Why is this light tempting me?

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Why is this light tempting me?

Anybody have one?  What do you think?

Streamlight 88863 Polytac Flashlight LED HP

It is an XR-E, almost unbreakable polycarbonate body, 2x cr123

$43 on Amazon

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039D02S0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p60_d1_i1?pf_...

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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Looks ideal for a boaties 'grab bag'.

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Cause its different and you are a flasholic

 

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Pros:

- easier to find in your grab bag than a grey or black anodised one

- looks really sturdy (is it?) maybe waterproof

- it might run also on a 18650

Cons:

- can probably not be upgraded because of poor heatsinking

- will stain very fast

- is a wee bit to expensive

- they don't say anything about the LED, keep in mind, they probably consider a generic 5mm LED is already a high power LED.

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oldbobk, you sold me on it. I'll order it today!

 

Too many blacks, grays, and silvers; I need something to brighten up my collection.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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The suffer from the same problem as the G2 surefire.  They have a metal sleeve inside the polymer that makes the contact between head and tail.  The sleeve is thin enough that it cannot be bored out for an 18650.

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They suffer from the same problem as the G2 surefire.  They have a metal sleeve inside the polymer that makes the contact between head and tail.  The sleeve is thin enough that it cannot be bored out for an 18650.

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That's OK, I had not planned to mod the light.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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edc wrote:

Cause its different and you are a flasholic

 

Yeah, that could be the best answer.

Cause I don't have one yet.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed james l:l4

http://kingjbible.com/james/1.htm

       καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

                            

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Jeez Boaz, it's a flashlight, not a hooker....

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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I was just guessing the temptation was coming from the fact you are lusting for it .. pretty dang deep concept I know .

you should have kept reading

17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights,

 "The father of lights"....that line alone has to make  flashaholic's happy campers.

       καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

                            

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