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bansuri
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I try to stay positive but that cover is looking janky. Covers like that have a tendency to disappear. Maybe there will be something functional or different about this one.
Not sure if the cover or the tail of the light is magnetic.
Demo mode works great with the Tini if you wear it around your neck, not so much for pocket carry.
Battery is 500 mAh so just looking for something to set this one apart.
Time will tell!

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The tail is magnetic, the cover stays with the keychain. 5 pounds of force isn’t that much let’s say taking your keys out of your jeans pocket and the tip 2 gets stuck on the pocket lip.

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Hopeful for a high cri version

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Where the heck is a group buy here for this!? Big Smile Silly

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Quote:
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Here’s the manual pdf Tip2 manual

Quote:

Utilizes a total reflective optic lens

Strange wording for a normal smooth reflector.
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joechina wrote:
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Here’s the manual pdf Tip2 manual
Quote:
Utilizes a total reflective optic lens
Strange wording for a normal smooth reflector.

It would be strange wording if it had a reflector, but it’s the correct wording for the TIR shown in the images.

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1s will do the trick. Camera has good ISO nowadays. cool

Lux-Perpetua wrote:

I wonder how long this man with his TIP2 on the bridge was overexposed for taking the picture. It looks more like 7,200 instead of 720 lumens. Big Smile

 

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freeme wrote:

1s will do the trick. Camera has good ISO nowadays. cool


Lux-Perpetua wrote:

I wonder how long this man with his TIP2 on the bridge was overexposed for taking the picture. It looks more like 7,200 instead of 720 lumens. Big Smile


 



And there is always the Exposure slider in PhotoShop. Smile
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Is there a photo? The renderings I saw lock like a normal reflector.

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Ugh – a magnetic tail makes this light a no-go for me. I have to carry too many magnetic key cards to risk carrying this light. That’s a shame – it looks like a nice upgrade to the original, otherwise.

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I think it looks great ...

       καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

                            

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Would be nice if they had incorporated some type of locking mechanism once you engage the magnet end to the body, just seems like it can be lost too easily this way, hopefully it isnt an issue, looks like a nice light.

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Charging time:
- in English and other languages manuals – 1.45 Hrs
- in Russian manual – 3.5 Hrs
Where is mistake?

 Genesis 1:3 "And God said, "Let there be light,"  and there was light."

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Silent_Star wrote:

Charging time:
- in English and other languages manuals – 1.45 Hrs
- in Russian manual – 3.5 Hrs
Where is mistake?

In Soviet Russia, flashlight charge you!

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Silent_Star wrote:

Charging time:
- in English and other languages manuals – 1.45 Hrs
- in Russian manual – 3.5 Hrs
Where is mistake?


In Soviet Russia, flashlight charge you!

In Soviet Russia it’s an atomic battery by default))

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I don’t like it.

And it’s crazy that there are so many manufacturers and nobody was able to make a good keychain light yet.

Acebeam came close with the UC15 but messed it up with the UI.

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Actually I think acebeam messed up with with the battery.

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Totally agree, Batteries cause a big number of UC15’s to fail because of leaking Lithium inside before even using the light Shocked

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I don’t like the look of TIP2 on pictures but maybe RL it is just as solid as TIP 1.

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What do you mean battery leaking on UC15? It uses regular AAA or 10440s. It doesn’t have builtin batteries, so you can stick any batteries you want in there

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kat wrote:
What do you mean battery leaking on UC15? It uses regular AAA or 10440s. It doesn’t have builtin batteries, so you can stick any batteries you want in there

Agree. Pretty sure that never happened.

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Blackbeard wrote:
Would be nice if they had incorporated some type of locking mechanism once you engage the magnet end to the body, just seems like it can be lost too easily this way, hopefully it isnt an issue, looks like a nice light.

Yes. I lost a magnetic olight that way, first use. So I’d be nervous about this. Anyway I think this is the first T-series with actual quality construction.

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I just got mine yesterday!

Some things I do like more on my old Tip. Still need some time with it to see what works well. The extra lumen is always nice.

The usability of the tiny recessed buttons are hard to use but it will avoid accidental turn on from pocket.

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Do you think it takes too long to turn on? In the product video it seems to be a full second or even longer. The old tip can instant turn on…

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Yes it’s a two second hold button down on the TIP2.
Little strange but again no accidental turn on.

Also the Turbo high is press and hold only. Let go of the button and then it falls to the next lower setting.
I can not get it to hold on 750lumens by it self for hands free use.

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rrg123 wrote:
Yes it’s a two second hold button down on the TIP2.
Little strange but again no accidental turn on.

Also the Turbo high is press and hold only. Let go of the button and then it falls to the next lower setting.
I can not get it to hold on 750lumens by it self for hands free use.


Annnnnd nope, won’t buy it. Ever.

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What a shame, engineering a good flashlight and then dumb down the UI and performance just to please a small group of users.

I can deal with the hold to turbo because it wont be long anyways, but 2 seconds to turn on!?

For those looking for an alternative: the acebeam UC15 is discounted down to $20.01 on amazon lightning deals, 5 hours left only: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1502097#comment-1502097

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Yeah god forbid something the size of a nice lighter can’t sustain 750 lumens, what a joke /s

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It's been a few days with my EDC.

My Observations So Far (spoiler: laughing I love it after looking at all things good and bad.)

tip2

  • It has a really great form factor. Very smooth and appears very durable. 
  • Looks very modern and minimalistic. No fancy details.
  • The shape feels in your hand slightly bigger than Tip original.
  • The USB port is covered up with the key ring cap so there is no issue with dirt or accidental damage. (This is GREAT) 
  • The magnet is very strong. Since the body of the light is smooth, I do not see it getting caught on anything to yank the light off the key ring holder.
  • With the buttons low and small plus the 2 second turn on, this will help avoid accidental turn ons. None so far.
  • The 750lumens is real nice coming from my old Tip original. But I do not like the momentary use of Turbo high 750lumens.
  • The pocket plastic clip is nice to have but not for me. I will keep it in the car in case I need it.
  • I don't see an easy way to open this thing up. It might be press fitted so I am not brave enough to find out.
  • The magnet is so strong it will attach to a single light switch wall plate screw facing horizontal across the room. This is great to light up an entire wall from across the room. A++ you can always find a place to hang the light everywhere in the house, if you loose power.

 

  • wall plate

PS I will defer the lighting aspect of the TIP2 review to the experts.

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Got mine Today.
No Lockout and same lame buttons as in older version?
Clip is Junk too?
Mine is going back in the Morning.

Almost a great Upgrade of the TIP too but the Lockout is a deal breaker for me.

I am not sure what goes on in my pockets but it seems pretty busy in there and a light with a switch will always try to burn me down?

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