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Thread: Just got back from shopping in Michigan...

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    Default Just got back from shopping in Michigan...

    Well my wife and I did a day trip to the great state of Michigan and naturally I went to stores that carry lights not available in Canada. Even though I don't need them, I naturally came home with some impulse buys. I bought a Nite-ize 1 Watt minimag drop in with IQ switch and a River Rock 1 Watt Luxeon 1 AA at Target, a Rayovac Sportsman Extreme headlight at Walmart and a 1 Watt PR based LED bulb from Sears.

    After playing with them tonight I found their individual performances to be more than adequate.
    The RiverRock will end up being a loaner when I'm camping or outdoors in a group (If someone asks to borrow a light I don't have to hand over my HDS, Novatac or PD).
    The Rayovac headlight with the diffuser has a nice flood for hands free arms length use (I may use the Red LED's but probably won't use the Blue LED).
    I modified the Nite-Ize by putting it in my minimag without the reflector using an O-ring to keep the lens in place. The result being a poor man's McGizmo Mule. Nice even flood beam for up close work.
    The PR based LED is making one of my cheap plastic 2 cell flashlights useful again.

    All in all I happy with my purchases even though I did not need them. As a flashahlolic I could not in good conscience leave Target, Sears and Walmart without buying some of the lights I have read about here. It's nice to play with new toys. Just filling the void until the new ARC and HDS's are released I suppose.
    I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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    Default Re: Just got back from shopping in Michigan...

    Sound like you had an enjoyable time just messing around with some cheap stuff...kinda fun sometimes isn't it. I like the mod that you call the poorman's Mule. I'll bet it's nice and floody.

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    Default Re: Just got back from shopping in Michigan...

    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot36 View Post
    Sound like you had an enjoyable time just messing around with some cheap stuff...kinda fun sometimes isn't it. I like the mod that you call the poorman's Mule. I'll bet it's nice and floody.
    Yeah, I agree that it is fun sometimes . The poor man's mule is surprisingly effective. Very even beam and very useful. I can only imagine what a real mule is like.
    I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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