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  1. sween1911

    Can I say Goodbye to my flashlight?

    Welcome Cimerio! That's a tough one. I echo Jon's comments, you can try cleaning it with alcohol. At this point, it's a learning experience. I've held many a dead flashlight in my hands done in by alkalines (alka-LEAKS) over the years. For your next light, you're all the wiser the next time...
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    Streamlight Protac HL 5-X Bezel diameter same as Mag

    But... But.... the Tacticool!!!
  3. sween1911

    Streamlight Protac HL 5-X Bezel diameter same as Mag

    Coming back on this, realized something very interesting. I have an airsoft-clone-quality 2.5" flip-up diffuser that I originally got for an Olight M31. It fits over the Maglite bezel guard. I removed the rubber liner to the diffuser and it's a perfect fit. It's a handy accessory for camping and...
  4. sween1911

    Mountain Electronics - SCAM….?

    MTN Electronics has always been trustworthy. I've been ordering all kinds of parts from them for years, always good reliable service. On the rare occasions when I had an issue, they responded using the "Contact Us" form on their site, though not always instantly. Have faith! Richard and his team...
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    Best AA edc flashlight?

    Love the Streamlight Protac 1L1AA. You can do the ten-tap to make it a single-output light or 2-level or 2-level with strobe. I love being able to make it a single-mode high output for simplicity. Can run on 1 AA or 1 CR123. Pretty handy and flexible.
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    what was the first led flashlight you owned?

    I think for a lot of us, our first LED was the little coin-cell squeeze lights. I remember my P60-size drop in, the G&P 3W. That thing put out some serious bluemens back in the day. I still have it rolling around in my Surefire parts box.
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    What was the last LED light you purchased and why?

    I rescued another Blackhawk Gladius from that popular auction site to feed my addiction. 🤪
  8. sween1911

    Anyone edc a surefire?

    The Surefire L2 is awesome! I had one for awhile. Great light to keep in your bag as it's good at just about everything. My work bag used to be a Maxpedition Sitka before I took to carrying my laptop all the time (now it's a Hazard4 Switchback, same sling-style, but larger and with a built in...
  9. sween1911

    Anyone edc a surefire?

    That's pretty snazzy! What clips are they? I could use one for my 6P.
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    Anyone edc a surefire?

    The light from an incandescent bulb originates from a single point, and shoots light in 360 degrees in a sphere, and the reflector gathers it from all angles and shoots it forward. When we stick an LED on a little stalk and slide it into the spot where a bulb was, the little dome on the LED...
  11. sween1911

    Anyone edc a surefire?

    Surefire L1 Gen6. All day, everyday. - Two stage tailcap: An elegant solution to the idea of multiple modes on a light. No clicking, no wondering what mode will come on, did I click once or twice? Mash the button = full power. Gross motor skill intuitive. I keep it unscrewed until a full press...
  12. sween1911

    Streamlight Protac HL 5-X Bezel diameter same as Mag

    I am a fan of the side switch for a light this big. Decades of Maglites have me conditioned to find the side switch quickly. My friend lamented no tailswitch on his, I'll let him know the HL4 one fits.
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    Streamlight Protac HL 5-X Bezel diameter same as Mag

    Got a Streamlight Protac HL 5-X for my birthday / Christmas present since I'm in the December Birthday SHAFT club. :) I like Streamlight stuff, for $100 this is a pretty nice solidly build blaster. Recommended it to a friend who took his chaperoning a scouting trip. Amazed all the kids and he...
  14. sween1911

    Rotary Cr123/AA flashlight?

    I noticed that too. It's so close! I had occasion to try to tailstand it and no dice. I will say, if you want to mess with it, there's a plastic ring inside the tailcap that can be unscrewed with needle-nosed pliers. As always, be careful. I don't have mine handy, but you could see if you can...
  15. sween1911

    What was the last LED light you purchased and why?

    Bought myself a Streamlight Protac 1L-1AA light to take on a work trip. Worked perfectly, kept a CR123 in it. Was nice to have decent kit with me with AA cell flexibility. I decided to take a newer budget-friendly light that was still capable and I wouldn't be distraught if I lost it on a...
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    Rotary Cr123/AA flashlight?

    I picked up a Streamlight Protac 1L-1AA a couple weeks ago as a versatile light for a business trip. It will take a single CR123 or a single AA. No tube changing. Works well though not a rotary.
  17. sween1911

    Will I turn into a Maglite fan once again?

    Great thread. Love what Mag has done and are stepping up and making all kinds of cool lights with multiple modes and high output. Gets a Maglite back to where a Maglite meant something. Still get hinky though about loading those big beautiful "D" cells in a tube given all the times over the...
  18. sween1911

    Hi / Low Tailcap for surefire 9P ??

    I had tried a Kroma tailcap on a P-series Surefire. It does have the high/low but I found it didn't have a good step-down to low, they looked pretty much the same.
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    What is beside your bed?

    Main bedside light is a Surefire M3 - Nailbender Nichia module, 2 x 18500 - single mode perfect white neutral tint in front of a Surefire momentary LOTC, aka "The best UI ever". There's occasionally a backup light around, it rotates... - modded Gladius - Malkoff Hound Dog 18650 - modded...
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    in search for 18650 flashlight

    Hey buddy, Welcome! There is a spot for this exact discussion: That being said, your requirement for focus change in one light probably points to something with a sliding aspheric lens. Me personally, I like to...

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