Beta QRv2 Chroma (Color LEDs)

$65.00
Beta Chroma with color matching LEDs
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    Beta QRv2 Chroma (Color LEDs)
    Beta QRv2 Chroma (Color LEDs) Beta QRv2 Chroma (Color LEDs) Beta QRv2 Chroma (Color LEDs) Beta QRv2 Chroma (Color LEDs) Beta QRv2 Chroma (Color LEDs) Beta QRv2 Chroma (Color LEDs)
    Product Overview


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    Cree XPE

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    Beta Chroma: all lights in this series come with color matching LEDs and Type II color anodized bodies. Specific colors can have specific uses, but they can also just be fun. Get all three RGB betas and make your own white light :) Photographers can also use these for pops of color in your shots.
    Product Details

    All lights are 3 mode with L/M/H levels.

    Beta 635nm RED: favored color of the Sith

    This light is perfect for people who venture into the dark and need to preserve their night vision: pilots, astronomers, photographers, videographers, etc. The low mode is designed for reading up close in the dark. The two higher modes will give you more range. The highest mode is enough to light up an entire room.

    WHY RED FOR NIGHT VISION?

    The "true red" 635nm wavelength reduces rhodopsin bleaching in your eyes, the effect that helps you adjust from night vision to day vision. If you are working in the dark and are exposed to bright white light, your eyes will switch over to day adapted vision. Going back to night adapted takes about 30 minutes.

    Beta 470nm Blue: favored color of the "Jedi Guardian"

    Blue is the traditional color used by stage hands. Probably because "running lights" are typically blue, and a blue flashlight will blend in better. Running-lights are kept on (at low levels) for safety. Have a theater person in you life? Show them you not only care, but that you know what's up. Some people use blue lights for map reading because it won't wash out red lines on your map.

    Beta 525nm Green: favored color of the "Jedi Consular"

    Used by wildlife photographers, outdoors people, and hunters so they don't scare off animals. It seems that most animals don't respond to green lights at night. Your eyes are also very sensitive to green light, which means you can maintain visual acuity at lower illumination levels.

    Beta 595nm Amber: favored color of the "Jedi Sentinel"

    Amber light is a compromise between red and white light. A little brighter than red (to your eyes), but still preserves night vision more than white light. Amber is considered a "high contrast" option and that's why they make sunglasses in amber tints. It's also the favored color for automotive fog lights because warm light penetrates atmospheric particulate better than cool light. Some visible astronomers also prefer amber over red lighting.

    Proprietary canted coil spring
    Proprietary canted coil spring
    My canted-coil-springs are custom manufactured specifically for the Beta-QRv2 by a US company who specializes in canted coil springs...literally the only product they make. Normally these are found in connectors for military, medical, and aerospace applications. This little beauty is the single most expensive component of the Beta-QRv2. These are manufactured from 302 Stainless Steel: drawn, coiled, cut to length, and the ends are laser welded together. The springs on your screen are about 10x the actual size. It's a ridiculous achievement in manufacturing to make something this tiny...and then weld it together so the diameter of every spring is accurate to within less than the thickness of a sheet of paper.
    Color Matching LEDs
    Color Matching LEDs
    All lights in this series come with color matching LEDs and Type II color anodized bodies. Specific colors can have specific uses, but they can also just be fun. Get all three RGB betas and make your own white light :) Photographers can also use these for pops of color in your shots.
    beta your way
    beta your way
    The Beta QRv2 is part of our "QR Compatible" ecosystem. We offer a variety of accessories that take advantage of the QR like our pocket clips, Kappa QR Keychains, and the Beta Flex Arm; a flexible magnetic mount that lets you and your Beta go hands-free.
    included with your Beta QRv2
    • Beta QRv2 Flashlight
    • 2 Spare O-rings
    • Instruction Manual
    • 1xAAA NiMh Rechargeable Battery

    "TWISTY" INTERFACE AND OPERATION

    The Beta lights have a "twisty" user interface – the light is controlled by twisting the head on or off. When the light it twisted clockwise (righty tighty) it will turn on. Unscrewing the head a small amount will turn it off.

    MODES AND MEMORY

    Your Beta flashlight may have one, two, or three modes. See product sticker for clarification. Beta lights have no mode memory. They will revert to the lowest setting after being off for several seconds. A quick off/on cycle (less than 1 second) changes modes.

    3 Mode

    Red & Amber = 9/135/520mW
    Green & Blue = 10/180/700mW

    • Low
    • Medium
    • High

    Special Modes

    • None
    • LED Type
      Cree XPE
    • battery type
      NiMH AAA (rechargeable) or Lithium (disposable)
      NO LITHIUM-ION RECHARGEABLE.
      ALKALINE BATTERY WARNING: Alkaline batteries release corrosive gas during discharge and will ruin your light.
    • Weight
      1.2 Oz (no battery)
    • Output
      Red & Amber 9/135/520 mW
      Green & Blue 10/180/700 mW
      (lumens not applicable)
    • Dimensions
      .55" x 2.95" (3.5" with QR attached)
    • Voltage Range
      1.0V-1.5V
    • Beam Distance
      not rated
    • Body Materials
      Type II Anodized 6061 Aluminum
    • Window Glass
      Optical grade glass (2 side AR coated)
    • Water Resistance
      IPX8 (1m)
    • Where it's Made
    High CRI (Color Rendering Index)
    All lights in this series come with color matching LEDs and Type II color anodized bodies. Specific colors can have specific uses, but they can also just be fun. Get all three RGB betas and make your own white light :) Photographers can also use these for pops of color in your shots.
    High CRI (Color Rendering Index)
    The ultimate QR (Quick Release)
    Simply push to engage and pull to disengage. The mechanism is engineered to provide 10 lbs. of holding force. Combine this with the snag-free profile of the brass component and accidental disengagement is "virtually" impossible, and engagement is verified by a solid "click" every time! The spring is user-replaceable if that is ever required. 304 Stainless steel cold-forged split rings replace the original carbon steel "round" rings. Carbon steel has better spring tension, but the coating wears off and then they rust.
    The ultimate QR (Quick Release)
    beta your way
    The Beta QRv2 is part of our "QR Compatible" ecosystem. We offer a variety of accessories that take advantage of the QR like our pocket clips, Kappa QR Keychains, and the Beta Flex Arm; a flexible magnetic mount that lets you and your Beta go hands-free.
    beta your way
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