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SlimAgainSoon 03-11-09 10:13 AM

Fenix lights -- which blink?
 
I have two Fenix L2D lights, which had been my main illumination but are now used in blink attention-getting mode, now that I have a P-7 to light the way.

But which blinky lasts the longest?

Will I get more battery life out of the SOS or out of the hyper-blink?

Unknown Cyclist 03-11-09 10:22 AM

Put some fresh batteries in.

Use a stopwatch or timer.

Measure one mode, then repeat.

Or run both torches back to back.

Most modern digital watches have timers built in them.

Or you could look at a clock.

:)

Editz 03-11-09 10:49 AM

The internet is your friend:

https://www.4sevens.com/product_info...roducts_id=362

Unknown Cyclist 03-11-09 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Editz (Post 8510267)

No, it isn't....

General Mode: 9 lumens (71hrs)
47 lumens (13hrs)
94 lumens (5hrs)
SOS Turbo Mode: 180 lumens (2hrs)
Strobe - DURATION NOT STATED

:roflmao2:

Editz 03-11-09 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist (Post 8511323)
No, it isn't....

General Mode: 9 lumens (71hrs)
47 lumens (13hrs)
94 lumens (5hrs)
SOS Turbo Mode: 180 lumens (2hrs)
Strobe - DURATION NOT STATED

:roflmao2:

I'd assume the SOS mode doesn't last much longer than 5 hours since it does run at 94 lumens. Same for the stobe in Turbo mode which runs at 180 lumens.

Unknown Cyclist 03-11-09 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Editz (Post 8511519)
I'd assume the SOS mode doesn't last much longer than 5 hours since it does run at 94 lumens. Same for the stobe in Turbo mode which runs at 180 lumens.

Never assume, it makes an ASS out of U & ME.

Editz 03-11-09 02:04 PM

You can back off there Dr. Who. Thanks.

socalrider 03-11-09 02:05 PM

I would recommend just using sos mode, the strobe is a little intense for using on the road..

daven1986 03-11-09 02:22 PM

ye I find the strobe is too fast and would actually cause more problems than just using it on steady.

brokenknee 03-11-09 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist (Post 8511534)
Never assume, it makes an ASS out of U & ME.


Assumptions are made every day in life. Looking at the web site I would also hypothesize "assume" the same as Editz did. Having a Fenix L2dQ5 light and doing a visual comparison of the light output on strobe and SOS I do believe those values are correct.

As far as the runtime, I do not believe the SOS or strobe modes are stated. If you look at the way they have it listed it appears they use the -> for a separator between values. So I do not believe the strobe is listed as having a 2 hour runtime. :)

brokenknee 03-11-09 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by socalrider (Post 8511571)
I would recommend just using sos mode, the strobe is a little intense for using on the road..


I would agree with you on this. I no longer use my strobe when riding at night, I had to many negative comments shouted at me while riding.

But then again I do not use my sos mode either. I just use the L2D on turbo and a P7 single mode. I am not concerned about run-time as I do not ride long enough for either light to go dim before I get back home.

calina 03-11-09 03:52 PM

If your ambition is to get chased by first responder vehicules, use the SOS :D.

SlimAgainSoon 03-12-09 08:01 AM

The problem with the SOS mode is long pauses of darkness. But it might be better than the hyber-blink. I've used that for a few days, and I'm growing concerned about what it is like on the receiving end.

I wouldn't want a driver to go into a brain seizure and take out a mailbox ... or me.


Or you could look at a clock... :50: ... and all you kids, offa the lawn!

zoste 03-12-09 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlimAgainSoon (Post 8510014)
I have two Fenix L2D lights, which had been my main illumination but are now used in blink attention-getting mode, now that I have a P-7 to light the way.

But which blinky lasts the longest?

Will I get more battery life out of the SOS or out of the hyper-blink?

Since you have two, why not turn one on to SOS and the other to strobe and see which lasts longer?

Nachoman 03-14-09 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by socalrider (Post 8511571)
I would recommend just using sos mode, the strobe is a little intense for using on the road..

I use the Fenix P3 and find the SOS mode is too slow between flashes. I don't know if it's a universal SOS flash, or just uniquely slow to Fenix, but I prefer strobe mode.

Unknown Cyclist 03-14-09 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zoste (Post 8517499)
Since you have two, why not turn one on to SOS and the other to strobe and see which lasts longer?

I suggested that 12 posts earlier.

:)


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