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JAS

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This is a hand me down from my old job. They were going to throw it away because they were replacing them with new Streamlight Stinger LED lights.

The original nickel-cadmium (NiCd) battery was replaced with a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and it has an after-market TerraLUX LED module.

It is definitely a "beater" flashlight, but that is what makes it great. I am not afraid to use it.

I have a couple of Stinger chargers and AC wall wart power supplies. One of them is taped together, but still works well.

I also have a somewhat newer Streamlight Stinger LED flashlight. It was given to me by a friend of mine who didn't want to spend the money for a new battery.

The switch was replaced recently at Streicher's free of charge a few weeks ago, too.
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KITROBASKIN

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Due to the poor memory of it's master my faithful servant of many years was cruelly killed by conveyor belt today. It was left to fight for it's life during the start up after an adjustment. The horror of the sounds it made will forever haunt my dreams. Goodby dear friend.
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Farewell faithfull SolarForce body. Long live the head and tailcap!
One can only guess how well the conveyor belt fared.
 

bykfixer

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This is the closest thing I have to a "beat up" flashlight. It's been dropped in fresh concrete, fell off my truck a few times, dropped on pavement, kicked, and generally roughed up since 2015 when I bought it. It baked in the summer heat and froze all winter for about 5 years until replaced with a chrome Maglite ML25 sometime in 020.

This Coast HP7 was my first LED flashlight over 25 lumens. Heck it was my first flashlight ever to top 100 or so. These days it enjoys the good life on Mrs Fixers night stand in case a flash/pow is ever required.
 

ledbetter

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This is the closest thing I have to a "beat up" flashlight. It's been dropped in fresh concrete, fell off my truck a few times, dropped on pavement, kicked, and generally roughed up since 2015 when I bought it. It baked in the summer heat and froze all winter for about 5 years until replaced with a chrome Maglite ML25 sometime in 020.

This Coast HP7 was my first LED flashlight over 25 lumens. Heck it was my first flashlight ever to top 100 or so. These days it enjoys the good life on Mrs Fixers night stand in case a flash/pow is ever required.
That looks like toilet paper and a brown log.
 

Megalamuffin

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I haven’t had the prometheus beta very long but it’s already beat up. Life of a keychain light I guess. Still works perfectly even after all those drops on concrete.

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Tworch

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Four years on from my last post, the best light I’ve ever had. Must be circa 12-13 years in daily use now.

My trusty BA20

Tail cap rubber finally wore through last year, makes me laugh I used to buy spares for other lights I own incase they wore out ha! Also chipped the glass last year. Threads are quite worn but still good.

How on earth I still have it I don’t know, I’m in and out around 20 cars a day and I’ve ‘lost’ it hundreds of times only to find it after a little panic attack.

Check out the eneloops too. To think I worried again about charging degradation and again used to buy lots. These have been in the light many, many years. They’re even squashed just from dropping one on top of the other during insertion, they also get charged only on a 1/2 hour quick charger.

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See you in 4 years!
 

Jean-Luc Descarte

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That is beautiful, Tworch. It's not every day you see a torch that looks like it's made of stone. The tail boot and lens are easy and cheap repairs, and they'll make it run like new.

I remember having a BA20 a few years back. Good light, but I gave it away because after a lot of experimentation I concluded that 2xAA (or multicell in general, in fact) isn't my jam.
 

desert.snake

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The pelican died from an accidental puncture on the neck between the head and a slightly unscrewed bezel. A piece of metal made a small dent, and due to the constant tension of the module spring, this neck stretched and stretched from the point of impact and broke off. The aluminum bronze is unfortunately very soft and scratches just as easily as copper or pure 6061 T6 aluminum. This is the result of being carried in the same pocket with steel keys one week.
 

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Megalamuffin

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Four years on from my last post, the best light I’ve ever had. Must be circa 12-13 years in daily use now.

My trusty BA20

Tail cap rubber finally wore through last year, makes me laugh I used to buy spares for other lights I own incase they wore out ha! Also chipped the glass last year. Threads are quite worn but still good.

How on earth I still have it I don’t know, I’m in and out around 20 cars a day and I’ve ‘lost’ it hundreds of times only to find it after a little panic attack.

Check out the eneloops too. To think I worried again about charging degradation and again used to buy lots. These have been in the light many, many years. They’re even squashed just from dropping one on top of the other during insertion, they also get charged only on a 1/2 hour quick charger.

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See you in 4 years!

Awesome.
 

nbp

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Tworch - that light is amazing! One of the best I can recall in the thread! I love the look of a well worn EDC item like that but unfortunately I swap around between too many items and am too careful for anything to get to that point. :(

Desertsnake - the patina on that Flieger is coming along nicely; looks great!
 
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