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Klarus RS16 Rechargeable Flashlight

Klarus RS16 Rechargeable Flashlight

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Sale price had me ready..shipping got me 'aw..HELL NO!'
Really MD???
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Elky
I concur. Why would I pay $32usd for this to ship to Aus? Premium $ for slow delivery
Elky
They for some reason include the lithium battery, which legally can only be shipped and handled certain ways. This causes the price to go up, they could sell more units just by not sending a lithium ion battery and letting people put what they can buy locally into the light.
36 dollars shipping for a 30 dollar purchase. No.
Hughie
They are doing this on a lot of things these days, makes no sense at all!
Is it possible to use the flashlight while charging?
So can anyone confirm that this does or does not ship with the battery?
mt18
I got mine in October of 2017. It came with a Klarus branded 16340 battery. One of these https://www.batteryjunction.com/klarus-16340-700.html
Almost a month after ship date and nothing! Not even an update?
When you send this drop? Why you dont ansfer ?
Why does mass drop not give a new ship date?
When is the new ship date , did they run out of inventory?
When you send this drop?
Can anyone at Klarus tell me why this and the XT12S have different sized magnetic connectors? Wouldn’t it have been easier and or more cost effective to make them the same; even if only for us end users? It would be great not to have yet another cable to keep track of.
It comes on in my pocket. Annoying.
so... shipping to Canada is $35.00? ($44.50 Canadian funds) I wanted to join this drop, but not for this ship cost... Is there an error in ship charge ?
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  • Subtotal$34.99
  • Shipping & Handling$35.00
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that's still too much for me :P first world problems I guess
TAGG
This must ship with a complimentary brick.??
Seriously though, I'm guessing it might have something to do with the lithium ion battery, that precludes the use of a more basic shipping tier.
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I have a couple of Klarus flashlights, and they're both excellent pieces of gear for the purposes that they are advertised as being appropriate. This one however, does not seem to fit that description. As mentioned by others, no clip, which would be OK with me if the light was of a size to make hanging it from my belt on my key-holder convenient, but I went searching for a picture in the hand, and found this thing is a freakin' beast for being a single-CR123A battery offering. I knew it would have to be bigger than the 1 x AAA Titanium Innovations Illuminati CA-1 that occupies that space currently, but this thing is at least twice as big as the single CR123A Olight S1-Mini (also with 500 lumen capacity) that I keep in a pocket, and the only thing (it appears) that you get for that extra size is a 1/4" x 20 hole for mounting on a camera tripod, but even that's a trade-off for the clip on the S1. Unfortunately, I can't think of a single use for a tripod mount that I would ever use, so I also can't think of a good reason to buy into this drop.
For those who do buy, Klarus makes a great product as far as I'm concerned. I've used my G20 every single night for the last year and half or so for walking my dog. It's withstood more than one drop on concrete or hard-packed gravel driveway (actually, one night I took a spill outside breaking both my feet, but the G20 didn't have a scratch on it. LOL). The massive 26650 battery is housed in an extremely compact package, which is why I'm so befuddled over the size of this drop. The battery has suffered no degradation that I can discern. Still takes a full charge, and the charge lasts for at least a couple of months with every-night uses of between 5 to 15 minutes long. I can enthusiastically recommend Klarus as a brand, just can't wrap my head around what use(s) they might've built this particular flashlight for.
Has anyone figured out if the rechargeable battery is included?
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it does not, it comes with a wrist lanyard.
AngelBaker
Ah, bummer - wrist lanyard not much use, but still may be a good deal, sounds well built. Thanks.
A decent picture would be beneficial.
The absence of a pocket clip is kind of a deal breaker for me. Otherwise, I'd be all over this.
Am I buying a flashlight or am I buying shipping?
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not cool man.
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insane.
10fold
Consider yourself lucky. ;) It's $44 for Croatia.
40$ international shipping?!
I don't know about this flashlight, but I really like my 3000 Im Klarus G20 flashlight! It's a powerful flood light.
