mmmmm Good looking and compact zooming flashlight

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mmmmm Good looking and compact zooming flashlight

EDI-T, hope it will not increase the price 200%  as the other EDI-T

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.50680~r.43033281

3 mode, CR123/16340 compatible, very compact, EDI-T quality.........

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Well, if you like it you should probably jump at it.  It's got the same issue the other Edi-T lights had in that it's an older model with a Q3-binned emitter - I suspect the price will increase soon.

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There is a powerful AA/14500 Romisen too:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.50679

It looks (rated) even higher than a 18650 zoom flashlight, 180 lumens.  Tested the quality of a Romisen previously and it really was a quality item. I hope this follows this rule too.

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i really like this one too, and i am very tempted, but how much longer can it be before we see something like this with an R2?

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Who knows but the general consensus here was there is almost no differnece going from q5 to a r2 in terms of percieved brightness even less noticeable in zoomies.

From a q3 might be worth it but don't expect miracles.

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In a zooming, more than a Q5 (R2, or xpg-R5) is something.... let me call it... "non-sense"

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Some manufacturers even pick some older but smaller emitters to put into throwers. They give tighter spots, though lower lumens overall.

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Overdriven P4 still packs a punch when desgined as a thrower. Lumens wise arent that appealing on paper.

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fran82 wrote:

EDI-T, hope it will not increase the price 200%  as the other EDI-T

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.50680~r.43033281

3 mode, CR123/16340 compatible, very compact, EDI-T quality.........

Ordered mine yesterday, 30s after discovering it Smile I love the 16340 form factor and I am very fond of the EDI-T P4 (18650) featuring a XRE-Q3, I got it when it was still cheap. Q3 vs. Q5 does not matter too much, LED model, driver and thermal design are much more important and for 12$ I think it is adequate. I am really looking forward to this. It may even replace my Akoray K-109 which I so dearly love. Smile

 

By the way, there is something I have noticed in many posts: I am not sure if everybody sees the difference between the LED model (Cree XRE or XPE/XPG) and the lumous flux rating Px, Qx, Rx, Tx. A XRE-Q5 is totally different from a XPE-Q5, the XRE has a thrower characteristic, the XPE is a flooder type LED. Apparently, people write "Q5" when they really mean "XRE-Q5" (thrower) and "R2" when they really mean "XPE-R2" (flooder). Same luminous flux, but different LED model! I assume next thing will be "T6" instead of "XML-T6". Please, people get this straight...

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I just ordered a NF-500 from KD. I've heard it was a burning hot one Smile