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Link Posted: 2/2/2020 1:33:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/2/2020 1:36:25 PM EST by Bucky145]
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Ordered with "Nitemail" discount code. Hopefully my buddies will order something too.
Link Posted: 2/2/2020 4:49:56 PM EST
Was out hunting last night and grabbed y'all a quick video of the 4 settings on the NU05 MI.

Link Posted: 2/3/2020 2:24:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bucky145:

Ordered with "Nitemail" discount code. Hopefully my buddies will order something too.
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I should have done this, just got mine off Ebay
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 2:45:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bucky145:

Ordered with "Nitemail" discount code. Hopefully my buddies will order something too.
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@Bucky145
Thanks for that . I just used the code and ordered the red/white strobe to have another visible marker for my pooch. White is the brightest visible option at 35 lumens. Less than $18 bucks shipped is worth trying.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 3:09:33 PM EST
Dang for that price I'll give it a try. I wish they offered the Unity Spark in IR.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 3:20:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bucky145:
Ordered with "Nitemail" discount code. Hopefully my buddies will order something too.
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Originally Posted By Bucky145:
Ordered with "Nitemail" discount code. Hopefully my buddies will order something too.
Thanks for the code. Ordered one for grins.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 3:40:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By towerofpower94:

Thanks for the code. Ordered one for grins.
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Snagged 2 NiteCores. Figure for that price? Worth trying.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 5:48:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ARShooter91:
Dang for that price I'll give it a try. I wish they offered the Unity Spark in IR.
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They need to come out with one that can be recharged though
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 6:30:18 PM EST
I have several of the ms2000’s. I bought a bunch of them like new off of the EE several years ago for me and my friends.
Link Posted: 2/3/2020 8:31:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/3/2020 8:36:32 PM EST by dj1975232]
I have a 6 on one helmet and it is awesome but recently picked up a Helstar 4 and I'm pretty happy with it. It's not as fancy with it's functions but battery life is night and day different. Also have some Phoenix Jr's and a couple MS2000's as well.
Link Posted: 2/4/2020 2:27:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/4/2020 2:30:06 PM EST by lilMAC25]
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
I need to send them a message. My cap is broken and my helmet has never even been dropped.
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Originally Posted By sbye:
The Helstar 6 is awesome. I have one of those and a Manta. Both are good, but the Manta is a little brighter. I used to like the Helstar a lot better because the plastic cap on the Mantas sucked, but it looks like they are coming with metal caps now. I actually contacted S&S Precision about it and they sent me a metal cap for free.

TLDR: Helstar 6 and S&S Precision Manta are both great strobes.
I need to send them a message. My cap is broken and my helmet has never even been dropped.
Sent them a message and got a reply within 20 min!

They’re sending a replacement.
Link Posted: 2/4/2020 2:43:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:

Sent them a message and got a reply within 20 min!

They’re sending a replacement.
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Cool deal.

Mine's cracked like everyone else's but still works. I was going to email them but didn't want to seem like a freeloader. However, seeing how they're still replacing them, I just contacted them as well.
Link Posted: 2/4/2020 2:47:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bucky145:

Ordered with "Nitemail" discount code. Hopefully my buddies will order something too.
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I snagged one.
Link Posted: 2/4/2020 4:25:49 PM EST
i grabbed one of the nitecores as well. i also grabbed 3 of the CR123 batteries. so with the code and free shipping over $25, i paid $26.XX total. not bad.
Link Posted: 2/7/2020 4:20:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/7/2020 7:19:07 PM EST by lilMAC25]
Got them today. Very small. Charging now.

Very cool. Tempted to sell my “cool guy” strobes (1 Manta, one HelStar6) and just get a couple more of these.
Link Posted: 2/8/2020 11:12:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Got them today. Very small. Charging now.

Very cool. Tempted to sell my “cool guy” strobes (1 Manta, one HelStar6) and just get a couple more of these.
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The little things a pretty freaken nice, huh? I need to get a couple more.
Link Posted: 2/8/2020 11:30:28 AM EST
I have the VIP. Not the best looking thing out there but it’s indestructible and EASY. Four settings and all you do is rotate the top of it to turn it on and go through the different settings.
Link Posted: 2/9/2020 9:46:53 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mickdonaldson:

The little things a pretty freaken nice, huh? I need to get a couple more.
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We used them last night.

Green lights up the freaking world and is unusable worn on the back. Maybe on the head it would be better if pointed more vertical.
IR is perfect is the only way I can put it.
Link Posted: 2/9/2020 11:07:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By pumbaajk:

We used them last night.

Green lights up the freaking world and is unusable worn on the back. Maybe on the head it would be better if pointed more vertical.
IR is perfect is the only way I can put it.
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Last night match I was at I notice the guys running the NU05 were really bright(green)
Link Posted: 2/9/2020 1:13:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KPog:

Last night match I was at I notice the guys running the NU05 were really bright(green)
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We just used green Chem lights and they didn't bloom out the nods. The green on the strobe lit up trees 20yds away.
Link Posted: 2/9/2020 4:31:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Sogan:
Anybody have an opinion on the S&S V-lite? Looking at that and the Nitecore. Here’s what I can tell:

V-lite:
-appears to be more low profile
-120 hour battery life. Not rechargeable and no batteries. Throw away once it dies

Nitecore:
-bulky
-20 hour battery life but it is rechargeable
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I have a V-lite IR strobe-on-off that I keep on my helmet.

I don't use it unless the MS2000 on the front of my carrier dies. I also stick 2 IR chemsticks in the webbing on my back.

If someone is under nods, they could see from a 1/4 mile!!
Link Posted: 2/9/2020 6:00:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By KPog:

Last night match I was at I notice the guys running the NU05 were really bright(green)
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Are you guys saying the green was too bright for EYES, or too bright through the NVG?
I can see the value of bright IR and of bright green, but I'm not sure they would both need to run "bright" at the same time since green alone can be seen with or without NVG.
Link Posted: 2/9/2020 6:19:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Feeble-Prize:

Are you guys saying the green was too bright for EYES, or too bright through the NVG?
I can see the value of bright IR and of bright green, but I'm not sure they would both need to run "bright" at the same time since green alone can be seen with or without NVG.
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The green for nvgs.
Link Posted: 2/10/2020 12:54:06 AM EST
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Originally Posted By pumbaajk:
The green for nvgs.
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Originally Posted By pumbaajk:
Originally Posted By Feeble-Prize:

Are you guys saying the green was too bright for EYES, or too bright through the NVG?
I can see the value of bright IR and of bright green, but I'm not sure they would both need to run "bright" at the same time since green alone can be seen with or without NVG.
The green for nvgs.
Possibly stupid question, but if everyone is wearing NVGs, why would you be running visible green strobes?
Link Posted: 2/10/2020 5:00:25 AM EST
A layer or two of that brown packing tape will dim the Green. They also make "Light Dims" on Amazon that may work, but haven't tried those.
Link Posted: 2/10/2020 8:34:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By astro_wanabe:

Possibly stupid question, but if everyone is wearing NVGs, why would you be running visible green strobes?
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No one was using the green function while wearing night vision. We were just using the IR strobe function. The green mode is crazy bright. The nitecore strobes are great for the price and form factor. I think I will pick up a couple more.
Link Posted: 2/10/2020 11:01:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By mah827:

No one was using the green function while wearing night vision. We were just using the IR strobe function.
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I'm so confused. Unless you were at the same match as @pumbaajk, @astro_wanabe wasn't asking you. You guys are talking all over each other.
Link Posted: 2/10/2020 11:51:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ThisWildAdventure:



I'm so confused. Unless you were at the same match as @pumbaajk, @astro_wanabe wasn't asking you. You guys are talking all over each other.
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@ThisWildAdventure

He was. Cool your jets.
Link Posted: 2/10/2020 11:54:34 AM EST
So to clear this now cluster fucked thread up.....

The green on the nitecore is to bright. Legit 20-30yds of illumination and blooms nods.

We used the green chem sticks(or IR beacons for those who had them) and they were used for safety. Dudes walking around in the dark and safety was my number one concern.
Link Posted: 2/10/2020 12:05:48 PM EST
Anyone with an LIF probably wouldn't have an issue with the green led. I can barely see a super bright green laser with mine. I installed it after I lit up the green laser and the reflection made tracks on my tube (temporary, but I didn't want to risk longer term damage).
Link Posted: 2/10/2020 12:42:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Daggertt:
Anyone with an LIF probably wouldn't have an issue with the green led. I can barely see a super bright green laser with mine. I installed it after I lit up the green laser and the reflection made tracks on my tube (temporary, but I didn't want to risk longer term damage).
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Green also doesn’t affect Anvis objectives
Link Posted: 2/10/2020 2:00:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By will-1:

Green also doesn’t affect Anvis objectives
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Like we discussed prior, I love anvis stuff. Just wish it was hardened in some way.
Link Posted: 2/11/2020 11:12:53 AM EST
Crap! I missed the code!

I guess I'll have to order another one!
Link Posted: 2/11/2020 6:30:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By will-1:

I’ve been using the Guardians for a long time for dog collars. They’re the perfect size IMO for a standard type web collar and they clip on secure. I bought one IR and several vis ones (the vis are cheap on amazon) and switch the heads out.

I’ve been leaving the vis on the collar and mainly use a helmet strobe for IR on a Ray Allen harness. I find it works better on the dog’s back shining straight up.

I just picked up my NU05. @KPog the Nitecore is smaller and fits a webbed dog collar better than the Guardian. It is indeed tiny and it's a nice light.

After using it, I'd still choose the more expensive Hel-Star or Manta as a primary helmet mounted strobe/marking device due to the better one handed tactile switching/feedback.
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I just picked up my NU05. It is smaller and fits a webbed dog collar better than the Guardian. It is indeed tiny and it's a nice light.

After using it, I'd still choose the more expensive Hel-Star or Manta as a primary helmet mounted strobe/marking device due to the better one handed tactile switching/feedback. But this is awesome if all you need is a cheap marker.
Link Posted: 2/11/2020 7:08:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/11/2020 7:11:43 PM EST by KPog]
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Originally Posted By pumbaajk:

The green for nvgs.
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What he said

The green is really bright, I use chemlights too, but saw that glotoob and had to have one.

ETA: To the poster who asked what the green is for. Well in this case you need vis light for safety at dark ranges.
Link Posted: 2/11/2020 7:10:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By will-1:

@KPog
I just picked up my NU05. It is smaller and fits a webbed dog collar better than the Guardian. It is indeed tiny and it's a nice light.

After using it, I'd still choose the more expensive Hel-Star or Manta as a primary helmet mounted strobe/marking device due to the better one handed tactile switching/feedback. But this is awesome if all you need is a cheap marker.
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Yep, got a second one for the dog, it helps since pointers are fast.
Link Posted: 2/17/2020 9:21:28 AM EST
Mine has arrived.

Looks nice!

Thank for the info!
Link Posted: 2/18/2020 9:43:50 PM EST
That video was great. Thanks!
Link Posted: 2/18/2020 9:56:03 PM EST
Just Ordered the nitecore. Thanks for all the input
Link Posted: Yesterday 10:32:12 AM EST
I ordered a couple, too. Nightcore is probably wondering what's causing the sudden influx of orders. Lol
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