Brinkmann 9-LED Flashlight Review
Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:50 PM
By Richard Freeman.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:20 PM
I have one that has two separate switches for red and white light. I still have to use the light-pressed-to-the-palm trick to determine which light is on. The white light is great for policing the area when everyone is done to make sure all equipment is packed up.
I searched the web and found that pilots also use red lights, and there are plenty of aviation supply businesses that carry a tremendous variety of red and combination lights.
Thanks for the heads up on this useful and inexpensive option. I have three red lights in my astro tool box, but this one may be a nice addition.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:58 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:52 PM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:57 PM
Wow Don, I need to visit my Home Depot and grab another pack.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:25 PM
ANY light, red or whatever, will cause partial loss of deep dark adaptation.
Don Pensack (Starman1) has commented on this extensively.
This was brought home to me at the Golden State SP last year when a neighboring observer wrapped bright red lights around his tripod legs to keep people from bumping into his equipment.
Cast shadows for several feet.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:56 PM
For Christmas I asked for and received a new Orion DualBeam. My old one was in poor condition after a dozen or so years of a lot of use. One of the white LEDs had either burned out or had a wiring failure.
Still, the Brinkman is a good value.
It still amazes me how inexpensive LED flashlights are today compared to just a few years ago.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:19 PM
I also found it a little too bright. However, I then replaced one of the 3 AAA batteries with a length of aluminum rod cut to the size of an AAA battery. This dims the LEDs enough for me.
... A little too bright as is for star parties.