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Old 12-21-2009, 08:16 PM   #31
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Terralux.

Feed it 2 AA batteries, NiMH rechargeables work very well.

Electronically regulated, constant light output 'til it is dead.

180 lumens beats the snot out of any mag out there.

http://www.terraluxcorp.com/terralux...8/Default.aspx

I tend to be a flashaholic... This one is my daily carry and I use the piss out of it.

If I were to order a new headlamp today however: It'd be the fenix HP10. Again, AA batteries and 210 lumens...
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:51 PM   #32
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I'm curious. Are the surefire flashlights rugged like this?
Well, I've thrown mine around a lot... I haven't necessarily tried those tests... But I've hammered nails in with my E2L Outdoorsman... I've abused it WAY more than any light should get... And it's hardly scratched... Hammering nails in? Some VERY slight hardly visible denting on the side.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:54 PM   #33
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Streamlight SL-20 XP-LED

Full-size yet lightweight incandescent/LED rechargeable that combines the brightness of an incandescent with the extended run time of LEDs - the best of both worlds.
  • 8 watt halogen bulb with a 100-hour lifetime
  • Pre-focused halogen beam of up to 28,000 peak beam candlepower
  • 3 white LEDs with 100,000-hour lifetime provide up to 30 lumens; bulb rating is 150 lumens
  • Lightweight, super-tough nylon polmer case with non-slip rubber comfort grip
  • Runtime is 1.5 hours for halogen only; 40 hrs. for LEDs only; emergency backup LED (after full halogen run) = 1 hr. minimum
  • Dual switches to select halogen or LEDs
  • Constant-on and momentary modes
  • High-capacity sub-C, nickel-cadmium rechargeable battery
  • Power Failure Feature- when light is in charger in the "on" position; it will come on automatically during power failure
  • 13.2"; 1.1 lbs
Game over/ best flashlight period. you can get both types of chargers. the DC charger can be direct wired or go to a cigarette lighter. Has both led and halogen type bulbs. led for up close and long life, halogen for looking way down the block. Lite weight and grippy, same size as a 3 cell. 104 dollars from Galls and you can find them cheaper. The best lights ever made in my opinion.
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:14 AM   #34
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The LED maglites are still pretty nice for a handheld flashlight. I've got a bunch of different ones. The three AA LED lights with lithum batteries are bright, small enough, and the batteries last a really long time. The big D cell LED ones are nice to just leave in the car, and their still made in the USA.
For exploring type work, LED headlamps leave your hands free and are tough to beat. Here's a few from a local Fairbanks supplier. The lights made for the Arctic tend to be pretty tough and reliable.
http://www.coldspotfeeds.com/index.php?cPath=21_38
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:10 AM   #35
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I have been nothing but happy with my Surefire E2D defender, I carry it daily. Its amazing how often you actually need a good flashlight when you have one on you, especially during the dark winter months. Anyways, all you have to do is look at the shear number of suggestions to come to the conclusion that you can go to far wrong with a surefire.
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:24 AM   #36
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Anyone else seen mod vendors for Maglite??
BlackBear ... not LED but, bright.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:41 AM   #37
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For daily carry in a pants pocket without being bulky or bothersome, I use the Fenix E01:



It is barely larger than the single AAA battery it runs on. 10 lumens - great little light for random tasks.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:01 AM   #38
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For daily carry in a pants pocket without being bulky or bothersome, I use the Fenix E01:



It is barely larger than the single AAA battery it runs on. 10 lumens - great little light for random tasks.
the Fenix LD01 gives 80lm in roughly the same size package with variable output; or the nitecore EZ-AA gives 130lm and is only a little bigger



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Old 12-22-2009, 10:42 AM   #39
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:47 AM   #40
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The Fenix lights are cute, and inexpensive.

But they don't really hold up to the use that a Surefire will.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:55 AM   #41
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Capacitor Discharge

Capacitor Discharge, super bright and charges in 90 seconds.

(somehow managed to send the prior post before I was able to complete the comment.)
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:04 AM   #42
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Is everything worth a crap made out of metal? I have to carry a pelican for work since we aren't allowed to use conductive ones.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:07 AM   #43
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I love my SureFire; it was great to have this summer when unhooking our RV at night since it puts out lots of light, but is nice and small. At the same time I still keep my big 3 'D' cell maglite around since it's dual purpose. It's a billy club and flashlight in one.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:13 AM   #44
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I looked at a lot of lites before opting for the olite warrior:

http://www.batteryjunction.com/premi...0-warrior.html

So far, I love it. Variable brightness, well made, nice attack bezle, etc.

For some reason I really wanted a jetbeam III:

http://www.tacticalleds.com/JET-III-...am-iii-m-n.htm

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Old 12-22-2009, 11:18 AM   #45
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The Fenix lights are cute, and inexpensive.

But they don't really hold up to the use that a Surefire will.
I'm not sure about that.... my Surefire U2 is very nice, but I use an old Fenix T1 every day at work, it takes a battering, and there isn't a mark on it.

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