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    I found two of the first generation E01 lights in unopened packaging. Had forgotten I had these. Undecided if I should open and use them or not. Any collector value?

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    They aren’t “collectable” in the true sense of the word but if you had no need for them you could certainly sell them. Many people still like the originals quite a bit.

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    There are certainly hardcore fans, myself included. Given the movement on AAA lights in recent years, I can't see a collector premium on them.
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    If you need a keychain light to last the rest of your life then go ahead and open one.
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    Default Re: Fenix E01 Older Model

    It's my understanding
    (and I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong)


    original version of E01:
    Not potted
    produced 10 Lumens
    Ran 14 hours (fully regulated) on an L92 cell


    revised version of E01:
    IS potted
    produced 13 Lumens
    Ran 10 hours (fully regulated) on an L92 cell


    I have several of Both versions,
    and they truly deserve the respect they've earned !


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    If you have the 13 lumen version you have a type of light unlike anything in the market today especially for its price point. Nothing available today will match its size and durability.
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    Thanks LeanBurn for the info. They are the 13 lumen model. Just read the packaging and Fenix claims 16.5 hours of run time. I was surprised

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    I have the 13 lumen one and it seems like I do good to get 4 hours of fully regulated light and then it drops down to about 5 lumens for a while but altogether it doesn't seem to go 10 hours. Maybe I got a dud, but I still like it.

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    to greenpondmike --

    Note that my statement (above) of 10 Hours in full regulation
    is with an Energizer Ultimate Lithium L92 AAA cell.

    < just sayin' . . . . . >

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    I acquired a 13 lumen version second hand and for a while used it to suck out the last bit of fuel from batteries that would no longer run a wall clock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenpondmike View Post
    I have the 13 lumen one and it seems like I do good to get 4 hours of fully regulated light and then it drops down to about 5 lumens for a while but altogether it doesn't seem to go 10 hours. Maybe I got a dud, but I still like it.
    My experience for output & runtime was about the same, with rechargeable NiMH cells. Great little light.
    I don’t mind the bluish tint, but a more neutral tint would be a fantastic option for the E01. Wish they’d reintroduce the potted version E01 with a neutral tint option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    to greenpondmike --

    Note that my statement (above) of 10 Hours in full regulation
    is with an Energizer Ultimate Lithium L92 AAA cell.

    < just sayin' . . . . . >
    Thanks, Burgess. Good to know. Never tried it with a lithium cell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    to greenpondmike --

    Note that my statement (above) of 10 Hours in full regulation
    is with an Energizer Ultimate Lithium L92 AAA cell.

    < just sayin' . . . . . >
    Oh, ok. My bad.....maybe mine is alright then.

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    This is where I came up with 16.5 hours of run time. I thank the previous posters with what I think are more accurate times.

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    Keep in mind --

    When Fenix, and other manufacturers
    state Runtimes, they usually DON'T mean
    " in full regulation " !

    Their specs usually go down to 20 %
    of original brightness, i believe.

    < just sayin' . . . . >


    * UPDATE * -- it's actually down to 10 %
    Last edited by Burgess; 10-03-2020 at 09:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilligas View Post

    Get a load of that LAST LINE in this description !

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    Default Re: Fenix E01 Older Model

    yeah...no glass lens at all, just a bare 5mm LED bulb, plastic at that.
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