The definitive Malkoff Hound Dog Super thread

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After dealing with an extended power outage, I'm sticking with the 3 x 18650 configuration for extra run time.

Also, any advice on cleaning the contacts behind the head? I've tried alcohol and simple green with q-tips but not much improvement:
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The runtime is longer because the higher the volts the less amps used to make a lumen. The amps increase as the voltage drops.

Not only that but the batteries last longer due to fewer recharge cycles (given longer runtime) and the second reason they last longer is because they aren't used as intensely, the Amps are lower.
 

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My 18650 hound dog has now been running on low for 248 hours! On 2 alkalines. Give or take an hour or so.still very usable an is WAY brighter then any moonlight mode. Can read very easily with it and will still throw 10-12 feet across my room. This thing is amazing 😉

How would its runtime compare to M61 on 2xAA Alkalines? Also on low.
 

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Disassemble all parts, clean all the gunk out, swap out those o rings, and use a quality lube. Looks like east Texas is rough on tools!

Friends,

Thanks for all the advice. I used 220 grit sandpaper on the aluminum (lightly), acetone/q-tips on the brass and cleaned all threads. Then I used Trident diver's grease (100% silicon) and lightly lubricated the o-rings and threads. All is good now.

ledbetter, yes we had a big storm here and I was out in the rain for several hours. It's interesting to note that all the EMT / fire rescue guys did great work but all had lights that were dead in an hour or less. My 3 x 18650 hound dog super didn't miss a beat. However, I did use a headlamp the whole time and used battery discipline with the hound dog.

Overall the hound dog is a fantastic light that's gotten me through many tough situations/storms and I can't say enough good things about it.
 

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I prefer cooler temps for throwers, and warmer temps for up close. Seriously considering a E series throw head from malkoff. Hmmmm.

That is my preference.
I keep it simple: I go cool when I want max performance. I go warm when I don't need max performance.
Where do you think the M91 fits into this, do you prefer the coolest option for that one, or neutral?

Due to reading a ton of threads in here I canceled the Wildcat that I had in my Malkoff order, because I also had the M91B ordered as well, and I concluded that they were too redundant FOR ME (I know that they aren’t exact, so some won’t consider them redundant).
 

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Where do you think the M91 fits into this, do you prefer the coolest option for that one, or neutral?

The color is nothing more than a preference.
I can go either way on the M91.
I have the cool version. But that was before the neutral was an offering.

Flashlight enthusiasts generally prefer neutral and warm.
 

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not strictly related to the HD super, but recent weeks I have noticed that if I use a light for several hours straight, with a warmer color temperature I get snow blindness* much later when looking at very similarly colored surfaces

* I know snow blindness is officially when you get eye damage due to UV, I meant it in the way when you look at a snowy surface for too long and the contrast just goes, same as looking at a body of water for an extended period of time and stuff just tend to blend into each other
 

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not strictly related to the HD super, but recent weeks I have noticed that if I use a light for several hours straight, with a warmer color temperature I get snow blindness* much later when looking at very similarly colored surfaces

* I know snow blindness is officially when you get eye damage due to UV, I meant it in the way when you look at a snowy surface for too long and the contrast just goes, same as looking at a body of water for an extended period of time and stuff just tend to blend into each other
Cooler Temps are definitely more eye straining. That is why on most phones you can use things like eye comfort shield which lowers the blue light and makes the screen warmer. I have mine on about in the middle of the slider and it helps a lot.
 

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I've been running my HD super for a while with 3 x 18650s and am thinking of going back to 2 x 18650s.

Has anyone done pro/con testing? I'm just thinking the batteries might last a while longer with 2 along with the light being easier to pocket.

It's such a power hungry light that it runs better on 3 cells versus 2.
 
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