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Old 07-27-2010, 03:57 PM   #151
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Pocket Rocket SST-50 runs off a 18650 Li Ion battery thats rechargeable. supposed to be 700 lumens, not sure but I can tell you its stupid bright. I had it build with 3 modes, low, mid, high which is so much better than the stupid SOS and strobes you need to cycle through on cheapo lights. Very well made (its a custom series, he lets you spec out what K you want for your led, chose drivers etc)

As far as DealExtreme goes, I bought one light from them and it was sorta crappy, but its a truck light so I don't care. I have had excellent luck with Li Ion batteries from them however. It does take awhile to ship but its free.

I still think my AA format Jetbeam is my hands down favorite for all conditions. Bright enough(240 lumens), runs on all battery formats, compact, user adjustable light output, hideable SOS and strobe, and very well made.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:38 PM   #152
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This is a great compact light.

Lost my light somewhere...

Just bought a Fenix PD30 to replace it. So, without reading the light nerd threads on candlepowerforums about charting, testing, and graphing (come away with about the same info from an oil thread here). Is there any new technology out since I purchased these about 4 years ago when it comes to rechargeable 123's? What's your manufactures brand of choice, monies not outstanding.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:48 PM   #153
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The batteries that all the geeks like are AW. You can buy them from him in Hong Kong or domestic suppliers like bugoutgear

I have had great luck with UltraFire/Trustfire brand. Make sure that your light is set to use 3.7V batteries and these will work great. They have cheapo chargers too. Shipping takes 2 weeks, but if you aren't in a rush no biggie.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3273

I eventually bought a hobby charger to handle all my different batteries, but a dedicated 1-2 slot charger should be the nuts.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1236

Battery Junction also has all this stuff and is in CT.

http://www.batteryjunction.com/combo...-uf-16340.html
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:18 PM   #154
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Good stuff Sailah, thanks!
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:21 PM   #155
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The batteries that all the geeks like are AW. You can buy them from him in Hong Kong or domestic suppliers like bugoutgear

I have had great luck with UltraFire/Trustfire brand. Make sure that your light is set to use 3.7V batteries and these will work great. They have cheapo chargers too. Shipping takes 2 weeks, but if you aren't in a rush no biggie.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3273

I eventually bought a hobby charger to handle all my different batteries, but a dedicated 1-2 slot charger should be the nuts.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1236

Battery Junction also has all this stuff and is in CT.

http://www.batteryjunction.com/combo...-uf-16340.html
I broke down and bought the Unique Fire from that link this morning.

Will I need to order batteries and a charger too?
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:00 PM   #156
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I broke down and bought the Unique Fire from that link this morning.

Will I need to order batteries and a charger too?
It's a $25 flashlight - cheap protected CR123A primaries will be fine, unless you are planning to use it a lot.
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It's a $25 flashlight - cheap protected CR123A primaries will be fine, unless you are planning to use it a lot.
Gonna be a tool box light.

Last time I bought CR123As they weren't cheap, but maybe things have changed.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:09 PM   #158
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Gonna be a tool box light.

Last time I bought CR123As they weren't cheap, but maybe things have changed.
It's a thrower... probably not a great work light

for truck lights and such, lithium primaries have a 10-year shelf life. Better than finding the battery tube full of goo when you need it.

You'd need to use it a lot to make the rechargeables pay.

http://www.batterystation.com/cr123a.htm

I lose them or break them before I'd break even.
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It's a thrower... probably not a great work light

for truck lights and such, lithium primaries have a 10-year shelf life. Better than finding the battery tube full of goo when you need it.

You'd need to use it a lot to make the rechargeables pay.

http://www.batterystation.com/cr123a.htm

I lose them or break them before I'd break even.
I like squeezin as much light as possible into a beam.

The one I bought yesterday is nice and the beam stays together for a good distance, but the brightness drops a little quicker than I'd like.

If I'm looking at something inside the tip of a 30' wing and my only place to look from is at the wing root, I'll need as much brightness as possible at that distance to be sure I can see what I'm looking at.
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I like squeezin as much light as possible into a beam.

The one I bought yesterday is nice and the beam stays together for a good distance, but the brightness drops a little quicker than I'd like.

If I'm looking at something inside the tip of a 30' wing and my only place to look from is at the wing root, I'll need as much brightness as possible at that distance to be sure I can see what I'm looking at.
30'? With what you ordered, you'll be absolutely certain at that distance.
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30'? With what you ordered, you'll be absolutely certain at that distance.


That's what my job will require.

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Old 07-28-2010, 05:21 AM   #162
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Pocket Rocket SST-50 runs off a 18650 Li Ion battery thats rechargeable. supposed to be 700 lumens, not sure but I can tell you its stupid bright. I had it build with 3 modes, low, mid, high which is so much better than the stupid SOS and strobes you need to cycle through on cheapo lights. Very well made (its a custom series, he lets you spec out what K you want for your led, chose drivers etc)
Which one in the pic is it, and where is it obtainable?
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:33 AM   #163
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Just posting this link, because it's a good site with a lot info

http://www.flashlightreviews.com/
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:30 PM   #164
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Just posting this link, because it's a good site with a lot info

http://www.flashlightreviews.com/
Very handy-- I just ordered a Fenix PD30-R4 based on their review.

Thanks for posting that.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:41 PM   #165
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Which one in the pic is it, and where is it obtainable?
here's the link

http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/t...-dsh-50/Detail

I'm looking at putting the word out that this is what i'd like for my upcoming birthday


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