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daven1986 11-17-10 12:17 PM

Red AA Torch
 
Hi all,

Have seen the ultrafire red led torch mentioned here before, however I am an AA man myself, not a huge fan of the 18360 (or whatever they are) batteries. Are there any good bright (fenix l2d bright) torches out there with a red LED, or an easy to replace LED, that take AA batteries?

Thanks

Daven

CaptainCool 11-19-10 04:45 PM

There are some red filters for Fenix lights here: http://www.lighthound.com/Flashlight...ories_c_8.html

It does seem like a waste to filter a white LED, but that might be the easiest option short of finding a powerful taillight.

tatfiend 11-20-10 01:09 AM

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Originally Posted by CaptainCool (Post 11814319)
There are some red filters for Fenix lights here: http://www.lighthound.com/Flashlight...ories_c_8.html

It does seem like a waste to filter a white LED, but that might be the easiest option short of finding a powerful taillight.

Filterintg a white LED greatly decreases output as relatively little red in a white LEDs output compared to an incandescent bulb. I have the Fenix red filter as well as an Olight one so have tried it. I also have a couple of red LED conversions I bought on Amazon last year for converting Maglights. Unfortunately it seems that they have been discontinued.

TerraLux, Diamond and Nite Ize used to offer various colors of drop in conversion LED modules but they seem to be discontinued so far as I can find.

daven1986 11-20-10 04:07 AM

Hmm seems I'm out of luck then. Thanks for the info.

Daven

tatfiend 11-20-10 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daven1986 (Post 11816263)
Hmm seems I'm out of luck then. Thanks for the info.

Daven

Some red LED flashlights are made but with relatively low output. Look for "Astronomy Flashlight" or night vision retention flashlights. Here is a link to about the brightest currently offered that I know of. It is a 4 AAA cell light.

http://www.amazon.com/Maxxima-MF-37R...ref=pd_cp_hi_1

Probably not near as bright as my converted LED red lights but better than nothing.

Cue 11-20-10 02:32 PM

Just get the ultrafire. It's very bright and works very well (I got the extra 5-mode drop in, the flashing mode is very bright).

sknhgy 11-20-10 06:45 PM

Too bad you don't like the 18360's - or whatever they are. I am very happy with my $10 red LED flashight from Dealextreme. Insanely bright, several hour run time. Only drawback is there is no side spill. But it works fine for riding dark, rural roads where traffic only comes from the front or the back.

daven1986 11-21-10 04:35 AM

Hmm I guess I could be persuaded to get the ultrafire. I already have a dinotte 140R rear light and a B&M dynamo powered one. But I like lights! I will read into it a bit more.

Thanks

Daven

Pluto 11-21-10 05:57 PM

Try 4sevens.com. Excellent variety of lights. I've got a AA Tactical mounted on my road and mountain bikes.

black_box 11-21-10 07:51 PM

+1 on filters drastically cutting light output. I would think if you wanted a red light for anything more than close-up work (like reading a map) you'd want a dedicated light.


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