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Old 10-30-2002, 04:47 PM   #1
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A 'bump in the nite' flashlite

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3dc06000cd301Casita flashlight small 1.jpg/>
It's a small mag lite. The holder is a piece of pvc siliconed to the cabinet near the pillow. So if you can reach up to scratch your head, you can reach the flashlite (on a Liberty).



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Old 11-11-2002, 10:43 AM   #2
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Mini Mag lights...

Don, have you seen the LED upgrade for your light?
http://www.pocketlights.com/opalec.asp



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Old 11-11-2002, 10:47 AM   #3
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wow!

Don, I hope you're sittin' down when you see the price! (I wanted 3 or 4 of them until I saw that!)

Thanks (?) Michael!



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Old 11-11-2002, 10:53 AM   #4
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Over the life of a light, that is cheap.

These LEDs last 100,000 hours Those silly little bulbs they put in the Mini Mags go POP at the worst possible time. That is why they have a spare in the cap.

The real advantage though is that your batteries will last up to 150 hours of use.:reye2



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Old 11-11-2002, 10:57 AM   #5
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>>Over the life of a light, that is cheap.

If you say so, but I'm gonna have to put 3 out of the 4 on my Santa list! :santa2



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Old 11-11-2002, 01:57 PM   #6
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mini-mag broken bulbs???

But Michael, you gotta quit swattin flys with your flashlight. :nono



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Old 11-11-2002, 02:04 PM   #7
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<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3dd00cd327108butterflyantil2.gif/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3dd00d0acc029buttilted.gif/>

Swattin butter-FLIES.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3dd00cfad560abutterflyantil3.gif/>



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Old 11-11-2002, 02:23 PM   #8
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flashlight

I went to that site too. had card in hand, list was adding up.
flashlight
well I would need those color thingys too
and then the batteries
hit the cart button... wow :splat backed out of that one.
maybe I can just borrow one. :chin



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Old 11-11-2002, 04:53 PM   #9
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LED virus:

Once bitten by the LED bug one experiences uncontrollable itching.
Whelps form in amber, red and white frequently turning to blue and green if not treated.:bed

The LED person is recognized by enlarged pupils, sleeps by day,
comes out at night and illuminates in one dark corner after another. :flowers

The LED victim can finds temporary relief by removing the billfold and emptying the contents. Then often has to rob and steal to support the habit.:chased

If approached by an 'LEDer', hold up your fingers in the shape of a cross, and chant; in can des cent in can des cent.:jump



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Old 11-11-2002, 05:09 PM   #10
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Actually

Actually, there are three suitable LED drop-in's for the Maglite AA flashlight ... no wait a minute ... there are four.

1. The opalec Michael mentions.
2. the inretech - http://www.inretech.com/
3. The Tech Ass MagmaLED - http://www.techass.com/el/versalux/magmale...ed/magmaled.php
4. The bad boy mad max - ordered directly from the guy building them.

I will also tell you that I just got back from a shopping trip to Sam's Warehouse Club ... where I found a twin pack of Maglights (a 3D cell and a 2AA flashlight) for US $19.99. Since the AA itself is worth $9 ... that means you're paying $11 for a 3D cell Maglite which usually costs $18.

I had three twin packs in the cart until Pam found them and made me put them back. She said I already have too many flashlights. I tried to tell her I was buying them as gifts, but she wouldn't believe me.



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Old 11-11-2002, 05:48 PM   #11
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Quote:
Orginally posted by PineConeDon

Once bitten by the LED bug one experiences uncontrollable itching.
Whelps form in amber, red and white frequently turning to blue and green if not treated.:bed

The LED person is recognized by enlarged pupils, sleeps by day,
comes out at night and illuminates in one dark corner after another. :flowers

The LED victim can finds temporary relief by removing the billfold and emptying the contents. Then often has to rob and steal to support the habit.:chased

If approached by an 'LEDer', hold up your fingers in the shape of a cross, and chant; in can des cent in can des cent.:jump
What Don, no mention of all those nice Monarchs?



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Old 11-11-2002, 07:37 PM   #12
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monarchs

Great Monarchs, Michael, but:

Dose guys is my brudders..........an yus is gonna swattem???

Uh-huh?!:duck

May a plague of Monarchs cloud the sky, blot out the sun, and the secret LED sensing nuclear powered missile will be poised, waiting to attack the butterfly smashing LED terrorist. Switch it on, dude. ;)



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Old 11-11-2002, 09:04 PM   #13
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WallyMart had the Dorcy 4 AA blue LED lights for about $8, with alkaline batts, so I bought a few as gifts and a few for myself. What I really like is that I can take a set of batts out of GPS or camera, which device is reporting low-batt, and recycle 'em thru the LED lites, putting the packed batts in the camera and GPS. The "low-batts" are still going strong in the LED lites.

The Dorcys normally sell for $12-15.

Speaking of gifts, flashlites make great Xmas/birthday gifts for children of all ages.

Pete and Rats



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Old 11-12-2002, 11:20 AM   #14
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Pete...

I like the AA battery recycling idea!



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Walmart

Walmart ran out of the Dorcy last year. They still have the Brinkman Rebel LED (with three interchangable lens to preserve night vision, etc) for about US$15.

I use "dead to other devices" AA batteries to power up the Brinkman Rebel LED ... works like a charm as Pete says.



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Old 11-30-2002, 08:15 PM   #16
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LED Lights

I was surprised to see on one of the sites given that there is no UV output from LEDs so they don't attract insects. That can be a big plus and another reason to use them everywhere in an RV.

I have a Petzel Headlamp that is a couple of years old. I use it a least couple times a week around the house and have used it for long periods while camping and backpacking. I still haven't had to replace the tiny batteries that came with it.



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Old 12-01-2002, 12:54 AM   #17
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I hadn't heard of that before about UV and LEDs. UV is not only insect attractant; moths circle lights not because they are attracted but because they use normally far-off lights like stars or moon as navigation beacon. When the light is close, the angles change faster and the moth mistakenly thinks he is being blown off course by wind or something, so he turns, banks and dives to keep the light or candle at the same angle and in the process, he circles it.

Also, I know mosquitos are attracted to CO2, given off by your breathing, and body heat, sensed as infrared. One drawback to having my head very near the window while sleeping is that in serious skeeter country, there is a lot of whining going on all nite from my breathing and heat going out the screen.

Hmm, I wonder why yellow lights don't attract as many bugs.

Pete and Rats



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Old 12-01-2002, 08:46 AM   #18
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>>Hmm, I wonder why yellow lights don't attract as many bugs.

Because the stars aren't yellow? :wink



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Old 12-03-2002, 06:15 AM   #19
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Converting reading light to LED?

Has anyone used the LED replacement bulb available at:
http://www.theledlight.com/ledbulbs.html

I have a small reading light mounted over our bed and am considering changing the bulb to a LED to conserve the battery while boondocking.
The one I ordered is the 3 LED with the bayonet base which will fit my reading lamp.
Has anyone considered this?
George Sr



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Old 12-03-2002, 06:21 AM   #20
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Single and Bi-Pin Bayonet Bulbs

The bulb is listed near the bottom of the page under:
Single and Bi-Pin Bayonet Bulbs
The one I am thinking of is the single pin, which will fit my light.
Sorry, for not being more specific in my first post.
Still learning.
George Sr



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