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Need assistance from Lighting Wizards to advise on a Dinotte purchase

Old 04-05-16, 10:12 PM
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Need assistance from Lighting Wizards to advise on a Dinotte purchase

Hello everyone.

I've decided to bite the bullet and splurge on some Dinotte lights, but wanted to double check that I have understood everything about two particular lights on offer.

The first light I was set to buy was this little Amber beast that is supposed to be very effective in having you seen in daylight hours.



It is the Quad Amber Headlight with built in battery.

From Dinotte website it says the following about the Quad Amber Headlight :

The NEW Quad Amber Headlight is the first amber headlight we have made with a built in battery commercially available on our website It is the ONLY one piece amber headlight (no external battery) bright enough for traffic use day.

The Quad Amber is about 1/2 of the brightness of the DAYTIME amber, but the DAYTIME amber requires an external battery. The Quad amber is similar to the brightness of our original 400A Amber headlight (also with an external battery) The Quad AMBER DAYTIME light is going to be extremely visible during the daytime assuring you can be seen straight on or off axis.


The Quad Amber puts out 150 Lumens according to Dinotte's website.

But also on Dinotte's website is what appears to be a much more impressive Amber light called the XPL-3 AMBER Headlight with Built-In Battery(See the pic below.)



Now this beast according to Dinotte's website puts out 800 Lumens of Amber light, and is only a little bit more expensive than the Quad Amber.


So other than the smaller size of the Quad Amber(which I don't think is particularly significant considering how it is likely to be used), is there any reason one would choose the Quad Amber over the XPL-3 Amber(which also doesn't need an external battery)?

As I can't see any obvious reason, I plan to buy the XPL-3 Amber, but wanted to see if there was something I was failing to appreciate.
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I use a Fenix BT-20 for a daylight running light. It uses replaceable 18650 batteries. With the two batteries you should get 17 hours of flashing run-time.
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Go for The XPL-3 Amber.

I have Six Dinotte Lights

I have seen their Original Amber 3 Led. It is Super Bright and can be Seen form a Great Distance.



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Originally Posted by davidad View Post
I use a Fenix BT-20 for a daylight running light. It uses replaceable 18650 batteries. With the two batteries you should get 17 hours of flashing run-time.
Where I can, I try to avoid getting lights with a separate battery pack.

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Go for The XPL-3 Amber.

I have Six Dinotte Lights

I have seen their Original Amber 3 Led. It is Super Bright and can be Seen form a Great Distance.



Yeah I will go with the XPL-3 Amber, just don't really understand why the Amber Quad which doesn't really compare in my view, is priced so close to the XPL-3.
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