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Previous Thread: >>1386858
Comfy /out/ edition
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>tfw still using dollar store LED flashlights (horror movie flashlights) that flicker non-stop.
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>>1421552
First post of many where I tell anon to take out the 3xAAA carrier and stick an 18650 in there
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>>1421599
But, I don't like pocket explosives.
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>>1421603
The flat battery in your phone is way more likely to break an burn than a 18650.
https://youtu.be/yhwPf7DTZ9o
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18650? That's cute.
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>>1421659
I don't own a phone.
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Had this for a few years, USB charge or wind up. I have a couple of their solar panels and battery pack as well.
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>>1421666
Buy a Samsung E1200, it is the reincarnation of the venerable Nokia 3310.
https://www.samsung.com/uk/mobile-phones/samsung-e1200/
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>>1421676
I have no use for a phone though.b This is also a flashlight thread.
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>>1421659
They don’t really explode, they get some reaction going and kinda smolder and smoke and get hot.

And yeah it would def be easier to bend your phone and get the battery in there burning up compared to a metal tube flashlight with an 18650.
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>>1421451
Hello!
OP of that post. I’m still deliberating on what to get, lol.
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>>1422165
Convoy S2+ Triple Nichia 219C 4000K 90+ CRI 18650.
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>>1421599
That won't help. The electric runs through the metal case of those flashlights through 2-3 sets of threads. The failure point is almost always those threads. You have to unscrew them back and forth to fix the problem every so often. Some are worse than others. It can be the battery compartment door, the tube to the head connection or on some even the head to the glass front.
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>>1422176
How much?
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>>1421599
18650 don't fit in mine.
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>>1422201
$10 for the basic model, it is easy to upgrade the led.
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>>1422188
Only time I ever had an issue like that was when my LED Maglite Mini had an alkaline battery start leaking in it causing the spring to get full of crap. 18650 conversions still going real strong. Probably best for people to get protected batteries if they don’t want to wreck the Li-Ions, but I got a dozen of these cells for $15 so they’re basically disposable.
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>>1422286
It is caused by oxidation of the electrical contacts, those being the threads. It also happens on the battery contacts and I need to open the light and spin the batteries, but that's somewhat rare.
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>>1422289
So get a wire brush and clean it up. And what’s the difference in oxidation between stone age Duracells and muh 2018 Li-Ion tech?
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>>1422293
It is easier to just unscrew it a bit then tighten it again. The in this case, oxidation has nothing to do with the batteries.
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>>1422296
So where are your 18650s at?
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>>1422312
I use rechargeable NiMHs.
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>>1422316
Enjoy being stuck in the past
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I work in the flashlight industry. AMA about flashlights or batteries and I will be glad to assist
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>>1422353
Are you okay or did you just lose a 18650 sale?
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>>1422357
What's the difference between a Luminus SST-20 and a Nichia 219C?
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Bamp for flashlights.
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How is Thrunite? I'm thinking about getting one, I can't decide between the TC15 or a penlight so I think I might get both and keep one.

>>1422357
How is it? One of my co-workers worked for Cree and he fucking hated it.
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>>1421451

This Nitecore head lamp is my new favorite.
about 30 usd

I saw an anon replace the headstrap with a thin elastic cord to drop the weight and bulk further
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>>1425071
>replace the headstrap with a thin elastic cord
bait?
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Can we discuss lanterns too?
I'm really enjoying gasoline lanterns, they produce a lot of light and last a long time.
Of course, they are bulky and heavy but they are fun to use.
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>>1425093
I can never seem to manage making it more than one trip without destroying the mantles. But I haven’t used one since I was a kid. White gas is comfy.
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>>1425071
>>1425075
Lots of thru hikers are using the NU25 with this mod. You can get it from Litesmith already done. Makes the headlamp weigh just over an ounce.
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>>1425075
it makes it less annoying to pack in the pocket of your top layer while hiking because it takes less space and weighs almost nothing while you still get the full functionality of the light itself and it weighs so little that the strap doesn't affect comfort
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>>1425192
sometimes it seems like /out/ is more for people who want some 1835 mountain man gear LARP than for people who want to thrive in remote wilderness in harsh weather conditions to truly experience the outdoors

