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500 lumen multi-mode 3C LED Feit flashlight two-pack for $25 @ Costco B&M (6x Duracell C's included)

mangodrink 921 January 28, 2013 at 02:16 PM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (4) More Costco Wholesale Deals
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B&M only, probably YMMV by location. Non-Costco members can still shop using a Costco gift card, but gc's must be bought by members.

Package says:
Feit Electric
Ultra Bright 500 lumens High Performance Flashlights
*2-Pack*
(item 654427, UPC 017801723229)

Normally $30, on sale for $25, and I forgot to note sale expiration.

Feit Electric 500 lumen flashlight features:
-sliding zoom (wide & narrow) (slide forward or back)
-modes: 500 lumen beam (7 hour run time), 295 lumen (10 hour run time), strobe, sos, off
-tailcap rubber dome switch changes modes if partially clicked or clicked on-off quickly, otherwise remembers last mode
-uses 3 C batteries per flashlight (includes 6 Duracell Duralock batteries (up to 10 years storage))
-beam range 978 feet
-weather and impact resistant
-CREE LEDs
-aircraft grade aluminum body
-includes 2 wrist straps
-8"-8.5" long depending on zoom setting
Those $20 Defiant 500 lumens around BF were pretty popular (and apparently making another visit at HD in a slightly different model for $23). I got one of those and thought it could only have been better in D batteries with a low beam mode.

These Feits still take C batteries, but at least now there's a lower lumen mode to extend run time and make it less blinding at shorter range. Comparing to the Defiant from BF, the Feit has shorter body and doesn't have the castellated, crowned edges. The Defiant also has a glow-in-dark ring that the Feit doesn't have. The Feit's switch is on the tailcap instead of the side/near front on the Defiant. The Feit's slightly-rounded tailcap means it won't stand well to shine upwards. The Defiant's listed at 4 hour run time, the Feit gets 7 hours at the comparably-bright 500 lumen setting.

At the Feit's 500 lumen + widest beam mode, the spot seems overall brighter than the Defiant, but this is just when the batteries are new on both, I don't know how either performs as battery depletes. The Defiant has maybe a degree wider beam angle, but the Feit is still pretty wide. The Defiant has a bright center spot while the Feit at widest angle has a uniformly bright spot; the Defiant's bright spot is much brighter than the Feit's, but the rest of the Defiant's spot is a bit lighter than the Feit.

The Feit has a sliding zoom that just pulls in and out to adjust. The narrowest/most concentrated beam is a lot brighter than the Defiant's bright center spot, and it is shaped like the square LED module because of the zooming lens.

The Defiant's packaging says 550 lumens (one mode), 4 hr run time (3C), and 244 meter (800 feet), and lifetime guarantee (through Home Depot?), but the Feit Electric gets Costco's excellent return policy.

Overall, I think the Defiant is more useful at longer distance than this Feit due to the brighter center spot inside the bright-enough wider spot, and it's more useful for bashing the random berk. The Feit is useful *enough* at long distance, however, and it's more versatile at different ranges in between, even if the Defiant and Feit both cost the same. As it is $25 for 2 Feits + Duracell batteries, that will probably get me to return the Defiant.

FWIW, the Feit LED source says "CREE XM-L ZL20". The body doesn't really unscrew-disassemble like the Defiant though, so there's probably less option to mod or repair than the Defiant.

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Last Edited by MrMasterQ February 2, 2013 at 09:11 AM
All,

I was going to post this and another deals on Costco flashlights but they are posted already. Anyhow I have attached the picture in the WiKi for your ease.

MrMasterQ

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Can you clarify when the FEIT is set at wide beam mode, if there is still a bright spot in the middle or the light spreads out evenly? I am deciding between the new Home Depot $23 Defiant 493 lumen with a huge reflector or the twin FEIT pack from Costco. If the zooming head of FEIT flashlight works well, FEIT from Costco appears a better buy.
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Can you post pictures of the flash light? how it looks like?
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No Li-ion support is keeping me away

but its a great price and for 2
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I don't know much about flashlights other than the idea that more lumens means more light... what's the advantage of these flashlights over something like this one from Amazon [amazon.com]?
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Can you post pictures of the flash light? how it looks like?
Here is mine.

And some pics of the wide and narrow beam in my friends garage.
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I don't know much about flashlights other than the idea that more lumens means more light... what's the advantage of these flashlights over something like this one from Amazon [amazon.com]?

Only thing I would say is it takes normal C's in case you get in a bind and the adjustable beam.
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Here is mine.

And some pics of the wide and narrow beam in my friends garage.

TU to AZwldcats for the pics. That narrow beam is BRIGHT!!!
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TU to AZwldcats for the pics. That narrow beam is BRIGHT!!!
Indeed it is. Poor phone could not take it.. lol...

The other night I almost blinded myself with the narrow beam by inadvertently shining it on a Stop sign that was about 25 feet away.
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Quote from AZwldcats View Post :
Here is mine.

And some pics of the wide and narrow beam in my friends garage.
Thanks for the pictures. It looks small and bright, I might grab these also for my car and my dads. The new defiant 493 is too big to be put in a car imo and I would put the old 550 in my car but I only got one of those. Rep'd for the pics
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To give it scale, it is the exact length of my Entertainment book.
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Quote from l0l View Post :
Can you clarify when the FEIT is set at wide beam mode, if there is still a bright spot in the middle or the light spreads out evenly? I am deciding between the new Home Depot $23 Defiant 493 lumen with a huge reflector or the twin FEIT pack from Costco. If the zooming head of FEIT flashlight works well, FEIT from Costco appears a better buy.
Someone else already posted a photo of the beams, but it's pretty uniform/even light at widest. Actually at any zoom setting it's pretty uniform, not much extra light spilling out of the main beam.
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I don't know much about flashlights other than the idea that more lumens means more light... what's the advantage of these flashlights over something like this one from Amazon [amazon.com]?
In that specific case, the light is just fine, but using those provided 18650's is a good way to blow your hand off, and using the provided charger is a good way to burn your house down.

Li-Ion batteries are no joke, so there is a bit of investment curve to getting into the Li-Ion flashlight game, such as buying a nice charger and nice batteries.
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Quote from AZwldcats View Post :
Here is mine.

And some pics of the wide and narrow beam in my friends garage.
Thanks for the pics, now I don't feel bad about the way my garage looks. Big Grin
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