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New Mr.Lite AA = J4 now @ Lightake.com

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
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AH YES!!!! Less than 20 dollars!

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I'm still looking for a budget 1xaa light that can put out over 150 lumens continuously (especially since fenix and zebralight have already proven that its possible). i hope someone picks this up and tests it. If it can do 150+, I'm totally there.

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"Levels are opening customizable", I want " lowlight, normal light, high light, super light",  but Daniel is already in contact about that with you ...Old and Mr Admin?

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Hopefully ...  Hi - Med - Lo - Very lo    ....   Cool  

The J4 isn't even listed on there web as yet , its that new !  

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It is ... just under the wrong subcategory.

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Vectrex wrote:

"Levels are opening customizable", I want " lowlight, normal light, high light, super light",  but Daniel is already in contact about that with you ...Old and Mr Admin?

Yes, I want the same mode configuration. I chatted with Daniel and Richard from Mrlite, and they are expecting a prototype sample today, and supposedly there's no problem with a 1 or 2 lumen moonlight mode, followed by regular low, medium, and maximum modes. Daniel is going to make a video of this as soon as he receives it.

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sb56637 wrote:

Vectrex wrote:

"Levels are opening customizable", I want " lowlight, normal light, high light, super light",  but Daniel is already in contact about that with you ...Old and Mr Admin?

Yes, I want the same mode configuration. I chatted with Daniel and Richard from Mrlite, and they are expecting a prototype sample today, and supposedly there's no problem with a 1 or 2 lumen moonlight mode, followed by regular low, medium, and maximum modes. Daniel is going to make a video of this as soon as he receives it.

 

Sounds good, I like the style of it - the modes seem just fine to me, forever mode, low, medium, maximum that the thermals or the cell will permit. Or even forever mode, medium and silly high would be fine with me.

 

Personally I'm happy for it to pull anything up to 8 amps from an Eneloop on max but that means no chance at all of it being usable with alkalines on that level. I imagine that the circuitry for that sort of current wouldn't be cheap though.

 

Not too bothered about 14500 though it'd be nice. If fewer compromises have to be made to make it NiMH only I'm also happy with that.

 

I'd not be worried about build quality, the only MrLite light (KC-05) I have is well made and accounts of the others speak of good build quality. Actually MrLite make quite a few desirable lights.

 

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I have to say that I like the look of this light better than the Eastward and the brand seems to be a bit more established.

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SirJohn wrote:

I have to say that I like the look of this light better than the Eastward and the brand seems to be a bit more established.

Yes, I feel the same. I just wish it had a pocket clip.

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What do you guys think about the "AR" lense?

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Anti-Reflective or AR is very good, but on the pictures Daniel posted they looked kind of milky. I hope that is not the case on the final light. You will gain a few lumens, if the AR is good. You can even buy them as DIY parts.

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Ahh, duh, Anti-Reflective. Thanks!

But actually, apart from that, I think it's a collimating lense or something like that. Richard @ Mrlite mentioned something about that, and I forgot to make note of it.

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Really? That would be a deal-breaker for me. I hope that isn't the case.

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I remember he said "the J4 doesn't have a reflector, it has a <some acronym> lens."

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OK, then we really need someone to review this, before I'm willing to put money on an order. I heard horrible things about collimating lenses, but never owned one.

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Most likely a TIR (Total Internal Reflection) optic like the MX Power ML-310. Basically, you get a huge hotspot. Will do some pics.

 

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It was some two letter acronym. But at any rate, Asia is asleep right now, we can get in contact with Richard @ Mrlite when they wake up. I think he actually designed this light, he's quite knowledgeable about it.

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Here's a TIR optic in a MX Power ML-310 on high with a 14500 at 60cm (2') from the ceiling. The normal beam on the left is from a Trustfire F25 on a 14500 and high.

F25 and ML-310

 

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Ah, thanks Don! Looks interesting. Would probably be useful in some situations. Hmm, maybe that's what it has, then.

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sb56637 wrote:

It was some two letter acronym. But at any rate, Asia is asleep right now, we can get in contact with Richard @ Mrlite when they wake up. I think he actually designed this light, he's quite knowledgeable about it.

 

Sounding good. Looking at the J1, J2 and J3 pics on the MrLite website, they appear to be antireflection coated glass and the cloudiness may just be an artefact of the way it is lit. I have seen such "cloudiness" from camera lenses when lit from the side.

