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What is the best flashlight?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by DecaturTide, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Oct 27, 2015 at 5:45 PM
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    DecaturTide

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    Anybody?
     
  2. Oct 27, 2015 at 5:48 PM
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    What's your budget? What size light are you talking about?
     
  3. Oct 27, 2015 at 5:49 PM
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  4. Oct 27, 2015 at 5:51 PM
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    That's a hard question to answer without knowing how and what you plan on using it for
     
  5. Oct 27, 2015 at 5:53 PM
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    My 4D maglite has always been good to me, as has my rechargeable maglite. For small lights, my Surefire that uses CR123s was good but pricey. I got the Duracell LED lights from Costco and they are awesome.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2015 at 5:56 PM
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    I should have been more detailed. How about if the grid goes out?
     
  7. Oct 27, 2015 at 5:56 PM
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    Not this one..

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    Edit: you said FLASH light, my bad
     
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    Then you're fucked unless you have a fresh battery cache or a hand crank.

    I expected "I should have been more detailed" to introduce said details. Alas..
     
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  9. Oct 27, 2015 at 5:57 PM
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    Haha!!
     
  10. Oct 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM
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    I know a flashlight is not going to save my ass if the grid goes, but yeah I want a good one.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM
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    Klarus XT12 Rechargeable LED FLashlight - 930 Lumens - INCLUDES Custom 18650 Battery & Magnetic charging cable AND Dual Button Tactical switch!

    I was very impressed with this light so I got a total of 3
    The charger is USB plug so it can be charged anywhere.
    I own more then 3 dozen lights ranging from $80-550 and for the price this one is a keeper. Cr123 batteries hit the wallet hard if you use light a lot.
     
  12. Oct 27, 2015 at 6:02 PM
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    Rechargeable ones are nice for that buy a $50 solar panel........problem solved
     
  13. Oct 27, 2015 at 6:02 PM
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    I like this. Recharge in the truck. How much?
     
  14. Oct 27, 2015 at 6:03 PM
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    Good point.
     
  15. Oct 27, 2015 at 6:04 PM
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    http://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/mh25

    You can recharge the 18650 battery (Included) and you can also use 2 CR123 batteries (Non rechargeable) in this light.
    The CR123's hold a charge for a long time when not in use, they can sit for months upon months and not discharge, so they're great for SHTF, but it's also nice to have the rechargeable 18650 option for constant use.
     
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    Amazon is about $85
     
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    Petzl or BD headlamps. A lot of the cops I know use SureFire rechargeable lights.
     
  19. Oct 27, 2015 at 6:10 PM
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    You can get rechargeable CR123 size batts. They are called 16340. I have quite a few lights that take that size. And if you get a nitecore i4 charger, it can charge them both. Actually it will charge anything from aaa to 26650! :eek:
     
  20. Oct 27, 2015 at 6:13 PM
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    Wow! You guys have really responded well and I appreciate it.
     

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