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    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?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Editz View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    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

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Editz View Post
    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.
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    You can back off there Dr. Who. Thanks.

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalrider View Post
    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.
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    If your ambition is to get chased by first responder vehicules, use the SOS .

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    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... ... and all you kids, offa the lawn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimAgainSoon View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalrider View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoste View Post
    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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