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    As it is getting harder and harder to find incandescent bulbs in general, and unique sizes in particular, I have started buying bulk whenever I can.
    Today I ordered 250 PR-2 bulbs for my many two cell incandescent flashlights. That should be more then enough so that I never need to worry about bulbs again.

    Just needs to stock up on a few of the other sizes I need and then I'll be all set.

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    I meant to add: Anyone else building up a supply?

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    I did in 2016 and 17. My hoarde likely weighs 15 pounds or so (not including boxes).

    If you can find Tung Sol bulbs they have really nice beams. They were for heavy duty uses like radios and cars etc. Chicago Miniatures aint bad either. Many times those come in boxes of 10. For #222 lights Holland made Norelcos had sweet beams. Brinkmann Nextar bi-pins aint bad for that style light like 2aa Rayovac Industrial flashlights and such.

    Getting pricey now but PR based Maglite xenons are definitely worth the coin. The krypton will add new life to the older military lights too.
    John 3:16

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    Total: 1453 bulbs
    These are all made in USA / Mexico / Germany / Japan and Hong Kong, and I also have more than 1,000 bulbs made in China and Taiwan but I do not list them below.

    Model Spec. Base / Gas Quantity
    Maglite 1-cell AAA 1.2V 0.3A Bi Pin Vacuum? 100
    Maglite 2-cell AA/AAA 2.4V 0.3A Bi Pin Xenon 180
    Maglite 2-Cell C/D 2.4V Bi Pin Xenon 100
    Maglite 4-cell C/D 4.8V 7
    Maglite 4-cell C/D 4.8V P13.5S / PR Xenon 42
    Maglite 5-cell C/D 6V 16
    Maglite 6-cell C/D 7.2V 32
    Maglite 4-cell C/D MSA4 4.8V P13.5S / PR Krypton 70
    Maglite 2-Cell C/D 2.4V P13.5S / PR Krypton 200
    Maglite 3-Cell C/D 3.6V 100
    Maglite 4-cell C/D 4.8V 15
    Maglite 5-cell C/D 6V 2
    Maglite 6-cell C/D 7.2V 66
    WIXPR31017 XPR3 3.6V 0.85A P13.5S / PR Xenon 160
    Osram HPR52 2.8V 0.85A P13.5S / PR Halogen 34+
    Osram HPR53 4V 0.85A 24+
    HPR51 6.5V 0.7A 7
    Philips 2.4V 1.2A 2.4V 1.2A P13.5S / PR Krypton 9
    Philips PR20 8.63V 0.5A P13.5S / PR Vacumm 25
    Philips 222 2.25V 0.25A E10 / 222 Vacuum 100
    Lamptronix LTX2429JT 2.4-3.6V? Bi Pin Vacuum 18
    Streamlighte 6V Bi Pin 4.8V Bi Pin Xenon 3
    Maglite LR00001 6V 1.5A G4 Halogen 60
    UKE 14801 6V 2.1W 4.8V 14801 Xenon 15
    Surefire P60 6V 4.8V P60 Xenon 40+
    Surefire P90 9V 7.2V 2
    Surefire N90 3.6V + 3.6V N90 Halogen / Xenon 13
    Surefire N1 4.8V N1 Xenon-Halogen 3
    Surefire MN15 7.2V MN15 Xenon-Halogen 7
    Surefire MN60 9.6V? MN60 Xenon-Halogen 2
    Surefire MN61 9.6V? MN61 Xenon-Halogen 1
    Last edited by konifans; 07-23-2019 at 09:42 PM.

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    Is that your supply konifans or what you have for sale?

    Quote Originally Posted by konifans View Post
    Total: 1453 bulbs
    These are all made in USA / Mexico / Germany / Japan and Hong Kong, and I also have more than 1,000 bulbs made in China and Taiwan but I do not list them below.

