SHOW SOME LOVE FOR INCANS ! ! !

jefflrrp

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Its 540pm on Sunday night, and there are 132 people viewing the LED flashlight section, and only 12 viewing the incandescent section. Where have all the incan lovers gone?

I do like a nice LED light. Its just that the bluish-white tint of most LEDs leaves me struggling. Give me a good white-yellowish-white incan any day of the week (and plenty of batts and spare bulbs to go with it :huh:) over an LED.

Who out there in CPF loves their incans? I want to hear from you. Post about your favorite incan, its lumens output, or any other pertinent information you deem necessary.

PICS. I WANT TO SEE PICS.

As soon as my camera starts working, I'll post a pic of my two favorite incans, the G2 and G3.

SHOW THE INCANS SOME LOVE :party::party::party::party::party:
 

Daniel_sk

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My only incan is the Surefire A2 Aviator (but I am building a Mac 2C mod - just waiting for AW to stock up C lion cells). Surefire states 50 lumens, it has been proved that it's more like 80 lumens. I have the red LED ring inside, I wish Atomic Chicken (Bawko) would return to CPF and start building the Aviatrix rings :sigh:. (I would probably take a 2x red 1xwhite ring?)

I don't have any beamshots, just this picture I took in the mountains:
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I need to get a camera with manual settings, I can't take any beamshots..
 

LightToad

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I appreciate icans, outdoors especially, for their natural color, 3 dimensional presentation, distance viewing (try pairing up your ican with binos), and poor weather cutting ability. My E2 with the 25 lumen bulb, A2 with Tenergy 3.0V rechargeables, and an E1E with the 40 lumen Lumens Factory bulb with a primary or a Tenergy 3.0V rechargeable are my current favorites. Looking forward to some AW RCR123 3.7V batteries to take advantage of my high output LF E1R and E2R bulbs.
 

jimjones3630

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Yes my favorite is incans. below a 5C [email protected] 4x A123 cells, Osram 62138 100w blub, aspherical lens increases throw with smo reflector.
Unassuming stealth design easily goes unnoticed in public. Regarding lumen output well, that is less than an exact science guess around 5,000 lumens.

4D with extension [email protected], 5x emoli cells, Osram 64458 90W bulb pushed to around 200w, lumens best guess 12,000. Aspherical lens again used with smo reflector for increased throw with usable spill. Both mods use ceramic bat insulation for thermal management. Optimized circuit to accomadate high amp load includes among others, NL's tailcap mod.

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jugg2

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OT, but I have the little tabs on internet explorer, so I view 4-5 different pages at once. I don't know how the site interprets that.
 

katsyonak

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I kinda 'converted' to incans recently after experiencing with many LED lights (some of them very powerfull) and I really prefer the incans color over LEDs as it seem more natural and more pleasant to my eyes.

Anyway, here's my first and only ROP LOLA LE:
  • Pewter Maglite 2C
  • Kaidomain cammed MOP reflector
  • Borofloat lens
  • 3854 Pelican "low" bulb
  • 2 x AW C LiIon batteries
  • AW C Cell Adapter for Mag C Flashlight
  • MagCTower
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alantch

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Here's mine :

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M6 with MN20. Soon to be converted to run on rechargeables using 6 x 16340 protected cells from AW with HO-M6R lamp from LF.
 

js

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Count me in as a hotwire guy! I love incans! I have nothing against LED's at all. I love my LED lights, too. But incans will always be near and dear to my heart. I still EDC a SF A2 almost every day and I don't see that changing any time soon. My favorite incans are my SF M6 with the MN15 X-LOLA installed, my E2e, my TigerLights, and my Ginseng-made Polaris mod, which uses MR16's. I have one of the Solux modules installed. It's one of those with the dichroic reflector that lets a lot of red and IR light simply pass through the back of the reflector, thus changing the CCT to something up near 6,000 K--daylight range--but in a natural, smooth, close to plankian blackbody curve. It's quite a nice quality of light. The price is some loss of efficiency, unfortunately.

There's still something about incans, in my opinion. I can provide a number of links to threads discussing the advantages of incan light if anyone really wants me to.
 

LuxLuthor

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Its 540pm on Sunday night, and there are 132 people viewing the LED flashlight section, and only 12 viewing the incandescent section. Where have all the incan lovers gone?

The few, the proud.....oh wait....that's another group.
 

socom1970

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Here's mine :

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M6 with MN20. Soon to be converted to run on rechargeables using 6 x 16340 protected cells from AW with HO-M6R lamp from LF.

Could you please post your results/quickie review of that combo when you can? I want to use that combo badly for my M6 as well. I just don't want to waste my money...
 

Brozneo

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I don't have any photo's but here's my collection of incans:

Surefire M6
Mag85
Mag11
Surefire A2
ROP HOLA
ROP LOLA

However I don't rate the ican run times, hence I usually take a mix of LED and incan on duty!
 

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