My 900 Lumen Elzetta!

This is a discussion on My 900 Lumen Elzetta! within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My new light came today! Elzetta introduced their new line of lights last week. They're calling them Bravo and Charlie. Bravo is a 2-cell model ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22
Like Tree3Likes

Thread: My 900 Lumen Elzetta!

  1. #1
    Distinguished Member Array DefConGun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    1,685

    My 900 Lumen Elzetta!

    My new light came today!


    Elzetta introduced their new line of lights last week. They're calling them Bravo and Charlie. Bravo is a 2-cell model and cranks out 650 lumens. Charlie is a 3-cell model that punches out 900 lumens. The lights employ a new technology called Automatic Voltage Sensing (AVS). Basically, the head can detect if its mated to a 2-cell power source (6 volts) or a 3-cell power source (9 volts). It automatically adjusts itself and puts out 650-900 lumens respectively. As soon as I learned about these lights coming out, I wanted one. I've been carrying an Elzetta ZFL-M60 CS2D (it has high/low) for years now as my EDC and its a great light. The original ZFL models have Malkoff LED modules that put out 235 lumens and I always considered it to be an extremely bright light. Needless to say, I was extremely curious as to how the 900 lumen sibling would compare.

    You can never tell about how bright a light is during the day. They all look dim in daylight. I was glad to see it in the mail but I'd have to wait until it got dark to get a real idea about it, so I kept an eye out this evening monitoring the dusk. As soon as it was dark, I took my lights out to compare them. I had several landmarks in mind that I would illuminate from my front porch. These acted as reference points for me given that I've been periodically using a spot light on summer evenings in an effort to catch an occasional rabbit or coon making their rounds. Earlier this summer, my brother and I saw a fox - he was practically in the front yard.

    The new light has a significantly bigger head so it throws a beam that's a lot bigger than the ZFL model. If I had a good camera, I'd try taking some shots to show you how the two compare but I don't think my phone will do it justice.

    Here's a shot showing the difference in the size of the new lens and the ZFL-M60 lens



    The AVS light also has a warmer beam. It's a personal preference but I prefer the warmer light compared to a light that is more blue in nature.

    I'm really happy with my light and think the AVS line will be a big hit with Elzetta. Elzetta lights are modular, meaning you can swap components. The great thing about the new light is that its compatible with the existing ZFLM60 line - meaning, if you already have a ZFL light, all you have to do is get the AVS head inorder to update your light. How cool is that?

    Here's a little knife porn for you blade junkies:

    My Elzetta C333 w/Esee4

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Distinguished Member
    Array Old_Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,219
    Very nice light. I sort of have a collection of tactical lights. However, practically speaking, I find that 300 lumens is more than enough for any of my uses, even blinding a bad guy. I have a 650 Lumen light but you get to a point where it does not matter if you fall 20 stories or 50. The extra height does not matter after a certain point.

    Having said that, I will probably buy the light because I buy 2-3 every year and like to have the latest and greatest in my little collection. But the ones that get the most use are 200-300 lumen. I live in a development with a walled in yard so even an inexpensive hardware store light will illuminate my back yard. :)
    cn262 likes this.
    The worst thing about growing old is that other men no longer see you as dangerous.

  4. #3
    Distinguished Member Array DefConGun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    1,685
    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Dog View Post
    Very nice light. I sort of have a collection of tactical lights. However, practically speaking, I find that 300 lumens is more than enough for any of my uses, even blinding a bad guy. I have a 650 Lumen light but you get to a point where it does not matter if you fall 20 stories or 50. The extra height does not matter after a certain point.

    Having said that, I will probably buy the light because I buy 2-3 every year and like to have the latest and greatest in my little collection. But the ones that get the most use are 200-300 lumen. I live in a development with a walled in yard so even an inexpensive hardware store light will illuminate my back yard. :)
    Point well made. 200-300 lumen lights are still bright no matter how bright the new lights attain. Its almost like the thing about ammo. We get new tech ammo that is better than the old stuff and because its better, some people will act like the old stuff has stopped working. They could come out with a Gold Dot capable of delivering twice as much penetration as the current stuff but that wouldn't mean the old stuff can't stop bad guys anymore.

    There's always a trade off with everything. Strictly comparing Elzetta with Elzetta, the newer light is going to give up some run-time with the older light and won't be as compact as the older light. I like to think of things working in the context of a system. The AVS lights will be awesome in one kind of system but will not be the optimum choice in another. If you need maximum run-time in the most compact package, then the AVS lights won't fill the bill. They have great run-time on low but the new head is considerably larger than the ZFL head.

