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#19456 - 09/24/03 01:09 PM CEG Infinity Task Light Sale
gear_freak Offline
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Registered: 09/25/02
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Sierra Trading Post has the CEG Infinity Task Light for sale for $11.95 U.S., rather than $18 at REI. Find some more stuff you like there to spread out the shipping charge, and it could be a deal. (http://www.sierratradingpost.com/product.asp?base_no=99306&itemsearch=yes)

I'm used to carrying a Photon or Pulsar, but thinking about switching to the Infinity for EDC. Anyone else done the switch?
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#19457 - 09/24/03 03:28 PM Re: CEG Infinity Task Light Sale
Greg_Sackett Offline
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Registered: 12/14/01
Posts: 225
Loc: KC, MO
Rob,

I picked up 3 CMG lights from Campmor awhile back when they were running a similar sale. I have been pretty happy with them, and so far, no problems. They are nice in that they use common batteries, and seem pretty durable. My wife carried one around during the recent Isabel induced power outage, and really liked it.

This past weekend I picked up an Arc AAA, which is a very similar design, but obviously uses the smaller battery. It definately wins on size advantage, but it was more expensive. So far I like it, and it has quite a following.

I don't think you will go wrong with the lights themselves, if you aren't too concerned about the size difference between the Photon and the Infinity.

Greg

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#19458 - 09/24/03 05:22 PM Re: CEG Infinity Task Light Sale
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Registered: 12/10/02
Posts: 11
Loc: New Orleans, LA
The SportsAuthority online has the CMG Infinity for 9.95 + shipping:

SportsAuthority CMG

kf

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#19459 - 09/24/03 08:06 PM Re: CEG Infinity Task Light Sale
jet Offline
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Registered: 03/06/01
Posts: 220
Here is a thread from a couple of years back[/url]. It's short but unanimous in its dissatisfaction with the Infinity.

CMG infinity light update

Does anyone know if CMG has improved the Task Light since then? Are they brighter and more reliable nowadays?

Stay safe,
J.T.

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#19460 - 09/24/03 11:02 PM Re: CEG Infinity Task Light Sale
cliff Offline
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Registered: 05/12/01
Posts: 271
Loc: Louisiana
Infinity has improved the Task Light - the newer ULTRA version is what I have now on my key-ring. And yes, I like it.

For years, I carried a Mag-Lite 'Solitatre' on my key-chain. Cute, but always rather dull. But after reading about the Infinity, I got one several years ago. I loved it. Tough, cheap batteries, and as bright as your average 'Solitare'. But then my brother (a.k.a. Peanut) got a Photon. We did a little comparison and, well... I suddenly had Photon envy. <img src="images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> Big time. The Infinity was, to not put too fine a point on it, dim. And about the same time, it just quit working. No drops, no nothing. So, into 'The-Drawer-of-Misfit-Toys' it went, and I got a Photon II.

My adoration of the Photon lasted about..... 15 minutes, I'd say. Its brightness waned almost immediately. Within a few weeks, it was as dull as my Infinity (my keys kept setting it off in my pocket). That first battery-change-from-hell clinched it, and it, too, was exiled into the 'The-Drawer-of-Misfit-Toys'. My brother gave me a Photon III, but that one died, too. It was cute, what with all the blinky settings, but the appeal soon fizzled. (I still keep one in my PSK, with the tab still under the battery. Hey, dim light is better than no light, right?). My 'Solitare' returned to the key-ring.

About 9 months ago, as I was about to pitch the old Infinity, I remembered CMG had some sort of return / money back policy. Well, being cheap, I went to the company's website to see how I could flow some sawbucks my way. Instead, I saw the blurb for the ULTRA. A few e-mails later (CMG's people are very friendly and responsive), I sent my old Task Light off, and got a new ULTRA in return. It's almost as bright as the Arc AAA-LE, so I'm happy. It has one nice feature that I like - it is heavy. I keep my keys on a short (4") lanyard. Car keys on one end, house keys, office keys, Leatherman Squirt and Ultra on the other. In a self-defense pinch, swing and connect with all that and, OUCH!

Hope this helps.

.....CLIFF

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#19461 - 09/25/03 04:03 AM Re: CEG Infinity Task Light Sale
Anonymous
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Texas Tactical Supply has the Infinity Ultra fo $15.99 and the new Infinity Sonic for $12.99. Texas Tactical Supply is also very reasonably on shipping.
The Sonic is supposed to be just as bright as the Ultra but smaller using one AAA battery instead of a AA. THe Ultra is a fantastic light. I have carried one continuously for over 10 months and deployed overseas with it. I now carry the Sonic on a lanyard at work but the Ultra is in my pocket the rest of the time.
Link:
Texas Tactical Supply

Hope this helps,

Turk

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#19462 - 09/26/03 02:22 PM Re: CEG Infinity Task Light Sale
gear_freak Offline
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Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 239
Thanks for the input, folks. Seems like maybe I should go with the ARC AAA instead.
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#19463 - 09/26/03 04:11 PM Re: CEG Infinity Task Light Sale
David Offline
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Registered: 10/09/02
Posts: 245
Loc: Tennessee (middle)
Haven't said anything to date, but wanted to say "Thanks" to everyone for comments as well. Robert asked the question I've been pondering...

I've been weighing the merits of the Arc AAA -vs- CMG Infinity/Ultra for the past few weeks, myself. Looks like the more expensive Arc is a clear-cut winner. Check out CandlePowerForums for more info.

Thanks again.

David

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#19464 - 09/26/03 07:08 PM Re: CEG Infinity Task Light Sale
Anonymous
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David:

I have the ARC AAA and the Ultra G. If you want EDC the AAA is the way to go. For outdoor gear, though, I like the Ultra G because it is bigger and easier to handle.

my $.02

Chris

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#19465 - 09/27/03 12:47 AM Re: CEG Infinity Task Light Sale
Comanche7 Offline
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Registered: 07/04/02
Posts: 435
Loc: Florida
FWIW, ARC Flashlights currently is selling a llimited run of AA size LED flashlights based upon their ever popular AAA size model. At the moment, they have the units made, and expect to start shipping early October. Based upon the AAA, they will be pretty great little lights and a 10 hour run time has been mentioned.

http://store.yahoo.com/flashlight/arcaa.html

This link should take you to the pre-order page.

There are several varieties available, all hard anodized type III.

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/ubbthre...amp;amp;fpart=1
This link should take you to a Candle Power Forums thread that discusses the AA in more detail.



Take a look.

Regards,
Comanche7

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