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Old 10-12-2010, 10:56 AM   #196
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Love my quark.. so I'll second that one..

For half the money I got one of these while buying batteries... just figured it would be a good backup light I wouldn't care about if it got destroyed (as in; cheap enough to not really worry about at $23.50)... turns out it is a kick ass light.. fewer brighness settings, but for fow what SteelJM was talking about; it sounds about perfect...The all aluminum construction is rugged enough too...

Plus it runs on AA's

http://www.batteryjunction.com/tlf-3l2aa-.html



You aren't going to light up the dark like daylight with it.. .but for a general duty it works great...

And yes the color almost white... not blue by anymeans...
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:15 AM   #197
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Ah, I decided to go for the the Fenix LD20. I've never been excited about a flashlight before. I feel like a dork
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:43 AM   #198
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Ah, I decided to go for the the Fenix LD20. I've never been excited about a flashlight before. I feel like a dork
Fenix is a fine light. I have a AAA one somewhere I got as a freebee.

The good part about the flashlight addiction is that it is a small buyin. Don't like and you can usually not lose more than $10.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:14 PM   #199
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Picked up a new flashlight at Cabela's today. It's a Cabela's XPG LI LED, rated at 534 Lumens and has a 90 minute run time. Got it in their Bargin Cave as a opened box for $72!

Got it home and WOW this thing crazy bright! Bang for the buck this is one sweet light. Here's a link to it: CLICK HERE



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Old 10-24-2010, 10:04 PM   #200
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Picked up a new flashlight at Cabela's today. It's a Cabela's XPG LI LED, rated at 534 Lumens and has a 90 minute run time. Got it in their Bargin Cave as a opened box for $72!

Got it home and WOW this thing crazy bright! Bang for the buck this is one sweet light. Here's a link to it: CLICK HERE



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Looks like a good deal. I have a similar looking light, 500 lumen but its an incan and only 30 minutes runtime.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:31 PM   #201
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Picked up a new flashlight at Cabela's today. It's a Cabela's XPG LI LED, rated at 534 Lumens and has a 90 minute run time. Got it in their Bargin Cave as a opened box for $72!

Got it home and WOW this thing crazy bright! Bang for the buck this is one sweet light. Here's a link to it: CLICK HERE



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Cool..

The new lithium ion batteries actually hold a charge well... I have a Bosch power screwdriver...

http://www.boschtools.com/products/t...px?pid=ps10-2a

I can not use the thing for six months and I swear it has just about the same charge as when I put it away...
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:37 PM   #202
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Malkoff LED conversion on a Maglight is a great way to go for a bright duty flash light. No good for close up work, way too bright but on my 3D Mag it gives me 250 lumens and a 6 hour battery life. You can drive with it.

All you need to do is cut the reflector back and your set.




Trying to light up the upstars door on the house next door to me, probably 150 feet away from where my camera was set up. Tripod, all photos on same shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

This is the std incandescent 3D Mag. Not enough throw to reach it.



Next up is a UnderWater Kinetics SL4 incandescent dive light. A little brighter than a Surefire Z2 with std incandescent bulb.


The Malkoff conversion.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:50 PM   #203
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So did the neighbors call the police when you kept shining a light in their windows and taking picutres?....
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:10 PM   #204
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Malkoff LED conversion on a Maglight is a great way to go for a bright duty flash light. No good for close up work, way too bright but on my 3D Mag it gives me 250 lumens and a 6 hour battery life. You can drive with it.

All you need to do is cut the reflector back and your set.
Here's the link you didn't include:

http://www.malkoffdevices.com/shop/d...te-c-1_25.html

Sorta pricey, but a nice upgrade.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:25 PM   #205
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Here's the link you didn't include:

http://www.malkoffdevices.com/shop/d...te-c-1_25.html

Sorta pricey, but a nice upgrade.
Thanks, I had some issues and had to reboot.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:26 PM   #206
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So did the neighbors call the police when you kept shining a light in their windows and taking picutres?....


Empty, old gal died that lived there about 5 years ago and the kids never did anything with it.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:20 AM   #207
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Here's the link you didn't include:

http://www.malkoffdevices.com/shop/d...te-c-1_25.html

Sorta pricey, but a nice upgrade.
+1

The bonus is that you can still bludgeon someone to death with the MagLite... all the new one are so powerful but they come is such small frames it takes the weapon aspect out of it...

I got one of these LED conversions for my Maglite because the Malkoff was so expensive... It probably, to use a bad pun, doesn't hold a candle to the Malkoff..but my Mag is just a backup at this point..

It is just OK.. but for $20 it was quite a bit less than the Malkoff

http://www.batteryjunction.com/tle-6exb.html
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:52 AM   #208
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The bonus is that you can still bludgeon someone to death with the MagLite... all the new one are so powerful but they come is such small frames it takes the weapon aspect out of it...

I got one of these LED conversions for my Maglite because the Malkoff was so expensive... It probably, to use a bad pun, doesn't hold a candle to the Malkoff..but my Mag is just a backup at this point..

It is just OK.. but for $20 it was quite a bit less than the Malkoff

http://www.batteryjunction.com/tle-6exb.html

This was a maglight 4C conversion (mag brand) taken at the same time.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:40 PM   #209
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I'm going to carry my new Cabela's light in my truck so I wanted a case to protect it when stored behind the seat. A quick trip to the local sporting goods store turned up a cheap $6.00 plastic pistol case that will work great.

I replaced the lower foam with a thicker piece and carved out places for the Flashlight , car charger, house charger, manual, and belt holder. It all fits very well and makes a cheap compact secure case for the light.

Just an idea if your looking for something similar.

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Here's a couple shots of the small pistol case with the light inside.






And the light in the case




I carved out a recessed area for the manual and belt holder behind the upper piece of foam.

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Old 10-27-2010, 03:04 PM   #210
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Pretty dorky...

But I like it...

That should actually work really well... It's a good idea..
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