Possible alternative to LED lighting

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W1D0MAK3R

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I was walkin through our local Lowes store today when I found these replacement krypton bulbs for a flashlight, I couldnt help wonder what else they could be used for. The package says they high intensity beams and are for use with 2 AA batteries so I though this could be a cheaper alternative. They are smaller then the standard super bright white LED and also a fraction of the cost, $1.97 for a pack of two, where the LED are around 5.00 for only one... I dunno if you need a resistor for these like the LED does but I'm almost sure that maglights dont even use resistors. That would make these a much cheaper alternative being that you only have to pay maybe 5.00 for the 4 lights needed for a helmet where you will pay over 20.00 for LED's and resistors...

heres the link, note that these may not be available in all areas...
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=prod...&lpage=none
 

Reclaimer

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Thanks for the find. It's a good alternative but I've seen flashlights with 3 LEDs in them at the dollar store.
 

Kaya Tetsu

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Reclaimer said:
Thanks for the find. It's a good alternative but I've seen flashlights with 3 LEDs in them at the dollar store.
horay for salvaging parts!
 
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Long Shot

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Reclaimer said:
Thanks for the find. It's a good alternative but I've seen flashlights with 3 LEDs in them at the dollar store.
i've got that beat. the fleamarket by my house sells led flashlight with 15 LEDs for only $2, and they're high intensity white.
 
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darthturkey

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Best thing to do is run down to radio shack and grab a few 2600 MCD Blue LEDs. I have personally used them. now they do come with a nice price tag of about $4.50 piece (Roughly $18 for all four) But are super bright and last a very long time. Also in my experience (Idiot Move I Know) Dont hook a 9 volt staight up to one of them. When LEDs burn out they get hot and smell really really bad.
 

helios

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LEDs are cheap and reliable. Those are the major reasons why they're used so often. Krypton bulbs burn out a lot faster than LEDs.
 

Darth Malevelus

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I used 12MM supe bright green 1.2 volt LED's in my vader belt boxes. You want them to light up, not give your position away, or blind a fan right?!
 
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