Ok, found Pierce's statement on it from here:
Useful thread, thank you.
(although, rest assured, you're making my wallet wince a tad more than it already is.)
Yes, a headlamp is a fashion statement. Good or bad I'm not sure yet.
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Can anything with an SSC, or Nichia be considered Made in USA? Also, the McGizmo McClicky is manufactured in China.
I think this thread should be a sticky!
Aren't flashlights cool?
Carry a flashlight, and you'll have a bright future.
I don't think it's reasonable to expect 100% of everything (subcomponents etc) to be made in the USA from 100% USA-sourced raw materials.
On the other hand there is also a point at which a product is too foreign in terms of parts, processing or whatever to be considered Made in the USA.
The latest Consumer Reports devoted a couple pages to the question "Made in the USA?".
To quote: "A direct made in the USA claim means that all or virtually all significant parts and processing are of U.S. origin."..."The only U.S.-made products that have to say so are seafood, cars, furs, and some clothing, textiles, and woolen goods."
The CR article is quoting the official definition, as set by the FTC, and quoted and linked in my post (#16) above.
Oops. Sorry to be repeating what you already said, John. I've been away for a few days and didn't read everything carefully enough.
It's cool Geoff! I'd actually really like to check out the CR article... however, their website is password-protected.
Wouldn't that basicly rule out most of the LED lights? Almost all of the LEDs used are made in asia. I'd say the emitter of a LED flashlight is pretty much the most significant part in the entire light.Originally Posted by Federal Trade Comission
This is not to stir anything up, I'm just wondering...
... Never underestimate the power of human stupidity ...
It's a a valid point and concern - and one I have no answer to!
The Heliotek website states that their light is made in the U.S.A.
Don't forget about the superb illumination tools made by FoxFury. Makers of the first high-powered headlights using CREE.
Any other suggestions, guys?
Marduke, I don't think Lumileds are made in USA... Can you point us toward a link somewhere? That'd be cool to know!!
Source:Philips Lumileds maintains manufacturing operations in San Jose, California, Penang, Malaysia and Yishun, Singapore with dedicated R&D labs in San Jose, California and Best, The Netherlands.
I believe the Rebel is US made, and who cares about their other older tech?
Streamlight US made? I own a Streamlight Twin Task CR123 light that clearly has 'CHINA' stamped on the tailcap next to the loop for the lanyard.
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Rich has Streamlight listed with an *, which means "some imported products" - but they also qualify as ** (imported parts assembled in USA), as some of their lights say "Assembled in USA".
So it all depends on which Streamlight you have!
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Hey where's surefire?
Maybe this question is off topic, but I am curious:
I have seen and own flashlights made in America, and a bunch made in Asia. Anywhere else?
Are there noteworthy light producers in Europe? England? Germany?