2 cell 123 lights

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How about a 3xCR123?

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how about my 100 lumen light for <$10?
wellllll, i purchased a Dorcy gel light (gel-bright?) 2xaa ($4).
hogged out the little fins in the bat tube...slipped in 3x123's (~$3.75)and a kpr112 (~$2)...voila! 100 lumens (roughly), and a VERY nice beam to boot.
relatively small, too!
heh, heh, heh...i really need to learn to post some pics.
Bob

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Which is the same as the 2C 3X123 Mag mod. Easy to do, hellishly bright for it's size, cheap.
 

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Cool, thanks for this tip, I hadn't thought of that before. Just ran out and bought an "eveready floating waterproof" 2AA light to do this with, worked out great. Not a wonderful beam with this light, gonna see if I can get the reflector out to sputter it (it's glued into the bezel). Either way, this is going into my pack for state medical response team duties.
 

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finally got the reflector out and got it sputtered...even though I did a relatively poor job of this, it ends up being a fairly nice beam. I'd call it surefire-esque- still a fair amount of artifacts around the corona, and not perfectly centered, but nice hotspot with smooth falloff.
I gotta say, this was a very satisfying use of $5 and a handfull of batteries and bulbs I alredy had lying around /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

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How did you squeeze cr123 batts into the AA tube? What did you do to the tube and how did you do it?

Dorcy has a small, nice looking metal and rubber 2AA flashlight in it's Boss line with a faceted reflector I'd like to try CR123 batts in. I wonder if it can be done?

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the battery compartment of the light I chose was wider than necessary for AA, and had 4 plastic "fins" inside to keep the batteries centered. I cut down two of the fins using a woodcarving knife, which made space for a stack of 123's.

I just had an evil thought, too....a 7-cell bulb and three R123's /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

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The 2AA Dorcy Boss bares more of a resemblance to the Gel-Lite than to typical 2AA aluminum tubes and I wonder if it too has "fins".

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I just had an evil thought, too....a 7-cell bulb and three R123's /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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Evil is Good.

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