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    Default Dereelight C2H - Beamshots?

    Hello everybody .

    I just bought a Fenix PD30 about 3 weeks ago and I love it, everything since the design to the beam pattern but I am interested in getting a smaller light, a "thrower" powered by CR123 batteries. I have seen some reviews and I think a nice option would be the Dereelight C2H with the R2 LED, but since I got the PD30 I wondered if anyone here in CPF has got both the PD30 and the C2H and possibly some beamshots of both in order to compare them.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Default Re: Dereelight C2H - Beamshots?

    Keep in mind to get the most output from the C2H you'll need a R123 or IMR16340. I like the IMR16340 because the C2H comes with over discharge protection enabled (must be disabled to use CR123's), and the high drain of the C2H when it's set to MAX maybe hard on regular R123 lithium ions.

    I don't have a PD30 to compare with the C2H, but my C2H R2 with a smooth reflector is a bit over 5,000LUX on my LUX meter, which is impressive for such a small light.
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    Default Re: Dereelight C2H - Beamshots?

    Any idea on lumens? How does this compare to other hot, single CR123s like the Jet II and the EX10, etc.?

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    It's a Cree R2 drive at 1A. It should be 200+ lumens out the front.
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    Default Re: Dereelight C2H - Beamshots?

    here is a thorough review of the C2H by selfbuilt:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=217772

    hope it helps you, good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WadeF View Post
    Keep in mind to get the most output from the C2H you'll need a R123 or IMR16340. I like the IMR16340 because the C2H comes with over discharge protection enabled (must be disabled to use CR123's), and the high drain of the C2H when it's set to MAX maybe hard on regular R123 lithium ions.

    I don't have a PD30 to compare with the C2H, but my C2H R2 with a smooth reflector is a bit over 5,000LUX on my LUX meter, which is impressive for such a small light.
    Thanks for the answer .
    According to the reviews i've seen, the only thing not that great about the C2H is probably the runtime. And that kinda sucks because I use non-rechargeables . I didn't know that using R123 I would get a better output that using regular CR123.
    Thanks also for the LUX reading, very helpfull to get an overall idea since I am looking for a small "thrower" light.
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    Default Re: Dereelight C2H - Beamshots?

    Review by Selfbuilt:
    "........The Dereelight C2H is designed to be one of the brightest and smallest multi-stage single-cell CR123A/RCR lights, with built-in flexibility and upgradeability. Up to a point, it succeeds on many of its promises....."

    'Nuff said

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    Default Re: Dereelight C2H - Beamshots?

    Also, you may want to peek at this post #186 by WadeF to get an idea of C2H's raw power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post
    Review by Selfbuilt:
    "........The Dereelight C2H is designed to be one of the brightest and smallest multi-stage single-cell CR123A/RCR lights, with built-in flexibility and upgradeability. Up to a point, it succeeds on many of its promises....."

    'Nuff said
    Aye mate, that's why I want this little beast
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    Default Re: Dereelight C2H - Beamshots?

    Quote Originally Posted by progninja View Post
    Aye mate, that's why I want this little beast
    Arrrr.... good call.

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    Default Re: Dereelight C2H - Beamshots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post
    Also, you may want to peek at this post #186 by WadeF to get an idea of C2H's raw power.
    Also here is a picture of the C2H next to the SF E1B. Yes, the E1B is on high. :P

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    Default Re: Dereelight C2H - Beamshots?

    Here's the review by Axion that was most impressive to me (since the Extreme is so bright): http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=210598

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    Default Re: Dereelight C2H - Beamshots?

    Quote Originally Posted by WadeF View Post
    Also here is a picture of the C2H next to the SF E1B. Yes, the E1B is on high. :P

    Thanks for the reply WadeF, I already took a look to that post .
    That beamshot comparison is pretty impressive as are your photos of the flashlight itself. Nice pics indeed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by WadeF View Post
    It's a Cree R2 drive at 1A. It should be 200+ lumens out the front.
    I measured upwards of 235 with a freshly charged IMR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wbp View Post
    I measured upwards of 235 with a freshly charged IMR.
    Sounds about right. I always like to be conservative with my estimates since I don't have an IS.
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    Default Re: Dereelight C2H - Beamshots?

    Quote Originally Posted by I came to the light... View Post
    Here's the review by Axion that was most impressive to me (since the Extreme is so bright): http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=210598
    Wow, I have seen a lot of reviews of the C2H but somehow I missed this one, thanks for pointing it out .
    Indeed it is impressive, the Extreme is already a nice "pocket rocket" but according to the beamshots on that review the C2H can throw even better and has a great hotspot too, really nice.
    Well, I am pretty much convinced, gotta start saving money .
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    Quote Originally Posted by progninja View Post
    ... I am interested in getting a smaller light, a "thrower" powered by CR123 batteries.
    Since you are looking for throw, you might also want to look at the Spartanian S2. 200 lumens on high, and it will out throw the C2H. It is a little larger, but it has the coolest switch and UI.
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    Default Re: Dereelight C2H - Beamshots?

    Quote Originally Posted by wbp View Post
    Since you are looking for throw, you might also want to look at the Spartanian S2. 200 lumens on high, and it will out throw the C2H. It is a little larger, but it has the coolest switch and UI.
    I took a look to the Spartanian S2 (which I haven't seen before), but there's a "problem" with this light IMO, it won't take CR123A batteries and since I use them a lot that is a major turn down .

    Source:
    Quote Originally Posted by selfbuilt
    Note that the light uses RCR (16340) batteries only - primary CR123A are not accepted.
    Besides that it looks like a cool light but it is a little bit too wide for my pocket .

    But I appreciated a lot the reply, always good to hear new thoughts, thanks wbp!
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