NEW Nitecore 4xAA XML U2 Light released!

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NEW Nitecore 4xAA XML U2 Light released!

Has anyone else seen this? I am not fond of the styling, I’d prefer much more knurling. I’d also like a much lower low and neutral white emitter option. So I’m not into it. But others may be!

Also, how does the tailcap screw on properly to line up the springs compressed on the batteries?

http://www.batteryjunction.com/nitecore-ea4.html

Edited by: mizjif on 11/27/2012 - 18:10
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No battery holder?

When you turning it how does it aline?

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Same thing I asked in my post. Strange to me!

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mizjif wrote:
Same thing I asked in my post. Strange to me!

Sorry did not read your post properly. Clicked on the link first.

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Ordered for Christmas, around $66 delivered with coupon code. Great thing is I can send it back if I don’t like it. OR have some one mod it to a NW!

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Maybe the spring and positive node turns as you screw it.

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Most probably there are two or more locking pins and the tailcap has a rotating axis. Once the pins align with the holes on the body this plate takes its place and only the tailcap part should be screwing on the threads.

Only way it can be done, I think.

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I have lanterns that work that way .

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very interesting….

needs a moonlight and T6 3C to be in my collection Smile

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Haven’t noticed the price. On the other forum one said it was €75, $100, and I said it should be $65 for its audience. It looks like I’m hitting the target with this price. I guess hkequipment can get a good price with some BLF discount.

Have you noticed how far this thing can throw? ~280m is impressive, if true.

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Am I the only one that thinks this has pretty bad mode spacing?

Output/Runtime:
Turbo: 860 Lumens/1.75 Hours
High: 550 Lumens/2 Hours
Mid: 300 Lumens/4.5 Hours
Low: 135 Lumens/11 Hours
Micro: 65 Lumens/22 Hours

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Xactly!!!

Why no 5-9 lm a total mystery, I’d prefer it like 9, 150, 400, 850 (stepping down to 600)

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I’m a little weirded out by the tailcap with the 4 springs but atleast its coming out. Zebralight still hasn’t released the Q50
Nice to see someone step up.

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
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Kokopelli wrote:
Xactly!!!

Why no 5-9 lm a total mystery, I’d prefer it like 9, 150, 400, 850 (stepping down to 600)

Yep…
TN31 has it pretty good starting from low.

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bikenber73 wrote:
I have lanterns that work that way .

Same here.

IMO mode spacing looks useless unless you buy this light to use it on max only.

Not sure I would like to buy one even if they offered discount and added neutral tint to it, hmm, will wait for reviews, good looking tho!

Edit: And the size of it, wow, really small+has some interesting features to it, Im eager to see reviews and longer term durability!

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3 minute stepdown on turbo,not a bad light but mode spacing is odd.Interesting 4aa thrower,I wouldn't mind having one.

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I really like the look of this. More and more I have become a fan of Nitecore products. They are innovative and keep their styling simple and tasteful while being rugged and dependable at the same time. This is my first peek at this light, and I am off to find more about it.

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bikenber73 wrote:
Ordered for Christmas, around $66 delivered with coupon code. Great thing is I can send it back if I don’t like it. OR have some one mod it to a NW!

I was looking on the Nitecore site. The EA4 also comes in Neutral White.
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You’re right, they have much more info and photos on the nitecore site:

http://nitecore.com/productDetail.aspx?id=72

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That’s pretty retarded mode spacing. 5 levels and only 10:1 from highest to lowest? 2 mode lights already have that covered.

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As a big fan of AA lights I can say this will be on my short list. Along with the Costco Coast HP550 whenever it decides to show up on the shelves of my local Costco.

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Do you think the batteries are parallel? This looks like a perfect self contained bike light. Diameter is about the same as the head of the JM07 and it's about 1.5" shorter. I would think using 3400mAh cells might extend the run time a little above stated specs.

Edit: Don't know why I missed this was a 4AA light at first glance. Embarassed

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I already emailed my favorite ebay guy to find out how fast he can get me one in NW.

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Batteries look to be in series from the picture. Interesting light though if not for the mode spacing. I’m not a big fan of 5+ mode lights.

I remember a time, when I searched for lights to fit my needs. Now I search for needs to fit my lights.

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Another source, haven't used them before.  http://el-top.com/product/compact-searchlight-nitecore-ea4-explorer-series-pioneer-860lm

This has a closeup of the tailcap locking mechanism:

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The more I read about this light at Nitecore webpage, the more I want one :D!
And now when you look at it as “search” light then modes start to make sense, they are there for some throw and not for some sub-lumen firefly modes, even tho one or two extra low modes would be great, lets say <3lm and ~10lm, yes?
And I do hope this will have some throw :D!

BTW, That Ebay seller and that online retailer el-top.com seem to be the same seller Wink

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
I already emailed my favorite ebay guy to find out how fast he can get me one in NW.

Ouchy - el-tom.com linked to above has NW version available and free shipping.

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Why AA search light? Surely you don’t want to give up on the search after this runs out of juice after a few min on turbo? :bigsmile:

The concept here is very good (better than the Rook) and they’ll sell a bunch, but srsly wtf on 5 modes that space out same as 2 mode lights.

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The price per lumen is indeed the best. The previous top performer of 4xAA catergory – Sunwayman M40A with 645 lumen (600 lumen old version) is still at around US$100

agenthex wrote:
Why AA search light? Surely you don’t want to give up on the search after this runs out of juice after a few min on turbo? :bigsmile:

The quoted runtime at 860 lumens is 1hour 45 minutes, that got to be a serious search.
Also I realized a good (or not so bad) point about the step down: after 3 minutes, you can just half press+hold the switch and it’s back to 860 lumens

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