US - Defiant "Super Thrower" 3C (New Model - +/-64mm Head XM-L) - Get To Home Depot Now!

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Just got back from the Home Depot in Port Orange, Florida and can confirm the defiant 3D ArmorMax —> http://www.homedepot.com/p/Defiant-ArmorMax-3D-Tactical-Flashlight-809-3... has XM-L2 Led’s in them word must be getting out because this store had a huge display of them about a month ago and there is no display of this flashlight anymore in this store and the shelf had 10 in stock and I grabbed 2 of them.

They come with rubber front and end cap’s and three D batteries that are already put inside the flashlight beam wise it is very similar to the 650 lumen model but these seem to have a more whitish tint in the beam but quite noticable less output than the older model but still very bright the reflector look’s to be the same as the older model.

I print and copied coupon code “ MEMHD “ and got $5 off the purchase the flashlight’s were $29.99 each the 3c version had a realy small LED that did not look like an XML.

I totally recommend this light it’s built better than the old model has good output and premium LED in it plus lifetime warranty but you must save your receipt for this.Hope this helps.

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I can't find these anymore in my Home Depots. Only the XP-G or E versions running 3 Cs.
Is the XP-G 3d the triple LED light at your stores? for som reason can't find that one around this area....lol Gonna try to swing by the home depot later today a purchase the 3d armormax version and see if any of them still have the XM-L2 in it and let you all know...if it does and fund's/girlfrienfd's/wives allow I recommend picking up one or more so they can keep selling them....I see the parent company "Brinkmann" has identical looking light's/spec's costing $20-$30 more online....hope this isn't the route they are taking :~

Brinkmann makes them branded Defiant for Home Depot, the same way other national brands make appliances and tools branded Kenmore and Craftsman for Sears.

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I can’t find these anymore in my Home Depots. Only the XP-G or E versions running 3 Cs.
Is the XP-G 3d the triple LED light at your stores? for som reason can’t find that one around this area….lol Gonna try to swing by the home depot later today a purchase the 3d armormax version and see if any of them still have the XM-L2 in it and let you all know…if it does and fund’s/girlfrienfd’s/wives allow I recommend picking up one or more so they can keep selling them….I see the parent company “Brinkmann” has identical looking light’s/spec’s costing $20-$30 more online….hope this isn’t the route they are taking :~

Brinkmann makes them branded Defiant for Home Depot, the same way other national brands make appliances and tools branded Kenmore and Craftsman for Sears.

This is what I was thinking and worried of when I mentioned it because Brinkmann has a “Qbeam series” that look’s identical to Defiant’s sold at home depot but with a higher price but more money I just worry they will stop selling these good deal flashlight’s as I keep reading talk they might do this and mark up prices as they already have a bit on the home brand—> http://www.amazon.com/Qbeam-809-3731-1-Pro-Series-Flashlight/dp/B00DOMYK0W

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I saw about 7 DSt's  at my local Home depot in march but they were still priced at 16.96.

A friend and I both bought a few and I waited for months for them to drop in price and one day they just disappeared ...

 They were all up on the top shelf  away from all the other lights .

 

If you ask me ..it's  employees hiding them . People working there have smart phones and know what stuff sells for on ebay. 

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tarpon31 wrote: I print and copied coupon code “ MEMHD “ and got $5 off the purchase the flashlight’s were $29.99 each

I can’t seem to figure out how to do this. Can you explain a little more how this works?

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tarpon31 wrote: I print and copied coupon code “ MEMHD “ and got $5 off the purchase the flashlight’s were $29.99 each

I can’t seem to figure out how to do this. Can you explain a little more how this works?

Basicly you go to the site choose which product you want put it in your basket then go to checkout…now you have 1 of 3 choices, you can either enter MEMHD in coupon area and then it should deduct $5 from your order then you can order the product to have it shipped to you or you can do the same thing but have the store of your choice get your product’s together for you and you choose a date to go and pick them up (after you pay and submit coupon code) or you can do what I did and go through the whole checkout process and enter coupon code in for the $5 discount then print the page that show’s the product’s and prices and coupon codes without following through with the order and go down to the store right away grab the light’s and checkout showing the cashier the printout page to get the discount but you must hurry because the coupon code expires in 1-2 day’s.

I did it this way because I knew the light’s at this particular store had Cree XM-L2’s while other’s had XML-U2’s so I did not want to risk getting my product from there warehouse,hope this help’s.

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tarpon31 wrote:
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tarpon31 wrote: I print and copied coupon code “ MEMHD “ and got $5 off the purchase the flashlight’s were $29.99 each

I can’t seem to figure out how to do this. Can you explain a little more how this works?

Basicly you go to the site choose which product you want put it in your basket then go to checkout…now you have 1 of 3 choices, you can either enter MEMHD in coupon area and then it should deduct $5 from your order then you can order the product to have it shipped to you or you can do the same thing but have the store of your choice get your product’s together for you and you choose a date to go and pick them up (after you pay and submit coupon code) or you can do what I did and go through the whole checkout process and enter coupon code in for the $5 discount then print the page that show’s the product’s and prices and coupon codes without following through with the order and go down to the store right away grab the light’s and checkout showing the cashier the printout page to get the discount but you must hurry because the coupon code expires in 1-2 day’s.

