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sterling1989

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As it is getting harder and harder to find incandescent bulbs in general, and unique sizes in particular, I have started buying bulk whenever I can.
Today I ordered 250 PR-2 bulbs for my many two cell incandescent flashlights. That should be more then enough so that I never need to worry about bulbs again.

Just needs to stock up on a few of the other sizes I need and then I'll be all set.
 

bykfixer

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I did in 2016 and 17. My hoarde likely weighs 15 pounds or so (not including boxes).

If you can find Tung Sol bulbs they have really nice beams. They were for heavy duty uses like radios and cars etc. Chicago Miniatures aint bad either. Many times those come in boxes of 10. For #222 lights Holland made Norelcos had sweet beams. Brinkmann Nextar bi-pins aint bad for that style light like 2aa Rayovac Industrial flashlights and such.

Getting pricey now but PR based Maglite xenons are definitely worth the coin. The krypton will add new life to the older military lights too.
 

konifans

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Total: 1453 bulbs
These are all made in USA / Mexico / Germany / Japan and Hong Kong, and I also have more than 1,000 bulbs made in China and Taiwan but I do not list them below.

ModelSpec.Base / GasQuantity
Maglite 1-cell AAA1.2V 0.3ABi Pin Vacuum?100
Maglite 2-cell AA/AAA2.4V 0.3ABi Pin Xenon180
Maglite 2-Cell C/D2.4VBi Pin Xenon100
Maglite 4-cell C/D4.8V7
Maglite 4-cell C/D4.8VP13.5S / PR Xenon42
Maglite 5-cell C/D6V16
Maglite 6-cell C/D7.2V32
Maglite 4-cell C/D MSA44.8VP13.5S / PR Krypton70
Maglite 2-Cell C/D2.4VP13.5S / PR Krypton200
Maglite 3-Cell C/D3.6V100
Maglite 4-cell C/D4.8V15
Maglite 5-cell C/D6V2
Maglite 6-cell C/D7.2V66
WIXPR31017 XPR33.6V 0.85AP13.5S / PR Xenon160
Osram HPR522.8V 0.85AP13.5S / PR Halogen34+
Osram HPR534V 0.85A24+
HPR516.5V 0.7A7
Philips 2.4V 1.2A2.4V 1.2AP13.5S / PR Krypton9
Philips PR208.63V 0.5AP13.5S / PR Vacumm25
Philips 2222.25V 0.25AE10 / 222 Vacuum100
Lamptronix LTX2429JT2.4-3.6V?Bi Pin Vacuum18
Streamlighte 6V Bi Pin4.8VBi Pin Xenon3
Maglite LR000016V 1.5AG4 Halogen60
UKE 14801 6V 2.1W4.8V14801 Xenon15
Surefire P60 6V4.8VP60 Xenon40+
Surefire P90 9V7.2V2
Surefire N903.6V + 3.6VN90 Halogen / Xenon13
Surefire N14.8VN1 Xenon-Halogen3
Surefire MN157.2VMN15 Xenon-Halogen7
Surefire MN609.6V?MN60 Xenon-Halogen2
Surefire MN619.6V?MN61 Xenon-Halogen1
 
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sterling1989

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Is that your supply konifans or what you have for sale? :wave:

Total: 1453 bulbs
These are all made in USA / Mexico / Germany / Japan and Hong Kong, and I also have more than 1,000 bulbs made in China and Taiwan but I do not list them below.

