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I have gone through at least 5 different pen lights some not so cheap. It seems the switch or contacts go bad. I looking for something more reliable but it must be pen size [aaa] . And it must be just on/off without doing a dance to turn it off.
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Streamlight Stylus Pro ! I've had one for a few yrs. now..Use it every day,have dropped it probably a 100 times..It's beat ,but keeps going!!
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Streamlight Stylus Pro ! I've had one for a few yrs. now..Use it every day,have dropped it probably a 100 times..It's beat ,but keeps going!!
I have one of these in each of my vehicles.
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Lifetime warranty on Streamlight
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I have been using the Milwaukee ones available at HD .
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which streamlight- seems a variety of them
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I only buy lights that use rechargeable 18650 lithium batteries now. They're cheap and plentiful and last forever. Keep 3 charged and one in the flashlight and never have to worry about it.
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These are handy . Little flood light .

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I use this almost daily at work. The best thing about it is that the light isn’t that intense blue/white that causes glare when trying to read something.

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Produc...-Lighting/2105
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Originally Posted by edwardh1 View Post
which streamlight- seems a variety of them
Streamlight Stylus Pro. Very bright, small, and uses regular batteries. Hard to beat.
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Originally Posted by r_daniel View Post
Streamlight Stylus Pro. Very bright, small, and uses regular batteries. Hard to beat.
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This one?
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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
Yep! That's the one.
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https://www.olightstore.com/i3t-eos-double.html

I have been carrying this one for a few months now, I like it. the 2 modes are actually pretty nice
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Originally Posted by kawakx125 View Post
https://www.olightstore.com/i3t-eos-double.html

I have been carrying this one for a few months now, I like it. the 2 modes are actually pretty nice
is the switch just on/off ?
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The aluminum and machining of the bodies of Streamlight lights are made in China. The switches used to be made and assembly was here as of 7 yrs ago but that might have changed too.
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I gave up on the pen lights and went with a small light. Powertac E-2. Best light I have owned and it goes in my pocket just like a knife. Super bright with a high, low, strobe but it is a simple button on the top to turn it on and off.
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
is the switch just on/off ?
it is on/off yes, both momentary and a click. the first click turns it on to 5 lumens, another click turns it off. one more click turns it on to full power, and another click turns it off. If you want to go straight to full power, then you can just barely touch the button twice, and on 2nd time fully depress to keep it on. it sounds complicated trying to explain it, but it isn't at all. It is well sealed and well made. I use mine in a machining environment daily, and the 2 brightness modes are helpful, sometimes full power gives too much of a glare. Its really powerful for such a small light, and its mind boggling how far it can project the beam at night
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If you can go a little bigger than a pen light, inwould suggest fenix brand. They have 2 buttons, 1 for on off and the other for brightness level. Much better than cycling through and giving everyone an epileptic seizure. Why do they all have a strobe setting?

They do have 2 pen lights but they have 3 brightness levels and u need to cycle through to turn off.

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