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Old 01-12-2010, 11:59 AM   #121
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I could really act out on my light fetish, but I don't.....

I bought a Surefire years ago because it's what the cops were using for night shooting and I was about to enroll in one the courses. As handy and heavy duty as my Surefire is, the damn thing would go through CR123 batteries like candy! I had no need for it and it sat unused for the next ten years.

Upon returning to 'The Dark Side', I broke out the old Surefire, and heard that for $45 I could convert it to LED. I can NOT believe how long a pair of batteries will last in the damn thing now!!?! And BRIGHT, much brighter than the old bulb! I'm happy..... but it can be too bright sometimes. So I went to our local Batteries Plus and saw an LED flashlight that slips into my pocket next to my pen, 'Streamlight Stylus Pro'... perfect, and still reasonably bright.

And as a novelty item, I bought this little 'NANOLIGHT' by Streamlight to hang on my keychain. Well..... I decided to hang it from the zipper of my uniform/jumpsuit. Now I have a hands-free light that I can read by while taking count and illuminate the steps as I descend from the third tier.

LED is wonderful stuff, and a flashlight that can be stepped down from BRIGHT to low light, with a beam that can be focused from a pencil thin beam to wide angle would be the perfect tool. Encase it in something industrial, given the options of twist on/off and an end cap on/off. Yep, I've seen some GREAT flashlights in this thread, but alas I have toys already paid for and performing the job as needed. I better NOT buy one of these very cool lights as shown in this thread!

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Old 01-13-2010, 01:18 PM   #122
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Try this one http://www.lowes.com/pd_305545-13229...Ntt=flashlight

Lowes sells them, cheap, bright as hell and the batteries hold up forever in them. Not variable on brightness though, just bright all the time. They are small and water resistant (proof to the best of my knowledge). I have had two of them, lost one and still have the other...great little light and not expensive. They run on 3 AAA's and using it every day I get almost a year out of it before replacing batteries.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:43 PM   #123
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After reading through all of this I decided on a new light. I did not want multi function just on and off.



SSC P7 LED they claim 900 lumens but I don't think its that bright. For less than $50 it didn't break the bank.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:03 PM   #124
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For the money. I have to say the mini-maglite led may be the best deal out there. I get them out of the parts crib at work for arount $25. I used to get around 3 months out of the old mag-lites before the thing would start working intermittently, I have used the one I am still carrying for about a year now.

Last month I dropped it down a pit we were draining full of oil/water mix, Three hours later when it was drained I found my flashlight still on. I took it apart and was pretty surprised that it was completely dry inside.

http://www.maglite.com/AA_Cell_LED.asp
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:38 AM   #125
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They've arrived, and yes, I've already blinded myself repeatedly.

Both use the 18650 rechargeable Li ion cells at 3.7 V. The big one uses two, small one one.

The Jetbeam M1X is supposed to put out 700 lumens, I believe it. The Olight warrior is 240 but has other stuff like strobe. Both are very well made, however the Jetbeam I think is a much higher quality piece in both construction and appearance.









No more announcements about cool farkles, my budget is done after this little escapade,
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:57 PM   #126
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Glad to hear you like your new lights! I would suggest heading over to Candlepowerforums, if you ever feel the need for more light.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:41 AM   #127
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SSC P7 LED they claim 900 lumens but I don't think its that bright. For less than $50 it didn't break the bank.
where did you pick it up at?
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:54 AM   #128
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where did you pick it up at?
i found this:

http://e-lectronics.net/aurora-akp7-...650-p-437.html

any good to ya?
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:25 AM   #129
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Dont know if its been mentioned but I bought two Sears flashlights. Double A batteries. $20 each.
Useless, or next to.
Dark spot in the middle of the beam.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:01 PM   #130
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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.
I have one of the 3-cell LED Maglites and it blows my 5 cell maglite away. Brighter and lighter. Both are relegated to car duty and double as billy clubs if needed. (havent ever needed to but you never know)

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Old 01-23-2010, 08:48 AM   #131
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Thats a single cell version I would like to fin a double cell at a good price
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:33 AM   #132
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:39 AM   #133
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3 cell mag. not a good light ???
I musta' been under a (dark) rock.
for quite some time I would say, geeze, the 3 cell mag is like cromagnon techno0logy.
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:55 AM   #134
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anyone know if there is a LED lamp option for the Surefire P3?
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:58 AM   #135
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That thing looks bright but it looks like a huge toy at first! Pretty nice work for sure.
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