Mag-lites circa 1983.

soldonsurefire

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These are two from that year.
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ampdude

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Wow, I forgot how expensive bulbs were back then. And not as bright or reliable. Or course they "seemed" bright.

Kinda like when incan Surefires came out they seemed a lot brighter than they do now. Not that brightness is even half of the story of course, we are in the incan forum after all.
 

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Those eveready bulbs had a horizontal filament, producing an absolute laser beam of light. I could _see_ items at 200 yard with a 2d mag back then with this bulb.
Are you sure you dont mean a vertical filament, like in this bulb? Ive used these in a Maglite to good effect. I think newer ones returned to a conventional horizontal wire, unfortunately.

Here is a picture of one of mine. Halostar 64410. Only 10W but lasts long & throws far for its output. Very practical bulbs for general use.
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Can you still buy those 2 cell Krypton bulbs?

I see them on ebay and online retailers from time to time. Honestly I haven't looked for any in store in about twenty years since I have a good stash and the xenon ones are so much better anyways. But they are usually more touchy for over driving.
 

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Are you sure you dont mean a vertical filament, like in this bulb? Ive used these in a Maglite to good effect. I think newer ones returned to a conventional horizontal wire, unfortunately.

Here is a picture of one of mine. Halostar 64410. Only 10W but lasts long & throws far for its output. Very practical bulbs for general use.
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100% sure. It was a next gen looking bulb back in the 80s. The tip had a little curve where it was snipped off. Filament was horizontal and held with clamped 'risers'. Looked a LOT like a osram/carly/high-end type bulb.
 

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