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Hand crank flashlight
« on: Sep 28, 2006, 10:40:51 PM »
We never have enough flashlights when we are out ghosthunting.  And batteries always go out at the worst time, or get "drained" by the activity you are actually hunting.  I ran across these flashlights made by Dynamo.  I'll provide a link that has the specifications and you could even purchase them there but I recommend shopping around.  I ending up buying a lot of 4 off eBay for about $30 including shipping.  I think they are going to be great.  They have 3 LEDs instead of bulbs so you get a large white spot instead of the bright center and darker moving out toward the edge of the lens. 

Check them out and see what you think!

http://shopping.discovery.com/Hand-Crank-Dynamo-Flashlight.shtml
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Re: Hand crank flashlight
« Reply #1 on: Sep 30, 2006, 07:52:59 AM »
Those are cool. I think QVC has had them too. They also had one you shake to charge it. I forget prices now.



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Re: Hand crank flashlight
« Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2006, 08:58:19 PM »
Yeah I've seen the shake ones as well. Have a friend that "collects" different kinds of flashlights and he had one of those. It was more work that the crank one. :D

I've seen the shake ones in quite a few of the gift magazines that Dianna gets in the mail. Carol Wright, Harriet Carter, Heartland just to name a few.
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Re: Hand crank flashlight
« Reply #3 on: Oct 01, 2006, 08:25:09 AM »
I just saw those same crank ones in ine of my promotions magazines I think it could have your co's name put on it... ssh official light??



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Re: Hand crank flashlight
« Reply #4 on: Oct 01, 2006, 10:56:12 AM »
I tried my new crank flash light ya'll gave me and I like it. It's neato.

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Re: Hand crank flashlight
« Reply #5 on: Oct 02, 2006, 03:20:25 PM »
These crank flashlights will come in handy when the power is out and there are no fresh batteries in the house. Or with ghost-hunting when the spirits are liable to drain your batteries. Or for a child that is afraid of the dark, to carry to bed with him...

I think they are remarkable! Wonder if they have hand-crank cameras, emf meters, voice recorders,  and other such equipment?  ;D

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Re: Hand crank flashlight
« Reply #6 on: Oct 02, 2006, 07:39:23 PM »
I saw a number of radios and even some that would charge a cell phone.  All started off with the basic flashlight and then expanded from there.  I guess the radio would come in handy during storms or such that the power was off and you could still get radio reports.  I had a crank radio when I was stationed in Guam and it came in handy when Super Typhoon Pamela decided to pay us a visit.

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Re: Hand crank flashlight
« Reply #7 on: Oct 03, 2006, 07:11:09 AM »
I've heard of a....uh.... crank or was it solar charged and then lasted a long time? Maybe both crank and solar? Anyway it was a battery free radio.
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Re: Hand crank flashlight
« Reply #8 on: Jan 04, 2007, 11:19:47 PM »
 8) I just bought Tyllind a crank light for Christmas and it has actually turned out great so far... Our power went out for a while the other night and the crank rescue!! Thanks Tylind it is cool !! I need to get me one of those!!  ;)

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Re: Hand crank flashlight
« Reply #9 on: Jan 05, 2007, 09:48:06 AM »
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I've heard of a....uh.... crank? or was it solar charged

Nope, Wrennie. It is an actual crank flashlight. It has a little lever on the side that you wind up to charge it. They would probably be a big seller in your store, if you would stock them, for power outages during your snow season...

Rita, those are neat little flashlights. They would be good for spirit-hunting because they don't use batteries. No "energy" will be draining the strength out of them...

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Re: Hand crank flashlight
« Reply #10 on: Jan 05, 2007, 08:21:31 PM »
Got a catalog in the mail today that had a lot of 4 for $19.00.  That is a great price.
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Re: Hand crank flashlight
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2013, 04:25:29 PM »
These crank flashlights will come in handy when the power is out and there are no fresh batteries in the house. Or with ghost-hunting when the spirits are liable to drain your batteries. Or for a child that is afraid of the dark, to carry to bed with him...

I think they are remarkable! Wonder if they have hand-crank cameras, emf meters, voice recorders,  and other such equipment?  ;D

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Yes they come handy in many places and they are quite remarkable.

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Re: Hand crank flashlight
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 10:02:27 AM »
Welcome Martin.  These flashlights are great to keep in a vehicle because you don't have to worry about the batteries leaking or changing them out so that they work when you need them.
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