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Old 07-01-2011, 12:12 AM   #346
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18650

do 18650 batteries need to be used until they are flat before recharging?
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:01 AM   #347
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do 18650 batteries need to be used until they are flat before recharging?
Lithium ion cells do not have a "memory", so, no.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:50 PM   #348
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Sales are going again at 4Sevens..

AGAIN: I have nothing to do with 4Sevens.. just dig their stuff..

This new Quark 123/2 Turbo X is pretty bitchin... 450 lumens.. in a Quark body/functionality for only $85...

http://www.4sevens.com/product_info....oducts_id=2621
Mine came in the mail, it nearly burns a hole through the wall.. serious lumens. Sadly, its switching patterns are not identical to my smaller Quark 123^2, seems I have to decide ahead of time what I want as my "second" pattern. Still, this will be the go-to torch for evenings walks and basement troubleshooting.
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:45 PM   #349
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Lithium ion cells do not have a "memory", so, no.

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Old 07-01-2011, 05:38 PM   #350
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Mine came in the mail, it nearly burns a hole through the wall.. serious lumens. Sadly, its switching patterns are not identical to my smaller Quark 123^2, seems I have to decide ahead of time what I want as my "second" pattern. Still, this will be the go-to torch for evenings walks and basement troubleshooting.
Sweet.... how long was the wait?... It was on b/o last time I looked...

I was wondering how this new one compares... Seems like a bargain if it matches the Quark's build quality....
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:17 AM   #351
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I'm not sure this is the place to ask about this, but I figured some of you might have some experience here.....I have a Surefire E2D LED which I've owned a couple of years and am real happy with. I use it a lot. This is one of those so-called "tactical" lights with the scalloped bezel and bottom/button plate. They call it a "strike bezel" although I've never hit anyone with it and don't plan to do so anytime soon.

So I'm curious, how does the TSA view these kinds of lights? Are they okay, or do they take a dim view? If I am carrying one or have it in my carry-on luggage while boarding a plane, is it going to cause me any grief? I'm thinking probably not, but the light wasn't inexpensive and I would prefer not to have it confiscated at an airport security line.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:46 AM   #352
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I'm not sure this is the place to ask about this, but I figured some of you might have some experience here.....I have a Surefire E2D LED which I've owned a couple of years and am real happy with. I use it a lot. This is one of those so-called "tactical" lights with the scalloped bezel and bottom/button plate. They call it a "strike bezel" although I've never hit anyone with it and don't plan to do so anytime soon.

So I'm curious, how does the TSA view these kinds of lights? Are they okay, or do they take a dim view? If I am carrying one or have it in my carry-on luggage while boarding a plane, is it going to cause me any grief? I'm thinking probably not, but the light wasn't inexpensive and I would prefer not to have it confiscated at an airport security line.
This isn't a ton of help but I just checked the website and "self defense weapons" all need to be checked, so if they consider that to be one then it'll stay with them or force to be checked. They specifically outlaw kubotans which are somewhat similar as self defense weapons. Personally I wouldn't risk it for a light that expensive since this is a grey area.

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...ted-items.shtm
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:51 AM   #353
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I carry my Quark 123^2 on commercial flights, no problems... I should probably pre-set it to a dimmer brightness in case I'm asked to show that it works. No one should ever leave the house, or enter a building, without ready access to a reliable and bright flashlight.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:18 AM   #354
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. No one should ever leave the house, or enter a building, without ready access to a reliable and bright flashlight.
Thatís strong talk. I think the ability to make fire is more important but donít know about flying with that capability. Anyhoo, I used to light smokes with my old Maglight.. kind of a twofer.
Can any of the little flashlights create fire via the batteries/lenses and or bulb(s)?
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:02 AM   #355
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Thatís strong talk. I think the ability to make fire is more important but donít know about flying with that capability. Anyhoo, I used to light smokes with my old Maglight.. kind of a twofer.
Can any of the little flashlights create fire via the batteries/lenses and or bulb(s)?
Ever been in a basement when the power goes out? Or on the side of a road on a moonless night? Or need to look into an engine compartment, or under a sink...? Maybe just my weak old eyes, but I stopped fucking around and carry a light on me wherever I go. It was a blessing when exploring attics in old churches in Italy
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:03 AM   #356
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Ever been in a basement when the power goes out? Or on the side of a road on a moonless night? Or need to look into an engine compartment, or under a sink...? Maybe just my weak old eyes, but I stopped fucking around and carry a light on me wherever I go. It was a blessing when exploring attics in old churches in Italy
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:37 AM   #357
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Ever been in a basement when the power goes out? Or on the side of a road on a moonless night? Or need to look into an engine compartment, or under a sink...? Maybe just my weak old eyes, but I stopped fucking around and carry a light on me wherever I go. It was a blessing when exploring attics in old churches in Italy

I agree that once you have a flashlight small/nice enough to carry daily, you will wonder how you ever made it through the day (and night) without one. I am sure I now use my flashlight more than I do my pocketknife, which is saying quite a bit.

Speaking of the light, it is a Streamlight PT 1AA. I really like the light, but I started having an issue where the light would dim/flicker, and unscrewing the rear cap/switch assembly a hair and then screwing it tight again would cure the problem for that use. Next use usually requires the same process. I took it by a local authorized repair place and they installed a new cap/switch assembly for free, though after a month or so the problem has returned. Has anyone else had a similar issue with an LED Streamlight, or any other brand for that matter? I really like the functionality and size of the light, but the issue has me ready to look for a new light. I do have two Streamlight Stingers and I have never had an issue with those, even after years of abuse.

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Old 07-08-2011, 11:17 AM   #358
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I agree that once you have a flashlight small/nice enough to carry daily, you will wonder how you ever made it through the day (and night) without one. I am sure I now use my flashlight more than I do my pocketknife, which is saying quite a bit.

Speaking of the light, it is a Streamlight PT 1AA. I really like the light, but I started having an issue where the light would dim/flicker, and unscrewing the rear cap/switch assembly a hair and then screwing it tight again would cure the problem for that use. Next use usually requires the same process. I took it by a local authorized repair place and they installed a new cap/switch assembly for free, though after a month or so the problem has returned. Has anyone else had a similar issue with an LED Streamlight, or any other brand for that matter? I really like the functionality and size of the light, but the issue has me ready to look for a new light. I do have two Streamlight Stingers and I have never had an issue with those, even after years of abuse.

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