Originally Posted by AsianAnts
is my best friend when it comes to lights (flashlights that is)
i really like the lineups for 4seven lights
I've spent way too much money on flashlights the last couple of years. Streamlight gets my vote for quality and value.
As far as what's in the truck all the time? 2D maglite with led conversion from maglite. Had the light forever, just converted it a year or two ago. I have purposely left it on for 24 hours just to see if it would last and it did. Not a whole ton of light, but the long run time is why it's in the truck. That and I like the weight of it in my hand if I have to be out changing a tire or something in the dark. I change the batteries once a year just for reliability. I also have a Pelican Recoil LED in the truck. 4AAS, something like 16 hours battery life. More of a handy size. Brighter than the maglight, but it's all relative.
You'll find that after you buy a few lights with the newer technology and beam patterns, a fullsize maglite starts to look dim. Funny since I spent so many years thinking they were the brightest thing out there.