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2014-05-26 12:55:14 PM
The Flashtorch itself has three power modes and a 18,650 milliamperes per hour battery capable of delivering 10 to 40 minutes of continuous use depending the setting.

You fail electricity. "18650" specifies the physical size of the lithium cell, not its capacity. If it were a measure of the capacity it would be mA multiplied by hours, not "per". And before anyone gets too excited about the awesome cooking power of this 100W flashlight, just remember that a 1960s Easy-Bake Oven was 200W.
 
2014-05-26 01:07:12 PM
I've had girlfriends that weren't that bright
 
2014-05-26 01:33:43 PM

Ivo Shandor: The Flashtorch itself has three power modes and a 18,650 milliamperes per hour battery capable of delivering 10 to 40 minutes of continuous use depending the setting.

You fail electricity. "18650" specifies the physical size of the lithium cell, not its capacity. If it were a measure of the capacity it would be mA multiplied by hours, not "per". And before anyone gets too excited about the awesome cooking power of this 100W flashlight, just remember that a 1960s Easy-Bake Oven was 200W.


Now I want one of those weird tasting Easy Bake Oven goodies.

An aquired taste if there ever was one. Then strangely addictive. I'd be horrified to learn what the ingredients were. Don't anyone tell me. I need my bliss!
 
2014-05-26 03:05:49 PM
Ow! My sperm!
 
2014-05-26 03:41:33 PM

Ivo Shandor: The Flashtorch itself has three power modes and a 18,650 milliamperes per hour battery capable of delivering 10 to 40 minutes of continuous use depending the setting.

You fail electricity. "18650" specifies the physical size of the lithium cell, not its capacity. If it were a measure of the capacity it would be mA multiplied by hours, not "per". And before anyone gets too excited about the awesome cooking power of this 100W flashlight, just remember that a 1960s Easy-Bake Oven was 200W.


Came to complain about this.  See I am not needed.

/Now make one that uses a 26650.
 
2014-05-26 03:52:52 PM
Eh I guess that could have it's uses, but I would be worried about the reflected light being too bright for practical uses. Maybe as a long range spot light, but for a handheld that might be too bright. I carry a 5.11 ATAC A1 as my go to handheld tactical light both off duty and on. It's 103 lumens and that's more than bright enough for searching rooms checking IDs, etc. I also carry a 5.11 UC3.300 "Light for Life" flashlight as a larger handheld that is great for searching outdoor, in fields, etc. It's 200 lumens at full power and the best feature is that it can charge from completely dead to full power in 90 seconds. I know there are brighter lights out there, but the 5.11 lights I have are lightweight, easy to carry, charge very very quickly and have been more than bright enough for my uses.

This light seems like a neat toy, and if someone let me borrow one I would give it a try for a night or two. But I don't know about dropping that much money on another light. Plus the heat factor is a drawback to me. Having a light on for that long can cause a heat build up and make it hard to use, plus I would hate to turn it on, set it down on something, and end up burning or melting something by accident. Plus as a cop, the brightness could cause undue harm to myself, other officers, and people we come into contact with. That would be pretty shiatty to shine that light on some guy while checking his ID only to have it cause eye damage from being too bright. Again, a neat toy and probably some specific uses, but a little much for my line of work.
 
2014-05-26 03:54:31 PM
Just make sure that you melt the supports to the Quantum II Hyperdrive engine while the Hindmost is catatonic.
 
2014-05-26 03:57:31 PM

FrancoFile: Just make sure that you melt the supports to the Quantum II Hyperdrive engine while the Hindmost is catatonic.


The Ringworls is unstable.
 
2014-05-26 04:07:30 PM
just what I want.. a flashlight with a battery that lasts 30 minutes.... so useful. I forsee this light turning on in someone's pack and lighting it on fire.

Ill stick with my LED Lenser H5..
 
2014-05-26 04:13:11 PM
I want something I can you burn holes in clouds with.
 
2014-05-26 04:21:37 PM

taurusowner: Eh I guess that could have it's uses, but I would be worried about the reflected light being too bright for practical uses. Maybe as a long range spot light, but for a handheld that might be too bright. I carry a 5.11 ATAC A1 as my go to handheld tactical light both off duty and on. It's 103 lumens and that's more than bright enough for searching rooms checking IDs, etc. I also carry a 5.11 UC3.300 "Light for Life" flashlight as a larger handheld that is great for searching outdoor, in fields, etc. It's 200 lumens at full power and the best feature is that it can charge from completely dead to full power in 90 seconds. I know there are brighter lights out there, but the 5.11 lights I have are lightweight, easy to carry, charge very very quickly and have been more than bright enough for my uses.

