I'm looking for a thrower over 1200 lumen that takes 2x 18650. I want the second battery for duration not power. This would be one to use for long excursions, and well...my chargers support 2 batteries so I might as well use it.
Bonus points for a triple Nichia 219c or something high-quality. As much as I love my Nichia 219B's, I'm willing to give in a little for higher output.
Yes, around 720-800 lumens. It’s usually around 700-750 lumens at 2,8-3A in a real flashlight. You will be losing around 200-250 lumens, which really isn’t noticeable in real use.
However, since the intensity of the SST-20 is 30% higher than the XP-L HI, and it’s a 95CRI emitter vs a 70CRI emitter, you won’t notice any difference in throw, and you will absolutely love the color quality difference.
This seems to do 1000 lumens with 3 emitters. I assume they won't be overdriven much (longer lasting?) being "only" 1000 lumens. Any reason not to get this instead? I don't know how the driver or programming compares to the Convoy, or if it has bad pwm, other issues, etc.
Last question. Do any of these recommendations turn completely off, or are they in standby? This is for an emergency light that will not get much use. Yeah, I'll take out the batteries once a year to recharge them, but I don't want them to deplete unnecessarily without use.
P60 is not a “dead” design, so those who continue to declare it as such should stop their nonsense. It is a robust design. Yes, it can’t serve to be an award winning thrower, but that’s not the point of it. It was meant to be a modular solution to be housed in capable well built hosts. Proper installation with copper or aluminum wrapping takes care of thermal dissipation. Yes, a little more than the price of a P60 drop-in can result in a complete flashlight that will outperform in several respects, except for ruggedness and longevity. This is why the tactical user enjoys the P60, while the average flashlight enthusiast isn’t interested.
Ugh!! OK the purist in me is not gelling with the Convoy L2 being a native 26650 flashlight and not 18650. I don't want extra width that I'm not using. If I have extra width, I'd rather buy a Nitecore EC4GTS instead, but it doesn't have the LED's I want.