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  1. HighlanderNorth

    Found my lost Zebralight SC-52 after 4 years(under a bush)!

    :thumbsdow :mad::thinking::shrug:I uploaded the pics to a photo compressor, compressed them, then tried to upload them here, as I would in many other sites. But when I click on the photo icon, there's no option to upload from my phone photo gallery, and the only other option seems to be to try...
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    Found my lost Zebralight SC-52 after 4 years(under a bush)!

    I was one of the people who pre-ordered the original SC-52 in the fall of 2012. Received it in December, and I started carrying the SC-52 in spring 2013. I carried it for over 2 years, when I somehow lost it. It was always in my front pocket with a hand woven paracord lanyard I made myself...
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    Looking for a 18650 light that will not accidentally turn on in my pocket

    You could just back off the SC600 tailcap 1/2 turn to break the circuit path and prevent it from accidentally switching on when in your pocket. I carried a SC52 for over 2 years, and I always had its tailcap backed off at least 1/2 to 3/4 turn, just in case it somehow switched on. Did the same...
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    Topping off: A major advantages of rechargeable batts. How often do you top off?

    Sorry about that. I literally just discovered these emojis in my LG V10 a few months ago, and I've used them periodically in posts at various places, but I wasn't aware they caused problems. Maybe they should've included a disclaimer in the emoji list area that they can cause problems at some sites.
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    Topping off: A major advantages of rechargeable batts. How often do you top off?

    I made it a point to NOT store my hardly ever used LiIon cells at full charge. I would try to keep them at roughly 3.9v to 4.0v. Then, a hurricane or nor'easter would at some point start heading towards the mid atlantic, and I will spend most of an evening running a 4-AA charger and a 4 bay...
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    Topping off: A major advantages of rechargeable batts. How often do you top off?

    One of the obvious frustrating issues with disposable primary batteries for the average person, is that they just never know when the batteries in their camera, flaahlight, remote control, computer mouse, etc, will give out and stop working. For most people who frequent this site, that's...
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    Bad Eneloop?

    Yeah, but would you trade the occasional minor frustration of rechargeable batteries, for a lifetime of ONLY using disposable alkaline and expensive lithium primary batteries? There's probably an equal amount of frustration that goes along with using disposable primary batteries, such as when...
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    18650 Torch Losing Power, Help Please

    Yeah, a LOT of LED flashlights have a thermal step down on their turbo or highest settings. It should be listed in its manual or on the online specs at the store or company website. But if your light puts out 500+ lumens on max, and has lower settings as well, you should find that the lower...
  9. HighlanderNorth

    Service replaces dead Lithium & NiCad power tool battery packs w/ NiMh

    I posted a thread here from back in like 2013 or so, where I pointed out that the 18v batteries for my Rigid 18v hammer drill/circular saw set that I had purchased way back in late 2003 were still going strong then. But finally, just 1 year later, 1 of its 2 NiCad battery packs had given out...
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    What is going on with my Xtar VC4 charger??

    No. I actually ordered this charger 22 months ago, having forgotten that it does NOT come with a regular a/c plug. I had reviewed quite a few chargers before ordering it, and somehow forgot that the VC4 also needs a USB power supply. But after reading up on the specs the day after I'd ordered...
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    What is going on with my Xtar VC4 charger??

    Lately, I've noticed that when I put a 16340 or 18650 on the charger by itself, with no other batteries in any of the other 3 slots, it will gradually reduce its charge current. I didn't think much of it because I assumed it was because the battery was getting closer to full charge, and the...
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    Can anyone list any recently released single 18350 sized lights?

    Recently I read an HKJ test/review of an 18350 with significantly better capacity than the currently available 16340's, so I decided to do a simple Google search for lights produced in the past year or 2 that run on a single 18350. I assumed it would be easy to find some recent lights that way...
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    Eveready Alkaline power cell - AA- E91- unheard of stories

    I have the opposite situation. Last week, I noticed a problem with 4 AA powered motion detector LED light in the kitchen hallway closet of a client's house. It turns on every time the door is opened, and shines into the dark closet for 30 seconds after movement is no longer detected. He bought...
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    👉2018: Which are the best rechargeable RCR123/16340? 👉Best 18350?

    Now I wish my primary light ran on 18350's instead of 16340's. Its about time that battery manufacturers start producing 16340 & 18350 batteries with higher capacity. Compared with 18650 with capacities as high as 3600mAh, the 18350 is the same diameter and slightly longer. Therefore I see no...
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    👉2018: Which are the best rechargeable RCR123/16340? 👉Best 18350?

    I did a search for "best 16340", but the most recent relevant review of that battery type was from back in 2014. I was in the process of recharging my Jetbeam 16340, after using its 100L medium setting for an extended period, each of the past 2 nights. I was comparing my estimate of how long it...
  16. HighlanderNorth

    Has anyone had a flashlight "clicky" switch fail?

    Yes. In 2012 I bought a Spark SL5 220CW, which is a really cool and unusual looking light. I bought a Zebralight sc52 at about the same time, and I switched to the SC52 from my Jetbeam BC10 as my edc light. I lost the SC52 just 2 years later, and decided to finally use the Spark SL5. It lasted 3...
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    Test/Review of Soshine 26650 5500mAh (Black)

    I bought 2 of their 16340s back in 2012, but pretty much never used them. I was more "trusting" of the lower priced, not-so-brand-name batteries back then. But just weeks after I'd bought them, I did more research on Li Ion batteries in general, and as a result, I became leery of the 2 Soshine...
  18. HighlanderNorth

    Does high CRI always come at the price of efficiency? How much?

    That's a sensible explanation. It also reinforces my distaste for yellowish tints. I'm perfectly happy with neutral white tints. In fact, I have still never owned a true high CRI light. I always order whichever option that's not going to be blue or really yellow. If that also leads to better...
  19. HighlanderNorth

    NEW Fenix E16 700 lumens (beamshots added)

    Re: NEW Fenix E16 700 Lumens Wow, although these new Fenix lights look to have been inspired by Olight's S series, the beam profile and tint are VERY different. I'm actually surprised the difference is THAT big, but I guess it's the result of Olight's TIR reflector spreading out the hot spot...
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