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    Default Superbright LED new versions anyone ?

    I have the older
    PR2-W1-WVR LED FlashLight bulb , excellent bulbs.

    There are now two new higher powered versions, does anyone have these ?
    PR2-.5WHP 1/2 Watt Flashlight Bulb
    PR2-1WHP 1 Watt Flashlight Bulb

    http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...product=LIGHTS

    Specs:
    http://www.superbrightleds.com/specs/pr2-whp.html
    Last edited by abvidledUK; 09-15-2008 at 12:55 AM.
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    Default Re: Superbright LED new versions anyone ?

    2 things stopped me from buying them.

    1) The voltage range of 2.8 to 12V means I cannot use them in 2 cell lights. The old ones work from 1 to 4 cells.

    3) The $25 minimum for international orders. (Hope that has not gone up)

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    Default Re: Superbright LED new versions anyone ?

    Quote Originally Posted by LEDninja View Post
    2 things stopped me from buying them.

    1) The voltage range of 2.8 to 12V means I cannot use them in 2 cell lights. The old ones work from 1 to 4 cells.

    3) The $25 minimum for international orders. (Hope that has not gone up)
    1) I only use Alkaline / Lithiums for these bulbs.

    2) $5 shipping on 4 bulbs, (2 of each), not expensive at all, on $27.70, total $32.80 ≈ $8.20 each, £4 each.

    Much cheaper than competitor Tektite PR's, some of which require higher voltages, but are they as good ?
    http://www.tek-tite.com/src/products.php?c=1055
    Last edited by abvidledUK; 09-15-2008 at 01:00 AM.
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    Default Re: Superbright LED new versions anyone ?

    The Tektite bulbs use side emitter LEDs which result in large hotspots with radial artifacts.
    The LPR-113 4 cell is very dim for a power LED.
    I am pushing the LPR-3 3 cell in a 4AA flashlight (NiMH). Respectable output when overdriven but the Terralux TLE-1F is brighter. The Terralux does not focus well except in a 4AA with faceted reflector. One reason I have not tried the new SuperbrightLED bulbs. The 1W seem to be using the same case so I am leering of running into the same focussing problem.
    The LPR-2 2 cell is brighter than the LPR-113 but not the TLE-1F.

    For the ~price of a Tektite or Terralux PR bulb, one can get 4 SuperbrightLED bulbs.
    Or more to the point a MTE 1AA 1 mode SSC-P4 is ~$17 (I paid <$15); An Ultrafire C3 Q5 is $21. That old standby for the poorer CPFers the Romisen MXDL RC-G2 Cree is still under $12. Not worth paying that kind of money anymore for a Luxeon bulb.

    LPR-3 in bathroom bottom left (TLE-1F as alternate), LPR-2 in kitchen bottom right (PR2-W1-WVR as alternate). The 1AA lights next to the TV remote top left has been replaced by SSC-P7 torches . LPR-113 is in storage in a Dorcy spot/area lantern.


    BTW that is a PR2-W1-WVR in a Dorcy AAA in my avatar.

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    Default Re: Superbright LED new versions anyone ?

    Quote Originally Posted by abvidledUK View Post
    I have the older
    PR2-W1-WVR LED FlashLight bulb , excellent bulbs.
    Update 2013....

    All the bulbs above are still going strong in my various torches, PIR lights etc, 7 years later. Equiv of 60p per year, so far.

    Extremely well pleased, and they work down to nearly zero volts nimh, sometimes difficult to kick start charge.
    Batteries, batteries, I need more batteries ........

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