ActionLightTM 24-3V-series Flashlights


The Action LightTM

24-3V-series Models
Version 2

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

Discontinued - sold February 2000 through December 2002

The 24-3V-series models feature our compact single array employing 24 white LEDs. The LED array is driven by a microcomputer controlled constant current power supply. The light provides 5 brightness settings ranging from the extremely bright Overdrive setting that is brighter than most flashlights to the frugal Dim setting that can be left on all month. The daylight quality light is focused into a smooth broad beam that is optimized for best night vision. The light is waterproof and very rugged. You will never have to worry about the light coming on in your pack accidentally with our new electronic switch lock. And we even include an emergency signaling mode that automatically sends the international SOS distress message.

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. Requires separate 3 volt battery pack. Available colors: Black Military Type III Hard, Gold, Red, Green, Blue and Purple.
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" (41cm) cord, two "D" lithium batteries (one in the lamp and one spare) and full instruction manual. Available colors: Black Military Type III Hard, Gold, Red, Green, Blue and Purple.
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" ithium batteries (one in the lamp and one spare) and full instruction manual. Available colors: Black Military Type III Hard, Gold, Red, Green, Blue and Purple.
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. Available colors: Black Military Type III Hard, Gold, Red, Green, Blue and Purple.

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.


Action Light 24-3V Features
Model 24-3V-NB 24-3V-LB 24-3V-AB
Bulb 24 high brightness white LEDs
Bulb Life Unbreakable LED bulbs
Over 100,000 hours on High setting
Bulbs never need replacing
Power Source 2.5V - 3.8V
(1.0V - 4.6V)
4W
Single "D" lithium battery 2 "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 5
2x-4x-4x-4x spacing
Hours of Light N/A N/A - Overdrive
12 - High
50 - Medium
200 - Low
700 - Dim
N/A - Overdrive
7 - High
70 - Medium
300 - Low
1200 - Dim
SlowDieTM Circuitry High power settings dim slowly as battery dies
FOREVER ModeTM Hours of light from nearly dead batteries on Dim 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
Electronic Switch Lock Yes
SOS Emergency Signal Yes
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

Note: the Overdrive setting allows you to see over 50% further. However, it is limited to a 20% usage factor not to exceed 30 seconds per use use to prevent damage to the array. The light switches back to the High setting automatically when this usage limit is exceeded.

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.

Gate terminal showing wire insersion 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 Overdrive setting and will allow you to roughly calculate how long any particular battery pack will last. The power ratio between settings is roughly 4:1.

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.

Owner's Manual

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

Changes

Version 2: add microprocessor controlled constant current power supply with 5 brightness settings, switch lock, SOS signaling and wide voltage range. Add swivel blade (3/4" flat hook) mount. Add replaceable lens protector. Add dry nitrogen atmosphere.

Version 1: Version 1 product description.


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