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Home Depot XM-L Spotlight? Only $24.97

I was back in Home Depot again to pickup another 50 LED 4AA mod host light (see thread here) and found that they are stocking a bunch more "Defiant" branded lights.  They appear to have an XM-L spotlight for $24.97 rated (ANSI) at 350 lumens for 5hrs 30 mins and 300 meters.  I have found it on their website here. It doesn't say XM-L anywhere, but it sure looks like an XM-L to me.  It's definitely a larger emitter and not the typical small XR-E's I'm used to seeing in LED spotlights.  I'd say it's too large to even be an XP-G.  Took a photo of the emitter through the package the best I could.  Oh, and in my haste (I was in a rush) I forgot to verify the battery type.  It says "Alkaline Rechargeable Battery System" and I don't know what that means.  Nor do I know if there is a user-accessible battery compartment taking AA's, C's, D's, etc . . . 

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Thought someone would be interested to try this one out.  Doesn't seem bad for the price.  (And I know what some of you are thinking - there's that garrybunk sending me on another wild goose chase for a light that doesn't exist at my store!)

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Just checked (I was at HD looking for your other light when you posted this) and mine doesn't have it. :'(

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That a descent price, and it looks like an XML to me :bigsmile: but that doesnt mean very much.

Did you buy this one yet?

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You know that’s coming Garry. I was at HD yesterday, none of those in my store.

The only XM-L spotlights I have seen around here are in Wal-mart, at an outrageous price.

Maybe HD is just regional when it comes to stocking things like this.

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Dang scaru!  That was fast!  7 minutes from post to verifying your store shelf!  Did they have any "Defiant" branded lights there?  Does anyone else see this "Defiant" brand in their stores?

apt323, no I didn't pick it up.  I'm not really into spotlights and budget is tight right now. 

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You know that's coming Garry. I was at HD yesterday, none of those in my store. The only XM-L spotlights I have seen around here are in Wal-mart, at an outrageous price.

My Walmart does stock the Stanley XM-L (the $50 "2000 Lumens" one). 

 

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Maybe HD is just regional when it comes to stocking things like this.

Yeah, I have noticed with other items (typical home improvement type stuff) that they'll tell me Home Depot stocks it or I find it on their website and it's not in my local store (and my store will carry stuff not shown on their website).

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I go fairly regularly (usually after one of Garry's posts Tongue Out ) and I have yet to see a Defiant flashlight.

Garry - could you see the number of bars in the LED? Too hard to tell in the photo.

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No defiant stuff. The flashlight selection at my HD is a couple of maglites and then those 6 volts lanterns. If I'm lucky I will sometimes see those cheap 3aaa 9 led flashlights. I might head to another HD tomorrow. 

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BetweenRides wrote:

I go fairly regularly (usually after one of Garry's posts Tongue Out ) and I have yet to see a Defiant flashlight.

Garry - could you see the number of bars in the LED? Too hard to tell in the photo.

It was tough to see through the plastic case, that's why I was judging more on size.  Not sure when I'll get there next. 

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while i was checking out the spot u found i noticed this. a little pricey, but could be duable

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202486523/h_d2/ProductDisplay?ca...

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while i was checking out the spot u found i noticed this. a little pricey, but could be duable http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202486523/h_d2/ProductDisplay?ca...

50 dollars for a xenon light without a battery, no thanks. Silly

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Bort wrote:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-203138411/h_d2/ProductDisplay?ca...

It seems that the HD further away from me has it so I may go and get one tomorrow. Smile

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scaru wrote:

Bort wrote:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-203138411/h_d2/ProductDisplay?ca...

It seems that the HD further away from me has it so I may go and get one tomorrow. Smile


There doesn’t appear to be much heat dissipation with this light, when you get it i am curious to see if they came up with something that we aren’t seeing

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Bort wrote:
scaru wrote:

Bort wrote:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-203138411/h_d2/ProductDisplay?ca...

It seems that the HD further away from me has it so I may go and get one tomorrow. Smile

There doesn't appear to be much heat dissipation with this light, when you get it i am curious to see if they came up with something that we aren't seeing

Will do, chances are I will also tear it apart and screw around with it until it no longer works. Big Smile All for BLF. Silly

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scaru wrote:

Bort wrote:
scaru wrote:

Bort wrote:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-203138411/h_d2/ProductDisplay?ca...

It seems that the HD further away from me has it so I may go and get one tomorrow. Smile

There doesn't appear to be much heat dissipation with this light, when you get it i am curious to see if they came up with something that we aren't seeing

Will do, chances are I will also tear it apart and screw around with it until it no longer works. Big Smile All for BLF. Silly

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Got my eyes on this one…
Heatsink / cooling looks like it could be an issue though for those of us into modding.

Definitely looks like an XML though.

Is the reflector diameter bigger than the 7.6mm stanley fat max?

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Bad news guys, I went to HD and they were all out of them. I found the spot for it though. Silly Hopefully someone else will be able to get their hands on one of these. 

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Bad news guys, I went to HD and they were all out of them. I found the spot for it though. Silly Hopefully someone else will be able to get their hands on one of these. 


you can call and order one, just give them the sku number 574623
I sometimes call stores and ask them to do a visual check before i go there

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You can check inventory @ multiple locations with this: http://sd.site88.net/homedepot.html. It’s in stock at 2/3rds of the HDs around me. Thx OP!

