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Energizer Rechargeable 3-Watt LED Flashlight Kit

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baffles


quality posts: 1 Private Messages baffles

Woot Info Post
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Energizer Rechargeable 3-Watt LED Flashlight Kit [New] - $12.99 + $5 shipping

1 * Energizer RCLM3NMBP Rechargable Metal LED 3-Watt with Car/Home Charger

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dliidlii


quality posts: 33 Private Messages dliidlii

YES! They do include an instruction manual so people will know how to use this FLASHLIGHT.
1 Green Color Filter
Instruction Manual

sgoman5674


quality posts: 41 Private Messages sgoman5674

How are the red and green covers attached? Do you have to remove the clear one or not?

adingostolemybaby


quality posts: 1 Private Messages adingostolemybaby

3 watts/80 lumens is a really good deal for $13

brentdeb


quality posts: 2 Private Messages brentdeb

So I wonder will the green filter, show blood if you are tracking an animal?

scitzz


quality posts: 1 Private Messages scitzz

How does this compare to a maglight?

I need a flashlight that can double as a spotlight. A 3 "D" cell maglight works perfectly. Is this comparable?

bunkerking2k5


quality posts: 12 Private Messages bunkerking2k5

awesome deal, 54$ on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Recharageable-Metal-Watt-Light/dp/B00111DKN6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1264918211&sr=8-1

It comes up on buy.com for 19.99, but sold out so still a great deal.

It got 1 4 star rating and 1 3 star rating on amazon,

bunkerking2k5


quality posts: 12 Private Messages bunkerking2k5

Also, here is an explanation of filter colors from Cabelas :

The red filter is perfect for illuminating the night without the fear of spooking game and for use with nightvision equipment. The blue filter is ideal for tracking wounded game at night. The green lens won't affect your vision at night and is ideal for map readin

chin4me


quality posts: 3 Private Messages chin4me

Niiiiiceee... and the descrip doesn't even mention the other use as a DIY Lightsaber kit.

winphreak


quality posts: 5 Private Messages winphreak
scitzz wrote:How does this compare to a maglight?

I need a flashlight that can double as a spotlight. A 3 "D" cell maglight works perfectly. Is this comparable?



I'm thinking that, based on the numbers, this is more a personal flashlight. I don't believe that it would function as a "spotlight" like you require.

mjonczak


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mjonczak

so what size battery(ies) does it take? AA, AAA? It doesn't look as if the battery(ies) are included.

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bunkerking2k5


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mjonczak wrote:so what size battery(ies) does it take? AA, AAA? It doesn't look as if the battery(ies) are included.



I believe that the battery is built in, thats why it comes with the chargers. The fact that its rechargeable would mean it already has a battery inside, more than likely that you cant remove.

Alexinator


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Alexinator
mjonczak wrote:so what size battery(ies) does it take? AA, AAA? It doesn't look as if the battery(ies) are included.



Ummm... It's a rechargable unit that COMES WITH chargers. Obviously batteries are already inside the flashlight.

Herp derp! Read the specs.

chula


quality posts: 4 Private Messages chula

Instruction Sheet.

http://www.energizer.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/pdf/lighting/RCLM3NMBP_instructions.pdf

Looks like a good deal if you are willing to keep up with charging the batteries every couple of weeks. That has me concerned though as I'll probably leave it in the drawer and the batteries will be flat when I need it.

j-o-h-n


quality posts: 4 Private Messages j-o-h-n

I wonder how long it takes to recharge?

ah, thanks to the url above I see it is 12hrs the first time and 4hrs after that.

Higher prices AND crappier blanks, no thank you

scitzz


quality posts: 1 Private Messages scitzz

Found some discussion on a forum...

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=206503

Not very informative, though.

scitzz


quality posts: 1 Private Messages scitzz
winphreak wrote:I'm thinking that, based on the numbers, this is more a personal flashlight. I don't believe that it would function as a "spotlight" like you require.



Hmm, what I need to do is check out the LED maglight numbers to compare..., THANKS!

ams30gts


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ams30gts

seems like a pretty good deal.

some things to know about it though

Not waterproof: Do not use in rain or immerse in water or other liquids.

