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Old 12-25-2009, 02:38 PM   #76
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~$15 one AA battery
linky not a super bright, but convenient enuff...
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:44 PM   #77
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another vote for the Nitecore from 4sevens.com

I tried to make myself buy a surefire for years- but always just choked on the price. Found the Nitecore stuff and have never looked back- HUGE power from a single rechargeable AA battery. Adjustable brightness, long life, compact size. What's not to like?

Problem I always had with Maglights was that they're so heavy that if you drop it, the weight kills the bulb. Their LED versions may be better, but why tote around a monster like that when a single AA in a modern LED like the Nitecore can turn night into day?

I use the Pelican stuff for night diving- and they hold up pretty well and throw a decent amount of light if you need an ABS body, rather than metal. The power of the Nitecore stuff is not be believed though- you won't be disappointed.
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:44 PM   #78
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So for a 'full size' flashlight, I broke down and ordered an Olight M30 Triton...

http://www.olightworld.com/product_show.asp?id=153

Ordered from Battery Junction:

http://www.batteryjunction.com/olight-m30-triton.html

700 Lumens max out-put ... sturdy design...

I'll let you guys know what 700 lumens is like when it gets here.... I'm thinking it is going to be on the bright side... but there are different settings (120 lumens and 8 lumens)...

The size is not nearly as large as a 3C Maglite... but I guess not too many manufacturers are making billyclub size flashlights anymore...
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:46 PM   #79
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I think the line here is full-auto machine guns...
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:53 PM   #80
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Someone on Candlepower forum was selling an LED setup for the six-cell maglites-It's been several years now,so I can't remember who I got it from-It works very well,though-bright as hell!
Ended up getting a drop in to put in the Maglite... just to have a spare flashlight to put in MrsBone's vehicle...

http://www.batteryjunction.com/tle-6exb.html

Maybe not as fancy as the Malkoff Devices one... but it is in stock....
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:07 PM   #81
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Ended up getting a drop in to put in the Maglite... just to have a spare flashlight to put in MrsBone's vehicle...

http://www.batteryjunction.com/tle-6exb.html

Maybe not as fancy as the Malkoff Devices one... but it is in stock....
Yes,this is where I got the LED for my 6-cell . I'd forgotten until I saw your link. It makes that Maglite into a badass, bright flashlight/club.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:15 PM   #82
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A number of the flashlights discussed in this thread just went on sale at Optics Planet www.opticsplanet.net
They're listed in the clearance section, including a number of the Streamlight lights.

And no, I don't have anything to do with them other than buying a pair of boots from 'em a few months back.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:55 PM   #83
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Are any LED flashlights bright enough to be used for tunnel exploring? I found some old railroad tunnels near our place at lake cumberland that we went exploring and the couple of little flashlights we had were just crap. I don't want to carry around a 10 million candle power car battery sized thing, but I would also like to be able to see more than ten feet in front of me.

http://www.streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=57#
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:59 PM   #84
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I got one of these - a Fenix TK11 - for Christmas. I am loving it! It is replacing my Surefire Z2; it is brighter on the "low" setting, and MUCH brighter on the high setting. Combined with the LED durability and the ability to use a rechargeable battery, and my Surefire has become my backup light, and my large Maglight is now my back-up-back-up light.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:10 PM   #85
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A few of mine. The lights I seem to carry most are my SureFire e2e w/ 25lumen lamp and/or a Novatac EDC120 which isnt pictured.

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Old 01-05-2010, 12:40 AM   #86
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I just preordered a QUARK 123-2 R5 from 4sevens. Its supposed to be pretty nice from what Ive read.
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:40 AM   #87
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Streamlight Tasklight 2 - L: Two brightness settings (120 lumens at its brightest), about 6" in length, robust enough to use on a drilling rig. Cons include its CR123A battery requirement (relatively cheap in bulk through Streamlight, though), and a switch that's too easy to accidentally turn on when carried in a pant leg pocket. Mine cost $67.00 IIRC.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:14 AM   #88
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Streamlight Stinger

I had a Streamlight Stinger when I was working as a mechanic and loved it. Light weight, super bright, awesome range (I could light up the side of a house at one city block away). It was rechareable with two battery packs that were interchangeable and a charger that hung on the wall or could be mounted in your vehicle, (cords included) that could charge both batterys at the same time, one in the light and the other out. The only downside was a relativly short battery life (about 1 hr per charge). The only reason I don't have it now was I returned it to the Cornwell dealer I bought it from for a minor warranty issue (charger, that was going to be covered) and he went out of buisness. IIRC I spent about $105 on it and you can get them from pretty much any tool truck. I want a new one, just can't justify the money right now.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:18 AM   #89
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WTF... it seems like many of the 'high end' lights work off of these 123's... Do you have any 123's in your junk drawer??? Yeah... neither do I.....

but.... the LED's draw a lot less power than the incandescents...
I was set to buy a Surefire and a bulk box of batteries.

I wanted to get away from LEDs.

A cop gave me a Surefire Stinger and 12v charger, I got a 3cell battery at the uniform shop, and I charge it with my bench power.

After reading through here, I will look into AA LED lights.

One thing I really like is a push button, it seemed most of my lights had twits heads.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:22 AM   #90
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One thing I really like is a push button, ti seemed most of my lights had twits heads.
That's another feature of the Tasklight 2-L I like-- one-handed operation.
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