Shelf Life?

Cutler

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I have noticed that alkaline batteries have a significantly reduced shelf life if the seal is broken. That is, if they are discharged a little and stored.

Has anyone noticed a similar issue with lithium batteries? Some advertise a 20 year shelf life! It would seem to be a good idea to keep a set of lithiums in a light, ready to go, and have it work 19 years later. Would I need to change out the cells if I used the light just a little? The type of application I am talking about is in an emergency where a light failure would be more than an annoyance.
 

NAW

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According to my 2005 Surefire Catalogue it says the lithium battery has a 10 year shelf life and will still have 70% of its voltage left. Im assuming your talking about the cr123.
 

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