BATTERY PACK: 3x1/2A Ni-MH rechargeables rated at 1.2V, 1000mAh

RUN TIME: Approximately 85 minutes after full charge (will decrease over lifetime of battery pack)

mikop168


quality posts: 9 Private Messages mikop168

hmmm... if they can use replaceable rechargeables that hold its charges for a year like eneloop, then I am intersted. Otherwise... I know I won't keep it charged and that when I really need a flash light in an emergency, I will actually have non... till 4 hours later or non at all in the house unless I go charge it in the car.

ckeilah


quality posts: 149 Private Messages ckeilah

What kind of battery does this have? NiCd? NiMH? Li? Makes a big difference on how it's going to work and how long it will last.

ah. two posts up. NiMH. Not bad choice. Should outlast the LED, which, from what I read, will last about 100hrs before fading off into oblivion.

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carpenterty


quality posts: 4 Private Messages carpenterty
ckeilah wrote:What kind of battery does this have? NiCd? NiMH? Li? Makes a big difference on how it's going to work and how long it will last.



Here i read the woot description for you...

Features:

* Bright 3 Watt LED delivers 80 lumens and is 21 times brighter than standard 5mm LED bulbs
* Take with you anywhere; packed with home and car chargers
* Durable, weatherproof machine high strength aluminum case
* Rechargeable 100’s of times w/NiMH batteries
* Includes Red and Green interchangeable lens covers
* Runs 80 minutes when fully charged
* Dimensions (Unit): 6.5" x 1.5" (L x W)
* Dimensions (Package): 10.5” x 6.8” x 2.4” (L x W x H)
* Weight (Unit): 1.2 lbs

newt2010


quality posts: 0 Private Messages newt2010

Woot is listing this as 80 lumen output. I have seen these in stores before, plus you can see it on the package. It clearly states 50 lumen output, and not 80. The 80 on the package is throw distance of beam.
Still, for $13, it is a good deal.

sparkerjc


quality posts: 9 Private Messages sparkerjc

The red lens is also useful for flying at night, it won't contract your pupils as much as white light allowing for better night vision.

CaviMike


quality posts: 6 Private Messages CaviMike

A guy reviewed it here but don't bother registering to see the attachment like I did, it looks like a stock photo.
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21512

Personal info is personal.

Maximiilian


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Maximiilian

I actually used to own this very flashlight, lost it under a house about a year ago (I work for an exterminator), and was very sad to go back to my maglite. Paid $45 plus tax at the time.

Very solid feel to it, just the right size to fit in your hand nicely, little bit heavy to hold in your mouth. BRIGHT. BRIGHT. BRIGHT. Easily equivalent to a 3-D maglite in near field, not quite as much range though, and no way to focus the beam, though it does have a nice double-pattern.

The lens colors are just colored plastic in a rubber housing, just slips over the end and the rubber holds them on. Never had one fall off on me, only ever used the red one though.

I used mine daily for almost 6 mos. and the batteries still held about 45 minutes of charge when I lost it.

I'm in for two.

Jonas4321


quality posts: 23 Private Messages Jonas4321
Maximiilian wrote:I actually used to own this very flashlight, lost it under a house about a year ago (I work for an exterminator), and was very sad to go back to my maglite. Paid $45 plus tax at the time.

Very solid feel to it, just the right size to fit in your hand nicely, little bit heavy to hold in your mouth. BRIGHT. BRIGHT. BRIGHT. Easily equivalent to a 3-D maglite in near field, not quite as much range though, and no way to focus the beam, though it does have a nice double-pattern.

The lens colors are just colored plastic in a rubber housing, just slips over the end and the rubber holds them on. Never had one fall off on me, only ever used the red one though.

I used mine daily for almost 6 mos. and the batteries still held about 45 minutes of charge when I lost it.

I'm in for two.



THANK YOU, actual owner person. You truly deserve a Quality Post for that.

I am concerned about 2 things, hope you can opine on them:

1) NiMH (unless they are the new kind) do not hold a charge while sitting in the drawer, so did you plug this thing in and then grab it when you needed it, or did you recharge it regularly or what?

2) 85 minutes (or whatever it stated) is a horribly short run time for LED flashlights. You say this is really bright, is that worth the short run time?

I have several Princeton LED flashlights that cost about the same after shipping is added in, and they take replaceable AAA batteries. When I use NiMH, I get about 24 hours of use before the light output dims to less than I like.

Thanks, and I hope the mods see your post.