ModelSpec.Base / GasQuantity
Maglite 1-cell AAA1.2V 0.3ABi Pin Vacuum?100
Maglite 2-cell AA/AAA2.4V 0.3ABi Pin Xenon180
Maglite 2-Cell C/D2.4VBi Pin Xenon100
Maglite 4-cell C/D4.8V7
Maglite 4-cell C/D4.8VP13.5S / PR Xenon42
Maglite 5-cell C/D6V16
Maglite 6-cell C/D7.2V32
Maglite 4-cell C/D MSA44.8VP13.5S / PR Krypton70
Maglite 2-Cell C/D2.4VP13.5S / PR Krypton200
Maglite 3-Cell C/D3.6V100
Maglite 4-cell C/D4.8V15
Maglite 5-cell C/D6V2
Maglite 6-cell C/D7.2V66
WIXPR31017 XPR33.6V 0.85AP13.5S / PR Xenon160
Osram HPR522.8V 0.85AP13.5S / PR Halogen34+
Osram HPR534V 0.85A24+
HPR516.5V 0.7A7
Philips 2.4V 1.2A2.4V 1.2AP13.5S / PR Krypton9
Philips PR208.63V 0.5AP13.5S / PR Vacumm25
Philips 2222.25V 0.25AE10 / 222 Vacuum100
Lamptronix LTX2429JT2.4-3.6V?Bi Pin Vacuum18
Streamlighte 6V Bi Pin4.8VBi Pin Xenon3
Maglite LR000016V 1.5AG4 Halogen60
UKE 14801 6V 2.1W4.8V14801 Xenon15
Surefire P60 6V4.8VP60 Xenon40+
Surefire P90 9V7.2V2
Surefire N903.6V + 3.6VN90 Halogen / Xenon13
Surefire N14.8VN1 Xenon-Halogen3
Surefire MN157.2VMN15 Xenon-Halogen7
Surefire MN609.6V?MN60 Xenon-Halogen2
Surefire MN619.6V?MN61 Xenon-Halogen1
 

InvisibleFrodo

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That's crazy! I remember way back when I was a kid I had a 3D MagLite that I beat the heck out of, and in all the use I had with it, I don't remember ever burning out even one bulb. I've had crazy good luck with bulbs just going and going... I feel like the bulbs you guys have stocked would last me several lifetimes!!! I'm planning to pick up some Tads customs stuff, and I feel like 10 or 20 bulbs is plenty, but now you guys have me thinking maybe I should think about doing more if I want that light to go no matter how long I own it and use it...
 

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I figured 3 or 4 P60's would last the rest of my life but still clicked the buy it now thingy at eBay when I saw homie had 20 for $50. Bonus was 10 were Laser Products modules and 10 were SureFire modules.

Same with Mag kryptons. I figured 5 or so would last my lifetime but a dude had twin packs for a buck 99 and had 12. I bought all 12.
 

Lumen83

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I'm doing this as well. I only need to cover 6Ps, A2s, and E series. I managed to build a lifetime supply with Tad's, Lumensfactory, and Chinese knockoffs. Wish I had more incan's than that to cover, but I simply don't.
 

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I figured 3 or 4 P60's would last the rest of my life but still clicked the buy it now thingy at eBay when I saw homie had 20 for $50. Bonus was 10 were Laser Products modules and 10 were SureFire modules.

Same with Mag kryptons. I figured 5 or so would last my lifetime but a dude had twin packs for a buck 99 and had 12. I bought all 12.

I did the same thing a while back and scored six new original Surefire bulbs for my 8N, with an 18650 adapter it's a sweet sweet can beam and almost by favorite around the home now.
 

LiftdT4R

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Let's see some pics of these hoards!! I'll grab one of my PR selection tomorrow. I'm no where near 15lbs but I bet I have 5lbs or so.

How long are you guys getting out of PR bulbs? I've had a PR2 in my 2D fire wood gettin' Mag for the last 4 years and I must have 100 or so hours on it.
 

bykfixer

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I use one 2c light the most and it still has the original bulb from the 1980's. It gets oh, I dunno… perhaps 3 hours a year?

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These are what I keep handy to ensure any one of the few hundred various incan lights can put out light in a short time.
My hoarde is in sealed containers kept in a temperature controlled atmosphere, where fire or flood would not likely be an issue. Nothing in life is gaurenteed except death and taxes, but an effort has been made to reduce risks as much as I know how too and not have to rent a space.
 
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DRoc

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I've collected over forty P61's over the years. They work well for me on 18650.
 

LeanBurn

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I have 4 incan bulbs and 2 Dorcy drop-in LEDs for my 2D Maglite. That will be enough for my lifetime.
 

leukos

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Under-driven incans develop tungsten deposits on the glass. The glass may darken over time and reduce output.
 

thermal guy

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Ok thanks. I thought I remembered hearing something like that. But does it also decrease the life of the bulbs as well?
 

leukos

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Yes, if the tungsten is on the glass, then the xenon/halogen is not returning it to the filament = reduced bulb life
 
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