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Flashlight recommendation

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Covington, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    Covington

    Covington [OP] Active Member

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    This may be the wrong forum but here goes:
    Can anyone recommend a really good flashlight for keeping in my truck? The rechargeables I've tried don't last very long. Even something that would operate from the cigarette lighter with a long cord would be better.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    hookedontronics

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    i lot of people use the big mag-lights and get the clips from home depot to hold them to their drivers seat. i've been meaning to get one myself
     
  3. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    JLee

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    Wide beam or narrow beam to throw long distances? Using inside the truck, spotlighting or intermediate? How much battery life do you need? I use the largest Stinger DS LED HP with the giant head and get an hour of light and it shines about 200+ yards and 50-100 on lower settings its good for 3 hours. I have a Fenix 2xAA that I use Eneloops and it works several hours for up close and in the car use. It does not self discharge to any degree becasue of the Eneloops and on low it can stay on all day from dusk and all night till the next morning. The Fenix is in the center console and the Stinger is going next to the driver's seat.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    I always use surefire ,just got a new surefire p6 tactical that is 200 lumans with a 2 hour battery life. BRIGHT
     
  6. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    I'm going to check them out - thanks.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    nomad

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    For the money, get an LED MagLite... FTW!
     
  8. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    Just an intermediate, GP flashlight - reliable, preferably water resistant. I don't need to signal aircraft or start fires or anything. BTW, thanks for the quick response.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I did the Mag Lite Mod
    The LED mag lites go on sale at Lowes on Black Friday real cheap.
    The clips I bought off amazon cheap free ship
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  10. Nov 5, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    Plus, a 2D+ MagLite can be used as a whoopin' stick! :D
     
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    Pugga

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    This is going to sound kind of stupid but I got one of those flashlights you have to shake up from a subcontractor and I keep that in my truck. It's only a single LED so it's not real bright but it beats a flashlight with a dead battery any day. It's just bright enough so you could still change a tire or something along those lines.
     
  12. Nov 5, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    jjew18

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    Thats not stupid, maybe a little something else. You have one of these too:
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Nov 5, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    how bout a Fleshlight :D so u can :jerkoff:
     
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    Somehow I'm not surprised at the responses... No need for a fleshlight if you've got a cute co-pilot...:cool:
     
  16. Nov 5, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    haha good one...GET YA SOME!!!
     
  17. Nov 5, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    LED maglight. I have a 2 cell in my truck, it's pretty sick. One day I'd like to get a 4 cell, and maybe do an LED conversion on it :D
     
  18. Nov 5, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Honestly, for your money, an LED Maglite! Surefire and someothers are great, but that is a lot of money for a flash light. My brother has one that a supplier wanted to sell to use on the ramps here, 500 lumens, bright as shit, and last for about 10hrs, but we didn't buy them because of the cost, so you may not want to go there either.
     
  19. Nov 5, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    I've got the Mag Light Mod with a 4D Cell Light and it works great the beam is really strong
     
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    Zombie Runner

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    Wal mart has the mag light packages right now. 2 for 20 bucks, you get the AA one and a 2 D cell I believe, it might be a 3 cell I dont remember
     
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