ceagee wrote:Wondering how these models compare w/ the previously offered P7 & T7.
I got one of each and am very happy with them. I would be in for a few of these if I knew how they stacked up to the other models. Anybody ?
Hi @ceagee ! It's me @ceagee !
I never realized before that LED Lensor flashlights are made by the same folks that make leatherman tools. Well that explains a lot about the high quality right there.
At first glance it seems easy to discern between the 3 offerings here. The D14 is waterproof and made for diving. But that waterproof and corrosion resistant gears seem perfect for camping too. You can purchase it at the site for $70 or on other spots on the web for low 50's and on Amazon for $40. Woot's $21.99 , even w/ the 5spot for ship is actually a darned good deal. Especially when you buy more than one.
Next, The M5 sells for $60 at the website. It's currently $38.88 at 'zom and $40 at Staples (they will price match and ship is free w/ rewards). On sale here for $19.99 , Woot scores again !
This little light takes only 1 AA battery. At approx 4" long it's perfect to throw in your purse or briefcase or back pocket for that matter. However, it trades a bit of power for that convenient size. But 100 lumens in the right light is still mighty handy. I think I might like it for my purse. It also has it's own sheath.
The P14 NEW version is selling for $85 at it's home site.
The older versions are still being sold elsewhere :
$46.56 at Amazon, and $60 and up else where on the web. At $29.99, this 5 star light is another Woot deal!
We benefit by grabbing the older model.
The new version is a whopping 350 lumens max and so it is hard to compare to the older model here at 185 lumens. Would like to see that one here for this price ;-)
How does this stack up to the P7 & T7 ?
The P14 is a bit heavier and bulkier model, at 8' long compared to 5, and is twice as heavy. It only garners 10 more lumens max then the p7. The beam cast is at 300' compared to 280 of the others. So what's the difference : You use AA compared to AAAs and get a lot more running time before you drain out your power source. This lamp was meant for longer trips. When you're camping, you don't want to be lugging around extra batteries. Well not too many extra. You want some longevity in your flashlight.
I love my P7 and T7, but it looks like this is a great buy on a longer running lamp.
I don't dive, and if it's that rainy, I'm not camping. I think I'll grab a couple of the M5's for purse use and gifts and the P14 for a similar light to what I like w/ the P7, but w/ more longevity.
Thanks Woot. Best deals I've seen on here in awhile.
Now to decide how many of each......