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[Costco] Duracell Durabeam Ultra 1500 Lumens $13

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kronos288 wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 9:40 pm
Huh? Obscure? Far as I know any flashlight at that lumen output that takes AAs would either overheat in no time or have an incredibly short life time.

Bought one myself. Thanks OP.
WHAT? which AA light overheats? AA usually can't provide enough juice to really push the LED. When you get into Lithium batteries with 18650 sizes, then you start getting lights that will legit burn stuff.
cheapshopper wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 9:47 pm
really good deal, but I got too many differ size LED flash light in last 3 years.
Every time there is good deal come out, I was thinking: Wow. good price, lets get it when I can, just in case I need an extra one.
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I tried one of these in store and passed. The head is made up of 4 smaller and shallowly placed LED emitters behind a plastic cover, 2 are frosted for diffused wide-angle output while 2 are clear and more focused for a fake "zoom" effect, at full power all 4 are turned on. I wasn't impressed with the output, as with most chinese flashlights out there I suspect the lumen claim is heavily inflated. Some of the lights I own verified to be 900 to ~1K lumens appear much brighter, likely due to better optics and a larger single LED emitter, those also get hot at full power and have built in heatsinks, even the ones that run off 4 AA cells, nevermind the lithiums!

The body is indeed metal (think a rolled up sheet of steel - no finely CNC'd masterpiece here, folks!) underneath the plastic, though any heatsinking is negated by a thick rubber boot over the head. It does feel fairly solid, for $13 It's worth a shot if you're not a flashaholic.

My flashlight snob is coming out, I'll just stop talking and point you to visit BLF. There is insane hardware out there at reasonable prices that will ruin any perceptions of bright LEDs you may have from playing with department store flashlights. No exaggeration, just like watches it's a VERY slippery slope into the enlightenment of insanity.
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Which is the most powerful fleshlight?
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I had this and returned it. There's four setting and you have to cycle through all of them just to go back to the first one. For example, Full power, OFF, med power, OFF, wide power, OFF, low power, OFF ...repeat
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vivibaby wrote:
May 24th, 2019 3:03 am
Which is the most powerful fleshlight?
lol... Theres only one fleshlight as far as I know. You control the speed. It's not like one of those Japanese versions where it does it for you

Edit: okay I just looked and there's more than one but you still control the speed
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$20 at Etobicoke Costco.
Rule No.1 here: Buy first, Think afterwards.
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ahammad wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 11:33 pm
I heard these have horrible current drain and will lose a lot of charge when stored. Not worth it if it is true....a battery company selling a tool that requires batteries? I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't design it for maximum efficiency.
the picture in the OP says it has no battery drain when off. It sems like they fixed that issue and want you to know about it since it's the first bullet.

The cycling through the modes would be annoying though.

I guess this thing is worth a shot at the price. Just remember that if you do store it, keep the batteries separated from the light because chances are, the C alkaline batteries will leak and you have a dead light. I used to have C maglites and they all suffered that fate. With AA lights, you can use Lithium disposables for reliable storage.
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vivibaby wrote:
May 24th, 2019 3:03 am
Which is the most powerful fleshlight?
I have a used Ikea Jerker desk for sale to complement any fleshlight that you may come across.
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SleepyEyez wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 10:00 pm
Yes size C battery
I refuse to buy almost anything powered by C batteries. They are 1/3 the size of D batteries and cost the same. It also seems that lots of the items using C batteries have plenty of room for D's. Good for Duracell's bottom line but not much else.
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One thing I found with some of these cheapie flashlights is that you can’t use ni-mh rechargeable batteries in some of them. The LED circuit doesn’t have any current limiting capabilities and depends on the naturally high impedance in alkaline batteries to limit the current flow. If you substitute a low impedance battery like ni-mh , it has a bigger current capacity and the cheapie LED circuit will actually burn out.

You have to read the reviews carefully to see if a particular flashlight is compatible with rechargeable batteries
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vivibaby wrote:
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Which is the most powerful fleshlight?
Yours, say no more
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FYI - apparently no push/pull zoom function on head which is a deal breaker for me.
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I prefer diy flashlights.

get 3 lithium ion batteries from used laptop packs to power a MR16 12 volt led light. Works great and gives a much broader spread of light.
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warpdrive wrote:
May 24th, 2019 7:27 am
the picture in the OP says it has no battery drain when off. It sems like they fixed that issue and want you to know about it since it's the first bullet.
My bad, you're right. At least they were aware.
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sirxterminator wrote:
May 24th, 2019 11:53 am
I prefer diy flashlights.

get 3 lithium ion batteries from used laptop packs to power a MR16 12 volt led light. Works great and gives a much broader spread of light.
Curious to try this, you got a video tutorial you followed to make it? Where did you buy the parts and how do you charge it?

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