I owned a 6D incan. All I remember is it ate up cells fast, and not that much (if any) brightness than a 2 cell.Well, I don't know if I'm going to try it just yet. One lithium D-cell cost $35. $70 for two batteries with about the same mah as alkaline...
Why won't it be brighter? Its the same amount of voltage as in a 6D cell...
I owned a 6D incan. All I remember is it ate up cells fast, and not that much (if any) brightness than a 2 cell.
$70... Before I'd go that route I'd buy a Malkoff drop-in
I was referring to 70 bones for two D lions, not ML..Sorry, I don't get that. I've never seen a 6D over $45 or so. And my 4D's are WAY brighter than my 2D's. The 6D is a 9 volt light, so even more power.
That is certainly a possibility - although one thing I have never understood is that while the 6D generates much more than 3x the lumen output of 2D the claimed runtime is actually a bit higher (11 vs 8.5 hours) on alkalines in both cases.My 6D maybe started out brighter, but would suck dry alkaleaks so quickly it always seemed dimmer.
If your recollection of the 80's is not at least a bit foggy then you weren't doing it rightThis was back around 80's so my recollection could be foggy.
This 5 cell bulb came in a flashlight, and it appears potted. No other markings besides "5 cell" I'd like to get more, can anyone ID ?Maglite used different types of bulbs over the years. The early bulbs were vacuum type and were fairly dim, later much brighter krypton was offered as a upgrade. Eventually the kryptons were made standard and brighter/whiter xenon PR bulbs were offered as upgrades (these were the best Mag bulbs in my opinion). Finally Mag switched to xenon bi-pin bulbs which use a special adapter.