Enogear AA Stainless Steel (AA/14500)

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Enogear AA Stainless Steel (AA/14500)

Enogear sent me this light as a gift for helping out with their first giveaway. So it wasn't meant to become a full review anyhow, so I will just do a short show and tell. 

 

See their sales page: http://www.enogear.com/pd.jsp?id=81#_pp=0_455_5 

Its 19,90 USD, 

Now its 14,90 USD

Includes no strap, just a clip and a clamp for adding a strap. Packed inside a plastic case and bubble wrap. 


Ui:

Lo-med-hi 

 

Memory: 

No... But if you turn it off within the first 3 to-5 seconds it will go to no next mode next time you turn it on.

Driver: 13.8mm

Amps:

  • Low= 0.15A,
  • Medium= 0,6A
  • High= 1.8A

No moon Wink 

No blinkies Smile

Mode spacing:

  • 8%
  • 30%
  • 100%

Turbo timer?

Running a test now, and it doesnt have a turbo timer nor thermal regulation. 

At start : ceiling bounce of 220lux

After 7 minutes it has a total of 180lux

I looked at the lux meter on and off, and the output declined slowly.

So it sagged about 20% in 7 minutes. (no cooling)

 

 

PWM:

  • Yes, present and noticeable when moving the light quickly at Low and Med..
  • Not present at High.

The size 

  • Length: 80mm
  • Width: 19mm

LED:

  • NW XPG2

Reflector:

  • Nope, it's TIR, 45 degrees

Some pictures

 

Threads.

Good and not sharp

 

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LED:

NW XPG2

Driver;

 

Inside Spring near tailcap

 

 

 

Edited by: ChibiM on 03/24/2018 - 08:27
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That driver seems familiar to me… it’s the same in my CNQG brass AA (clicky)
I don’t like the mode spacing and it lacks a true Low (or Moonlight), we’re 2017, nearly 2018… manufacturers need to step it up !
Anyway, it seems well finished and for 15 bucks it’s a good light IMO

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Nice looking light. XPG2 & snap on clip though.

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I think so too. I think for $15 its a nice AA SS light.  

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it look nice.

purchased one to try out Smile

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Can somebody explain this, good or bad?

“TIR lens , 45 degree light angle”

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BLightSam wrote:
Can somebody explain this, good or bad? "TIR lens , 45 degree light angle"

depends on what your needs are. 45 degrees isnt for throw, but not a real flooder either. Kind of an in-between beam Wink 

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It’s unclear what the mode spacing is and whether this is a forward or reverse clicky.

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greenlight wrote:
It's unclear what the mode spacing is and whether this is a forward or reverse clicky.

There are even more questions unanswered Silly 

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reverse.. will check current draw (mode spacing) later

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ChibiM wrote:
BLightSam wrote:

“TIR lens , 45 degree light angle”

depends on what your needs are. 45 degrees isnt for throw, but not a real flooder either. Kind of an in-between beam Wink 

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Low= 0.15A,

Medium= 0,6A

High= 1.8A

 

8%-30%-100%

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Like the flashlight, do not like the un-secure website asking name ,address, email, phone etc.
Site needs Https or straight thru pay by Paypal with Paypal handling shipping address info.

Are there any other outlets for this Flashlight?
Thanks

Keith

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Muto wrote:
Like the flashlight, do not like the un-secure website asking name ,address, email, phone etc.
Site needs Https or straight thru pay by Paypal with Paypal handling shipping address info.

Are there any other outlets for this Flashlight?
Thanks

Keith

This is a good catch. In 2017 a person shouldn’t be entering personal info into an un-secure website.

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pretty cool light! I only have 1 smaller stainless steel light, the ex DITO light. this one looks way more attractive.

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notanotherhobby wrote:
Muto wrote:
Like the flashlight, do not like the un-secure website asking name ,address, email, phone etc.
Site needs Https or straight thru pay by Paypal with Paypal handling shipping address info.

Are there any other outlets for this Flashlight?
Thanks

Keith

This is a good catch. In 2017 a person shouldn’t be entering personal info into an un-secure website.

oh bugger… now you got me abit worry.

i already purchased one Sad

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Darn it. I didn’t notice the site was unsecured either. Wouldn’t have ordered had I seen that.

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did you use paypal?

if you didn’t, was the page you entered your card data https?

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notanotherhobby wrote:
did you use paypal?

if you didn’t, was the page you entered your card data https?

I used paypal. I don’t shop online unless they take paypal. Amazon is about the only exception. Have had our CC compromised too many times, and it’s usually at the worst time like when on vacation.

But it still ticks me off that my address, phone number and email address is out there now on an unsecured site.

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Anybody knows this company?
They seem to be located in Bhopal, India according to their phone number?

Nice light by the way…

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I ordered, they sent a shipping notice. A few days later emailed me and said all they had were cool white’s. I canceled and they refunded right away. Will consider ordering again if they secure that website.

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Any news on this light…
I’m still holding my finger on the trigger.

They have some other nice lights:

Brass 18650 – $30:

Titanium 18650, supposedly with USB charging – $40:

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Amazing !
The CNQG brass beauty is available again !

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X3 wrote:
Amazing !
The CNQG brass beauty is available again !

I’m not familiar with CNQG… You think there’s a connection, or just usual copy/paste chinese business?
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Just wish the tailcap would be redesigned and have a proper cap with good threading. 

I had the AA version, but didn`t like the tailcap with the minor threading. The 18650 version might be different though. 

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That’s a lot of flashlight for $15! Thanks for the review ChibiM.

Did you test it with a 14500 battery? Just wondering how hot it gets in high. There’s no mention of a turbo timer or thermal regulation.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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NeutralFan wrote:
That's a lot of flashlight for $15! Thanks for the review ChibiM. Did you test it with a 14500 battery? Just wondering how hot it gets in high. There's no mention of a turbo timer or thermal regulation.

Unfortunately I don't know yet.
I have an AA battery installed(because it's currently a family light). But I just tried using an Olight 14500, (not fully charged), and it didnt have a noticeable drop in output. So I have to retest this again with a full(er) 14500

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Running a test now, and it doesnt have a turbo timer nor thermal regulation. 

At start it had a ceiling bounce of 220lux

Now, after 7 minutes it has a total of 180lux

I looked at the lux meter, and the output declined slowly.

 So it sagged about 20% in 7 minutes. (no cooling) Not the brightest flashlight out there. 

 

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ChibiM wrote:

Low= 0.15A,


Medium= 0,6A


High= 1.8A


 


8%-30%-100%


Perfect mode spacing. Thumbs Up
How about PWM? Does iy use PWM, and if so, is it visible or audible (like when you shine on a black cloth or from the switch / spring)?

..waiting for parts..

Still looking for 5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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Wish i had seen this thread before, would have grabbed one for $14.90

..waiting for parts..

Still looking for 5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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Hey Jerommel, 

I updated the OP.

yes, PWM is present in both Low and Medium, unfortunately.

 

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