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  1. watt4

    6V "Lantern" Battery Lights - History? Anything good?

    I added a few of these lights (LED) after buying some rechargeable 6V batteries on clearance. has anyone done runtime tests, either with original LED or with a dorcy 40 lumen drop-in?
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    What was the last LED light you purchased and why?

    bought some tektite LED bulbs for converting old flashlights to LED. previously had used Dorcy brand. so far, no problems with either.
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    9V lights

    if you buy a version with a button on the side, be aware it might get bumped on while in a pocket.
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    Lanyard stuff

    you found them where?
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    I’ve got 500+ cr123 batteries. What are some good flashlights that use them?

    have a little fun with them. offer to trade twenty batteries for "something". see what you get offered. repeat.
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    What is a truly robust survival flashlight

    if you don't feel like modding, you could try a tektite trek 2
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    DirectTV satellite being moved to higher orbit bc damaged batteries about to explode

    why don't they move it lower, let it burn up in the atmosphere?
  8. watt4

    Favorite budget light 2019

    have not seen them in the store recently. am glad I bought more than one. I think I will run one all night long tonight. I have some AAs from the recycle box at work. :)
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    article about alcoholic beverages and how long they last after opening
  10. watt4

    Favorite budget light 2019

    Thanks for the tip. I tried one out with a partly depleted AA. It ran all night long and had more runtime left. iirc, dollar tree has AA alkalines at 3 for $1. So, for less than $5 you could get three lights and three batteries. (cheap power outage kit)
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    Brinkmann 1-aaa flashlights

    like this thread.
  12. watt4

    Power Outage, How many Lumens, How many batteries? (for lights and more)

    there are several youtube videos about removing snow from roofs
  13. watt4

    Anyone into spinning tops?

    not quite a "top". but I saw wool spinning being done last weekend, and one of the techniques used something that reminded me of a top.
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    $8 Craftsman Indestructable...kinda

    good thread. next time I pass a Sears, I may get one for work.
  15. watt4

    SERIOUS light for Airline Pilot:

    you need two lights that use AA batteries. 3xAA maglite LED for outside. this is long and skinny, won't get lost in your kit, could be stood vertically in your kit bag, and carries easily in the back pocket (though that might be frowned upon). also, it's long enough that some reflective...
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    How do your remove stuck D-cells in a Mag 3D?

    has anyone tried drilling a hole in the side of the light? then using a screwdriver to poke into the battery and "lever" it to break it loose. theory only, I have not tried this. I figure keeping a light with a couple holes in it is better than tossing it. I eventually will have to...
  17. watt4

    Best thrower for wildlife-spotlighting

    ask the collective minds if they think incandescent lights are better for spotting animal eyes
  18. watt4

    Love Seems To Be Lost For These Brands

    for the last month or so, my daily pocket light has been a Peak McKinley.
  19. watt4

    Do you give away flashlights? How often, how many? Price range?

    I keep one of these in the car. $5 at walmart. eventually I will be at some road incident where someone needs a light, or a kid at the incident would feel better with a light. that's the one I will give away. everyone knows how to use it, and it is bright enough that anyone in need...
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    these would be good, even though they are last-decade-technology. uses a single 123 battery. doubt they are still being made. wrt engraving, I would only put their name on it.

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