do you feel like you are more interested in collecting steampunk accessories or the highest quality gear possible?
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>>1425212
What's the point of this comment? All the guy did was post a pic of a candle lantern. Hell, it isn't even "steampunk", whatever that means. It isn't like outdoor candles are impractical or anything. I'd certainly rather have one of those than something with a battery.
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>>1425215
mountain man larper detected! *sips coffee*
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>>1425229
I mean, not really. I carry a Patagonia backpack with water and pot in it when I go hiking, but other than that I don't really own much proper outdoor gear unless it's fishing related.
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>>1425237
where do you fish
pics of fish pls
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>>1425251
I fish in middle Tennessee and south western Kentucky. I don't have any pics on my computer but I mostly go after rainbow, brownies, and smallmouth bass. Lots of incidental panfish too.
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>>1421872
>I have no use for a phone though
In other words, you are completely forgoing a lifestyle that makes you useful to the rest of your species?
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>>1425266
Eat shit faggot, 99% of the shit that people do with their phones is a waste of time and if anything a detrimental to social life.
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>>1425312
agreed. i hit 'delet' on facebook, twitter, linkedin etc and feel much better. also lived in the woods for 3 months straight and that helped
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>>1425312
>>1425340
Since you dumb asses didn't understand what I meant let me elaborate. I myself don't have social media and pretty much only use my phone for texting and calling. TEXTING AND CALLING. Do you faggots not have jobs or families? How can someone reach you in an emergency? How can YOU reach someone in an emergency? If you don't have a job or family then I was right all along, you are worthless to society. People on this board are supposed to be practical and not fucking autistic. Owning a phone doesn't fucking mean you need to start tweeting and taking selfies you fucking mongoloids. You arne't being edgy or minimalist or trad or primitive, you are being stupid.
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>>1425147
Yeah that's my only gripe with gas and gasoline lanterns, the fragility of the mantle.
Though I use them often in the summer and I rarely break one, it's still an annoyance.
I once had one mantle that seemed alright but there were a few small holes. Eventually the holes create small flames that heat the glass unevenly and the glass snapped.
Only afterwards I noticed the holes but it was too late.

Despite that, great lamps, great output of light.
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>>1425355
The way people used to contact each other 30 years ago. Still works fine, it's just that spergs demand from you that they can always reach you as if it is your fucking duty.
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>>1425500
Phones are also use by the goverment to spy on people.
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>>1425500
I can understand why you wouldn't want a boss to fuck with you over the phone all the time. I feel you. It just seems that there is at least one reason why you might find one useful? And it isn't like their is a huge cost barrier concerning tracphones and what not.
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>>1425355
Have job and family but unless your job position is POTUS you and your job are not that important. It can wait. This idea that you are accessible to the entire world 24/7 is dumb and very recent.
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>>1425093
Just bought this for around the cabin. Excited for it to show up.
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>>1425667
You don't have to be accessible to the entire world, I'm just saying that there is probably some conceivable situation where you might benefit from having one.
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>>1425720
You can make it so the phone blocks all calls and sms from all numbers except contacts.
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What is the difference between Luminus SST-20 and Nichia 219?
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>>1425793
exactly.
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FLASH
AAAAA
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>>1421664
looks like a bunch of 18650's in an over priced box with an over sized warning label on it to me.
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>>1425093
>>1425192
Lanterns are comfy. I got one of the UCO Tealight lanterns, great little light weight light for a tent or cabin. It does not shed much light or heat, not enough to read with, but more than enough for comfortable ambient light to move around the cabin at night.

I'm thinking about getting the larger one, but really the tea lights worked well for me last week while I was staying in a cabin. They burn for 3.5ish hours, which is just about how long it takes for the wood stove to cool down enough for me to wake up and put in more wood.

