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Old 07-12-12, 10:38 AM   #1
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LED lights: Finally...

Damn! I just got (and tested) this light yesterday and I have to say that I'm finally impressed with LED lights. This one is approaching my old overvolted halogens in brightness and throw at half the cost of what I could build them for. Battery life is still on the low side but Holy Cow! is it bright
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... finally impressed with LED lights. This one is approaching my old overvolted halogens in brightness...
...and many times the bulb....err, emitter life. I finally got tired of replacing expensive proprietary lens/bulb units on my SuperSabre Lite, but even after a couple years haven't picked up a new LED flashlight. I don't like the tint of most.

I will bite next spring though for a bar and helmet mounted flashlights because the summer nights around here are sooo nice at 2 A.M. when I get home from work.
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It figures yours would be brighter!
I was wondering if you still used the Retinal Blasters while riding home last night, you'll really light things up with both systems.
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...and many times the bulb....err, emitter life. I finally got tired of replacing expensive proprietary lens/bulb units on my SuperSabre Lite, but even after a couple years haven't picked up a new LED flashlight. I don't like the tint of most.

I will bite next spring though for a bar and helmet mounted flashlights because the summer nights around here are sooo nice at 2 A.M. when I get home from work.
While the emitter will last longer, the electronics probably won't. I've already had one other light stop working and it's really beyond my electrical skills to fix it. At least I can replace the bulbs in my halogens.
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I didn't think any of that stuff was really fixable except for a failed solder joint or corroded connection, or just dropping in a new circuit.
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I love the associated product in the ads at the bottom: http://www.windycitynovelties.com/79...ampaign=Amazon What could go better with your 1600-lumen headlight than black and white (assorted) fedora hats with musical notes on them? PERFECT. I'm getting TEN.
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