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Old 06-11-2014, 08:00 PM
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I'm not in the CIA. Or the FBI. I don't need mil spec. I don't crawl through tunnels on a regular basis.

What I do need is a bright, small, flashlight. Something brighter than a mini mag light, but smaller than a 3 d cell one.

I am well aware and well acquainted with the $100 plus models. I've used them on numerous occasions. I can justify a $100 plus pocket knife. I can't for a flash light. Any suggestions before I just go on amazon and find a well reviewed one?
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These are great. The money spent is in the battery.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:16 PM
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Streamlight 88850, can be had for under $50 and they kick ass.
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http://www.baycoproducts.com/index.p...item/xpp-5420g

These nightsticks are amazing I use these for work on a tanker and I can light the deck all the way foward from the bridge. I have two of them for my personal boat at home. You can get them for about 50$ and they are waterproof.
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Ive been thinking about adding a really nice waterproof flashlight to my list of products so Ill be watching this thread.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:31 PM
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These are hard to beat. Just replace their shitty batteries.

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Old 06-11-2014, 09:54 PM
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I bought an LED Lenser from Home Depot a few years ago for $44 and it is by far the best flashlight I have ever owned. They have dozens to choose from and the best part is they take AAA batteries. I believe they may have been bought by Coast because I now see the same flashlight in HD with Coast on the label. I am a building engineer and always find myself in dark ceilings or sub floors and this light has been nothing but spectacular. I work with a ten man crew and all of us now own the same one it's that great.
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:37 AM
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I have one of these from Harbor Freight. Doesn't throw out a focused beam of light, but it's made of aluminum, plenty bright, has two brightness levels and is water resistant. At $16 it's a pretty good value.
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This is the best light I've had on our boat. Has a red light for night vision as well. Comes with case. Small and quite bright, uses AAA batteries! Price is
~ $23.00. Well worth it....MUCH smaller than a D Cell clunker.

http://www.quill.com/led-lenser-flas..._PLA_CB_443597
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http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rayovac-I...AA-B/202968168

These were on sale after Christmas for $5. Picked up a few of them, and still using the first one I opened.
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Tell us a bit more about what you want it for?

Every day carry, bed side bump in the night, stick it in your car, etc

Guessing you want edc, so here- http://www.batteryjunction.com/olight-s10-xml2.html
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http://www.amazon.com/TrustFire-5-Mo...led+flashlight

These are great. The money spent is in the battery.
What captken28 linked to & their smaller counterparts are extremely bright.
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There is an overwhelming number of good choices today. I have one of these in the console of each car:
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About the size of a large pen. If you want more light:
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Originally Posted by Great_Bay View Post
Tell us a bit more about what you want it for?

Every day carry, bed side bump in the night, stick it in your car, etc

Guessing you want edc, so here- http://www.batteryjunction.com/olight-s10-xml2.html
I've got a nice one for bedside bump in the night. I don't need to carry constantly either. I hate stuff on my belt and in my pockets as is.

I flip houses, and am constantly in and out of homes without power. A grown man walking around a dark cellar with a tape measure and an iPhone flashlight is just sad.

Will probably be used twice a week on average.
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I bought an LED Lenser from Home Depot a few years ago for $44 and it is by far the best flashlight I have ever owned. They have dozens to choose from and the best part is they take AAA batteries. I believe they may have been bought by Coast because I now see the same flashlight in HD with Coast on the label. I am a building engineer and always find myself in dark ceilings or sub floors and this light has been nothing but spectacular. I work with a ten man crew and all of us now own the same one it's that great.
X2 on the HD coast flashlights.
Amazingly bright. AAA batteries. Our crew also all carry one.
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I have a G2 Surefire... It is powerful, actually has replaced the spotlight on my bay boat (since I really only need a spotlight to pick out buoys). Thing is great, 10 year shelf life on batteries.
That said; This has become my hands down favorite, I must have a dozen of them. Have them on all 3 motorcycles, all 5 vehicles, the RV, and 2 or 3 in the house and garage! $3.49 at Harbor Freight, and lots of times they're free.
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I have a few of these, love them. Well built



http://www.lightaroo.com/indestructi...FUNgMgodCxsABQ
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I bought one of these and love it. also got a good deal on batteries on amazon. this thing will light up the night!

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