Well my work just got in my xenon polystinger that I have been waiting on anxiously. And I got to say I'm kinda disappointed in it. I charged it for about 10 hours like it said to do and it is on its first charge I don't know if that matters. I compared my 4d cell original maglite, polystinger, 2d 2nd gen led maglite , and my maglite xl100. And that is the order from worse to best. My xl100 won as far as I am concerned and my 2d led mag was actually better than the streamlight. I was sure my poly would be my new toy but I don't know. I kinda like the white light of the led. The xl actually had the best overall flood and throw.
Is there a led drop-in for the poly or am I just stuck with the xenon bulb?
Left to right is worse to best
Left is xl100, middle is 2d mag, and right is poly
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I've had Poly Stingers that look better than that. Usually I charge a Stinger for about 16 hours prior to using, when new. We are talking about 100 lumens, or so for the Incan Stinger. What I have done to improve output is use a SL Strion incan bulb.
I had both the super stinger/HP and the ultra stinger, if the beam looked yellow i'd take a look at the battery first before the bulb. Your's might have been laying around in the box and has a bad/dead cell in the battery stick. If you have a meter see what it's charged voltage is. those lights were bright and should look very white fully charged
Me again. I agree with Vinniec5. That or the charger. I would go with a generic aftermarket NiMh battery pack. I have a couple of Stingers, and an older model SuperSinger, and they do need to have the battery packs changed out every so often. Great flashlights. I notice that most auto shops I frequent use the basic stinger.
Well after much charging it doesn't seem as yellow. I now leave it on my car charger they supplied. To me it looks whiter but I still am not fully happy though. I mounted it in the work truck. This is the best spot I could find on the Ford ranger that was easily accessible.
So the Terralux dropins I have seen for the stingers say they are not compatible with the polystingers. It is because the threads? If it is forced on does it damage the threading bad to if i had to turn it back in I couldn't switch it back?
[QUOTE=sand1303;3716874So the Terralux dropins I have seen for the stingers say they are not compatible with the polystingers. It is because the threads? If it is forced on does it damage the threading bad to if i had to turn it back in I couldn't switch it back? [/QUOTE]
The threads on my Polystinger don't appear damaged to me; the ican head went back on the one time I tried.
FWIW, the Stingers and Surefire 8X (So long ago, I might be botching that number.) both seemed yellow compared to my incandescent 6P and Scorpion flashlights.
Another thought - I picked up two used fast chargers that don't seem to charge the battery as well as my original slow charger, at least the incandescent beam was less bright/more yellow.
Looks like the bulb is being underdriven if it's that orange. I'm not really a fan of Streamlight's bulbs in general though. I've ran the Strion bulb in sockets before and they would darken with use unlike Surefire bulbs. The larger Streamlights seem a bit better in this regard though.