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dthrckt wrote:
everybody’s talking throw

if this had beam profile of pa40 I’d have bought it already!

I have both and the EA4 wins hands down. Spill throw this thing has it all. The PA40s low is the only advantage it has going for it against this little beast.

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flashlight man wrote:
dthrckt wrote:
everybody’s talking throw

if this had beam profile of pa40 I’d have bought it already!

I have both and the EA4 wins hands down. Spill throw this thing has it all. The PA40s low is the only advantage it has going for it against this little beast.

Well, could you be so kind as to post a comaprative beam shot or two?

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EA4

PA40

In person it is a lot more of a difference. This was my first attempt at beam shots so they are not perfect.

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This is one of the few non-maglites I have seen that I actually think I would like. Oh well, hopefully someone will clone it soon and lower the price to about $25.

Really nice looking and pumps out the light, for 4AA. Anyone know what kind of amp draw it does? or has anyone tested OTF lumens?

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Hey flashlight man

How does it look on the 550 lumen mode ? Seems like that might be the way to run it most of the time, with 850 only when needed.

Thanks Bruce

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The thread fizzled before my questions got answered. Sad Smile

bh46118]Thanks

The direct comparison really helps. Is the difference big enough to make the G5 irrelevant ? Also, when the EA4 steps down, is it still brighter than the G5 on turbo ? Sorry to pester, but your answers will make the difference in whether I buy or not.

Bruce

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bh46118 wrote:
Were you talking about the Maelstrom G5 in your comments about comparison that I have quoted below ? Thanks Bruce

Yes I was talking about the Maelstrom G5 for the spill and throw comparison. I use an Eagletac 18650 in my G5 but have some cr123a’s in a surefire cr123a caddy for backup.  Sorry to confuse you with the Fenix LD41 comparison comment.

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rikr wrote:
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Is there just one flat side on the body of EA4. Or does other side have flat also?

It has 2 flat sides.

It has 2 wide flat grooves cut into the body. The top and bottom are still rounded and there is no anti-roll except maybe the button switch.

I am wondering how durable the clicky button will last and if there are replacements for it.

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Close this thread now and stop saying good things about this light. I DONT NEED ANYMORE LIGHTS AND I DONT HAVE $60.00.Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Old-Lumens wrote:
This is one of the few non-maglites I have seen that I actually think I would like. Oh well, hopefully someone will clone it soon and lower the price to about $25.Really nice looking and pumps out the light, for 4AA. Anyone know what kind of amp draw it does? or has anyone tested OTF lumens?

Your new years first up build is to build this flashlight so that dummys like me can learn how the aa batteries work in whatever configuration and how to make the switch work with what ever driver you deem that will make it all work. No pressure, you are the nMh king. Thanks in advance.

 

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hlsgbud wrote:
rikr wrote:
Streamer wrote:
Is there just one flat side on the body of EA4. Or does other side have flat also?

It has 2 flat sides.

It has 2 wide flat grooves cut into the body. The top and bottom are still rounded and there is no anti-roll except maybe the button switch.

I am wondering how durable the clicky button will last and if there are replacements for it.

There is no anti-roll on the light unless maybe when you have the lanyard attached.

 

 

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I see my EA4 is on the truck for delivery today. If I knew it was coming I would have done a complete analysis and break in for my XXXEneloops, but that takes two days.

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I have ordered from IlluminationSupply at December 13 and shipped December 14, received today 21, 7 days from California to Istanbul.
It is faster then I expected. There is direct flights from LA to Istanbul. May be USPS using one of them.

It’s UI needs getting used to.
I have the NW version. Tried with alkalines, and and also eneloops.
It is very good, compact and with a good throw.

Can not managed to unlock from lockout mode.
The manual says:
To exit lockout mode, simply press three times within a second.

I have tried several times, but I could not unlock, so I have released batteries to unlock.
Just tried instead of pressing three times, I just pressed still about 2-3 seconds. it has unlocked.

