the Photon II on my keyring and my ARC to use for air travel, etc.

    -Mike

    Edit: They are available in black and natural (HA). You might want to check out this thread for a good deal on ARCs at Vicomptel. You also can find some in the Buy/Sell/Trade section.

  8. #8
    *Flashaholic* Flying Turtle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Apex, NC
    Posts
    6,447

    Default Re: Arc AAA vs. Photon II

    Get both for sure. One for the chain, one for the pocket.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •