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Posted: 1/31/2006 8:08:41 AM EDT
Ok well I have actually gotten information overload after reading through all the info in the brightflashlights industry forum.

I want an economical light to install on my AR but can't decide which one to go with. I cant decide which of the following I should go with. I really want a high lumen output of atleast 100 lumens. But the pentagon L2 has benefits with the LED that may make it worth only having 65 lumens.

so here is what I am tring to decide between

G2 with Z32 s.i. bezel and p61 lamp for 120 lumens

Pentagon Lights

X3
or L2

I also don't really like forward vertical grips so recomendations on mounting with a clicky cap is appricated also.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:35:57 AM EDT
Your best bet would be the pentagon X3; it is brighter, has better throw and better runtime than the P61.

The pentagon L2 has been independently tested in an integrating sphere to put out "only" 51 lumens. I would not recommend it as an outdoor rifle light since it just does not have the throw or output to compete with incandescents.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 12:46:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 1:02:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 1:34:39 PM EDT by BrightFlashlights]
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 1:31:38 PM EDT
Why do you focus on lumens so much? Are you looking for a large spot or more throw? A P61 does not have more throw than a P60 lamp just a larger spot. It will in no way give you the throw of a 125 lumen Surefire 9V light or Pentagon X3. Not even close.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 1:45:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 1:59:19 PM EDT
Thanks for replies everyone and the info on lumens. I was thinking bigger = better as it apears its not that simple.

As for my setup I have a LaRue 9.0 that I will be mounting it on with no vertical grip at this time. If there is a way to use it without a vertical grip and with a clicky end cap instead of pressure switch thats my prefered idea but I haven't figured that out yet. So I may have to go with a Tango Down Vert grip unless you have suggestions. Thanks again for the help BrightFlashlights .
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 2:30:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 2:31:43 PM EDT by BrightFlashlights]
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