Excellent review Stefano!!!!
Great review of the Thrunite T1. I really dont "need" another light BUT I'm off to look at this light a little further. While I like my Olight S1R Turbo had I seen this I think I'd have it instead. No regret as I both would serve purpose in my small light stable.
You are not helping . I really do like my S1R so it wouldn't be a replacement per se. I like to carry my S1R when I feel like a lot of light could be needed. My ZL SC52 L2 is my go to for most every other time. So I can see the T1 fitting in nicely within those two.
These are wild numbers!I am wondering is there a driver smart enough to know the difference between li-ion rechargeable vs primary batteries, so it will know when to stop or when to completely vampire drain the batteries, while maximizing efficiency and runtime?
EagleTac D25c MkII (and some info on the D25a)I think EagleTac flashlights are often overlooked but the few I have perform well. This is actually my wife’s favorite flashlight and the one she always uses.For a CR123 flashlight with a tail switch it is smaller than a lot of its competitors at 2.9 x .78 inches. The flashlight can use 16340 but the website warns to only use protected ones at a specific dimensions. So avoid oversized ones like some manufacturers make (Fenix ARB-L16-700U (one with micro usb port built in) specifically comes to mind). I have had no problem using Olight 16340s and Fenix without the micro usb.This light comes in both cool white and neutral emitters depending on your preference, including a HiCRI Nichia 219.The exact lumens vary slightly based on the emitter you choose. The maximum ANSI lumens comes from the cool white CREE XP-L HD V6 which is 365. The Nichia 219 has the lowest maximum lumens at 220. The runtime on high is 54 minutes.The flashlight has 3 different mode groups. When the head is tightened, the H/Strobe group is selected. If you loosen the head slightly then the L/M/H becomes selected. Switching Moonlight on/off is simple and explained in the Tech Specs.Group (Head Loosened) Moonlight (ML) Off = L > M > H > L > M > H > Various Strobes Group (Head Loosened) w/ Moonlight (ML) = ML > L > M > H > ML > L > M > H > Various Strobes Group (Head Tightened) = Turbo > StrobeThe tail switch is a reverse clicky (meaning the light comes on when switched fully pressed then released) and switches brightness levels by half clicks. The light remembers the last mode. From Group 1 the strobes are only accessed if you go through the brightness levels twice in succession.The light can tail stand and has a one way clip. The light is also waterproof to the IPX8 standard like many other lightsHere is the actual manufacturer Technical Specification link which is very detailed: http://eagtac.com/html/d25crcmkii/specs.htmlIf this light sounds good, but you prefer AA, then check out the D25a. It is a very similar light to the D25c including UI and some of the same emitter choices. The D25a is .7 x 3.4 inches. The maximum lumens with the D25a is 286 from the XM-L2 U4 and 195 from the HiCRI Nichia 219c.Here is the Technical Specifications of the D25a: http://eagtac.com/html/d25arcmkii/specs.htmlEagleTac also makes a D3c and a D3a, which are very simi.ar lights but in titanium for those who want a titanium light.Both lights are a solid choice if you are looking for a small tail clicky that still has some punch.Here is a picture of both the EagleTac D25c and D25a with a SAK Climber for comparison (Image removed from quote.)
Cheers Sos24. I have the old D25A Clicky and, as a few folks know, it's my most carried light. Does the MkII have mode memory on the AA? Sadly mine doesn't but they might have updated that. It's the only minor niggle I have with the MkI.
Yes, the MkII has mode memory that can be toggled on/off depending on personal preference.“Toggle mode memory - remebers the last output in group 1. To toggle this setting, with head tighten, turn on the light, wait for at least one second, and repeat loose and tight for three times.”
Great idea. I need to do some comparison reviews too. I have a few lights that are really close. My Sofirn SP31 and Fenix PD35TAC are very similar.
Thanks for reviewing and comparing.My experience with AAA lights is with the old Fenix E01 and E05 (27 lumens) I wonder about the new model with 85 lumens how much heat it emits.Do both lights at maximum power maintain an acceptable temperature?
Sherry, if you do get the Osram version, I'd love to see the beamshot comparison or your description of it. For the longest time I am reluctant to get a triple-led setup because of the potential limited throw and possible strange hotspot/sidespill. If the osram color retention is not too bad, this could be a good compromise.