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wolfgang2000
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USA
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Posted - May 19 2017 :  6:22:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've noticed these COB LED's showing up since last Christmas. The COB illuminator is about 3" long and 1/4" wide. These things are really impressive.

I've bough several of the inexpensive one's. One of them it the "atomic lantern" that you see on TV. Got it at Wal-Mart, 19.95. It takes 3 AA batteries. It lights up a 12' by 12' room easily. It won't replace the gas powered lanterns, But I could easily do what I needed it that room.

I also bought a Promier Task light. It cost $9.00 at wally world. It's a metal bodied 7" long, and is a combo light. It has a pocket clip, and a magnetic base. It has 120 lumen flashlight, and the COB illuminator is listed as 400 lumen.

This is an impressive little light. There is a button underneath the COB. The first click turns on the flashlight. The reflector gives you a decent amount of light at a respectful range.

The second click turn off the flashlight and the COB Led on high. That sucker put's out some light. Please don't look at that sucker. It hurts. Will light the same 12'by 12' with ease.

The third click drops the COB to 1/2 power. Good for close up work without being blinded.

The fourth click turns on a row of red LED's that or inside the COB that flash. With the magnetic base it could be attached to your vehicle and seen from a fair distance.

The fifth click turns it off.

I can see a lot of uses for this little light. Emergency light in a vehicle, work light around the house, and for power failures.

I haven't done a torture test or anything, though I have accidently dropped once from about 3' and it's still going strong. For the $9.00 price batteries included, It's a great deal. I'm sure there will be something brighter and better by next year, but till then this is a really cool light.

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Evan
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Posted - May 20 2017 :  2:00:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FYI, children's crayons will burn for about a half hour after being lit.

"better to light one crayola than curse the darkness"

"The greatest thing a Father can do for his children is to love their Mother."

Harold B. Lee

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Chris Christian
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USA
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Posted - May 20 2017 :  2:21:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that info Wolfgang. I live in such a rural area that if a squirrel climbs up a power pole and 'passes gas' we lose power. AA batteries are cheap and I gotta pile of 'em.

I think I'll head to my local Wally World tomorrow. The lights you alerted us to might come in handy!

Chris Christian
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Ace
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Posted - May 20 2017 :  7:17:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So crayons as fire starters? I like it--'No the grandbaby can't have crayons' 'Why, are you afraid she'll write on the walls?' 'No, I don't want her to turn into a firebug.' Ace

Give me $1 every time a Liberal lies, I'll give you $5 every time one tells the truth; I'll end up a wealthy man, you'll end up broke.
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