Scorpion just blew a lamp for the first time!

FNG

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I got it a few months before summer 02' and just blew my first lamp last night. When I got it, I was a little unsure because Streamlight says it would only last 5 hours on intermittent use, which is wrong. Ive had over 12 sets of batteries in it with no problems. All of this with it being used a few minutes at a time. It happened when I was splitting a 223 last night and put it in the Scorpion to test it. After I got it in, I twisted the head a few turns, and clicked the switch, the bulb flashed. I knew what happened. I put in the extra bulb that was supplied (good thinking, Streamlight) and all was working well again. I think it blew because the new batteries had too much voltage.

Although the Scorpion has proven that its worth the money, im looking to get a G2, E2e, or Triad. Its showing its age after 8-9 months of use. I would recommend this light to anyone. Its cheap, durable, and works every time.
 

Size15's

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Just shows you that one light alone can leave you in the dark without warning. If you need light, you need two lights.

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Xrunner

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I have a Scorpion and would agree. The Streamlight Scorpion vs. Surefire G2 issue is really a matter of personal preference and what its intended use is to be, IMO. Also, here we have another great piece of advice from Al. But you know you are a flashaholic when you have a light, a backup, a backup for your backup, a backup for your backups backup, and so on.
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Seriously thought, always carry a backup. I have been glad I did many times.

-Mike
 

FNG

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Ive got the Surge, 2L, Inova X5 Tactical (backup), and Arc AAA White.
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Monsters_Inc

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That's great news, that it far exceeds the 5 hour claimed bulb life. I'll see what I get on my unit whenever I get my hands on that Scorp of mine.... (hint hint PlayboyJoeShmoe.
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nihraguk

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ideally, one of your lights should be a led light like an arc AAA, so bulb failure would not be an issue
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FNG

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As I said above, I already have the Inova X5-T and Arc AAA White. I was just pointing out to the people who dont get the Scorpion because of the 5 hour runtime.
 
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