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grampella


quality posts: 4 Private Messages grampella

85 minutes is actually a respectable run time for a small light this bright. Battery life is dependent on battery size (of course) and current draw. The brighter the light, the higher the current draw. This light uses a Luxeon LED, which is an earlier generation source, but inexpensive and reliable. I've read of some reliability problems with the Energizer flashlight, but for the price, it's a lot of bang for the buck. I have a smaller 2AAA light with over twice the output, but it uses the newer Cree emitter and cost more than 3 times as much. At it's peak output (it's adjustable), useable battery life is about 80 minutes.
Un-used, the Li-Ion have a discharge rate of about 10% per month, but that's disconnected. Connected as they are here, that's probably closer to 30%. Hey, just throw them on the charger every now and then These batteries don't suffer from the memory effect like the old NiCads.

Maximiilian


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Maximiilian
Jonas4321 wrote:
1) NiMH (unless they are the new kind) do not hold a charge while sitting in the drawer, so did you plug this thing in and then grab it when you needed it, or did you recharge it regularly or what?


As I said, I used this for work, so I just kept the flashlight plugged in in my truck when It was not in use. Probably could have gotten better battery life if I'd used smarter recharge cycles.


Jonas4321 wrote:
2) 85 minutes (or whatever it stated) is a horribly short run time for LED flashlights. You say this is really bright, is that worth the short run time?


I felt the trade off of brightness-size-runtime was very adequate, and compares only slightly unfavorably to what you'd get out of a surefire of similar size with rechargeable batteries.

However I wasn't using it in situations that required long runtime, I never generally spent more than 30 minutes with it on. If you want something that'll last you all night, look elsewhere.

Searayjim


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Searayjim

For the money, even at 50 lumen and LED it's a deal. I carry a Surefire non LED (well over $100 or even more in the LED version) and with the 60 lumen bulbs ($27) it eats batterys ($20 a box for Surefire CR123 batterys which you need because they are vented and won't explode)

However, my Surefire will shoot a sharp beam like a spot light to 100 yards easily. 30-50 feet and you have 4' clean, bright circle.

If this one comes even close, it should be great for something to keep in the car/truck if you only need it for light, especially with the charger. (my Surefire also has flesh removing capability on both ends as well as a momentary tail cap switch which makes holding it in conjunction with a pistol very easy and functional)

I think I'm in for a couple of these!

smmoore


quality posts: 0 Private Messages smmoore

I too, have one of the flashlights and I love it. It is very bright. The beam easily reaches 150 - 200 ft when fully charged. When it starts getting dim, I charge it overnight. The bad thing is that I paid $50 for it at walmart. I am considering getting a couple more at this price.

If only I could find that car charger....

Spam16v


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Spam16v

in for three, i'm a flashlight wh0re.

fire57


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fire57

thanks for all the good info, in for one

escalante


quality posts: 8 Private Messages escalante

Is this bulb a Cree, Nichia, Luxeon or ?

grampella


quality posts: 4 Private Messages grampella
escalante wrote:Is this bulb a Cree, Nichia, Luxeon or ?



Luxeon.

kcarsonwoot


quality posts: 261 Private Messages kcarsonwoot

**Shipping Update**
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lwang


quality posts: 32 Private Messages lwang

Does the car charger eat up watts just by having it plugged in? If I keep the flashlight always plugged in the car, and I don't drive the car for a few weeks, will my car battery poop out?

Searayjim


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Searayjim

Took long enough. LOL Mine are already here. They were packed like they were headed around the world on a tanker. Fantastic!

They're bigger than I expected but still a nice size and beats the hell out of a big flashlight. Although I don't think they're as heavy as the specs say. A lot bigger than my Surefire but I had no fantasy that these would take the crown away from it.

They're charging right now so I can say about the light, but from the one that had a little charge, I was surprised at the beam. I'm impressed so far, and for the money, and being rechargeable as well as appearing to be pretty durable, they'll be great as a permanent truck light and maybe even 1 on the boat, if it doesn't stay at the house. Hmm, maybe I shoulda got 3. LOL

EDIT: Got them charged and I'm impressed. A good Woot!!

lwang


quality posts: 32 Private Messages lwang

As said, this is a 50 lumen flashlight instead of 80. Not too bad, but just went to my local costco and saw that they had 2 150 lumen flashlights w/CREE LEDs for $20. For that much more power, I might have been able to live w/o the rechargeability, but then, I already have a whole bunch of non-rechargeable flashlights.

zerac


quality posts: 2 Private Messages zerac

I'm very pleased with these flashlights. This is my 2nd Energizer branded flashlight. Build quality is good IMHO for the money. Good woot... SmartPost kick some ass this time.