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Topic # 205356 10-Nov-2016 01:23
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I ordered some of these LED lamps for my flashlights to get rid of the incandescent lamps in them.

 

Anyway, they are fine in the ryobi and maglites, but the dolphins have the nipple on the lamp as the -ve, so dont work.

 

Seller didnt have any to offer that would work.

 

Has anyone found anything suitable for a dolphin that is at least 1w, preferably more? Not worth spending a fortune on them but if I can get away from the feeble orange lamp in them I will keep them around.





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  Reply # 1667069 10-Nov-2016 05:29
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No, but that would be nice to have.

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  Reply # 1667121 10-Nov-2016 08:41
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Interesting INstructable

 

 

 

LED retrofit of Dolphin flashlight






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1667152 10-Nov-2016 09:16
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You could buy a new Dolphin torch. The new ones are LED

 

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/eveready-dolphin-led-lantern/R1590447.html#start=1


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  Reply # 1667154 10-Nov-2016 09:17
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Doesnt look like there is an easy solution (like just swapping the bulb).

 

The new model dolphins have LEDs now anyway.

 

Maybe just time to buy a new torch?

 

 

 

Bit annoying though - you would hope there would just be a bulb swap to do the job.

 

 

 

EDIT: Bunnings has them for $24 ($5 cheaper than the warehouse). You could buy a battery with the $5.





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  Reply # 1667157 10-Nov-2016 09:23
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I remember as a kid when the dolphin torches were all the rave.

 

I would just search through ali express. Im unsure what sort of bulb it will be or how many watts. But find what bulb it is technically and then just google the replacement LED variant for it.

 

 





 




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  Reply # 1667210 10-Nov-2016 10:10
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TimA:

 

I remember as a kid when the dolphin torches were all the rave.

 

I would just search through ali express. Im unsure what sort of bulb it will be or how many watts. But find what bulb it is technically and then just google the replacement LED variant for it.

 

 

I have, that lamp I linked to is the right type for all those sorts of lights, its just it is made for positive on the nipple, whereas dolphins have the -ve there.

 

Its not worth replacing the flashlight over, I will just keep the annoying incandesent lamp in it till it dies then bin it. If the lamp was only a few bucks then worth it. The ryobi 18v one is great with the same lamp in it now, was rather crap before.





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  Reply # 1667643 10-Nov-2016 21:40
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What batteries are in it?  A holder for 4 D cells, or a standard 6V Battery? any way to swap the polarity of the joint between the battery and the bulb holder?




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  Reply # 1667728 11-Nov-2016 01:50
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Has a 6v square thing with the 2 springs on it.




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  Reply # 1667795 11-Nov-2016 08:39
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I have one of the Dolphin LED - I keep it on my boat as they're waterproof, they float, and they're tough enough to withstand being dropped.

 

Downside of the LED one is that they have got a very bright and tightly focused beam like a spotlight, and there's no way to change focus.  When it's dark it's a nuisance as the glare of the central beam is blindingly bright and the side illumination quite poor.  So it's useful on the boat if you want to spot a mooring buoy at 200 metres, but quite bad if you shone it on a white deck etc. as you'll be blinded for minutes. Similarly it's a really nasty light to use indoors or walking on tracks etc.  Battery life is of course excellent.  The driver for the LED malfunctions when the battery goes flat - it remains bright, but won't turn on reliably or flickers.


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