    Model Spec. Base / Gas Quantity
    Maglite 1-cell AAA 1.2V 0.3A Bi Pin Vacuum? 100
    Maglite 2-cell AA/AAA 2.4V 0.3A Bi Pin Xenon 180
    Maglite 2-Cell C/D 2.4V Bi Pin Xenon 100
    Maglite 4-cell C/D 4.8V 7
    Maglite 4-cell C/D 4.8V P13.5S / PR Xenon 42
    Maglite 5-cell C/D 6V 16
    Maglite 6-cell C/D 7.2V 32
    Maglite 4-cell C/D MSA4 4.8V P13.5S / PR Krypton 70
    Maglite 2-Cell C/D 2.4V P13.5S / PR Krypton 200
    Maglite 3-Cell C/D 3.6V 100
    Maglite 4-cell C/D 4.8V 15
    Maglite 5-cell C/D 6V 2
    Maglite 6-cell C/D 7.2V 66
    WIXPR31017 XPR3 3.6V 0.85A P13.5S / PR Xenon 160
    Osram HPR52 2.8V 0.85A P13.5S / PR Halogen 34+
    Osram HPR53 4V 0.85A 24+
    HPR51 6.5V 0.7A 7
    Philips 2.4V 1.2A 2.4V 1.2A P13.5S / PR Krypton 9
    Philips PR20 8.63V 0.5A P13.5S / PR Vacumm 25
    Philips 222 2.25V 0.25A E10 / 222 Vacuum 100
    Lamptronix LTX2429JT 2.4-3.6V? Bi Pin Vacuum 18
    Streamlighte 6V Bi Pin 4.8V Bi Pin Xenon 3
    Maglite LR00001 6V 1.5A G4 Halogen 60
    UKE 14801 6V 2.1W 4.8V 14801 Xenon 15
    Surefire P60 6V 4.8V P60 Xenon 40+
    Surefire P90 9V 7.2V 2
    Surefire N90 3.6V + 3.6V N90 Halogen / Xenon 13
    Surefire N1 4.8V N1 Xenon-Halogen 3
    Surefire MN15 7.2V MN15 Xenon-Halogen 7
    Surefire MN60 9.6V? MN60 Xenon-Halogen 2
    Surefire MN61 9.6V? MN61 Xenon-Halogen 1

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    Thatís crazy! I remember way back when I was a kid I had a 3D MagLite that I beat the heck out of, and in all the use I had with it, I donít remember ever burning out even one bulb. Iíve had crazy good luck with bulbs just going and going... I feel like the bulbs you guys have stocked would last me several lifetimes!!! Iím planning to pick up some Tads customs stuff, and I feel like 10 or 20 bulbs is plenty, but now you guys have me thinking maybe I should think about doing more if I want that light to go no matter how long I own it and use it...

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    I figured 3 or 4 P60's would last the rest of my life but still clicked the buy it now thingy at eBay when I saw homie had 20 for $50. Bonus was 10 were Laser Products modules and 10 were SureFire modules.

    Same with Mag kryptons. I figured 5 or so would last my lifetime but a dude had twin packs for a buck 99 and had 12. I bought all 12.
    John 3:16

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    I'm doing this as well. I only need to cover 6Ps, A2s, and E series. I managed to build a lifetime supply with Tad's, Lumensfactory, and Chinese knockoffs. Wish I had more incan's than that to cover, but I simply don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    I figured 3 or 4 P60's would last the rest of my life but still clicked the buy it now thingy at eBay when I saw homie had 20 for $50. Bonus was 10 were Laser Products modules and 10 were SureFire modules.

    Same with Mag kryptons. I figured 5 or so would last my lifetime but a dude had twin packs for a buck 99 and had 12. I bought all 12.
    I did the same thing a while back and scored six new original Surefire bulbs for my 8N, with an 18650 adapter itís a sweet sweet can beam and almost by favorite around the home now.

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    Let's see some pics of these hoards!! I'll grab one of my PR selection tomorrow. I'm no where near 15lbs but I bet I have 5lbs or so.

    How long are you guys getting out of PR bulbs? I've had a PR2 in my 2D fire wood gettin' Mag for the last 4 years and I must have 100 or so hours on it.

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    I use one 2c light the most and it still has the original bulb from the 1980's. It gets oh, I dunnoÖ perhaps 3 hours a year?


    These are what I keep handy to ensure any one of the few hundred various incan lights can put out light in a short time.
    My hoarde is in sealed containers kept in a temperature controlled atmosphere, where fire or flood would not likely be an issue. Nothing in life is gaurenteed except death and taxes, but an effort has been made to reduce risks as much as I know how too and not have to rent a space.
    Last edited by bykfixer; 07-27-2019 at 12:43 PM.
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    I've collected over forty P61's over the years. They work well for me on 18650.

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    I have 4 incan bulbs and 2 Dorcy drop-in LEDs for my 2D Maglite. That will be enough for my lifetime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRoc View Post
    I've collected over forty P61's over the years. They work well for me on 18650.
    Iím guessing they are very dim being that they are under driven? Any truth that this is bad for the bulb?
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Iím guessing they are very dim being that they are under driven? Any truth that this is bad for the bulb?
    These points have been covered numerous times on this site previously.

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    I see. And???
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    Under-driven incans develop tungsten deposits on the glass. The glass may darken over time and reduce output.
    Light is sweet and pleasing to the eyes....

