Looks okay in the 4500-4000k High CRI config, but the first ones have a problem with high current draw in lockout. There are fixed ones filtering out to sellers now, but I'm not sure how you can ensure you get the fixed one. I guess ask the seller and hope they're honest.What do you think of it?
Looks okay in the 4500-4000k High CRI config, but the first ones have a problem with high current draw in lockout. There are fixed ones filtering out to sellers now, but I'm not sure how you can ensure you get the fixed one. I guess ask the seller and hope they're honest.
According to what I found the main difference is that in V2 of the light the red LEDs under the buttons do not illuminate in the lockup mode as compared to the old ones that do illuminate.
So based on a days use of the HC90: http://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/hc90
- Impressive amount of light, with a wide angle. Tint is a little on the cool side. Can't see much of a bump from 900 lumen turbo mode compared to high setting of 530. Generally just keep it at high or lower.
- Rock solid build quality. It's like a nugget of solid aluminium.
- Very good heatsinking.
- Can be used without top strap unless you are running/jogging.
- Easy to access all RGB light modes and infinitely variable white via slider switch, which can be easily operated with gloves on and one hand. The plastic slider is actually driving an internal switch mechanism via a magnet, so dirt can be washed out without affecting anything. Prob not the best option if you are regularly on the beach tho.
- 18650 battery can be charged in the headlamp via micro usb (personally I prefer faster charging at 1-2 Amps in an external charger) but could be handy for a trip where I don't want to take a battery charger with me.
- Easy quarter turn lockout of the light.
- Need two hands to screw in end cap when using longer protected batteries due to spring tension. Non protected can be changed with one hand.
- High price.
Your link once again goes to nowhere.
Looking for recommendations for something smallish that runs on a single 18650 witha really tight beam so I can illuminate house numbers when I'm driving rideshare part time on nights/weekends. I have the HC90 if needed for broader illumination. A striking bezel wouldn't go astray while I reach for the pepper spray with my other hand, in a worse case scenario that will hopefully never eventuate.
Which flashlights have battlements?
I don't like the crenelated flashlights, but look for one that has an XP-L High (a version of the XP-L emitter with no dome).
In comparison a light with the common XM-L2 emitter will have a much broader beam or require a proportionally larger reflector for the same tight beam.
Thanks Lunar, looks like something like the Nitecore P10GT should do the job, or perhaps the MH25GT with the bigger head for a bit more money.
Yes, I got the VTC6s for future proofing, in case I one day end up with a high draw flashlight. Its only a matter of time. I also have some LG HE2s, but the VTC6 is hard to beat for 3000 mAh and high current capability for only a dollar or two more.
As for the MHGT25, it's a pocketable monster. Just staggering how it illuminates the woods and backyard. This will definitely help for my ridesharing at night, if there's a significant crowd of people waiting to be picked up I can park a little before and text/call them to walk to the beam of light going up into the sky. If a rider gets violent a dose of full to the face should dazzle them enough to pull over and get out safely. And it will definitely light up house numbers, I may have to run it in a lower power for that, as its going to crap out my night vision pretty quickly on full. The clicky rear button has a good tactile sensation, can also half press with no click for light on demand. I think only downside which has been mentioned in a few online reviews is that to get to anything other than full power mode you need to loosen the head portion from the tube by unscrewing the head a little bit. Which you will need both hands for. In the special mode you get three lower levels of brighness and then strobe and sos.
I would highy recommend at $53 if you want something relatively small that can certainly reach out to a significant distance, thanks for your recommend Lunar.