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Is a flashlight an other gadget?

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August 19, 2013, 11:19 PM
hunt4570
Is a flashlight an other gadget?
So I had my old million candlepower spotlight give up the ghost so I went on a foray looking for a replacement.

I wanted something of a size that was manageable, cordless so I could take it anywhere, with rechargeable batteries so it wouldn't just be a battery black hole, and oh yeah..as bright as the freaking sun.. or close, and be able to light up the back yard like daytime!

After a couple weeks looking and researching, this is what I decided on..Its a bit pricey but seems to fit the bill..Got rechargeable batteries and a charger to go with it. Should be here Friday.

http://www.fenix-store.com/fen...2-u2-led-flashlight/


August 19, 2013, 11:46 PM
rancilio
Give the report when you get this. 2900 lumens will be insane. I have their TK35 at 860 lumens and it is amazing. Is casts more light than my old 1M candlepower beast from the old days.


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August 20, 2013, 10:59 AM
hunt4570
I will do that, give a report.

I looked at the TK35 in the store but shyed away because of the CR123 batteries it took. I have several flashlights that take the CR123's and they eat them up. After going to the Fenix website I see the TK35 will also take the 18650 rechargeables..if I had known that I might have bought it.

I'll let you know how this thing works.. cant wait to get it!!
August 20, 2013, 03:15 PM
rancilio
The 18650 rechargeables sold me. They sure beat the 123's. I look forward to hearing about 2900 lumens.


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August 20, 2013, 03:48 PM
hunt4570
Yeah, I wish the salesperson at the store would have known his product better.. but then I may have missed out on another 2040 lumens! HAHA!!

Yeah, I'm excited like a kid before Christmas to see how bright it is.

With the 18650's, do they just swap straight up for 2 CR123's or do you get a special battery holder for them with the light?

And what 18650's do you use and what charger? I'm new to these batteries.
August 20, 2013, 10:07 PM
varmint exterminator
thumbupI bought a Surefire Defender 500 lumens and don't leave home without it. A good flashlight can be a lifesaver.


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August 21, 2013, 09:38 AM
hunt4570
I have 3 Surefires..the little ones. They work great but eat the CR123's like candy. I do see they make them in a rechargeable now though.. the 123's.
August 21, 2013, 04:47 PM
hunt4570
OH THE AGONY!!

Got the flashlight today, but not the batteries or charger yet!
August 22, 2013, 02:41 PM
rancilio
quote:
Originally posted by hunt4570:

With the 18650's, do they just swap straight up for 2 CR123's or do you get a special battery holder for them with the light?

And what 18650's do you use and what charger? I'm new to these batteries.


Going by memory since the light is ~8000mi away at the moment, the 18650's fit in without an adapter and the 123's need an adapter. Now my head hurts trying to remember. I have to ask the wifey to send me some pix. More to follow.

How's the 2900 lumens!?!


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August 22, 2013, 04:02 PM
hunt4570
quote:
Originally posted by rancilio:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by hunt4570:



How's the 2900 lumens!?!


Again, I got the light but no batteries or charger yet.. mailman just came and still not here!!! cry cry
August 24, 2013, 01:50 PM
hunt4570
OK....

Got the batteries and charger yesterday, got em charging and by the time we got back from dinner it was dark and they were all charged up!! Whoohoo!!

OMG pointing this thing at the back yard, it looked like someone switched on the lights at the football stadium!! Not just a beam of light but enough spill to fill the yard, and that's an acre plus! Not completely side to side, but you get the idea. The highway is 920 yards from that window, and while I could not light up a car, I could light up those reflective signs!!

All in all pretty cool, and it makes the old 1-2 million candlepower spotlight seem like a bic lighter in comparison. I think its a keeper.
October 29, 2013, 03:31 PM
HandCanonShootr
I've been pretty happy with the Fenix brand. Have 3-4 (smaller) units, a great headlamp also. My only complaint is that they are made in China. Would pay almost twice the price if it was USA strong. great features & quality.

Mike B


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August 03, 2015, 04:19 PM
jakefaber243
my vape pen uses those 18650 batterys... now i need the light, kinda like having a revolver and a carbine in the same cartridge lol
August 04, 2015, 08:44 PM
tiggere
With 18650's you need to be careful when charging them up...get a volt meter and check them frequently and pull them when fully charged...if you leave them on and your charger is not a smart charger they can "vent" on you...which is code for shooting about a three foot flame out one end of the battery...with dual batteries you have to be careful that they both have the approximately same charge...if they dont you can have a serious issue there as well...like blow the end off your flashlight while holding it...no I am not kidding...

CR123A batteries will work with the adaptor but takes two to equal an 18650...do your homework on the 18650's...some brands are better than others..I use CR123A's as they are easier to find and then just replace as needed...mine last quite a while...
August 04, 2015, 10:01 PM
hunt4570
I agree with what he says about paying attention to your batteries, lithium-ion are a different breed. Get protected batteries, they protect against over charging and against over discharging, and yes use batteries in the same state of charge.

Smart charger... Nitecore makes a good one the Intelligent Charger I4, bout 25 bucks
January 27, 2020, 07:46 AM
MollyTaylor
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January 28, 2020, 04:49 PM
Magnum Mike
I've kind of been looking for something similar but I want it with the option of a red or green filter along with white light. Any chance your light has that ability or did you run across one with that feature?


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March 17, 2020, 08:36 PM
Luckydawg13
quote:
Originally posted by hunt4570:
I will do that, give a report.

I looked at the TK35 in the store but shyed away because of the CR123 batteries it took. I have several flashlights that take the CR123's and they eat them up. After going to the Fenix website I see the TK35 will also take the 18650 rechargeables..if I had known that I might have bought it.

I'll let you know how this thing works.. cant wait to get it!!

I have the TK35 mounted on the side of my Remington 870 The LD22 in my pocket and the PD35 at bedside good lights


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