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Old 12-21-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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I need a new Flashlight....

Dear Fellow Uber-dorks,

I've been making due with a 3 'C' battery Maglight and some small LED lights but I want a good one...

Must / should be:
  • LED
  • Less than $200
  • Multi-brightness settings (brighter the better)
  • No larger than Maglite 3 C battery models
Who has a kick ass flash light???...
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:55 AM   #2
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Surefire.

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Old 12-21-2009, 10:56 AM   #3
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3 cell mag. not a good light ???
I musta' been under a (dark) rock.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:01 AM   #4
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+1 Surefire

My Fav.....Z2 Combat Light...around 129.00
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:02 AM   #5
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LOVE my two Surefires. One is a G2Z Combat Light, and the other is a G2LED [in bright yellow, so I can find it].

Tough as nails, and they work. No doubt Surefire will have something that meets your requirements.

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Old 12-21-2009, 11:08 AM   #6
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Surefire - I have the E2E and love it.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:13 AM   #7
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3 cell mag. not a good light ???
I musta' been under a (dark) rock.
This is not a fancy top of the line light.... and it's not LED which means I go through batteries more frequently than I like...

It's is decent.. but not that bright by newer standards

Here's why I ask: I was one of the first people to come upon a two car accident on a dark stretch of interstate near my house recently... once I got out and made sure people were being attended to by other passers by, I got to work clearing a lane of debris and got traffic moving past because I didn't know now long it would take EMS to arrive...and while I was flagging cars past I realized that my Maglite was not up to the task...
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:56 AM   #8
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Go to the Fenix website:

https://www.fenix-store.com/


I like my Surefires, but I sure like a powerful flashlight that uses AA batteries.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:00 PM   #9
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I would suggest the Surefire A2 Aviator. I personally have a Surefire E2L Outdoorsman, which I got when I upgraded from a Surefire E2O Outdoorsman (pre LED)... My next Surefire will most likely be an A2 Aviator, which runs about $180 or $190 if I recall correctly. They are GREAT little lights! ("little" being in comparison to the 'D' cell Maglites ) If memory serves me well, the E2L Outdoorsman is as strong(bright) as a 2 'D' cell if not 3 'D' cell Maglite in a package the size of a 'AA' Maglite. But the light it puts out is a LOT easier to see. For one it doesn't have the wholes and darker spots in the focal point like the Maglite does.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:05 PM   #10
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Are any LED flashlights bright enough to be used for tunnel exploring? I found some old railroad tunnels near our place at lake cumberland that we went exploring and the couple of little flashlights we had were just crap. I don't want to carry around a 10 million candle power car battery sized thing, but I would also like to be able to see more than ten feet in front of me.

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Old 12-21-2009, 12:13 PM   #11
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Go to the Fenix website:

https://www.fenix-store.com/


I like my Surefires, but I sure like a powerful flashlight that uses AA batteries.
+1 http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:16 PM   #12
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3 cell mag. not a good light ???
I musta' been under a (dark) rock.
compared to pretty much anything modern it is a dud.

Maglite. Heavy, cumbersome, has holes in the light pattern, battery hog even with a LED thingy, and not all too bright even with battery hog high brightness lamp.

Coleman makes a $25.00 single LED flashlight that puts out 115 lumens and the batteries are lasting me a month or so if I use it a lot.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:16 PM   #13
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D cell LED maglights put out decent light and unlike the surfires they last a long time on one set of batteries. I have left my 4D Maglight on for 8 hours and it was still bright.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:17 PM   #14
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Surefire.

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Old 12-21-2009, 12:21 PM   #15
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D cell LED maglights put out decent light and unlike the surfires they last a long time on one set of batteries. I have left my 4D Maglight on for 8 hours and it was still bright.
my 25 dollar coleman 1 led 2 AA flashlight does at least 20 hours or more on one set of 2 AAs and is way way brighter than even my 4D Maglite.
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