I'm looking to go with a rechargable Flashlight I can carry in my pocket. I've found options from Streamlight and Maglite that have a replaceable rechargable batteries when it gets to that point. Some of the Olight options don't have the replaceable battery option. Am I on the right thinking track? Am I missing any other options for rechargable?
There are also lights that use a micro usb to charge. The keychain lights like Rovyvon and Nitecore for example. Those Rovyvon Aurora's push a nice amount of light too.
I've been using Olight for a few years now and to be frank, I'm getting rid of the ones that use customised batteries. They discontinue the batteries leaving you with a very expensive chunk of metal, R50 seeker Pro for example.The models with standard batteries fine.I'm going to give Nitecore a shot but I have the horrible feeling I'm going back to Surefire.Not happy with Olight at all
According to the OLight Store website, the i5R uses:Customized 2.4V 1420mAh 14500 Lithium-ion Battery (Compatible with standard AA alkaline batteries)
I should have looked a lot closer no question: the leaflet that comes with the light indicates:available batteries:` customised lithium battery (included)`1.5AA alkaline battery (compatible)`1 AA NiMH battery (compatible)`1 AA lithium-Fe battery (compatible)So it has a wide range of power options which is kind of a pleasant surprise.It does say DO NOT install other lithium batteries into the flashlight. It may cause the LED or electronic components to burn out and irreparably damange when installing the tailcap.
Does the R50 Seeker need a modified battery to function? ime the customised batteries just facilitate the tail switch charging most of the time.Personally I'd just be inclined to by a few back ups fpr the batteries, they won't make something forever and if you want to use a light for several + years then it's worth the small investment
If you want it to charge in the cradle then yes, that was the point of the Pro, it came with a cradle I could fit in the car. The light is big enough that it's a problem to have it rolling around loose in the vehicle.It's not just the charging, the modes don't work properly without olight batteries either.I don't think there is an excuse for this behaviour, I just put new batteries in my laptop, it's 4 years old and I bought them direct from lenovo.
I'm going to give Nitecore a shot but I have the horrible feeling I'm going back to Surefire.