@jmbunkin I left the batteries in it overnight and it didn’t work the next day. Took them out and waited a day and put them back in and it worked. Left them in again overnight and it never worked after that. It also smelled like something got burned inside the flashlight.
I laughed at this bat-shaped flashlight last time it was offered on Meh…it was not received well.
Do not mock the demand for a good flashlight on Meh…or the batteries that go in them (as long as they are properly stored in the fridge).
@Kthnxbyenow Right there with you. And to make matters worse, it was followed immediately by, “But imposing is now the market standard.” Had they gotten the first sentence right, I would have expected to see “But less imposing is now the market standard.” It’s a shame, really. The writing on this site is typically the only thing that is not mediocre.
Oh, that and the outstanding products sold here on a daily basis.
@aetris@DavidChurchRN@thechilipepper0 Well, it all depends on the quality you want in a battery. If you want a reliable, high-drain 18650 cell, you’re going to be paying around 15-20 bucks. You can pay less for a brand-name if you go lower-amp, but then you won’t quite get 1,000 Lumens.
If you want something that will discharge in a tenth of the time, and possibly explode inside your (probably also cheap) charger, then go ahead and get one of those “Ultrafire” cell/charger combos from a Chinaman on Amazon. Maybe invest the money you save into a Class D fire extinguisher, lmao.
Also, there’s a reason why they prefer to use Alkaline in a baseball bat flashlight; they’re much less susceptible to shock.
Not exactly sure what you’re referring to, but INR18650-30Q can give 15A and NCR18650GA 10A. Both are under $10 at reputable websites and well regarded over on /r/flashlight.
BLF A6 was designed and tuned by enthusiasts over at budgetlightforums and easily pushes over 1000 lumens. It’s currently about $30 on Banggood (pretty much the only place you can get it) but is regularly $20 or less. There are plenty of other budget options for $30 and under, like you said.
My original point was for this price point, I would personally pick 18650+budget light over this bat. But I have no use for large lights like this. My needs are smaller and more transportable. And it can be had without cheaping out on the battery. Unless you know something I don’t.
Also, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature, dude.
@aetris@DavidChurchRN@ShotgunX@thechilipepper0 honestly I see both sides of this. I have a bucket full of 18650 lights, and RCR123A lights, and any number of other oddball rechargeables, some with docks, some with cables … but more often than not I end up grabbing a AA/AAA light because I’m utterly useless when it comes to recharging batteries.
(Clearly the only solution is to buy all the flashlights so every possible lighting situation is covered)
@DavidChurchRN Or y’know, maybe for most people a light that works, where they can pick up batteries at the 7-11 in a pinch makes more sense. “Where can I get a replacement 18650 for my flashlight?” No idea, you might be stuffed. “Where can I get some AA/AAA batteries for my flashlight?” Frickin’ EVERYWHERE, including swiping batteries from any of tons of other household gadgets if you need to.
@DavidChurchRNdude you are obviously very passionate about this. Unfortunately you have harshed my mellow. Which is the only reason I give a shit, otherwise no fucks given…![enter image description
@DavidChurchRN I am having kind of a rough day, but this thread full of people being incredibly proud/defensive about their knowledge of flashlights and the offerings of their local “ecig shops” is really making me laugh a lot. Thanks man!
@DavidChurchRN I don’t vape, and the nearest e-cig shop and Wal-Mart are 25 minutes’ drive away (and that Wal-Mart doesn’t have these batteries in stock according to the website). Everything else you mentioned is even farther away, most of it more than a half-hour drive. Meanwhile the three corner stores I can walk to do have all the AA, AAA, C and D cells I can buy. My neighbors have them if I have to borrow. I have a huge stash of them myself without needing to buy special batteries that will work in literally nothing else in my house but this one special flashlight you think I should buy.
Also, you started this thread off seriously complaining that a daily-deals website whose entire premise is “look, cheap stuff you might buy because we’re practically giving it away” isn’t carrying your favorite kind of fancy flashlight. Maybe think on that for a bit.
@kensey fancy? Dude, they sale cheap ones for as little as 8 bucks and furthermore, anyone who is even remotely tech savvy already has these because they know the extreme outperformance they offer in relation to this shit. A 2 pack of these batteries will last you a decade probably. It’s called being a smart consumer but, clearly, based on your comment here, smart isn’t a quality you possess a lot of.
