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Posted: 1/9/2005 11:58:32 AM EDT
I already have a couple of 3 cells I carry in my car and truck. The wife has a two cell in her car. I'm thinking about getting another one for camping and other outdoor activities. Should I get a 4 cell light? Does the extra battery make a noticeable difference in balance, brightness or other utilitarian function?  Would a red one be better suited than say, a black one?
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:00:01 PM EDT
the 4 cell has better energy transfer when applied to craniums

and it is brighter(6 volt vs 4.5 volt on the 3 cell)
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:01:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
the 4 cell has better energy transfer when applied to craniums

and it is brighter(6 volt vs 4.5 volt on the 3 cell)



makes note...Energy transfer. Got it! Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:02:46 PM EDT
Keep it up and they may just create a MagLite forum for you.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:05:17 PM EDT
The 4 cell makes a better sound when used
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:06:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
the 4 cell has better energy transfer when applied to craniums

and it is brighter(6 volt vs 4.5 volt on the 3 cell)



+1  It's almost the same size and weight as a little league bat!!  
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:11:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 12:13:21 PM EDT by txgp17]
Personally, I would go with the Magcharger.  It's a 5 cell rechargable that's the same length as a normal 3-D cell light.  It is brighter many times over, and you will save money because you don't have to buy batteries.
Find it here at www.ondutygear.com
Or here at lightmerchant.com

I've owned one since 1990, since that time I've spend about $75 on two replacment batteries, and about $30 on replacement bulbs.  I once had to mail it back to maglight to have the switch replaced.  All totalled I got a little over 200 bucks in it, not bad for 14 years of service huh?  In almost every case, rechargables are cheaper in the long run because the cost of batteries is almost erased from the equation.

Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:25:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By txgp17:
Personally, I would go with the Magcharger.  It's a 5 cell rechargable that's the same length as a normal 3-D cell light.  It is brighter many times over, and you will save money because you don't have to buy batteries.
Find it here at www.ondutygear.com
Or here at lightmerchant.com

I've owned one since 1990, since that time I've spend about $75 on two replacment batteries, and about $30 on replacement bulbs.  I once had to mail it back to maglight to have the switch replaced.  All totalled I got a little over 200 bucks in it, not bad for 14 years of service huh?  In almost every case, rechargables are cheaper in the long run because the cost of batteries is almost erased from the equation.

www.lightmerchant.com/images/products/maglite/magcharger.jpg


But not as much "thump"
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 2:47:59 PM EDT
IBTL.  Jeez, will it ever end?  OH, my eyes!!!!!!!  LOL
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 2:57:59 PM EDT
I prefer the 3 cell. Bad thing is packs of batteries come in even numbers.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 2:58:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 2:59:14 PM EDT by Rip_Roarin_Wacko]

Originally Posted By richardh247:
IBTL.  Jeez, will it ever end?  OH, my eyes!!!!!!!  LOL



WHAT YOU TALKIN ABOUT, WILLIS?
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 3:10:13 PM EDT
Just save yourself the hassle and buy a surefire.


If all else fails you can throw it at their head.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 3:10:39 PM EDT
Go for the 6 cell if you need the extra reach out and touch someone.The beam was better then most till they came out with the rechargable model only bad thing with that is dont set it next to anything that can melt while its on .
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:54:09 PM EDT
Hey guys, what sound does a Surefire Beast make when you hit some over the h...  Ahh, nevermind.

Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:55:12 PM EDT
Mag lights are 80's technology.  Shitty beam and way too heavy.  Why do you think Sammy Sosa corks his Puerto Rican Bat?

Link Posted: 1/9/2005 6:00:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 6:08:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Corporal_Chaos:
Hey guys, what sound does a Surefire Beast make when you hit some over the h...  Ahh, nevermind.

www.surefire.com/surefire/content/the_beast_large.jpg



call me cheap, but I aint cracking someone over the noggin with a flashlight that I just paid $3000 for, and that costs $20 to put batteries in!
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 6:22:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 6:24:49 PM EDT by azeagle]

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

call me cheap, but I aint cracking someone over the noggin with a flashlight that I just paid $3000 for, and that costs $20 to put batteries in!



Thats one expensive flashlight.

Thats 20 batteries

And it only supplies 1 1/2 of light.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 6:25:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By azeagle:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

call me cheap, but I aint cracking someone over the noggin with a flashlight that I just paid $3000 for, and that costs $20 to put batteries in!



Thats one expensive flashlight.

Thats 20 batteries

And it only supplies 1 1/2 of light.



I thought they were about $1 each
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 6:26:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 6:27:54 PM EDT by Corporal_Chaos]

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By Corporal_Chaos:
Hey guys, what sound does a Surefire Beast make when you hit some over the h...  Ahh, nevermind.

www.surefire.com/surefire/content/the_beast_large.jpg



call me cheap, but I aint cracking someone over the noggin with a flashlight that I just paid $3000 for, and that costs $20 to put batteries in!



Touche.  So, what sound does a criminal make when you shine 2000 lumens of light in his eyes?
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 6:29:36 PM EDT
LEDs are the future and they continue to work after an impact.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 6:30:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

I thought they were about $1 each



Yeah but do you really want to replace $20.00 worth of batteries ever hour and a half.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 6:34:07 PM EDT
I prefer the four cell for its...uhh...tactical applications.  

If swung properly, it will break a knee cap.

Dade County, Miami, Florida, Allapatah Avenue, Brown's Lounge, circa 1983 (or so).

Still have the scar from the knife slash.

Never get drunk and bring a knife to a MagLight fight.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:44:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:01:11 AM EDT
Anyone use a Pelican M6? If so, how good are they?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:48:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:48:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 6:48:24 AM EDT by thebeekeeper1]
Knock this shit off.
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