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#234998 - 11/02/11 05:56 PM Re: Appalling Energizer keychain Light purchase [Re: Frisket]
Arney Offline

Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2485
Loc: California
Funny, if you had quickly flashed that photo in a game show, I would've blurted out "Crab Nebula"! It would make a nice special effect shot on a sci-fi movie.

Unfortunately, many of these cheap, tiny LED lights either use poorly QC'd components, like the LED, or don't go through much QC before being shipped off. But for $5, yeah, I would've expected something better than the Crab Nebula.

#235003 - 11/02/11 08:27 PM Re: Appalling Energizer keychain Light purchase [Re: Arney]
haertig Offline

Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 1951
Loc: Colorado
That Quark MiNi123 would be a most excellent light, IF it could use rechargeabled RCR123's. But it can't. What a shame. Buying primary CR123 cells just gets too expensive for me.

#235004 - 11/02/11 08:38 PM Re: Appalling Energizer keychain Light purchase [Re: chaosmagnet]
Arney Offline

Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2485
Loc: California
While we're talking 1xAAA lights, my latest pocket EDC light is a a Fenix E05 (just recently discontinued, I believe but some places still have stock). The flood optic on it gives a big, bright, even beam that is very useful for short distance lighting situations. Twisty switch, O-rings, not much to go wrong with it. Brighter than an E01, which can be too dim in situations where you have stray ambient light to compete with. Of course, you get shorter runtime than an E01, too.

#235613 - 11/14/11 03:44 AM Re: Appalling Energizer keychain Light purchase [Re: Frisket]
SARbound Offline

Registered: 06/08/05
Posts: 503
Loc: Quebec City, Canada
My pocket AAA light has been a Fenix L0P SE (special edition) for more many years now and it has been flawless... I wonder what i'm going to upgrade it with if the need occurs!

There are some nice cheap lights out there, such as that Energizer one... enjoy!
"The only easy day was yesterday."

#235640 - 11/15/11 12:18 AM Re: Appalling Energizer keychain Light purchase [Re: Phaedrus]
ireckon Offline

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1613
Loc: Northern California
Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
That sucks. The only really super cheapo lights I use are the $.50 cent "fauxtons" I get ten at a time from DealExtreme. They're actually very nice little lights, and not just for two bits. The first day I had them I forgot one in my pants pocket and put it thru the laundry...well, even after being washed & dried it still worked!

same here
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