That's true about emergency prep, especially in most of convenient stores in US, 9V is probably easy to find.Interesting jetbeam , is this the newer version where it has infinity steps? Comparing to the HDS rotary, how do their functions compare?
It is the newer version. I also purchased mine from SkyLumen so that I could get a HiCRI emitter and it was the only place carrying them at the time.Both lights are quality lights, but I think the the user interface on the HDS makes it a much better light. The HDS has both a tail clickie and rotary, whereas the RRT-01 only has a rotary. The HDS’ tail clickie turns the light on at whatever level the rotary is set at and you can change that level while the light is off or on. With the RRT, the light always turns on at low and you have to rotate through with it on to achieve the brightness you want. Through different click sequences and user programming up to 3 different brightness levels or strobes can be accessed quickly using the HDS’ clickie. There are other programming options that also make the HDS nice (like pseudo momentary) but the above is the most important difference for me. The RRT-01 does have a couple benefits over the HDS. The RRT can use 18350 in addition to CR123/16340, although most my lights are CR123 so that is what I use. The RRT has a higher max lumen. Also the RRT is smaller, lighter and less expensive. You could also argue that with all the programming, it is more to go wrong on the HDS, but it is a quality made light that the manufacturer (Henry) stands behind. To me the HDS is the better light and the one I go to for edc and most daily uses. The RRT just wins for bedside because I like having a dedicated light that is always on the nightstand.Also, to not be misleading neither the RRT or HDS come with the tritium. The RRT has the slots in the tail. The tritium bezel on the HDS was an after market purchase.
My favourite bedside light is a PALight. IMO the best feature is the always-on locator glow, which helps you find it even in complete dark in a strange location (eg camping). These lights will run the locator glow for 12 months or more on a quality 9V alkaline battery (and longer on a primary lithium battery). They aren't as compact as a PAKLite, but they are encased in a robust rubber body.Here is a link with some info:https://flashlightsunlimited.com/survival.htmBut don't get too excited about buying one to see what they are like, they have been off the market for several years now (unfortunately).
I keep an olight r50 pro seeker in my bedroom specifically for if I am ever woken by burglars downstairs. I figured shining a blinding light in there face may give me the upper hand.
The Original Infinite Adjustable Higher Output Light!These go the lowest of any light that I have owned and I can get away with 1 battery change a year in normal use!(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Wow, 3000+ lumens! I always love a small-sized powerful thrower with a big reflector for the outdoor, but in confined space, I probably prefer something less lumens,YMMV.
Thank you for an awesome writeup! I looked up this light after your initial post, and saw a pretty decent offer on this light when I was out shopping for tools. Next thing I knew I was totally distracted and came home with a new light.
I am also toying with keeping an air horn upstairs to be used in conjunction with the torch in hope it makes the burglars leave posthaste.As in the uk tackling a burglar can get you in more trouble than them.
Isn’t that the way it happens. Congrats on a nice light.
Thank you! It won't be possible with your suggestion! For the end trit vials, would you by any chance remember their sizes? I read from reviews that the slot may not fit 2*12, and curious what other options I have.
I used six 1.5x6 tritium vials, putting two in each slot
Thanks for that! I read the review where they say the slot is 2.25*11.5mm(unconfirmed), I find a seller where they could provide me both 2*12 and 1.5*6, but am now really curious why two 1.5*6 will fit when the 2*12 may not? Maybe I would go ahead and get some for both sizes, since they are probably applicable to the scale mod you'd mentioned in another thread.
I have a Thrunite TN-12 on the bedside table. I usually use a BLF A6 SE of which I have 3 or 4 so this one got relegated to bedside table duty. It's a good light and the 18650 battery means I can easily have it on the entire night without worry.
Malkoff AA. Very nice firefly mode.(Image removed from quote.)