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Re: The Battery Thread.
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2024, 08:34:46 PM »
I picked up a 6000 luman max flashlight at Harbor Freight for around $25.00, It's rechargeable and has 3 settings and you can use it to charge your cell phone, the beam is adjustable from flood to spot and it WILL blind anyone that has it shined into their eyes.
"If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim." - Jeff Cooper
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The problem with society today is that not enough of us drink wine from our enemies skulls”.

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Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars!!!
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Es gibt keine Notwendigkeit zu befürchten, Underdog hier ist.
Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage. Where are we now??????

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Re: The Battery Thread.
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2024, 03:29:11 PM »
Is this it Majer? It says that it's 5.68 in. long, but I saw a video that shows it to be more than double that length, about 11.9 inches. 6,000 lumens is good for $25.97, but says Shipping Weight = 1.76 lb. (28.16 ounces). The smaller 1,500 lumen version for $10.97 says Product Weight = 0.80 lbs., which is 12.8 ounces, but my 1,500 lumen Olight weighs 3.63 oz (103 g), more than 71% less. It also cost a lot more than $10.97, which sounds like a good price if you don't mind carrying more than 3 1/2 times the weight. I've had several free Harbor freight flashlights, but they might have some worth buying.

Oh, never mind what I said about the 1,500 lumen Harbor freight light. It uses 9 AA Al Kaline batteries. There's no way I would buy that flashlight over one that uses a single rechargeable 18650 battery. But the 6,00 lumen flashlight takes a 26650 battery. If you bought an extra battery and charger for it you'd be good to go.

https://www.harborfreight.com/6000-lumen-rechargeable-waterproof-twist-focus-led-flashlight-with-battery-bank-58515.html

https://www.harborfreight.com/1500-lumen-led-flashlight-58220.html

Alkaline? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Kaline
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Re: The Battery Thread.
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2024, 08:18:58 PM »
That looks the same, But mine has Braun printed on it and the packaging says 7000 lumens.It's just a RCH over 12 inches, has 3 settings-170,1750 and 7000 Lumens, 4 if you count the strobe setting, I think it may have been discontinued as I don't see it on their web site anymore.
"If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim." - Jeff Cooper
Pericles--"Freedom is only for those who have the guts to defend it".

The problem with society today is that not enough of us drink wine from our enemies skulls”.

It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.

Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars!!!
-Sheriff Jim Wilson
"When tyranny becomes law rebellion becomes duty" Thomas Jefferson
Es gibt keine Notwendigkeit zu befürchten, Underdog hier ist.
Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage. Where are we now??????

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Re: The Battery Thread.
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2024, 04:45:25 PM »
I just searched for "Braun flashlight", which I didn't know Braun made, and the first link on the list was to Harbor Freight. There are 55 Braun items and this was number 4.

BRAUN 7000 Lumen Rechargeable Waterproof LED Flashlight with Battery Bank. $69.99. In-Store Only. Available Online by Feb. 22.

The BRAUN™ 7000 Lumen Rechargeable Waterproof LED Flashlight with Battery Bank has a 46 hours runtime and built-in power bank for long-lasting light and power. The twist-to-focus feature allows close-up or long-range use. It is IPX7 rated and has a built-in striking edge for emergencies.

    IPX7 waterproof up to 1 meter, ideal for all weather conditions
    Twist-focus zoom function for close-up or long-range use
    Super-durable machined aluminum body is built for the toughest conditions
    Heavy-duty spring steel clip for hands-free use
    Easy-access on/off button
    Three light modes: low, high, and turbo
    Striking edge for emergency use
    Powerful rechargeable battery can double as a power bank to charge small USB devices

4.5/5 stars in 73 reviews, and 90% of customers would recommend this item. I'm impressed. But it says Product Length: 5.68 in., which I know is wrong, and Shipping Weight: 1.54 lb. That's heavy, but not compared to my old 6 D cell Maglite, or the even heavier flashlight my dad used to have for coon hunting when I was a kid. But neither of those was anywhere near as bright.

