Thursday, January 15, 2009

It Lives!

Yes, dear readers, the Fourth Annual GearReview LED light review is up and running.

Jon did a marathon session posting session last night to get it all formated and up and onto So go check it out. Then come back and post your thoughts here.


Sindri said...

Great review!

The only thing I miss are the Matlab graphics. They gave the review a more scientific (nerdy) feeling.

Again great work.

James said...


I liked the MatLab stuff too, but I just didn't have the time to get it all together. Besides, if I was to that again there are a number of improvements that I'd make in order to make the charts easier to use. As is, I was 4 weeks behind my original post date.

Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for reading.

Anonymous said...

Great work James, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Great work. This is the 3rd season I've read your review (I got the Din 200 AA after your review)

One interesting light not tested is the new BR light that's advertised as 1000 lumens and has a $399 price point (it's just $100upgrade if you already own a BR light)

Anonymous said...


Well-done review. My question: are any of these lights customer upgradable? Seems like with the way things are going, as soon as I purchase one, it will be outdated.

James said...

Anon @ 4:45pm

We still like the 200L, also.

The BR Lights new light didn't come to our attention in time to be included. It does look interesting.

Anon @ 9:55am

That is a very good topic. Most companies don't allow user upgrades, but do have upgrade programs. I'm going to look at them in an upcoming blog post so stay tuned.

Anonymous said...


Nice review. One thing I noticed from the run-time charts: it looks like ay-up and the joystick are either un- or very poorly regulated. Some of the low-end flashlight manufacturers claim regulation, when that "regulation" just consists of a resistor.

Do either of these companies claim regulation? Any other comments on this topic?