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Thread: Anyone reviewed the Maratac Titanium AAA Rev 5 flashlight yet?

  1. #31

    Default Re: Anyone reviewed the Maratac Titanium AAA Rev 5 flashlight yet?

    Found out a bit for you. I think the big deal about rev. 5 is the titanium. It has a XP-G. However XP-L is the better emitter. It hardly matters on 1xaaa. Those are the main differences.
    As an enthusiast what I want(and have) are copper with Nichia 219B. At some point we are so past Lumens. Plus 130-180 is hardly a jump. Furthermore on a ultimate lithium the 219B will hit 170-ish. It is by far the highest CRI.
    I am going to take back what I had said. Under law he is correct unfortunately. If he so much as inspects them in the USA they count as made in USA. Stupid laws. So he has the right to say so but I personally would not.
    Two things I do not like. Lasered writing, stick on clip still. Fix those and it is a gem. Actually just forgo the clip for a large key clip IMO. Overall all Maratac are great lights but the one you really want IMO is the copper 219B.
    Don't be so hung up on titanium. It is nothing special in a sub $40 light. Even in a $2,000 light it may be some other metal but probably Damascus then. Honestly though copper is a grail of sorts too due to it's heatsinking property and great threading.
    You may find that the TI does thread as well on a $40 light. Not sure. Anyways I am not getting it solely due to the XP-G. the Nichia 219B is a far better Emitter. The 219C is more efficient which hardly maters here but the 219B is higher CRI. I hope this helps you!

  2. #32

    Default Re: Anyone reviewed the Maratac Titanium AAA Rev 5 flashlight yet?

    Hello!
    Iíve had a hard time finding info on how the mode-memory UI works for this light. Anyone in possession of the light willing to share those details ? Thank you!

  3. #33

    Default Re: Anyone reviewed the Maratac Titanium AAA Rev 5 flashlight yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by County View Post
    mode-memory
    mine had no mode memory

    check your private messages for more details
    Last edited by jon_slider; 02-26-2020 at 08:47 PM.

  4. #34

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    Got it, thanks! Apparently Iíd stumbled on misinformation, thanks for taking the time to clarify. I will be taking possession of this light tomorrow and am looking forward to it. For my use-case, no mode memory is preferable.

  5. #35

    Default Re: Anyone reviewed the Maratac Titanium AAA Rev 5 flashlight yet?

    Congratulations on your new light :-)

    I hope you enjoy it.

    Please post your impressions.

  6. #36

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    Received my Maratac Ti AAA Rev 5 and it actually does have mode-memory. Itís as simple as the last mode you left it in will be the startup mode next time you turn it on. Quick on/off cycles you through the medium low high modes of course. Even though I really didnít want mode memory and preferred Ďstart on mediumí , I like the light a lot and plan to keep it. It is throwier than I expected with a tighter beam than my Aluminium AAA Maratac Rev 5 I purchased in 2018.

  7. #37

    Default Re: Anyone reviewed the Maratac Titanium AAA Rev 5 flashlight yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by County View Post
    Received my Maratac Ti AAA Rev 5 and it actually does have mode-memory.
    thanks for the update
    I did not know about the addition of mode memory to the Maratac, until now

    this version of the Lumintop Black Tool w Osram LED and Tir lens, recently also came out with a mode memory feature. And AA Tools have memory now too.
    Last edited by jon_slider; 02-26-2020 at 08:59 PM.

  8. #38

    Default Re: Anyone reviewed the Maratac Titanium AAA Rev 5 flashlight yet?

    As an update on user-experience with this light. . after some additional time and use Iím finding myself frustrated with the UI. There is too much mode-jitter when turning it on or off. It jumps too quickly between modes in the milliseconds it takes to you do a one- handed on or off, so with the mode-memory itís a guessing game on what mode you will get as the mode you thought it was in when you turned it off is often not the mode you are presented with when turning it back on later. Or did it mode-bounce so quickly again on activation? Hard to know. This unpredictable behavior has me no longer a fan of the light. Itís somewhat better when you can do a two handed authoritative on/off in a swift action, but that is not my preferred use-case. This will not be my EDC as a result. Perhaps I just got a bad light. Iíd be interested in hearing if others are experiencing the same.
    Last edited by County; 04-02-2020 at 08:32 AM.

  9. #39

    Default Re: Anyone reviewed the Maratac Titanium AAA Rev 5 flashlight yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by County View Post
    ...Iím finding myself frustrated with the UI. There is too much mode-jitter when turning it on or off. It jumps too quickly between modes
    I returned mine for refund because the mode switching was unreliable. I tried everything I know about fixing mode skipping in a twisty, but none of it worked.

    1. I made sure there was no excess lubricant. I wiped off the threads and inside of the head. No win.

    2. I replaced the O ring with a thicker one. No win.

    This was the only maratac I have owned that was unreliable in mode switching. I do not know why.

    My guess is that the head of this Ti model wobbles more than my copper maratacs. Maybe they did that to try and make the threads less gritty on the Ti. Instead I speculate that the extra wobble causes the unreliable mode skipping.

  10. #40

    Default Re: Anyone reviewed the Maratac Titanium AAA Rev 5 flashlight yet?

    Ok thanks Jon.
    I love the beam, the color temp, and the modes themselves all have a use. I do still like County-Comm and my older lights. But letís hope for a fix in a Rev-VI, eh !? Iíll gladly give it another try then.

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