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    Default New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    Saw a new one at Wallymart last night - Brinkmann "Rebel" 1 LED 2-AA light.

    It looks much more like a conventional flashlight than the "Long Life" - thin body for the 2AA loaded end to end, topped with a standard looking bezel. The bezel has a lens just like the Long Life. The whole light is a little larger than the 2-AA Energizer "Super Bright".

    Silver body, black rubber-looking grip with cutouts giving it a neat look. Tailcap switch. Comes with a clip on lanyard and a triangular ring attached to the body of the light just below the top of the head to attach the lanyard.

    Has 3 lens covers in the blister pack -red, blue, and amber in rubber/plastic "boots" that slide over the front of the bezel.

    $15.00 - No, I didn't pick one up this week - spent too much money on digital cameras and such recently [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

    Hmmmm... I think i'll bring my Digicam right to Walmart with me today and take a pic right there! - I'll try to have a pic posted today or tomorrow.

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    Darn it's not at our Walmart yet, maybe soon. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    It's at my Wal Mart. Hopefully there will be one left by pay day.

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    As promised, here's a pic -



    Got some funny looks taking pictures in Walmart, but who cares! [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    Nice looking flashlight.

    Since we don't have a Wall-Mart anywhere I can get to, can somebody please send me one of these for my website and I'll send you reimbursement around the 2nd of Nov. when I get paid?

    [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by kogatana:
    a fair bargain at that considering that 2 CR123s (Craig, $13.00 for one, whew!) in my area are ~$12.00 + tax.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Actually, they're $14.29 once tax is added. [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]issed: [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
    It's sad to see how many types of entire flashlights, including batteries can be bought for the cost of a single CR123 battery here. [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img]

    I've seen them in the real tourist trap parts of town for almost $22 apiece.
    Gouge the poor fu**er that needs that battery for his camera, I guess that's the game. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    I bought one Monday night at the WalMart in Tomah, WI. It is a nice little light, and the filters fit on my 8NX, although I would not want to leave them there for long.

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    See my first impression of the Legend LX in the General Flashlight and Headlamp Discussion Section.

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Quickbeam:
    As promised, here's a pic -
    Got some funny looks taking pictures in Walmart, but who cares! [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Thanks for posting that. I'll have to
    check for that at our WalMarts in the area.

    Looks to me like a good 2 LED conversion
    would do that thing justice too, but i like
    the style typical of Brinkmann, and its much
    more compact then that 'bulkie' Long Life
    Led Flashlight. Thats the only thing i dont
    like about the original Brinkmann.
    It's also nice to know more LED flashlights
    are comming out too.

    Thanks again,
    --Al

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    its really a great lite.very brite.it must use a step up circuit.the magnified reflector is awesome.its worth the 15$


    [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by napalm-2002:
    its really a great lite.very brite.it must use a step up circuit.the magnified reflector is awesome.its worth the 15$<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    How does it compare to the other Brinkmann?
    You know, the one that looks like a baby pop can?

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    dont know stingmon.i never liked the look of that one.i know i know but you must have at least one of each right?

    brighter than a white stylus.

    [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by napalm-2002:
    i know i know but you must have at least one of each right?
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    No, I only have the original Brinkmann Long Life - the baby pop can one. I don't have a Rebel, which is why I asked about it. [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    The REBEL Brinkman appears to have the same
    lens and LED driver circuit as the "old"
    Brinkman (2-AA side-by-side) light . The light output appears the same brightness
    and 'pattern' as the origional light .

    The REBEL adresses user issues as in
    1 . Rubber Grip
    2 . Smaller size
    3 . wont roll off flat surface
    4 . ACCESSORIES

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    LX LEGEND FRUSTRATION!! I live in America's biggest city (guess) and THERE AIN'T NO WALMARTS!! I'm dying to get that darn light. HELP!

    Brightnorm

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by brightnorm:
    LX LEGEND FRUSTRATION!! I live in America's biggest city (guess) and THERE AIN'T NO WALMARTS!! I'm dying to get that darn light. HELP!

    Brightnorm
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Don't feel bad... there aren't any here either, at least not anywhere near the Seattle city limits. There's one way out in the boonies somewhere... but no place I can get to.

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    I first bought a Rebel - dropped it and the damn end cap busted bigtime (made of plastic).

    Save yuor money and buy the Legend, worth the difference... and a bright SOB!

