Think It's Covered?

ghostguy6

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It fell 3 stories onto the concrete sidewalk. I only found 2 out of 3 batteries. The driver and all circuitry was gone. Its like the battery springs shot it out somewhere. One of the Duraleaks had started to corrode so I wonder if the off gassing made the plastic more brittle. Pelican sure aint what it used to be.:huh:
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It fell 3 stories onto the concrete sidewalk. I only found 2 out of 3 batteries. The driver and all circuitry was gone. Its like the battery springs shot it out somewhere. One of the Duraleaks had started to corrode so I wonder if the off gassing made the plastic more brittle. Pelican sure aint what it used to be.:huh:
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Ten stories would have been worse: nypost.com/2021/07/24/bronx-4-year-old-boy-critically-injured-after-fall-from-balcony/
 

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I dropped my Nitecore HC60 headlight while working atop an 8 foot ladder and got in trouble at work because my undamaged headlight cracked a floor tile. There was someone who tested a Fenix L1 flashlight and dropped it a couple hundred feet down an elevator shaft and afterwards the light still worked. Time to invest in a more durable light, maybe a Surefire. Even a $10 Rayovac Indestructible 2AA light would have survived that fall. After seeing that light, I was expecting someone to comment, “ You should see the other guy.” (The guy it fell on)
 

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In all fairness I have a few of these lights and they all have cracking around the head. Its only the photo-luminescent versions though so it must be some sort of defect. Im sure most of my other lights would survive the fall no problem.

I wish I could say "you should see the other guy" but it was just simply bumped off a ledge. The ironic thing is I was helping my neighbour who is an HVAC technician fix an industrial air conditioner because he could not find anyone else to help on short notice. I didn't even get paid, just a free pizza dinner.

Anyways I submitted a warranty claim so hopefully I will hear back from them in the morning.
 

ghostguy6

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Well I went to pelican today and they admitted the photo-luminescent plastic is flawed so they offered to replace it. Because of the known flaw they allowed me to get a 3315 instead. Its not as bright or have multiple modes but at least the body should last this time.
 

ghostguy6

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I was honest about what happened so the warranty rep got the full story. They know the plastic in this model is flawed so they had no problem exchanging it. They were probably happy to exchange it for a different model if it means I wont be replacing it every year. They only thing I dont like it the new light does not have the high, low and stobe options. The stobe on the 3310 was actually useful for traffic control. The warranty also expressly says :
Pelican Products, Inc. (“Pelican”) guarantees its flashlights and headlamps for a lifetime against breakage or defects in workmanship. This guarantee does not cover the lamp or batteries.
 

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Well they sure did go above and beyond on their warranty, IMO, at least in relation to the usual ANSI/NEMA FL-1 Impact resistance rating of 1 or 2 m.

Actually I never understood the Pelican marketing of this light when it was sold as the "Pelican Emergency Light Station 3310ELS" in the wall mounted tamperproof case. Great idea, for offices etc, however the instructions only listed Alkaline AA batteries, which is only asking for problems in an emergency light.

Anyway, yes for sure, one of the best uses of a strobe mode, is to be clearly seen in traffic.
 

ghostguy6

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I've been running lithium in 2 of mine without any problems. The only reason the one in the photo above had duraleaks is because it was still on its original batteries.
 

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From the videos I've seen of this lamp, it looks very throwy. It's surprising as I'd expect that kind of lamp to be floody.
 
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