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HD had some new lights in the front “promotions” display boxes. The had 2-pack of 2AA Defiant’s that looked real interesting. Emitter looked to be xpg or xml. No green pcb. Emitter sSeemed pretty dark yellow. Nice looking lights. I can’t find them on the website. I didn’t have a camera. They were $14.9_ for the 2-pack. I bought one, but may not get a chance to open it up for a bit. My wife is leaving town Thursday and we have a ton of stuff to get done.

They also had some the 2-packs of the Defiant tactical 3AAA’s. Says 1 watt emitter, but I’m pretty sure it’s something bigger. Look to be decent mod hosts. $9.00 for the 2-pack.

They also had headlights and other stuff that didn’t really grab my attention.

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HD had some new lights in the front “promotions” display boxes. The had 2-pack of 2AA Defiant’s that looked real interesting. Emitter looked to be xpg or xml. No green pcb. Emitter sSeemed pretty dark yellow. Nice looking lights. I can’t find them on the website. I didn’t have a camera. They were $14.9_ for the 2-pack. I bought one, but may not get a chance to open it up for a bit. My wife is leaving town Thursday and we have a ton of stuff to get done.

They also had some the 2-packs of the Defiant tactical 3AAA’s. Says 1 watt emitter, but I’m pretty sure it’s something bigger. Look to be decent mod hosts. $9.00 for the 2-pack.

They also had headlights and other stuff that didn’t really grab my attention.

I saw the same or similar ones at the HD here, but they had 2-packs of 3xAAA ones (in 3xAAA carriers), with one black and one chrome/silver.

I replaced the 3xAAA carrier with a 18500 battery (no convertors needed, just dropped the 18500 in), and it’s pretty bright. Single mode only though. The LED is on a star that’s on a small pill, so it’s relatively easy to work with. Bodies are pretty sturdy.

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I saw the two pack of 2aa lights this morning. I don’t think there Cree led’s but I only looked briefly.

EDIT: see pay below, it is a Cree

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Can someone post a pic?  I was there this weekend and didn't notice anything new. 

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Only pic I got, I was more interested in the larger light
http://s1083.photobucket.com/albums/j389/carpentrygod/?action=view&curre...

I’ll try and swing by later and take another pic if ya want

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I'd like to hear more of the specs and what emitter is in them.  Another pic would be nice if not too troublesome.

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For you? No prob. I’ll swing over to hD on my way back to the shop and take some closer pics

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garrybunk wrote:

Can someone post a pic?  I was there this weekend and didn’t notice anything new. 

-Garry

Hi,

Here’re some for the 3xAAA ones (this is the chrome/silver one):

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For you? No prob. I'll swing over to hD on my way back to the shop and take some closer pics

Well thanks!  My recent adventures to Home Depot and Lowes have been to the plumbing section!  I haven't thought too much about Flashlights while there. 

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ohaya,

        Those seem to be the 3AAA ones from Black Friday / Christmastime.  I have four of those.  I think they're XB-D's.  I wanted to do some XM-L emitter swaps with them.  Old-Lumens thread here

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The 3xAAA ones are XB-D, indeed. I did emitter swap on one. Not a bad light with XP-G in there.
I also changed it so I can fit an 18650, with an AK-47A driver. Minor tailcap mod, trim off the plastic nub around the spring.
Edit: Just took a look. Driver is up in the pill a bit too, in order to fit the 18650.

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Ouchyfoot, I didn’t see the smaller 3C or the 2xAA lights at my HD. Seems I have to go back again… Smile

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I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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Kinda looks like XB-D to me. Host looks OK, for a 2xAA light.
Did you get the Black Friday 3C light too? Smile

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Thanks CarpentryHero! I think I'll pass on these. My flashlight budget has been taking a backseat to other higher priority projects lately. 

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I got two sizes of 3c lights from earlier today. They weren’t in Edmonton during Black Friday. Is it the lil guy next to the super thrower?

http://s1083.photobucket.com/albums/j389/carpentrygod/?action=view&curre...

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Yeah the 2aa lights aren’t worth it, I was curious about the emitter. (And haven’t had anything arrive in the male in three weeks) so I figured why not Wink

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[ My recent adventures to Home Depot and Lowes have been to the plumbing section!  I haven’t thought too much about Flashlights while there. 

-Garry

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CarpentryHero wrote: Yeah the 2aa lights aren’t worth it, . . .

Bummer, they looked like nice lights to me this morning. Liked the body and clip. I was going to to put 219’s in mine. Why are they not worth $7.50US a piece?

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The 2aa lights
The driver is what makes it not worth it for me. It’s a next mode memory, which I’m not a huge fan. They are $20 for two here, there alright for loaners.
The clip feels a little soft, if its spring steal then its a little thin and flimsy.

It’s an alright light, the beam is decent but that next mode memory kills it for me. If it was a single mode I’d be happier.

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The smaller 3C looks like the Black Friday one that sold in the US.

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So I’m still trying to decide whether to keep the 2AA’s. Since you have seen the beam pattern CarpentryHero, do you know of a 2AA light that has an equal or better beam pattern that would cost around the same or less then modding these lights with new driver and emitter? Maybe a C3?

What does the body feel like (e.g. cheap, grippy, etc)?
Does the reflector look decent?
Is the lens plastic or glass on these?

Any input on the above would be appreciated.

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Glad I still have one in my lunch box. To answer some questions,
The reflector is plastic, the lens is plastic. The knurling feels smooth to the touch because the lines are shallow and all running the same way diagonally.
The beam pattern is floodier due to the larger hole for the emitter and centering ring.

I don’t know what a driver and led cost.

The head feels glued on,i can only get the lens and reflector section to come off.

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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Glad I still have one in my lunch box. To answer some questions,
The reflector is plastic, the lens is plastic. The knurling feels smooth to the touch because the lines are shallow and all running the same way diagonally.
The beam pattern is floodier due to the larger hole for the emitter and centering ring.

I don’t know what a driver and led cost.

The head feels glued on,i can only get the lens and reflector section to come off.


Thanks for that update, Kendall. based on that, I’ll be passing. I was hoping for at least something in the head that could be reused.

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Welcome Relic

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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Yep, that totally settled it for me too. Thank you again CarpentryHero. Smile

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No prob 4Wheelr Smile

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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