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    Here is my lonely Arc LS. If you have any of the Classic workhorses post them up!







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    Surprised there are not more posts on this... will put up my Arc with cr123 clicky and AA clicky. I also have the original driver and led along with a moded one (cant remember what it is)

    Does anyone know what they are worth these days? I dont want to sell my one but interested to know....

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    Quote Originally Posted by strideredc View Post
    .... Does anyone know what they are worth these days? I dont want to sell my one but interested to know....
    They are worth what someone else will pay, and a search of the MarketPlace here and/or various auction sites will provide some idea of current value.

    I haven't seen many of these selling recently, and my guess is that their collectibility has overall declined over the past several years.
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    I had several at one time, but I sold all of them except one LS1 with Kroll switch.

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    Still like the look, design, machining and knurling. And , made in that long forgotten US of A . I've kept several examples of the true oddities from the original runs. A tad here:

    upload pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightshade View Post
    Still like the look, design, machining and knurling. And , made in that long forgotten US of A . I've kept several examples of the true oddities from the original runs. A tad here:

    upload pic

    Same as what i have got (apart from the two twistie holders)

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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    They are worth what someone else will pay, and a search of the MarketPlace here and/or various auction sites will provide some idea of current value.

    I haven't seen many of these selling recently, and my guess is that their collectibility has overall declined over the past several years.

    Me neither, i have just seen a ARC AAA that's not working properly on Ebay for $175!!! err no thanks. I suppose you could put one up for $10,000 doesn't mean it will sell....

    I cant bear to part with my one as it was the light to start ALL of this.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by strideredc View Post
    Me neither, i have just seen a ARC AAA that's not working properly on Ebay for $175!!! err no thanks. I suppose you could put one up for $10,000 doesn't mean it will sell.... I cant bear to part with my one as it was the light to start ALL of this.....
    Yes, did it sell ? If so, I maybe could find a few in a drawer somewhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by strideredc View Post
    Surprised there are not more posts on this... will put up my Arc with cr123 clicky and AA clicky. I also have the original driver and led along with a moded one (cant remember what it is)

    Does anyone know what they are worth these days? I dont want to sell my one but interested to know....
    Wow! This thread went from 0-100 just like that.

    I sold one 5 years ago for I think $100 to $125 I think. It was modded as a triple.

    This is one light I will never sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    Yes, did it sell ? If so, I maybe could find a few in a drawer somewhere

    No, its on a ''buy it now'' bang it in to Ebay.com and its the first to come up (and only)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitroz View Post
    Wow! This thread went from 0-100 just like that.

    I sold one 5 years ago for I think $100 to $125 I think. It was modded as a triple.

    This is one light I will never sell.
    My one has a modded LED and for the life of me i cant remember what. lucky the modder had a spare driver so he put it on that and gave me back the original LED and driver so i have both..... What ever happened to Peter Gransee was it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightshade View Post
    Still like the look, design, machining and knurling. And , made in that long forgotten US of A . I've kept several examples of the true oddities from the original runs.
    Love the look of all of Arc's stuff, lucky to own a few but wish I owned more!

    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    Yes, did it sell ? If so, I maybe could find a few in a drawer somewhere
    Does anyone know if Arc AAA's are IRA approved?

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    What was the lumen rating of the ARC LS's? anyone remember? I thought it was something like 20? I really cant remember...

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    Quote Originally Posted by strideredc View Post
    What was the lumen rating of the ARC LS's? anyone remember? I thought it was something like 20? I really cant remember...
    Depending on standard or premium, 14-25 lumens. I've retired, but some of my former co-workers covet the Arc brand. One guy has well over 120 Arc variants, AAA, AA and CR123, etc.
    My favorite is still a LSL with the low dome emitter. Gransee is alive and very well, he just has little desire to return to the flashlight industry at this time.

    A fun reminder of illuminations past :
    https://web.archive.org/web/20040303...hstandard.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHoy185 View Post
    Love the look of all of Arc's stuff, lucky to own a few but wish I owned more!
    It's a very practical, very clean, simple and distinctive machining, imo.

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    I like the web archive.... were they really $99? i thought they were more for some reason....

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    Sadly, I believe this is all I have left, although I have to believe there are some more around here somewhere.

    Both of these are modded, I don’t remember who did it, could’ve been darkzero or Milky.

    First Run #834
    First Run #1238 w/Kroll
    Bombleman CR2-66

    I seem to remember that I had a few LS’s around here somewhere, wish I had not sold off so many. I do still have a box full of miscellaneous parts.

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    The Bombleman CR2 makes for a nice little pocket option.

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    Super bummed that there is no interest in this thread, definitely one of my favorites for sure.
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    Dang that Bombelman tail is cool. I have two First Runs that DatiLED modded for me with Nichia triples. They’re pretty cool little lights now. Super bright!

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    Quote Originally Posted by F250XLT View Post
    Super bummed that there is no interest in this thread, definitely one of my favorites for sure.
    There is definitely interest. I just haven't had time to get all of my Arc lights together for a family portrait. Still one of my favorites, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Dang that Bombelman tail is cool. I have two First Runs that DatiLED modded for me with Nichia triples. They’re pretty cool little lights now. Super bright!
    Yeah, I think he did a run of like 68 or something like that. If anyone remembers me, of course I had to have #66.

    Quote Originally Posted by datiLED View Post
    There is definitely interest. I just haven't had time to get all of my Arc lights together for a family portrait. Still one of my favorites, too.
    Selling?

    You did quite a few mods for me back in the day.
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