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#1 DaveJr.

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Posted November 20 2015 - 08:18 PM

Can anyone recommend a good flashlight that doesn't cost a ton of money, maybe around $50 or less. I want decent lumens and preferably AA or CR123. I would like to buy a few of them so I don't want to spend a lot of money but also don't want to go the super cheap route. Thanks in advance.

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#2 bberetta1

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Posted November 20 2015 - 08:20 PM

Fenix PD 32 fits into your price range and is awesome.

https://www.amazon.c...DSGL&ref=plSrch
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#3 Dee_G

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Posted November 20 2015 - 08:27 PM

Fenix are great flashlights. I agree on the PD 32, and I also have the E25 that is AA and the E35 that is cr123. The Cr 123 batteries are costly, but you get better run times. I used my PD32 after Sandy for 13 days without power on one set of batteries
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#4 mrprovy

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Posted November 20 2015 - 08:29 PM

How big? What will you be using it for?

#5 DaveJr.

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Posted November 20 2015 - 08:33 PM

How big? What will you be using it for?


I would like to have a couple for hunting and general purpose.

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Posted November 20 2015 - 08:41 PM

http://m.costco.com/....100134566.html

Check these out. They aren't all AA but holy cow are they bright.

With the costco return policy you can return forever if they break (assuming it doesn't fall under electronics).

They have a sliding beam focus that is much nicer and faster than the twist type.

Did I mention they are BRIGHT???
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#7 mrprovy

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Posted November 20 2015 - 08:47 PM

I use Streamlight flashlights on and off duty and love their protac line; they are available in multiple sizes and battery configurations (AA, AAA, CR123), and really take a beating. I always have AT LEAST 1 of their lights on my person.

When the time comes that you may want bigger/brighter, I would highly recommend the Stinger LED HD; I've dropped mine out of a moving vehicle, run it over, and out keeps on crankin!

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Posted November 20 2015 - 08:50 PM

I tend to like the Streamlight protac 1AA and 2AA for the money. La police gear has them for around $35 IIRC

I also have a streamlight microstream on me at all times generally.

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Posted November 20 2015 - 09:02 PM

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Posted November 20 2015 - 09:09 PM

I have a nitecore 1,000 lumen. It's blinding but it's double your budget

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Posted November 20 2015 - 09:14 PM

I use the Streamlight Protac 2AA everyday and recommend it to anyone who will listen. I'm sure the other variants of the Protac are good too, as long as it's the lumens and batteries that you want to use.

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Posted November 20 2015 - 09:20 PM

I've been edc a Fenix PD35 for about a year. Runs off 2 CR123A or 1 rechargeable 18650. Just about the same size as the PD32 but 960 lumens according to Fenix. Price is around $70.

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Posted November 20 2015 - 09:27 PM

What kind of cordless drills do you use ? I bought the 12 LED light from Makita that uses the 18v batteries. Convenient/bright/ charge lasts forever.

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Posted November 20 2015 - 09:37 PM

What kind of cordless drills do you use ? I bought the 12 LED light from Makita that uses the 18v batteries. Convenient/bright/ charge lasts forever.


Bosch 18v. Powerful. Not too heavy for long hours of use. Recharges fast.

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Posted November 20 2015 - 09:43 PM

I bought a few of these over a year ago.


http://www.amazon.co...arch_detailpage

For $3, you can't beat them.
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Posted November 21 2015 - 09:05 PM

I really like my Four Sevens Quark Click QK2L-X with Burst Mode. 2 x CR123, 2 programmable modes, settable from 50-780 lumens.

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Posted November 21 2015 - 09:14 PM

I tend to like the Streamlight protac 1AA and 2AA for the money. La police gear has them for around $35 IIRC

I also have a streamlight microstream on me at all times generally.

+100 on the Streamlight Microstream - one AAA Battery, lasts forever, very bright, small for pocket EDC. I don't go anywhere without it.

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Posted November 21 2015 - 09:20 PM

Bosch 18v. Powerful. Not too heavy for long hours of use. Recharges fast.


Kinda torquee for filling work, no?
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Posted November 21 2015 - 09:23 PM

The olight s15r baton is with me every where I go. It's by far my favorite smaller every day light, rechargeable, comes with a recharge dock , will take an AA and its plenty bright. For something larger get something that will take an 18650 battery. My camp / hunting / general purpose light is a nitecore P20. I would buy them both again and are right around your budget give or take a few bucks.

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Posted November 21 2015 - 09:34 PM

I carry a Streamlight PolyTac LED everyday at work. Great light, very bright. Got mine pretty cheap on eBay.





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