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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Mr.sig239, Jun 15, 2019.
Another pair. The Mcgizmo is gone a long time ago
Definitely a favorite, this copper R50 has seen a lot of use. I like the weight...but usually only "carry" it during the winter (coat pocket).
Looks like a Vinh modified R50, nice!!
Went down to a C-130 at 35 feet yesterday. Visibility was trash, no more than 4 feet! The Alpha went down with me, Jason tested these to 300 feet. Absolutely no water ingress The switch did depress at 15ft though and was stuck on for the duration of the dive. It did make the actual dive light's CRI look like trash though
Love my Tain Azco Ti...everyday
I decided to post both of these at the same time, since they're basically the same light with different branding. I had been avoiding new lights for a bit; so I found out about the Mateminco after Vinh stopped doing the copper builds. I ordered a green one (said I'd take grey, if he didn't have green on hand)...a few months later, I came across the copper Astrolux; and, well, I like copper lights. I've done indoor comparisons, and outdoors at dusk - the difference in performance wasn't distinct...now that I've reminded myself of that; I'll take them both out on a late night walk. (haven't done it because usually when go wandering in the middle of the night, I bring my pup; and I don't have enough hands for two flashlights and a leashed dog)
*edited to add - They had different batteries... not the best way to start a comparison; so I've got two VAPCELLs in the charger.
Soooo....the astrolux had a lower low (moonlight) than the mateminco(vn). It also got hotter faster, and cut power sooner. The Astrolux did look just a little brighter on turbo; but that's as likely due to the cooler white. If I remember correctly, the mateminco(vn) had a somewhat more focused beam... or, at least, it was a bit less floody. The astrolux "glows" brighter - both at the power button and emitters (I don't think it's actually the emitters glowing; because the LEDs themselves are dark...I just didn't know what else to call it). It looks cool; but I find it annoying if it's nearby when I'm trying to sleep. (I'm sort of glad Vinh toned it down, on the mateminco)
Walking the dog in the early hours here in Western Canada, requires a solid flashlight for critter detection (coyote, bear, deer, etc), as my Akita will quite happily chase them, as she has a pretty big prey drive.....
10,000 lumens Fenix LR35R does a darn good job of turning night into day!
Picture of my lady ‘kita looking for coyotes!
If you are not carrying a firearm, the light and knife are worth diddly-poo.
It's amazing how much power they can put into small packages these days.
You might be surprised at the impact a good light can make. If you doubt that, let me blast you with the one in my last pic, lol.