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Do you still own any non LED powered lights?

Most of us have probably been collecting for along time, i got rid of all mine that i can think of a long time ago, but got one recently with a tool set, an 18V 50 lumen soaking wet Black and Decker light that ruins from a nicad 18V battery

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I intensely dislike the artifacts and uneven illumination from a bulb so no.

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I intensely dislike the artifacts and uneven illumination from a bulb so no.

hahahaha that was the first thing i noticed when i powered up the B&D light, the beam pattern was horrendous, i had forgotten about that

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I still keep an incan minimag on my bedside table out of habit.

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Just a few old mag lights and a few random old flashlights I can’t bring myself to throw away.

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I have several incan D-sized mags on hand to use as hosts, but none to use as incandescent light sources. OTOH I do keep a 2xAA Mag around for demonstration purposes.

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Yes, a 6D cell Maglite that really doesn’t like the LED conversion that I bought for it. It made a couple of the D cell Duracells leak with enough pressure to pop the rubber switch cover off. I’ve bought some D>AA holders to try it with Eneloops but bought a couple of Solarforce L2 series lights and see no reason to go back.

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I gave mine away after I got my first S2

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I still enjoy lighting bonfires and fine cigars with the bunch of overdriven hotwire incans (170-300 watt) I have but they are just expensive toys. Fun to build, but expensive.

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I have one in the Goodwill bag. Had a 6V cube cell that was well past its prime. Good road hazard light.

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I have & use a Vintage Surefire Executive Elite. Solid performer. I will have it stock forever probably.

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I still have lots of them in my collection, though many of them are original vintage & antique lights.

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All of my flashlights are powered by batteries. I don’t have powered by LEDs.

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Another question might be: What percentage of the lights you own used to be incan? For me it’s about 60%. This does not include lights I bought for the specific purpose of modding but were lights I already had.

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Another question might be: What percentage of the lights you own used to be incan? For me it’s about 60%. This does not include lights I bought for the specific purpose of modding but were lights I already had.

That too. Silly i have converted many of my more moderns incans to LED.

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Incan users will have the last laugh when a massive EMP or solar flare bricks all of our LED lights >)

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My current EDC is a P60 incan. It’s an inexpensive Ultrafire 502B with a low powered incan drop-in.

I have several Mags I purchased new. I bought each one with the first paycheck from my jobs. It’s kind of my thing.

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All of my flashlights are powered by batteries. I don’t have powered by LEDs.

Then your behind the times

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Incan users will have the last laugh when a massive EMP or solar flare bricks all of our LED lights >)

I have quite a few xenon bulbs for my Solarforce L2’s, the charger probably fried in the EMP wave though.

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Incan users will have the last laugh when a massive EMP or solar flare bricks all of our LED lights >)

i still have lots of kerosene lanterns, Incans, and even some driverless LED flashlights with single resistors so i’m safe from EMPs. Smile

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texaspyro wrote:
I don’t have powered by LEDs.

LOL. I’ve got a dandy little 4*AA flourescent – which uses batteries.

And a propane lantern on a pole off the top of a tank that I keep for emergencies. Got a multi-lifetime supply of mantles for that thing, too.

Plus a few incan hosts left over in case anybody complains about the rest of my lights.

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texaspyro wrote:
All of my flashlights are powered by batteries. I don’t have powered by LEDs.

Duh… Silly All my flashlights are powered by batteries too except for one searchlight which plugs directly to my car’s cigarette lighter jack (which gets its power from a battery by the way). :bigsmile:

Anyway I still keep a few incan flashlights stock like the searchlight mentioned above which has a 50W H3 bulb (are these counted as incans? ). No I don’t use them but its nice to have some in my collection. Smile

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yes but not used often.
vintage and old school stuff i dont want to mod.
the ones i do use are big springtop lanterns that are recharged by solar panels in sheds,garages,ect.

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Incan users will have the last laugh when a massive EMP or solar flare bricks all of our LED lights >)

Then I’ll just burn kittens… and that fat dude down the road. J)

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texaspyro wrote:
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Incan users will have the last laugh when a massive EMP or solar flare bricks all of our LED lights >)

Then I’ll just burn kittens… and that fat dude down the road. J)


Why not use the tesla battery pack from the car you posted a vid of a while back?

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Bort wrote:
Most of us have probably been collecting for along time, i got rid of all mine that i can think of a long time ago, but got one recently with a tool set, an 18V 50 lumen soaking wet Black and Decker light that ruins from a nicad 18V battery
I burned my bulb out on my porter cable tool light, replaced it with this

Make sure you select the right voltage
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/b-series/1-watt-flashlight-bulb...

Bright enough and will run FOREVER on the battery pack…

In fact these will fit in 1-4 C/D cell MagLites as well Wink

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Bort wrote:
Most of us have probably been collecting for along time, i got rid of all mine that i can think of a long time ago, but got one recently with a tool set, an 18V 50 lumen soaking wet Black and Decker light that ruins from a nicad 18V battery
I burned my bulb out on my porter cable tool light, replaced it with this

Make sure you select the right voltage
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/b-series/1-watt-flashlight-bulb...

Bright enough and will run FOREVER on the battery pack…

In fact these will fit in 1-4 C/D cell MagLites as well Wink


very interesting, i wonder i one could replace that chip with an XP-L, perhaps double the lumens?

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All my old incandescent flashlights have been converted to LEDs. Almost all are old Maglites.

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All my old incandescent flashlights have been converted to LEDs. Almost all are old Maglites.

was it cost effective to do so?

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All my old incandescent flashlights have been converted to LEDs. Almost all are old Maglites.
was it cost effective to do so?

Probably not but overall I just hate ditching any nicely machined almost all aluminum flashlight. It seems such a waste.

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Richwouldnt wrote:
All my old incandescent flashlights have been converted to LEDs. Almost all are old Maglites.
was it cost effective to do so?

Probably not but overall I just hate ditching any nicely machined almost all aluminum flashlight. It seems such a waste.


makes sense, the body is probably better aluminum and better anodized then most chinese lights

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