Originally Posted by akaryanreynolds
Whats the deal with this light, I've been reading a lot and it keeps coming up as the best but it doesn't have the brightest lumens rating, whats with that? And when you say no problem handling the 10440, is that with out modification? And hotter to the point that you cant us it or it burns your hand!?
with a 10440 it'll get hot enough to tell you not to grab the bright end,
but also crazy bright. there won't be much need to keep it on max anyway...
ya see, it doesn't have huge heatsinking...so it'll warm up on a 10440, but
no one I know of is cabable of killing an LD01 by leaving it on high...you can
still hold the light OK...but for reals....after 5 minutes put it on medium....
why Fenix recommended ? pretty bombproof...it if futzes up all you need
to do is Q-tip the contacts a bit. all twisties eventually need the contact
rings cleaned a tad. Fenix is available in a lot of locations. they have
serial number lookup so you can know what bin your LED is
I have 3 of these and they all work great. It is just one of a few excellent AAA lights
and being 3 level, and able to handle a 4.2 volt with no mods
(really, just insert the 10440 and no fireworks) makes it the 'standard
reply' to what is a good AAA EDC
I like it because:
a) on is mid level, twist is low, twist is high, twist back to med, repeat.
b) easy to turn on with one hand (threads and o ring and the knurling are perfect for this)
c) takes a 10440 IMR for pupil popping lumens
d) standard AAA still runs this plenty bright
e) small like all AAA twisties
if you don't want Fenix the next best thing is a DQG III
specify magnetic tail (optional) or glow in the dark (default)
seriously...I got one of these DQG's and immediately ordered 2 more for gifts
FenixLD01 on high with Duracell Alkaline
FenixLD01 on high with IMR 10440 at 4.07 volts