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strideredc

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FM, in the 3xC version how well will some of the avaliable 12v G4 bi pin bulbs work? maybe not the 12v long life as you can over drive these to 15v+ but the 100/ 50 hour versions.... its the bulb situation (no 1185 ect ect) that puts me off these amazing looking lights
 

fivemega

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FM, in the 3xC version how well will some of the avaliable 12v G4 bi pin bulbs work? maybe not the 12v long life as you can over drive these to 15v+ but the 100/ 50 hour versions.... its the bulb situation (no 1185 ect ect) that puts me off these amazing looking lights
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If anybody can get these Amazon Japan base lamps, will make all incand people more happy.
 

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Hi FM thanks for that, I can't buy with my amazon account and I can't set up a amazon. jp account due to not having a Japanese phone number...

if one of our Asian friends could do a group buy or even a bulk buy... one to you in the US and one to me in the UK... I would happy buy $100 worth or more and sell on to anyone in the UK (not for profit) 😞
 

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I was able to place an order for those bulbs from Canada, although oddly enough I did not receive an order confirmation email from amazon.jp. I was able to go back into my account and confirm the order, however.

If the bulbs do end up shipping without incident I could probably order more and ship out to US & UK. I might need help figuring out the tariff codes if they aren't spelled out in the shipment that I receive. I will also check out the re-shipper that konifans mentioned.

I have been getting a bit concerned because my last 1185 bulb blew and I was having a very tough time finding ~9.6v bulbs to get my 1185 going again. If not for these bulbs from Japan I was thinking the next step might be to figure out a battery solution that would overdrive Osram 12V bulbs. Finding that battery solution would be a lot easier if 26500's were easier to find.

Dumb question for fivemega - these flashlights are all designed around lithium ion C / 26500 cells - are you aware of any good sources for them ?
 

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