Well I got my new JetBeam III today but not the DX order with all the batteries so I had to swap bats for my beamshots.
Lil run down, I've owned the MTE P7 since June and loved it but lack the throw for a helmet use on the trails. So I had to toss up to get a cheap Q5 light from DX, under further HW, I found the Jet III to be one of few that have a regulated driver, meaning it stays at the same brightness for the entire run time rather then trickle down as the battery dies. The Jet III sold me with the IBS (Infinite Brightness Setting) allows for 3 customized modes of my choice from 2- 225lumens. Default seting are 180, 60, warning signal.
I have my JetIII set for about 60-70% so about 135-140lumen, then full 225 max setting, then a max brightness strobe speed that is good for my eyes without going into a trance. In the strobe setting you can set both brightness and speed of the pulse.
[SIZE="1"]Output & Runtime:
18650 Rechargeable Lithium Battery:
Max Output: 225 Lumen, for 1.5 Hours
Default Mode A Output: 180 Lumen, for 135min
Default Mode B Output: 20 Lumen, for 24 hours
Min Output: 2 Lumen, for 150 hours [/SIZE]
When I opened the box, the light was smaller then I expected, good thing
No twin beamshots yet, but you can see where the Jet III shines over the P7 in throw with enough spill for close distance objects. I also noticed under the street lights, it washes out almost all of the P7's beam but the Jet II hot spot is still good to shot details of the road. So P7 good for almost pitch black riding and JB is good for both urban and rural riding
My medium mode, around 60% so around 135-140lumens
Max 225 lumens, I set my strobe at the same brightness and a speed good for my eyes without going into a trance.
The P7 on high on the same mounting angle.
Image taken from CPF, the Jet II runs off a single RCR123 bat, the Jet III runs off a single 18650 bat.
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