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New 3D Defiant 625L LED FL @Home Depot

The 3C DST has been removed from HD's website but I spotted a new 3D model for $19.88. I can't find any stores in my area having stock yet, though. Not in stores, not available online, I think I caught it just at it's introduction for a change. Be on the look out.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Defiant-650-Lumen-Flashlight-809-3771-D/204287899#.UgovkvlLOGs

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Oh my, that looks interesting.  None at any of my local stores yet.  Thanks for reporting this find Gj.

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Interesting, not a "super thrower" though.  I like the changeover to D cells though.

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‘Defiantly’ not a Super Thrower, but they claim 375 meters…not bad! Smile

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Yeah, guess you guys are right.  If the product width specification is right, the reflector is no wider than 55mm.

Defiant, we want a budget 3D light that has a big super duper thrower reflector.  Please?

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Not in stores, not available online? All are sold out? I just plan to get one for my best friend..

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Defiant, we want a budget 3D light that has a big super duper thrower reflector.  Please?

Have you checked out the Defiant Armormax 3D? It’s got a fairly large reflector. And it’s actually quite throwy – at least as much as the Super Thrower. At around $30, it costs a little more than other Defiants. But it’s still quite reasonable. It is a little on the heavy side, even compared to a 3D Mag.

Without lamps, there’d be no light.

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Guys, I just checked the Home Depot website again, and it showed the 3D (not the Armormax one) back in stock. I just ordered one for pick-up at my local store. Just wanted to let everyone know, so hopefully the guys who were really looking for this one can pick it up.

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Cool.  Thanks tjhabak.  Please keep us posted on how it works for you.  Do you have one of the 3C Super Throwers (aka DST)?

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Cool.  Thanks tjhabak.  Please keep us posted on how it works for you.  Do you have one of the 3C Super Throwers (aka DST)?

No problem! And. ..yes I do have a DST. I will post my thoughts on the new 3D once I pick it up in a couple weeks.

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On another note…As I was looking for the Defiant 3D, I saw a Techlite Lumen Master 500 Lumen XPG triple. It was listed on HomeDepot.com for $99.99. I thought it looked like an interesting light with mod potential, but not for a hundred bucks. I Googled it and found one on Costco.com for $36.97! I happen to be a Costco member, but even if not, there is only a $1.85 surcharge, and shipping is free. I searched for threads about this light but couldn’t find anything on this particular model. Maybe I shoul’ve started a new thread. Anyone know anything about this light?

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Here's the factory link for the Techlite

Too bad it's a plastic lens. Looks like a fairly nice light.

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I have a 3C in that same head format.

Its for sale in my WTS thread.

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FMcamaroZ28 wrote:
I have a 3C in that same head format.

Its for sale in my WTS thread.

Oops…I should clarify. This one is a 3C also.

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625 lumens from 4.5v is going to draw considerable amperage. How long will 3 alkaleak D’s last in that light? That’s also a good bit of room, I wonder how hard it would be to make a carrier for 12 Eneloops? (3S4P)

In theory the carrier inside isn’t subject to any large stresses, would it be feasible to make a battery carrier out of hobby styrene? I’m thinking styrene disks connected by styrene L-girders or tube. Someone with a hobby shop that has a good selection of model kits/model trains, try this out and let us know! Big Smile

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tjhabak wrote:
ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Cool.  Thanks tjhabak.  Please keep us posted on how it works for you.  Do you have one of the 3C Super Throwers (aka DST)?

No problem! And. ..yes I do have a DST. I will post my thoughts on the new 3D once I pick it up in a couple weeks.

This may have been covered elsewhere, but check if the battery tubes interchange and a measurement if the non-DST has a wider inside diameter .

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FYI, I just ordered one having it sent to my Local HD, as follows:

Order Summary
Merchandise Subtotal
$19.88
Pick Up In-Store
FREE Estimated Tax $1.20 Estimated Total $21.08 1 Item(s)
Qty
Item Total Unbranded Defiant 650… 1 $19.88

Note that it Says UNBRANDED DEFIANT 650

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I wonder if 3 32650's would fit.  If 650's are too long.  One could use a sleeve and spacer with 3 of these.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

I wonder if 3 32650’s would fit.  If 650’s are too long.  One could use a sleeve and spacer with 3 of these.

18500’s just seem like such a waste of volume in a light like this though.

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I agree, but $4.50 for 12.6 volts is a cheap way to get by until a better solution is found.  Of course, one would need to make sure the cells are in good condition and of similar capacity for using in series.

