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Flashlight Review, Nitecore Defender Infinity

Discussion in 'Gear Reviews' started by erns, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. carrot

    carrot Loaded Pockets

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    Erns, great review! That Nitecore is one great looking light! One of my buddies ordered one so I'll have to go check it out in person. For some reason I thought it had a more TITAN/U2-like interface so I'm a little disappointed to see that it uses the twist on-off method to switch modes.

    The HDS Twisty will have a 2AA battery pack when it is released in the near future. IMHO an excellent substitute for the L1, and American-made if country of origin is important.
     
  2. curlyfry562

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    What is an "eneloop" battery that they have in the last chart, I am thinking it is a NiMH, but not sure :shrug:.
     
  3. Sharpy_swe

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    Sanyo Eneloop is a LSD (Low Self Discharge) NiHM, it's a great battery.

    "Normal" NiHM batteries can lose all their energy in only a few days or weeks, but a LSD battery can be stored for months ready to be used.
     
  4. erns

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    The output was what I expected. With an OP reflector the throw gets decreased.

    If you used a SMO reflector you would get throw but more pronounced rings. Rings in the beam do not bother me. I know it bothers many out there.
     
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    I didnt know that rings would bother me before I got a lumapower M1-R and yes it did bother me big time.. ;D

    I doubt that it (nitecore) would make 180 lumens, it really didnt look that way but i have no way to check that..
     
  6. Rah14

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    Someone on CPF ran a runtime test with alkaline battery on the low mode and got about 46 hours. This is why the light has become my pocket EDC of choice. It's rated at 3 lumens, brighter than an original CMG Infinity but blown away by a fauxton.
     
  7. Codeman

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    Let that fauxton run for 8 hours or so and see who blows the other away! :-X

    My money's on the Defender Infinity.

    Nice review.
     
  8. HoopleHead

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    any comments in comparison to a fenix P2D Q5?
     
  9. erns

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    Sorry I don't have a Fenix P2D Q5 to compare it to.
     
  10. HoopleHead

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    just placed an order for one at tads!
     
  11. DB

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    Thinking about getting this too... :rolleyes: