제품 명 : X-light Micro 2019
크기 : 3.5cm (세로, 열쇠고리 제외) x 2.6cm (가로)
무게 : 9g (열쇠고리 제외)
재질 : 폴리우레탄
포톤 은 X-Light Micro포톤사에서 생산된 제품중 최신형으로 이전 제품보다 최고 2배가 밝아졌습니다. 작은 사이즈에도 불구하고 마이크로프로세서와 원버튼을 채용하여 버튼 하나로 여러가지 모드를 자유롭게 설정하여 사용이 가능합니다.
몸체는 유리섬유를 포함시킨 폴리우레탄으로 충격에 깨지거나하는 일을 방지하였으며 안쪽 스위치와 전지의 접점은 금으로 도금하여 접촉불량의 가능성을 최소화하였습니다.
무게가 겨우 9g(열쇠고리 제외)밖에 나가지 않아 어느곳에건 휴대가 가능하며 무게감이 거의 느껴지지 않습니다.
전지커버는 별도의 도구없이도 쉽게 열어 전지교환이 가능하며 고무링으로 마감이 되어있어 생활방수가 가능합니다. 사용되는 전지는 동전형 전지 CR-2016 두개입니다. 한번의 전지교환으로 최대 12시간 사용이 가능합니다.
처음제품을 받아보시면 ‘진열모드(Demonstration mode)'로 되어 있어 스위치를 누르셔도 수초후에 그냥 꺼지게 되어있습니다. 유통과정에서 배터리가 소진되는 것을 방지하기위한 조치이며 이것을 해제하시려면 스위치를 20초동안 누르고 계시면 라이트가 꺼지면서 ’진열모드‘에서 벗어나게 됩니다.
일단 진열모드에서 벗어나면 한번만 스위치를 눌러도 지속적으로 라이트를 켜놓을수 있습니다.
-꺼진상태에서 한번 누르면 최대밝기로 유지.
-켜진상태에서 한번 누르면 꺼집니다.
-꺼진상태에서 누른채로 있으면 최소밝기에서 최대밝기로 조금씩 밝아집니다.(원하는 밝기가 되었을 때 손을 떼면 그대로 유지.
-켜진상태에서 누른채로 있으면 최대밝기에서 최소밝기로 조금씩 어두워집니다.(원하는 밝기가 되었을 때 손을 떼면 그대로 유지.
스트로보 기능(깜빡이) 사용하기
-꺼진상태에서 스위치를 누르고 있으면 불빛이 밝아지다가 최대밝기에 도달하고 나서도 계속 누르면 불빛이 깜빡이기 시작합니다. 이때 스위치를 놓았다가 빠른속도로 다시 눌러주시면 깜빡이는 속도를 세단계로 조절하실수 있으며 SOS모드(모르스부호중 구조신호를 깜빡임)를 선택하실수도 있습니다.
일시점등 기능 사용하기
-스위치를 여러차례 빠르게 누르시면 일시점등 기능으로 변경됩니다. 이렇게 설정해놓으시면 스위치를 누르고 있는 동안에만 라이트가 켜지기 때문에 주머니 안에서 스위치가 눌려 모르는 사이에 전원이 소모되거나 하는 것을 방지할 수 있습니다.
-일시점등 모드를 해제하시려면 스위치를 지속적으로 누르고 계십시요. 불빛이 최대밝기에 도달했다가 갑자기 꺼질 것입니다. 그러면 설정이 완료된 것입니다.
The Photon Freedom is the latest innovation from LRI, who makes the Photon series of lights. This new version includes a microprocessor and single operating switch that allows you to select from a variety of operational modes. The white LED model was reviewed, but it comes in a variety of LED colors.
The Photon Freedom, like most of the rest of the Photon lights, is made of glass filled Polyurethane. The battery cover is on the back and is easily removed for battery changes without tools. It is also sealed with an o-ring for water resistance. It is powered by 2 x 2016 lithium coin cells which will run the single 5mm LED for an advertised 12 hours on maximum brightness (I would recommend a battery change after 3-4 hours of constant use at maximum brightness.) The switch is just a single click switch behind the textured front of the case. Pressing the switch using various methods allows you to access the different modes. The settings are: High, Variable brightness selection, Fast blink, Medium blink, Slow blink, SOS, and Momentary use. A lobster-claw clip is included for attaching the unit to your keychain and a hat clip/mount is included as well. Batteries are also included.
Body: The body of the Photon Freedom is made of black opaque glass filled polyurethane making it darn near impervious to just about everything except a steam roller. The top of the body, where the on-off button is, is textured for grip. The entire body also has a slight texture. On the side opposite the switch you will find the battery compartment door. On one end is the lanyard attachment hole, and on the other is the single 5mm LED used for light.
Bezel/Head: Since the LED is exposed through the front of the case, there is the potential that it could be damaged by impact. The material that LEDs are made of is pretty tough so it probably won't suffer much more than some scratches over the years.
Shown inserted into clip adapter.
Output: Although it's hard to see in the picture, the LED surprisingly puts out much less of the typical "blue tint" that you normally see in a 5mm LED. Photon has recently have upgraded their LEDs to the latest high output 5mm LEDs from Nichia which produce about twice as much light as the previous models.
Beam at one meter at target center and at target edge to show spillbeam.
Runtime Plot: A runtime plot will not be completed unless there is a compelling reason to do so. Expect that you will get a great deal of use out of the light before you need to replace the batteries.
Switch: The switch is one button on the top that you press in various ways to get to the different modes. When you first get the light it will be in "demonstration" mode. Press and hold the switch until the light turns off (about 20 seconds). After that you can access all of the modes. Here's how they work:
Off -> Press and release: on high -> Press and hold: variable dimming starting high, release when it gets to the level you want -> Press and release: Off
Off -> Press and hold: variable dimming starting low, release when it gets to the level you want -> Press and release: Off
Either of the above: Press and hold until the light starts blinking for Low, Medium, High strobes and SOS in that order, repeating. Release when it gets to the mode you want. Press and release to turn off.
Off -> Press and release rapidly several times -> Momentary only mode, only works when pressing the switch - for 3 sec. use or less at a time. Press and hold until light turns off to take it out of this mode.
Seals / Water Resistance: Water resistance is good due to the tight fit of all of the parts and the lack of any obvious openings. Shake it off if you drop it in a puddle. Not intended for diving or intentional submersion.
If it gets wet inside, just disassemble as much a possible without tools and let it dry before using again.
Ergonomics: Small but easy to use. Nothing special to mention.
Size compared to a common 2AA aluminum light
Batteries: On the back is the battery cover. Just pop it off to change out the two 2016 lithium coin cell batteries.
Accessories: Included is a lobster claw clip for attaching the Photon Freedom to your gear and a mounting clip for turning the Photon Freedom, Photon III or Photon II into a clipable light for your hat, clothes, clipboard, etc. On the back of the clip jaws are three little magnets which allow you to stick the clip to any metal surface. Also included in a neck lanyard. Placing the Photon with the switch out allows for easy operation, placing it with the switch inward allows the lanyard holder to protect the switch and prevent accidental activation.
What I Liked: Water resistant, Tough, Good battery life, Bright, Easy battery change, Lightweight, Nice new keyring clip, hat clip, and neck lanyard assembly.
What I Didn't Like: Nothing
Picky Little Things: Could turn on accidentally in pocket if not forced into momentary-only mode after each use.
Conclusions: A great little pocket light - put it on your keychain and you'll always have a light with you when you need it. The infinitely variable output lets you select the brightness level you need and being able to start at the dimmest level is perfect for covert use or use in conditions where night vision preservation is important.
Quick Facts Table:
Item Reviewed.......................... Photon Freedom "To The Max"
Review Date ............................. December 2005
Case Material ........................... Polyurethane
Case Features .......................... Key ring attached
Case Access Type .................... Pop off battery compartment lid
Switch Type ............................. Press to access various modes
Reflector Type ......................... n/a
Lens Type ................................ n/a
Bulb Type ................................. 1 x 5mm LED
Beam Type ............................... Directional Flood
Beam Characteristics ............... Smooth
Throw (Lux) (click for description) ~ 51 at beam center. (7.14 Comparison Chart equivalent)
Overall Output (click for description) ~ 600 (6.00 Comparison Chart equivalent)
Battery / Power Type................ 2 x 2016 lithium coin cell batteries
Battery Life (advertised) ........... Not Given
Battery Life (test results) ........... n/a (Expect 3-4 hours, realistically)
Environmental Protection ......... Tight fit of case components
Weight (oz.) with batteries ....... 0.4
Special Items of Note ............... Includes hat clip and neck lanyard
Warranty .................................. Limited Lifetime
Retail Cost ................................ 11.50 US$ at time of review at BrightGuy.com
The Photon Freedom Max is 2X as bright as the original Freedom.
The new Covert Photon includes all the features of the Freedom, with the addition of a housing that extends to shield and protect the bulb. This reduces glare and effectively eliminates all peripheral light.
All it takes is a simple squeeze of the button to give you instant full power illumination at any time. To dim the light once it is turned on, simply press and hold the button to dim the light to the desired level.
Pressing and holding the button when the light is already off will turn it on at the lowest level and allow you to gradually increase the brightness to give you just the amount of light you need to accomplish your task without disturbing your night vision or disrupting those around you.
When needed, the four safety strobe functions (fast, medium, slow, & SOS) can be accessed by continuing to hold the button down. Once the light has dimmed or brightened fully, it will proceed to cycle through the various strobe functions. Simply release the button when you reach the desired beacon mode.
An additional "signaling" mode can be accessed by tapping the button several times in rapid succession. When in the signaling mode, the Freedom Micro will behave like the squeeze-only Photon I, with the light turning on only while the button is pressed and off when it is released. To exit the signaling mode and return the light to normal operation, simply press and hold the button for several seconds until the light turns off.
Includes hat clip and batteries.
NOTE: The Photon Freedom Micro is shipped in a "point-of-purchase battery protection" mode. To take it out of this point-of-purchase mode, simply press and hold the button until the light turns off (approx. 15-20 seconds).
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