    Please let me know if you get one of the new lights and let me know how you like it.

  5. #4
    Senior Member
    Array robhic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    532
    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Dog View Post
    Very nice light. I sort of have a collection of tactical lights. However, practically speaking, I find that 300 lumens is more than enough for any of my uses, even blinding a bad guy. I have a 650 Lumen light but you get to a point where it does not matter if you fall 20 stories or 50. The extra height does not matter after a certain point.

    Having said that, I will probably buy the light because I buy 2-3 every year and like to have the latest and greatest in my little collection. But the ones that get the most use are 200-300 lumen. I live in a development with a walled in yard so even an inexpensive hardware store light will illuminate my back yard. :)
    Not to hi-jack, but if you want a great, bright light with a few or a lot of options (your choice) at good prices check out: MonsterFlashlight.com The post (above) didn't mention pricing (that I saw) but the Monster lights go from around $30 up. I got the single-cell, single function unit with charger and battery cost $50 and it was like turning on the SUN when I hit the switch. Good lights at good prices with some useful options available (pressure-operated switch if you are so inclined...).
    -- Robert
    NRA Life Member

  6. #5
    VIP Member Array ccw9mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    26,605
    DefCon: Do you know what the LED is, in this flashlight?
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

  7. #6
    VIP Member Array varob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    4,450
    You'll have to forgive me, I don't know too much about tac lights. Is the Elzetta made in the US or overseas? Not that it really matters. I have a few Fenix lights, and I think they're made in China.
    Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
    -Tony Soprano

  8. #7
    VIP Member Array ccw9mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    26,605
    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
    You'll have to forgive me, I don't know too much about tac lights. Is the Elzetta made in the US or overseas? Not that it really matters. I have a few Fenix lights, and I think they're made in China.

    Elzetta Tactical LED Flashlights, Weapon Mounts, USA Made
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

  9. #8
    VIP Member Array varob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    4,450
    I just visited the website and it says right there in the logo. Made in the USA.
    Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
    -Tony Soprano

  10. #9
    Distinguished Member Array brocktice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    1,273
    Wow, my P2X Fury is already like a full-size flood light (like you'd use on a boat) at 500 lumens, can't imagine 900. Adding to the wish list. Could come in handy investigating bumps in the night out in my rural area. EDIT: $230 for the model I'd want. Ouch!

    Posting from my phone, I blame all typos on Swype.

  11. #10
    Distinguished Member Array squid86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    1,850
    Wow. Looked these up. They seem like some awesome flashlights. Expensive but seem like they are totally worth it. Congrats and be careful with that 900 lumen light, you might given someone a sunburn.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 4
    DefConGun likes this.
    USN Veteran
    "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."

  12. #11
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    35,277
    Even with all of the USA made lights all of the little CREE LEDs are made in China. Just FYI.

    BTW nice light.

  13. #12
    Distinguished Member Array Der Alte's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Goldsboro, NC
    Posts
    1,843
    I thought the CREE LEDS were made in North Carolina. Seen their ads saying so?
    Its a shame that youth is wasted on the young.

  14. #13
    Member Array Medic218's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    DFW, Tx
    Posts
    258
    Quote Originally Posted by brocktice View Post
    $230 for the model I'd want. Ouch!.
    I thought the same thing. I don't need another flashlight that bad.
    "I don't like repeat offenders, I like DEAD offenders!" -- Ted Nugent
    "Not everyone can be born with common sense, some are born liberals." -- MM218

  15. #14
    Distinguished Member Array DefConGun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    1,685
    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    DefCon: Do you know what the LED is, in this flashlight?
    I'm sorry, I don't know what the LED is in the light.

  16. #15
    VIP Member Array shockwave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,037
    Just for reference, I have a 300-lumen custom-built light on my shotgun, and I tested that in normal daylight in the house, by pointing it at a mirror. I was instantly blinded, and my vision didn't return to normal for several hours. I was worried that I might have damaged my vision. So. A 900-lumen light (if it actually throws out that much power) is likely a weapon in and of itself at close range.
    Doghandler likes this.
    "It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

elzetta 900 lumen

,
elzetta 900 lumen review
,

elzetta bravo

,

elzetta c333

,
elzetta c333 throw
,
elzetta c333 throw distance
,

elzetta charlie

,
elzetta charlie c333 pressure switch
,
elzetta flood
,

elzetta model c333

,
reviews on elzetta charlie
,
would you recomend the 3 cell 900 lumen or a 2 cell 650 lumen flashlight for a weapon light
Click on a term to search for related topics.