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    Lessons from Sandy Storm power outages

    I've used coffee mugs or plastic cups to hold lights that don't tailstand.
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    Lessons from Sandy Storm power outages

    If you want your boom box to run forever use only the radio. cassettes and CD players drain the juice. About 6-8 years ago I bought a bulk pack of regular 5mm leds from ebay for super cheap. I cannot recall at the moment what rating they were, but I attached a resistor to + lead, then soldered...
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    Lessons from Sandy Storm power outages

    A thought about the above comment concerning C/D cells. If you go to Radio Shack you can buy project boxes/ battery holders for various cell sizes. Attach longer wires to the leads and then alligator clips to the other ends. Get boxes that hold 2/4/6 cells. Then the clips can be attached to...
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    so what was it like here a year ago? 5 years ago? 10 years ago?

    I remember when the Arc AAA was king. And spending $150+ to get all the parts to build the Mag mod, custom WA bulb, reflector, lens that wouldn't melt, battery holder, etc. Back then if you wanted a bright factory light SureFire and StreamLight was the only real route, still have my old Scorpion...
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    Any companies making a light like this?

    I prefer the single straight tube design of the Fenix. Also in my work (security)there are times when the turbo mode/output comes in really handy. If you got 2-3 guys acting suspicious behind a building at 3am its nice to have a really bright light to blast at them before you get close so you...
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    Any companies making a light like this?

    Going to look into the shrinkwrap idea too, thanks for that. I had considered skater's tape before.
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    Any companies making a light like this?

    Thanks for the replies. I'll look over some of the lights mentioned. My main thing is holding a cold light. As I get older the cold seems to affect my hands more. In the winter my hands get cold and stay that way. I have a G2 with a Deerelight drop in I got years ago, but thats for use at...
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    Any companies making a light like this?

    Been a Fenix fan for a few years now. My stuff is old skool. One thing that sticks out to me every winter though is how nice it would be if lights were made with a polymer body like a SF G2. My current dream light would be having my old and faithful LD1/P2D/P3D, same dimensions, same functions...
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    LED Upgrade?

    http://www.led-replacement.com/solitaire.html
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    Flashlight for friend in Iraq

    I have a Dereelight in my G2 and I have no complaints.
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    Flashlight for friend in Iraq

    Maybe a Fenix E0 as a supplement to a primary light I'd go led for lunger runtimes and no chance of burning out as in an incan bulb. another thought is a SMJled bulb for use in 2 cell GI Angle light, for general purpose lighting. I have a Dereelight drop in SF G2 also, VERY bright. They have...
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    Flashlight for friend in Iraq

    I just got a drop in for a friend from this guy. http://cgi.ebay.com/CREE-Q5-Replacement-Bulb-for-Surefire-Flashlights_W0QQitemZ350098630704QQihZ022QQcategoryZ106987QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem Was recommended by others here as he is in Calif. and shipping takes less time. then you could get a G2...
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    Magnet affect my light?

    Thanks for the inputs. I was wondering about using the magnet for setting the light at workplace when performing tasks and about those wall mounts that use magnets to hold your EDC items on a wall, forget what they are called.
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    Magnet affect my light?

    Would anyone know if using a rare earth magnet to mount my Fenix to a door or cabinet would have any ill efect on the light?
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    anti flashlight law

    I have always take great care to not light up people's houses when playing/testing. If I do try out a "tree" test at another house I aim at the top of the tree (large oaks) and do it late at night so no one sees. Have never had a problem, but am lucky that the trees around here are very tall.
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    Seeking source for mini mag type pouch

    Thanks for the link, but really need the ones just like the factory pouches that come in the minimag combo packs.
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    Seeking source for mini mag type pouch

    Anyone have a link to supplier who can provide the open top nylon type pouch very similar to the factory pouch used for mini mag? Will appreciate any info/help, and the cheaper the better. I need to buy several of them. Thanx.
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    Hands Free dive Light?

    Do they make such a light? I have a friend that just started a new job scraping hulls. Sizes range from small sailboats to really huge yatchs that I could only ever dream of being able to afford. anyways, I know that at times it gets very dim under there while he is scuba diving and working, so...
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    The one that won't get away.

    My Mag85. I can always find a replacement for mid and low level lights, but finding one bright, rechargeable and in the same form factor would be difficult.
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    Where to find replacement tailcap for Radiant AAA

    Well its been a month and the tailcap finally arrived. But its the cap for an AA Radiant, not the AAA I have. I give up...anybody need a spare AA tailcap?
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