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Flashlight geeks, lemmie have it!

#1 Post by Fukshot » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:53 pm

I need a good flashlight. I want the fucker to be bright. A friend has the smaller Surefire E2D. I like that, but don't know what else is really out there. Help a sister out?

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#2 Post by senorgrand » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:00 pm

There is actually websites for flashlight nerds. Here's the one I use:

http://flashlightreviews.com/

INSANE levels of detail (white levels, throw, lumens, etc). You'll love it. ;)

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#3 Post by beaurrr » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:02 pm

...and in case you need another flashlight forum: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/for ... Discussion
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#4 Post by Fiddler » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:05 pm

If you want bright - I like my FourSevens Maelstrom. I got an older model on sale or groupon or something for about $40, so I finally decided to give it a try.

The new model can hit 900 lumens! :crazy:

Good construction, easy to use, easy to change modes.

To be honest though - it's too big for me to use regularly. Most of the time I need a light I wind up just turning on the LED flash on my cell phone.

If I were buying again (and based on needs, more than on the presence of a massive discount) - I'd probably get one of the Preon Pen Lights, or maybe a Quark.

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#5 Post by Simmer down » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:11 pm

http://www.foursevens.com/products/QT2L-X-AF

I got one of these through Inquisitor who gets a deal from who knows who.

The brightest setting is too bright for the nook & cranny stuff I use it for. It also has some variable programmable settings that is more that my tiny brain can cope with.
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#6 Post by rolandson » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:41 pm

If I had the budget...
http://www.streamlight.com/en-us/produc ... ml?pid=272
They really are quite impressive (my son uses one) but a touch expensive for my taste. I've a little Surefire G2 that I picked up for about $40.00, it's functional but nothing compared to the fucking aircraft landing light that the Streamlight is.
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#7 Post by Fukshot » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:10 pm

So much cool stuff. Thanks!

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#8 Post by Wino » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:18 pm

I caught the TerraLUX TT-5 on sale at DVOR for $69 w/lanyard, carry case and metal pocket clip. Great little flashlight, but at 650 Lumens, the sucker gets pretty hot.

http://www.amazon.com/TerraLUX-Button-S ... rralux+tt5

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#9 Post by gendoikari » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:20 pm

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#10 Post by DukeNukemIncarnate » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:34 pm

1,000 lumens, good for blinding intruders, burning them to crisp http://www.surefire.com/p3x-fury-tactical.html
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#11 Post by ErikO » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:09 pm

I'm set up as an Elzetta dealer, FWIW. :smart:
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#12 Post by Inquisitor » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:51 pm

We are a foursevens dealer. Discount is good, but shipping will eat that up...

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#13 Post by ErikO » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:16 am

Inquisitor wrote:We are a foursevens dealer. Discount is good, but shipping will eat that up...
Initial buyin for ElZetta is only two flashlights. :lol: If I ever get a storefront, then I'll be a stocked dealer but until then, well, I see the markup from stocking dealers. Not cheap, but then again they do take a 5+ story drop onto pavement and don't flicker unless they are set to strobe first. ;)
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#14 Post by atxgunguy » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:23 am

How bright? Do you also need an alternate source of fire?

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#15 Post by Fukshot » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:56 am

atxgunguy wrote:How bright? Do you also need an alternate source of fire?

http://www.wickedlasers.com/torch
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#16 Post by Wino » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:06 am

atxgunguy wrote:How bright? Do you also need an alternate source of fire?

http://www.wickedlasers.com/torch
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#17 Post by atxgunguy » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:20 pm

Wino wrote:
atxgunguy wrote:How bright? Do you also need an alternate source of fire?

http://www.wickedlasers.com/torch
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#18 Post by turbo6 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:01 am

Old thread, I know but everyone needs a good flashlight.

Allow me to throw another recommendation in: Fenix E12. I just picked one up and it's a pretty handy little pocket light.

Impact resistant, semi water proof. 130 lumen max from 1 AA battery.

I'm a sucker for AA lights, simple and abundant.

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#19 Post by SailDesign » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:28 am

turbo6 wrote:Old thread, I know but everyone needs a good flashlight.

Allow me to throw another recommendation in: Fenix E12. I just picked one up and it's a pretty handy little pocket light.

Impact resistant, semi water proof. 130 lumen max from 1 AA battery.

I'm a sucker for AA lights, simple and abundant.
I'll second that.
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#20 Post by Bacchus » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:23 pm

SailDesign wrote:
turbo6 wrote:Old thread, I know but everyone needs a good flashlight.

Allow me to throw another recommendation in: Fenix E12. I just picked one up and it's a pretty handy little pocket light.

Impact resistant, semi water proof. 130 lumen max from 1 AA battery.

I'm a sucker for AA lights, simple and abundant.
I'll second that.
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#21 Post by popgunn » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:03 am

BOY HOWDY!! those things are expen$ive. I'd just wait til morning to shoot. :yikes:
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#22 Post by turbo6 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:44 am

All the rain and wind here on the east coast has got me thinking of a new light. I surveyed a few branches down in my yard last night with my Fenix E25. Great light, beam is reasonably wide with a bright center spot with lots of throw. Excellent run time in 2x AA. My little Fenix E12 is quite handy too, simple click interface, bright beam with a good mix of flood and throw for a tiny.single AA light.

I'm thinking of staying with AA format, this time a bigger, brighter 4x AA model.

Sticking with Fenix, the E41 looks solid with a big wide search light type beam up to 1000 lumen. I've heard lots of praise from the Sunwayman D40a as well.

Both current lights I have are good general use lights, but I need something a bit brighter as a dedicated "bump in the night" / backyard spotter type light.



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#23 Post by RobertS » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:14 am

I just bought this on Amazon:

Fenix PD35 TAC 1000 Lumen CREE XP-L LED Tactical Flashlight with Two EdisonBright CR123A Lithium Batteries

It was around what I was willing to spend. The other I was looking at was 300 lumens, but this one goes to 1000 lumens which should prove very disorientating if I should need it.

PS: Well, I got my flashlight today and somewhere between purchase and arriving at my door, it turned into a financial calculator. SOB!

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#24 Post by turbo6 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:41 pm

Lots of people love their PD35, it looks like a great light.

I finally picked up a new light as well. Being an AA lover, I ended up with a Fenix E41, 1000 lumen max as well but runs on 4x AA. Not as tactical, but has a massively wide beam that lights up almost my entire backyard.

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#25 Post by SailDesign » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:43 pm

Love my Fenix UC35 with the recharger built in. Only 960 lumens, but I can bear the loss of the fourth digit. :)
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