Do you still own any non LED powered lights?

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I still have some Maglites but they are not in service (and not worth converting). Big Smile

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I have about a dozen little plastic single-AA incan lights that I give to my boys as ‘training lights’. They love flashlights, but I’m still teaching them to use lights safely (they’re 3 and 5). These little incans are cheap, like $.50 each, so I don’t mind if the boys break them, and they’re less than a lumen on a fresh battery so they can’t hurt themselves if they use the light wrong. They only get to use my LED lights on moonlight mode, and carefully supervised. For now, anyway.

Oh and I still have a Mag 2-D ROP. I have a few other Maglights left, but they all have LED conversions.

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I’ve got several Surefire E2’s(a couple modded with LED’s), an M6(MN15), a pair of A2’s(incan/led hybrid), plus a couple of hotwire setups(1331 & 1185) in Solarforce hosts, plus a few p60-style incan dropins in various voltages, and I think I’ve got a 3D generic incan(not sure where it is).

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There are still quite a few around the house. Most just cheapy plastic things other people have/use.

I still have my MagCharger which I use.

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I like to collect interesting flashlight.

Still keeping OSRAM Dulux Mini. Mod it to use either AA or D size battery with external D-Size adaptor.

I have this Osram Dulux Mini Combo but forget where I put it.

The BIG brother – Osram Dulux Combo, using 4 x AA. I feed it with Eneloop and keep in my car. Also have the rechargeable version which I keep at home.

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I have a bunch of old non-LED flashlights around. I no longer use any of them anymore though most still work:
1xAAA grey maglite solitaire. 2 lumens! Focus adjustment from “spot” to “donut”.
2xAAA black mini maglite. A much more useful incan flashlight than the solitaire
2xAA blue mini maglite.
4xAA UKE dive light
4xC UKE dive light (quite well built actually. Was awesomely bright compared to what was available when I got it 20+ years ago).

Various other cheapie unknown brand plastic lights:
small fluorescent powered by I think 4xAA from Radio Shack.
3xC combo fluorescent with incandescent.
4xAAA combo fluorescent with incandescent from Sharper Image or Brookstone.

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I have one non-LED light .

A 2C Mag that uses 3  123 Batteries in a sleeve made out of heater hose and a halogen bulb intended for a 5 cell Mag .

It throws a nice , white , 100% CRI beam quite well .

Poor man's hotwire .

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I would love to own a regulated incan. But it seems very few models were made and they were/are expensive!

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Is there any reason you couldn’t use a LED driver on an incan bulb? Assuming V and A were suitable and it it’s some kind of constant current rather than PWM?

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All of my collections are using LED except this one,

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I have an old 2 D MAG, i got when i did my UN service during the Balkan war, i rarly use it, but it is always by my bed ready for “service”. If i had the skills i would probaly give it a MT-G2 mod. But i am just up to that yet, just finished a JAX Mini C8, nothing fancy just a 7135*8 and a XM-L2 3C tint, 2.8 amps at the tailcap on max.

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jacktheclipper wrote:

I have one non-LED light .


A 2C Mag that uses 3  123 Batteries in a sleeve made out of heater hose and a halogen bulb intended for a 5 cell Mag .


It throws a nice , white , 100% CRI beam quite well .


Poor man’s hotwire .


I was thinking of doing something like this with a 2C Mag-Lite. But, I was gonna just get a couple of 26500’s from RMM and then buy a 9v bulb. Should have plenty of light for most things, and excellent run-time!

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Have 3 HID lights. One is a flashlight scored on Ebay for $40 and rebuilt the battery pack with dumpster dive laptop sanyo cells from one pack. Two are spotlights. Changed the 35w ballast to a 55w in the Titanium Innovations Mega Illuminator. Did a total conversion on a $12 clearance Tractor Supply halogen to HID with a voltage monitor and a homemade matched dumpster li-ion pack of 18650 4s3p with leads for my hobby charger.

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I do have 2 or 3 incan lights and 1 halogen one.
Never use them, but it’s fun to have.

