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    Default Why no stainless steal lights?

    I only have one but it's a lot smoother then the ti lights I own. I wouldn't think weight would be an issue for single cell lights.

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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    I have a stainless steel Revo on my keys and I love it. I also have a PO-SS that weights next to nothing that I carry on a chain with my neck knife.

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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    Check out Peak, they have versions of many of their lights in SS.

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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    Stainless doesn't bind and gall like titanium, but it's heavy; on anything other than a keychain light, you'll certainly notice it.

    Stainless is also very bad at conducting heat. That's a real problem with modern, highly-driven LED lights.
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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    there are plenty if you look
    for starters there is the c3 cree
    aurora make 3 or 4
    thats just the cheapies
    I'm sure there are quite a few custom makers that use ss

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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    I would trade my ti+ for a SS+

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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    If there were steal lights, I'd steal them all and you'd have none.
    Plus I'd be in jail.
    Screw that.

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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    What ya got ?

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    JETBeam E3S & E3P are also nice torches....

    Solar Force had some stainless steel P60 hosts, as well (limited editions, I think).
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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    There are plenty of SS lights but they are not always promoted

    The finish is nice and the material is cheap. The weight is big turn off for me. I have the Solarforce L2 stainless steel lights amongst other SS and they really do weigh a ton. A big turn off when your jacket starts to sag... under the weight. It also smears easily...
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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    Jetbeam E3S in SS modded with an XM-L. Still one of my favorites and I don't mind the extra weight.
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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    Why no stainless steal lights?
    I really don't understand why you asked this question.

    Check this Google Search there are numerous SS lights available.

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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    I have many lights I consider a steal....


    Really though, I believe I own 7 SS lights at this time. They're out there.
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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    I really don't understand why you asked this question.

    Check this Google Search there are numerous SS lights available.
    Me neither, have a Peak ElCapitan and Rainier SS in my pockets as I type. And without listing, I know there are quite a few others. Regardless on how they conduct heat, or weigh, they're some of my favorite lights.

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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    there is always the fenix ld01 ss edition i crave for...though i ended up getting E05 instead still very tempting to get the ld01 ss

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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    I really don't understand why you asked this question.

    Check this Google Search there are numerous SS lights available.
    If SW ti+ would have been made out of SS it would be a better light and cheaper.

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    Default Re: Why no stainless steal lights?

    I've got a stainless Ultrafire 503B. One of the few stainless P60 hosts. I can tell you it's very nice, but also very very heavy. Hardly pocketable because of the weight. But it is niiice.

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