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#22096 - 11/29/03 08:13 PM "Krill" lights from Kriana...your thoughts...

Hello all,

I'm wondering if anyone has long term experience with Krill lights, the electronic lightstick.

So far I'm very satisfied with the extreme 360 green one I have; adequate light thrown off for my needs, convenient on/off, and doesn't have to be thrown away after using it once. (I'm not that pleased with the red extreme 180 I bought...they weren't kidding when they put it on the low end of brightness on their web site.)

So far the only negative I see with the light is that if put on paracord and swung around, the battery loses contact with the terminals and the light goes off.

Does anyone have any negative experience, ie, "There I was when the stupid thing...."?

Any recommendations as to storage, your experience with specific battery types, etc?

#22097 - 11/29/03 08:57 PM I hate to ask a stupid question...
indoorsman Offline

Registered: 05/10/03
Posts: 88
Loc: Ohio
...but why are you trying to swing it around on the end of a cord??
It's later than you think...

#22098 - 11/29/03 09:00 PM Re: I hate to ask a stupid question...
bountyhunter Offline

Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Maybe to light up the perimeter?


#22099 - 11/29/03 09:53 PM Re: I hate to ask a stupid question...

Signaling or attracting attention? Light + movement = "Look over here"

#22100 - 11/30/03 12:04 AM Re: I hate to ask a stupid question...
frenchy Offline

Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
For signaling : then you get kind of a "ring" of red light, whose diameter depend of the length of paracord you use.
Should be seen from farther on, than if you simply hold the stick.

I use/store mine with lithium AA batteries.


#22101 - 11/30/03 02:12 AM Re: I hate to ask a stupid question...

Guess it just goes to show ya, there ain't no stupid question.


#22102 - 11/30/03 03:36 AM Re: I hate to ask a stupid question...
boatman Offline

Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 424
Loc: Michigan
It makes a larger "surface area"of light.It is a common way to signal helos at night in the military.

#22103 - 11/30/03 05:38 AM Okay, that makes perfect sense!
indoorsman Offline

Registered: 05/10/03
Posts: 88
Loc: Ohio
Now I'm kicking myself for not considering that, though I never really thought in terms of using a chemstick for signaling purposes. The ones I've seen have never looked all that bright, and I've always thought of them more as a quick source of low-level illumination for close up work. Having said that, I must admit to never having seen a Krill light in action. How do they compare brightness-wise to a regular chemstick? (In other words, are they worth the money?)
It's later than you think...

#22104 - 11/30/03 06:57 AM Re: Okay, that makes perfect sense!

At the Brigade Quartermaster web site they say about the Krill light, "has the same amount of light as a chem light after it has been activated for two hours."
Makes me believe the Krill light gives off less glow than the chem light, but obviously lasts longer and can be re-used.

#22105 - 11/30/03 09:45 AM Re: Okay, that makes perfect sense!

I concur, the Krill light has a softer glow compared to the cyalume stick when it's activated.

The only negative part of the Krill light right now is the cost factor.

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