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Flashlight Help

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by tacoman101, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Dec 16, 2009 at 11:43 PM
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    Caduceus

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    Personally, I have a Mag LED 3D in the car. Also a Streamlight Scorpion and a Surefire L4. It all depends on what you want, your budget, how long you're looking for batteries to last.

    Fenix, and their clones, are decent bang for the buck, but for LED's only. You want an incandescent, Mag, Pelican or Streamlight are good brands.
     
  2. Dec 17, 2009 at 3:42 AM
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  3. Dec 20, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    I carry a Surefire 6P LED with me at all times. I use it at work all the time, and just use it a lot period. It has held up well for being in my pocket every day for a year now. The battery life is pretty good with the led.

    But for the price and for just a throw around flashlight that is still good quality, you can't beat a maglite. I like the 4D for the full size maglites. I don't know why, I guess cause my first maglite when I was a kid was a 4D.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    i know from experience that mag lights are very good. just be carefull cause ive been told that in some states it is considered a dangerous weapon when its in your car by its-self. i guess you could keep it next to the hammer and sledge and call yourself a contractor???????
     
  5. Dec 21, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    Streamlight or Surefire. Absolutely worth the money.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    Are the LED Mags brighter than the originals, or is it more an improvement in battery life?

    Also, fwiw someone on the off-road boards reccomended keeping a couple chem-lights handy as backups. Seemed like a great idea since they've got less shelf life issues than batteries, are dirt cheap and take up little space.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    i bought some cheapass multi pack led flashlights from homo depot and they work great. I bought a 45 dollar one and lost it in 2weeks. I still have all 5 from the multi pack 2 yrs ago and they work great.

    Same concept as exspensive sunglasses. theyll be lost or stolen in no time. Buy a wallyworld pair and youll never lose/break them.
     
  8. Dec 23, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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  9. Dec 23, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    Just picked up a Maglite 3D Cell flashlight at the local Ace Hardware in red to match my truck for $10.88! I was sent a 50% coupon on any item under $30 and decided I could use a flashlight. I had a hard time deciding between the different sizes and felt the 3D cell was the perfect size. I plan on buying the LED upgrade for it later.

    Edit: As stated, I had trouble picking a size. Is 3D the way to go or should I have picked up the 2D or 4D?
     
  10. Dec 23, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    I carry a Surefire E2E, flat out love this flashlight. I never leave home without it, never.
    Paid about $85 to $90 about six or seven years ago.
     
  11. Dec 23, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    I have personal experience with the Princeton Tec Blast and Tec 40, both very bright, lightweight and inexpensive, but a quality light. , For use in a truck for survival I would use the Tec 40 for brightness and one of the Princeton Tec LED lights for longevity. Oh, completely waterproof for diving.


    The Leupold modular flashlight system looks interesting but I bet it's pricey..
     
  12. Dec 23, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    I carried a Blackhawk Gladius while I was in Iraq. I used it either mounted on my M4 or just carried it in my pocket. It's really durable and has some really cool features.
     
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    I'd say Mag Light or Sure Fire
     
  14. Dec 23, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    Get a rechargeable maglite with the charging holster. You'll never have to worry about a dead flashlight again.
     
  15. Dec 23, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    I would go for a light that takes a 123a battery because of the shelf life, like 10+years

    I personally own a surefire LED and that this is bright as HE11. Plus with the led you get a longer battery life as compared to their conventional xenon. Honestly I have not compared battery life to say a mini mag, but there really is no comparison considering how bright the Surefire led is.
     
  16. Dec 23, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    Pelican LED's are the only flashlights for me. Work great in all conditions.
     
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    The only thing I've used is Maglite and they are great! I'm planning on getting a 4D for my truck.
     
  18. Dec 24, 2009 at 5:43 AM
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    I have a small Pelican marketed under the Browning name, very bright, light and totally waterproof. Good product.
     
  19. Jan 4, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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    I carry one of these clipped bezel down in my left front pocket every day, and have for about the past year and a half. It gets used almost every day too. I probably go through about a battery every 6 weeks - 2 months depending on use, but the lithium batts have way better shelf life than alkalines do, which is another advantage of the Surefire lights.

    http://www.surefire.com/E1B-Backup

    It's 80 lumens or 5 lumens, user selectable output. I've dropped it more times than I can count on fingers and toes, and it's kept on ticking. It's a very well built light.
     
  20. Jan 4, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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    Gotta say I have a Streamlight Stinger and I absolutely love it... I have a charger mount in my truck that charged the light and a second battery also. Although if I had to go for the budget light I would go with the Maglite...
     

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