Let´s comment about the Lions AAA XP-C

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Let´s comment about the Lions AAA XP-C

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http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.42670

 

Opinions..... impressions... What do you think? Anybody has tried it? Other sites claims 50 lumens measured with integrating sphere.... but..... 50 lumens with Alkalines or 10440?

 

XP-C Led.....

 

Can compare its power with, for example, Black Cat? or F23?

 

I imagine that XP-C led will throw farther than XP-E.

 

What do you think?

 

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It seems like the XP-C should throw further because it is smaller. But I think the brightness of the die will be about the same as an XP-E, the XP-E will just put out more light overall since it has more area. So the XP-C might have a smaller hotspot, but the intensity of the hotspot will be the same as the larger XP-E. Also, for whatever reason, Cree says you can't drive the XP-C as hard as an XP-E. For me, I wouldn't buy a light with an XP-C. But if you wanted longer runtime, maybe it would be a good choice. If I want longer runtime, I'd rather just use a lower mode.

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In another thread Daniel from LighTake have stated his version has an R5 led. I have asked

if he can confirm that. He promised an answer within 3 days. So far no confirmation. On the

website he still maintain its a R5:

http://www.lightake.com/detail.do/sku.TrustFire_S_A7_Cree_R5_230_Lumen_LED_Flashlight_Black_(1xAAA)-30917

 

I dont know if its true or not probably the latter. I could order one an get the answer first hand,

but I dont want to go through the hassle to get my money back from a firm which I think is

quite unreliable though. He is a member here, so I hope we will get an answer, but I doubt it.

 

I have also asked him if LT´s  will take a 10440 battery. No answer either on that one. DX version

does.

 

With a R5 it would be a very fine light and the price taken in account its a bargain. If its just

a Q4 like the DX version one should buy their version as this is cheaper.

 

I have the Back Cat and its a fine light.

Cheap quality is good - Expensive crap isn´t

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I really don't like the engraving on it.

 

Or the beam colour in the DX picture - I know that tints vary but surely they could have got a better one to photograph.

 

I'd put up with the engraving if it weren't for the beam colour. But the Tank007 TK-703 looks like a better light to me but it does cost a dollar more.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.26989

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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That TANK007 TK-703 looks really nice.  I'm looking to buy a few more AAA lights because I have way too many AAA batteries and too many AA lights.  Any other suggestions?

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Well, obviously the Fenix E01. I like the Akoray K-103 and the Trustfire F23 though it is a big light by AAA standards. Beyond that, the only other one I have is a Preon from 4Sevens but it isn't all that budget.

 

I actually bought the Preon kit which is not now available which came with a Preon 1 body and a twisty tailcap as well. Review here

 

Those are pretty much the only ones that I have direct experience of - I've still got a Mag Solitaire somewhere - whatever you pay for one of these is too much. With an LED mod which costs about 3x as much as the light it becomes a marginally useful dim thing. You can grind down a 5mm LED to fit and arrange something like an A23 12V battery and resistor with a bit of dowel to make it all stay in place. Not worth the effort though.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

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Thanks Don.  These are the AAA's I have so far:  ITP A3(1st keychain), Fenix E01(2nd keychain), TrustFire XP-EF23(still looking for this one).   I like the Preon but I'm looking for a budget light and the ones I'm looking at right now are the Tank TK-703, Akoray K-103 (but this looks too much like my TrustFire F20 and it's twin the Akoray K-106) and the RMSEN RV-107.  I'm going to continue to look at as many as I can and maybe by next week, I'll buy 2 or 3 AAA lights.  One other thing I prefer in a light is for it to be a clicky and not a twisty and I think AAA lights are more twisty than clicky......I think.

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OK, in lightake they say that uses R5 led, but it is impossible. Look the photos, is XP-C

 

Also the only site than claims to use 10440 is DX, in the other sites only uses AAA.

 

So hope Daniel Answer the questions

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Looks like it arrived to DX customers...

A little dissapointing....

With alkalines has same brightness as Black Cat.

With 10440 25% more than Black Cat but only 50% than Tank 703 or TF F23. Also greenish tint

 

http://www.dealextreme.com/forums/Forums.dx/Forum.42670~threadid.675800

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It now say it a Q3, which is possiably correct.

 

This may be a better option But there is no Q5 in the XP-C range, the highest bin is Q4

 

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.42671