* Tallboy's 1,000 Post - Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza!! * WINNER Announced!

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Congratulations, Keltex78!

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Just for the record, Keltex78 chose the first three items…Congrats! I’ll ship them out on Monday.

Thanks to everyone who participated…as I always say, this is the one of the greatest online communities I have ever seen…rock on, BLF!! Party

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....And! Received the package this morning! Actually, it arrived yesterday, but the post office was closed so I couldn't pick it up. Received the voltmeter (http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10002419/1177700-excel-830l-digital-multimeter), 2x AAA light, FT diffuser, and as a bonus, TBB threw in the single-AA FT light at no extra charge! The multimeter appears to be a nice little unit, much nicer than the one I have been using to date. It has a 10A high-current mode, and the big bonus features, a backlit LCD display and an audible continuity alert!

The 2x-AAA penlight is my big interest light at them moment. It's like this unit from FastTech:

http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10000618/1057212-mxdl-xt7224-3w-50-lumen-led-flashlight-with-clip

...which has a pretty basic generic-style LED, but has an easily-removeable "pill" (so called for lack of a better descriptor, it's just a piece of plastic which holds the so-called "driver" and 5mm-style emitter) and reflector. The barrel on the light has a 11mm ID, making me curious if I could shave 1mm (only .5mm around the circumference) from a 12mm emitter base and really Old-Lumens this light up. I already have a second suitable small-diameter driver I purchased as a pair to repair my TK-703 so driving the light won't be a problem. If I can get the star to fit, a trip to the plumbing section at Lowe's and a spare XM-L2 (or XP-G2, or anything else for that matter) emitter should be all I need to get this light kicking! (Dreaming...)


Keepin’ the “B” in BLF

Don wrote:
It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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Ah…glad to hear it got there ok, hope you enjoy the schwag! Smile

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