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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    You know I think itís the good memoryís I had with my old A2 that made me get one again.i used to ghost hunt quite a bit and loved the way the low leds would give me plenty of light to see all night and always had that high beam when I needed it.i have plenty of lights that are more powerful and longer running but still there is just something about it I love.
    Which color A2 is best for illuminating ghosts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumen83 View Post
    Which color A2 is best for illuminating ghosts?
    A2-HA-YG )))

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    Quote Originally Posted by id30209 View Post
    A2-HA-YG )))
    No wonder I haven't seen any ghosts. Mine has red LEDs. Its probably too long of a wavelength to illuminate them.

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    Default Re: Surefire A2 Aviator Fan checking in

    Lol not sure I was always running in the opposite direction 😂😂😂😂
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Lol not sure I was always running in the opposite direction 
    Then it sounds like they were the ones hunting you!

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    Just dug out my A2. I added the Onion Ring plus Yuji high CRI led's. It will be getting some use this winter for sure. It is one of the black 4 flats ones I got from HK Gear in the end of line sale. So good that TAD and LF are up to speed with new bulbs.

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    Default Re: Surefire A2 Aviator Fan checking in

    This seems to be the most recent A2 thread so thought I would drop in here to see if anyone has seen the new offering from Lumens Factory. They recently released an LED drop in for the A2. Has anyone tried it out yet?
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    Had no idea, thank you for the heads up!!!
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    Wow! What the hell is a 319A?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Wow! What the hell is a 319A?
    Not sure... but I'm gonna find out in about 2 weeks...
    I DO NOT HAVE...
    AURORAPHOBIA, OR EOSOPHOBIA, OR EREUTHOBPHOBIA, OR ERYTHROPHOBIA, OR ERYTOPHOBIA, OR PHENGOPHOBIA, OR PHOTOAUGLIAPHOBIA, PHOTOPHOBIA, OR SELAPHOBIA..

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    Ya please do let us know. It has to look like an incandescent light or they would never sell it Iím thinking.
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    My only hold back has been that the drop ins LED is powered on the low mode when with the Incan it was only the LED ring. I want to see what someoneís experience is.
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    Default Re: Surefire A2 Aviator Fan checking in

    Thanks for posting up this interesting item.

    I enjoy my A2 mainly because of the lamp, but nice to have options, I suppose.

    I have an N319 in my Regulus proto, and there is a fair bit of tint variation across the beam.
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    Does it look like an incandescent? Wouldnít think it would with a color temp of 4000
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    From Mark
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    These guys are great
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    Default Re: Surefire A2 Aviator Fan checking in

    Be nice to see a runtime graph of that A2 LED module.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper715 View Post
    My only hold back has been that the drop ins LED is powered on the low mode when with the Incan it was only the LED ring. I want to see what someoneís experience is.
    If that is the case, that completely defeats the entire purpose of this light. At least, in my opinion.

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    Ya Iím trying to understand that. Does that mean we lose our low mode where just the 3 leds are lit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Ya Iím trying to understand that. Does that mean we lose our low mode where just the 3 leds are lit?
    Yes, it would
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    Oh. Iím not sure I like that. Well Iíll hold off judgement till I can find out more about it.
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    Default Re: Surefire A2 Aviator Fan checking in

    Sounds sort of complicated, The A2 runs on a regulated voltage driver. How does that mate up to the driver in the LED drop in?

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullzeyebill View Post
    Sounds sort of complicated, The A2 runs on a regulated voltage driver. How does that mate up to the driver in the LED drop in?

    Bill
    The primary lamp in the A2 is powered by the raised bump in the middle of the body.
    The 5mm LED ring is powered by the raised metal ring that surrounds that bump.

    Since this dropin touches both the 5mm ring AND the lamp bump, it receives two different voltages depending on how you've activated the tailcap. They're taking advantage of the different voltage sources to provide a low and high mode vs. just a high.

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    So if thatís the case I wonder would it be possible to put some type of insulating layer in there to stop it from lighting on low?
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    Default Re: Surefire A2 Aviator Fan checking in

    Interesting approach, thanks for the explanation. I was wondering about that too.
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    Default Re: Surefire A2 Aviator Fan checking in

    So another words the low now is 40 lumens?
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    So another words the low now is 40 lumens?
    A 40 lumen low for a light that was designed for use in a cockpit so as not to wipe out your night adapted vision, is a little odd. Clearly the intent of the dropin is not to maintain the initial use case that the light was designed for. And, that is fine. But, a 40 lumen white LED on low is also going to render the other colored LEDs completely useless.

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    Mark indicated that without actually going inside a particular A2 itself, the lack of resistance of an LED vs a light bulb led to the final product. Due to size of the drop in doing something inside said drop in was impractical.

    For those with white LED A2's these will be pretty nifty. Red? Not so nifty unless you just want an A2 to run on high all the time.
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    Default Re: Surefire A2 Aviator Fan checking in

    Iím going to wait till someone gets one and reports back.it looks interesting but not sure on this yet.
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    I like the idea of an LED "high" with an A2, especially for added fuel mileage but am sticking with incan bulbs in mine.
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