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    Default LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

    Maybe it's time to get some discussion going on LEP flashlights here.
    I currently own a dozen or so, that I halso reviewed, and I feel LEP flashlights are becoming more and more popular.

    Brands that currently have at least 1 LEP flashlight under $500:

    - Acebeam
    - Jetbeam
    - Fenix
    - Weltool
    - Nextorch
    - Maxtoch
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    Brands that have LEP flashlights over $500
    - MicroFire

    1. Do you know any other brand?
    2. Do you own any LEP flashlight?
    3. And what do you think of em?
    4. What's the next step

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    Default Re: LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

    As a topic starter, I have the following ones:
    - Acebeam W10 II
    - Acebeam W30
    - Astrolux WP2
    - Fenix TK30
    - Jetbeam M2S WP-RX
    - Jetbeam M1X WP-RX
    - Jetbeam RRT M1X Raptor
    - Jetbeam RRT M2S Raptor
    - Maxtoch Xsword L2K
    - Nextorch T7L
    - Nextorch T10L
    - Unbranded 26650 LEP
    - Weltool W3 PRO
    - Weltool W4

    If you have any questions about any of them, let me know.

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    Default Re: LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

    Wow. Thatís a lot of LEPís! Been on the fence with getting one as there not really practical except for very special applications but would still love to see one with a led ring around the lep for general use.
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    Default Re: LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

    I have one and to be honest it`s not Really practical for everyday use (unless you like ceiling bounce), it can be a lot of fun outdoors at night for sky writing though, especially if someone else is doing similar a distance away
    My HID gives a much wider beam at about the same brightness and distance and is Much easier to see.

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    Default Re: LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

    ... moved to LEP forum ...
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    Default Re: LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

    I think this is not the right place to have a discussion.. almost nobody visits this section on the site. It's not in a very convenient place, and hard to find. And you only find it if you really search for it. I think this "LEP" section was made too early before the topic became mainstream since it has only like 15 posts in 1 year. I would have kept it in the main flashlight discussion to get more interaction.

    Edit: I was thinking about it, and if it was me, I would just put this section under 'Flashlights' which is a more proper place IMHO.
    Last edited by ChibiM; 04-03-2021 at 01:08 AM.

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    Default Re: LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

    Here's the thing ... if no one posts LEP discussion or topics in the LEP forum, then no one will visit the LEP forum, then no one will want to post in the LEP forum, then ....

    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...t.php?f=4&a=12

    The "General" forum is only for topics that don't "fit" anywhere else more specific.
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    Default Re: LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

    True,
    but how about adding it to the main Flashlight overview?
    That's a much more suitable place for flashlights. It's not a laser pointer, and not really 'beyond flashlights'. It's like going from incandescent to LED it's just a new technology.

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    Default Re: LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

    Quote Originally Posted by ChibiM View Post
    True,
    but how about adding it to the main Flashlight overview?
    That's a much more suitable place for flashlights. It's not a laser pointer, and not really 'beyond flashlights'. It's like going from incandescent to LED it's just a new technology.
    Mods do not determine the "structure" of the forum, that is an Admin function.

    As such, your specific comments above more properly belong in "Questions / Problems / Suggestions"

    I recall CPF staff having this discussion around the time of creating the LEP forum, with reasoning on both sides. I think that a sensible case was also advanced for listing LEP in the "Spotlight / HID" forum.

    However, if I recall correctly, the thinking back then was that the relevant technology and applicable regulations were most "laser-like" than "flashlight-like"

    Should you feel that ought to be reconsidered, or otherwise want to discuss, you are welcome to mention that over in Q / P / S
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    Default Re: LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

    I don`t think too many folks even have a LEP (or want one) TBH, with HIDs being only slightly more popular, so that will reduce the likelyhood of much discussion as well.

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    Default Re: LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

    Thanks archimedes! I will do that!

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    Default Re: LEP discussion thread: (White laser flashlights)

    Quote Originally Posted by ChibiM View Post
    Thanks archimedes! I will do that!
    Certainly, thanks
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