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Dorcy 41-1644 40 Lumen 4.5 to 6 Volt LED Replacement Bulb
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2011
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I ordered 3 of these LEDs to replace bulbs in old lanterns I already own - a cheap Dorcy equivalent and a more expensive Dolphin. With a fresh battery, they work at least as well as the incandescent bulbs, and I expect the light output to remain more constant as the battery ages - the light output from old batteries with incandescent bulbs drops off very quickly.

With a fresh battery, incandescent bulb drew 800mA; same battery with these LEDs runs at 120mA. I'm expecting a significant increase in battery life, as well as durability - the original incandescent bulbs are quite overdriven with a fresh battery.

There are more powerful LEDs available, but I think this type will provide the best compromise between brightness and runtime without having to upgrade the battery.

A worthwhile purchase but Amazon shipping to the rest of the world is very expensive (hey, at least Amazon will sell some things overseas) and I think Amazon and their partners really need to work on better service to the rest of the world.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2011
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I bought this to make a $6 Dorcy lantern flashlight I got a a local X-Mart useful. I have had horrible luck with getting good light from those lanterns over the years. Tonight I replaced the filament bulb it came with this one and what a difference it made! The flashlight is now as bright as the Dorcy 41-1046 13 LED Lantern (actually brighter, more focused beam). I would put it up against a 4 cell maglite...in fact, I would purchase this combination over a maglite since the lanterns will stand on end. If it ever lets me down, I'll update the review to say so.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2012
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This really shouldn't be listed as a 4.5 to 6 volt bulb. It really doesn't work well on 4.5 volts (or 3 cells). On 3 D battery flashlights, the output is marginal at best and no where near the rated output. If you put it on 6 volts, the output is significantly brighter (not great mind you, but honestly it is only rated at 40 lumens to begin with). So to achieve the rated 40 lumens, you have to have it in a 4 battery flashlight. Thus the item seems a bit misrepresented to me. For 3 cell flashlights, there are far better LED conversions out there (cost a few bucks more, but well worth the money).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2011
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What it is: 40 lumen LED bulb for Dorcy flashlight/lanterns

Note: 40 lumen; a similar LED for Mag-Lites gives 140 lumens, brighter than a filament light bulb, and longer battery life; the Dorcy LED is less than one third as bright as typical flashlight replacement LEDs.

I've compared this bulb to a mini-maglite with LED; the mini-mag is much more bright.

The LED bulb is dimmer than the original, but battery life is incredible. The bulb is made so the lantern can still make use of the variable focus reflector, mostly.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on June 14, 2014
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This LED bulb fits perfectly in my old 4D lantern. It replaces the stock KPR113 4.8v 0.75A. The brightness is almost identical to KPR bulb; however, the new replacement simply gives me a peace of mind that it will less likely to fail during an emergency situation. For $5, it just extended the life of my decade old lantern to another decade. What a deal!

FYI, if you are thinking to use this in your 2D light, don't bother. I tried it and it was really dimmed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 22, 2011
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I bought this bulb to replace the bulb in my old "road toad" bicycle lamp. This will decrease my battery usage considerably. I therefore expect it to pay for itself in 1 season. The light that I am using has 4 AA cells. It shines bright for a LED. Changing it out was a cinch and I saved the resources and money for a new lamp.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2013
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I got one of these bulbs to try out in an old lantern that uses the big rectangular 6V batteries. Compared to the original "krypton" bulb, it's just not as bright. It's still a very usable light output level, but the downgrade in light output is why I took off a star. The good news is in how little current is needed now to power the light. My quick and dirty measurement with the original bulb was about 800 ma. WIth the Dorcy LED bulb, the light only used about 85 ma. That should mean a huge improvement in battery life. The Dorcy LED bulb also produces a whiter and more even light beam than the original incandescent bulb.

Just an additional note: I found some Rayovac LED bulbs locally that seem to be the same as these in appearance and performance for a little bit less. Cost of gas to go get them from the big box store probably washes out the savings, but if you're going there anyway, it's another alternative.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 11, 2011
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I put it in a 3 cell mag light, and it's okay, but it's just kind of dim. I expected more light. This is a good solution if you want to see something a few feet in front of you, but if you want to use it outdoors, in total darkness to find out if that's a house-cat or a racoon in the grass 30 feet ahead of you, it's not of much use.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 26, 2012
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I switch all of my camp lanterns and Maglites over to LED with these bulbs. I chose these bulbs because I had some older Dorcy camp lanterns and these were cheaper than other conversion bulbs. They work perfectly on my lanterns and Maglites! I made sure to get the right sizes for each different product which took a little research beforehand but it wasn't too difficult to figure out.

These bulbs extend the battery life immensely. Lanterns that I used to have to change the batteries every day on a camping trip are now changed once a week! What a cost savings!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2013
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Bought this to replace the incandescent bulb in a lantern I bought a number of years ago. It worked great, but burned through batteries. The LED bulb was a perfect fit, even had the notch in the base to accommodate the socket. Both brighter, and batteries last much longer. Like having a new lantern for $6.
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