Recent content by Derek Dean

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    Can I say Goodbye to my flashlight?

    First of all, cimerio, welcome to the forum : ) Another thing you might try, if cleaning with alcohol doesn't work (and again, make sure you always keep the head pointed UP, as in the LED facing UP, you don't want liquid getting down in the head), is to try using baking soda mixed with a bit of...
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    Flashlight with very low brightness modes?

    I can HIGHLY recommend any of the Zebralights. Exceedingly small, and not only do they have super low outputs, but they are also extremely efficient when running at those low outputs (and efficient at high outputs as well). This little puppy is highly pocketable (I carry it every night at...
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    The Official Zebralight Thread .

    Anybody interested in the two new little lights released by ZL today.... H53c LE and H53Fc LE?
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    The Official Zebralight Thread .

    Nicely done, Bob, but a minus green filter cleans up the beam on my original SC700 just fine, and to be honest I tend to prefer a wider beam profile, but it's nice that you've been able to get your SC700 to where you like it. The SC700 is such a useful light.
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    The Official Zebralight Thread .

    I'd probably still have needed to filter it, as 4000K is typically a bit warm for my tastes.
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    The Official Zebralight Thread .

    I've noticed many lights on the ZL website are out of stock, so last week when I saw that theSC53w was back in stock, I jumped on it, and now that it's arrived, I'm really glad I did. Super small and light, absolutely perfect fit and finish, and of course that wonderful ZL UI. This little...
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    Good LED camping lantern?

    Yep, I get that. I think this lantern does use PWM on the lower two levels, but at a fairly high frequency. It's there if you test for it (wave fingers really fast), but not noticeable or bothersome to me in the slightest.
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    Good LED camping lantern?

    Well, I included that photo of the light in action to kind of give an idea of how it looks in real life. It's pretty much like any bright light source, you don't really want to look directly at it, but rather hang it high up and let it illuminate the area, which it does quite nicely. In my...
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    Good LED camping lantern?

    Ha, well, to be honest, I was pleasantly surprised that the tint was very usable right out of the box, but of course that didn't stop me, so I did add a regular -1/8 green filter (not a Zircon), and that is just about perfect with only a very minor drop in output. The Zircon filter sheets I...
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    Good LED camping lantern?

    I recently purchased this Coleman 1000 Lumen LED Lantern and must say I'm extremely happy with it. It's a bit more expensive, but its quality construction and nice features make it feel like a premium product. I use 4 rechargeable D cells and get great runtime, even on high, which I rarely use...
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    Maglite ML300L LED: can bulb break or burn out?

    Hey, thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed that thread. You might be interested to know that I recently purchased a Maglite ML300Lx (2D) and found that a Light Peach Filter (along with a frosted lens) cleans up the beam profile nicely. It really had a nasty looking beam when I first received it...