I may change this to a review when I'm done (this weekend) but Foy is so excited . . . I just have to say something . . .
X2 (1 x AA) and X3 (1 x AAA)
Both use an XP-E/R4 and are head-twisties. The X3 is single mode while the X2 has high and low . . .
They have a GITD bezel O-ring and being stainless steel, have a satisfying heft. They're reasonably bright, for a keychain light.
At the other end of the Solarforce lineup . . .
XM-L/U2, tail cap power switch with side switch mode control . . .
It's a 5-mode with strobe/SOS, which I generally hate. With the side switch and memory however, Foy need never encounter the dreaded flashies . . .
With a whopping 70mm reflector, I'm guessing the S1100 is going to have a some reach. Can't wait to find out just how much throw this big guy has . . .
This is probably not a huge deal to some of you guys that have big thrower collections. Foy's dedicated throwers are limited to an M8, a T60, a Masterpiece Pro-1 and a Skyline 1, the latter two of which being XR-E endowed so, there's not much light at the end of the throw . . .
Pointing it briefly down my street at midnight, I can assure you the S1100 puts an unmistakable dollop of brightness on targets one hell of a long ways away . . .
Like I said, there are many here with far more thrower experience than Foy but I'm fairly confident the S1100 can run with the big dogs.
l to r M8, S1100, Masterpiece Pro-2 (not a thrower) and Masterpiece Pro-1.