Action Light 24-3V headlamps and flashlights

The
Action LightTM



24-3V-(CV)-series Models

Photo of Action Light 24-3V-LB-W

Discontinued - sold December 1999 through February 2000

Used original constant voltage power supply for High and Medium settings and resistor for Low setting with all power controlled by switch.

The 24-3V-series models feature our compact single array designed to run with a 3 volt battery system. When configured as the 24-3V-LB, the light is functionally equivalent to the All-In-One model. To really appreciate what this light can do, you should read the full description of its special technologies. You may also view the other members of the Action Light family.

Standard Configurations
24-3V-NB Includes the 24-3V-series light with swivel blade (3/4" flat hook), lens protector, 48" (122cm) cord and full instruction manual but without battery pack.
24-3V-LB-H Includes the 24-3V-series light with swivel blade (3/4" flat hook), lens protector, single "D" lithium battery case with blade, 16" (38cm) cord, two "D" lithium batteries and full instruction manual.
24-3V-LB-W Includes the 24-3V-series light with swivel blade (3/4" flat hook), lens protector, single "D" lithium battery case with 1.75" (45mm) waist belt, 48" (122cm) cord, two "D" lithium batteries and full instruction manual.
24-3V-AB-W Includes the 24-3V-series light with swivel blade (3/4" flat hook), lens protector, tandem "D" battery case with 1.75" (45mm) waist belt, 48" (122cm) cord, two "D" alkaline batteries, one dummy "D" battery and full instruction manual.

This lamp will also accept the following battery configurations: two "D" rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries, two "D" rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries or one "D" lithium battery with one "D" dummy battery.

See the CAUTIONs below pertaining to the use of alkaline batteries and rechargeable nickel cadmium or nickel metal hydride batteries.


Action Light 24-3V Features
Model 24-3V-NB 24-3V-LB 24-3V-AB
Bulbs 24 high brightness white LEDs
Bulb Life Unbreakable LED bulbs
Over 100,000 hours on High setting
Bulbs never need replacing
Power Source 2.7V - 3.0V
1.6W
Single "D" lithium battery Two "D" alkaline batteries
Battery Contacts N/A Flexible
Cobalt-Gold
Battery Shelf Life N/A 10 years 3 years
Battery Cord Attachments Gate terminal block and strain relief
Brightness Settings 3
Hours of Light N/A 12 - High
50 - Medium
300 - Low
6 - High
90 - Medium
300 - Low
SlowDieTM Circuitry High power settings dim slowly as battery dies
FOREVER ModeTM Hours of light from nearly dead batteries on Low setting
Beam Pattern Optimized for best night vision
Beam Angle 1, 3 and 6 f-stops 20°/40°/80°
Color Temperature 6500°K
Color Rendering Index 85 - superior color rendering
Waterproof 100m (328ft)
Intrinsically Safe Yes No
Lens Scratch resistant polycarbonate with replaceable lens protector
Construction Aircraft aluminum case
316 stainless steel hardware
Finish Military Type III hard anodize: black
Type II anodize: Red, Green, Blue, Purple, Gold
Light Mounting World-standard blade (3/4" flat hook) with swivel
Light Weight 198g (7oz)
Light Dimensions 98mm by 41mm by 54mm
(3.9" by 1.6" by 2.1")
Battery Pack Weight (Including Batteries) N/A 241g (8.5oz) 480g (17oz)
Battery Pack Dimensions N/A 105mm by 38mm by 42mm
(4.1" by 1.5" by 1.7")
165mm by 38mm by 42mm
(6.5" by 1.5" by 1.7")
Temperature Range -40° to 50°C (-40° to 122°F) 0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F)
Price $274 $349 $324

External Battery Packs and Cords

The reliability of your light depends upon the quality of the battery system and the wiring connections used to connect the battery system to your light. Always choose a high quality battery and cord system, keep it properly maintained and make sure all connections are clean and sound.

Our lights and battery packs come with gate-style terminal blocks. These terminal blocks provide secure wire mounting, low contact resistance and hold up well in harsh environments. The terminals are marked to allow correct electrical polarity to be maintained.

Our cords are rugged industrial cable. The ends are stripped and soldered, ready to be inserted into the gate terminal blocks. Wires are color coded: red should be connected to the positive (+) terminal and black should be connected to the negative (-) terminal.

The Action Light 24-3V-NB model is configured without a battery pack so you can use your existing external battery pack or one of your own design. The light may be connected to any external battery pack that can supply the specified power. Therefore, you are free to choose between primary or rechargeable batteries. The wattage specified is for the High setting and will allow you to roughly calculate how long any particular battery pack will last. The power ratio between settings is roughly 5:1.

The minimum voltage listed will generate correct operation on all settings. As the voltage falls below the minimum voltage the amount of light generated on any particular setting will decrease gracefully. For most efficient operation, always select a lower setting when the setting you are using starts to dim. Selecting lower power settings will increase the total time remaining.

CAUTION Whereas a sudden total failure is very unlikely, it is still possible. Therefore, we strongly recommend you always carry a second light with you. We also recommend you carry enough spare batteries to cover your stay plus a reasonable safety margin. It is not necessary to start each trip with new batteries in your lamp as long as you have spare batteries along.

CAUTION Alkaline batteries lose voltage as they are used. As a result, the Low setting on the 24-3V-series light will not function after 50% of the battery capacity has been consumed. However, the Medium and High settings will continue to function correctly.

CAUTION The Low setting will not function when the 24-3V-series light is used with nickel cadmium or nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries due to the normal low voltage. However, the Medium and High settings will continue to function correctly.

CAUTION The 24-3V-series lights have no reverse battery protection circuitry and will be damaged if you connect the batteries incorrectly. Be sure to always maintain correct battery polarity.

CAUTION The light will be damaged if connected to a voltage exceeding 3.6V.

Owner's Manual

The Owner's Manual teaches you how to properly use and care for your Action Light.

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