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Old 12-15-2014, 10:06 AM   #1
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Best spotlight ?

I am a big fan of MagLite flashlights and always have a couple in the MH with others in the car, truck and house.

Sometimes tho a larger light can be very handy and I have purchased a couple of the Stanley rechargeable lights. They work great for a while and shortly (or very shortly) the battery won't take a charge. Batteries cost about the same or more than the whole spotlight.

What is your favorite reliable SPOTLIGHT ?
It just NEEDS to work.
Please state if rechargeable or replaceable batteries.

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Old 12-15-2014, 10:10 AM   #2
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Cyclops Revo rechargeable led spotlight. I keep one in the boat and one in the motorhome.

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Old 12-15-2014, 11:11 AM   #3
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I use to be a huge fam of maglights until we started getting stream lights.....those are great
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:20 PM   #4
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There is no "best spotlight". The Stanley light has had great marketing, but I know no one that is happy with theirs.

I trust Streamlight products, as do thousands and thousands of military, police, and emergency workers. Sure, anything from them will cost more, but I trust them and they haven't let me down.

Disclaimer: I do now own any of their rechargeable products.

Many problems with small rechargeable batteries has to do with how they are recharged, often discovered from the temperature of the battery. If the battery is getting hot when recharging, it's being ruined, and the likely culprit is too high a charging voltage or current, or both.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:32 PM   #5
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I have a West Marine rechargeable LED spot that I bought for the boat. 2 brightness settings, blink, and a laser pointer. Wasn't obscenely priced and it does the job ok. Personally I like an adjustabler focus so I've also got a 1600 lumen LED flashlight as a carry around.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:47 PM   #6
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I really like my no-name led spotlight that uses 2 c-size batteries. I've had it over a year and it still strong with the same batteries.
I still keep my four d-cell maglite in MH in case someone needs a crack on the head.
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:29 PM   #7
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Pelican Headlamp is my choice.

We've used that brand for several years at work in bad weather conditions. Durable, casts a very bright light very far distance, keeps your hands free, and easy to turn on and off with gloves on.

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Old 12-17-2014, 06:17 AM   #8
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I found an led light at walmart that works great. it looks kind of like a small laptop computer when folded. it opens like a notebook to reveal two giant panels of leds. Very bright and can illuminate an entire room or awning area like daylight. Because of its folding design, it can stand on edge to light up an area say while changing a tire or something. It also has magnets so it can be stuck to the underneath of a hood while working on an engine. Also has standard hook. They make it in two sizes and the large one was about 35 bucks. so far it recharges well and has lasted. While not really a spot light, it is my go to light for everything. I found it near the automotive section.
Heres a link http://www.amazon.com/Might-D-Light-.../dp/B0055SWWSA
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:28 PM   #9
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If you need is real light output, what you need is a handheld, marine style spotlight.

Otherwise, one of the new LED Maglights or a simple headlight.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:47 PM   #10
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When you say spotlight I am not thinking flashlight style but the real light blasters. The Brinkman Marine is what we've used for years. Tons of light output, rechargeable and comes with both a 110V and 12V cig lighter cord for recharging.
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Try CREE Ultra Fire from Amazon-- awesome lights.

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