This light seems like a neat toy, and if someone let me borrow one I would give it a try for a night or two. But I don't know about dropping that much money on another light. Plus the heat factor is a drawback to me. Having a light on for that long can cause a heat build up and make it hard to use, plus I would hate to turn it on, set it down on something, and end up burning or melting something by accident. Plus as a cop, the brightness could cause undue harm to myself, other officers, and people we come into contact with. That would be pretty shiatty to shine that light on some guy while checking his ID only to have it cause eye damage from being too bright. Again, a neat toy and probably some specific uses, but a little much for my line of work.


I've never been a 5.11 fan, but I grabbed some Tac light boots on sale and they are awesome. Light sturdy, well ventilated super sneakers. They stain like crazy though, def going with black next time if these hold up long enough to stick with the shoe.
 
2014-05-26 04:43:40 PM
Yeah - overpowered and useless; 10 minutes on high power will get you nowhere. I'm a Fenix fan; TK 45 for regular use and an LD 22 in the bag.
 
2014-05-26 04:46:47 PM
Is it the GALVANICK LUCIFER?
 
2014-05-26 04:46:52 PM

perigee: Yeah - overpowered and useless; 10 minutes on high power will get you nowhere. I'm a Fenix fan; TK 45 for regular use and an LD 22 in the bag.


I bought a fenix and the tailcap swithch took a dump in no time leaving me low power and strobe. Meanwhile my (now) anemic 60 lumen Surefire E2D has taken almost 10 years of work/carry abuse like a champ.
 
2014-05-26 04:50:48 PM

drewogatory: perigee: Yeah - overpowered and useless; 10 minutes on high power will get you nowhere. I'm a Fenix fan; TK 45 for regular use and an LD 22 in the bag.

I bought a fenix and the tailcap swithch took a dump in no time leaving me low power and strobe. Meanwhile my (now) anemic 60 lumen Surefire E2D has taken almost 10 years of work/carry abuse like a champ.


Y'know, Fenix has a lifetime warrantee, and tremendous customer service - contact 'em and the'll repair or replace, no questions. Sorry to hear you've had a bum experience; mine have been running like a top for 3+ years.

I have one of those surefires - I have a fetish for the things for some reason - and you're right - they're iron clad. But I like having a little extra headroom, just in case the need presents itself.
 
2014-05-26 05:44:49 PM
Stopped reading the moment I read halogen bulb.


Seriously... any halogen bulb type light with enough power can brand you.
 
2014-05-26 05:47:56 PM
Is this for the lazy and incompetent hunters who like to "shine deer" at night. If their retinas are burned out then they will have trouble running away no matter how many times you miss before a lucky shot connects.
 
2014-05-26 05:51:27 PM
Pffft. Amateurs.

www.girlgeniusonline.com
 
2014-05-26 07:18:34 PM
Real men roll their own hotwire incandescent flashlights.

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?228965-Beginners- Gu ide-to-Hotwire-Incandescents

I made a "Mag 85", which is a 3-D cell Maglite modified with a metal reflector and glass lens that can withstand the heat.  I made a drop-in bi-pin socket that fits in the standard bulb socket.  The light uses a Welch-Allyn WA1185 bulb.  It's powered by a battery carrier that links 9 AA NiMH batteries in series.

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?113100-What-is-a- Ma g85

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GUJjtc2iR4

...but that was, like, 7 years ago.

LEDs are what you want for the best efficiency.  High-flux LEDs have come a loooong way in the last few years.

For you non-flashaholics, the Fenix TK41 is a nice eye-searing 800 lumens, powered by 8 AA batteries (I use Eneloops).

If you prefer a smaller light, the Nitecore EA4 has similar output, and uses 4 AA batteries.  Earlier versions have a wonky switch cover that melts or balloons in heat, so don't leave it in the car.

The Sunwayman D40A has a similar form factor.  Its build quality is a bit better than the Nitecore's, but it's about $20-30 more.
 
2014-05-26 09:30:44 PM
Those guys make a 1W laser that is too expensive for me, but seems pretty cool.   I should not have powerful lasers, I like my eyesight and I am too much of a clumsy person to get a powerful one.
 
2014-05-26 10:25:52 PM

imfallen_angel: Stopped reading the moment I read halogen bulb.


Seriously... any halogen bulb type light with enough power can brand you.

exactly. as mentioned above, the TK41 with eneloops does me very nicely.

it is startling how much dust there is everywhere
 
2014-05-26 10:27:41 PM
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I've been borrowing one of these to ski tour and mountain bike at night. 1200 lumens is nuts, will last several hours on full. Pretty amazing.
 
2014-05-26 10:51:19 PM
i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-26 11:55:12 PM
What a useless article. How much is the thing? How big? How much are the batteries?

Or is this the difference between the mobile site and the full page?

Speaking of mobile, does anyone know if there's a way to disable all of these farking "download the app" popups? I don't want a separate farking app for every goddammed website I visit. That's what a browser is for.
 
2014-05-27 03:06:42 AM

gopher321: Ow! My sperm!


First thing I thought of too.

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2014-05-27 10:04:46 AM
I though the headline said "fleshlight" and said "No thanks."
 
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