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    Thinking Please help me ID this bulb (and flashlight)

    I picked this flashlight up at a 'junk store' in a box with some other items. The bulb is incandescent, and it is blown but when I put 2 CR123As and knocked on the front of the light with my palm, the filament it made intermittent contact and lit up so I know the flashlight works, it just needs a new bulb. I don't know what kind of bulb this is or how to order it though. That's a US 10c piece (dime) in the picture for size comparison purposes. It's bigger than a Maglight 2-pin 'grain of wheat' style bulb, but smaller than the normal 'generic flashlight replacement bulb for a 2 D-cell Ray-O-Vac' you'd find in a hardware store.

    Bonus points for identifying the flashlight, I kind of like it's solid simplicity. There's no identifying markings anywhere on it that I can find. With the way the bulb installs, It kind of looks like a prototype or something??

    Thanks for any help!

    PS: I read you can't hotlink images so here are plain old links. You can click on the picture to blow it up to full size).

    http://tinypic.com/r/30m5pi9/6

    http://tinypic.com/r/2hmo9rb/6
    Last edited by photon1c; 08-12-2012 at 01:44 PM.

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    have you found physical stores for help?
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    Default Re: Please help me ID this bulb (and flashlight)

    Quote Originally Posted by photon1c View Post

    PS: I read you can't hotlink images so here are plain old links. You can click on the picture to blow it up to full size).

    http://tinypic.com/r/30m5pi9/6

    http://tinypic.com/r/2hmo9rb/6
    Your images would not be considered hotlinks as they are hosted on tinypic, they would need to be resized to no larger than 800 x 800 pixels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler_Hu View Post
    have you found physical stores for help?

    Hello! No, the local stores only sell 3V generic incandescent flashlight bulbs and Maglight replacement bulbs.

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    I think you can look here for the bulb.. Don't know about the light..

    You know what this would be better....

    Lighthound used to sell the Chinese Police flashlight that used these bulbs.. My second link is for the 6V bulb. Lighthound only seems to have the 9V variety now.

    Good luck!!
    Last edited by skillet; 08-13-2012 at 05:14 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Your images would not be considered hotlinks as they are hosted on tinypic, they would need to be resized to no larger than 800 x 800 pixels.

    Norm

    Oh! I didn't know.. Will try next time (but will have to figure out how to resize)

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    Yes!! Thank you, I think that is it! So this is known as the "Chinese police flashlight bulb"? Quite an odd designation


    Quote Originally Posted by skillet View Post
    I think you can look here for the bulb.. Don't know about the light..

    You know what this would be better....

    Lighthound used to sell the Chinese Police flashlight that used these bulbs.. My second link is for the 6V bulb. Lighthound only seems to have the 9V variety now.

    Good luck!!

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    Default Re: Please help me ID this bulb (and flashlight)

    A few years ago there was a flood of cheap Chinese xenon flashlights. Mostly Surefire 6P copies with these funky bulbs. I don't think there's an official designation for them. You'd probably find a lot searching through eBay with a little searching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABTOMAT View Post
    A few years ago there was a flood of cheap Chinese xenon flashlights. Mostly Surefire 6P copies with these funky bulbs. I don't think there's an official designation for them. You'd probably find a lot searching through eBay with a little searching.
    weren't those the brinkmann maxfires? i remember seeing them at wal-mart and academy. i know they were made in china.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericjohn View Post
    weren't those the brinkmann maxfires? i remember seeing them at wal-mart and academy. i know they were made in china.
    No, the most common ones were sold on eBay. Some said "POLICE" on the bezel, or had common company names lifted/licensed from elsewhere.
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    It's a midget flange base lamp. You can find them over at Bulbtown dot com, number 381 seems to be the one you should replace it with. However they do have an LED replacement for it....though it's no Cree....in fact I think it's a Nichia T1 3/4 white LED. All Electronics has them as well including some LED varieties but way higher voltage input or a too low input (2 volts and 28 volts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightfooted View Post
    It's a midget flange base lamp. You can find them over at Bulbtown dot com, number 381 seems to be the one you should replace it with. However they do have an LED replacement for it....though it's no Cree....in fact I think it's a Nichia T1 3/4 white LED. All Electronics has them as well including some LED varieties but way higher voltage input or a too low input (2 volts and 28 volts)
    Hello!
    I found the #381 but can you send me links for the LED conversions?

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