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Do you carry a light on your key ring?

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Gatsby, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. jp2515

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    I'd like to revise my answer. There's now a Fenix E01 on the car keys, next to the CC LED light. On the house keys is now a Photon light.
     
  2. Marduke

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    Run a 10440 through it and it jumps up to ~180 lumens.
     
  3. mohctep

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    Yep-Photon II on my keyring.
     
  4. Mister Scribble

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    No kidding?! That's great, thanks for letting me know.

    I think that's now at the top of my list.

    :woohoo:

    One question: The 10440 I see at Lighthound has an uprotected circuit.

    Is that okay for the Fenix?

    Lighthound L0D header says yes, but.......??? Don't want to burn
    it out.

    :shrug:
     
  5. jbviau

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    You have to see an L0D on 10440s to believe it. Quite the pocket rocket. Whether it's safe has been the subject of endless discussion on cpf. You could do a lot of background reading there if you cared to.

    My quick take on things:

    First, there's no such thing as a protected 10440. You have to be careful with them. If you want to try this cell in an L0D, I'd buy your light from Lighthound since it seems they'll warranty it if it fails. Fenix-Store.com won't, I don't think, though this may change once the updated version of the L0D (the LD01) comes out. There is a small risk that you'll fry the circuit in your L0D by running 3.7v through it, which would leave you with a light that *only* works with a 10440. Most people though seem to not have serious problems. My own L0D Q4 flickered in the medium and low modes on 10440s every once in a while but was never damaged.
     
  6. Sgt. LED

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    Fenix E01
    Purple tint and not super bright, but for me a keychain light is all about runtime runtime runtime runtime!
    :winkwink:
     
  7. Hedgehog

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    Lights on all my keyrings

    Fenix L0D-CE
    ARC-P Camo
    Fenix E01 - it doesn't have a purple tint - it IS purple. But for $13 with an 11-hour runtime i'll take it.


    [​IMG]
     
  8. Marlinaholic

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    I often carry a microstream or LOD but not usually on my keys as I am afraid of scratching the lens with my keys, so usually it goes into another pocket :) Atwoods hang out on my key chain, the stonewash ones don't scratch very easy at all.
     
  9. laurent

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    Fauxton on every place available to host 'em - they are my first line of lighting. I resort to my Photon 3 red/covert only as a back-up of my back-up light, a Fenix L1D-CE. We're living wonderful times, where you have the efficiency of a Mini Maglite in something a little bigger than a coin. :D
     
  10. Mister Scribble

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    Thanks for the info. Now an L0D and 10440 w/charger are definitely on The List.

    Unfortunately, unlike the Wall Street banks, no one has given me lots of taxpayer money to feed my bad habits.... :(
     
  11. willofgod

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    Anyone who has a Fenix E01 and a Nano, what is the output difference like?
     
  12. CootShooter

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    I've got a Fenix L0D and love it. Many a night where I have been in need of a quick torch and BAM!!! there it is.
     
  13. Mister Scribble

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    Big difference. Looks almost twice as bright to my eye but I may not
    be describing the difference accurately.

    The throw patterns are different, also. The nano has a very wide beam,
    the E01 is narrower. The nano has an exposed LED only; the E01 has a
    glass lens and a reflector with the LED at the center.

    However, if your eyes are already adapted to a dark room, the E01 isn't bad.

    But you will definitely notice the difference.
     
  14. Sgt. LED

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    E01's now come with glass and a reflector!
    How could I of missed that.
    Now the older E1 is like that but not the E01. I have a modded E1 with a P4 in it, great little light.
     
  15. gazz98

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    Just a complimentary batteryjunction key chain light. I don't like much on a key chain. I always have a Fenix l1p on me.
     
  16. Marduke

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    The E01 will maintain output for up to 15 hours, where the Nano will drop exponentially, like most coincell lights.

    You sure about that?? It's a 5mm sitting at the base of a reflector, no lens.
     
  17. Mister Scribble

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    Good grief, you are right. I stuck my thumb into the "lens" to check...and no lens!

    :lolhammer:

    Guess I have to get glasses!

    Gee...and here I couldn't figure out if it was a glass lens or a plastic lens!

    :brickwall:
     
  18. Sgt. LED

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    Nice. Can it take a 10440 <if I got the numerals of that rechargable correct> ? The Web site info doesn't say.
     
  20. Sgt. LED

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    Yes, in short bursts. However you loose the low for sure. Perhaps the medium? :shrug:

    It's hard to say for certain, they have removed the strobe and SOS so we are pretty sure the old electronics are out of the picture and without the light being in any testers hands at this point most info is only educated guesses.

    Here's the rub, it's limited edition and is preselling FAST with no more to be made so if you wait long enough to have the question answered 100% it may no longer be avalible for purchase. I'd snag one if I was interested at all and if the answer turned out to be no 10440 support at all the I'd sell it and break even. Personally I use the free AAA's from work so it'll be strictly primaries for my light.