Mecarmy New Releasing: Dual Color Temperature AA/14500 Flashlight

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Mecarmy New Releasing: Dual Color Temperature AA/14500 Flashlight

Hi Flashies,

Today I will introduce you Mecarmy new flashlight PS14: A dual color temperature AA/14500 flashlight, and it has optional aluminum & titanium version, you can choose to use either cool white, or neutral emitter – or both at the same time




· LED: CREE XP-L HD (Neutral White) 4000K and (Cool White) 6500K
· AA/14500 Battery Dual Emitter EDC LED Flashlight
· Utilizes CREE XPL-HD LED, max output 1200 lumens if 2 leds working together
· Max runtime up to 25 hours
· Twist head to switch lighting source
· Titanium/Aluminum CNC precision crafted
· USB rechargeable 14500 Li-ion battery included
· Charging indicator, red is charging, green is fully charged
· 4 lighting modes and 1 Strobe special mode
· Dual coated scratch resistant optical lens
· Overheat protection
· Metal tactical tail switch
· Tail stand capability
· Trident tail section for emergency self-defense
· IPX8 waterproof

·Dimensions: 9.89 Lx 2.05 W x 2.05 H(cm)/ 3.894 L x 0.807 Wx 0.807 H(inch)
·You can choose to use either cool white, or neutral emitter – or both at the same time. To switch emitters from ON: Loosen the light head slightly then tighten to cycle through Cool White, Neutral White and Dual Emitters.

Official link http://mecarmy.com/product/details/272/398 Wink

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Edited by: mecarmyflashlight on 05/18/2018 - 06:12
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Really interesting to see a light with both neutral and cool white emitters – I don’t recall seeing anything like this before. Mecarmy continues to be innovative.

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Really like the design, but don’t see any use for two color temperatures. Will there be a single temp (neutral) version also?

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I think the idea is that you can choose to use either cool white, or neutral emitter – or both at the same time. Certainly cuts down on the “is it available in neutral?” questions. Wink

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hmmm, its like a leaning toy for people that don’t know about color temp so they can learn to never buy CW again. Big Smile

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Geuzzz wrote:
Really like the design, but don’t see any use for two color temperatures. Will there be a single temp (neutral) version also?

You can choose to use either cool white, or neutral emitter – or both at the same time. To switch emitters from ON: Loosen the light head slightly then tighten to cycle through Cool White, Neutral White and Dual Emitters.

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mecarmyflashlight wrote:
Geuzzz wrote:
Really like the design, but don’t see any use for two color temperatures. Will there be a single temp (neutral) version also?
You can choose to use either cool white, or neutral emitter – or both at the same time. To switch emitters from ON: Loosen the light head slightly then tighten to cycle through Cool White, Neutral White and Dual Emitters.

I understand how it functions. I just won’t use anything other than 4000k so a simple single emiter version would be fine for me.

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Geuzzz wrote:
mecarmyflashlight wrote:
Geuzzz wrote:
Really like the design, but don’t see any use for two color temperatures. Will there be a single temp (neutral) version also?
You can choose to use either cool white, or neutral emitter – or both at the same time. To switch emitters from ON: Loosen the light head slightly then tighten to cycle through Cool White, Neutral White and Dual Emitters.

I understand how it functions. I just won’t use anything other than 4000k so a simple single emiter version would be fine for me.

Hi I may recommend our PS16 and MOT10 for you,
http://mecarmy.com/product/details/241/288
http://mecarmy.com/product/details/118/162

Best selling is PT16 http://mecarmy.com/product/details/21/34

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yeah i don’t get it either – 2 LEDs on an 1xAA?

ok whatever

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wle wrote:
yeah i don’t get it either – 2 LEDs on an 1xAA?

I guess most people will use it with the 14500 Li-ion battery that ships with the light, but it’s pretty neat that it can also be used with a commonly available AA battery in an emergency.

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Certainly a handsome light. Like other’s, I don’t see the point of dual emitters

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RobertB wrote:
Certainly a handsome light. Like other’s, I don’t see the point of dual emitters

I think dual emitters – if they were actually different – could be useful. The difference between NW and CW is too small to be useful at all IMHO. I said this in the poll thread HERE.

For dual white emitters, it should have been warm and cool, so the “blend” would land around neutral. This neutral/cool combo doesn’t do anything for me. Apparently, lots of at least some people agree.

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First I have to say that this is indeed a very nice looking light, with the attractiveness that MecArmy usually releases!!!

About the emitters, some members may have seen it there, while others don’t, so I will post this here!

There is/was a thread to “choose” the combination of LEDs for this light!

Cool white + Neutral white = 12% (9 votes)
Cool white + UV (Comment the wave length) = 3% (2 votes)
Cool white + Red = % (1 vote)
Neutral white + UV = % (30 votes)
Neutral white + Red = % (34 votes)
UV + Red = % (0 votes)

These are the voting results that can be seen on the #1 post on that thread.

This week the OP mentioned that the light had been released. When questioned about the “options” for this light’s emitters, this was the answer, on this post :

pandapanda wrote:
Bougie wrote:
Nice ! But too bad the “Neutral white + Red” version, which got the most votes, didn’t make it to production. NW + Cool sounds redundant.

