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Old 11-19-2014, 10:33 PM   #1
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Rechargeable LED flashlights? Best options?

Not really sure if this is the best section to ask about this but.....

Im looking for a new flashlight to keep in my truck...

I have a couple cheapo LED flashlights I keep in my center console that run off of AA batteries, but I want to replace them with something better.

I plan on mounting the light like so -



My first though lead me to a tried and true D cell Maglite. They can be had for pretty cheap on Amazon (sub 50$) but the lights themselves arent rechargeable. Id have to remove the batteries and recharge them and keep a spare set in the truck...

Id prefer a light that plugs right into a 12v+ socket to charge, that way I do not have to remove the batteries to recharge the light. However, Id like too stay around 50$ (same price as the Maglite)

Any suggestions?

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Old 11-19-2014, 10:38 PM   #2
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I have the C size LED Maglite in my truck. I litterally haven't changed the batteries since I put them in when I got the light. That was about 3 years ago. Its still just as bright, and we've had cold winters.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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Valid point. Never really thought too much about that. The batteries in them do last a pretty long time.

Thanks for the input

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I have the C size LED Maglite in my truck. I litterally haven't changed the batteries since I put them in when I got the light. That was about 3 years ago. Its still just as bright, and we've had cold winters.
Sounds just like mine. I've used it for a few hours trying to find a deer by buddy shot and it's still going strong.
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:55 PM   #5
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If you were to up your budget to around $100 You could get into a streamlight LED with charger that would end up fitting the bill perfectly I believe

Also, Maglight makes a couple of different rechargeable options but theyre up over $100 also. Fullsize, which has a mount and contacts on the flashlight body that fits your needs, and a "tactical" that has a cradle that sits in your cupholder I believe.
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Spend the dough and go streamlight or pelican.... You'll thank yourself later.
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We keep Streamlights on a charger in our cars at work. They work awesome and would fit the solution of always being charged. Costs a bit more $100ish


Something like this
http://www.copsplus.com/prodnum6790.php
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I'll have to check out the streamlight stuff.
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It's worth looking into. They have several styles/sizes of rechargeable flashlights in both LED and incandescent...
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streamlight polystinger series. i had one (incandescent) for 20 years!! the push on/off button finally broke and i retired it. in 20 years i had ONE battery change. the Snap-On trucks carry the batteries, so it was easy. i used it every night to take the dog on a night walk...and run off raccoons.

i would get the flashlight fixed for free probably, but my wife tossed my charger thinking the thing was obsolete. she is an anti-hoarder.

BUT for me, i simply carry a Surefire Nitrolon. older incandescent model as well. i get the batteries for free, so i went that route. the batteries last forever in storage..and the flashlight is very compact..
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Rocking the streamlight here. Got the HL in my truck as well as the HP model. And a few stinger/poly stinger around the house and work. I own 6 stingers.
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