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  1. chillinn

    Incan vs LED?

    For awhile now I'm back to carrying Fivemega's E head E tail in 18350. I have two I use with beat up Elite heads and z68 TN tails, set up lo-hi, so I set one up with MN02 and one with T.customs' socket w/ A3712, and I usually carry one Surefire diffuser with them. With Keeppower IMR18350...
  2. chillinn

    Malkoff MDC 2xAA review

    I found Malkoff bodies will crush Eneloops in both the 1AA and 2AA, but this is with incan Elite heads (which may or may not matter). Do all the Eneloops you've used in it have slightly crushed buttons?
  3. chillinn

    Mc Clicky

    I have never seen McClicky criticism before today. Good thread. In defense, it is said that McClicky "lasts longer" than OEM Surefire clickies, but I think this is a misinterpretation of the fact that McClickies will take more amps than OEM SF before catching on fire or whatever happens, which...
  4. chillinn

    Surefire P60 titanium clone

    I think these links should get you started AliExpress "replace Surefire" search Ti 3P clone Cu 3P clone z41 clicky clone z32 clone I found these interesting for the price. E2 body clone E1 body clone
  5. chillinn

    whats features mean the most to you in flashlights?

    1) constant current circuit 2) single emitter with decent color rendition, color temperature & tint 3) regulation, for constant brightness 4) cell chemistry compatibility, best if chemistry agnostic 5) forward clicky or momentary twisty 6) sublumen mode(s) 7) body with threads exposed screws...
  6. chillinn

    What’s your all time favorite flashlight?

    There are three I won't part with 1) incan E, in every configuration I can get my hands on. When I came in here in 2014, it was the very first recommendation I was given. I was raised in natural light, and though LED is efficient and their light quality has gotten very close, to this day no...
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    Red light and pests

    I catch as many as I can in a jar and walk them to the outskirts of my yard where they get tossed over the fence to the vacant lot next door. The ones I can't safely capture (noseeums) get the vacuum, but same thing, over the fence. There was a moth nursery here when I moved in. Hasn't been a...
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    Red light and pests

    That's probably by the design of that particular zapper. The most common ones you see hanging in back yards decimate populations. It's unfortunate and sounds inconvenient that there was some kind of moth event on your lawn. But whomever put your lawn there may have put it in the wrong place, so...
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    Surefire anodizatatiating and E tailcap brain swaps

    I lego constantly, esp. tailcaps. Only so many of one task in each category of tactical v. tailstand or battery configs. Heads (all incan) are pretty much married to their body. I'm using SF clickies incorrectly, giving up momentary the switch stays activated, and I only use as twisty. Anyway...
  10. chillinn

    Tad Customs Questions.

    Thank you for the Mag primer, bykfixer. That all makes sense, A3712 is nothing like MN01, different voltages and amps, but maybe it is closer to MN03 (which A4812 is closest to). And there was a problem with the A3012, which would have been close to MN01 (but brighter with less runtime, MN01, I...
  11. chillinn

    wtb (in the future) LeeF M/C 3 cell

    I don't know what it is officially called, 18mm tube LeeF M head, C tail, that would fit 3x18350 or 2x18500 Found someone else's images, Pretty sure this is it. Please be aware, no matter the price, I can't afford it at the moment. But I thought maybe it wasn't a bad idea to start early for...
  12. chillinn

    Tad Customs Questions.

    Thanks bykfixer. Can I just link to a bulb search there? Maglite site Bulb search I wish I knew the Mag terminology, TL? TL3? PR? The way you talk is so jazzy, bykfixer. With the way you write, you might consider performing spoken word up in the fan, slip or bottom. ;) archive.org snapshot of...
  13. chillinn

    WTB: Surefire z54 matte black e series twisty tailcap

    I have a flat black z61 clicky, but that's not what you're seeking. I, too, prefer the z52/z54 LOTC twisties. And it is disturbing how much even the "common" HA z52 cost these days. I don't understand how the inflation of the old parts benefits Surefire, because if they wanted to, Surefire...
  14. chillinn

    Red light and pests

    If you shine a red light on a hunting mosquito, it will try to avoid the red light just as if it were white light, but the advantage of red light is it actually helps me see the mosquitos better. Mosquitos are not attracted to light, they avoid it; they prefer darkness. Regardless of what...
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    Tad Customs Questions.

    Streamlight lamps can still be had, but I hesitate spending $10 plus ship on a lamp that "should" work. If they were as inexpensive as Tad's lamps, it wouldn't be an issue. But I am living month to month, and $10 lost will burn me. This is something that really needs verified, and with images...
  16. chillinn

    18650 cells 1 year storage?

    Many recommend, when storing cells for long periods, only charging them to ~3.7V-3.85V. I haven't heard an explanation for why, tho. But it sounds like OP is not storing cells so much as preparing them to be ready for use when needed, in a year if it takes that long.
  17. chillinn

    Odd performance with lumens factory lamps

    Brand new Li-ion cells charge to 4.2V. An hour later they'll be at 4.18V, and remain there for weeks, unless or until abused, when they may rest at 4.19V. Older Li-ion with many recharge cycles after charging will stabilize fully rested at a lower and lower voltage, 4.14V, 4.12V, etc. This has...
  18. chillinn

    E series switch boot

    Fasttech has silicon and rubber boot sets of 50 and 100 for $5 and $8, but I suspect they're too large: 17mm base and 15mm button width. My tape measure doesn't metric. I have seen other posts claiming the button is 13mm wide. Anyone have an E and a ruler with metric? Or happen to just know E...
  19. chillinn

    E series switch boot

    The boots that need replaced are three z52 and an old beat-up z61. All my sf hardware is old. I'm only interested in the incan models (Surefire's LEDs are conspicuously terrible, but I guess they made so much money abandoning incan and switching to LED without adjusting their prices, they just...
  20. chillinn

    Incan vs LED?

    Closest and best I have seen is Nichia E21A @3500K, and this in a light you should know about if you don't already: Noctigon KR4. When ordered with E21A, the FET driver is (somehow) constant current, no PWM. Driver is also regulated for constant brightness, runs ToyKeeeper's Anduril interface...
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