What is it with DX and ugly lights today?

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What is it with DX and ugly lights today?

A 3AA side by side light is rather fat for its length. And it isn't pretty. But at least this one doesn't cost so much.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.42672

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

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This one actually doesn't look too bad compared to the other one but the 3*AAA just won't do it for me.  Undecided

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Worse than that! It is actually 3xAA so is a lot fatter than it ought to be.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

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I didn't notice that as I just assumed it was a 3*AAA.  This might be the first 3*AA light I've ever seen.  That's definitely going to be a FAT little stubby torch. Surprised

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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5" long 2" diameter. Way fat.

 

But I see it has a tripod socket set into it which might just make it useful to someone.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

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5" long 2" diameter. Way fat.

But I see it has a tripod socket set into it which might just make it useful to someone.

I didn't even notice the tripod socket which would make it a little more appealing to me.  I actually wouldn't mind a 3*AA compared to a 3*AAA probably because I have so many more AA batteries and can't seem to stop buying them.  Frown

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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I have so many more AA batteries and can't seem to stop buying them.  Frown

 

Don't we all? I can see something like 80 AA rechargeables without moving my head much. I could probably find over 100 AAs in this room given that there's a box of 40 alkie AAs behind me.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

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Don wrote:

fishinfool wrote:

I have so many more AA batteries and can't seem to stop buying them.  Frown

Don't we all? I can see something like 80 AA rechargeables without moving my head much. I could probably find over 100 AAs in this room given that there's a box of 40 alkie AAs behind me.

I don't usually buy alkalines anymore since I have a bunch of rechargeables of mostly eneloops and duraloops.  I did order 2-8 pack eneloop tones from a guy on cpf since I can't find any in the US.  I also plan on buying those new 'Costco eneloop tones with charger combo' as soon as they show up here which according to them will be next week.  I think I need to see a shrink about this addiction of mine. Wink

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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fishinfool wrote:

I don't usually buy alkalines anymore since I have a bunch of rechargeables of mostly eneloops and duraloops.  I did order 2-8 pack eneloop tones from a guy on cpf since I can't find any in the US.  I also plan on buying those new 'Costco eneloop tones with charger combo' as soon as they show up here which according to them will be next week.  I think I need to see a shrink about this addiction of mine. Wink

 

The Tones are pretty neat looking. I'll wait until they come here though. And go on sale. Which means I probably won't get any . . .

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The Tones are pretty neat looking. I'll wait until they come here though. And go on sale. Which means I probably won't get any . . .

My sister and her kids were just here and when they left for Alaska last sunday, I gave them several led lights and most of my aa and aaa batteries.  Now I have a reason to buy more batteries and have decided exclusively on eneloops.  I should get the tones this week and hopefully the new costco eneloops will be in by next week.  As soon as costco gets them in, I plan on driving 2.5 hrs. each way just to buy some.  That's 5 hrs. round trip.  Crazy right? Undecided  I know, I know but this addiction and/or obsession just takes over and there's not much I can do.:(

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion