IIRC, Nightwatch is a "brand" of Enogear which is a flashlight company of Jacky (the same Jacky who also owns FireFlies). My Nightwatch IRA (offered by Enogear and Kaidomain) is a fantastic light for a bargain price. I'm curious about the offer tatasal presents here. AFAIK, the NA40SE is being offered by Neal for quite some time already and I had the impression there was a coupon by Martin oder someone else to get it a bit cheaper. However, I could be wrong, though. It seems Neal has some new emitter options (SST-20).
Neal’s Gadgets was selling these a few months ago (so there are quite a few out there in the hands of BLF members), and I bought one. It pumps out a surprising amount of light for the size, and it is built like a tank. I think Neal’s price was about $1 higher.
This is a good deal for this light. It's pretty high quality. Mine is running NarsilM now (of course) but I left the stock SST-40's in it. Actually the mod didn't boost up the output much - it does quite well stock for power. Here's why, dual FET's, 20 AWG wires, large bank of the good 7135's, etc.:
Easy access to the driver, USB charging is separate. It's a dream mod host:
Neal got into this light early on, and now I see for a very good reason. It's quality through-out - finish, threads, components. That bezel is SS with a nice matte finish or something.
Shame the company name/brand is not registered or something, so don't think BG can pick it up, but even at Neal's regular price at $48 it's a great deal. As much output as a Q8 (SST-40 though in very CW) in a much more pocket friendly size. As a host, I like it better than the C8F's, specially with the 26650 support.
I'm doubting it, but can't recall if I tried. I got many 26650 lights and tried 21700's in a bunch. For example I know 21700's fit ok in the Lumintop SD26, which is why my modded SD26 is my most common batt test host.
Sorry, but seem to be missing a lot of pics of the NA40, including all the mods, but here's what I got currently posted: photobucket-NightWatchNA40, hope the link works.
I got a bunch of the 3500K SST-20's coming in from Blue and would love to swap out the blue CW's in the NA40 with the 3500k's. I took stock light measurements but don't have the #'s with me right now. Amps will be dependent on the cell you use (full open FET based driver). Think I was testing with an LK 5000 or equivalent. There's really no reason to go to a 21700 in this light - tons of amps from an LK 5000 and better capacity than a high performance 21700 like the 30T or 40T.