Although once the wax somehow caught on fire. It only happened once out of the 100 or so tea candles that I have burned in it, and it seemed to contain the burning wax fine until I put it out. Still ever since I made sure to hang it off a larger carbiner to keep it away from the cord, and may put a little metal plate bellow it if the burning wax were to drip.
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>>1421664
>>1426773
Kek, I didn’t even realize that’s like the same shit I made for $20 with an old lead acid battery from my scoot. You can plug it in and run it off 120V via a power supply from a cable box, or run it off this little 10Ah AGM battery. Only thing it’s missing to be like the Pelican is a 12V output so I could charge my phone off of ir, and that would be super easy to do.
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>>1426849
Why have the switch at the front and not like at the back or sides?
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>>1426910
Not him, but that would make it more easy to break the switch when moving the butt ugly box.
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>>1425669
nothing quite beats that cozy sound and glow man
these are my 2
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>>1426989
Are those mini kero lanterns???
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>>1427009
white gas
unfortunately they don't run kerosene
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>>1427071
Are fule lanterns still relevant for today? What fule is the most clean to run inside a living space?
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>>1427131
I wouldn't run them inside, they have a reputation for burning down cabins for a reason.
Kerosene fires are a real bitch to put out and they spread fast.
I lent the red one to someone who put kerosene in it and I stupidly didn't check before I used it. When I lit it turned into a 2 foot by 3 foot fireball and ended up finally smothering the fire with water soaked towels.
That's what caused the damage to the enamel and dimmer knob, I rebuilt it and cleaned it but cant quite get the regulator right, will have to get a replacement regulator someday.
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>>1427131
>Are fule lanterns still relevant for today?
oh and yeah I think they are
kerosene is dirt cheep, white gas is more expensive but both can be used as cooking fuel with the right stove. I find bot to be cheaper than canisters
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>>1427071
>unfortunately they don't run kerosene
What's unfortunate about that?

I had two coleman kerosene lanterns and they both had trouble burning.
After the initial startup they were fine but shortly after the light starts flickering and flaming, even during a warm summer evening. I had to diy some kinda heat-catching-screen around the generator to keep them burning properly.
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>>1427204
>Coleman
I found your problem anon
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>>1427215
Well, are they really that bad?
I have owned a bunch of Coleman lanterns, all of them were second hand, a lot of people seem to buy them but never use them since I don't live in a particular outdoor-friendly country so they were mostly in great condition.
No problems at all with the dual fuel lanterns.
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>>1426910
I thought about that and then I realized it doesn’t really matter as long as it was easy to reach. It’s a 3-way switch so left is battery power, center is off, right is 120v.

>>1426915
Yeah I originally wanted to make it out of metal but the typical home improvement stores don’t really carry any of that stuff so I just used crap I had sitting in my garage. I still want to grab a hinge and latch so I can make a door on the front. The plug for the 120v cord is mounted nice and flush on the back and then the actual cable when you want to hook it up to AC is stored in the box so it’s not just hanging off the thing while using battery power. Take it off, plug it into the wall, plug it into the back. Also the cable to charge the lead acid battery is in the box so a door would keep that contained until needed. It’s like pic related so you can hook it up to any car battery charger/tender.

I wanted to charge the battery off the AC power supply, but it doesn’t exactly work. Stuff in the power supply started glowing and smoking. If I can figure that part out, then I can have one plug that will charge the battery and run it off AC power at the same time.
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OP of the previous thread here. Picked this up today.
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>>1427204
yeah it gums up the generator but kerosene is not $24 a gallon.
cleaning a generator a few times a seems worth it to me
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>>1427444
Fenix is a good brand.
You will regret using AA instead of 18650 in a flashlight that is not "subcompact".
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>>1427455
I just need to figure out where to buy those. I have an IKEA nearby, so...
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>>1427461
Order the good panasonic 18650 ones on ebay, if you don't have a credit card you can usually buy a prepaid debit card with cash

Not sure if panasonic have the protected kind though, anyone know what the protection circuits feature? Is it just over-current protection, like a fuse?
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>>1427461
Buy samsung and panasonic at list price.
Everything else should be at discount.
Recycled cells are environmentally friendly but have shit capacity, don't bother unless free.
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>>1427500
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>>1427502
>UltraFire
Yep, you can always rely on them to lie about capacity and have shit current draw
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>>1427507
I have only been cooned 2 times in my adult life, first time with a Gypsy, second time with a guy trading GTL18650 at the gun range.
(both need a free bullet)
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>black diamond storm
Does anyone have this shit? Does it turn off when you start running?
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>>1427455
>>1427494
>>1427500
Checking the specs, 14500 Li-ion is "banned" from use in the light. It recommends Ni-MH though.