 

However, the J4 is styled very differently from the J1-3 so may be a completely different light internally.

 

A J3 with our choice of modes might be attractive to many, though personally I prefer the more restrained styling of the J4. I'm not a big fan of pocket clips, they don't seem to work for me - I much prefer the Batbelt approach with holsters on a belt.

 

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Don wrote:

Looking at the J1, J2 and J3 pics on the MrLite website, they appear to be antireflection coated glass and the cloudiness may just be an artefact of the way it is lit. I have seen such "cloudiness" from camera lenses when lit from the side.

Looks like rendered/3D images to me, Don Undecided Not real photos I think.

 

Looking at those photos @ LT, J4 seems to be a CR123 light and not AA Undecided

 

BTW, fran, it costs $20,99, so lil bit more than 20 Laughing

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I think he was being sarcastic... but obviously google translation hasn't a Spanish -> English sarcasm exporter.

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I am on the verge of ordering this light, but now i am curious about sashiX's comment. I'll wait to see if mr. lightake has anything to say about this light Smile

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It does look a little short on the pictures... but if the technical specifications are right it measures 102X23 mm , which is a little thicker than most 1xAAs. Daniel send me technical specs via skype... they also say 1AA...hmmm... but they also say >Replaceable and rechargeable lithium polymer battery<... pics 1,3,4 look like for a 1x123 battery and pic 2 like 1xAA... totally confused... maybe they just used rendering pics and we will see a whole flashlight family with different models and they just used them for advertising.. dunno.

Update: The pic 2 clearly shows a different light... look where the knurling begins.

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Vectrex wrote:

I think he was being sarcastic... but obviously google translation hasn't a Spanish -> English sarcasm exporter.

D'oh! Laughing No, really, I hardly use it. Still remember the english I studied in school Laughing Not as good as it was before, I have to recognize it. lol

 

UPDATE: as for the light... it's the same light on all pics Undecided 3 and 4 pics are the same.

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I meant fran82 with his shout-out , with the sarcasm - "AH YES!!!! Less than 20 dollars!" because Daniel mentioned that it could be cheaper than 20 bucks... but he didn't promise.

It's so crowded here nowadays -  I really should start use your "@"-methode. Look at the body of pic2 ... doesn't it seem to be longer and sleeker?... also the knurling doesn't connect with the next part of the flashlight-body. But you have to look hard... it is better visible HERE (1+2 =123 ; 3=AA).

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 I dont think it has any sort of LENS , I think its just an optical illusion from the reflector behind the lens [ regular ] ..

Yeah , that body does look a bit like a CR123A host .  Though Pic 2 does look more AA , hmmm , could it be , AA / 14500  ?  

 

 

MrLite J4 XR-E R2 9-Mode 180 Lumens LED Flashlight Features
Brand New MrLite J4 XR-E R2 9-Mode 180 Lumens LED Flashlight
High Brighness and Long running time
Levels are opening customizable
AR lense, for excellent beamshot
Mil-Spec type III hard anodized finish, impact resistant 
Made from aluminum alloy, really strong 
Water proof to IPX-3 standard 
IC control 
Maintain constant brightness 
Metal button
Variable output mode: 
2 modes with 9 types output 
Normal mode: lowlight, normal light, high light, strobe, and stand-by 
Professional mode: slim light, lowlight, normal light, high light, 
super light, strobe, low light SOS, high light SOS, and stand-by 
Ergonomics design for comfortable handling 
Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating 
Replaceable and rechargeable lithium polymer battery 
Low heat emit

Some very interesting Spec's  to be sure ....  

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You are aware that this is most likely a rendered pic? (concerning the lens) No voltage is mentioned... just 1XAA.

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Yes 

But if you look at the pictures , I can see no evidence of it being anything but a normal set up ...  

So until some one has it in there hot little hand , I guess speculation will be the go .... Innocent

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Vectrex wrote:

I meant fran82 with his shout-out , with the sarcasm - "AH YES!!!! Less than 20 dollars!" because Daniel mentioned that it could be cheaper than 20 bucks... but he didn't promise

Haha, I thought you were talkin' about Don's post Laughing Yes, you should use "@" marks or something Laughing lol

Regarding the light... sorry, vectrex, can't see any differences Undecided Yep, it seems to be longer and sleeker, but can't see those knurling differences you talkin' about.

BTW, could be rendered pics, yes.

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