2C FM11 & 3C FM85 Ready To Ship

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#01 FM11 Nebula paid shipped
#02 FM11 tanasit paid shipped
#03 FM11 ZeissOEM2 paid shipped
#04 FM11 paulsl paid shipped
#05 FM11 kenster paid shipped
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#14 FM11 bobbo paid shipped
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#26 FM11 X_Marine paid shipped
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#28 FM11 Carbon paid shipped
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#01 FM85 tdurand paid shipped
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#17 FM85 Data paid shipped
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#22 FM85 O2Scuba paid shipped
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#24 FM85 Shinta paid shipped
#25 FM85 racer7 paid shipped
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#27 FM85 mint paid shipped
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#47 FM85 openbolt1 MO received shipped
#48 FM85 puzzl3 paid shipped
#49 FM85 dinokay paid shipped
#50 FM85 Carbon paid shipped
#51 FM85 X_Marine paid shipped
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#01 FM09 IMR lctorana paid shipped
#02 FM09 IMR Jay T paid shipped
#03 FM09 IMR rdh226 paid shipped
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[size=+2]More FM11 (880 Lumens) and FM09 (2200 Lumens) Available.

Please Check Post #1 For Next Available Number.[/size]
 

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Sending Paypal for:

#04 - 3 X 26500 - Chrome - MOP Reflector = $240
Extra FM1909 Bulb = $12
Shipping = $10
Total = $262
Bob96
 

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Sending Paypal for:

D26 Sunlight - w/FM1909 Installed Bulb = $48

FM09 - 3 X 26500 Chrome Light w/ Installed FM1909 - MOP = $240

3 X 26650 Conversion Tube/Tail Cap = $35

2 X Extra FM1909 Bulbs = $24

Shipping = $10

Total = $365

Bob96
 

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I see where Bob96 ordered a "3 x 26650 Conversion Tube/Tail Cap=$35" but on page one I see available a "3 x 26500 Conversion....".

Which is it and what is it for? I'm hoping it allows the FM09 to use 3 x 26650 instead of the 26500s. Is this the case?
 
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I assume the FM09 has a simple on/off switch installed? How hard is it to install a low/med/high switch? Thanks.

Battery choices in 26500 sure seem to be limited. The only ones I see are AWs and they are only 2300mah. Anything higher capacity out there?
 

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hey dude, if this is still avaliable could i make an order for
#06 FM09 IMR (AVAILABLE) 2200 Lumens
FM 1909 Bulbs

Oh and i was wondering if you still have those bi pin adaptor for maglite C or D
if you do include those for me.. let me know soon.. so that i can tell Jason to include 3 more 26500
 

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[size=+1]Few more FM11, FM85 and FM09 (2200 Lumens) Available.

Please Check Post #1 For Next Available Number.[/size]
 

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:paypal:HotWire Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID # 9L229586R1197610F) for FM09 IMR #06 (12/5/11) Thank you!
 

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:paypal: HotWire sent $250.00 for FM #06 IMR 10/5/11 (Unique Transaction ID # 9L229586R1197610F) Thank you!

(Sorry, double post. Please delete.)
 
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Paypal sent for
#07 fm09 = $180 -30% = $126
Intl shipping = $16
extra 1909 bulb = $12
shipping insurance or priority mail = $8 sent 8/6/2012 thks
 
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[size=+1]Few more FM11, FM85 and FM09 (2200 Lumens) Available.

Please Check Post #1 For Next Available Number.[/size]
 

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I tried to send a pm, but I don't think it is working. I am trying to figure out what commonly available batteries would work with the FM85? If I am reading correctly.. it was built for ones that aren't made now? So is there a workaround to achieve the results, or something similar? Or, am I just confusing myself reading too much! Thanks for making such an amazing flashlight!
 

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Thanks so much for the pm response. I still don't show anything going out in my sent folder so I think I better repost my follow up here. Will the FM85 produce the 1300 lumens on commonly available protected C. You mentioned a potential source by initials in your message but I am so new that I can't decode the answer.

Also, it dawned on me that although the real selling point of the light is the design! quality! and lumens... that it is so special that I would want to use it for more than a few minutes at a time if possible. Will the protected C batteries produce the 1300 lumens? And, are socket compatible bulbs accessible that would work with lower voltage batteries to increase run time. It's not like I need 1300 lumens to go for a long walk... but I would certainly be proud to carry this light along the way if the run time allowed.

Sorry to be a bothersome new customer. I love how much I am learning about batteries, electricity, etc... but it is certainly a bit overwhelming!

Also, I think I got the 1300 lumens from the lex luther maglite mod list so it might be +/- some?
 
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These look really nice, however I too am a bit confused by the different options and what batteries/chargers are required.

Anyone who uses these lights, your input is appreciated.
 

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These look really nice, however I too am a bit confused by the different options and what batteries/chargers are required.

Anyone who uses these lights, your input is appreciated.

These are designed to use C cell's and 26500's (which is the cell size 26mm wide, 500mm long). I suppose you could use standard primary 1.5v alkeline or NiMH 1.2v rechargables but the lights are really designed to use the 3.6-4.2v LiON rechargables. Id only recomend getting one of these if you're familiar with the LiON cells and their proper use/charging.

They were originally designed to use the Welch Allyn WA1111, WA1185, and a bulb which Fivemega had built for him custom. Those WA bulbs are really hard to find these days but there are bulbs now that are available that run brighter at the same voltages. In the Incandescant forum there is a thread that shows LuxLuthor's most powerful Hotwire list. Give the first post a quick read to get an idea. IT's pretty good info.

Here's a Link
 
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Thank you Hallis - that is very helpful. It does seem that so much of the hotwire stuff is no longer available but after getting my USL running again I see as soon as I light it up that no LED available today can match a wall of tungsten light.
 

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Thank you Hallis - that is very helpful. It does seem that so much of the hotwire stuff is no longer available but after getting my USL running again I see as soon as I light it up that no LED available today can match a wall of tungsten light.


Anytime. :) I've been trying to scrape together some hotwire stuff to toss together another light using a Philips 5761 bulb. I FINALLY scored a 8aa-2d holder. I've got a host for it already bored. with metal reflector, and a Kiu bi-pin socket for it. All I'll need is batteries and some kind of replacement lens like boro or tempered glass.

If you can score a few WA1111 or WA1185 bulbs and a few of those Li-On cells then that would have quite a bit more runtime in one of these FM hosts than a traditional AA powered light would.
 

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these are the batteries you would use if you bought a FM11 or a FM85 (back in the day) but they"re no longer produced so your better off getting the a FM09 because you can still find the 2650 battery.

 

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I realize this may be blasphemy - is there a LED drop-in that would work with rechargeable cells that one could buy today?
 
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