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Old 06-16-2013, 01:09 PM   #15
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Flash light junkie, not me!

Hi, I have so many and look at them every time we go to the store, that my wife thinks I'm crazy or something. I have about 9 of the Harbor Freight throw away flash lights. I have from Mag Light, 1 rechargeable, 1 2-D cell, 1 3- D cell, 1 6- D cell and two AAA lights. From Stream Light, I have 1 AAAA pen light, 1 AAA light, 1 AA junior LED, 1 2-C water proof, [Yellow] and a rechargeable Stinger in my trailer. I also have a few 2-D plastic flashlights on my night stands. And one LED lantern. That's 23 that I can remember at this time.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:56 AM   #16
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:37 AM   #17
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I only have 2 flash lights

One is a big mag light that my wife has had since before led - good advice on led bulb replacement - going to check that out.

Other is a small stream light LED got from bass pro shop for 40 bucks worth of points last year - small thing puts out more than the big mag light - its crazy. But I am not crazy crazy about it because I cannot make it to where there is not an overpowering bright spot for closer use.

I will be checkin out some of the recommendations here.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:11 AM   #18
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Academy had sale on the LED which clip in a cap or other surface. Red will not impact nite vision too bad and the blue works well for other tasks. They were $5 for 3 so I have them scattered within reach in AS.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:54 PM   #19
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I probably have a dozen flashlights stashed in "logical" places. Unfortunately, when I need one it doesn't seem to be right at hand! I love the new LED models that allow a focused or broader beam. I keep 4 in SilverLeaf, including one with heavy duty velcro that's in the open compartment next to my bed. VERY handy.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:25 PM   #20
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Retrofitted all my mag lights with LED replacements. Both 'D' and 'AA' types, and I'm very happy so far! Found all on Amazon.com just be sure to study the reviews! I know there are much better new lights out there, but I've had these for 20 years I finally remember were I put them!

Total disclosure: I'm NOT so happy with upgrades... they all seem to be failing in some way this week. I will bite the bullet and get some proper LED lights! Sorry if I influenced you in the wrong direction! If I did, hope you have better luck!
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I also like LED Lenser. Leatherman bought them a couple years ago and have really improved their quality control and offer the same great warranties you can expect from Leatherman
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:23 PM   #22
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Have you tried a petzl led flashlight ,they have a whole bunch of models,they offer different lighting intensity , they can tilt to different angles really handy you can also put it upside down for when your working on something above you and also adjust the angle,some have a red led used to keep your night vision ,say you turn your flashlight on to look at something quick then turn it off if you don't have a red light your night vision will take about 30 minutes to come back, they have some that take regular batteries , rechargeable batteries ,etc. also when you have this light on your forehead ,everywhere you look you can see .also you now have two hands free to do whatever . Disadvantage is you look like a winner, my son laughed at me until he used it .now he thinks it's the best flashlight .
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:49 PM   #23
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Petzl has a great line of lights. I have one for getting the boat back to the dock when the sun set comes early... But a light strapped to the head is not always the most convenient. Small handhelds will always be the go to general light. That said, every one should have a Petzl in the quiver.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:00 PM   #24
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The Duracell 3C battery LED flashlights currently available at Costco are fantastic, the brightest I have ever seen and beam spread is variable. There are two light levels and a silly strobe function too. But the lumen rating is over 400, which is about the light put out by a 40 watt incandescent regular bulb. They are seriously bright. I used mine the other day to find a tiny metal watch stem part lost under the seat of my car. In daylight most flashlights don't give enough light to help, especially when your eyes are adapted to outside light. This one does give enough light. Far better than my Mag Light LED flashlights.

They are 2 in a pack for $25 with batteries. Costco also has two cell Duracell flashlights in a 3 pack for about $20. I have not tried them, but sure love the 3 cell ones.
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Hi - My names Janet and I'm a flashlight junkie...

Good light porn here: LED Flashlights for Professional, Tactical and General Use by COAST Products

I also like LED Boccie balls, Flying discs and these cool safety flares (which can be used instead of Boccie Balls in an emergency)

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Old 03-24-2014, 08:29 PM   #26
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I hope some of the wives read this thread so they can understand just how important flashlights are to their men. Guys have been known to spend hours looking at flashlight porn. Or, was that reading porn with flashlights? Either way, you can never have too many. Slim ones, long ones, machined aluminum, titanium, rubberized plastic, waterproof, bulletproof, and key-chain sized. We need them all. Personally, I can not be farther than 3-feet from a flashlight at any time. Nervous? You don't know nervous until you see me without a flashlight, even in the daytime!

Flashlights seem to have roughly the manisfaction of a gun, but are a whole lot safer to have in the nightstand. We carry them on keychains, in the glovebox, toolbox, and every drawer in the trailer and house.

Christmas and birthdays you will hear other wives saying, "Oh, I don't know what to get Henry, he has everything." Don't be stuck, he wants another flashlight - count on it. Don't even hesitate. There's one to fit absolutely any budget from $1 and up! Always include batteries, please!
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....snip.... Personally, I can not be farther than 3-feet from a flashlight at any time.......!
Three feet !! ??? Holy cow, Mark..... I can't stand not having a flashlight in my belt holster at just about all times ! It's always right there at my side where my right hand can grab it.
Of course there is always a light hanging just inside the door of the trailer. And one in a holster on the inside edge of the seatback in the truck. And one in the toolbox in the back of the truck, and one .....well......you get the picture.

I have to admit one of my favorites is a combo flashlight and 12 million volt stun gun ( Pit Bull ). That stun gun feature sounds wicked. All I have to do is make it snap, crackle and pop for a second, and the dog is heading for cover.

Any takers on seeing what it feels like .. ???

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ps, the current generation 2AA Maglite LED lights are nice for having on your belt. Decent light in a small enough package that it fits on your belt and does not get in the way while sitting in a chair or in the truck.
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Total disclosure: I'm NOT so happy with upgrades... they all seem to be failing in some way this week. I will bite the bullet and get some proper LED lights! Sorry if I influenced you in the wrong direction! If I did, hope you have better luck!
I've done the conversion on old maglites to LED, I've had the next generation maglite LED's, and I have some of the newest ones ( about $20 at Lowes', but around the holidays, they usually have them as a two pack for about the same price )....and the newest ones are the best in the line of evolution.

The switch in them is still not the most reliable though, so I would not want to count on one as a tactical light. But for daily cheap and cheerful carry, they are good enough for me.

ps, the newest ones will blink an SOS sequence too, so that's kind of cool
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