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Old 11-28-2011, 11:53 AM   #391
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Now I need to order a replacement battery pac for my Ultra Stinger.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:22 PM   #392
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Now I need to order a replacement battery pac for my Ultra Stinger.
Hey man.. keep it safe for work.. this is a flashlight thread for godsakes....
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:27 PM   #393
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I recently contacted Prenceton Tec with 3 broken flashlights. They sent me 3 new lights. Very happy with their customer service. The Impact LED is a good light too.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:51 PM   #394
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I love aa flashlights I have a bunch. The ability to run lithium ion batteries they out perform the cr123 batteries and are rechargeable. What's not to like?

My xeno aa xml puts out 400 ish lumens and was $30. No strobe it's my favorite light
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:52 PM   #395
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I love aa flashlights I have a bunch. The ability to run lithium ion batteries they out perform the cr123 batteries and are rechargeable. What's not to like?

My xeno aa xml puts out 400 ish lumens and was $30. No strobe it's my favorite light
Sorry but a XM-L won't achieve 400 lumens out of a AA battery.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:59 PM   #396
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I have a Coleman Bubba, which is a cheap plastic LED that takes 6 AA rechargeable's or Alkaline's. It is about 140l on Alk, brighter on rechargeable's. I put a set of rechargeables in it about a month ago and use it all the time and it is still working.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:20 PM   #397
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I love aa flashlights I have a bunch. The ability to run lithium ion batteries they out perform the cr123 batteries and are rechargeable. What's not to like?

My xeno aa xml puts out 400 ish lumens and was $30. No strobe it's my favorite light
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I have a Coleman Bubba, which is a cheap plastic LED that takes 6 AA rechargeable's or Alkaline's. It is about 140l on Alk, brighter on rechargeable's. I put a set of rechargeables in it about a month ago and use it all the time and it is still working.
I bought one of the xeno's and use an AA Lion rechargable in it - don't know if the life is longer than it would be with a standard AA :shrug ...but I got the rechargables now.

I've noticed the xeno is becoming finicky with the tail clicky though - sometimes I need to twist/untwist the tail cap a little to get it to illuminate. While I like this lite, I don't trust it. YMMV
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:56 PM   #398
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Sorry but a XM-L won't achieve 400 lumens out of a AA battery.
Sorry, I stand corrected. 490 lumens. I'm using 14500 Li Ion cells. Compared to my Jetbeams with XPG emitters its easily twice as bright but floody which I prefer in an all around light. i've tried NiMH batteries as well as AA alkys and it's about 40% like stated. I've not measured the actual output, but others on CPF have and I see no reason to doubt it. My is the neutral tint. Either way is blows all my AA lights out of the water and for cheap money.

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Old 11-28-2011, 10:57 PM   #399
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Sorry, I stand corrected. 490 lumens. I'm using 14500 Li Ion cells. Compared to my Jetbeams with XPG emitters its easily twice as bright but floody which I prefer in an all around light. i've tried NiMH batteries as well as AA alkys and it's about 40% like stated. I've not measured the actual output, but others on CPF have and I see no reason to doubt it. My is the neutral tint. Either way is blows all my AA lights out of the water and for cheap money.

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Exactly my point, 14500 ain't AA

You can't argue that you love AA flashlights, giving a high output number to support your claim, but finally admit that you use Li-ion in the said flashlight...it's just not fair.

Not every AA flashlights accept 3.7v Li-ion.

Sorry, nitpicking, but you should have said "I love 14500 flashlights"
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:44 AM   #400
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Is there a 2AA LED with a strobe function?
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:03 AM   #401
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Exactly my point, 14500 ain't AA

You can't argue that you love AA flashlights, giving a high output number to support your claim, but finally admit that you use Li-ion in the said flashlight...it's just not fair.

Not every AA flashlights accept 3.7v Li-ion.

Sorry, nitpicking, but you should have said "I love 14500 flashlights"
That seems like a fair statement to me...and I agree... saying that you are getting 400+lm out of an AA is a little misleading... It's kind of like saying that your bone-stock BMW 3 series makes 440hp while failing to mention that its an M3 GTS.

The power output of those 14500's is even higher than CR123s.... however... and I think this may be what Sailah was getting at... the 14500 flashlights will accept AAs too...which is about as universal a battery size as there is...and that is good for in-the-middle-of-nowhere availability... You might not get nearly as much light out of an AA but you will have light..
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:48 AM   #402
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With all this talk about lumens - is anyone into low-end lumens (as in moonlight 0.2, or low lows of <5)?

I won't buy another flashlight with a low mode over 5 lumens. As a camper, my eyes are usually in night vision mode and so I find 90% of my flashlight usage equally split between the 0.2 (moonlight), 2, 4 and 7 lumen modes. At night, I'll use something in the 20s for hiking in rougher terrain, and 80-200 if bicycling at speed, but otherwise I'll tend to use the lowest setting for a given task.

Advantages of a good low-end:
- Preserves your night vision
- Allows you to remain stealth, or be less annoying to others
- Crazy long runtimes with moonlight running continuous 2 weeks per AA
- You can pull "dead" batteries from other flashlights and use them for hours or days

Every manufacturer seems to chase the high lumens race, but it's surprising how few offer good low ends .
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:50 AM   #403
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What low end light are you using? Links?
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:52 AM   #404
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Is there a 2AA LED with a strobe function?
If you're prepared to spend over say $30, I'd say it's hard to find one that doesn't have a strobe function. Check out Candlepowerforums.com
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:02 AM   #405
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Zebralight H51w

4Sevens Quark AA^2

The ZL is my favorite since the 90-angle+clip gives you tons of hands-free use options over a traditional light (clip to your shirt collar, pocket, belt; tail-stand and point; lie down and bounce off of ceiling/wall w/infinite angle adjustment), not to mention that it also best protects the lens when clipped in my pants pocket.
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