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>>1427532
Not the storm but a friend of mine has gone through like four of their headlamps in the past 2 years. BD replaces them but it's still not the best track record
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>>1427538
It can take anything under 1.5V. The chemistry is irrelevant.
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I've had one of these for 5 years, an excellent tool, very small, costs very little, weighs nothing, still hasn't failed. I just now ordered two more for my pack, to have backups, and perhaps use them simultaneously whilst performing some task or another innadark.
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>>1427569
I got a Braun 8583 when I was 13yo and have used it almost every day, today I am 32 and it keeps on running with the same old battery. I charge the battery less than 3 times a year and have only replaced the blades a single time.
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>>1427502
Aren’t there only a couple real manufacturers of 18650s anyway? Like Samsung, Sanyo, Panasonic, and then it’s all Chinese garbage and some of the noname brands are actually recycling the good cells from dead Samsung packs.
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>>1427547
So any battery under 1.5V should be good then?
Also, something I've been wondering: how should I store the replacement O rings and manual/warranty card/etc.? Right now I just put them in a Ziplock bag and put it in a drawer in my kitchen.
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>>1427799
It doesn't matter.
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>>1427832
Cool.
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trying to get into metal detecting, thinking about a good flashlight, a photographer youtuber I learn from named the angry photographer recently posts video on favorite stuff...
>SureFire flashlights
>Black Diamond headlamp, his advice is usually gold on DIY things, and camera lenses so I buy a black diamond storm, it seems awesome
>Come here looking for alternatives to SureFire since, import fees in Japan are a fucking bitch and a half

All I see are keyboard warriors arguing about batteries or something... I just wantd a heavy duty flashlight ffs, fuck these dick measuring contests about whatever the fuck battery is SLIGHTLY better, they all suck ass who gives a shit.

Anyway, what do you guys think of the Fenix TK25 R&B? I want something that shape and style but even slightly larger for backpacking, the thing can take either 18650s (rechargeable) and (non-rechargeable) CR123as

Is there anything nicer than this similar to this? Please spit on me and call me a pleb my liege.
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>>1428130
It’s a fucking flashlight. Just buy it you pussy.
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>>1428130
>they all suck ass who gives a shit.
I have 10 panasonics that all have more than 4 times the runtime of my refurbished laptop, and noname/GTL batteries.

>Is there anything nicer than this similar to this?
Buy a 26.5mm host and use this custom led:
http://kaidomain.com/Flashlight-DIY-and-Tools/led-drop-in/KDLITKER-P6-LED-Drop-in/KDLITKER-P6-TRI-Cree-XP-E2-Triple-Color-P60-LED-Drop-in
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>>1428201
>http://kaidomain.com/Flashlight-DIY-and-Tools/led-drop-in/KDLITKER-P6-LED-Drop-in/KDLITKER-P6-TRI-Cree-XP-E2-Triple-Color-P60-LED-Drop-in

thank you, is there some guide on how to go about a build like this properly?
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>>1428130
Blue has not use.
Red helps preserve your night vision and is a "stop signal"
Green does not spook animals and is a "go signal"

>>1428210
There are many brands that works with the 26.5mm / P60 size LEDs.
I would recommend a Solarforce as a first buy.
https://youtu.be/E3Z38vqj2e4
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>>1421451
/thread
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>>1427532
black diamond - america fuck yeah
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>>1428217
B.T.W. Solarforce makes great hosts, but it is better to buy 3rd party LEDs and skip all Solarforce LEDs.
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>>1428217
>Blue has not use.
Unless you're a medic. Then it's nice to have.
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>>1428217
>>1422212

