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Re: Built In Vehicle Flashlight Survey

I really like it and have used it several times - BUT the amount of light it puts out is insanely piss poor so I don't use it as much as I otherwise would.

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Old 05-21-2015, 07:53 PM
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Re: Built In Vehicle Flashlight Survey

You could win me over with a light that would help me change a tire on a back country road with no cell service to call the auto club
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Re: Built In Vehicle Flashlight Survey

I'd rather accidentally drop the flashlight in the engine bay instead of my phone.
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I'd rather accidentally drop the flashlight in the engine bay instead of my phone.
You wouldn't have that issue if they included an under hood light...
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You wouldn't have that issue if they included an under hood light...
Agreed. The rechargeable "flashlight" could be replaced by some cheap Home Depot special LED lights with a Jeep logo on them. That might save enough money to put a couple strips of LEDs across each underside of the hood, one across the radiator, and one across the firewall area--with an automatic switch.
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Re: Built In Vehicle Flashlight Survey

I haven't really investigated this, but I'm wondering if it's possible to change out the bulb to make it a bit brighter?
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I haven't really investigated this, but I'm wondering if it's possible to change out the bulb to make it a bit brighter?
If it's a standard filament flashlight bulb, there are LED replacements.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/flashlight-bulbs/

Personally, I find it better to buy a bunch of these and just stash them in storage areas. I also put paper between the battery contacts to keep battery life from draining. I check them twice a year, before winter and in the spring.

http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Durab...250+lumen+pack
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like when the batteries are dead on the half-dozen other flashlights in the vehicle.
I just keep some Energizer lithium AA's in the console as a backup for that scenario. They are essentially impervious to derating due to temperature, they are solid state (so can't leak and kill a flashlight), they have far more charge than a regular AA, and their shelf life is 20 years.
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Re: Built In Vehicle Flashlight Survey

I like the idea of the built in flashlight, but it's pretty useless but I guess better than nothing in a pinch. I keep one of these in the car. Pricey but it's a pretty nice light.

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I have never used it but good it is there just incase. A D-cell maglite slides in nice by the left side of the drivers seat and can double as a club if you find yourself in a bad situation.
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Re: Built In Vehicle Flashlight Survey

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I haven't really investigated this, but I'm wondering if it's possible to change out the bulb to make it a bit brighter?
Negative - it consists of two LEDs, an unusually oval shaped chargeable button cell battery, and a circuitboard.

A shame it isn't a bulb of some sort as that would mean we could soup it up
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I have never used it but good it is there just incase. A D-cell maglite slides in nice by the left side of the drivers seat and can double as a club if you find yourself in a bad situation.
You reminded me to get my MAG-LITE out of the closest and place it there in my JGC. Also noticed the D cells needed to be replaced.

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