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#141793 - 07/28/08 02:17 PM Fenix L0D Q4 and new Streamlight Twin-Task 3AAA LA
falcon5000 Offline
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I wanted to thank those who gave good recommendations to the Fenix lights, I just picked up a Fenix L0D Q4 at 75 lumens and 1 AAA battery and man I was impressed with the capability this has. This is a very impressive light for the size and I will probably replace my Photon light with it. I like the SOS mode as well as the different light modes. I am getting tired of watch battery lights, especially when traveling.

http://www.brightguy.com/products/Fenix_L0D_Q4.php




Battery 1 AAA, alkaline, Ni-MH or lithium; NOT included
Dimensions 2.9" L x .5" W
Lamp Type Q4 Cree 7090 CR-E with 50,000 hr life
Light Output 9 - 75 lumens depending on mode
Weight w/ Batteries .7 oz
Run Time 1 hr - 8.5 hrs depending on mode
Focus Type Fixed
On/Off Twist Head
Material Aluminum
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#141800 - 07/28/08 02:27 PM Re: Fenix L0D Q4 and new Streamlight Twin-Task 3AAA LA [Re: falcon5000]
falcon5000 Offline
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Next light I snagged was a Streamlight Twin-Task 3AAA LASER that I want to put in my BOB to replace my coast light. This light is a cut down version of the 3C cell light I use at work. It has a laser and led lights as well as a Xenon bulb. The one I use at work has been dropped from 3 stories many times on to concrete and has fell on I beams and all sorts of stuff and is one tough light. I had been getting about 3 to 4 days of battery time at work for the big one.

So when I saw they came out with the mini, (same design, just cut down and aaa batteries) I was all over that. These lights are great for close up stuff but they don't have the range as a stinger, but the laser is a great add on for pointing at stuff and running the ducks,fish and birds around the place.

http://www.brightguy.com/products/Streamlight_Twin-Task_3AAA_LASER.php



3 Position Lighting
- laser only
- laser/xenon with adjustable focus
- 5 LEDs

Features of Streamlight Twin-Task 3AAA Laser:
- 3.6 Volt high pressure Xenon bulb, 57 lumens
- five 100,000 hour life Nichia white LED bulbs, up to 21 lumens
- prefocused visible red laser cartridge, 650 nM wavelength, Class IIIa (3r)
- powered by 3 AAA alkalline batteries, included
- push button switch
- glass lens
- aircraft grade machined aluminum body, matte black anodized finish
- micro faceted reflector for smooth focus
- O-ring sealed for water resistance
- heavy duty drop-tested construction
- useable range of 100 ft when in laser/xenon mode
- useable range of 100 yards when using laser pointer only
- includes open top nylon belt holster and wrist lanyard
- No Excuses limited lifetime warranty from Streamlight
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#141805 - 07/28/08 02:36 PM Re: Fenix L0D Q4 and new Streamlight Twin-Task 3AAA LA [Re: falcon5000]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3077
Hi Falcon,

Why not get hold of some Ultrafire TR10440 AAA Rechargable Lithium cells and the charger and get tactical performance at over 120 Lumen (with about 20 minutes use) from your Fenix LOD Q4.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.974

http://www.batteryjunction.com/10440.html

http://www.batteryjunction.com/wf-138.html





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#141807 - 07/28/08 02:41 PM Re: Fenix L0D Q4 and new Streamlight Twin-Task 3AAA LA [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
falcon5000 Offline
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Great idea Am_Fear_Liath_Mor, I'll look into that. It's a very impressive light and thanks for pointing me in that direction. Will the higher voltages damage the light?
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#141814 - 07/28/08 02:57 PM Re: Fenix L0D Q4 and new Streamlight Twin-Task 3AAA LA [Re: ]
falcon5000 Offline
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That's cool Izzy, battery life is always the killer.
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#141819 - 07/28/08 03:05 PM Re: Fenix L0D Q4 and new Streamlight Twin-Task 3AA [Re: ]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
So, has anyone put together one of the small form factor, bright lights with a crank-type or solar charger?


Edited by dweste (07/28/08 03:05 PM)

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#141820 - 07/28/08 03:09 PM Re: Fenix L0D Q4 and new Streamlight Twin-Task 3AAA LA [Re: falcon5000]
SwampDonkey Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1268
Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Thanks for the review Falcon5000, I have been looking at the Fenix LOD Q4 to replace my Inova as EDC. Now I just have to convince the DW that I need another flashlight.

Mike

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#141821 - 07/28/08 03:12 PM Re: Fenix L0D Q4 and new Streamlight Twin-Task 3AAA LA [Re: SwampDonkey]
falcon5000 Offline
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Good luck Mike on convincing the war department (wife) on that one, it took awhile for me as well but it seems to be a great light so far.
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#141823 - 07/28/08 03:18 PM Re: Fenix L0D Q4 and new Streamlight Twin-Task 3AAA LA [Re: falcon5000]
SwampDonkey Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
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Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Fenix Lights and Maxpedition Bags now have a retailer in Ontario and I would like to purchase the Fenix LOD Q4 and a Versapack S-Jumbo, but that would be crowding $200 for both and the DW would notice that on the VISA bill for sure. I need to sell-off some other gear to justify the purchase.

Mike

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#141824 - 07/28/08 03:22 PM Re: Fenix L0D Q4 and new Streamlight Twin-Task 3AAA LA [Re: SwampDonkey]
falcon5000 Offline
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I hear that, mine cringes every time there is a box on the door step (from UPS) and most of the time I catch hell for it.
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