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    Default dorcy "3 watt" lantern.ROFLOL!

    no heatsink?
    just the star on plastic?
    it was worth $1 at the flea market but what are they thinking?
    current measurement coming up next.
    has a 3w luxeon side emitter.
    this is a silver/black with tilt stand and uses a 4 d carrier.

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    Default Re: dorcy "3 watt" lantern.ROFLOL!

    http://www.flashlightreviews.com/rev..._3wlantern.htm
    Doug's got there already

    yeah....its hard to say what was the engineer thinking when they made it
    for one thing its not driven at 3 watt....not by the output measurements

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    Default Re: dorcy "3 watt" lantern.ROFLOL!

    I got one of these with at 15 dollar discount at Sears for getting a Credit card there. I also picked up the Craftsman/dorcy Rechargeable lantern at a Sears Hardware that closed, also for $15. I took the reflector/lamp assembly from the LED and stuffed it into the rechargeable. After the LED died unexpectedly I put in a regular luxeon. It looks the same beam wise and has not fried yet. I think there might have been a cold solder joint on the SE star.

    I did put a resistor in series to limit the current. No fancy circuts.
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    I got one of these for $40, and the output/current draw went way down (50mA) after a few hours of use.

    Does anyone know something I could "do" with that handy body and big reflector?

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    Default Re: dorcy "3 watt" lantern.ROFLOL!

    this one is ok but i bet that luxeon will have a short life.

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    Hahaha Re: dorcy "3 watt" lantern.ROFLOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerhawkT3
    I got one of these for $40, and the output/current draw went way down (50mA) after a few hours of use.

    Does anyone know something I could "do" with that handy body and big reflector?
    probably not the body....but the reflector reminds me of this thread
    I give you, the MAGPLUNGER74!
    just a thought

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