Flashlights with more than 3 CR123 batteries?

Hallorann

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Hey guys

Warning - newb here.

After searcing online, I have been able to find flashlights (either incan. or LED) that take either 1, 2, or 3 of the CR123 3v type batteries, but no more than 3.

Why is this? Is appears from the various advertised lumens that the more 3v batteries the better, so why no lights with 6 or 8 of these batteries? They are of small enough diameter that the light would still be pretty handy, albeit longer.

Thanks

Hallorann
 

shoe

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Lampje said:
Surefire M4 with 4 CR123's
Surefire M6 with 6 CR123's
Surefire The Beast with 20! CR123's
etc...

Who can afford The Beast??
Who can afford to feed it????
 

Illum

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shoe said:
Who can afford The Beast??
Who can afford to feed it????

theres a reason why they came out with the rechargeable version
oh...you'd be surprised there are individuals on this forum who own the beast.
 

mdocod

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there are 4 cell 12V G&P lights, and ultrafire/superfire also offers them (made by the same company, different names and body designs). They use the 12V G&P 26mm lamp assembly. It's a pretty bright lamp. runs close to 15Watts.

you could always take some PVC pipe and various parts and make a 6 cell stick powering a track lighting bulb (stick to 20W bulbs to stay reasonably safe.... 6 in series will make ~18V, overdriving the 12V lamp pretty nicely around 30-35W, should run for about 25-30 minutes.)
 
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