I received mine too and no instructions or specs, what gives? Searching the internet looks like it could be the Surefire 6PX Defender flashlihght “knocked off” – which would be the reason why it’s cheap, although it looks like the batteries are the 123A (2 of them) pricey. I’m running to the store to check out those batteries and see if this thing will work, because a AA won’t.
I have 123A batteries for my security system and they do not fit. I was hoping this site might have some information, but haven’t found anything yet.
Me too no batteries what gives???
how do this flashlight work? what batteries?
AA battery does not work. extra piece w flashlight. called to find out what the deal was with the flashlight. girl on phone said light needed a 1300 MAH 4.2 volt battery. tried to find out how to put other piece in, what it was needed fo, etc. situation hopeless , girl was clueless. no one could answer how to get flashlight to work.
Thanks for the flashlight. I too was confused by the lack of information, but traded the heads out (simple job with snapring pliers ) and it worked with AA battery. Glad i read about the 4.2 volt on this forum, or I would have tossed the orginal head. Now i’ll look for a battery
I replaced the bulb as well and it works now find replacement bulbs ughh.
Got 2 of these flashlights, received them today and of course inserted a new AA battery into both and got nothing, was almost ready to toss them and then found this forum. Like the others no instructions were included. But read here to change the additional head out and low and behold I had light, just not much of it. Brand new AA Energizer batteries and in complete dark you can’t see 2 feet with these flashlights. As far as I know, no one makes a 4.2 volt battery only a 3.7V Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery which can show 4.2 volts when fully charged. So I guess I will buy a couple of these and see if they work better than the AA’s. To me a waste of time and shipping charges.
Hey guys, I’m glad to know I’m not the only one to have trouble with this. Can someone post a how to on how to remove the original bulb? please and thanks!
Change out the bulb . The other bulb works with AA. The bulbs just screw into the flashlight. Swap them out and you will be good to go with just AA batteries.
Waste of time and money. Added to the garbage. This site will get no more money from me!
Quite frankly, I think this whole promotion is a type of scam. When ordering the flashlight, I went through the process and then found out it was enrolling me in some sort of monthly program with a monthly fee, then I had a choice to click on something like. “give my flashlight to someone else” or “keep your flashlight” something like that. That is the choice I made. However, today I received the flashlight anyway, just the same as everyone else, no instructions, no battery, etc. I will have to contest any charges to my credit card.
I found 4.2V 1300mAh Rechargeable Lithium Ion 16340 Battery at http://www.newegg.com but it costs $8.38 each. Ouch! Guess this will be a paperweight untill I can get ONE to see if this flashlight will work!?
Ok, I think I got this figured out. The extra piece that came with the flashlight is for regular AA battery use and the bulb unit that is in the flashlight when it arrived is for the lithium battery, the bases of the two units are different in color; silver for lithium, brassy for regular. I didn’t have the spreader tool that another person had used, but mini needlenose pliers worked just fine.
I was at first unable to get the flashlight to work with a AA. But after reading comments on here, I was able to use two mini screwdrivers to unscrew the one head and replace with the other. When I tried it then, it threw good usable light in both hi and low mode.
Received the hybeam flashlight & need to know what battery is used.
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