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Old 03-28-2020, 10:06 AM   #21
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Small, one cell Pocket led flashlight that can attached to the brim of your cap. Just turn clip around to attach. Very bright and small.

Also have the larger 5" in toolbox.
Do I have a treat for you! Check out the SureFire Sidekick. I have one of these, also, and it is an amazing light for its size. You can put it on your keychain or you can attach a clip (SureFire accessory) that will keep it on your hat. At 300 lumens, it is three times brighter than your current light, is rechargeable and weighs less than the battery in your current light. I have had mine for about three years and there is no difference in its performance or battery longevity now compared to the day I bought it. Hereís a link:

https://www.surefire.com/sidekick.html

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Old 03-28-2020, 10:09 AM   #22
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Love my Fenix flashlight. Multiple brightness settings, strobe, rechargeable via USB. Definitely not priced to lose, tho. And I have Fenix lanterns too. This model but an older version.

https://www.fenixlighting.com/produc...le-flashlight/
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:13 AM   #23
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I just realized this is the 600 lumens i have the 800 version.
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Im pretty sure it is this one but i got the carbon fiber look. I have the box at work so i will have to double check. Attachment 225891
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:15 AM   #24
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Do I have a treat for you! Check out the SureFire Sidekick. I have one of these, also, and it is an amazing light for its size. You can put it on your keychain or you can attach a clip (SureFire accessory) that will keep it on your hat. At 300 lumens, it is three times brighter than your current light, is rechargeable and weighs less than the battery in your current light. I have had mine for about three years and there is no difference in its performance or battery longevity now compared to the day I bought it. Hereís a link:

https://www.surefire.com/sidekick.html

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Old 03-28-2020, 10:19 AM   #25
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Love my Fenix flashlight. Multiple brightness settings, strobe, rechargeable via USB. Definitely not priced to lose, tho. And I have Fenix lanterns too. This model but an older version.

https://www.fenixlighting.com/produc...le-flashlight/
Thatís a nice flashlight with some pretty good features and a nice overall size.

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Old 03-28-2020, 10:19 AM   #26
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My favorite Flash light is a Milwaukee LED stick rechargeable 18V model. I have three battery packs to use, since I have a Milwaukee drill/drive that is also an 18V rechargeable drill/driver unit. This is my go to flash light at home for anything that I need a flashlight for. What is nice is the light can be maneuvered for better visibility and I do not need to hold the light when I need two hands to work on something, it will stand up by itself.

My two, D-Cell mag lights feel lonely, batteries are removed and the mag lights just sit.
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:28 AM   #27
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I like olight. They work well, pricing is good and they have sales all the time.
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:30 AM   #28
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Wow, I've got some catching up to do. If I need to see something at night I just use the light on my phone (old flip phone). I do keep a mag light in the motorhome that I bought at a garage sale several years ago that I put an LED conversion kit in. At the time, that seemed like a pretty decent flashlight. Like I said, I've got some catching up to do.
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:30 AM   #29
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Please continue to add links to you favorite flashlight .... so I can spend 100's of $ on new ones
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:31 AM   #30
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My favorite Flash light is a Milwaukee LED stick rechargeable 18V model. I have three battery packs to use, since I have a Milwaukee drill/drive that is also an 18V rechargeable drill/driver unit. This is my go to flash light at home for anything that I need a flashlight for. What is nice is the light can be maneuvered for better visibility and I do not need to hold the light when I need two hands to work on something, it will stand up by itself.

My two, D-Cell mag lights feel lonely, batteries are removed and the mag lights just sit.
The best light I have found for my work is the Milwaukee M18. I left it in a customerís ceiling Thursday afternoon and realized it early yesterday morning. I made a trip, posthaste, back to where I had left it only to find the ceiling had just been patched. Luckily, the painter was still there and didnít mind retrieving it for me. Those batteries arenít cheap, so I offered to pay the guy to get it for me, but he wouldnít accept anything. I love the Milwaukee M18 system.