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TheGloriousTachikoma wrote:
625 lumens from 4.5v is going to draw considerable amperage. How long will 3 alkaleak D’s last in that light? That’s also a good bit of room, I wonder how hard it would be to make a carrier for 12 Eneloops? (3S4P)

In theory the carrier inside isn’t subject to any large stresses, would it be feasible to make a battery carrier out of hobby styrene? I’m thinking styrene disks connected by styrene L-girders or tube. Someone with a hobby shop that has a good selection of model kits/model trains, try this out and let us know! Big Smile

Given all the trouble and expense of doing this, just buying some Tenergy Centura or Premium D cells seems like a much cheaper and better solution. Not to mention that it’s a heck of alot easier and more convenient to change out and charge three cells vs 12.

Without lamps, there’d be no light.

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I seen that model in Home Depot here a fiew weeks ago. smaller head that the DST had. Defiant needs to bring hte DST back with a harder driven XM-L2, and D cells !

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StorminMatt wrote:
TheGloriousTachikoma wrote:
625 lumens from 4.5v is going to draw considerable amperage. How long will 3 alkaleak D’s last in that light? That’s also a good bit of room, I wonder how hard it would be to make a carrier for 12 Eneloops? (3S4P)

In theory the carrier inside isn’t subject to any large stresses, would it be feasible to make a battery carrier out of hobby styrene? I’m thinking styrene disks connected by styrene L-girders or tube. Someone with a hobby shop that has a good selection of model kits/model trains, try this out and let us know! Big Smile

Given all the trouble and expense of doing this, just buying some Tenergy Centura or Premium D cells seems like a much cheaper and better solution. Not to mention that it’s a heck of alot easier and more convenient to change out and charge three cells vs 12.

But that’s too easy! :_(

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Got the 3D to add to the rest – I like it, has some heft to it.

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I got my 3D yesterday. I like this one too! It is a heavy duty light. It feels really well made. For $20.00, you can’t ask for much more. My only complaints would be the plastic lens and the switch feels a little chinsy. Again, at this price point I can overlook these two points. I know the weight of this massive club will turn alot of people off, especially because this level of output can easily be accomplished by a single 18650 light. I like it though. It just feels really sturdy. (For reference, I’d put it in between the 3D Armormax and a 3D Mag.) The reflector throws the beam pretty well, and for 3*alkaline D cells, this is a nice package. It will never be an edc light, but I’m glad to have it in the collection. It’s been said before, but Defiant is really proving that there is no reason why Mag couldn’t put out a 500+ lumen XML2 3*D light that would be perfectly reliable at a $30.00 price point.

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tjhabak wrote:
I know the weight of this massive club will turn alot of people off, especially because this level of output can easily be accomplished by a single 18650 light.

Of course, this light will have a few advantages over a 1×18650 light. First of all, you don’t have to worry about Li-Ion safety. Secondly, if you use a true D battery like a Tenergy Centura D cell (8000mAH), runtime will be REALLY long compared to 1×18650. If your batteries are dead and you can’t charge, you can always use alkalines in a pinch. And finally, because of the large size, you won’t have to worry about any potential thermal issues. Of course, you have to weigh all the advantages and disadvantages of this light compared to a 1×18650 light when considering which one to buy (or, if you have both, which one to use in a given situation). But needless to say, a large 3D light is not without its advantages compared to a 1×18650 light.

tjhabak wrote:
It’s been said before, but Defiant is really proving that there is no reason why Mag couldn’t put out a 500+ lumen XML2 3*D light that would be perfectly reliable at a $30.00 price point.

This has been said before. And it all comes down to Mag’s cammed focusing system. This seems to be something that Mag refuses to give up on with their lights. And although it was fine in the incandescent days, it’s now a liability since the need for the emitter to move (when focused) doesn’t allow the emitter to be properly heatsinked. This is why LED Mags use low power emitters, and they aren’t driven very hard. It would appear that Mag would rather stick to low output lights than give up their trademark focusing system.

Without lamps, there’d be no light.

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Lucky you jumped on it, it showed as sold out again in a few days. 

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oregon wrote:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Defiant-650-Lumen-Flashlight-809-3771-D/20428...

Home Depot Black Friday Item.

They put the wrong light on special . T_T

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oregon wrote:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Defiant-650-Lumen-Flashlight-809-3771-D/20428...

Home Depot Black Friday Item.

It’s on sale from today till dec 4.

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Isn’t that the same price as it was before?

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