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Old 06-04-2007, 06:39 PM   #7
tat-2
 
Default Re: 10 LED flashlight

Look at you local (or semi local Walmart). I know there is one on PEI, not
sure where else in NS.
They have a 4 LED version with little magnifing glasses for about $20 USD.

Ed

"Sidney" <sidneybek@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> During hurricane Juan which hit Dartmouth and Halifax there was
> complete darkness and then I reliazed the need for "an alternative
> energy source/homepower" so by doing a search on Google and typing in
> "LED flashlights" I found about 100 000 hits so I looked through at
> least 500 sites and so far I found that a German made 16 white LED
> flashlight ($165 US) and a USA made 10 white LED flashlight (lightwave
> model:LW4000 $86 CDN):
>
> http://www.ledlenser.com/v2-16.html
> http://www.lightwave-me.com/LW4000.html
>
> are the best for my needs and my tv & vcr repair shop,so I would like
> to know who else in Canada prefably in east Canada sells those two
> models of LED flashlight FOR ALOT LESS as I would like to buy one of
> the two.
> I would also like to know who in Canada has a used working or NON
> WORKING Info Mate Sun-Mate solar/crank powered radio model:837/D,it is
> the one that has aircraft bands,police bands,weather,AM/FM/LW/SW and
> so on,comes with cigarette lighter adapter,ac/dc wall adapter,4
> rechargeable AA ni-cad batteries or a new one for less than $90 CDN:
>
> http://www.ecoshop.ca/infomate.htm
>
> Info Mate Sun-Mate solar/crank powered radio model:837/D,it is the one
> that has aircraft bands,police bands,weather,AM/FM/LW/SW and so
> on,comes with cigarette lighter adapter,ac/dc wall adapter,4
> rechargeable AA ni-cad batteries.Thanks.
>
> Sidney
> Dartmouth,Nova Scotia
> Canada
>

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Old 06-04-2007, 06:39 PM   #8
dbs__usenet@tanj.com
 
Default Re: 10 LED flashlight

GLC1173 <glc1173@aol.com> wrote:
> Sidney wrote:
>>I looked through at
>>least 500 sites and so far I found that a >German made 16 white LED
>>flashlight ($165 US) and a USA made 10 >white LED flashlight (lightwave
>>model:LW4000 $86 CDN):

>
> Vastly overpriced - look for a Streamlight Septor for about $35 U.S.; it has
> seven LEDs - and is quite bright.


I have many LED flash lights. I use a "Coast" brand 3 LED "torch"
and a 5 LED from Inova (model X5) as well as a LW4000. The LED lights
are great for low light situations. I rewired the whole attic with
the LW4000. One set of batteries and it was still shining the next week
when I remembered that it was still up there.

The LED flashlights do NOT throw a long range beam. I supplement them
with a conventional light for those situations. I use a small xenon
flashlight (Dorcy spyder model) for casting a beam down the street.

I keep a Coast V2 Tek Torch (3 super bright LEDs) and a Dorcy Spyder in
the glove box. The LED light should last for about 100 hours per set of
batteries. The Dorcy should last for about an hour on fresh batteries.

Costco is selling the Dorcy Spyder in a twinpack for 19-29 dollars.

Oh, BTW, I also use several 3 cell Maglight for when I am doing things
like chasing racoons out of the backyard. I've converted one of them
(the Maglight, not the racoon) to use 3 LEDs in place of the bulb.
I estimate that I'd get about a month of continuous light out of a set
of D cells. Plans for the conversion are on the net.

Daniel
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:39 PM   #9
dbs__usenet@tanj.com
 
Default Re: 10 LED flashlight

GLC1173 <glc1173@aol.com> wrote:
> Sidney wrote:
>>I looked through at
>>least 500 sites and so far I found that a >German made 16 white LED
>>flashlight ($165 US) and a USA made 10 >white LED flashlight (lightwave
>>model:LW4000 $86 CDN):

>
> Vastly overpriced - look for a Streamlight Septor for about $35 U.S.; it has
> seven LEDs - and is quite bright.


I have many LED flash lights. I use a "Coast" brand 3 LED "torch"
and a 5 LED from Inova (model X5) as well as a LW4000. The LED lights
are great for low light situations. I rewired the whole attic with
the LW4000. One set of batteries and it was still shining the next week
when I remembered that it was still up there.

The LED flashlights do NOT throw a long range beam. I supplement them
with a conventional light for those situations. I use a small xenon
flashlight (Dorcy spyder model) for casting a beam down the street.

I keep a Coast V2 Tek Torch (3 super bright LEDs) and a Dorcy Spyder in
the glove box. The LED light should last for about 100 hours per set of
batteries. The Dorcy should last for about an hour on fresh batteries.

Costco is selling the Dorcy Spyder in a twinpack for 19-29 dollars.

