PALight Flashlight - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-19-2003, 11:22 AM   #1
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PALight Flashlight

Ok, I confess.

I'm addicted to flashlights.

I probably own a hundred of them, or so.

The newest, neatest flashlights are LED flashlights (LED is light emitting diode).

I own a dozen or so LED flashlights ... but over the summer, I've fallen in love with one ... the one we used as a nightlight while dry camping for 7 weeks in the heavy dark forest in Colorado this summer.

<img src=http://www.palights.com/Images/palcolorsani.gif/>
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:24 AM   #2
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Does it blink like that? :wak
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:26 AM   #3
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Actually, I've owned PALight flashlights for some time ... you can purchase them anywhere, but I usually buy direct from the manufacturer ...

http://www.palights.com

All Palights run off a nine-volt battery.

Once you install the battery, the LED glows ever so slightly in the "always on" mode.

When it's in the "always on" mode, it will illuminate the trailer's bathroom, just enough so you can find your way around in the dark.

Perfect for our little trailers.
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:29 AM   #4
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No, Mary, the case doesn't change colors ... those are all the colors of the Palight flashlight case.

There are several different models.

I prefer the Workman ... or the Survival models.

The workman has three settings.

Always on
On Low
On High

As I said, once you install the 9 volt, the flashlight turns on in the "always on" mode.

It will run in the always on mode for two years on a single 9 volt battery.
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:33 AM   #5
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>>No, Mary, the case doesn't change colors

Okay. You know I was teasing. :r

How bright's the high setting?
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:34 AM   #6
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Buying from the manufacturer, you can select the color of the LED in some models.

If you've never seen an LED flashlight, you may be disappointed in the beam when you first see it ... but you will soon learn to love it.

LEDs will probably out outlive you. They last for something like 10,000 hours of use.

Note ... most LED flashlights will break the bank.

These little babies cost under $20 for the most part.

Get a couple.

Keep one in the always on mode in your home in your bedroom, with the 9 volt installed, in the always on mode on your bedstand.

And another PALight inside the trailer, and only install the 9 volt battery when you are camping ... so that the PALight is in the "always on" mode so you can use it as a night light ....

Since the battery will last for 2 years in the "always on" mode, you'll have a nightlight good for two years of dry camping ... not sucking any juice out of your trailer's house battery!

It's a good thing.
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:37 AM   #7
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The high beam is bright enough to walk around your house ... no problem. Even take the dog on a short walk around the trailer.

But I won't count on it for a midnight hike through the woods.

As I said, LEDs aren't as bright as regular bulbs.

Don't get me wrong.

Any PALight is plenty bright enough to see your way around on the HIGH setting.

But don't expect the beam to be as bright as a 4 D cell maglight.

As I said, the perfect use is in the "always on" mode, as either a nightlight in the trailer ... or by your bed at home, so you can quickly find it (because it will always be on dimly), then click it to a higher setting
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:39 AM   #8
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For the truest color rendition from an LED (I told you I was an addict), select a white LED in your PALight.

Interestingly enough, BLUE and GREEN LEDs are brighter, and will appear much brighter to the human eye. (although please don't shine directly into your eye, because you could damage your eye!)

However, in the dark, a BLUE or Green LED will cause everything to appear different colors ... kinda neat for a GEE Whiz sort of thing, but I prefer white LEDs in my LED flashlights.
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:42 AM   #9
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My wife, Pam, tells me she prefers that I keep a BLUE cased PALight because it's close to "Casita blue," a color all Casita folks have come to love.

We keep the PALight in the trailer bathroom sink, where in the always on mode, it shines up the bathroom wall and reflects off the ceiling.

Plenty of light for me to do my business ... even in the dark of night, in the deepest forest, while dry camping.
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:44 AM   #10
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One of my favorite PALights is the Workman ... only costs US$13.95 from the manufacturer ... I'd pay twice that!
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While I like Workman and Survival models the best, I also own a couple of Selector models ... where the longer you hold the button, the brighter the light becomes (I think there are 7 levels on brightness).
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PALight flashlights are barely bigger than a 9 volt battery. As a matter of fact, I doubt it's more than a half inch taller, and a quarter inch wider than a 9 volt battery ...

Since it's small, and we all love small trailers ... it's a natural fit.

No, I'm not a dealer.

Although I considered it.

I gave you the address of the manufacturer ... buy directly from the source.
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:53 AM   #13
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oh yeah, price from the factory used to include the 9 volt battery ...

I think it still does!
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:59 AM   #14
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now we know

I've often wondered why Charles won't pony up the $$$ for one of those neat little Honda gen sets. :chin

Now we know why; it's because he has all his hard earned dough tied up in flashlights! :loltu

Actually, you've got me interested now - I figured they were more of a novelty and not good for much.

And when you mention taking care of business in the middle of the night......... that's marketing I can relate to!

(snort)
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