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Old 06-12-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Flashlight Junkie

I admit it I am a flashlight junkie. No telling how many I have but my newest and most impressive is a Fentix TK35. It uses 4 lithium batteries and has 700+ lumins. I also have a Fentix LD40 that uses 4 AA batteries that is pretty good as well. IMHO the Fentix is the AS of flashlights and you need to have at least one but probably 2, one for your AS and one for your TV.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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That looks like a beauty. I think being a flashlight junkie is inherited from our dads. Ever seen the look on your wife's face when you give her a streamlight for her birthday? It's an interesting one.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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I'm not a "junkie", but I do have a "4Sevens Maelstrom G5"; 4 different lumen levels (I believe max is 350) from one LED, SOS, beacon and strobe. Damn nice piece; beats the hell out of a Maglite.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:20 AM   #4
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:11 AM   #5
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Junkie?

... naw, I can stop whenever I want.

But at one point I went around just for fun and counted 19 WORKING flashlights at home, toolboxes, Airstream, vehicles, etc. Found a bunch more that needed batteries, etc. to get them into working condition. But the new LED machines are much superior in term of light output vs. weight vs. battery size. My only gripe is that the small ones that run on AAA cells don't have a very long run time.

One trick: you can now buy LED replacement bulbs for the old D-cell Maglites that make them MUCH brighter, and give a run time in days, not hours. They're not variable-intensity, strobe, varmint-calling, satellite signalling, etc. But they work well. And when paired with an LED bulb, those big old D cells go for a long, long time. Bulk for sure, but lotsa light for a long time.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:58 AM   #6
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Yea, me too, and for size, convenience, performance, and cost, this is my favorite: LED Lenser HP8407 Focusing LED Flashlight P7 - Amazon.com

No strobes or flashing red lights, just a really good, handy flash light. Got about four of them all around.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:18 AM   #7
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I like to have a key chain flashlight so I always have some kind of a flashlight handy. MY last one was a Streamlight, which worked well, but used button batteries, a fill of which cost more than the flashlight. And the batteries had to be replaced too often, because the flashlight would turn itself on in my pocket unbeknownst to me, and run the batteries down.

Here again Fenix seems to have the state of the art solution. I replaced the Streamlight with a Fenix E11, which runs on a single AA battery and has a recessed endcap pushbutton switch, which so far I have never found turned on accidentally.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:29 AM   #8
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This is my 'daily driver' in the flashlight category. It has never failed me and I abuse it unmercifully. Re-chargeable batteries do the trick for long run times.

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Old 06-13-2013, 04:16 PM   #9
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Anyone got a match? Can't find my flashlight.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:05 PM   #10
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We just bought a Stanley 3 in 1 tripod flashlight; see http://www.stanleytools.com/default.asp?CATEGORY=FLASHLIGHTS&TYPE=PRODUCT&PART NUMBER=95-155

We saw one at my brother's and really liked it. It acts as one big flashlight in which it can stand on its own or can be used as three sepatate flashlights.

We bought it at Lowe's for around 20 bucks.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:24 PM   #11
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Ok, found it. It's a Techlite Lumen Master. It sounds more like a chess defense, measures 5" in length, has bright, brighter and strobe light (for that late night campfire rave) and adjustable beam width. It runs on three tripleA's, has a cute little red low battery indicator on its butt and came in a two pack that couldn't have cost more than 20 bucks. If it were ten times larger it would also be good for hitting fungos and bad guys. I love this little guy....and his twin brother over yonder in the truck.

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Sláinte!

I might reach for this one, ohhh, maybe 6 times a day?
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:59 PM   #13
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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!
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Ok, found it. It's a Techlite Lumen Master. It sounds more like a chess defense, measures 5" in length, has bright, brighter and strobe light (for that late night campfire rave) and adjustable beam width. It runs on three tripleA's, has a cute little red low battery indicator on its butt and came in a two pack that couldn't have cost more than 20 bucks. If it were ten times larger it would also be good for hitting fungos and bad guys. I love this little guy....and his twin brother over yonder in the truck.

Techlite Lumen Master: Tactical Light... Lite. - YouTube
I like these a lot.

You wanna talk about flashlight issues... I have 6 of these Techlite flashlights (1 for each of 3 vehicles, 1 in the active trailer, 2 in the house), a 3-D Maglight from about 1999 converted to LED, an Airstream AA LED unit that lives in my computer bag, and a couple of older cheap, less-good ones that are hanging around the house waiting to die.

The Techlites have been in 3-packs from Costco (hence the 6... the first 3 just weren't quite enough!) The Mag travels in the tool bag which is nearly always in the truck, so it's around for clubbing duties if it ever comes to that.
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