Oh, BTW, I also use several 3 cell Maglight for when I am doing things
like chasing racoons out of the backyard. I've converted one of them
(the Maglight, not the racoon) to use 3 LEDs in place of the bulb.
I estimate that I'd get about a month of continuous light out of a set
of D cells. Plans for the conversion are on the net.

Daniel
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:39 PM   #10
Gigawatt
 
Default Re: 10 LED flashlight


"Sidney" <sidneybek@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:fecdbb87.0310010718.4a459344@posting.google.c om...
> During hurricane Juan which hit Dartmouth and Halifax there was
> complete darkness and then I reliazed the need for "an alternative
> energy source/homepower" so by doing a search on Google and typing in
> "LED flashlights" I found about 100 000 hits so I looked through at
> least 500 sites and so far I found that a German made 16 white LED
> flashlight ($165 US) and a USA made 10 white LED flashlight (lightwave
> model:LW4000 $86 CDN):
>
> http://www.ledlenser.com/v2-16.html
> http://www.lightwave-me.com/LW4000.html
>


You know, about a year ago, I bought a White, one LED, flashlight from
Wal-Mart for about $11... and it uses two AA sized alkaline batteries... I
use this flashlight all the time... and it has never failed... the single
LED is not as bright as the same sized ordinary flashlight, but the
controlling factor for me, is that the batteries last a long time...

I did view the two web sources above, and those multiple LED lights should
produce a great deal more light than my single LED light.... I hope to see
one of those multiple lights in operation someday...

Gig




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Old 06-04-2007, 06:39 PM   #11
Gigawatt
 
Default Re: 10 LED flashlight


"Sidney" <sidneybek@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:fecdbb87.0310010718.4a459344@posting.google.c om...
> During hurricane Juan which hit Dartmouth and Halifax there was
> complete darkness and then I reliazed the need for "an alternative
> energy source/homepower" so by doing a search on Google and typing in
> "LED flashlights" I found about 100 000 hits so I looked through at
> least 500 sites and so far I found that a German made 16 white LED
> flashlight ($165 US) and a USA made 10 white LED flashlight (lightwave
> model:LW4000 $86 CDN):
>
> http://www.ledlenser.com/v2-16.html
> http://www.lightwave-me.com/LW4000.html
>


You know, about a year ago, I bought a White, one LED, flashlight from
Wal-Mart for about $11... and it uses two AA sized alkaline batteries... I
use this flashlight all the time... and it has never failed... the single
LED is not as bright as the same sized ordinary flashlight, but the
controlling factor for me, is that the batteries last a long time...

I did view the two web sources above, and those multiple LED lights should
produce a great deal more light than my single LED light.... I hope to see
one of those multiple lights in operation someday...

Gig




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Old 06-04-2007, 06:40 PM   #12
timothybil
 
Default Re: 10 LED flashlight

Streamlight makes a TwinTask line of flashlights that have six LEDs and a
high power bulb. Positive click switch on side switched from 3 LED to 6 LED
to high power torch to OFF. Can be had with 3 AA, 3 C, or 1 or 2 CR123.
Using LEDS the batts are good for about 80 hrs, and about 1.5 hr on high
power. Nice aluminum case and good workmanship throughout. Should be able
to find them for between US$25 to US$30. The wife bought two as part of the
emergency kit for her preschool.

"Sidney" <sidneybek@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:fecdbb87.0310010718.4a459344@posting.google.c om...
> During hurricane Juan which hit Dartmouth and Halifax there was
> complete darkness and then I reliazed the need for "an alternative
> energy source/homepower" so by doing a search on Google and typing in
> "LED flashlights" I found about 100 000 hits so I looked through at
> least 500 sites and so far I found that a German made 16 white LED
> flashlight ($165 US) and a USA made 10 white LED flashlight (lightwave
> model:LW4000 $86 CDN):
>
> http://www.ledlenser.com/v2-16.html
> http://www.lightwave-me.com/LW4000.html
>
> are the best for my needs and my tv & vcr repair shop,so I would like
> to know who else in Canada prefably in east Canada sells those two
> models of LED flashlight FOR ALOT LESS as I would like to buy one of
> the two.
> I would also like to know who in Canada has a used working or NON
> WORKING Info Mate Sun-Mate solar/crank powered radio model:837/D,it is
> the one that has aircraft bands,police bands,weather,AM/FM/LW/SW and
> so on,comes with cigarette lighter adapter,ac/dc wall adapter,4
> rechargeable AA ni-cad batteries or a new one for less than $90 CDN:
>
> http://www.ecoshop.ca/infomate.htm
>
> Info Mate Sun-Mate solar/crank powered radio model:837/D,it is the one
> that has aircraft bands,police bands,weather,AM/FM/LW/SW and so
> on,comes with cigarette lighter adapter,ac/dc wall adapter,4
> rechargeable AA ni-cad batteries.Thanks.
>
> Sidney
> Dartmouth,Nova Scotia
> Canada
>

http://www.herald.ns.ca/cgi-bin/home...+1019+Business
> http://www.herald.ns.ca/stories/2002...ss126.raw.html



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