Love and carry this light daily.
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That looks nice! I might look into that for my wife to carry and see how it compares to my current EDC.... I can say for lights on a budget, to stay away from the Gerber Tactical. I bought one for about $30 to give it a shot at LGS, firguring Gerber is a good brand, and it was terrible. I had forgotten all about it, but recently came across it while cleaning some stuff around the house,.....My EDC is a Streamlite Stylus Pro, it was right at $25 from a Snap-on tool dealer, and its been great. Lifetime warrenty. Bright. Couldn't be happier with it...
Faced with spending ~ $10 for two new CR2 batteries for my Coleman Maxx light, I instead spent ~ $16 on this light at Target.
I flipped the clip around and mounted it on the tail cap - which resulted in a few cosmetic scratches (oh well!). I really like that this light has a clip - I kept the Coleman in my briefcase because it lacked a clip. I'll withhold my opinion until I've used this light for a few weeks, but so far so good!
Thanks for the thread!
Stopped by Target last night. For $16 you can't go wrong with this light! Think I'll drop by during the weekend and pick up a couple more.
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Lumens and Watts are just photometric and radiometric terms for the same thing: optical power or flux. The only difference is that photometry (luminous power) takes into account human perception and accounts for the sensitivity of the eye to different colors. This can make it difficult to convert between the two unless you know the spectra of the bulb.
By definition, at the peak sensitivity of the eye (green 555nm) 1 Watt equals 680 lumens.
It would make the most sense to talk about lumens with a flashligh, because what you really care about is the perceived "brightness", not the true optical power.
This information can be referenced on pg. 27 of "Optoelectronics", Prentice Hall 1983
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I compared the Energizer to my Surefire G2 (which has a 120 lumen incandescent bulb) outside at night. The Surefire is definitely the better light - brighter, and more even light...which means less need to "scan" the beam around to see.
Same story inside - the G2 is better able to light up a room.
I also found that the Energizer's metal clip irritated my side. Now that I finally got my second LCP, I no longer feel a need to carry spare mag(s)...which frees room on my belt for the larger G2 - which I carry in a horizontal kydex holster made by JS Holsters.
The Energizer is a good small utility light, and probably runs longer and uses cheaper batteries. But, for tactical use, it is inferior to the Surefire...which isn't a surprise, given the price difference.
One other thing - the Energizer has a "clicky" tail switch, which means that under stress you could accidentally click it to "on" when you only wanted "momentary on." Just something to consider, as the only way to turn a Surefire to full "on" is to rotate the tailcap - not something you will do by accident.
Booyah - Thanks for the tip on the AA flashlight. Picked one up this am since I've been lacking an edc light. Flipped the clip so the lens is safely in my pocket.
Inside the tailap I don't see any allen crews to backout to lessen the sensitivity of the switch. Did you need to pull the button cover off?
That said, I put mine back in with the switch up I have no issue with it turning on that I care about.
I've got a Fenix P1D, Surefire E1e,6P,maglight and probably a few others. I've broken almost every flashlight I owned.
I ordered one of these cheap Chinese knockoffs.
If I break it who cares. I have another one to replace it. Takes one CR123A battery so it's small and bright.
Just ordered a few more to give as gifts.