Selfbuilt's Flashlight Reviews
Extensive comparative analyses of modern LED flashlights
My goal is to provide objective testing results, in a readable form, to let you decide what flashlight best fits your needs. My reviews are posted on candlepowerforums, to facilitate ongoing discussions with the user community.
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Flashlight Resources See my Testing Methods for further resources
Video overviews of each of my flashlights, plus additional background primers.
Overview of the ANSI/NEMA standard for flashlight testing (FL-1).
My lightbox design, and how I have calibrated it for estimated lumens.
Overview of all my recent outdoor 100-yard beamshots.
Latest Review: Nitecore EA41
The EA41 is the latest 4xAA light from Nitecore, replacing the EA4 model that I reviewed last year. The EA41 has a revised 2-switch interface and other enhancements, but shares a similar external appearance to the EA4.
Note that Nitecore has recently announced a "2105 edition" of the EA41 using the U2-bin XM-L2 emitter, but the difference will be not significant compared to the T6-bin reviewed here. See the full review for details.
November 25, 2014
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