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Old 02-08-2006, 09:08 PM   #1
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Default LED vs HALOGEN vs KRYPTON vs XENON FLASHLIGHTS..

im looking for a new flashlight and saw that there are 3 major types aside from the normal "bulb" flashlight..

LED vs HALOGEN vs KRYPTON vs XENON

can someone give me a detailed difference between the 4? i know a good amount about LED's, Halogen's and thats it.. the other two i have no clue what they compare to with a Halogen bulb.

i had a 1million candle power flashlight that took broke the other day. at costco they're getting this 15million candle power flashlight which im more than likely going to get cuz that just seems rediculiously powerful, but still want to know about Krypton and Xenon bulbs/flashlights..

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Old 02-08-2006, 09:31 PM   #2
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xenon and krypton are more or less the same i think, led might be bright but wont shine the light very far
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so for some insane bright light.. that can go far.. halogen is probably the way to go right?
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mag light is krypton.
The mag is awesome, I take it out to the woods and I flashed it across a lake in pitch black.
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:48 PM   #6
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LED's are nice for small applications that are really reliable as far as battery life.

Case in point... my LED keychain. Saved my *** a few times already.
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The name Xenon has been thrown around alot. I dont even know what it means. I'm sure it's a lighting company tho.

I suggest getting a H.I.D flash light.
Acro HID, AE PowerLight or MicroFire Warrior

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The name Xenon has been thrown around alot. I dont even know what it means. I'm sure it's a lighting company tho.

I suggest getting a H.I.D flash light.
Acro HID, AE PowerLight or MicroFire Warrior

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paypal me the money then man.. Click the image to open in full size.


but anyways.. i have a mag light, the 3-D version and its ok, not bright tho.. i mean the damn cops mag's are brighter than mine.. idk why. they have some special bulb or something?
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You should first tell us what you want it for.For general use and something to throw around in the back of your car any POS $15 maglite from Walmart works.

If you need something light weight,compact and that throws a **** load of light at something, anything SureFire makes gets my vote.
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Xenon and krypton are gasses used in bulbs. Both are halogen bulbs.

Check out http://www.howstuffworks.com to see how a filament bulb works.

LEDs don't use as much power as halogens. They do appear bright, but the light spread and lumens are usually less than a halogen light. They have a wide beam pattern great for lighting up small areas. The typical small LED flashlight (12 LEDs or less) aren't that great for outdoors compared to halogens. Larger conventional flashlights may have adjustable beam patterns (MAGLite, etc).
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led might be bright but wont shine the light very far
Not all LED flashlights are created equal. The small penlights that run on alkaline batteries are designed around LED's that offer low power consumption, and do put out less light.

There are plenty of high-power LED flashlights, but the battery life is much shorter. I have a Streamlight Scorpion LED, which uses two 3V lithium ion batteries. It's blindingly bright for the first hour and a half of so of battery, then ramps down (Luxeon LED regulates the current for longer usable battery life).
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Not all LED flashlights are created equal. The small penlights that run on alkaline batteries are designed around LED's that offer low power consumption, and do put out less light.

There are plenty of high-power LED flashlights, but the battery life is much shorter. I have a Streamlight Scorpion LED, which uses two 3V lithium ion batteries. It's blindingly bright for the first hour and a half of so of battery, then ramps down (Luxeon LED regulates the current for longer usable battery life).

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You should first tell us what you want it for.For general use and something to throw around in the back of your car any POS $15 maglite from Walmart works.

If you need something light weight,compact and that throws a **** load of light at something, anything SureFire makes gets my vote.
well i have a cheap-o 3-d battery mag light from walmart Click the image to open in full size.

but my purpose is to have an all purpose light for the outdoors, using to look under the hood, using to help work on brakes (the night owl mechanic), helping with being in the attic, stuff like that.. and 15million candle power is just stunna status lol, which isnt a bad thing..
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I I I I I be on it all night, man I be on it all day straight up pimp
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I've got a 3 cell and 4 cell maglite that have lived in whatever car I've driven since I was 16. I just recently picked up one of these http://www.rvsupplywarehouse.c.../2798 at fred meyer for $20. It's nice for when you need A LOT of light for 20-30 minutes. For $20 I figured that if the battery dies or the charger goes out I can replace either with something better pretty easily and cheaply. The high beam/low beam feature is kind of a joke though. But I did use it to charge my cell phone when we had a power outage recently though.
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