A while back I found my old supersize “searchlight” running of 6v lead acid battery. But the battery was completely ruined and the plastic was all sticky trying to clean it didn’t work so tossed that one.
Have smaller lights performing waaaaayy better.

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Chicken Drumstick wrote:
Is there any reason you couldn’t use a LED driver on an incan bulb? Assuming V and A were suitable and it it’s some kind of constant current rather than PWM?

I don’t honestly know. I have to look into it. It would be very neat thing to accomplish.

I wonder if someone else has already done it.

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Chloe wrote:
I still have some Maglites but they are not in service (and not worth converting). Big Smile

You’ve just invalidated my raison D’être. I’ll have to cheer myself up with a bit of nostalgia.

As much as I value your presence here I’m going to have pull an MP and thumb my nose in your general direction. Silly

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I’ve still got a few:

ACR L-6A “Super Beam Gun” – a Par36 handheld spotlight for marine use.
ACR C-Light – Lifevest marking light
Fulton MX-212/U – Boeing intrinsically safety light
Koehler 8400T – Dive light, intrinsically safe
2x M@g85s – ~880lm, one with 9AA and one with 3 18650
MagCharger – stock MagLite with high pressure Xenon
Pelican Super PeliLite – Dive light, intrinsically safe
Ray-O-Vac IN2-MS – MSHA approved light
Streamlight TL-2 – original
Laser Products SureFire 9N – dual output rechargeable
SureFire E2e – non-teardrop HA

A few misc cheapies

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I keep the stock Mini-Mag I carried every day at work for years just to remind me how far we’ve come. That little guy has a blinding ten lumens!

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2x AAA Solitarie…2 lumens…1 black, one gray
2× 2AA MiniMag that one day i will modding with “MatchMod” with a XM-L…but now are still incandescent Wink

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I have a 2 cell Maglite and two mini Maglites. I am not sentimental towards them but they cost to much to just throw away and are not in my view worth upgrading. So they just hang around unloved.

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I’m more a light user than collector and as long as it works I’ll keep it around or give it away. One xenon, several incans. Old lights are good for ‘dirty work’ where they may get banged up or lost, and a lost cheap incan isn’t much of a loss. I’ve got oil lamps here too.

Just because something is old or obsolete doesn’t mean it’s useless; otherwise I’d be in the trash can myself!

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Every room in our home and each vehicle has a Maglite mounted on the wall/in the door, all with LEDs. However, all but three of them still have incandescent bulbs in the tails for emergencies (including “events” that will burn out semiconductors, e.g., LEDs).

The best lights (Fenix, Nitecore, etc.) are for fun and planned, quick response. The Mags are there just in case the power goes out (fixed positions).

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I’m getting back into the vintage C and D cell incans. I just bought a 5 cell Winchester and a few others. One is all copper, Ravovac 3xD. Light that is not powerful but it is a really cool looking light.

To be honest, most the flashlight uses I have around the home do not need 500 lumens. These old incans are fun around the house. For serious use, I have my LEDs but sometimes it’s nice just to have a nice warm Incan light. Kind of feels nostalgic. I’m old enough to remember when a 2xD cell Energizer “was” a flashlight.

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I have a Streamlight Stinger xenon. I was wondering if it was worth converting and how to go about it without buying a $40 kit.

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These 2 Streamlights and a few others. The Litebox was the first light I spent over $100 on.

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Speedsix wrote:
I’m old enough to remember when a 2xD cell Energizer “was” a flashlight.

I agreed till i used one recently, then i realized how much time glosses over bad memories :bigsmile:

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Last week I dug up my Litebox-like lantern with a 55W H1 halogen bulb from a car and runs on a 6V lead-acid battery. They are dirt-cheap but only last a few minutes.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Sold the one incan flashlight I had — a MagLite Mini — about a week ago. Now, it’s only LEDs.

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No I guess I don’t. But I do have a couple of these. Electric service is still unreliable where I live. I haven’t measured the total candle power on this but I’m sure it’s at least 5-6

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