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Anybody bother to keep incandescent flashlights around?

Thread in 'General Discussion' started by Gimli2, Feb 6, 2019.

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    Just found an incandescent Streamlight TL-2 in a box. I know that incandescent lights typically do better than LEDs in smoke or fog, so I’m tempted to leave it as it is, since I have other LED lights. Or does anybody know of a good LED equivalent that would give m3 the best of both worlds?
     
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    Natural light LEDs is best of both worlds. Cost us more though. Going Gear in Smyrna think had then for a while, don't know now. I keep incandescent flashlights around at work for inspections and home for backups.
     
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    led ...the only way to go now
     
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    i cant even see with a reg. flashlight anymore
     
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    I have an old D-cell MagLight for sentimental reasons, from my days in security, but everything else is an LED.

    Why would you run anything else today?
     
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    One thing that I like about incandescent, or just lower lumen lights in general, is that the difference between light & dark is not so extreme. I can keep some natural night vision with big pupils using a lower lumen flashlight than I can with the retina-burning extreme brightness of some lights. This is just in general, not gun-light specific. There’s a time and place for the ultra bright, but there’s a time and place for less too.
     
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    Pretty much all the LED lights I use have a low and high lumen setting though. On one I can set it so that's what comes on first as well.

    You do bring up a good point though, when it comes to gun lights. Some of them are way too bright for their intended use. Click some of them on in a room with white walls after getting out of bed to check on that 'bump' and you'll be blind for minutes.

    It would definitely make sense to not just go for the one with the highest output there...
     
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