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Old 03-10-2013, 12:17 PM   #15
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I am a big fan of the Eton Road Torq and have several when we camp - love the hand crank capability. I can light my trailer with these.

I carry the Rayz 15 LED swinglight on me and have yet to need to replace the batteries 15-LED Swing Light

and have a couple of the Life Gear Glow Auto CL rechargegable which can glow all red as one of the options 200 Hour Glow LED Auto Light - Auto, RV, Boards - Click Here

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Old 03-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #16
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I've got this Ultrafire 3 LED model I got off of ebay. It claims to be 3800 lumens, which might be a stretch. It is extremely bright though and throws a beam a long way.


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Old 03-11-2013, 12:21 PM   #17
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For another American made light, look here and design your own. Malkoff Devices. Super bright, powerful LED modifications for flashlights, LED light pucks, Super bright, powerful LED modifications for flashlights, LED light pucks Beautiful workmanship, personalized service.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:13 PM   #18
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for night time setup or (or early morning exits)

I went to wally world to free up my hands:
Energizer Hands Free Head Beam with 6 LEDs - Walmart.com

bright white leds or red nightime lights... (but the wife keeps taking it to walk the dog and I can't think like she does so it's usually in a place hidden from me )

and a couple of these for my caps :
MasterVision 1001 5 LED Cap Light - Amazon.com
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:53 AM   #19
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The latest and greatest thing these days are LED Flashlights.

I've been very happy with the EagleTac LED flashlight I got when I went to the Washington Snowmible expo last month.

I bought the pocket sized D25A which uses a single AA battery. I'm using NiMh rechargeable, since I have a bunch of them already.

Eagletac D25A - DeltaBravoTactical.com

Looks like there's a free shipping offer, I found a coupon code on another forum, enter tc and it supposedly gives 10% off too. I haven't tried it yet because I haven't decided which other model I want to order.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #20
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I bought a Fenix PD32 for around $85. and was absolutely amazed by it's function, until the side switch gave out after one week. I was crestfallen and returned it for refund.

Amazon.com: Cree 7W 300LM Mini LED Flashlight: Patio, Lawn & Garden

I have been mourning a good flashlight for almost a year now, until I saw this little thing on Amazon for $3.85 and thought why not what have I got to lose. Well this is a great light with a wide beam and a sliding focus to a spot that projects about fifty yards. It is light and fits in my pocket and my hand. I just ordered another five and will have them in my shop, RV, home, and shed. Always handy.

Gotta have a good flashlight, a good pocket knife and a good dog. Life's essentials.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:24 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Wanderman View Post
I see those little 9 LED ones all the time...even in Hot Pink! They do work quite well, but I've always feltt hat 3 AAA batteries was a lot. the single AA battery one with a kree bulb puts out much more light, and AA batteries are easy to find. meritline.com have so many of these it's hard to count. Some are even in stock in the US so it doesn't take forever to get.

I do like the harbor freight 27 LED magnetic/hook light. They are on sale this week for 2.49 each in various colors.

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About the color of the flashlight body...I would just like to add...

Unless you are a military Spec Ops type in enemy territory, avoid the flashlight that comes in camo paint. Because, if you drop it on a dark night or in the woods on a dog walk -it might just disappear never to be seen again. Kind of obvious once it happens to you, but not at first.
Same rule for those FRS handheld walkie-talkies...can get expensive, especially if you let the kids use your stuff

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Old 12-13-2013, 11:25 AM   #22
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My favorite flashlight has a magnet on it. We've got one on the refrigerator at home and keep one on the exhaust hood over the stove in the TT. No more searching for the flashlight in the dark.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:53 AM   #23
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My favorite is a Streamlight Ultra stinger. They are designed for a termite inspector and undergo the worst conditions. They are rechargeable on 120 AC as well as 12 volt DC. I used them for years as a general contractor in my truck. In my tow vehicle I have one right next to the drivers seat in a cradle always charging and 2 permanently mounted chargers and flashlights by the front door in the 5er See here:

Streamlight 78024 UltraStinger Flashlight with 120V AC Home and 12V DC Vehicle Fast Chargers, Black - Amazon.com

75,000 candela, 295 lumens, The brightest flashlight available. Not the least expensive but they hold up to total abuse and parts are available if you run over them with your truck or drop them off the roof from 30 feet high onto concrete. Lifetime guarantee. No, I do not sell them, Just a very satisfied customer.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:43 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by jzick View Post
I have a couple of the LED lights that have a headband, or clip to the bill of a cap. I use these for walking the dog at night or when I need light to see in corners, etc. They have replaceable batteries, but I many times just throw them away and buy new. I still have one of the black, 6 cell tubes like police carry with the adjustable beam. Most of the time I carry it, even if I do not turn it on. It makes a good first defense against loose dogs (loose women get a pass), and it really puts out a nice bright beam when I need it.
I have a few of the single LED tiny flashlights with a carabiner clip that I leave clipped under the hood or conveniently located in areas where it's nice to have a little light without actually retrieving a flashlight.

These are 4 for $10 and simular. Mine are actally trade show toys garnered while browsing. So free

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Old 12-13-2013, 02:58 PM   #25
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I bought about 2 dozen of those 3 LED HF lights about a year ago. At the time they were 99 cents each. If you need a RELIABLE flashlight these are not the ones to buy. I have about 6 working ones left.

I bought 4 MagLight LED flashlights, a 3D, a 2D, and 2 double AA ones. They are blindingly bright and so far they are the best. But not cheap.
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Originally Posted by JohnBoyToo View Post
for night time setup or (or early morning exits) I went to wally world to free up my hands: Energizer Hands Free Head Beam with 6 LEDs - Walmart.com bright white leds or red nightime lights... (but the wife keeps taking it to walk the dog and I can't think like she does so it's usually in a place hidden from me ) and a couple of these for my caps : MasterVision 1001 5 LED Cap Light - Amazon.com
Started buying these for work , used them for night fishing
They were 9.00 dollars at Walmart a few yes ago
Now there 15 .00 dollars

Changed the color and packaging ????
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #27
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I have a collection of LED flashlights scattered about myself.

Question: What does the Flashlight have to do with the Electric Model Railroad Train (IE: Lionel trains)?

Pause here do not read farther less you want the answer

Lionel was the middle name of the man who invented the flashlight and founded the company that bore that name.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:17 PM   #28
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I just bought a package of eight flashlights [led] with battery's for ten dollars at Tractor Supply.
Me too. I don't know how many are lying around our house, garage, MH, and other vehicles, but they are a lot cheaper than buying a pack of new batteries when the originals fail. Never have had one apart, just buy new ones when they fail.
If someone wants a really bright flashlight, Harbor Freight sells a 135 LED, 2 D-cell flashlight for $20. It's a copy of the police flashlight that may be used to temporarily blind a detainee (lasts about 5 minutes).

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