Skilhunt E3A (AAA twisty) - First Look

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Anthony Nguyenn wrote:
Only thing I wish they would include a pocket clip. It looks like there are 2 positrons for the reversible clip.

Hmm, a new power source?

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Anthony Nguyenn wrote:
Only thing I wish they would include a pocket clip. It looks like there are 2 positrons for the reversible clip.

Hmm, a new power source?

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I remember looking at this light a while back but passed on it as it can’t tailstand and only has one mode. The anodization colors are quite unique though. I hope the High CRI version will make an appearance at Amazon US. Skilhunt store asks for $6 shipping on a $11 light… ughh

edit: yes I realize $6 shipping is reasonable, no need to point that out to me. Cash

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Is there an acceptable thermal path?

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John Deez wrote:
Is there an acceptable thermal path?

Relative to this thing’s power, yes. But certainly not if you’re looking to convert it to a hot rod. I have a full tear down on the first page.
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So @Agro in post 7 was disappointed in its limitation for mods?

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I wonder what resistor level would give a good 25-30 lumens for a few hours? That would be a good balance for output vs runtime. That would be a fairly easy mod to swap that resistor.

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ReManG wrote:
I wonder what resistor level would give a good 25-30 lumens for a few hours? That would be a good balance for output vs runtime. That would be a fairly easy mod to swap that resistor.

It’s a PAM2803 so feedback voltage is 95mV. Current to LED = 0.095 volts / R_SET. Either figure out the desired current, and therefore the resistance… Or maybe just quadruple the existing resistance.
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nightwalker wrote:
I remember looking at this light a while back but passed on it as it can’t tailstand and only has one mode. The anodization colors are quite unique though. I hope the High CRI version will make an appearance at Amazon US. Skilhunt store asks for $6 shipping on a $11 light… ughh

edit: yes I realize $6 shipping is reasonable, no need to point that out to me. Cash

I got the high CRI version from Amazon. Slate blue is the only color available now but that was my top pick anyhow. It is a little more expensive at $12.90.

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Bardo219 wrote:
I got the high CRI version from Amazon. Slate blue is the only color available now but that was my top pick anyhow. It is a little more expensive at $12.90.

Woah! I searched before posting earlier. I didn’t see ANY E3A on Amazon at all. I guess my fingers disobeyed me or my eyes deceived me. Ordered the Slate Blue High CRI. I had an Amazon GC to use up, too. Big thanks for the heads up!

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Its also under $14 on eBay

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dk21291 wrote:
I see this now is available in a “high CRI” emitter option from Skilhunt. Anyone know if this is also a LH351D emitter? I can’t find any specs on emitter or color temp

B, not D.

Hmm, don’t recall the color temp.

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JaredM wrote:
Smaller emitters make sense in these lights anyhow. After seeing some reviews of this light and seeing the CRI version I’m actually interested in it now

Get one, or more. Go for the slate bluegray (buk extra, but HA3 vs 2).

I was (still am) seriously impressed with the critter, all the attention to details from the lanyard loop to the pebbled TIR lens.

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About to break down and buy this and the m200 as well. Only 1 XPL cw left on Amazon.. I’ll swap emitters inevitably so no reason waiting for a 351d version. Really impressed with Skilhunt and honestly don’t know why they don’t get more attention here.

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JaredM wrote:
About to break down and buy this and the m200 as well. Only 1 XPL cw left on Amazon.. I’ll swap emitters inevitably so no reason waiting for a 351d version. Really impressed with Skilhunt and honestly don’t know why they don’t get more attention here.

Until recently, their UIs. They’re looking more attractive as a brand with each new light lately.
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Great UI in the E3A: twist on, twist off. LOL

And yeah, the M200 has a great UI. There was something about the M150 that was kind of a turn-off, but forgot what it was. But the M200 is killer.

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M150 had two UI config options. One for hold-for-off and like 7 modes. The other option was click-for-off with 4 modes. The weird thing was it ramped up and back down instead of looping around.

About a month or two ago they updated the M150 UI (making it more like the M200?) but I haven’t messed with the updated UI.

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Yeh, it was the up’n‘down thing I didn’t like. Think the original SP31 had that, so gifted it away.

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Just broke down and bought the nw E3A Facepalm

Will report back in a few days

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We need an E21A 2000~4500k 3 modes of this light,since Sofirn stopped develope.

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John Deez wrote:
So @Agro in post 7 was disappointed in its limitation for mods?

Yes. For a cold rod it may be a really nice host but I don’t care about cold rods – and that’s why I was disappointed.
Actually for a FRP PCB light this has a pretty good thermal path, much better than f.e. DQG Tiny…but I would be wary about putting a 10440 in it.
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My sample of LH351B was extremely green. Two layers of -1/4 green until a proper swap is made. Maybe a 219b is in order here..

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does anybody have both e3a high cri and cool white to compare beam shots? and also c01s if possible?

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I just purchased the high CRI one. So i assume, it’s using LH351B with 90 CRI ? What’s the difference between LH351D and LH351B high CRI ?

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Thank you, the beam shots are helpful. Any plans to test runtime on alkaline batteries? I saw an Eneloop runtime test on zeroair, but can’t find one for alkalines, except on the manufacturer’s site.

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I just got the high CRI version from Amazon. This is a nice little light. I’ll be giving it to an elderly relative who needs a key-chain light but can’t figure out multiple modes.

Here is the runtime graph for what appears to be a regular/white Eneloop from ZeroAir. I don’t know if the high CRI version would be noticeably different but “about an hour” is decent for the amount of light this puts out.

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Hot damn, that’s even better’n I thought! Nice flat output alllllllll the way ‘til exhausted.

Now I gotta go get more? Shocked

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Yeah, stabilization and runtime are great, but it will destroy your eneloops because you won’t notice they are empty until they are discharged too far. Or what is the voltage when the output starts dropping? Still above 0.9 V?

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