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That’s why I ordered the Cool White version, hoping the color is much better than the Natural White.

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chops728 wrote:
…but I do understand if you barely use something why buy the best —- If you have lots of devices that may only get recharged once a twice a year— why not use a lesser cell —Use the Eneloops where they are most needed

That’s my situation. I have so few AA/AAA doodads (not just lights) that it doesn’t really pay for me to “splurge”. A few teevee remotes, that’s it.

For lights, I’ve been using those EBL 14500s for most, Tenevolts 1.5V for lights that can’t handle >3V, LFP for boost-driver lights (brighter w/o frying the circuit), and that’s pretty much it. Only for those eeee-vil 3×AAA lights that Some People insist on buying Facepalm did I think that maybe NiMH might work.

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I love the A5, have been using it as a bike light for the past month, it’s super bright and the battery holds the charge well.

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FlashPilot wrote:
The problem with anything NOT standard Eneloop is they degrade rapidly by comparison. Not standard Eneloop = far less recharge cycles, storage capacity takes a steeper dive as they accumulate charge cycles and they certainly wont continue to cycle for a decade of use. Ive never spent more than $2 per Eneloop and they go on sale all the time. Why anyone would even look at other cells seems pointless. Ive probably been through 20+ brands of nimh AAA and AA cells. The only ones I have not discarded are Eneloop/Duraloops. My oldest AA nimh cells are Eneloops purchased in 1990, and are still being cycled today. As I started accumulating cells, I invested in a pair of Powerex MH-C9000 chargers to assure proper charging/termination/health of the cells. Even with those advanced chargers, all cells not Eneloop gave up before 5 years in the rotation with all my other nimh cells (approx 150 cells total). Stop wasting money to fill the landfill. Standard Eneloops all the way. Thumbs Up Having said that, Im glad to hear some people have weened themselves off alkaline.

 

 Maybe  the best post on this subject ...My experience has been exactly the same as above . BUT  sometimes people need to learn lessons themselves . I add to this that if some cells are found at about a buck a piece they can be tried . I've paid as little as ,25~50 cents per battery but they all die prematurely .If they pop up really cheaply I'll try some but wouldn't ever pay more than a buck each for Chinese junk ..it's just not worth it when they end up prematurely dying .

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pennzy wrote:
LED outdoor motion light, $11.40

https://www.vipon.com/product/6072528-Motion-Sensor-Lights-AmeriTop-39W-...

Dammit, I missed this one. Anyone know of a similar deal?

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i think they die because of overcurrent during charging

if the capacity is really 500 mah, max charge current should not really be over 100-150 ma

chargers can;t set it automatically, most people don;t think to change it, most chargers don;t go that low

that is also a good way to kill 16340s, charge current too high

and the cheap ones that lie about their capacity, are the most liable to this damage
do a capacity test and find out

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jigsaw wrote:
pennzy wrote:
LED outdoor motion light, $11.40

https://www.vipon.com/product/6072528-Motion-Sensor-Lights-AmeriTop-39W-...

Dammit, I missed this one. Anyone know of a similar deal?

A while back I bought a common one that takes medium base screw-in bulbs, and I put in LED ‘bulbs’. Easy peasy.

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Boaz wrote:

FlashPilot wrote:
The problem with anything NOT standard Eneloop is they degrade rapidly by comparison. Not standard Eneloop = far less recharge cycles, storage capacity takes a steeper dive as they accumulate charge cycles and they certainly wont continue to cycle for a decade of use. Ive never spent more than $2 per Eneloop and they go on sale all the time. Why anyone would even look at other cells seems pointless. Ive probably been through 20+ brands of nimh AAA and AA cells. The only ones I have not discarded are Eneloop/Duraloops. My oldest AA nimh cells are Eneloops purchased in 1990, and are still being cycled today. As I started accumulating cells, I invested in a pair of Powerex MH-C9000 chargers to assure proper charging/termination/health of the cells. Even with those advanced chargers, all cells not Eneloop gave up before 5 years in the rotation with all my other nimh cells (approx 150 cells total). Stop wasting money to fill the landfill. Standard Eneloops all the way. Thumbs Up Having said that, Im glad to hear some people have weened themselves off alkaline.

 


 Maybe  the best post on this subject …My experience has been exactly the same as above . BUT  sometimes people need to learn lessons themselves . I add to this that if some cells are found at about a buck a piece they can be tried . I’ve paid as little as ,25~50 cents per battery but they all die prematurely .If they pop up really cheaply I’ll try some but wouldn’t ever pay more than a buck each for Chinese junk ..it’s just not worth it when they end up prematurely dying .

I ‘third this motion’, so to speak.

My Powerex Imedion AND Tenergy D cells are now only half their original capacity, refreshing them don’t improve them.

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jigsaw wrote:
pennzy wrote:
LED outdoor motion light, $11.40

https://www.vipon.com/product/6072528-Motion-Sensor-Lights-AmeriTop-39W-...

Dammit, I missed this one. Anyone know of a similar deal?

Many Vipon deals, like this one, repeat every 24 hours for an unknown number of days. This deal goes active again in about 16 hours. And probably again 24 hours after that.

