Q. Why Does My DU2 Blink and I have to Shake it to try to keep it on?
A. The DU2 is Telling You that You Need to Service The Flashlight. Click Here To Download The Instructions on How to Service The DU2 LED Flashlight. You May Also call Simon Flashlights Customer Support and They can Talk You through it over the phone.
Q. How Often Should I Service My DU2 Flashlight?
A. It depends on Use, If you use it 5 hours a month then 4 times a year. If you use it 6-8 hours a night then we recommend every 2 weeks to keep it in Top Performance.
Q. How Long Does it Take to Service The DU2 LED Flashlight?
A. After you have done it the First time it ONLY takes a few minutes to Service the DU2 Flashlight.
Q. I Put the 18650 Battery in the Rear of the DU2 Flashlight and it Doesn’t Turn On?
A. You Need to Place the 18650 Protected Battery in the Correct Direction in the Rear of the DU2. The Positive end needs to go in first or the DU2 Flashlight or it will Not Turn On. Please Download the Simon DU2 Instructions Here. Read The Instructions completely before you operate the DU2 tactical flashlight.
Q. Can I Use Any 18650 Lithium Ion Battery in The DU2 Led Flashlight?
A. – NO – We Recommend that you Use a “Protected 18650 Battery” ONLY. The Simon Panasonic NCR18650B Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery 3400 mAh with Protected Integrated Circuits (PIC) is Specifically Designed to be used in High Performance Light Emitting Diode (LED) Flashlights. The DU2 Flashlight was Specifically Designed around the Simon Panasonic 18650 Battery with (PIC).
T6 and XPE
Q. Why Doesn’t My Close Proximity T6 Flashlight Turn On? (Same Answers for XPE)
A. 99% of all our Customer Service Calls are Battery Related.
1. If you put 1 AAA battery in the Battery Cage Wrong the Flashlight will NOT Turn On.
2. If you place the Battery Cage in the Rear of the flashlight the Wrong Direction it will NOT Turn On.
3. If you used AAA Alkaline batteries that are old, it may not turn on the flashlight.
4. If you have 1 Bad AAA Alkaline battery in the Battery Cage then the flashlight will NOT Turn On.
5. If you’re using AAA Alkaline Batteries this could be a problem even if the batteries are New. We continually test store bought AAA Alkaline batteries on a steady and regular bases for the past four years and we have found that AAA Alkaline batteries DO NOT have a consistent run times. We have found that 30% of batteries last less than 10 minutes and have a Dim Beam. We even have had brand new batteries right out of the package that were dead.
Consumers tend to blame the flashlight saying the flashlight drained the battery, but Reality is that You Need to Buy a Quality Battery. The Battery is the single most important component in any electrical devise and consumers tend to spend the least amount of money on them and not realizing that they are actually costing them more money and getting them dismal results.
Q. Why Do I have a Dim Beam on My T6? (Same Answers for XPE)
A. More than likely it is a Battery Problem Even if you have Brand New AAA Alkaline Batteries out of a Package. That is why we Recommend in our Instructions to Always Use Rechargeable AAA NiMh Batteries. This will eliminate most of your Run Time and Quality Problems and Produce a Better Beam of Light Output from your flashlight.
Q. Does the Simon Panasonic 18650 Rechargeable Battery 3400mAh Come Charged?
A. – NO – You Must Place Them on a Smart Charger and Charge the Batteries Completely First BEFORE YOU USE THEM. It Takes Several Hours to Charge Them.
Q. What kind of Charger do you Recommend for the Simon 18650 Protected Batteries?
A. We Recommend a Nitecore Intelligent charger 2014 version or newer or an Xtar VC2 Battery Charger.
Q. Why Do I have a Dim Beam?
A. Because you Need to Place the 18650 Batteries on the Charger prior to operating any High Performance LED flashlight. They DO NOT Come Charged.
UV Blacklight Flashlight
Q. Why Doesn’t my UV Blacklight Flashlight Turn On?
A. Scroll Up to the T6 and XPE for Your Answers and Read its Entirety
Q. Doesn’t Detect Fresh Cat Urine
A. There are several reasons that the UV Blacklight Flashlight might not work, First we hope you read the instructions completely first and understand the room needs to be pitch black and that the light detects ONLY DRY pet urine stains, not fresh wet urine.
Let us Explain: Fresh urine is diluted with water and ammonia and that has to evaporate so the florescence can crystallize. This takes about seventy two hours or more before the fluorescence will crystallize if there is any, so you will be able to be see the stains under the programmed wave length of light from the Ultra Violet flashlight.
Second and Most Important Fact: It Matters What You Feed Your Pet.
The more water your pet consumes then less florescence in the urine when you’re pet urinates and it dries. If you feed your pet Rich High Protein food and they Don’t drink very much water then florescence will show up Much Stronger under the UV light.
If your PET FOOD has a lot of fillers and by-products that are not real high in protein like fish and liver then it will be even more difficult to see even if your pet doesn’t have a drink of water for hours. Your animal’s diet plays an important role in having the fluorescence show under the programmed ultraviolet light flashlight.
Q. How Visible is the Pet Urine Under The UV Blacklight Flashlight
A. It is more visible on carpets, rugs, drapes and fabrics because the florescence can attach easily to the fiber of the material and crystallize, compared to tile, concrete and wood floors.
You will still be able to see some of the subtleties and/or variance on porcelain, tile and wood floors by looking carefully. You NEED to MAKE SURE the ROOM in BLACKED OUT Completely.
If the wood floors, tile and concrete have a sealer on it and they have been wiped up. This will be a challenge to see the variance under the UV light.
Tip: Also, if you have already cleaned the tile or porcelain the urine stains wont show up! You can point the UV light onto the wall and or cabinet to check for back splash and see if you have anything that shows up there!