Costco 3 pack 4XAAA Duracell flashlight

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they are disposable at that price point.
and with the lack of sag with 18650 should run fine on it.
if i get some i will toss the batts in the aaa bucket for the tv remotes and mod them.
hell modded and fed laptop pulls they are still disposable.
use them where loss,theft,damage are a real possibility.
they are a tiny step above $2 trash lights.
would be better without that parasitic e switch.
if they have real cree,nichia,ect could even be cost effective to mine them for leds.

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kramer5150 wrote:
FWIW… I have the 300L non-zoom lights from last year, the version with the half orange peel reflector.

I am highly doubtful that zoomy aspheric optic one is 350 Lumens OTF. Maybe 350 at the emitter but not OTF, lot of wasted lumens on those small diameter aspheric designs. I guess it would all depend on the optic design and how close it gets to the LED.

So if I understand correctly your 2016 purchased lights are 350 ZOOMies?

I just got a pack and they are not Zoomable at all.

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The 350’s that I just got are Zoomies. The 300’s from last yeat were compound reflectors.

And just to confirm what kramer5150 said. I estimate that the 300 reflector has more OTF lumens than the 350 zoomie.

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snakebite wrote:
they are disposable at that price point.

if they have real cree,nichia,ect could even be cost effective to mine them for leds.

Would you be able to tell anything about the LED emmiter from this pic?

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caramba wrote:
kramer5150 wrote:
FWIW… I have the 300L non-zoom lights from last year, the version with the half orange peel reflector.

I am highly doubtful that zoomy aspheric optic one is 350 Lumens OTF. Maybe 350 at the emitter but not OTF, lot of wasted lumens on those small diameter aspheric designs. I guess it would all depend on the optic design and how close it gets to the LED.

So if I understand correctly your 2016 purchased lights are 350 ZOOMies?

I just got a pack and they are not Zoomable at all.

No, my lights from 2015 are the NON-Zooming versions. With the half orange peel reflector.

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TheGloriousTachikoma wrote:
It reminds me of the 4AAA "300 lumen" Utilitech from Lowes.

I got 2 of those model number slips my mind 1 is a zoomie the other is not. Both are decent lights. I keep saying I'm going to beef them up. Just never got around to it.

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I got to compare the tints of these lights. the 700 lumens is cool white but the 350 lumens ones have an awful greenish tint.

dchomak wrote:
n’t need them, heck I still have a pack of 3 from last year that were 300 Lumen.

Both this years and last years model use the CREE XP-G2. I gotta say right now that as far as I’m concerned, retail stores have better lights for the money than ordering online. No chance of Lattice Bright emitters, better customer service etc. Only time to order online is for the more exotic lights.
Last years 300 Lumen light had a compound reflector, this years light is a zoomie.

The LED in the zoomie looks larger because of the lense. Both are XP-G2’s

I think it would be possible to fit an 18650 in either light, there would be room as there is extra space in the battery carrier in last years light and extra space in the tailcap of this years. Last years light would be easier though.

At my COSTCO at least there is an instant rebate of $4 on the 2 pack of DuraCell 3-C flashlights. 8 bucks a piece is a nice price for this light, and it includes the batteries.
$15.99
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Checkout these 2 flashlight deals I came across in a Costco in Massachusetts.
A 4 pack of 350 Lumen lights. Includes the Duracell AAA cells to run them.

And this 2 pack of 3 – C cell flashlights for $10. That’s $5 each and includes the 6 Duracell C cells to run them.

A few months ago these were on special for $15.00 the pair.

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