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How long will it burn? Fact finding experiment

This is a discussion on How long will it burn? Fact finding experiment within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by A Watchman My next purchase ^^^^^^^^^ you can find these everywhere, but seen any that can be set up to be switched ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Watchman View Post
    My next purchase ^^^^^^^^^ you can find these everywhere, but seen any that can be set up to be switched off?
    you can get these at Wally's for about $10 they have a off and on switch. They are more of a spotlight than
    a floodlight. They make a great handheld flashlight. I have them mounted up high shining down on my driveway.




    Last edited by budgetprepp-n; 10-28-2015 at 09:57 AM.
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    10/27/15
    OK it's been nearly 15 hours and the candle has more than 1/2 to go and the flashlight is still bright


    READ ****

    10/28/15
    Ok up date,, Well over 24 hr and the LED light is starting to dim
    The candle is a little over 1/2 gone

    10/29/15
    It is now past midnight 27 hours -- The flashlight is looking weak but still giving off
    a usable amount of light.

    The candle still has about 40% to go.
    I'm going to bed we'll see what we have in the morning.
    Even when the flashlight goes out I'll let the candle burn until it's all gone.

    Then you can judge if they are worth $1 at the everything is a dollar store

    10/29/15 3:30 PM -- 42 1/2 hours the flashlight is getting dim to the point
    of not being useful -- so I'm calling it dead at 3:30

    THE FLASHLIGHT LASTED 42 1/2 hours
    The candle is still burning we'll see how long
    Last edited by budgetprepp-n; 10-29-2015 at 01:44 PM.
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    Candle----------- 63 1/2
    flashlight---------42 1/2 hours
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    The candle will go four days. The flash light 12 hours. That's my bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budgetprepp-n View Post
    you can get these at Wally's for about $10 they have a off and on switch. They are more of a spotlight than
    a floodlight. They make a great handheld flashlight. I have them mounted up high shining down on my driveway.




    FYI I have one of those same lights from Walmart. It was great and I will buy more, but mine lasted about 1 1/2 years before the light faded to a fine pinpoint . But being solar I still think they have a value for off grid power!

    If the grid was gone, I'd like to have a dozen of these to either post for (small) area light or as hand held flashlites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCH5150 View Post
    FYI I have one of those same lights from Walmart. It was great and I will buy more, but mine lasted about 1 1/2 years before the light faded to a fine pinpoint . But being solar I still think they have a value for off grid power!

    If the grid was gone, I'd like to have a dozen of these to either post for (small) area light or as hand held flashlites.
    They may just need new batteries -- you can get then at Wally world

    also they might make a good battery charger for AA batteries
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    Quote Originally Posted by budgetprepp-n View Post
    They may just need new batteries -- you can get then at Wally world

    also they might make a good battery charger for AA batteries
    I will look into that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by budgetprepp-n View Post
    They may just need new batteries -- you can get then at Wally world

    also they might make a good battery charger for AA batteries
    If I recall they are an odd voltage, not 1.2-1.5 V like AA or AAA

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    yes they are off just a little on the voltage. flashlights take like 1.5 and the batteries in the solar lights are I think 1.3
    but they still work I have tried it.,,,,,,,, mmmmm sounds like an experiment is due.
    see how long to charge them up
    and see how long they will burn in a flashlight
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    What happens if candel goes out after 24 hrs ? ( strong wind...) Is there another way to relight it besides extra long matches ?

    Quote Originally Posted by budgetprepp-n View Post
    Candle----------- 63 1/2
    flashlight---------42 1/2 hours
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