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Have you seen this?! Doug Ritter version of Photon Freedom microlight!!

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by peacefuljeffrey, Jun 23, 2006.

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    I like the prevention of side spill, but I also like the on/off switch of my Photon. Now I'm torn.
     
  3. peacefuljeffrey

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    Do you mean the clear thumbnail switch on the Photon II?

    I like that as well -- simplified electronics without circuitry and software and stuff -- but features on this thing, combined with proven reliability from my Photon IIIs, made me susceptible to this thing. Plus, it comes with the hat-visor clip, the quick-release keyring clip, and the lanyard clip! I was sold! I bought two at the full $19.95 price without even thinking about hunting for cheaper elsewhere! :gimme:

    -Jeffrey
     
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    I have one of these. It is a great light.
    I've been wanting to get a couple more, but just never did.
     
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    I'm a flashaholic as much as the next guy, but it's yellow with a plastic cap on the LED. SO!? :(

    I'm just not fan of Photon lights. Maybe I would be if Fenix made one. Using TWO of the largest button cells they can find. :D
     
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    Don't roll your eyes UNTIL you've read Doug's write-up and review of those lights.

    I know some don't like those kinds of lights, but they are basic survival gear. If the SAS uses them, they're GOOD.
     
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    I have one. It's as good as any other Freedom.

    todd
     
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    I have a Ritter Freedom. It's a good bit of kit.

    The only thing I hate is trying to remember how to get it in and out of signalling mode. :laugh:
     
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    Very cool! I will have to order one as I love the Photon's...

    GG
     
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    That is pretty cool!! Thanks for the link!
     
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    I'm with Tron on this one. The protective sleeve surrounding the LED is not an exclusive feature, and the only other difference is the yellow color. Yes, yes, I read the review, but how are these really any different from their "standard" Photon counterparts?

    From Doug Ritter's site:
     
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    Thanks for the quote GreenLED, but I was just goofing around. All you ever have to do is hold the button down, and it'll cycle through to the signal modes.
     
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    I would buy it. It appeals to me like any other Photon. The "improvements" are nominal.
     
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    Stoopid question , are the batts. replacable in Photons generally ? I was led to believe that they are disposables .

    Chris
     
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    The batteries ARE replaceable in all the Photon line.

    todd
     
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    Yeah, why buy the American one when you can wait for the Chinese to make a knockoff of it. :buck2:


    -Jeffrey
     
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    Well, given that it costs what most of the other "non-Ritter" ones cost from a lot of sources, what's the problem? This one comes with THREE different clip options, the high-vis yellow (I kinda like that), the sidespill eliminator... What's not to like?

    And did you miss the part where he mentioned the substrate that is far less opaque than the previous kind and achieves (allegedly) twice the brightness from the same Nichia 5mm LED?

    Both you and Tron made no mention of that.

    -Jeffrey
     
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    The Photon II claims to be twice as bright as the original. Does that mean that the Doug Ritter version is twice as bright as the Photon II or also twice as bright as the original?
     
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