@DavidChurchRN Oh no, you got me. I’m not tech-savvy, that must be why I make well into 6 figures working for Silicon Valley cloud-deployment startups as a solutions architect and don’t want your favorite kind of flashlight.
It couldn’t possibly be that I have no need of or interest in owning a flashlight that requires relatively fragile batteries that cost nearly twice as much per 1000 mAh capacity and are mutually incompatible with literally every single other thing in my house. I’m never going to have e-cigarettes around, the couple of little toy laser pointers I have are either AAA or button-cell, and my main flashlight is a 4-D Maglite. 18650 lithium-ion cells are just not a part of my installed base up to this point, there isn’t any reason I need them to be, and several reasons they aren’t worth my money, but if you have a bunch and you love ‘em? Great, go enjoy that thing you found. I said it doesn’t meet everybody’s needs, not that it sucked and you’re an idiot for liking it.
But you’re like, super-offended that somebody doesn’t care about a thing you love. Keep it up dude, you’re hilarious.
I bought this light the last time MEH offered it…the pic does not do justice to how bright it is as I used the flash and that kind of drowned out how bright it is (If I were that smart, I wouldn’t be shopping on MEH, LOL)…you will be amazed how bright it is…
I have read that, if you carry a bat in your vehicle for self defense, should you ever need it for self defense (I hope nobody ever actually needs it for self defense), do your lawyers a favor, and keep a glove and a ball in your vehicle too.
An alternative view on the 6 AA batteries that this flashlight takes. As a fellow longtime flashaholic, (Been a member of Candlepowerforums since 2001), I understand the need/desire/preference for bigger and/or more powerful/longer lasting batteries, but 6 AA’s is a perfectly acceptable power source. Yes, it is not a rechargeable lithium ion, but the nice thing about using “Double A’s” is that they are almost universally available, and relatively cheap. Also, you can get Energizer Lithium batteries, and they have a lot of storage power, and can last in storage for years without loosing a lot of power.
@PhysAssist EXACTLY! (I use Eneloop, I also have a boat load of RCR123a) but when you are in your vehicle, it is easy to throw in a 32 pack of AA’s for under 20 bucks, and be set for the zombie Apocalypse! No charger needed.
Oh Meh your powers are strong! Always making me want crap products no matter how hard I fight it. I look forward to my upcoming debut on Hoarders, I just need to get a ton of cats and I will be set! Here I come Hollywood
I ordered two of these. Order number unused-cheesy-pepper. One of the flashlights had no internal battery holder. I have sent 3 messages to Meh.com informing them about the problem. Meh please respond. I am one of your best impulse byers. Dana
The light should really be on the other end. LEOs are taught to hold heavy flashlights “backwards” for a few reasons, and one is that they are ready to strike with them. In the “shine” position this wouldn’t be ready to be used as a club.
The flashlight part is either too bright or not bright enough. It’s not bright enough to be a blinder light. It’s too bright as a light that you’re exploring a dark area with while having safety concerns. At this level of brightness you lose the ability to see outside the illuminated zone.
and speaking of implements of destruction (not including my Glocks and the baseball flashlight I bought from MEH last time)…these are my treasures. The bat was carried by my dad in his car in the 60’s (he passed in '68)…it is lead filled…
The second stick I purchased at a garage sale for a dollar in 2012. It was carved by hand from Maple in 1992 in the Mahwah High School (NJ where i am from) wood shop and has the chrome skull gearshift knob his dad had on his 47 Merc that his dad had growing up in the 50’s…cool stuff…
MEH MEH MEH
This one left me down in the dark.
I will admit I am a flashlight addict.
And having a career being a stuntwoman, a bit of a baddie, so was completely intrigued with the bat aspect!
Ripped the bag open upon arrival, grabbed my 17year old and pack of batteries and headed to the car.
The fact that she was now trapped, I handed her the flashBat and batteries.
Within minutes a smell similar to urine hit us in the face.
She starts smelling her dress in shock thinking the dog might have peed on her earlier.
Grabbed the batteries and sniffed, they smelled like batteries.
Opened the flashlight, arggggggg, smelled horrid.
Turned around to wash our hands and noses.
BRING THIS BACK!!! BEST FLASHLIGHT/PROTECTION ON EARTH!!! BEST ITEM I have ever purchased on MEH. That is. . .until my shark vacuum comes in that i just purchased!! WooHoo I HOPE u sell this again before Christmas!! I need many!!