The Rogue series of lights is the first foray into the illumination market by relative newcomer Icon. Late addition to the game however, Icon is no stranger to flashlights. Their design originates with Surefire VP Paul Kim, himself an icon to many flashlight connoisseurs.
The Legion II by semi-custom manufacturer Neofab, has truly stepped up the output race to the next level. No longer can incandescent lamps claim absolute superiority. If this monster doesn’t best them, it does at least give them a run for their money.
EDIT 3/30/2010: EagleTac has released a slightly revised version of this excellent light. For impressions of those revisions, please click HERE.
The new P100 series were designed to be highly durable, efficient and reasonably priced flashlights. Their origin claims they are for Law enforcement and Military usage, but they function very well for the average consumer also providing a reliable tool that does what it is supposed to.
When I first heard of the Spartanian II (S2) project, I was immediately intrigued. It is not often that I see such a radical departure from the status quo into untested territory. I was interested to see if such a change could produce any results that were as useful as what the market has already accepted as norm.
EagleTac is kind of the New Kid on the Block flashlight manufacturer that is somewhat taking the flashlight community by surprise. They currently offer a lineup of lights utilizing your choice of 1 or 2 cells in either AA or CR123A format. The P10A2 is their 2xAA light sporting a narrower, presumably more general use head.
Approximately a year after the initial release of the Cree LED emitter for the Pila GL2/3 models, they followed it up with updated versions. The P4 edition has upped the ante to 180 lumens and is the direct replacement for the original 120 lumen one. This optional Q5 emitter however is rocking a whopping 250 lumens and takes top billing in Pila’s line as far as LED modules go.
The Fenix L2D is the 2xAA version of the P2D. Electronically speaking the two lights are identical, just using the two 1.5v batteries to make up the correct voltage. This allows for use of a more common cell with much simpler manufacturing costs. In all, a very prudent use of resources making use of the available power supplies and creating 2 lights for little more than the price of one.
I recently was afforded the opportunity to test and review the Nitecore EX10. I know this comes a little late in the game since it appears almost 80% of the active posters on Candlepower forums already own either an EX10 or a D10, but for what it’s worth, here are my observations.
I have liked flashlights all my life. I love reading the detailed specs driven reviews that many people post. This is not one of them. I work in a factory. I use my light every day and this review is based more on real life usage scenarios than white wall hunting. I don’t have the equipment to test output directly but I do have impressions based on comparisons.