My red flashlight

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davemchine
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My red flashlight

Similar to my yellow flashlight post i have no idea what kind of flashlight this is. It is very attractive though and reminds me of camping in my youth. It was given to me as a birthday present last year. As you can see it is in very good shape and works well.

I had the dickens of a time wedging the batteries into the case. It is VERY snug.

Beam from about 6ft away casting a rough circle of about 10”

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Those are some interesting lights you are posting.

And welcome to BLF!

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That’s a sweet light, reminds me of my youth as well.

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LED mod coming up? Because this baby looks like it can trounce the Coke Can Blasters in output with an LED source.

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That sure is a beauty. Thanks for sharing.

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Apparently it’s a Big Beam Model 266. … and apparently those take a PAR36 lamp? (eg the whole reflector / hotwire assembly comes out together)

That would be SUPER tempting for a mod. LED, incan, whatever…. anything to surprise some folks.

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If it were non-working I would be up for a mod but since it is in perfect working order I’m going to keep it like that. It’s not a light I plan to use but more to look at on the shelf.

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My dad had one that was very similar and it took a single 12V lead acid battery, maybe that’s why you had trouble installing 2 @6V?

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carmantl wrote:
My dad had one that was very similar and it took a single 12V lead acid battery, maybe that’s why you had trouble installing 2 @6V?

Dad has one that takes 12 volt batteries

But his has wire leads that attach to the posts on the inside.

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Don’t see those very often. Thanks for posting!

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That’s freaking cool! I agree that because it works it should stay original. If you find a broken one, make a space ray out of it!

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As long as you don’t alter it to where it can’t be easily returned to original, I see no harm in modding old collectable lights. With anything I ask that folks remember that once lost, history cannot be restored; but it is their decision- not mine- to make.

I love these big old lights- they were the super-star performers of their day and while that no longer holds true it does not diminish my feelings for them. One of my thoughts is to take a common less collectable flexible-head one and to mod it into a ‘super cockroach’ with extreme runtime but with very good output too. There’s certainly enough size to allow that and it would be fun to use such a ‘conversation starter’ out in the real world where the light would be noticed whether off or on.

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