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Flashlights

Discussion in 'Technology' started by cop414, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. Apr 1, 2021 at 4:00 AM
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    Gearheadesw

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    I see that now.
     
  2. Apr 10, 2021 at 8:23 AM
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  3. Apr 18, 2021 at 6:09 AM
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    Key-Rei

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    One of my favorite mods in the truck.

    PXL_20210418_124030846.jpg

    I own a couple of those, (Streamlight Strion) one is beat to all hell but still kicking it's my garage light and it's 9 years old. One literally rides shoty, the other two get rotated out as one gets worn on my person and used, when it needs charged I'll swap it out the one in the truck.

    My other light is a Zebra ZLH603c High CRI neutral white and it's my favorite light ever, can be worn as a head lamp, it's barely bigger than an 18650 itself, runs forever, doesn't get stupid hot, is very well built and has been very reliable, color temp is perfect, I use it for welding and FRC inspection where most LED lights fail as they flatten indications or cause too much glare.

    My one gripe is if I got another one it would be a Floody and not a pure Flood as is mine. The beam on this is like 160° (if you hold it over your palm at about an inch nearly your entire hand will be covered with light already) but that's why I also carry the thrower Strion for things that are farther than 20ft.

    But yeah this thing is *STUPID* bright and useful especially with the NiteIze steelie magnet on it, great for work on the truck. You have light wherever you need it with that magnet.

    PXL_20210418_124048854.jpg
     
  4. Apr 18, 2021 at 6:17 AM
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    Key-Rei

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    It's the factory Strion charger I drilled three small holes in my door skin, the two for the mounting screws and one for the wire, the factory charger wart is 12v intentionally so it can be hard wired in vehicles mine (the blue police edition at least) came with a plug to go directly into the 12v outlet with no wart I just cut the wire to length where I needed and hardwired it in place.

    I repurposed the leftover male end and pigtail to power my camera system as I haven't had time to hard wire that yet.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2021 at 10:03 AM
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    Do you BLF?
     
  6. Apr 18, 2021 at 3:51 PM
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    Budget light forum. A bit less pretentious than CPF(Candle Power Forum). Can’t call yourself a flashaholic without at least lurking at one of them. BLF does group buys as well as designing custom lights that get production runs. Some members do custom UI’s and driver pcb’s. Plus a yearly DIY scratch build contest.
     
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  7. Apr 23, 2021 at 6:28 AM
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  8. Apr 23, 2021 at 11:51 AM
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    I have a couple soda can lights, they’re great for outages. A 4x AA version as well. My collection is pretty minimal though, only 20 or so not including a bunch of Maglites bought for Minimods but some are limited editions or one of a kind mods, one by old lumens himself. The EDC’s in my console are a Hugsby XP-1, a 10440 modded Solitaire, a BLF Thrunite T-10, an SS C3, and a plain aluminum BLF A6. I stopped carrying the single cell 18650 I made, it gets used on dog walks at home instead.
     
  9. Jun 14, 2022 at 7:24 AM
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    Recent recommendations for a quality full size rechargeable flashlight that won't break the bank? tia
     
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  10. Jun 14, 2022 at 7:49 AM
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    I have one of these:

    https://www.fenixlighting.com/product/fenix-pd36r-flashlight-special-edition-engraving/

    It seems to be a good overall size, as it's not too big to keep in your pocket, but big enough to have some serious output. It has excellent output, holds a charge for a long time, and recharges with a USB-C cord. I have maybe 5-6 Fenix lights now and 0 complaints about any of them.

    I'm not sure if this fits the bill. But, if it doesn't, maybe another one of theirs will.
     
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  11. Jun 14, 2022 at 8:19 AM
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    I see no one so far has mentioned Olight as a brand. Anyone's thoughts on Olight as a brand?
    I've had one mounted on my AR for many years. And my EDC is this Olight SR1 Baton (1000 lumen at 2.5 inch in length) .
    Neither have missed a beat.
    Love the magnetic base on the light. And the magnetic charging base even more.

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  12. Jun 14, 2022 at 9:33 PM
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    There are a lot of decent lights available now that make obsolete most of those of bygone days. You can still buy cheap crap but it’s not necessary to empty the wallet to get reliability either. If you’re into the subject BLF is a site you can totally dork out on.
     
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  13. Oct 30, 2022 at 12:43 PM
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    I've got an Olight perun 2 that I absolutely love. It mostly gets used as a headlamp for early AM hikes, but it's in the console in the truck and gets used for a little of everything. Also have a Fenix pd35 as a dedicated truck light, very nice piece. I used to go caving quite a bit before life got in the way, was always on the lookout for quality light sources. It's amazing how far LED technology has come since I started going underground in the mid 90's. These days, a small handheld can easily illuminate some of the largest rooms I've been in, that was simply unimaginable back then.
     

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