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Old 10-19-02, 02:31 PM
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Does anybody own one of those new high tech LED flashlights ??
Are they all they are cracked up to be ??
 
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Old 10-19-02, 08:31 PM
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54regcab :

I've been looking at those myself.

Here's a place with lots of info.

http://www.uwgb.edu/nevermab/led.htm
 
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Old 10-20-02, 08:12 AM
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Where to buy these lights.
I ended up picking one up at Walmart last night.
It is the Brinkman they sell for $12.00
I can't say that I'm impressed with it, I might be taking it back.
It is NOT as bright as my 2AA maglight, but hopefully the batteries last longer.
Also the light has a blueish hue instead of the traditional amber hue of a regular light.
I have not seen the LED lights at HD or Lowes, maybe a sporting goods store would be a better option (the flashlights are in the sporting goods section at Walmart)
 
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Old 10-20-02, 08:39 AM
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Thumbs down LED's for flashlights.

54regcab:

I found a forum with a thread on LED's.
It doesn't speak too highly of LED's for flashlight use.

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/cgi...c;f=3;t=000092
 
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Old 10-25-02, 02:58 PM
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ive seen some "crystal powered" battery-less flashlights at a local ACE hardware. Just noticed them last night. THey were 24 dollars each, but i didnt buy one yet. SUpposed to last forever. May be worth it? Ive also seen some flashlight ina catalog where you shake it up and down and this generates light for 5 minutes after 30 seconds of shaking. If i buy either ill let you know how they go, but its hard to beat a good MAG, at least with new batteries. -Josh
 
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I own and use the Lightwave 4000. Best flashlight ever, no kidding. 30 days of continuous use on one set of batteries, and blinding brightness. LED flashlights do not have the same "throw" properties as a normal flashlight though, so they are best for close up/general work as opposed to deer spotting.

The new Luxeon Star LEDs do have the throw though, but don't last as long as normal LEDs. I own and use the CMG Reactor and it is SUPER bright. It does use pricey lithium batteries though.

http://www.action-electronics.com/lw4k.htm
http://www.botachtactical.com/cmgreactor.html
 
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Old 11-04-02, 08:16 PM
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I have a http://www.streamlight.com/stylus_specifications.htm and it is very bright, waterproof,and it fits in your pocket. I use it almost everyday.
 
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