" battery ... reached it's end of life after 30 seconds."One day in my windowless office the power went out suddenly and the emergecy lights did not activate. I pulled out my Microstream only to find out the battery decided it had reached it's end of life after 30 seconds. Pulled out a Klarus that kept turning off. (Tailcap issue solved later), then pulled out a brand new mini mag from my computer bag. Nothing. A bic lighter lit my way to a door I used to go get a Malkoff from my vehicle and returned to the dark office, tripped the breaker back to on and went about the rest of my day.
As I type this there are 3 on my person and 5 within 5' of me.
That's one of the main reasons that I use and recommend rechargeables.
I frequently top mine off so that I don't run into a short run-time scenario.
About 4 years ago, IIRC there seemed to be a strong interest in "battery vampires" and it seemed that many were concerned with eeking out the last few joules of energy out of alkalines. Humbug I say Buy rechargeables, and top them off!
Gee Mr Bykfixer, it's hard for me to imagine you having and carrying THREE non-working lights. That must have been a while ago, cause I can't see that happening to you now.
Well, MAYBE now, I can see it... running around with centurion alkys. Light them up... tap them on the side, the tail, fiddle with the switch. Its gotta be fun, reminiscing like that. :thumbsup: