Just recieved my Quark mini CR2 s2 edition!

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Just recieved my Quark mini CR2 s2 edition!

And I must say, this very well could be my favorite purchase!! The sheer brightness from such a compact tiny light blew me away. The modes are perfect and the tint is very nice. This combined with a fairly nice and floody beam makes this such a perfect EDC. 

 

One question, is there any way to tell the difference of the S2 bin just by looking at it?

 

Thanks!

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One Answer - NO

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how2 wrote:

One Answer - NO

 

?? explain. 

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mizjif wrote:

how2 wrote:

One Answer - NO

 

?? explain. 

 

There is no difference to see by looking at it. The only way might be to compare with other certified LEDs and by help of a Lightbox.

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Oldienea wrote:

mizjif wrote:

how2 wrote:

One Answer - NO

 

?? explain. 

 

There is no difference to see by looking at it. The only way might be to compare with other certified LEDs and by help of a Lightbox.

 

Ok, i am a flashlight newb. I just was not sure what his bold 'NO' was supposed to mean. 

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And I must say, this very well could be my favorite purchase!! The sheer brightness from such a compact tiny light blew me away. The modes are perfect and the tint is very nice. This combined with a fairly nice and floody beam makes this such a perfect EDC. 

 

One question, is there any way to tell the difference of the S2 bin just by looking at it?

 

Thanks!

 

How bright is it compared to your other lights?

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Some comparison photos I took tonight. I have never taken photos like this but this should offer some sort of comparison. Shots were at 1/8 exposure on my canon powershot SX100IS. 

 

Comparison (in order) between my Ultrafire WF-502b SSC-P7  on high(which is horribly underdriven), Romisen RC-G2II Q5, Tank007 E07, and Tank007 TK-703 (my current EDC). 

The lights:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/mizjif/IMG_0441.jpg

WF-502b on high:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/mizjif/IMG_0431.jpg

 

RC-G2II

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/mizjif/IMG_0432.jpg

 

E07

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/mizjif/IMG_0433.jpg

 

TK-703

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/mizjif/IMG_0435.jpg

 

Quark mini CR2 S2

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/mizjif/IMG_0436.jpg

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Looks green to me. Is it that green in real life?

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Ok, I will get back to you on that. The funny thing is I can't tell you because I am color blind and have a hard time seeing green in specific lol. So i'll ask someone and get back to you haha. 

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After showing the light to my dad, he says it is just the tint of the paint in my room and that the light is actually a soft white. 

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I guess for a flashaholic that's color blind has it's own advantages! No need to pay premium for warm tint emitters. My father is color blind and he gave me his last car. Really a nice car and im very happy. Now what it has to do with lights or color? Welll.. he replaced the car antenna with a smaller one and found one nice and cute to his liking. Well... it's pink. Silly

 

I still have it and always make jokes on big parkings like: It's easy to find... search for the most gay anntenna and voila! (this was not intended to be an insult to homosexuals if someone found it offensive)

 

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Needs to be seen to believe, everyone should have this edc, very, very bright!!!

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I couldn't agree more. It is one of my favorite lights. Such a durable, bright, high quality light in such a tiny package. Perfect EDC. I put it around my neck on the lanyard when I go on walks and camping. 

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 I've read the specs and these Quarks really seem tiny. I would get one but I can't find CR2's that easy as I find CR123's.   Aren't CR2 batteries a bit hard to obtain and much lower in runtimes than CR123's?   I'd like to have an 14500 extender for this lite. 

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4Sevens sells CR2s. 

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Not directly asking for this light but, looking at 4seven's site, I see some extenders for AA, AA2 and CR123x2. I know mini lights don't usually accept these extenders but would a AA2 extender fit a Quark 123 for example?

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The mini? No, they are differently threaded. 

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No, the regular Quark and the extender?

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There are no extenders for quarks, just seperate body tubes. 

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i looove my mini AA.

it's so tiny and super bright(250 l) on a 14500.  hidden flash modes

had it for over a year now, and now problems

a welding spark melted a hole in my lense, though Sad

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I just order the 'panasonic' 5-pack of CR2 batteries from DX Smile  They will last me a while. 

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SO you seem to love this light, right?  I wait impatiently for my Quark 123. After that it may be a matter of time and money to collect all of the Quarks Smile 

I guess Quark 123 head and 2xAA body makes it a Quark AA2 automatically. I hope they release 18650 body again one day.  

Please report how Panasonic CR2's last with the Quark Mini CR2. This light sounds even a greater one after those tiny yet powerful AAA lights I have.

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Its "Panasonic". From DX. 

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lol, exactly why I said 'panasonic'. 

 

Yep, I love this light indeed. The other quarks are calling me as well. 

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The only light that called to me was the Mini 123X, but the Thrunite Neutrons extinguished all want of Quarks. 

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Do you have one yet? If not, pick one up and do a review for us;) it's been calling to me as well lol
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If it'll take the voltage, DX sells RCR2 cells for not a lot.

UltraFire 15266 3.6V 600mAh Batteries (Pair)

 

The DX white "Panasonics" are almost certainly fakes or more than 6 years old. My bet, fakes.

Look at the small print to see if they were made by Matsushita Elestric


 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Yeah, but it goes into uber mega turbo mode with em. 

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srfreddy wrote:

Yeah, but it goes into uber mega turbo mode with em. 

 

As in self destruction?

 

Personally, I won't buy lights that require disposable cells.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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No, direct drive. 

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Like most Fenixes.

I hate the waste of disposable cells - not to mention the last time I saw them in a retail outfit here - at $9.6 each.

I buy whole lights for that, not disposable CR2s.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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