Just received a V10a.
Sweet little light! It has the XP-G, with a very nice beam… much nicer than the XM-L2 version
Im even impressed with the XP-G tint, imo much nicer than the XM-L2
The lowest mode is 0.01 lumens, which Im very happy about… I love firefly options. The maximum on an alkaline, on my meter, is just 68 lumens, but the hotspot is very tight so it actually reaches out quite nicely… I have no 14500, so cant report the LiIon output…
wish me luck, the V10a is destined for an e21a swap, as a gift to a good friend
will post beam pics after the mod, if all goes well
oh, btw, the lego works
a quick test gave 327 lumens from the V10a head and 445 lumens from the XM-L2 head… w fresh 16340. (these are momentary maximum output, not sustained, and the XM-L2 is in a V10r Ti, not a V10a, so I suspect there are also driver parts that differ, not just the LED)
and fwiw, the xml2 head of the V10r Ti, on the AA body makes a max of 75 lumens using an alkaline battery. A very small difference, at that voltage, from the 68 lumens produced by the V10a head.