Rub-R-Lite

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LV426
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Rub-R-Lite

Hello folks!

I’m looking for a torch very similar to the old Rub-R-Lite, any ideas?
(Or other new “WWII-era” 2-3 D-cell “plastic” or rubberised lamp.)

Edited by: LV426 on 09/20/2017 - 08:43
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I used to have a torch exactly like that, back in the 70’s maybe early 80’s in the U.K. , had completely forgotten about it. You could flap back the rubber all the way around the lens it was so flexible, but the buttons were still very hard to push.

Beam me up!

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Zulumoose wrote:
I used to have a torch exactly like that, back in the 70’s maybe early 80’s in the U.K. , had completely forgotten about it. You could flap back the rubber all the way around the lens it was so flexible, but the buttons were still very hard to push.

I’ve found the Eveready rubberised “version” and other 70- 80-ies lights, but none in current production.

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My first “mod” ever was fitting a fat-base Maglite LED bulb into a rubberised Taskforce™ 2×AA light with a PR2 hotwire bulb.

Toss the cap that holds the PR2, gently shave the hole in the reflector til the Mag bulb snugly press-fits into it.

The tube of that light looked thick enough to take C cells, but nope, internal ribs only fit AAs. Still, the thicker tube and nice thick rubber coating all over made it feel indestructible. Big Smile

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Are you looking for a rubber flashlight for functional use, or an actual vintage light?

Grainger sells a rubber body LED light…
https://m.grainger.com/mobile/product/GRAINGER-APPROVED-General-Purpose-...

… But it’s a 3x AAA, isn’t very bright, and has a horrible beam pattern.


Keepin’ the “B” in BLF

Don wrote:
It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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keltex78 wrote:
Are you looking for a rubber flashlight for functional use, or an actual vintage light?

New but looking as close to the vintage light as possible. Smile