Lantern batteries

Seeker 77

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Are there any flashlights that use 6v lantern batteries that aren't a piece of crap?

I have some new batteries and any flashlights that they fit need to be shaken and kicked to get them to light up.
 

alpg88

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no, not really, not anymore, there used to be good 6v lanterns, but i have not seen some for a decade, others for several years.
 

xxo

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You might be able to find some of the older ones on ebay.

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Probably the most heavy duty 6V LED lantern is the Rayovac Industrial - mine came with a adapter and 4 D cells, bit it is a 6V lantern at heart.

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The Eveready Dolphins are also highly regarded, but they are intended primarily for the Australian market and can be hard to find elsewhere. At one time, Energizer sold some similar lights as part of their "hardcase" line.
 

alpg88

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those 2 are good, top one was available in usa but called black and decker, and was orange color, its incan version was actually better than led, brighter and throws farther, it is actually has a reflector that works great with small die leds, i moded one with xpg2 and it worked great. the bottom one is Australian dolphin, which was not widely available in usa, however it was available for a short time under different name. i have one that was shipped to me from australia, old inc model, wich works awesome with halogen hpr 52 bulb, very sharp focus and far reaching beam. Actually in my experience all of those 6v lanterns became worse with leds in it, they used low power leds, due to basically none existent heat dissipation, they all have a thin aluminum circle as a heatsink, that works ok with 1-2 watts, but no more than that, they run longer than bulb, but nasty blue weak leds, really do not improve them.
 

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