I have a couple of questions that I can't get a clear answer to just by looking at products, so I thought I'd hit up the flashlight gurus here.
First, I have an early-1980s 3-C cell mag light. It has sentimental value, believe it or not. After using Surefires and Inova, though, I want to make it "better." I put in a Krypton bulb purchased at Home Depot or Lowes. It is a bit brighter, but bluish, and still not much light for it's size compared to modern stuff. What is a way to make it into more of a "real" light? I saw the C to AA (and I think C to 123A conversion) but don't think that would matter much. Bulbs? CREE lamps? Power sources/lenses? Not looking to spend a million, just want to use it again some.
Second, the rechargeable set-up for CR123As at about $30 another poster pointed out. With Surefire batteries going for under $3.00 a pop shipped, are these huge money savers? I don't use many batteries any more, especially since I use an LED Inova for general purposes, and I am afraid of things like the battery developing a memory. Any other advantages?