I've pretty much exhausted my search, so I was wondering if anyone is aware of any bi-pin lights which are still being made? I do have a couple older 2xAA MiniMags, but my go-to Rayovac seems to be a thing if the past.
The Yuji is 5mm. A stock minimag bulb is about 3 and so is the hole in the reflector but.....those NiteIze LED modules from home depot etc have a replacement reflector with a hole large enough for the Yuji.I might try one of those Rayovac if they take bipin bulbs/leds. Incan Minimags are bipin correct? Like to find another light or two where I don't have buy the light plus an adapter for these Yujis.
"I'm really good at coming with flashlight ideas that can't happen now, but will later."I'm really good at coming with flashlight ideas that can't happen.
If you know how to "build" a light bulb, you could theoretically build a Yuji/#112 bulb and use it in a Tom Thumb light.I'm really good at coming up with flashlight ideas that can't happen. Also wanted to find a single AA bipin setup but that doesn't exist. I'm starting to miss the days when I could just buy a Fenix light and be totally content.
You are right, there is no going back. However, sometimes old folks like nostalgia, and using something from the past reminds them of happier days of their youth, perhaps an outing or reading comics under the covers after lights-out. Whatever reason is unimportant, some people like old ways at times--it doesn't mean that they reject advances. Some may stick with the old stuff, but that's okay in a non-critical use. If a 2D incan enables you to find your pill bottle that rolled under the bed, and that is all you use it for, then it's perfectly adequate for the job. I imagine that the majority of folks on this forum though, have a plethora of flashlights for different purposes, both incan and LED, maybe even some LEP and HID! It's all good! Live and let live, or, if you are a British double-aught agent, live and let die.With patience, the future will come, and many cool things (and likely some not-so-cool as well) will come to be. The past, however, is unlikely to return, and trying to return to it often proves difficult / challenging. It seems all things related to 'light bulbs' are rapidly becoming things of the past, like me!