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    Default List of "Vampire" flashlights i.e. battery drainers (2017) version?

    Did a search for vampire flashlight battery drainers but all the threads are old, 7-9 years old.

    So I thought it was time for a new one, Plus most of the lights in the old threads are no longer made.


    Looking for cr123a "vampire"?


    Thanks!!
    lux mundi

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    Default Re: List of "Vampire" flashlights i.e. battery drainers (2017) version?

    I posted this a little less than two years ago.
    Two in series might drain a 3v lithium similarly...

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...attery-vampire

    Or just play with one and see what happens, this one had a pretty wide voltage range, sold as a replacement bulb for 2-6 cell lights (3-9v) - but I was getting the 6mA, long running moonlight from a basically dead AAA Duracell.
    Last edited by eh4; 10-18-2017 at 06:58 PM.
    The brighter the light, the darker the shadow.

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    Default Re: List of "Vampire" flashlights i.e. battery drainers (2017) version?

    Quote Originally Posted by eh4 View Post
    I posted this a little less than two years ago.
    Two in series might drain a 3v lithium similarly...

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...attery-vampire

    Or just play with one and see what happens, this one had a pretty wide voltage range, sold as a replacement bulb for 2-6 cell lights (3-9v) - but I was getting the 6mA, long running moonlight from a basically dead AAA Duracell.

    Thanks looks cool!
    lux mundi

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    Default Re: List of "Vampire" flashlights i.e. battery drainers (2017) version?

    You bet, I can also recommend the Thrunite Ti3, you get a really low moonlight (firefly) that's good for about 5 days from a fresh AAA battery. That won't help you with draining CR123 cells, not without some resistors or some kind of efficient buck driver, but they're cheap and small, and really handy. - warm up a short piece of clear vinyl tubing to put over the end and it makes a durable spot to hold with your teeth, without wearing the vinyl tubing out, or grinding teeth against anodized aluminum.
    The brighter the light, the darker the shadow.

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    Default Re: List of "Vampire" flashlights i.e. battery drainers (2017) version?

    Quote Originally Posted by eh4 View Post
    You bet, I can also recommend the Thrunite Ti3, you get a really low moonlight (firefly) that's good for about 5 days from a fresh AAA battery. That won't help you with draining CR123 cells, not without some resistors or some kind of efficient buck driver, but they're cheap and small, and really handy. - warm up a short piece of clear vinyl tubing to put over the end and it makes a durable spot to hold with your teeth, without wearing the vinyl tubing out, or grinding teeth against anodized aluminum.

    I have one, it's a great little light!! Thank you for your input!
    lux mundi

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    Default Re: List of "Vampire" flashlights i.e. battery drainers (2017) version?

    I like the "Mini Touch Switch Small LG LED Light Use 16340 CR123A Batteries" on banggood for $3.59

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