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I'm in the market for the mother of all flashlights.

I don't want your standard Mag light. I want to be able to land 747's on the west coast from my house.

What u think?
 

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Surefire L4  LED flashlight very well made, very bright, and small enough to carry in you pocket. Flash it in somebody's eyes and they are incapacitated so you can run away or kick them in the nether regions. Pricy and worth it
 

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I've got the OLight M20. It's small and near blinding. I think I paid around $65.00 or $70.00 from Bruce at Hunters Essentials. This light is awesome.

I also carry 2 OLight T 20's, one in my briefcase, and another in my hunting pack. The T 20 is brighter than needs to be for walking out of pitch black woods, but it's comforting at the same time.

And, last, I also carry a small Streamlight in my pocket. If you ever find yourself in a dimly lit warehouse, peering into the engine compartment of a forklift, this guy which runs for several hours on a single AAA battery.

If you're coming down to LISC next Thursday evening, PM me and I'll bring them.
 

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I love my Streamlight LED HP, 48,000 candela, rechargeable, 200 lumen, 50,000 hour LED bulb.
$135 with both chargers, one for the car and one for home.

Dual switch and strobe feature, with c4 technology.
 

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What's the purpose of your flashlight? To keep on your nightstand or in the garage? Or in your pocket? I don't think I want to keep something I can land 747s with in my pocket...What's your budget for this flashlight? Do you have a battery preference? CR123s, 18650s, AAs?

I use JetBeam flashlights. Half the cost of a Surefire but about as sturdy...Made in China though...
I carry a Jetbeam I Pro V3 IBS which is a AA powered flashlight and have a Jet-III M on my rifle.

If you use code cpfjet at BugOutGearUSA then you get 18% off to boot.
 

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The purpose wouldn't be for carrying around in my pocket. I'm looking for something to keep in the house to use in an emergency or just for everyday use.

Budget is $50-$75

I would like rechargeable.
 

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PandM said:
I use Surefire's at home, at work and in the car. Flawless. Expensive but stellar customer service rounds out as a value.
But you're looking to land 747's. Hmm.
The mother of all?
There can only be one.
The torch.

http://www.wickedlasers.com/lasers/The_Torch-74-41.html

Take a look around the site and you'll be drooling over some of the lasers.

I think you should need a NICS check before receiving that flashlight!
 

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Vertiviper said:
The purpose wouldn't be for carrying around in my pocket. I'm looking for something to keep in the house to use in an emergency or just for everyday use.

Budget is $50-$75

I would like rechargeable.
The attached one is a Jet I Pro :p but...

I would get a JetBeam Jet III Pro ST - about 65$ with discount, you can use CR123s in the beginning and get a charger and batteries (EIther RCR123s or an 18650) for it later. The flashlight is not tiny but not large either, can be pocketed if necessary and can be mounted on a bicycle or a gun if so desired. You can also cannibalize old laptop batteries for 18650 cells which work great in these types of flashlights.

Specs:
Model: JET-III PRO ST - Featuring I.B.S. User Interface
LED: Cree XP-G (R5 bin)
Max Output: 280 Lumen (Torch Lumen)
Reflector: Aluminum OP Reflector
Lens: Mineral Glass
Metal Switch Retaining Ring
Lock-out Function
Material: T6061 T6 aircraft aluminum alloy
Finish: HA III Military grade hard anodized
Battery: Broad Voltage Circuit, which can use 2xCR123, 2xR123, or 1x18650 li-ion. (Cree Q5)
Input voltage: 2.7 - 15V
Switch: Reverse Clickie
Modes: 3 programmable modes
Waterproof: Accord to IPX-8 standard
Dimension: Bezel diameter 25mm, Tail diameter 25mm, Overall length 120mm
Weight: 65g(without battery)
Patented Product.

Output & Runtime:
18650 Rechargeable Lithium Battery
Max Output: 280 Lumen, lasting for 1.5 hours
High Output (Default Mode A): 200 Lumen, lasting for 2 hours and 15 min
Low Output (Default Mode B): 20 Lumen, lasting for 21 hours
Min Output: 2 Lumen, lasting for 150 hours
Reverse polarity protected
 

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Vertiviper said:
The purpose wouldn't be for carrying around in my pocket. I'm looking for something to keep in the house to use in an emergency or just for everyday use.

Budget is $50-$75

I would like rechargeable.
I used to think like you, until we lost power upstate for a couple of days. Now, I use battery powered lights and keep a supply of spare batteries.

In the "best-of-both worlds" category, you could opt for a battery flashlight that use regular batteries and stock up on rechargable batteries and a recharger in that size.

Oh ... and in the redundancy department, for the house, get a few propane lanterns and a few Coleman Gas lanterns.
 

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T.Webb said:
I've got the OLight M20. It's small and near blinding. I think I paid around $65.00 or $70.00 from Bruce at Hunters Essentials. This light is awesome.

I also carry 2 OLight T 20's, one in my briefcase, and another in my hunting pack. The T 20 is brighter than needs to be for walking out of pitch black woods, but it's comforting at the same time.

And, last, I also carry a small Streamlight in my pocket. If you ever find yourself in a dimly lit warehouse, peering into the engine compartment of a forklift, this guy which runs for several hours on a single AAA battery.

If you're coming down to LISC next Thursday evening, PM me and I'll bring them.
I have the T-10 O-lights> love them. And strobe function as well.
 

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http://www.fenixgear.com/flashlight/fenix_LD01_R4.html
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Big fan of Fenix. Been using one at work for 3+ years. They have all but replaced Streamlights, and Mags are ancient history. I have the older version of the LD20, the L2D. 180 Lumens, two AA's last about a month with daily use.

Fenix gear has a distributor in Amityville. Shipping is dirt cheap, and came the next day.
 

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Wicked lasers one looks cool, but it seems to be a bit pricey for what's essentially a 100W halogen bulb and a rechargeable battery, and it says the run time is only 5 minutes. Would be fun to set fire to things tho...

Anyways, how much are you willing to pay? Cree MC-E and SSC LED emitter flashlights can be had for a pretty reasonable prices and are quite bright, some reach almost 1000 Lumens, but most that say "800 or 900lumens maximum" really only hit around 400, which is still really bright. HID flashlights are available, but they are over $200.

I'm just considering getting something in the $30-50 range for my next flashlight, I've been browsing about DealExtreme looking for something good, considering these models so far:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15739
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.42973
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.16539
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.33615
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.33806

Of course you also need the right batteries:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5790
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.51988
 

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Nothing will beat a HID when it comes to total output- but you didn't specify how big you wanted the unit. Some of these HID units have a sling.
 

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Nothing will beat a HID when it comes to total output- but you didn't specify how big you wanted the unit. Some of these HID units have a sling.
Size isn't an issue. It's for the house, not for carry.
 
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