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Of course it’s going to be 12:30 am for the next round. That’s way past my bedtime. Sad

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between everyone in my family I have three of those ES5000s, they work great!

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Got that yard light…gonna blast out the neighbors!

When I'm spending on¥ foolishly, I like to do it i$el¥...

I have all the flashlights I need, but not as many as I want...

 

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Man Without Shadow wrote:
Got that yard light…gonna blast out the neighbors!

I just installed mine. We will see tonight.

Update : everything is working as it should and it is bright as hell. Good deal for $11.40.

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Is there a way to shut it “off” on the fixture? I know there is someway to make it permanent “on”…

Might need to be able to shut if off if on occasion if blasting the neighbor…

It will be hard wired to the garage line…

Guess I could put an inline switch on it.

When I'm spending on¥ foolishly, I like to do it i$el¥...

I have all the flashlights I need, but not as many as I want...

 

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Man Without Shadow wrote:
Is there a way to shut it “off” on the fixture? I know there is someway to make it permanent “on”…

Might need to be able to shut if off if on occasion if blasting the neighbor…

It will be hard wired to the garage line…

Guess I could put an inline switch on it.


No way to turn it off at the fixture. The only settings are Test, 3 different time on periods and 3 sensitivities. You could add a toggle switch.
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TexasToasted wrote:
jigsaw wrote:
pennzy wrote:
LED outdoor motion light, $11.40 https://www.vipon.com/product/6072528-Motion-Sensor-Lights-AmeriTop-39W-... Dammit, I missed this one. Anyone know of a similar deal?
Many Vipon deals, like this one, repeat every 24 hours for an unknown number of days. This deal goes active again in about 16 hours. And probably again 24 hours after that. !https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-zcqwQQ9/2/9f9206ec/L/i-zcqwQQ9-L.jpg...

 

I have one of these on the garage. It daylights the whole area (and everybody else's!) Definitely recommend. And the motion sensor actually *works*. 

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Just ordered a WOWTAC A4 V2 for $39.95 in NW with a 26650 battery. Which is $10 off the regular price.
I have the 2×18650 version and it is one throw’in dude.
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Eneloop AA 16-pack for $29.87:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JHKSN4O

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Pete7874 wrote:
Eneloop AA 16-pack for $29.87: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JHKSN4O

Nice find. Under $2 per Eneloop is always a good buy.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Hmm, interesting… and interesting.

Was toying with the idea, being that I have AAs but rarely use them, but “needed” some AAAs.

I have had great success with Harbor Freight NiMH batteries.
And they are cheap.

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Lightning deal for a Shiatsu back massager.

I have a very similar model made by a different company, but the remote looks almost the same, and it has very good feedback on Amazon.

I'm going to order one as a backup for the one that I have.

I use my back massager every day for about an hour, but they don't last forever which is why I'm buying a backup.

https://www.amazon.com/Comfier-Shiatsu-Massager-Kneading-Electric/dp/B07M699ZHV

Be sure to click the box for an extra 10% off for a slightly better deal.

Looks like the 10% box disappeared, maybe when the lightning deal started.

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finally installed the ameriTop motion lights. they are pretty bright with good coverage. hopefully they will last at least a year than ill be really impress.

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they got new codes in if you missed out on the last deal

AmeriTop 39W Ultra Bright 3500LM LED Security Flood Lights

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For those who like decent amount of bass, Anker Soundcore Life Q20 BT headphones with Active Noise Cancellation are currently on sale for $39.99:
https://www.amazon.com/Soundcore-Cancelling-Headphones-Wireless-Bluetoot...

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The anker Q20 headphones sound pretty good but they dont get loud enough for me when watching movies on the airplane. But that usually depends on the movie also.

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raccoon city wrote:

Lightning deal for a Shiatsu back massager.

I have a very similar model made by a different company, but the remote looks almost the same, and it has very good feedback on Amazon.

I'm going to order one as a backup for the one that I have.

I use my back massager every day for about an hour, but they don't last forever which is why I'm buying a backup.

https://www.amazon.com/Comfier-Shiatsu-Massager-Kneading-Electric/dp/B07M699ZHV

Be sure to click the box for an extra 10% off for a slightly better deal.

Looks like the 10% box disappeared, maybe when the lightning deal started.

I received this Shiatsu back massager today.

It seems to work just as well as my old one, and it was way cheaper.

I paid about $120 plus tax for my old one and about $65.50 plus tax for my new one.

It's also pretty cheap (in the long run) compared to my chiropractor who charges $15 per visit.

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Bicycle Flashlight kit $4.80:

https://m.vipon.com/#/product/7185056

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A Lot of Logitech Ganming and Audio items on Amazon Deal Of The Day

https://www.amazon.com/deal/6ee0de6a/ref=as_li_ss_tl?showVariations=true...

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GDF wrote:
Bicycle Flashlight kit $4.80:

https://m.vipon.com/#/product/7185056

I ordered this and got it today with prime.
I was really surprised; it came with 4 2032 batteries for the tail light and when I opened it to put in a battery; there was a 18650 2600mah already in there.
Really solid and came with a usb single battery charger.
The zoomie has no slop in it either.

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