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    Default Garrity 1W Luxeon spotlight at Wal-Mart

    Picked up this light last night for $19.38.

    It uses 4 AA's, which it comes with.

    It put out a pretty good spot beam that lit up the tops of trees a block away. It's also pretty lightweight. I think I'll keep it in the back of my recumbent bike for those times when I forget to charge my LED headlight (like tonight).

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    Default Re: Garrity 1W Luxeon spotlight at Wal-Mart

    It is a good spotlight, mine had a RV1H Luxeon Star in it.

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    Default Re: Garrity 1W Luxeon spotlight at Wal-Mart

    Hehe.. I saw it Yesterday when i went to buy the MM AA LED. It looked like it had some killer throw. I think i will buy it soon.
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    Default Re: Garrity 1W Luxeon spotlight at Wal-Mart

    Please post some beamshots of this light if possible.

    Have you had a look at the LED in this light is it a star or a bare emitter?

    I'd like to get one of these lights and mod it with a Luxeon III UV0J from photonfanatic.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Garrity 1W Luxeon spotlight at Wal-Mart

    It's a star. There isn't hardly anything for heatsinking though, so I'd suggest looking for a way to mount some copper or other heatsink in it.

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    Thanks for the information Ice.

    Tachy

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    Default Re: Garrity 1W Luxeon spotlight at Wal-Mart

    I like mine, it just feels REALLY flimsy since it's almost entirely plastic and only takes the 4 AA batteries...

    The trigger switch threw me for a loop at first before I realized that you have to pull it in a little further to get it to lock on.

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    Any idea if the throw on this light is comparable to a Streamlight propoly luxeon 3C?

    Tachy

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    Default Re: Garrity 1W Luxeon spotlight at Wal-Mart

    I only have a 4AA propoly...not sure how the 3C would compare. I'll check out the two vs. each other tonight though.

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    Thanks BrighTor, looking forward to your report.


    Tachy

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    Default Re: Garrity 1W Luxeon spotlight at Wal-Mart

    I'm wondering how it compares to the Dorcy 3W Lantern sold at Sears?

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    Default Re: Garrity 1W Luxeon spotlight at Wal-Mart

    Just tried them out. They are very much similar in throw, to my eyes, with the spots being about the same size. Mainly, I shot the top of a pine tree at about 50 yards. The spotlight's beam is VERY ringy, whereas the Streamlight is pretty nice/smooth. With a reflector that big though, I'd tend to expect rings.

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    Default Re: Garrity 1W Luxeon spotlight at Wal-Mart

    Anyone have an opinion about one of these running a T or U bin running at close to 1A?

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    Default Re: Garrity 1W Luxeon spotlight at Wal-Mart

    unless you put a good heatsink in, that would just ruin the LED very quickly. The heatsink in it is a piece of metal maybe 1/32" thick.

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    Default Re: Garrity 1W Luxeon spotlight at Wal-Mart

    Thank you, Brightor, for the comparison. Looks the Propoly 3C is a consistent winner.

    If only the Luxeon I could be upgraded to lux III

    Tachy

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    Default Re: Garrity 1W Luxeon spotlight at Wal-Mart

    They had one on clearance at my local West Marine for years. My wife bought me two of the last three G-Tech lanterns from there. One day we went there to look for the LED spotlight but someone else beat us to it. I wonder how it measured up the the Q-Beam? I look for one online every now and then, since Garrity is one of my favorite brands.
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