Walmart floating 6 volt lantern $3.46

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Walmart floating 6 volt lantern $3.46

As much as I dislike Walmart there are certain items I need to purchase there like oil change kits they carry factory Ford and Mopar filters. The local Walmart has racks of 6 volt floating lanterns for $3.46 with the big 6 volt battery included with a claimed 110 lumens. These look like they have some serious mod potential. I have walked by them twice but ideas for different mods keep running through my head so I am going back to pick a couple up. I do not see them on line so I will post some pics when I get them.

Edit: They look just like these but not Eveready brand and claimed 110lumen not 25.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Energizer-Eveready-LED-Floating-Lantern/16440225

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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I've owned a couple of those, as well as the cheaper blue one that is normally priced at $3.

They sure seem like monsters now, heavy and weak beam. Always wondered what it would be like to put an XM-L in that big reflector...

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...

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trooplewis wrote:

I've owned a couple of those, as well as the cheaper blue one that is normally priced at $3.

They sure seem like monsters now, heavy and weak beam. Always wondered what it would be like to put an XM-L in that big reflector...

I was thinking three XML P 60 drop ins with Nanjg drivers that will handle the 6 volts wired to a relay mounted on a piece of sheet metal running off that giant battery. I didn't want to ruin the surprise, but why not.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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You need a 10w bulb for 100lumens. I'm pretty sure these things aren't drawing 1.5 - 2A.

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what kind of current can these batteries supply? Also, one might need to find a way to heatsink, since these are plastic.

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They're big, but with "heavy duty" chemistry, so not really all that much. They're 4 F (like D but longer) cells inside. Even in alkaline, a D cell runs out really fast >1A.

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...now they're $10.88; they must've caught on. Frown

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I was thinking in modding that light that you toss everything but the case and the reflector. Figure out how to get a nice XM-L centered in that giant reflector, and drive it with an 18650. Maybe take an Ultrafire light, get rid of the head on it, and just use the tube and switch. I don't see anything worthwhile in those lights except the reflector.

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 wonder if  I could fit 5 XML P-60 drop ins in there mounted to a piece of sheet metal in place of the reflector with 5 18650 cells one for each drop in, if not 3 would definitely fit but man 5 would be 3500 lumens.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.