Also, how many modes are there, and with how many lumens per mode ?

The “Neutral white + Red” will be available in next batches, the first batch is NW+CW.
And there are 5 modes, Turbo, high, medium, low, and strobe. And highest output is 1200 lumens when two leds working together.

These quotings and references are just to frame the “work” discussion about this light!

It seems an excellent flashlight, despite the UI and the price may be a drawback. Sick
But I love those options in colours Blushing

EDIT: DavidEF beat me on this Silly

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I really hope this light can be modded! Cool/neutral seems like a very boring combination. High CRI and UV on the other hand….

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Advertised retail price ($89.90) might be considered as reasonable for the Titanium version, but for the Aluminum version, definitely not.

Emitters (as of current choice) should be within $8 (less, if sourced in bigger batches).
I think, driver is also not too complicated, maybe an additional $8-12.
The USB rechargeable battery maybe adds another $6-10.

We have still $60-68 to allocate for flashlight body details/parts…

And, as DavidEF mentioned, the emitters are not special (not one or both of them). They are just ‘plain old’ XP-L.

And IMO, blending different CCT emitters does not make sense, if they are of poor CRI, because the given wavelength intervals, which are already suffering a loss due to uneven emission characteristics, will be just blended to produce an even poorer experience. (XP-L has max. 75CRI emitters for 5000K CCT, max. 80CRI emitters for 4000K CCT, and max. 90CRI for 3000K CCT – the CW emitter (and maybe the NW as well) which is used now, is probably a 70CRI one, as no CRI ratings were specified).

This shiny flashlight body would deserve at least a pair of Nichia 219C emitters (5700K R9050 + 3500K R9050), then blending them would make sense. And for a single AA/14500 light, very few of us would care about the max. output that much (for 14500, 450 lumen per emitter, and 550 lumen when both driven – would be plenty).

So if at least high fidelity / other specialty emitters would have been used, the high price could have been more justified. But as the current status, it is a strong ‘no way’ for me.

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I would have liked the same light, both neutral led but one spot, one flood.

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I wonder how the led switching works? The idea is great, but I would rather have tir or mule light of this type

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ma tumba wrote:
I wonder how the led switching works?

I don’t know if this was before the final version was out, but take a look at the video:

Also, please note that one seems CW+NW and the other CW or NW + RED (looking to the leds).

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Mecarmy is intending to make a new PS14 production that use dual LEDs – Neutral white+UV or Neutral white+Red. Any of your desired
leds combination please email us at support@mecarmy.com, we will let you know when the special version released.

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Parametrek wrote:
I really hope this light can be modded! Cool/neutral seems like a very boring combination. High CRI and UV on the other hand….

Custom is supported, if you guys like a group buy of modded version (like high CRI+UV), PM me.
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Or… 219C 4500k R9050 and 219B 4000k R9080! Now if it will come apart!

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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Would be interesting if moddable so we can use our preferred emitters.

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SKV89 wrote:
Would be interesting if moddable so we can use our preferred emitters.

Any of your desired
leds combination please email us at support@mecarmy.com, we will let you know when the special version released.

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That Titanium grey finish is so good looking!

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mecarmyflashlight wrote:
SKV89 wrote:
Would be interesting if moddable so we can use our preferred emitters.
Any of your desired leds combination please email us at support@mecarmy.com, we will let you know when the special version released.

219B 4000k 9080 for the WW! Big Smile

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SKV89 wrote:
Would be interesting if moddable so we can use our preferred emitters.

+1, it could have NW + red emitter instead of CW + NW. Usually people who likes NW will never use CW but a red or UV led would be useful

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I like the idea of a 219B R9080 and a 219C R9050 for some more brightness. But a red or even UV next to the 219B would not be bad.

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
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mattlward wrote:
Or… 219C 4500k R9050 and 219B 4000k R9080! Now if it will come apart!

We are working on the 219C 4500K R9050. Will show you guys the prototype once done.
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I notice a few people don’t see any use for dual emitter with different tints, but for me personally a dual tint light is a really great idea, especially in a single AA light, because indoors I prefer warm white but outdoors I prefer neutral white, so a WW / NW switchable light would be perfect for me.

I’m actually quite surprised that no one else seems to share my opinion, as it hasn’t been mentioned here and wasn’t one of the choices in the other thread.

Maybe WW / CW combination would work if having both on at once would emit a neutral beam, (As DavidEF has suggested several times) although I’m not sure the combined beam would actually be neutral.

But $90.00 is way off the hook for a small light like this, at least for me.

 

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A recent video from these lights:

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My black, aluminium version of this light arrived yesterday. First impressions are very favourable. Good switch, which won’t accidentally come on in my pocket, and very bright on Turbo. It tail stands, and has a good strong clip.

I’m really impressed with the dual emitters. I’d say they are Warm and Cool White, rather than Neutral and C/W; the spec shows 4000K and 6500K. I’ve decided to leave it set on both on – and I get a nice neutral. The beam is really very good – if I didn’t know I would never guess that there are two emitters on together.

Like all the MecARmy lights I’ve seen, it comes with a battery – this one a directly rechargeable (no need for a charger) 14500. that draws 0.3A according to my USB tester, and ends at 4.20V when the green light shows it is fully charged.

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