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Making the Photon light easier to find
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Joy Menze
(catamountain) - M
Making the Photon light easier to find on 12/03/2005 23:58:21 MST Print View

Reading about the yellow, Special Edition Photon Freedom (there are some links on that page that give instructions on how to operate the light on 50% power, revert to demo mode (to prevent accidental power on), and other good stuff) finally inspired me into modifying my Photon Lights to make them easier to find.

I often carry more than one colored light. Painting part of the body helps me locate the colored light I want. Also the 2x brighter LED used in the latest Freedom projects an obnoxious halo around the perimeter. Instead of buying a light with a sleeve around the LED, I wrapped tape part way around the base of the light. And the tape can come off if desired.

Edited by catamountain on 12/03/2005 23:59:15 MST.

John austin
(tinny) - F
Re: Making the Photon light easier to find on 12/09/2005 11:12:54 MST Print View

I noticed antigravitygear sells an LED light very low priced --how does it compare. I know it has an on off switch that will lock eithe on or off
Ultra-Light LED Light


FEATURES: Constantly On / Momentary On


BATTERY TYPE: 2 pcs. 3V CR2016 Lithium Battery

BULB TYPE: f5mm LED, White

SIZE: 24mm(W) x 41mm(L) x 9mm(H)

ONLY $3.00

Edited by tinny on 12/09/2005 11:16:24 MST.

Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
Re: Re: Making the Photon light easier to find on 12/09/2005 14:42:22 MST Print View

only $3

does anyone have any experience with this light, is it as bright the photon light?

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: Re: Making the Photon light easier to find on 12/09/2005 15:02:10 MST Print View

I think brasslite may even sell some of those.

Edited by jshann on 12/09/2005 15:03:51 MST.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
the low cost Photon light alternative on 12/13/2005 12:03:45 MST Print View

Tinny & Ryan,

I have a photon and recently tried one of the $3 photon-like lights from AntiGravityGear:

* definitely not the same light
* pretty much identical size/shape
* seemed like similar weight, but not being a gram weenie I didn't bother to weigh them.
* photon it noticably brighter. The $3 light is bright enough to be usable for task lighting but I'd definitely prefer the photon for night walking or scanning the canpsite for something.
* there's a big difference in the switch. Photon's seems MUCH more robust
* on the other hand, you can buy 6 of AntiGravity's for the cost of one photon


Edited by jcolten on 12/13/2005 12:04:28 MST.

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Better option at $3 (possibly) on 12/13/2005 13:53:23 MST Print View - SO-LED

Comes with swiveling clip (rather than keychain), On/off slide switch, and other colors to sub into the clip are only $1

Edited by jdmitch on 12/13/2005 13:53:59 MST.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Photon Micro on sale on 12/26/2005 09:04:53 MST Print View

REI has the Photon Micro Light II LED (the key-ring version of the Photon Freedom) on sale

Edited by jcolten on 12/26/2005 09:06:43 MST.