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    Ok thanks. I thought I remembered hearing something like that. But does it also decrease the life of the bulbs as well?
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Ok thanks. I thought I remembered hearing something like that. But does it also decrease the life of the bulbs as well?
    Yes
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    Yes, if the tungsten is on the glass, then the xenon/halogen is not returning it to the filament = reduced bulb life
    Light is sweet and pleasing to the eyes....

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    Iíve been running a p60 on an 18650 Li-MN red labeled AW for a few years now (I never let the voltage go below 3.7 or 3.8v) and I swear the bulb looks clear as the day I bought it...

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    i have plenty on hand but you sir take the cake!
    preparing for the led killing emp?
    currency for a SHTF scenario?
    Quote Originally Posted by konifans View Post
    Total: 1453 bulbs
    These are all made in USA / Mexico / Germany / Japan and Hong Kong, and I also have more than 1,000 bulbs made in China and Taiwan but I do not list them below.

    Model Spec. Base / Gas Quantity
    Maglite 1-cell AAA 1.2V 0.3A Bi Pin Vacuum? 100
    Maglite 2-cell AA/AAA 2.4V 0.3A Bi Pin Xenon 180
    Maglite 2-Cell C/D 2.4V Bi Pin Xenon 100
    Maglite 4-cell C/D 4.8V 7
    Maglite 4-cell C/D 4.8V P13.5S / PR Xenon 42
    Maglite 5-cell C/D 6V 16
    Maglite 6-cell C/D 7.2V 32
    Maglite 4-cell C/D MSA4 4.8V P13.5S / PR Krypton 70
    Maglite 2-Cell C/D 2.4V P13.5S / PR Krypton 200
    Maglite 3-Cell C/D 3.6V 100
    Maglite 4-cell C/D 4.8V 15
    Maglite 5-cell C/D 6V 2
    Maglite 6-cell C/D 7.2V 66
    WIXPR31017 XPR3 3.6V 0.85A P13.5S / PR Xenon 160
    Osram HPR52 2.8V 0.85A P13.5S / PR Halogen 34+
    Osram HPR53 4V 0.85A 24+
    HPR51 6.5V 0.7A 7
    Philips 2.4V 1.2A 2.4V 1.2A P13.5S / PR Krypton 9
    Philips PR20 8.63V 0.5A P13.5S / PR Vacumm 25
    Philips 222 2.25V 0.25A E10 / 222 Vacuum 100
    Lamptronix LTX2429JT 2.4-3.6V? Bi Pin Vacuum 18
    Streamlighte 6V Bi Pin 4.8V Bi Pin Xenon 3
    Maglite LR00001 6V 1.5A G4 Halogen 60
    UKE 14801 6V 2.1W 4.8V 14801 Xenon 15
    Surefire P60 6V 4.8V P60 Xenon 40+
    Surefire P90 9V 7.2V 2
    Surefire N90 3.6V + 3.6V N90 Halogen / Xenon 13
    Surefire N1 4.8V N1 Xenon-Halogen 3
    Surefire MN15 7.2V MN15 Xenon-Halogen 7
    Surefire MN60 9.6V? MN60 Xenon-Halogen 2
    Surefire MN61 9.6V? MN61 Xenon-Halogen 1

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    Seems odd but now that I think about it, yes; I can see the need for buying inca. bulbs in bulk.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    Iíve been running a p60 on an 18650 Li-MN red labeled AW for a few years now (I never let the voltage go below 3.7 or 3.8v) and I swear the bulb looks clear as the day I bought it...
    This is the kind of first-hand info I love to see, thanks!

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    the only bulbs i'd stock up on are wa1185, but i can't find them anywhere now

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    I need to get bulbs for my A2 and M4.

    Obviously the A2 I'll probably get a Tad socket and a bunch extras.

    The M4 I have 2x16650 and I have a G4 halogen socket but not sure what bulbs to get. I am thinking Osram 64250 but read that they dont fit through the hole in the reflector.

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    I'm glad my current stock of bulbs will definitely outlive me, and likely heirs. Yet I'm still looking for more (like an idiot).
    ampdude

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    I'll make a list of all my bulbs. It's a large number!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcm308 View Post
    The M4 I have 2x16650 and I have a G4 halogen socket but not sure what bulbs to get. I am thinking Osram 64250 but read that they dont fit through the hole in the reflector.
    This may be considered sacrilege, but I used an adjustable hand reamer of the right size to open up the "channel" on my KT-1 turbohead. It took me a while, but now it allows the insertion of third-party G4 base bulbs that are in the G4 adapter socket.

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    You did what?!!! With a what?!!!!!! Oh that poor poor thing😞
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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