I bought the Jet-II from BG with a code nicely provided by M4D M4X. The light arrived without battery. Not Jetbeams fault I suppose since the package has been opened. I understand BG refuses to ship batteries to certain countries, but they should state that they will do so. I filed a complaint and will not buy again from BG until it is resolved in a way that I somehow will receive a free battery.
N.B.: Images show a light with a custom LED. The Jet-II comes with a CW XP-L Hi.
Not having the battery was disapointing, much worser and a real annoyance is the the clip not seated tight between tube and tailcap.
OTOH, the clip is only needed to help finding the side switch. The “attack head” will in either position ruin you clothes. The bezel is full of sharp edges. Taking it off improves things, but the thread still has a keen edge.
I was missing an important detail: Below the clip there’s actually a replacement bezel that can be taken off! It doesn’t help the clip problem, but does not make it worser at least.
After inserting my battery, the flashlingt came to life not before trying double click for moon (sic). It seems that when the battery was removed some time ago, the flashlight starts in lockout mode. Amazing. So, preesing the side switch for five seconds or so brings it to life.
Next, going from mid to low and from low to high goes with a noticable flicker.
Material and construction:
Body, head, bezel, tailcap, replacement bezel: Titanium alloy
Clip: Likely stainless steel
MCPCB on shelf, driver with piggyback pcb for the button. Plus contact is a button, tailcap contact is a spring
Four tritium slots in the tailcap.
Double click for moon, then hold to switch between moon and high.
Single press for on, hold to switch H-M-L, H on double click.
Long press for lockout (moon/high still available) on double click.
Strobe on triple click.
Moon is dark enough. Could be less, but can be used to preserve night vision.
The OPR is the true highlight.
I’ve never had a flashlight with such a great reflector. Texturing is very nice, producing a soft spot without artifacts even after implanting a LED with a dome (the original XP-L Hi is domeless). Of course, the LED is in focus.
The beam ist the second best (after tearing trousers) argument for not using the bezel.
Lots of. Only 500 something lumes, but you cannot hold the light after less than a minute. Since head and battery tunbe aren’t seperated, the heat will distribute over the whole light.
The engravings are nicely done. They read “12 Years”, “Classic” and “Jet-II Pro personal defense”. There are some ornaments. Nice. The sideswitch carries the Niteye logo.
Someone said, this light would look like a chess piece. True, it could be the king, but never the king of industrial design. There’s not much beauty. Clip is likewise ugly, but at least not sharp.
Nobody cares, I suppose. This is really only a collectors item.
You cannot use it because the sharp thread is covered by a sharp bezel. Yeah, of course to can take it out of the showcase, make light, then shelve it back.
No glue, do what you want. I did an emitter swap, I have in mind…
(1) to shorten the battery tube thread to have the tailcap pinching the clip
(2) cutting off the jags of that … bezel