Sorry I am new to this, need some help, so I am buying the convoy flashlights but where do I get the special items for the mod itself? just looking for a source here, like am I supposed to order new leds?
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>>1428234
Slim convoy or medium 26.5mm/P60? They are not the same size.
Single or multi color?
Good color rendition or maximum brightness?
1 mode, 3 mode or programmable?
You can buy LEDs from normal Chinese retailers or custom American and European shops online.
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4000K is the best.
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>>1428256
How is metal halide more natural than sunlight?
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>>1428260
The atmosphere makes sunlight blue shifted but the human eye adjusts to make it look neutral when it is the dominant light source.
https://youtu.be/48c02L_nHZc
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>>1428263
Why does it matter, we don't even see the sun as the blackbody radiator it is thanks to different atmospheric molecules absorbing parts of the spectrum
That's no reason to go yellower than the sunlight we perceive anyway
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>>1428266
>go yellower
A good high CRI 4000K is not yellow, it is white, if it is a bad bin low CRI Cree it can be cyan or violet. In a dark room, comparing 2 flashlights, 4000K and 6000K, the 4000K one will look the most neutral.
I have a 4000K XP-G that looks violet and a 3000K XP-L that looks yellow in a cold dead way.
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If you want a lantern effect, wrap your headlight around a nalgene bottle.
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>>1428443
Lanterns are cooler.
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I bought a flashlight. What fun things can I do with it at night?
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>>1428913
Depends on the light.
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>>1428915
~200m throw, max 250+ lumens
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>>1428993
Flood or a more focused beam?
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>>1428913
See things you can't see in the dark.
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>>1428997
Spot + spill
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>>1426989
I remember cooking summer sausage on the glass of these when the scoutmasters weren't looking
good times
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Thread about flashlights, 120 replies in addition to a previous thread. I’d think by now that you guys would have found the answer - how fucking autistic are you
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>>1427444
Also despite not saying it on the package, but it's a 2015 edition light. I figured it out from looking at the head's PCB/battery connection.
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Does /out/ like nü-Maglites? The ML300L has brighter whiter light and can get crazy runtimes on ecomode
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>>1432133
If you need a big flashlight wih good runtimes, buy one that runs parallel Li-ion with 18650 or 26650 cells. A Maglite is the complete opposite, it is obsolite.
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>>1430869
We have the answer. That super common $10 Chinese tactical light with a Li-Ion dropped in it. These 20650 out of the $5 Walmart power banks fit perfectly in there.
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>>1432184
Doesn't a parallel connection cause problems (i.e. a short) when for some reason all the cells aren't charged to the exact same voltage, or discharge at slightly different rates?
t. new to electronics

>>1432192
Often (not always though) you get what you pay for--low quality unreliable garbage.
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>>1432198
Parallel connection increase capacity and series connection increase the voltage. Normal parallel connections are way more safe than series because the voltage will never be over 4.2V or under 3.0V even if you mix good and bad Li-ion cells. A dangerous setup is taking 5 fresh CR123 primaries + 1 bad one and putting them i series, which can cause thermal runaway. 18650 don't do this but a CR123 can because they keep working even at very high load. A load defines the current that is drawn from the battery. Internal battery resistance and depleting state-of-charge (SoC) cause the voltage to drop under load, triggering end of discharge. Power relates to current delivery measured in watts (W); energy is the physical work over time measured in watt-hours (Wh).
>>1432192
It is good you like that poorly made flashlight Beppu, but plz don't shill it.
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>>1432223
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>>1432204
>$10
It takes an 18650, right? Looks good to me. Do they sell them at Walmart, Harbor Freight, and Walgreens?
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What are the best headlamps with removable Li-ion battery(s), under $50? High runtime preferred over brightness but not too bulky. (I like 18650s but they seem large for this.)
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>>1433761
aaa
$26
Nichia 219C high CRI
spot + spill
http://www.mankerlight.com/manker-e02h-aaa-headlamp-220-lumen-angle-head-light-with-headband/

aa
$35
Nichia 219C high CRI
spot + spill
http://www.mankerlight.com/manker-e03h-aa-headlamp-350-lumen-angle-flashlight-with-headband/

aa
$35
Luminus SST-20 high CRI
spot + spill
http://www.acebeam.com/h40-high-cri-headlamp

aa
$59
Cree XP-L2 (may have yellowish tint) high CRI
spot + spill
http://www.zebralight.com/H53c-AA-Headlamp-Neutral-White-High-CRI_p_194.html

18650
$89
Cree XHP50.2 high CRI
spot + spill
http://www.zebralight.com/H600c-Mk-IV-18650-XHP502-4000K-High-CRI-Headlamp_p_235.html

If you want long runtimes you have to go with 18650 or you have to buy aa or aaa lithium primaries that holds 3 times more mAh but also cost 3 times more than weak alkalines. If you use it regularly, 18650 will be the cheapest in the end.
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>>1430869
there is a whole forum with tens of thousands of members that is specifically about flashlights

http://www.candlepowerforums.com
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I just got a little lantern as a $5 amazon add on and I'm going through the garage to see if I already have fuel
can this thing run on the green can coleman naptha stove fuel or do I need to buy special lamp oil for it?
and if it's special what kind/brand?
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oops>
pic
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>>1434320
Nah it'll explode. Use lamp oil or kerosene.
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>>1434336
>it'll explode
thanks that's the part I needed to know

off to home depot then
I'll post a pic in a while if it works
or if it blows up it was only $5
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>>1433840
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>>1432223
>CR123
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>>1430869
>how fucking autistic are you
Do you not know where you are?
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>>1427204
Running my coleman kerosene in my cabin as I type this. It's mein comfy over here.
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>>1432370
>Walmart
walmart does carry 18650s
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Do you guys know of any balloons or water-bottles that are designed to turn flashlights into lanterns?
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>>1421451
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>>1437005
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I'm looking to get a carbide lamp for camping. They are very bright if the reflector is properly polished and you can carry a lot of fuel easily. Anybody have experience?
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>>1437132
>carbide lamp
Solution looking for a problem.
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>>1435216
No, the flashlight anon posted.

