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Old 12-03-2002, 08:42 AM   #21
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Sorry, for not being more specific in my first post.
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aren't we all, Sir George, I mean George Sr. Hello, and welcome aboard the board. I got to start reading full names. or I'll start thinking your just George , and 'George the oldest living' won't like that.

Now about this LED. That is the cutest little bulb. are they really that much brighter with less energy? I was buying some for the grankids Christmas and didn't think about the number of leds, they all took about the same number of batteries. not having a Casita, I assume the lamp your talking about is a 12v? I'm trying to learn about these LEDs, but I'm too ignorant to ask intelligent questions.



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Old 12-03-2002, 09:36 AM   #22
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LEDs are 'glowing' everywhere you look....... :flowers

From the vcr, answering machine, clock, 10-50 in a cluster as a brake light, etc. Come in all colors, we see mostly green or red. Voltage varies but usually around 2v.

They're easily seen (candlepower) but illuminate (lumens) things around them POORLY........ unless combined with proper reflector and lens. And the color (kelvin) may or may not make a good substitute for the sun (well, thats another measure called CRI, 'Color Rendering Index'). But they're energy effecient and long lasting when compared to incandesent bulbs......
....and neat, and interesting.

Brighter??? depends on the definition of 'bright'. :r



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Old 12-03-2002, 10:42 AM   #23
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Hi Senior George!

Hi Senior George (not to be confused with George, the oldest living camper)!

Hey, I've always wanted to replacement one of my Bargman DC lights with a LED bulb.

Let us know if you try one!

But also remember that the LED light will be more "directional" than the regular 12 volt bulb ... as a result, particularly if you want the light to shine down for reading, you'll have to get a right-angle LED bulb so the light shines down rather than out.



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Old 01-16-2003, 07:03 AM   #24
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Found a new one and thought everyone might like to see it with bug season on the way....sometime.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e26acf3234c9bugs.gif/>

what do you think?

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Christmas was a great success because of all the LED comments I got each grankid their own LED. only problem, all the kids think they should have one.



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Old 01-16-2003, 10:23 AM   #25
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A powerful little light

I use a Surefire E2 Executive pocket flashlight. It is 4.75" long and 1" in diameter at the lens, about .75 through the body. Weighs about two ounces and has a dull gray machined aluminum body that is heavily checkered. Also has an industrial-strength pocket clip. This little fellow is a 'serious light-giver.' Runs on two long lasting lithium batts that pipe it thru a special hi-intensity bulb. (Do NOT turn it on while looking into the lens!) It has both a tail-piece intermitent switch and a one-hand-usable rotary switch for steady use. It is *much* brighter than a mini-mag and extremely durable. A bit pricey at about $70, but worth it for its durability and if you need to use a sturdy, powerful, handy light a lot. I recommend it.



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Old 01-16-2003, 10:29 AM   #26
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I use a Surefire E2 Executive pocket flashlight.
Charles, Do you have one of these?:wiggly



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Old 01-16-2003, 10:59 AM   #27
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a bit pricey

$70!!!!!! Robert, I thought the $35 one was too much. I, for sure, didn't get anybody one of those. wow!. I bought ones around the $15 range. :chin Maybe I could save up and get one for..ME.:) I'm worth it!!:sporty



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Old 01-16-2003, 12:24 PM   #28
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Hey, Jana

You want the Good Stuff-- you gotta PAY for it! Of course, you're worth it. Get one, you'll like it.

(Keep in mind that the lithium batteries are $15 a set-- but they lost a LONG time.)



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Old 01-16-2003, 01:19 PM   #29
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surefire/streamlight$$$$$

these lights are designed for the armed professional for dynamic entry and such- hard for a bad guy to shoot what he cant see. These guys must have reliable gear as their safety depends on it. I will always pay for QUALITY or I wouldn't have gotten my egg!!!!

I have a streamlight head rig(like petzl) that will illuminate one/three/seven led's with sequential pushes of the switch- very handy in the camper.



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Old 01-17-2003, 09:52 AM   #30
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E2 Executive

>>do you have one.

No, I don't have an E2E. I had an E1E but gave it to my son. I kept breaking the bulb (which is an expensive fix!).

In my opinion, for strictly incandescent "gee whiz" bang for the buck, a Brinkman Legend LX (under $20 at any Walmart, two 123 Lithium batteries included) will blow away an expensive E2E.

Try it, you'll like it. And you'll only spend $20 bucks!

<img src=http://thelightsite.cruxial.com/reviews/images/legendlx1.jpg/>

Keep in mind, to produce this amount of light, the E2E and the Brinkman LX will suck lithium batteries dry in about an hour of runtime and if you don't buy them on the internet, the 123 batteries will run you US$4 a piece or so.

So an hour of light will cost you US $8-$10 in batteries. If you're like me, you'll run through a few sets of batteries, then place the LX with fresh lithium batteries in the tow vehicle for emergency use.

Lithium batteries have a 10-year shelf life, so the light will be there when you really, really need it.

Wow!



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Old 01-17-2003, 02:10 PM   #31
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I like my green Infinity task light. While sleeping it stays hung on a hook that I can reach while still in bed. In the evening I hang It around my neck.

Just bright enough. Tough, could run over it with a truck and not hurt it. Uses a single aa battery. Light and battery for less than 20 dollars.

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