15 Jan '12, 11pm

The 6v LED Lantern Flashlight

The 6v LED Lantern Flashlight

Again we address the LED flash-light topic, because it’s one of our favorite topics. This time we converted a Eveready(R) Utility Lantern . It comes with a pretty weak PR13 bulb, but we will fix that shortly. Nice features of this flash-light is that it floats, has a shatter-proof lens, and comes with a 6v battery. It comes in a variety of colors, so if you mail order it, you never know what one you might get. Ok, Why convert to LED? Well, as we have said in previous upgrades of tube type flashlights, a good LED will last pretty much forever, is shock proof, greatly increases brightness, and can extend battery life by 2x or more (unless you go extreme). Over the years you can save well more than the cost of the bulb in reduced battery costs. Ever have a bulb get dimmer and dimmer till you can hardly see? Not so with LED’s. They stay bright, and then suddenly go out when ba...

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