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Inova X1

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Overall 8

Inova X1

5 February 2013
  • Conclusion: A well engineered light with top quality components. I'd recommend looking for the new one if purchasing one around the time of this update (March 2006). The older ones will probably be phased out, so if you like the spotlight type of output, get them while you can. The new version was purchased from Target Department Stores. The review rating has been updated to reflect (pun intended) the improvements in the new version.
  • Pros: Well engineered, tough little light. Lots of extras like the stainless steel bezel, coated optics and regulation circuitry.
  • Cons: The one thing I really disliked about the older, optics-based version was the complete lack of sidespill. It was sort of like looking around a room through a hole in a sheet of paper held at arms length. You only get to see a small part of the picture at any moment in time which makes it very dangerous for navigation in the dark. Good for spotting, not so good for navigating. The new version with the reflector, which appears to be the now-current version as the older ...
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