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Rechargeable alkaline?

Killer deal if XML, but 350 lumens (vs 2000 “lumens” of stanley one) suggests otherwise. Not too bad even if xp-g, though, since the other giant head competitor is twice the price. Still throws just as well even if hotspot is smaller.

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Rechargeable alkaline?

Killer deal if XML, but 350 lumens (vs 2000 “lumens” of stanley one) suggests otherwise. Not too bad even if xp-g, though, since the other giant head competitor is twice the price. Still throws just as well even if hotspot is smaller.

Yeah, don’t want any of this. Don’t let the battery discharge more than a few percent before recharging.

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I'm awaiting someone to get their hands on this and open 'er up and tell us what it's like.  Sorry kramer5150, I don't remember the size of the reflector/lens and don't know when I'll get back there again.  I would say that overall the light appeared to be around the same size of the 2000 Lumen Stanley (judging from memory here, so take that with a grain of salt).

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OK, so I bit the bullet and bought one on the way to work.

More info later.
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Defiant model 800-2702-D
4.5V Rechargeable Alkaline 4000mah battery
Charger Output 9vdc 300ma

Looks to be an XM-L, but the question will be, is it a T2, T3, T4, T5 or T6?
I’m betting not a T6 and I don’t know if there really is a way to find out, other than brightness.

I have it on the charger now and I will do beam shots at home.

Also of note to me was a Q-Beam 3 XP-G spotlight. It was $49.00, but if it could be redone with 3 XM-L leds, it might be a good mod. It looked like it had 3 P-60 sized reflectors with the 3 XP-G emitters. I don’t remember lumen output. The HD code is 547-651 and the Model is 800-2801-S. I believe the same Chinese outfit is making the Q-beam as well as these Defiant.

Maglite has a 3D and 2AA LED set going for $27 too, at HD. I really wanted those LED Maglites, but I bit the bullet and bought the Defiant. I hope someone else wants it after I hack it!

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Cool!  If you start a new thread be sure to post a link back here.

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Thanks for the update O-L!  Is the battery sealed in the light?  Or accessible through a battery door? What size is the battery? - Equivalent to anything common?

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Old-Lumens wrote:
I hope someone else wants it after I hack it!

Don't worry about that. In fact, I'll take it! Big Smile Just tell me the price. Smile

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Thanks for the update O-L!  Is the battery sealed in the light?  Or accessible through a battery door? What size is the battery? – Equivalent to anything common?

-Garry


It is sealed. I can not take this apart at work, so I can’t answer untill late tonight or in the AM. It is Very Light. I would think it’s probably 3AA batteries inside it, even though it says 4000ma. I know from the weight, it can’t be like 3 C batteries in it. Or it may be a special made alkaline. I just don’t know till I open it up, when I get home.

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Thanks for the update O-L!  Is the battery sealed in the light?  Or accessible through a battery door? What size is the battery? - Equivalent to anything common?

-Garry

It is sealed. I can not take this apart at work, so I can't answer untill late tonight or in the AM. It is Very Light. I would think it's probably 3AA batteries inside it, even though it says 4000ma. I know from the weight, it can't be like 3 C batteries in it. Or it may be a special made alkaline. I just don't know till I open it up, when I get home.

It's probably 6 of the crappy rechargeable alkaline AAs. Which meanturgid thing is not going to be well driven since rechargeable alkalines can't do high current. 

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So, on the box it says 300 lumens and 300 meters.

I put it on the charger at work, only to find that it was already charged. I wasn't really surprised at that. Alkalines should hold a charge for a while if stored. Once it got dark, I tried it out at work. I don't have any place at home that would reach 300 meters, but here I can. I was surprised at the reach. It definitely will reach 300 meters, but I have to qualify that.

What do you want to use as a test? Dark green trees, a reflective sign, or the side of a light colored building? See, to me it all depends on what you are illuminating. Some things absorb light really well and some reflect it. A light on a gray building looks so much brighter than on a group of dark green trees.

So, on a group of large trees at 300 meters, yes I can tell it does shine on them, but not well enough to define much. You can see they are green trees, but you can't really define limbs well, just green blobs. Now on a light colored building at 300 meters, I can define the side of the building well enough to know it seems well lit. I can see the wall to roof line and doors and the color of the walls. On a reflective sign, like a street sign, it lights up great at 300 meters.

The size of the spot at 300 meters (my guess) is about 30+ feet in diameter, hotter in the center (naturally). I was really surprised at the spot on this lignt. When I shine it up into the sky, it's a fairly straight colum of light going up.

As far as lumens, I would say that the 300 lumen estimate is conservative on a full charge. I would estimate it more than 300 lumens at first turn on and for the first few minutes. I also left it on in the guard shack and it took about 1-1/2 hours before I noticed it much dimming at all and after 3+ hours, it was still fairly bright. I would think it would reach the 5 hour mark, but it would be dim enough to shut it off, before the 5 hour mark.

I will take it apart when I get home and get to the heart of the matter.

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That’s a descent price, and it looks like an XML to me. Crown

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