Mecarmy New Releasing: Dual Color Temperature AA/14500 Flashlight

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Is it released, or prerelease sample?

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Convoy S2+, 6*7135, XM-L2 3D, 10 degree TIR, PilotDog lighted tailcap.
Convoy S2+, H17F, XM-L2 4C, lighted tailcap
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mattlward wrote:
Is it released, or prerelease sample?

Available from HK Equipment

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It would have been super sweet, if there was a rotary adjustment so you can adjust the color temperature to your liking. Imagine being able to adjust anywhere from 2000k candle light to ice cold 6500k so daytime you can use 5000k+ for work and nighttime you can use 2000k-3000k for bedside use. That would be the ultimate EDC.

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Very cool looking lights ….

καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

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Woody wrote:
My black, aluminium version of this light arrived yesterday. First impressions are very favourable. Good switch, which won’t accidentally come on in my pocket, and very bright on Turbo. It tail stands, and has a good strong clip.

I’m really impressed with the dual emitters. I’d say they are Warm and Cool White, rather than Neutral and C/W; the spec shows 4000K and 6500K. I’ve decided to leave it set on both on – and I get a nice neutral. The beam is really very good – if I didn’t know I would never guess that there are two emitters on together.

Like all the MecARmy lights I’ve seen, it comes with a battery – this one a directly rechargeable (no need for a charger) 14500. that draws 0.3A according to my USB tester, and ends at 4.20V when the green light shows it is fully charged.


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SKV89 wrote:
It would have been super sweet, if there was a rotary adjustment so you can adjust the color temperature to your liking. Imagine being able to adjust anywhere from 2000k candle light to ice cold 6500k so daytime you can use 5000k+ for work and nighttime you can use 2000k-3000k for bedside use. That would be the ultimate EDC.

Nice suggestion, our engineers will take this into consideration and maybe make it happen in the future. Thanks.
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Boaz wrote:
Very cool looking lights ….

Mine is the bog standard black aluminium one. The really nice one is in titanium – I’d love the Damascus special edition, but the price is a little outside my budget. Smile

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Woody wrote:
My black, aluminium version of this light arrived yesterday. First impressions are very favourable. Good switch, which won’t accidentally come on in my pocket, and very bright on Turbo. It tail stands, and has a good strong clip.

Could you please comment on the mode order : does it start with low or high ? Is there a mode memory ?
Also, is there a firefly mode ?
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Bougie wrote:
Could you please comment on the mode order : does it start with low or high ? Also, is there a firefly mode ?

It can start in Turbo only mode, if the head is untightened slightly. Otherwise mode order is Med – Low – High – Strobe.

No Firefly, alas, as lowest low is 11 lumens.

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Woody wrote:

It can start in Turbo only mode, if the head is untightened slightly. Otherwise mode order is Med – Low – High – Strobe.

No Firefly, alas, as lowest low is 11 lumens.


Thank you for these informations. That’s disappointing but the good thing is, Mecarmy’s open to custom orders.

Personally I’d go for the following :

  • Aluminium
  • Nichia High CRI NW + red
  • Firefly (0,5 lumens) – Low – Med – Strobe (don’t think I need High, and definitely not Turbo)

And maybe there could be two strobe modes – one white, the other red. That can be useful for using the lamp as a beacon, and also to differentiate between other beacons which sometimes only have a white strobe.

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