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The instructions to exit lockout is a typo and incorrect. To exit lockout press and hold button for a second or more.

fyesilova wrote:
I have ordered from IlluminationSupply at December 13 and shipped December 14, received today 21, 7 days from California to Istanbul.
It is faster then I expected. There is direct flights from LA to Istanbul. May be USPS using one of them.

It’s UI needs getting used to.
I have the NW version. Tried with alkalines, and and also eneloops.
It is very good, compact and with a good throw.

Can not managed to unlock from lockout mode.
The manual says:
To exit lockout mode, simply press three times within a second.

I have tried several times, but I could not unlock, so I have released batteries to unlock.
Just tried instead of pressing three times, I just pressed still about 2-3 seconds. it has unlocked.

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
I see my EA4 is on the truck for delivery today. If I knew it was coming I would have done a complete analysis and break in for my XXXEneloops, but that takes two days.

I'm breaking in a set right now in my Maha C9000. I'll have my EA4 next week, probably Wednesday. 

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
I see my EA4 is on the truck for delivery today. If I knew it was coming I would have done a complete analysis and break in for my XXXEneloops, but that takes two days.

I didn’t know NiMH needed breaking in, what benefit does this provide?

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It’s basically a process of totally draining and recharging them. It’s good to do with new cells, or ones that have been sitting idle for a while. You might say that it gets their juices flowing. NiMh actually improve in performance after they’ve been drained and recharged a few times.
I missed my parcel today. I’ll have to pick it up tomorrow. I’m going to give my cells a break in right now. I also use a Maha C9000.

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This beamshot makes me glad I placed an order.

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bh46118 wrote:
This beamshot makes me glad I placed an order.

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Well that picture is way overexposed just so you know.

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It is, but it still is a good idea of what the EA4 can do. It lights up the trees and the hill pretty good in person. Just not as intense. Great light!

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Can’t you photo-shop adjust it to what it really is. First thought in my mind when I saw pic was this just can’t be.

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That’s what happens when you take pictures in auto exposure with a very long shutter speed. Manual exposure with a 1.2 sec shutter would reduce that photo above by I would say 75%.

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75%, not a chance. You would not even be able to see anything. Like I said before it is just a bit more intense. Look at the pics rikr first posted. This thing is a beast.

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75%, not a chance. You would not even be able to see anything. Like I said before it is just a bit more intense. Look at the pics rikr first posted. This thing is a beast.

I have been to Rick’s place and know how far those pictures are approx. Those trees you have lit up are way off like how far did you say they were. There ain’t no way in hell that a light that throws less than the TK35 is even going to come close to doing that to those trees in the distance. I know. I have a TK35. I also know what taking pictures will do to a beam with long shutter speeds of much over 1.2 sec. Go take that same photo on the settings I posted and turn white balance to fine. Use a focal of 4 and put your ISO on 400 and then get back with me on your results. My bet is you will do good to see the beam on the trees much at all and nowhere near what your trying to insinuate in that photo above.

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And get rid of the embedded photo file format so people can see what your camera settings are truly are. Heck on mine you can go find out all my details of the camera info.

Case in point below of a TK35 beam at 110yds on the setting I told you about above.

http://regex.info/exif.cgi?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falb...

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Notice the trees in the far background at approx 200yds behind that last electric pole you really can’t even see them lit up at all. That’s my point what 1.2 sec shutter will do to a beam at a distance.

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Well sorry master photo taker!! I was not trying to hide anything, I said from the start that it was my first attempt at beam shots. It is what it is. I took a second one with lower shutter speeds and it still looked good. I adjusted what I could on my camera. I know what I can see with my eyes and I looked at Google earth and the distance is accurate. You can see the trees with this light, it is not just as intense. NO matter what you think or say.

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Not cutting you down. I have been in your shoes. Been there and done that. I know for a fact I used to do the exact same thing your doing now. So take it how you wish. You can tell it like it is, or keep misleading folks with your photos. I decided to fix mine and tell it like it is.

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