I found a great Candler- relatively Cheap @ Walmart

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenWendy, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. ChickenWendy

    ChickenWendy Songster

    Dec 3, 2007
    Chesapeake, Virginia
    Walmart is selling a Sportsman Rayovac (camo-covered, Metal) Flashlight for $19.00 and it takes 2 AA batteries & it puts out 45 lumens. It candles great! I cant afford another Surefire & my husband wont give his up because he uses it for work (& i wanted my own!) - so i found this one.
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    ohhh 45 lumens sounds great, im heading there tomorrow anyways. my crank flashlights dont really do it.
  3. tberggren

    tberggren Songster

    Jan 20, 2008
    Ithaca NY
    Do you think it will work on brown eggs?
  4. ChickenWendy

    ChickenWendy Songster

    Dec 3, 2007
    Chesapeake, Virginia
    yes it does! i have RIR & Buff Orpington Eggs and it does them just fine.
  5. bearcat73

    bearcat73 Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    Southwest Ohio
    Went to walmart to get this (and a hygrometer) but couldn't find this flashlight. I had a hard time telling how many lumens were in a lot of them. Do they just not write it on some of the packaging?

    Anyway, I ended up with a Dorcy 1 watt 45 lumens L.E.D. that takes 3 AAA batteries and they last 15 hours. It looks like a well made flashlight, and it was only $10.

    I couldn't find the accurite thermom/hygrom either so I ended up with a Springfield one that was only $6.94.
  6. littlelemon

    littlelemon Songster

    Mar 15, 2007
    Thank you!!!
  7. ChickenWendy

    ChickenWendy Songster

    Dec 3, 2007
    Chesapeake, Virginia
    Most of the time they dont put the lumens on the packaging but this one did. That's the only reason i got it. But i wonder since it only a 1 watt LED, would a 3 watt LED do better - like produce more lumens? does anyone know?
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Lumens can be rated either at peak lumens or run time lumens. Peak, is just that, the instant you turn it on, run time, is what you see during use. Many companies post "peak..."

    I have a 3W LED upgrade for my surefire... I think it's about 80 runtime.
  9. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:A 1W LED will give similar output to a standard 15 Lumen Mini Maglite.

    The 3W will give about 45 Lumens, which is 2/3rds the output of the basic P6 or G2 Surefire.

    I bought the 3W LED Mini Maglite, it's fine [​IMG]
  10. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    I have that one Bearcat and it works perfectly. I think it was around the same price from K-mart, and very robust. My husband's always stealing it now because it's so bright.

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