    James

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 007:
    I first bought a Rebel - dropped it and the damn end cap busted bigtime (made of plastic).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Heeeeyyyyy... I'm the one that's supposed to be breaking those things. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    i'd trade our walmarts for one rei anytime, stingmon. so count your blessings [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aragorn:
    i'd trade our walmarts for one rei anytime, stingmon. so count your blessings [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I've never actually been in our REI. [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img]
    I'm not much an "outdoorsy type", or the sporting type either. But it's good to know it's nearby if I ever get the chance to load up on disaster supplies - you know, sleeping bag, small tent, Coleman stove, water purifiying materials, survival tools, and other so-called "camping gear" that could very possibly serve as disaster gear as well. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stingmon:
    I've never actually been in our REI. [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img]
    I'm not much an "outdoorsy type", or the sporting type either. But it's good to know it's nearby if I ever get the chance to load up on disaster supplies - you know, sleeping bag, small tent, Coleman stove, water purifiying materials, survival tools, and other so-called "camping gear" that could very possibly serve as disaster gear as well. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I've seen quite a selection of both LED and the incandescent lights (two gondolas worth!) at our local REI before..- so tomorrow I'm going over to look for some of those LXs:<)

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    do you relize what you're missing? they have quite a selection of led products

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    Candlepower Forums Members,
    People say their quite smart.
    But can they tell,
    These brothers apart?



    Here is the Rebel and its filters compared alongside the Long Life LED.

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    The one on the right is the Rebel.

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    i broke my end cap too.they suck.

    cheap platic crap.i didnt even drop it a friend of mine broke it putting the batts in. [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    I got my Brinkmann Rebel today.
    Later on, I'm going to put up some pictures you's'all might find interesting.

    I have to disconnect for the rest of the day to wait for an important call from Radiant Imaging about that ProMetric beam profile analyzer - apparently it's ready for delivery!!
    [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
    Sorry to keep you all in suspense with the Rebel pictures... late afternoon is probably when I'll be able to come back online and post them.

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SCOTT THE BADGER:
    The one on the right is the Rebel.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    POP!
    oops, sorry about your bubble dude... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    The one on the left is the Rebel, the one on the right is the older Long Life LED. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    The two lights are (as far as I can tell) electrically identical, and *almost* optically identical as well.

    I say almost because there is a slight difference in the beam size, and in the configuration of rings surrounding it.
    The upper edge of the reflector (the portion that creates the brightest secondary ring in both) is stippled in the Rebel, while it is smooth in the L.L. And the color of the Rebel's light is slightly less violetish or bluish than the color of the L.L.'s light.

    The Rebel is also a touch brighter, according to the meter; but I'll have to retest with new batteries in each to be sure.

    One thing I don't like - where the hell are you supposed to put the filters when you aren't using them?
    They scratch easily, so a pocket is out of the question. I guess I've just found a new use for those extra purple Crown Royal(?) (booze) velvet drawstring bags that most people have at least one of lying around. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Craig, What about the Impact? Have you compared them?
    Thanks!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by funk:
    Craig, What about the Impact? Have you compared them?
    Thanks!
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    The comparison and photos from the Impact vs. Long Life LED are, for the most part, valid with the Rebel as well.

    The ring pattern is a bit different between the Rebel and the L.L. though, so I'll get another picture taken at the earliest opportunity.

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    Default Re: New Brinkmann "Rebel" Led Light

    One of our WalMarts around here just got
    ONE rebel in :-) I was thinking of
    getting one, but im not sure if i want
    a single LED flashlight that costs $15 US.
    The flashlight is a little bigger then i thought it would be, because the batteries
    are arranged in physical series instead of
    side by side as in the Brinkmann Long Life.
    Since i began building two led flashlights
    with multiple current settings, i guess i
    got kind of spoiled by the extra light of
    two leds compared to one. I also like
    a more wide spread beam too, not so much
    a tiny spot, although i think the leds without
    any optics are a little TOO wide, while the
    Brinkmann is a little too narrow.
    I'll live with the lone LED's though :-)

    I would say that people who dont feel like
    constructing their own lights would find
    this newer light very worth while, sorta like
    the older Brinkmann Long Life. Thats a good
    flashlight i think, and made of fairly
    heavy plastic. Stingmon did you do any
    drop tests (he he) with any Brinkmanns?
    I would bet the older Brinkmann holds up
    better.

    Also, while i was there there other day,
    i noticed they also have small battery
    operated fluorescent lights. Since they
    only cost about $4.00 US, thats a pretty
    good buy i think. The only drawback though
    is that they require 6 "C" size cells, not
    something i want to have to "stock" along
    with my multitude of other usual more
    common battery sizes like AAA, AA, D, etc.

    I might get one just to test though:-)

    Geeze, i have a feeling that we dont have to
    worry about the sun burning out any longer
    here on earth, just as long as everyone on
    this forum promptly turns on all the
    flashlights they own :-)

    Have fun,
    --Al

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