And I think I’m the one who told everybody about the 18650s at Wally World. They were branded Westinghouse and by the garden lights.

>>1437132
Man, lithium ion batteries carry a lot of fuel in a small package as well.
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>>1437189
>They were branded Westinghouse and by the garden lights.
mmhmm

haven't gotten any yet
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>>1437156
>>1437189
I realize there are alternatives. Consider this a practical LARP. I'm trying to build a set of camping/backpacking gear without any plastic in it, and it seems carbide lamps are the brightest pre-flashlight option. I have an older Early Winters Co. candle lantern (similar to UCO models posted earlier in this thread) for less intense area illumination.
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$21
Nichia 219C
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>>1437719
Won't that shit turn gross and possibly green in a year or so?
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>>1437745
It will stay brown but you can force it to change color.
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>>1437768
Dat patina tho
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>>1421451
I really like this light
it's bright
solid
and AAA are cheap
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>>1437777
>Olighti3t
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>>1437238
They were button top, 2000mAh I believe, and were around $15 for 4. I don’t think they were protected. Not as cheap as the 6000Ah (estimated ofc) Chinesium eBay ones, but pretty affordable considering the vape shops charge nearly that much for one cell. And they’re likely a decent cell under the Westinghouse wrapper.

>>1437814
Does it come with a free dragon dildo?
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>>1437824
>I don’t think they were protected.
I've been seeing people say they use unprotected for their crazy high drain lights like Emisar D4s.....have you tested the capacity?

I just got one of the Convoy S2s, so I might be ordering some good batteries for once
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>>1437824
The best 18650 today are 3500mAh by LG, Panasonic and Samsung. If you finde something over 3500mAh then it is fake. The GTL brand is one of the worst on the market.
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https://youtu.be/E3Z38vqj2e4
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>>1437829
I have unprotected ones because I own a multimeter and ripped them out of other devices. Works fine for me.

>>1437830
Of course the 12,000mAh ChingChongXNite brand cells are fake. I have tons of 1500mAh Samsung cells laying around for various projects. And then those 3350mAh 20650 cells that fit great in those TacticoolLites. The 20650 cells were some other brand but looked em up online and they had tested well, but also 3350mAh isn’t absurd for those cells like the Yuingshu cells thay were $1.25ea from Amazon and say 9000mAh.

It’s amazing reading the reviews on Amazon for all those chink cells. Like 70% of people are idiots who write “These cells work great! Brighter than my old C-Cell flashlight!” and then there’s 20% of reviews saying “That 9000mAh isn’t true” and then the last 10% say “I tested the 6 cells they sent. 3 of them were 1200mAh-1400mAh, one was 800mAh, the 5th was 600mAh, and the last cell was completely dead”

And all of those chink cells have only been listed for a few weeks before they get shut down for their retarded claims, you can’t really find any of the 6000mAh 18650 cells that have been for sale for more than 6mos on Amazon.
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>>1437844
>unprotected
Li-ion gets damaged if it goes under 2.5V.
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>>1437861
decent lights have battery protection built in
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>>1437867
Beppu makes DIY lights and has this:
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>>1437869
if they're cheap lights and chinesium/recycled cells, the person probably isn't too worried about the batteries being damaged
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>>1437872
Or just poke at it from time to time using the wires that come out of these things and see what numbers come up.
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What has better tint and cri, Luminus SST-20 or Nichia 219C?
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Just added pic related to my field bag a few months ago. Compact, waterproof (IP67, IIRC), long battery life, and can be used as a power bank if the need should arise. I've also got a couple of Fenix flashlights (one on me, one in the bag) and a few chemlights, plus one of those Exotac three-wick candle in a tin thingies.
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>>1438084

Oh, that's a SunJack mini, BTW.
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>>1437005
Go away schizoposter



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