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Old 02-19-2013, 06:05 AM   #571
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Sounds an awful lot like the ones I bought maybe six months ago from Costco. They are okay lights as long as you don't drop them. Like 3" onto your wood topped workbench. Very delicate little buggers. Of course 3 lights for less then $20 I shouldn't have expected much either.
+2 on the dropping on many of the smaller LED lights......mine all seem to break the battery holder. This was true on Craftsmen 6 AAA cell light as well warranty two of those for broken battery holders.
I have had a least 6 of the smaller Costco LED lights. In the process of cutting two of the small lights down and converting them to aux LED driving lights.


Costco has a new LED light 2 pack for $25, 3 C size batteries, 500 lumens.

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:10 AM   #572
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I've got 6 of these. Stashed around. Including a backpack I take everywhere, the boat and the bike. They all work so far. Been 7 or 8 months so far.

Come to think of it, I still have all 6. Sure, I don't lose the $7 flashlight....but ask me where the Surefires are.
Same thing with me and pocket knives. Lose the $200.00 knifes but can't lose the $40.00 dollar knife.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:38 PM   #573
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Has anyone seen or used this Fenix bicycle light? it uses four CR123 batteries... sweet jeebus.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/fenix-bt...eries-dim.html

Though what I really want is a CR123 blinky red LED for the back of the bike.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:33 AM   #574
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Has anyone seen or used this Fenix bicycle light? it uses four CR123 batteries... sweet jeebus.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/fenix-bt...eries-dim.html

Though what I really want is a CR123 blinky red LED for the back of the bike.
It will also run on 2 18650 batteries.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:01 AM   #575
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Has anyone seen or used this Fenix bicycle light? it uses four CR123 batteries... sweet jeebus.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/fenix-bt...eries-dim.html

Though what I really want is a CR123 blinky red LED for the back of the bike.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:25 PM   #576
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I just picked this one up about a week ago. I bought it where I buy Rigid Industries off road lighting that we install. Very good stuff. I love it so far rechargeable 2400Mah Li-ion batt not sure how long it last between charges but I'm expecting it to do well. 5 modes Low,Mediium,High,Flasher and SOS Strobe in Morse Code. Like all of thier stuff it is very well made.

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Old 08-02-2013, 09:38 AM   #577
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...news&tag=title

Just saw an article about this flashlight. Up to 1600 lumens and seems to be solidly built. Pricing is kind of steep though at $168, but depending on someones need it could be worth the purchase price.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:37 AM   #578
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Powerful, but it has only a wide throw, no focused beam. Maybe they could add a polished tube and lens to address that.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:40 AM   #579
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Re: I need a new Flashlight....

I've got a couple of Fenix lights. They're overpriced for what they are.

If I had to have name brand I'd rock a Surefire 6p with a bored out housing. But I don't because they're overpriced too IMO.

Instead I run a Solarforce light from Lighthound.com that's a 6p clone except its already bored out for the big rechargeable batteries. I have a couple of them actually and one is mounted on a 12 guage pump that I use to hunt predators. I haven't put 1000's of rounds down range with it but so far so good after 60 or so rounds (15 of those were 3 1/2" magnum 00 buckshot). The other I carry at work and, now that I'm satisfied with their durability, I'm ordering a third and the rechargeable battery setup.

The Fenix went bottoms up after 2 rounds of 3" buckshot and the switch started acting up. A Fenix will also only take 1 or 2 drops down concrete stairs before it starts having switch issues.

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Old 08-12-2013, 10:28 AM   #580
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The Fenix went bottoms up after 2 rounds of 3" buckshot and the switch started acting up. A Fenix will also only take 1 or 2 drops down concrete stairs before it starts having switch issues.
Which one? Mine's been dropped/thrown/dunked/abused and still works well.
It's a good EDC light but I wouldn't trust it as a weaponlight.
My only complaint with it is I'm able to lock it up requiring batteries to be removed and waiting for 5-10 minutes to reset it.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:12 PM   #581
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The Fenix went bottoms up after 2 rounds of 3" buckshot and the switch started acting up. A Fenix will also only take 1 or 2 drops down concrete stairs before it starts having switch issues.

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I find the oppisite from your claims. I have at least four Surefires, and four Fenix lights. All the Femixs have been flawless for over thwo years of ABUSE and the Surefires are all (svae for ONE) in pieces due to modules not lasting for shit or dropping them ONCE and the module or a switch going bad. Plus, for what a LED module costs for s Surefire, I can get another entire Fenix.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:50 PM   #582
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LD01 and LD2 IIRC. The 2 AA light gave it up after be dropped from the second run a couple times and the 1 AA light got to be my shotgun test dummy. Both still throw light but always want to revert to strobe after I turn them off. I carried my 2 AA Fenix for about 2 years before it started giving issues and not remembering settings. A friend's only lasted him about 9 months before doing the same.

The Surefire clones with a Cree LED in them for $30 have been miles better. Like I said, Surefire is expensive for what they are too. My shotgun light does have a simple on/off tail cap switch.

This guy has been on my belt for the last 6 or 7 mos. I can buy 2 for the price of a Fenix and 3 (4 if you count machine work to bore out the surefire) for the price of the Surefire model the body is a pattern off of.



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Old 08-14-2013, 12:02 PM   #583
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Got a Fenix LD10 a few months ago after a reccomendation here. Use it daily. Love it.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:15 AM   #584
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I'm an EDC/runtime enthusiast and kinda collect sub-lumen AA/14500 lights. With CRAAs and 14500s available for use in broad voltage (0.9-4.2v) lights, you lose nothing to the CR123 lights and can use all the AA chemistries, and also AAAs and 9Vs in a real pinch.

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Old 08-15-2013, 05:32 PM   #585
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I'm an EDC/runtime enthusiast and kinda collect sub-lumen AA/14500 lights. With CRAAs and 14500s available for use in broad voltage (0.9-4.2v) lights, you lose nothing to the CR123 lights and can use all the AA chemistries, and also AAAs and 9Vs in a real pinch.

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