I did it this way because I knew the light’s at this particular store had Cree XM-L2’s while other’s had XML-U2’s so I did not want to risk getting my product from there warehouse or stores that did not have the light’s with the LED I wanted in them,hope this help’s.

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Boaz wrote:

I saw about 7 DSt’s  at my local Home depot in march but they were still priced at 16.96.

A friend and I both bought a few and I waited for months for them to drop in price and one day they just disappeared …

 They were all up on the top shelf  away from all the other lights .

 

If you ask me ..it’s  employees hiding them . People working there have smart phones and know what stuff sells for on ebay. 

I think so to because all these light’s rock and once they find out they price gouge them on ebay like you say.

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Now that people have had their DST’s for a long time, have we found a 2*26650 tube that fits without cross-treading?

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Now that people have had their DST’s for a long time, have we found a 2*26650 tube that fits without cross-treading?

I’m not sure about a two-26650, but the tube i modded this one can be used with one 26650, and it threads directly to the DST head without any mods.

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I was fortunate to grab one of the F13’s from OL’s GB that fit perfectly as well, but now I want to upgrade to an XHP and I don’t want to go the 18350 route.

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I was fortunate to grab one of the F13’s from OL’s GB that fit perfectly as well, but now I want to upgrade to an XHP and I don’t want to go the 18350 route.

its why my test-mule DST has been testing tons of emitters with either a 20R samsung 18650 or 25650. Right now a dedomed XP-G2 ( and close second the XP-L HI ) is throwing a beam the farthest at 5 amps. its easily seen now past a kilometer distant. My original plan for the Quad DST monster thrower is to surpass a mile, or reach up to 2 kilometers throw to knock the Deft-X off its throne for throw from a reflector-based light. it will be big, heavy, emit a lot of heat, suck a lot of amps, but it will be built for one purpose.

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I was fortunate to grab one of the F13's from OL's GB that fit perfectly as well, but now I want to upgrade to an XHP and I don't want to go the 18350 route.

Three Efest 26500's drop right in.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_10...

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Yeah, but that doesn’t really help me any. It’s starting to sound like I’ll have to do 2S 18650 in the original tube. I was hoping to shorten it up a bit.

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Reality check.

 

You want to use a tiny tube but not the tiny cells that fit in it? Sounds like you want a ZY-T08 converted to 2s, or else should have bought O-L's modified Ultrafire 1226.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/41773

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?

I’m looking for a tube that will take 2× 26650’s. I don’t see why i needed a reality check…

I actually was considering a T08, but again, that’s not 26650’s. I also considered modding a 1226, but OL himself said it wasn’t a good heatsink design. Plus, I already have a DST just sitting here collecting dust.

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I have a 2 × 26650 tube with tail clicky that fits my personal DST, but the light it came from is no longer available. None of my other battery tubes will interchange. :_( If we can find another light with separate extension tubes available, it would be interesting to see how the DST reflector would focus an XHP30 running 4 × 26650. I just bought 5 more DST’s on ebay to play with.

Can everyone please check all of their 2 × 26650 lights to see if another battery tube might fit your DST?

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I can only assume somebody checked the yezl y3 tubes long ago.

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pilotdog68 wrote:
? I'm looking for a tube that will take 2x 26650's. I don't see why i needed a reality check... I actually was considering a T08, but again, that's not 26650's. I also considered modding a 1226, but OL himself said it wasn't a good heatsink design. Plus, I already have a DST just sitting here collecting dust.

Sorry if I misread, seemed as though you wanted to use the F13 tube but not the small cells. Has anyone tried this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141410333014

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I can only assume somebody checked the yezl y3 tubes long ago.

I just did that last night when I saw this thread – they don’t match :(…

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pilotdog68 wrote:
? I’m looking for a tube that will take 2× 26650’s. I don’t see why i needed a reality check… I actually was considering a T08, but again, that’s not 26650’s. I also considered modding a 1226, but OL himself said it wasn’t a good heatsink design. Plus, I already have a DST just sitting here collecting dust.

Sorry if I misread, seemed as though you wanted to use the F13 tube but not the small cells. Has anyone tried this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141410333014

Actually, I think I have one of those also :)… Just need to find it…

EDIT: But now I remember, that I think i tried 26650 in that tube but they didn’t fit (tube too narrow diameter).

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I don’t have either of these lights but would the UF1405 work for you guys?

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I believe that one was discovered to be no good? post #952 in this thread

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That is the same light I am using for my 2 × 26650 DST battery tube, and it screws down all the way on the head. Mine was purchased from meritline.com but they no longer carry it.

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That may be my best bet then. They are still available under a few names on Ali. “Goread Y45” is one. Some people have said that one works, other people said it didn’t for them

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