I'm thinking of buying a Lumapower Incendio V3+ but have had other EDC's by Fenix and Nitecore and found that they really heat up after 5 minutes of use at high power. The owner's manuals even say that they'll burn themselves out after 5-10 min of use on high. What's the point of advertizing runtimes of 1+ hr. on high if it'll damage itself after 5 min.?
Does the Incendio V3+ get really hot if it's used on high power for long or no? Thanks.
Of course it does heat up. I've got the version with 350 Lumens and made some tests with an infrared thermometer.
The temperature at the beginning was 26,2° Celsius (299,35 Kelvin), the mid part of the body heated up to 34,6° Celsius (307,75 Kelvin) after 2 minutes runtime and up to 44,2° Celsius (317,35 Kelvin) after a runtime of 5 minutes.
I don't let it run for longer usually, but i estimate that it gets up to ~ 50° C after 10 minutes.
I recently received the newest LumaPower IncenDio V3U LE (XM-L T5 NEUTRAL) from illuminationgear. I am LOVING this light. In regards to head- I agree that it does warm up but not to an "untouchable" level if you keep your hand on it. The other posts are correct in suggesting that your hand acts as a cooling channel. I highly recommend this light for a compact EDC light with a floody beam.