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Old 03-28-2020, 11:29 AM   #31
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My favorites are still my old fashioned Maglites. When all my fancy, super bright flashlights don't work for whatever reason, the Maglites are still there and functioning. My son gave me one like he uses at work (USBP). Super bright, but it has to be charged regularly. Guess what, when I need it, it's never charged
I think I have Maglites in every size and most colors. They roll around in all my vehicles behind/under the seats and the bottoms of my tool chests/pouches. They get thoroughly abused and they still just work.
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Every vehicle has a 3 cell MagLite. TT has one in the bedroom and one in the living area. Each room in our home has one as well, including the basement.
I check them regularly for functionm, battery life and corrosion.
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Old 03-28-2020, 11:44 AM   #33
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I have a bunch of expensive maglites and lithium pwered tactical lights. I now only buy these when they are on sale for $9.99.
https://www.harborfreight.com/588-lu...ght-63934.html





They last forever on a set of batteries and the perfect size for small jobs. If you lose them...no big deal.
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Another vote for the Mag-lites. I have a "Malice Green" special (6 D-cell) that I used to use at astronomy star parties. I bought it off a friend who was a leo after his department banned them. The beam can be seen in the night sky pointing at an object. Great for tracing constellations. Now, it fits in the side of my truck console.
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Old 03-28-2020, 11:46 AM   #35
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OMG! I just looked at the newer led upgrades to my really old Maglites. I just might have to start experimenting! And here I thought I was happy with my old technology. Damn this helpful (expensive) forum
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Old 03-28-2020, 11:49 AM   #36
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Chinese, but cheap as heck, uses regular batteries and not 123's that get hot and are expensive, and put out a heck of a lot of light. I have about 6 of these.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


For tracking, or long distance light uses, I have a couple of these. I didn't pay that much though.


https://www.amazon.com/Cyclops-Siriu...=fsclp_pl_dp_1
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OMG! I just looked at the newer led upgrades to my really old Maglites. I just might have to start experimenting! And here I thought I was happy with my old technology. Damn this helpful (expensive) forum
All my maglites are LED. Lowes used to sell the 2 D sized ones for $15 on black Friday. I have many of them. I once left one on overnight. It was still on the next morning.
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My favorites are still my old fashioned Maglites. When all my fancy, super bright flashlights don't work for whatever reason, the Maglites are still there and functioning. My son gave me one like he uses at work (USBP). Super bright, but it has to be charged regularly. Guess what, when I need it, it's never charged
I think I have Maglites in every size and most colors. They roll around in all my vehicles behind/under the seats and the bottoms of my tool chests/pouches. They get thoroughly abused and they still just work.
I still have a few Maglites floating around, but they are old and tired because I bought them when they were just about the best flashlight available. I became frustrated with them because their incandescent bulbs just couldnít take much abuse ó there was a reason they came with a spare bulb in the cap. I tried their first couple of attempts with LED, but they just didnít cut it, so I began to look at other options. If Maglite was able to keep up with the rapidly advancing flashlight industry, I would still be a loyal customer. Even now, Maglite canít touch the performance of their competition and it seems they are relying on their name and the lack of consumer education to keep them afloat. I would again buy Maglite if they could ever pull themselves out of the 1990s and make a product equal to or better than whatís out there today.

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I still have a few Maglites floating around, but they are old and tired because I bought them when they were just about the best flashlight available. I became frustrated with them because their incandescent bulbs just couldnít take much abuse ó there was a reason they came with a spare bulb in the cap. I tried their first couple of attempts with LED, but they just didnít cut it, so I began to look at other options. If Maglite was able to keep up with the rapidly advancing flashlight industry, I would still be a loyal customer. Even now, Maglite canít touch the performance of their competition and it seems they are relying on their name and the lack of consumer education to keep them afloat. I would again buy Maglite if they could ever pull themselves out of the 1990s and make a product equal to or better than whatís out there today.

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Totally disagree. The newer LED MAglites lights are WAY better, brighter and longer battery life than their predecessors.
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Totally disagree. The newer LED MAglites lights are WAY better, brighter and longer battery life than their predecessors.
I donít disagree, but you are comparing Maglites to Maglites. My point was that Maglite isnít keeping up with the competition and does not produce a flashlight anywhere close to what is available in different brands with equal or better quality and similar pricing.

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