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#285735 - 08/29/17 06:18 AM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Phaedrus Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
I know there are lights significantly lighter; I got to have my D-cell MAG-LITE.

Jeanette Isabelle


Do you at least carry the LED version? I am happy to leave my Mag-lites in the past but they are large and solid in a way that inspires confidence in them. Back in the 80's many an unruly perp had their attitudes adjusted by a Mag-lite swung by a cop. grin
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#285739 - 08/29/17 07:51 AM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Less weight is not always an advantage. The D cell Maglite can also act as a tool for SD or for entry as the flashlight can smash car windows without taking damage.
LEOs do not tend to ask whether you really need such a heavy flashlight. That may not be the case for bats or clubs.
I converted my D cell flashlights to LED when their bulbs got too dark. The LED works fine with regchargeables.
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#285742 - 08/29/17 12:00 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: Phaedrus]
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Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
Do you at least carry the LED version?

The oldest was converted to LED; the other two are LED.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#285829 - 09/01/17 01:45 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I ordered a 2-Cell C MAG-LITE. I will test drive that as an EDC flashlight.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#285835 - 09/01/17 10:26 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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C-cells are a bit cheaper and a little easier to find vs D-cells, so that's a plus. I had a C-cell Mag and it was a good light for the day. I expect that an LED version would have pretty good run time as a C-battery has quite a bit of capacity vs an AA or CR123A.
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#285916 - 09/05/17 09:09 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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My C-Cell MAG-LITE arrived. The C-Cell MAG-LITE feels right in my hand, like the D-Cell. The purpose of using a C-Cell as my EDC light is to save on weight. Though there is a noticeable difference in size, it feels like the two flashlights weigh the same.

I don't think we have a scale to weigh them.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#285919 - 09/05/17 10:02 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Offline
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I know what you mean about a Maglite feel -- very substantial. I can't get that from the 1xAA or 1xAAA LED light clipped in my front pocket. OTOH it's tough to clip a Maglite in your front pocket.

Is your Maglite 2xC incandescent or LED? If it's an incandescent, consider upgrading to LED bulbs. Regulated LED drop in replacements are available.

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#285942 - 09/06/17 07:44 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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In the back of my mind, I knew we had a scale somewhere; I couldn't place it. I found it. The C-Cell MAG-LIGHT weighs a fraction under a pound. The D-Cell MAG-LITE weighs just under 1 1/4 lbs. By switching to the C-Cell, I saved four ounces. Whoopee.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#286463 - 09/25/17 07:16 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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Switching over to Fall preps

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#286464 - 09/25/17 07:32 PM Re: Changing your EDC kit -- [Re: TeacherRO]
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I don't have a Fall season

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