Arc LS collections

Nitroz

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Here is my lonely Arc LS. If you have any of the Classic workhorses post them up!

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Surprised there are not more posts on this... will put up my Arc with cr123 clicky and AA clicky. I also have the original driver and led along with a moded one (cant remember what it is)

Does anyone know what they are worth these days? I dont want to sell my one but interested to know....
 

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.... Does anyone know what they are worth these days? I dont want to sell my one but interested to know....

They are worth what someone else will pay, and a search of the MarketPlace here and/or various auction sites will provide some idea of current value.

I haven't seen many of these selling recently, and my guess is that their collectibility has overall declined over the past several years.
 

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I had several at one time, but I sold all of them except one LS1 with Kroll switch.
 

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Still like the look, design, machining and knurling. And , made in that long forgotten US of A . I've kept several examples of the true oddities from the original runs. A tad here:

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They are worth what someone else will pay, and a search of the MarketPlace here and/or various auction sites will provide some idea of current value.

I haven't seen many of these selling recently, and my guess is that their collectibility has overall declined over the past several years.


Me neither, i have just seen a ARC AAA that's not working properly on Ebay for $175!!! err no thanks. I suppose you could put one up for $10,000 doesn't mean it will sell....

I cant bear to part with my one as it was the light to start ALL of this..... ;)
 

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Me neither, i have just seen a ARC AAA that's not working properly on Ebay for $175!!! err no thanks. I suppose you could put one up for $10,000 doesn't mean it will sell.... I cant bear to part with my one as it was the light to start ALL of this..... ;)
Yes, did it sell ? If so, I maybe could find a few in a drawer somewhere :devil:
 

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Surprised there are not more posts on this... will put up my Arc with cr123 clicky and AA clicky. I also have the original driver and led along with a moded one (cant remember what it is)

Does anyone know what they are worth these days? I dont want to sell my one but interested to know....

Wow! This thread went from 0-100 just like that.

I sold one 5 years ago for I think $100 to $125 I think. It was modded as a triple.

This is one light I will never sell.
 

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Wow! This thread went from 0-100 just like that.

I sold one 5 years ago for I think $100 to $125 I think. It was modded as a triple.

This is one light I will never sell.

My one has a modded LED and for the life of me i cant remember what. lucky the modder had a spare driver so he put it on that and gave me back the original LED and driver so i have both..... What ever happened to Peter Gransee was it???
 

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Still like the look, design, machining and knurling. And , made in that long forgotten US of A . I've kept several examples of the true oddities from the original runs.

Love the look of all of Arc's stuff, lucky to own a few but wish I owned more!

Yes, did it sell ? If so, I maybe could find a few in a drawer somewhere :devil:

Does anyone know if Arc AAA's are IRA approved? :laughing:
 

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What was the lumen rating of the ARC LS's? anyone remember? I thought it was something like 20? I really cant remember...
 

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What was the lumen rating of the ARC LS's? anyone remember? I thought it was something like 20? I really cant remember...

Depending on standard or premium, 14-25 lumens. I've retired, but some of my former co-workers covet the Arc brand. One guy has well over 120 Arc variants, AAA, AA and CR123, etc.
My favorite is still a LSL with the low dome emitter. Gransee is alive and very well, he just has little desire to return to the flashlight industry at this time.

A fun reminder of illuminations past :) :
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strideredc

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I like the web archive.... were they really $99? i thought they were more for some reason....
 

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Sadly, I believe this is all I have left, although I have to believe there are some more around here somewhere.

Both of these are modded, I don’t remember who did it, could’ve been darkzero or Milky.

First Run #834
First Run #1238 w/Kroll
Bombleman CR2-66

I seem to remember that I had a few LS’s around here somewhere, wish I had not sold off so many. I do still have a box full of miscellaneous parts.

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Dang that Bombelman tail is cool. I have two First Runs that DatiLED modded for me with Nichia triples. They’re pretty cool little lights now. Super bright!
 
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