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Old 03-28-2020, 08:56 AM   #1
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Your Favorite Flashlight

If you have a single favorite flashlight for non-work purposes, what is it? Iím not asking about lanterns or floodlights, rather, a hand-held flashlight that you rely on for everyday use/carry/camping.

I have always been a fan of the SureFire brand of compact tactical-type flashlights and my current favorite is the SureFire Intellibeam FURY-IB-DF. I believe, for my purposes, this is the perfect flashlight. Here is a link showing its features:

https://www.surefire.com/fury-intell...lashlight.html

What do you use and why do you like it?

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Old 03-28-2020, 09:11 AM   #2
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Streamlight. Got 3 and lost a few over the years also.
Long run time. Rechargable batteries. Bright. Certain model have low and high beam.
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Streamlight. Got 3 and lost a few over the years also.
Long run time. Rechargable batteries. Bright. Certain model have low and high beam.
Donít you just hate it when you lose a nice flashlight? It is, however, a great excuse to get the next best light.

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Yes. Wife says I have a "thing" about flash lights. I just point at her shoe closet and she shuts up. Lol
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Donít you just hate it when you lose a nice flashlight? It is, however, a great excuse to get the next best light.

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Certain model have low and high beam.
Have you ever used one of the SureFire intellibeam lights? This is truly one of the best features I have found in a non-tactical-specific flashlight.

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Old 03-28-2020, 09:19 AM   #6
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Cheaper LED just listed as a CREE flashlight in eBay. CREE makes the LEDs.
About $5 each, can handle the higher power rechargeable AA size batteries.
That's always in my pocket.
However, I keep several of the "free with any purchase" flashlight/area light from Harbor Freight hanging on handles through the TT. Great area work light with a folding hook and magnet. Plus did I mention FREE!
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This is my 'big one' for around the house, take camping...it turns night into day.

https://www.streamlight.com/products...ex/protac-hl-4

Work supplied this next one and it gets used most everyday at work. I have beat the snot out of it...it just keeps going.

https://www.streamlight.com/products...dex/protac-2aa
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Yes. Wife says I have a "thing" about flash lights. I just point at her shoe closet and she shuts up. Lol
Youíre right about that. My wife has used my flashlight to navigate her shoe closet at times.

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Yes. Wife says I have a "thing" about flash lights. I just point at her shoe closet and she shuts up. Lol

That one made me LOL!
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This is my 'big one' for around the house, take camping...it turns night into day.

https://www.streamlight.com/products...ex/protac-hl-4

Work supplied this next one and it gets used most everyday at work. I have beat the snot out of it...it just keeps going.

https://www.streamlight.com/products...dex/protac-2aa
That Protac HL is nice! Especially the lumen output and the ability to use both the 123A and the 18650 batteries. Thatís a big plus.

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I prefer the hands free versatility of headlamps vs. standard flashlights.

We have a couple Black Diamond ReVolts that have rechargeable batteries, but regular batteries can also be used. And we have a rechargeable Fenix (model I don't recall). We use these every single day...walking the dog, working on projects, fixing things in closed in spaces, camping, backpacking, working on the car, power outages... you name it.
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That Protac HL is nice! Especially the lumen output and the ability to use both the 123A and the 18650 batteries. Thatís a big plus.

Bruce
Thanks.

I'm curious about your auto adjusting function...I often go in the woods at night and I want to stay on low power so I can retain my night vision when I turn it off. Can you do that with that Rolls Royce you have?
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I prefer the hands free versatility of headlamps vs. standard flashlights.

We have a couple Black Diamond ReVolts that have rechargeable batteries, but regular batteries can also be used. And we have a rechargeable Fenix (model I don't recall). We use these every single day...walking the dog, working on projects, fixing things in closed in spaces, camping, backpacking, working on the car, power outages... you name it.
I use a headlamp led job (forgot the brand) for when I go kayaking in the dark. You're right you can't beat the hands freeness.
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I recently picked up streamlight microstream usb,Small compact bright and rechargeable. Got really tired of buying batteries, Wife also thinks I have a obsession with flashlights,
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Thanks.

I'm curious about your auto adjusting function...I often go in the woods at night and I want to stay on low power so I can retain my night vision when I turn it off. Can you do that with that Rolls Royce you have?
With the flashlight I linked to, there are two settings — the first setting will cause the lumen output to self-adjust from anywhere between the maximum to the minimum depending on the distance to wherever you are aiming it. You can be searching through the woods and the light may be at maximum output, but if you want to go from searching through the woods to look at your watch, the output automatically adjusts to the optimum level for that distance so you have no light splash back and you are not blinded. It is a perfect light for me, but it cannot be set to a particular low brightness. It can be set to stay on maximum brightness, though.

I should add that by simply redirecting the light to a closer target, the output will land wherever you want it so you can maintain your night vision.

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too many ... love flashlights ... all of them
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With the flashlight I linked to, there are two settings ó the first setting will cause the lumen output to self-adjust from anywhere between the maximum to the minimum depending on the distance to wherever you are aiming it. You can be searching through the woods and the light may be at maximum output, but if you want to go from searching through the woods to look at your watch, the output automatically adjusts to the optimum level for that distance so you have no light splash back and you are not blinded. It is a perfect light for me, but it cannot be set to a particular low brightness. It can be set to stay on maximum brightness, though.

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Sounds like awesome tech...I want to try one out.

SureFire makes top notch stuff.
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I have been through a few surefires how ever i have not found any thing that can step up to my streamlight. My daughter tells me its obnoxiously bright lol.
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I have been through a few surefires how ever i have not found any thing that can step up to my streamlight. My daughter tells me its obnoxiously bright lol.
Which model is it?

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Which model is it?

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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. Click image for larger version

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