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    Dinotte AA or LiON

    So I am about to buy another light, I already have a Dinotte that I want to get upgraded. I was just going to get another AA light, but am torn since I can get a lion version and upgrade mine to lion for free.

    The obvious advantage of the lithium version is the 6-12 burn times versus the 1.5-3 for the AA.

    But I have grown to like the AA since I already have extra AA rechargables, so I can replace the batteries on longer rides as needed. It certainly isn't as convenient as one longer running battery. But in a pinch even a stop at a store for some off the shelf AA's and I can always have light.

    Plus I do save $100 with the AA version.



    Thoughts?

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    I have two of the AA versions. They will probably last for my lifetime.

    I based my choice on the idea that 10+ years down the road I would still be able to get AA batteries.

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    The Li-ion is attractive... but so is using a pile of cheap rechargeable AAs that you already own. I'm probably going to get another AA powered 200L to go with my AA powered Ultra 5. I use mine for street riding and I'm never out long enough to use up a set of AAs.

    I'd say stick with AAs unless you know you're going for rides long enough to require the Li-ion's burn time.

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    It really depends on your needs. They call the Li-Ion the Endurance series. If you need the longer burn times without the hassles of changing out AAs (solo endurance events, brevets, etc), get the Li-Ion. If you don't need the longer burn times, just get the less expensive AA option.
    Long Live Long Rides

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    Yea I went ahead and ordered the AA version. While I would like to think I will get into some endurance riding, that part of my life is still a few years away. For now the AA burn times usually are enough and I can easily carry one extra set.

    -D

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    FYI, we sell probably 50:1 AA Dinottes to their Li-Ion versions.
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    If it's your first light it's probably better to go AA for the versatility issue if you're outof power you can get power anywhere or barter for AA's off someone with headphones.

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    AAs are cheap and so are the nimh rechargeables. As rechargeable technology improves, I believe we'll see AAs in 3000maH++ range, which can match current Li-ion technology (of course, Li-ion technology would have moved on too.. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero_Enigma
    If it's your first light it's probably better to go AA for the versatility issue if you're outof power you can get power anywhere or barter for AA's off someone with headphones.
    Good point!
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