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Thread in 'Gear Reviews' started by ricksconnected, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. ricksconnected

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    ok guys I'm wanting your input here on this.
    whats the best bang for the buck flashlight?

    here's the catch. its gotta have good lumins VS battery life,
    and the batteries cant cost a fortune either.
    these high end dead in a hour flashlight just isn't practical.
    nice yes but in a "situation" most of the time not practical.
     
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    In for info, after this storm I'm going to have to rethink my flashlight situation.
     
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    To me it's hard to beat an Olight S1 for the combo of light and modes and I love the magnetic tail cap.
     
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    Best flashlights I've ever had....over 10 years of abuse and still going strong.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G928A using Tapatalk
     
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    I wanted a good flashlight a while back ( its probably been 10 years ago now) but was put off by the price of surefires. I found a company called fenix that makes a surefire like light for half the cost and have been very happy with my purchase.
     
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    I'm tired of buying flashlights so my next one will be the Surefire Peacekeeper, runs off rechargeable 18650's which I already use. I've just gone through several fenix's and nitecore and I'm tired of buying Chinese crap that breaks and is hard to warranty.
     
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    I like the Fenix lights also. Nitecore makes some interesting lights. If you really want some flashlight fun take a trip to Going Gear and their "wall of flashlights" where you can try out lots of lights.
     
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    Really need several different options to cover all your light needs.

    Room lighting is best with led lantern, like these- https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lighting...1199&wl11=online&wl12=891584059&wl13=&veh=sem

    Flashlights I go with Coast or Fenix, and I make sure they use AA or AAA for small ones, and C or D for my larger ones. Small ones for inside work, big ones for outside work.

    9 Hour runtime, plenty bright in a room-http://www.homedepot.com/p/Coast-G25-LED-Flashlight-HD7547CP/100677961

    41 hours on low,25 lumens, but high is over 300 lumens and 2.5 hr runtime- http://www.homedepot.com/p/Coast-PX1-LED-Flashlight-HD7736CP/100677966

    My go to big light for outdoor work- https://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Durabeam-Ultra-700-Heavy-Duty/dp/B01MDMCD5H/ref=sr_1_39?s=hardware&ie=UTF8&qid=1505241605&sr=1-39&refinements=p_n_feature_two_browse-bin:2399168011

    Costco had them last month for $10 a pack....... I have run one of them for over 27 hours on the low setting, still really bright.

    Headlamps are very nice for hands free use, love the Coast versions.- http://www.homedepot.com/p/Coast-HL4-Dual-Color-LED-Headlamp-19640/203460517

    I noticed a few years back that "tactical" lights usually run an hour or so at full charge, not really usefull in a power outage situation of more than a few hours. And how many cr123's do you have lying around? I have maybe 4 or so for my weapon lights, but have packs of AA and AAA.
     
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