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    just got my Virgin Surefire E2D hehehe..
    i must say the build quality is really impressive,feels really solid holding it.
    the bezel looks like it is ready to take down a bear anytime !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kex
    just got my Virgin Surefire E2D hehehe..
    i must say the build quality is really impressive,feels really solid holding it.
    the bezel looks like it is ready to take down a bear anytime !
    Hope you enjoy it as much as I do but a piece of advice to you. Never carry the light in your pockets without something to protect it. I mean protect your pocket from the light. I got 3 holes in my newly purchased 5.11 tactical pants thanks to the crenellated bezel and tail cap.

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    i keep the Surefire in an Otterbox safely in my bag.
    just had some fun walking in the alley shining away,hehehe..
    Best~!

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    It is a very beautiful piece I would say, except the crenellation which cuts things. I love mine though.

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    Arc Flashlight LLC has gone out of business!

    So sad. They made such great and innovative products.

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    Ok guys. I've been using a Maglite all this while and the bulb blew when I was on a trip (lucky got spare). Looking for a LED one. With a budget of S$50-$60, which are your recommendations for a small+light+bright LED torchlight?
    Of course, where to get them would be good too!
    Thanks!!

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    You interested in a Nuwai Q3?

    Its a 3W led light bright and good, 100,000 hrs so no need to waste money on changing light bulb, most important cheaper than other lights of the same quality S$88.

    http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/quantum3.htm
    http://flashlightreviews4.home.att.n.../nuwai_q-3.htm

    Check your pm.

    Quote Originally Posted by nuts
    Ok guys. I've been using a Maglite all this while and the bulb blew when I was on a trip (lucky got spare). Looking for a LED one. With a budget of S$50-$60, which are your recommendations for a small+light+bright LED torchlight?
    Of course, where to get them would be good too!
    Thanks!!

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    I share the same sentiments as Morgan. The Nuwai QIII is not as powerful as some other higher end lights but it is no doubt much brighter than a Mini Maglite. I have seen it in action and I am impressed. Good flood beam for walking at night and doesn't really consume batteries that fast compared to some incandescent lights.

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    Thanks Andy & Morgan for the recommendations.
    It exceeded my budget though, its probably bcoz of the LED right?
    Let's see if Morgan can help me on this ...

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    I have a question to ask your experts. For the incandesant xenon lamp, how far is the effective range? Can it lit up an object brightly 100m away? I am comtemplating on whether should I get the 1W Luxeon, 3W Luxeon, 5W luxeon or xenon incandesant...hmmm........

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    Depending on which type of incandescent you are talking about, you can get a Pelican M6 incan to light things up at 100 meter easily if you're going to Range. As for LED, it will 3 watt with a good reflector should light up things at 100 meters, though probably not as good as the incandescent. Don't bother with the 5 watt at 100 meters. It'll be too diffuse especially if you're using it in a forested area. In general, LEDs are good for urban areas while incandescents are better for rural areas regardless of range because incandescents have more red/green light in their spectrum than LEDs.

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    thks Nerd,does shears carry pelican? acutally, besides sheares is there any alternative place/s to get good handheld lights?

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    Got so many torchlight seow in CS. Need some advice from you guys as I am going to be another torchlight seow also. Now, I am using a couple of maglite AA for hiking, cycling and skating. no very powerful. comtemplting to get a luxeon3 or lux5 led light and looking at surefire aviator. what do you flashaholic think of SF aviator? anyone here has it? I am mainly using the torch for biking and skating locally and hiking and for trekking at oversea. which one do you guys recommend. budget $200++.

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    i got a maglite but i have no idea why it spoilt..

    was because my uncle gave it to me...mini maglite...
    also dunno why spoilt...

    got change new batts ...

    dropped it liao cannot use

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    You can actually get 1W & 3W LED modules for AA MagLites costing US$30-45.

    The A2 is a good light combining LEDs for close-up use & Xenon (not Luxeon LED) for long-range. Price should be within your budget.

    By the way, 3W LEDs are more for 'throw' = longer range use & 5W LEDs are more 'flood' or diffused beam aka. 'wall of light' = brighter at close range but not so much throw. For general use the Nuwai QIII should fit most of your needs & way within your budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrilng
    You can actually get 1W & 3W LED modules for AA MagLites costing US$30-45.
    Where can I get these LED modules?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acetylcholine
    i got a maglite but i have no idea why it spoilt..

    was because my uncle gave it to me...mini maglite...
    also dunno why spoilt...

    got change new batts ...

    dropped it liao cannot use

    Probably the bulb is spoilt as Xenon & filament wire type bulbs are fragile. That is another advantage of LEDs, less susceptible to drop damage & have longer lifetime & use less power.

    Try looking in the tailcap under the spring for a spare bulb which it should come with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goose
    Where can I get these LED modules?
    http://secure3.dnsaction.com/~anligh...a233a78301e905

    http://home.mchsi.com/~lambda/lambda3.htm

    (Currently all out of stock!) NB. Btw, some modifications may be required for some.


    Others LED replacements -

    http://www.terralux.biz/products/index.htm

    http://www.leddynamics.com/EverLED/

    http://www.led-replacement.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrilng
    Probably the bulb is spoilt as Xenon & filament wire type bulbs are fragile. That is another advantage of LEDs, less susceptible to drop damage & have longer lifetime & use less power.

    Try looking in the tailcap under the spring for a spare bulb which it should come with.
    i tried with the spare bulb ...it too couldnt light up

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganoh
    You interested in a Nuwai Q3?

    Its a 3W led light bright and good, 100,000 hrs so no need to waste money on changing light bulb, most important cheaper than other lights of the same quality S$88.

    http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/quantum3.htm
    http://flashlightreviews4.home.att.n.../nuwai_q-3.htm

    Check your pm.

    Hi, any idea where this is available in Spore? And the price?

    Thanks!

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