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Old 03-31-2017, 08:18 AM   #1
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Tactical X flashlight

Does anyone have experience with tactical X flashlights. Does the battery hold up? Is the light as good as they say?
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Old 03-31-2017, 08:48 AM   #2
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Does anyone have experience with tactical X flashlights. Does the battery hold up? Is the light as good as they say?
I do not have that one specifically, but I do have a Fenix TK75.
Anytime you get an LED light you will be amazed. This one of mine(size of a regular flashlight with larger head) puts out 2900lumens with a 690meter beam throw....needless to say, it turns night into day. I have a laser sight+tactical light on my shotgun at 160lumens. They are bright. Battery life...cannot tell you because it goes down with level of brightness. My fenix has a charger and is a 4 cell unit.My shotgun mounted one is as low as 60 mins with laser and light. My Fenix has 4 levels, strobe, and sos features, but it does last a long time.I know I am of little help. I would strive for a well known, respected brand. Good resource is law enforcement.
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:14 AM   #3
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I don't know the specs on the tactical X flashlights, but I bought Duracell 700 flashlight and I love it. While not as bright as They use 2 C cell batteries, and you can adjust the flashlight from a narrow beam to wide angle. Also you can use it on 300 lum setting or the bright 700 lum setting. While not as good as Crazeee1 2900lumens, these seem to be the best of all worlds. Light weight, C batteries seem to last a decent time and when the batteries get weak, the light gets dimmer instead of simply shutting off like my other LED light did. And for less than $10 you can't go wrong.

https://www.costco.com/Duracell-2-pa...100319990.html
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Buy a charge kit with it. It may be LED but they will go dead sooner than I want it to. (After acouple weeks use) Make sure you have the amount of lumens you believe are sufficient. I use mine at work all the time, cant be with out it.
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I think they are great....just don't believe the commercials and pay $30 for one.

Here is a pair, with chargers for $14
CREE flashlisht

Mine sit on the shelf, and hold their charge forever (well, they have never been dead when I try them).

Very bright, but they take a special rechargeable battery...easy to get on e-bay. Different brightness levels, and zoom focus.

Some come with a 12V cigarette lighter charger.

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Old 03-31-2017, 01:25 PM   #6
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There are numerous units out their claiming to be tactical flashlights. I have an off brand that looks like a twin to the Tack Light being offered on TV. The light output from a Cree LED bulb is substantial. Mine can be used with re chargeable lithium batteries or three triple A batteries. It came with a sleeve adapter for the rechargeable batteries. I used mine camping all summer last year on a seasonal lot so it was used for over three months every night. I only had to charge it once. I will say the light is significantly better with the rechargeable lithium batteries than with the three triple A units. For twenty bucks you cannot go wrong with one of these tactical units. Don't confuse them with the mini tac lights. The minis are good but have no wear near the output of the full size units, which are only about 8" long and come with a zoom feature. Be aware of the lumens. Although they all look the same, some are only 700 while others range from 1200 and up. Mine is a 1200 lumen unit and I find the balance between brightness and battery longevity to be excellent.
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I like the headlight type so both my hands are free. I just bought this one which claims to be 40,000 lumens! Having a USB charger was important as I fulltime and need to charge it via a 12 volt plug. I won't get it until I get to my daughter's place in June, but I'll try to report back about it.

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I like the headlight type so both my hands are free. I just bought this one which claims to be 40,000 lumens! Having a USB charger was important as I fulltime and need to charge it via a 12 volt plug. I won't get it until I get to my daughter's place in June, but I'll try to report back about it.

Cycling Fishing 5 LED 40000 Lumens 18650 Battery Headlight +USB Cable Charger KJ | eBay
Hope you got your light, okmunky. I ordered mine on April 2, and never received it. Went back and forth with the seller multiple times, with him promising to send a second one, and begging me not to leave negative feedback, and just to wait "a little longer." Once we got past the date where I could leave feedback, or report him to e-bay or paypal, he stopped communicating with me. Buyer beware.
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Yes, I got mine really quick, all things considered. But I bought ones without batteries without realizing it. But I found some on Amazon.

Sorry to hear you got stiffed on yours. I listened to a seller's sob stories once and got robbed. Now I keep a file with purchases in it and don't cut them any slack. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me is now my attitude.

I haven't used mine yet. It stays light so late now. I'm sure it will be great next winter.
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Some seller attempted to stiff me last week on Amazon. Pair of sunglasses. When shipping went beyond three weeks not only did I cancel the order I also got the seller barred from Amazon. You shouldn't have to be concerned about a seller's qualifications to sell on Amazon.

Once you try a Streamlight flashlight you will lose sleep over how good they are. If you get the dc rechargeable they are affordable. The ac/dc recharge will cost you an arm and a leg. I have a Cree headlamp and love it.

If you are looking for flashlight reviews/ opinions the boating forum "cruisers forum" is amazing. Everyone gives good honest opinions. Quite often the users will review the "latest and greatest" with honest opinions.
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I agree with the quality of info on the boating cruiser forums. There are many, and I belonged to this one, before I came over to the dark side and decided the asphalt was better than water.
Without the wheels, they still have many of the same systems, diesel engine, spare generator, battery banks, shore power, water and waste systems. A nice alternate source for good info.
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Agree on alternative source for information. If you want to review headlamps- bicyclist forums are great. THOSE PEOPLE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT THEIR EQUIPMENT.
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Find out what your local law enforcement night shift officer is carrying on his belt. Those guys use their flashlights every day and they won't carry junk. Streamlight makes a good light but I'm not sure what the latest and greatest is. It's been awhile since I was humping the night shift in a patrol car.
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