New RayOVac Folding Lantern - Cold Cathode

WayneM

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Just got back from the local Wal Mart, and up on the rack, with a tag identifying it as a New Item, was a Ray-O-Vac folding pocket lantern. It has a folded-shape CCFT. Claims 5 hours of light from a set of 4AA cells.

I was in a big hurry, so some of this information may be inaccurate, but it appears to have a removable filter over the CCFT to create a "warmer" light color. I believe it was about $12.00.

Now all I need to do is the impossible. Talk my SO out of the bux for yet another cool light.
 

kubolaw

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Wow, is this a clone of the Osram Dulux Mini (or the Radio Shack Pocket Fluorescent)? I've been looking for something like this for a while since the two that I've listed don't seem to be available anymore. I'll have to steel myself for a trek to Walmart one of these days. Thanks!

John
 

Badbeams3

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Nope, I saw them at my Wallyworld...thin "U" shaped but sqiggle tube. Amber cover. Might be cool.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by kubolaw:
Wow, is this a clone of the Osram Dulux Mini (or the Radio Shack Pocket Fluorescent)? I've been looking for something like this for a while since the two that I've listed don't seem to be available anymore. I'll have to steel myself for a trek to Walmart one of these days. Thanks!

John
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The Radio Shack light (or the identical "Osram") minis are not CCFL. But they are immediately bright on activation, and bulb life should be least 2-3K hours.

BTW-if you can find one @ R.Shk., they are closing this great little light out at $4.99 U.S.
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lemlux

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Mr. Glow

Thank you sooooo much. I just called around am on my way to a RS that will have 6 of the OSRAM lights on closeout at $2.99 @. until I clean them out.
 

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You know what other fairly bright light Walmart sells? It's this great little light that is immediatly bright and white when you first turn it on. It has a rediculously high run time too. They call it...

"Energizer Folding LED"


No really! It's an awesome little light!
 

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The light described sounds more like the Coleman CCF light. I picked one up at Walmart. It's an impressive little light. The fluorescent tube is installed in a hollow enclosure that swings away from the body. The enclosure is amber on one side and clear on the other.

I didn't find a picture, but Coleman does have a news release.
 

e=mc²

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BTW, the coleman version is also available at SportsAuthority. I've seen it in several different stores in my travels over the past month. Looks like a pretty good value. The tubes length, if you can imagine it unbent, seems a lot longer than the ArcWhite by Energizer. But I wonder if longer is brighter in the CCF world. I might have to pick one up soon, for posterity
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Ed
 

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