I have a number of small flashlights and my favorite is a Klarus model, larger than the RS16, but allows use of a 18650 USB rechargeable LI+ battery. This battery connects directly to a USB to USB micro cable. I haven't seen a similar 16340 battery, so it appears that it would be necessary to remove the battery for recharging in an external charger. Typically, however, rechargeable batteries will not allow the current needed to run a CREE diode at max illumination. I suspect this flashlight would be brighter with the CR123A. Please check out this "upgraded" RS16 for $60 with battery and shipping:
https://www.batteryjunction.com/klarus-rs16-xp-l-hi.html
A charging cable is available and is used on a number of current Klarus models. I really, really like my Klarus with the USB rechargeable 18650 Li+ battery, so this drop is tempting me.
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Ah, ok, makes more sense now. Though it's tough to beat the convenience of a rechargeable in terms of cost(assuming you're buying at a decent price), as long as it's charged of course. Granted even then it's still nice to have the option to swap it out for something that's easier to find if you're in a rut.
There are plenty of high-current 16340 cells available now that will supply enough current to drive the LED at max output. In fact, many LED's can be driven harder with certain re-chargeable cells than with most single-use cells. Of course, the total energy available in the cell is less in a rechargeable than in a single-use cell, but that doesn't mean the rechargeable is not capable of driving the LED at max output.
So does it come with either of the compatible batteries?
Bonus hidden Easter Egg feature! Just carrying it around in a pocket, it turns itself on, at High intensity, and becomes a thermonuclear heat exchanger! Which says a lot about the battery and run-time, I suppose, but it's never cold here, so that feature isn't useful for me. Anyone know a simple way to lockout the (protruding) clicky switch?
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SpecialEd
Unfortunately the common method (and I HATE this method) is to turn the tailcap 1/4 turn so that it breaks contact. It's referred to as tailcap lock-out.
It works, but makes activating the light a 2-step, 2-hand process.
If you like lights, and want to find some amazing alternatives. r/flashlight over on Reddit is an amazing community.
aremihc
More like a full turn plus a half-turn to break contact, so 2 full turns for certainty. I'm aware of the flashlight forums...I can't afford to visit them, but thanks for the suggestion (free sample).
Do you have a new estimated delivery date?
Battery doesn't seem to be included.
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To me when I hear the word "discontinued" it sounds like this is sold as is with no warranty. As if they are trying to get rid of the stock they've had left over. I guess if we purchase those are the consequences to consider.
Cphr
In my experience, your scenario splits into two distinct real-life scenarios.
Yes, in nearly every case, the manufacturer is getting rid of leftover stock. If we didn't live in a desertful of internet vultures purchasing compulsively and in bulk, we'd be able to pick up that stock reliably during sales or at adjusted prices.
Re remaindered items without warranties: that's possibly true in some drops, but not in the TEAC drops I mentioned and probably not here.
Besides which, Massdrop tends to take care of customer returns even in those cases. Exceptions can be custom items like the Ichiban jeans in the N&F drop, but I've found that Massdrop takes care of you even in those cases.
If I lose the proprietary charging cable, are replacements available? Does it come with a spare, just in case? Can I replace the battery?
How much does this weigh?
matajuro
2.4 ounces according to amazon
surr3a1
Thanks that was my question!
What is the shipping cost? Also what would the international shipping cost as well?
RogueAME
If you enter your address before checkout it will show you the price, it is $4.75 to UK.
I googled this model and first thing I saw was that this is a discontinued model. Why? What's wrong with it? Why not drop the latest and greatest as opposed to try get rid of excess stock here...
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Makes perfect sense!
it-man
This is just my 2 cents worth but I believe most manufacturers will discontinue a model when a new(er) model comes out. It may not necessarily have anything wrong with it. If was around $100, to me that would be a deal killer. The market appears to be flooded with flashlights right now. China is a major player in this market as well. Prices vary from one extreme to the other.