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How to Make a SureFire High Lumen Output Flashlight for $10 - September 15, 2010, 01:21 PM

Pretty cool. I've got one of these lying around. I'll give it a shot next weekend.




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Pretty simple, wonder how the battery life is on it?


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I wonder how the lens and reflector hold up with extended use? If they are not rated for the extra heat, they might melt or cloud after a bit.
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i thought it said fleshlite, carry on.
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I wonder how the lens and reflector hold up with extended use? If they are not rated for the extra heat, they might melt or cloud after a bit.
Hmmm, good point. Reflector probably wont have any issues. Lens, there may be a possibility. If worse comes to worse, go to any mirror/glass store and have them cut out a circular slug out of tempered glass. Probably $10 at most. You're still ahead of the game.



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I wonder how the lens and reflector hold up with extended use? If they are not rated for the extra heat, they might melt or cloud after a bit.

For $10... as long as it lasts a few hours Id be happy. I usually don't have a flashlight on more than a few minutes at a time anyway.


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so.. essentially, he took a standard flashlight, put in a higher watt bulb, and increased voltage 3x using cr123s instead of AAs... uhm... *yawn*. an LED emitter would have been much more efficient, would have been MUCH brighter, and would never blow a filament like the krypton bulb would. Not to mention, the cheap plastic flashlight would break at first drop. This is good for a cheap backyard light, but I I would never take one into the field. It's too fragile for field use, lacks the multiple light modes of an even halfway decent LED flashlight, and lacks the standard aircraft-grade aluminum body and shock-proof electronics that make high end flashlights worth the money.... but hey, if you aren't going into a hard use situation, this is certainly a good backyard or garage light mod.


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For $10, would you take it into a combat or trust your life to it - of course not.
But for $10 it would make a great general purpose light.



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Ok, whauuuuuuutt? Acetone in your gas? What about your fuel system - what are its affects on it? I don't know about this one.

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He says pure acetone should be kept away from painted surfaces, like the paint on your car ... then he has the bottle of acetone ON TOP OF HIS CAR!



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This agrees with it.
Acetone In Fuel Said to Increase Mileage

But Snopes says no.
snopes.com: Acetone Improves Gas Mileage
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Mythbusters said Acetone doesn't work.

However the golfball dimples does.


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However the golfball dimples does.


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