Nitecore EA81 8xAA flashlight

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Antiparanoico: since you too own a D80a, what is the low brightness level on yours like? Do you reckon it is about 30 lumens as claimed or more?

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Looks impressive, however, not sure that I would need one because I already own EA8, which I rarely use simply because I rarely need flashlights :D!

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Looks impressive, however, not sure that I would need one because I already own EA8, which I rarely use simply because I rarely need flashlights :D!

And yet your post count is 2038! Smile

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It is 2039 now, but I still dont need this flashlight :D!

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8 x Eneloop (the XXX 2450 ones) and you are good to go Smile

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Will add another 2c of mine…

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i think thats a great way for people who want power without need for LiIoncells…

Absolutely. I have been in this boat for 4 years until I switched to Li-ion this year!


Same here, bought D40A, EA8W, BA20 to get the most out of NiMh chemistry and then started slowly crawling into Li territory with A60 and now S2+ and some others :)!

Still, IMHO, cant go wrong with so much power in 8xAA size! Love my EA8W, even though, just like most of my lights, it has seen very little use, in fact, the least of them all :D!

Interesting thing is that even though EA81 has more than twice the lumens of EA8, it still lacks in throw and has less peak lux than EA8!

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The problem is who wants to have to recharge 8 x AA?! :Sp 4 slot chargers seem most common. It would be fine if it also had other battery options, like an 18650.

If you have at least two good, fast charging 4 slot chargers, your set ;)!
I dont see people with i4 charger complaining when charging their lithium batteries in all four slots at 350mA speed ;)!
So, dont see a problem with charging 8 NiMh’s with two good chargers here :D!

Been thinking today, how good can EA8 be at modding? Would like to squeeze as much as possible out of this thrower on AA’s :)!

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Heres a tear down post and mod post of the EA8 by Old Lumens.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/20778

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/20832

 

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Thanks for those, I guess it will take a while for me to get to modding it, I was thinking something more simpler than that, simply replacing LED with never one and depending on LED's requirements might take a look into replacing driver.

It would be much easier to do, if not for head that cant be unscrewed the normal way :D!

 

Basically Im looking at modding it with off the shelf components with little soldering involved and definitely nothing hardcore, yet improving throw considerably.

Is that real?

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Anyone did a review on the ea81? I’m about to buy one or the EAX.

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Jeepmaster wrote:
Anyone did a review on the ea81? I’m about to buy one or the EAX.
I would go with the EA81 over the EAX.I have the EAX and the beam is really strange. The spill looks like Mickey Mouse ears! I just got an EC4S and Nitecore did a good job of getting ride of the death cross that is common to quad die emmiters.I would assume that the beam for the EA81 is simmilar if not a bit throwier with the larger reflector.
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Thanks for the heads up. The EA81 is cheaper too, but don’t have the voltage readout thingy.

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Power Tips Right after battery installation,or when the mode switch is pressed with the light off, the blue LED built into the switch will blink to indicate remaining battery power. The power indicators will blink three times when power is above 50%; twice when power is below 50%; and once when battery power is close to depletion.

from the user manual of the EA81

 

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Oh….good to know. Thanks.

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I took one from Gearbest on good price. Like it more than EA8.
Everything is fine with light except visible cross in center of hotspot.

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