I have friends in Davao in the Philippines, their houses were badly damaged in the recent typhoons and they haven’t had power since the start of the month. They have been told they will get the power back “next week” for the last 3 weeks.
I don’t know if it would get there in time before they get power back on but I would like to buy them a flashlight and some primary batteries. Preferably from the same place so they get them at the same time.
I was leaning towards a RC-G2 from DX but with the praise for fast shipping form FastTech I might possibly order from there or any other place with in reason.
Maybe about $20 max for the light and batteries. I don’t know if they can get batteries themselves, they only make about $7 USD a day and I don’t know how much they would cost there.
Anyone have some ideas of something that not too crappy?
I have no idea how it would perform, but the simple twisty UI, 3 modes and XP-G R5 are advantages. Having a low mode would help to conserve batteries, and XPG R5 tints seem to have less variation in my experience thus far (creamy white in almost all cases I have seen, except in the S2, warm or NW variants). I have personally yet to encounter puke green or ghastly blue/purple XPG R5 emitters, but YMMV. It also takes AA batteries (a big plus as they are cheap and easy to find) and can tailstand to bounce the light off ceilings.
From the experience of others who have encountered prolonged power outages, headlamps also seem to be very handy. Perhaps something like this:
Not being rude, but I have got to get some sleep, before I nod off. It would be quite helpful to all concerned if you did post a means by which we (thanks scaru,) could get funds either to you, or whomever appropriate…please…
It produces 32 hours of consistent light on a AA (and I think up to 60 at some level), yet it uses AA and AAA 100% interchangeably, without adapters or doing anything, you just stick in which ever battery you grab first and it fits perfectly.
The light is a perfect brightness for doing things inside the house and using as a lantern when stuck inside of a water bottle neck, and it is absolutely bullet proof and unbreakable and has a lifetime guarantee.
I recently sent back an old one I had, and got the new one (free), at first it’s lack of bells and whistles and brightness made me ask why bother, but I kept being drawn to it, and now see it as a great part of my survival kit.
They call it a “task” light, and I see why now, it is a great beam and brightness level for working on things, it is a light level meant for blackouts, and long term darkness, it is comfortable.
This may be the light that they could use for old, used batteries, when using it as a lantern.
I also had a $5 DX gift card and I thought I would buy a RC-G2 and only pay $6.99 for it but I kept getting errors (pic) something along the lines of they dont ship to Philippines?.
I thought I would send more than 1 cos there is 7 people staying there, the daughters house is too damaged to stay so they all went there as well. At the moment they are using candles.
They contacted the power company and they said that if they pay them they will come and fix the power lines, but a few streets away they already have power. I was told the power company or at least the employees are trying to benefit from it and only fixing areas if they are paid (bribed) to do so. The latest news is they “might” have power back some time in January unless they pay for the whole street to get fixed.