Originally Posted by Beavis0076
the thing about the CR123 batteries is the 14 year shelf life.. that is hard to beat.. you can leave them in your truck or on the shelf at home for YEARS and they are still good.. no the case with AA or AAA .. I bought the Costco 3 pack tac light.. its pretty good.. but reviews are so so.. and the lens is cheap. I wouldnt depend on it..
for something stuffed in a truck, where it can be 140+ in the sun and
-20 in the winter,
cr123 lithiums usually sit there, and deal with it with no problems.
fill flashlight with them, hide in truck, forget about it. come back
10 years later, flashlight is OK and likely works fine
alkalines will split and leak under those conditions eventually, ruining your light
unless you keep checking it
aaa and aa sized 1.5 volt lithiums are preferable to alkalines, for those
who want to keep aa and aaa sized lights around....
I am pretty in tune with the latest flashlight technology and custom flashlights
and have a variety of aa, aaa, cr123, rcr123, 18650 powered lights. cannot have enough.
I also have 10180 and 10220 powered keychain lights on me all the time. at any moment have
at least 5 lights if I am in one of my vehicles. always have 2 lights on me keychain (nice custom 44DD and a photon II)
yes I am nutty, but hey....I never need help in the dark either
in each my vehicles I always have 3 lights...a cheapo AAA headlamp, a NICE fenix e11 AA, and something
loaded with 2xcr123 or 4xcr123 (and always have 4 extra cr123 banging around too)
no way will I ever be without at least 2 hours of light if I need it. even if the alkaline lights go to crap, I have the lithiums
I keep: fenix e11, [novatac storm or thrunite TN11 or Klarus XT11], and cheap brinkman headlamps in all my rigs.
and to top it off, over and above all that, usually if going more than 40 miles from home I stick
my McGizmo Haiku XML 1xcr123 high-cri in my pocket too....[yes I have a problem]