On the other hand, the 3, 2, and 1 star reviews don't sound very good. One person says in part, "...the 800 lumen tac light offered at harbor freight it is much better just as bright but can reach a much further distance." and other people are saying there's no way it's 7,000 lumens, so now I don't know what to think. Most of the reviews are good, but the bad reviews are REALLY BAD. Like -->  Both flashlights were defective and had to be returned. Hopefully, if anything breaks you can get it back to the store within 90 days from the date of purchase. I like the idea of having a flashlight with a big battery that will last longer than an 18650, like a 26650, but it doesn't look like this is the one for me. Of course, if I'm in the store and it's on sale crazy cheap, that's a different story. I would use it for a car flashlight.

https://www.harborfreight.com/7000-lumen-rechargeable-waterproof-led-flashlight-with-battery-bank-59314.html
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Re: The Battery Thread.
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2024, 08:25:25 PM »
That's it, On turbo it is definitely 7000 lumens, It will burn your retinas if you look directly into it and no I didn't do that, but it is that bright.They may not have fully charged it before using it. Mine wasn't that bright when I unpacked it, I plugged it in to charge and the brightness was there. I paid a lot less that the $69.00 for mine,but I'm a member of the insider club so it was probably on sale.
"If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim." - Jeff Cooper
Pericles--"Freedom is only for those who have the guts to defend it".

The problem with society today is that not enough of us drink wine from our enemies skulls”.

It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.

Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars!!!
-Sheriff Jim Wilson
"When tyranny becomes law rebellion becomes duty" Thomas Jefferson
Es gibt keine Notwendigkeit zu befürchten, Underdog hier ist.
Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage. Where are we now??????

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Re: The Battery Thread.
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Re: The Battery Thread.
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2024, 11:13:45 PM »
You may be right about people not charging them up first. Some flashlight instructions specifically tell you to fully charge the battery (or batteries) before the first use. But if you don't read the instructions...
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Re: The Battery Thread.
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2024, 08:40:07 AM »
But if you don't read the instructions...

Read the directions? Just ask my wife, REAL MEN DO NOT read instructions!


Maybe that is why all my furniture is falling apart. ??? ??? ???
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Re: The Battery Thread.
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2024, 12:40:22 PM »
My BODY is falling apart!
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Re: The Battery Thread.
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2024, 05:20:10 AM »
Here's a pic of my pinwheel blue, pinwheel orange, and zirconium flashlights. The zirconium flashlight is a LOT heavier than the 2 aluminum and 1 carbon fiber flashlight I have that size. I have AAA size lithium batteries in all 4 of them, but only one of the aluminum flashlights is supposed to use them. The rest will work but get hot after a few minutes on high. Zirconium is 6.52 g/cm3 and aluminum is only 2.70 g/cm3, so it's 2.4+ times heavier! Titanium is 4.506 g/cm3, and zirconium is ~45% heavier.
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Re: The Battery Thread.
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2024, 06:23:44 PM »
I got more flashlights from Olight a week ago. I bought them during their St. Patrick's Day sale. The first one was another Baton 3 Pro 1500 Lumen Rechargeable Flashlight, but this one is a Roadster design limited to 6,000 Worldwide in Cool White only, and it's already sold out. It has the same magnetic charging cable as the other Baton 3 Pro and Obulb MC Multi-Color Bulb Light I bought earlier. To give it some extra pizazz I took the blue clip I bought off my desert tan Baton 3 Pro and swapped it for the chrome plated or stainless one, whatever this one is. The blue clip on the orange part of the flashlight is a really nice contrast.
""It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at a Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency." - George Washington. Letter to Alexander Hamilton, Friday, May 02, 1783

THE RIGHT TO BUY WEAPONS IS THE RIGHT TO BE FREE - A. E. van Vogt, The Weapon Shops of Isher

 

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