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Unhappy SeaVolt handheld spotlight.. mysterious

So I was in a consignment shop the other day and picked up a spotlight for $10, thought it was a steal, all it needs is a charger. I picked up a 12v charger at radio shack, but the light doesn't work. Bulb? Wrong charger, maybe? I looked around online and can't find ANY reference to this lamp. Now THAT'S wierd! Usually I can find a manufacturers website or SOMETHING, but not even so much as a discussion. Maybe someone can shed some light on this for me?

It's a typical handheld rechargable floodight, blue body with a black handle and bezel. It's got a little area light on the back and the big spot on the front. The label says "SeaVolt One Million Candlepower"

Any links or arcane knowledge would be appreciated.

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Re: SeaVolt handheld spotlight.. mysterious

Mike,

Throw that thing away, don't spend a penny more on it. You and Mick have a long delivery ahead of you, so buy one of these:

B&D LED floating waterproof spotlight

Trust me, this thing is the bee's knees.

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it was 10 bucks!

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it was 10 bucks!
How's that working for ya so far?

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Re: SeaVolt handheld spotlight.. mysterious

go to ace hardware. buy the 16.95 usd rechargeable 1million candlepower spotlight.
enjoy for many months to years. they fly and even work with cracked lens. dont ask me how i know this....LOL they work and are cheap.


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Re: SeaVolt handheld spotlight.. mysterious

everybody is making sense. buy used, risk $10. Sometimes ya' win, sometimes ya don't. Thanks!

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Re: SeaVolt handheld spotlight.. mysterious

Sorry to say but these types of spotlights are pretty antiquated in my oppinion. For example this looks pretty good doesn't it?
Streamlight 44900 Waypoint Spotlight with 12V DC Power Cord, Yellow - Amazon.com Streamlight 44900 Waypoint Spotlight with 12V DC Power Cord, Yellow - Amazon.com



But at 220 lumen it puts out about the same amount of light at this:

https://www.foursevens.com/products/QT2A-AE

Yep the second one runs on 2xAA's and fits in your pocket (ok obviously the battery won't last as long full blast but this one has multiple settings which last up to 720 hours at low). The main difference is that one has up-to-date electronics and LED's and one doesn't. LED's are moving as fast as computers today but few people realize it. Only a few companies are keeping up and putting the latest LED's in their products and doing it well.

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it was 10 bucks!
Yes. And you bought a charger but whether it is the correct one or not is anyone's guess. And the battery pack is certainly shot so getting that replaced at BatteriesPlus will cost another $15-$20 and you'll end up with a not very good light when you're done, eh?

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Re: SeaVolt handheld spotlight.. mysterious

Mike, one day when you are bored you can take it apart and fix it.

First you check the bulb to see if it is burned out. Then you check the tiny AGM battery you will find in it, to see if that was abused. Then you pin out the wires from the battery to the charging plug to find out what polarity it needs, if that is not marked with a tiny icon on the flashlight body. If it needs a battery that's another fast ten bucks. if the charger is the wrong polarity that can be changed.

But most of the cheap "million candlepower" lanterns? Really are more like "one million teeny tiny birthday cake candles". Worth spending some time on a very slow day, mainly to keep the plastic out of the landfill.

I leave on like that ("free after rebate!") in the trunk of the car, figuring if someone steals it, it was free. With the ciggy lighter cord, it's good enough to change a tire. Million candlepower? Sure, blow out the cake.
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