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    Re: New flashlight help


    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I bought one of these on sale for like $15. It's rechargeable via a micro-usb cable. It's impressively bright, feels solid, and just seems to last forever. Plus no more batteries or dedicated chargers.

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    Re: New flashlight help

    i'm cheap...i have these everywhere...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Re: New flashlight help

    Quote Originally Posted by adouglas View Post
    That looks like the emitter that's now in the free HF puck light.
    Are you talking about this one?

    Ultra Bright LED Portable Worklight/Flashlight

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    Re: New flashlight help

    Have you picked a fleshlight yet?

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    Re: New flashlight help

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcrew View Post
    Have you picked a fleshlight yet?
    if you enter the code rogan you get 15% off

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    Re: New flashlight help

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    Are you talking about this one?

    Ultra Bright LED Portable Worklight/Flashlight
    Presactly. Look at the emitter and compare to the Wally World one.

    The light is crude, using 3AAAs that are a pain in the ass to change (3 tiny screws). It even comes with lead-acid batteries, fercryinoutloud...

    But it's FREE.

    New flashlight help-63601_i-jpg

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    Re: New flashlight help

    Quote Originally Posted by adouglas View Post
    Presactly. Look at the emitter and compare to the Wally World one.
    I may have to go pick one up and check it out. I didn't realize they upgraded them from the crappy multiple discrete LED design which was terrible.

    I can say that the emitter on the Walmart one is pretty large and powerful. Besides the built in USB rechargeable battery, it also has 2 brightness settings and a nearly useless blink mode! What the Walmart one lacks is any kind of magnetic attachment capability since it really wasn't intended for that role. There are recesses in it's handle that could accommodate some powerful bar magnets which I may try adding in the future.

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    Re: New flashlight help

    Quote Originally Posted by adouglas View Post
    Presactly. Look at the emitter and compare to the Wally World one.

    The light is crude, using 3AAAs that are a pain in the ass to change (3 tiny screws). It even comes with lead-acid batteries, fercryinoutloud...

    But it's FREE.

    New flashlight help-63601_i-jpg
    Changing the batteries is a pain (I just had to do this, because I left it sitting on overnight and by the next night it was getting pretty dim), but the light is really bright and way better than the previous model. They aren't even really comparable light output wise, just the same magnet and form factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    I may have to go pick one up and check it out. I didn't realize they upgraded them from the crappy multiple discrete LED design which was terrible.

    I can say that the emitter on the Walmart one is pretty large and powerful. Besides the built in USB rechargeable battery, it also has 2 brightness settings and a nearly useless blink mode! What the Walmart one lacks is any kind of magnetic attachment capability since it really wasn't intended for that role. There are recesses in it's handle that could accommodate some powerful bar magnets which I may try adding in the future.
    The current coupon set doesn't have it. It'll pop up again soon enough.

    The magnet on the HF one is not great. Barely able to hold the light, but again... whaddaya want fer nuthin?

    At the track I place at least one of these at each corner of my EZ-up, using the built-in hook to make sure the light won't fall. The magnet stuck to the canopy frame sort of stabilizes it.

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    Re: New flashlight help

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    I need to keep a light in my pocket pretty much all the time and don't particularly like pulling my cellphone out. I also tend to loose things, or leave them inside equipment, or break them, or whatever, so I don't want to pay so much that I'm pissed if it goes bye-bye. I've tested a bunch of different lights over the years and this is the one I now carry every day:
    Redline OC

    LED, 100 lumens is plenty, even shining across my 2 acre lot at night. Telescoping lens. Solid or strobe. Striking edge. Magnet base. Fits nicely in the pocket. $20.
    That ain't rechargeable (what the OP wants), but they make this one... NEBO Redline RC with MagDock Rechargeable 320 Lumens Flashlights

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    Re: New flashlight help

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcrew View Post
    Have you picked a fleshlight yet?
    Can decide between butthole or old school style

    thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    I need to keep a light in my pocket pretty much all the time and don't particularly like pulling my cellphone out. I also tend to loose things, or leave them inside equipment, or break them, or whatever, so I don't want to pay so much that I'm pissed if it goes bye-bye. I've tested a bunch of different lights over the years and this is the one I now carry every day:
    Redline OC

    LED, 100 lumens is plenty, even shining across my 2 acre lot at night. Telescoping lens. Solid or strobe. Striking edge. Magnet base. Fits nicely in the pocket. $20.
    Just ordered one for $17.99 on amazon, thanks bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    Can decide between butthole or old school style

    thoughts?
    I went with the butthole because then I have the option of being hetero if I close my eyes and think hard enough.

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    Re: New flashlight help

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    Where do you buy the parts to upgrade the maglites? Have one downstairs that could use new lense, bulb and reflector.
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    https://www.amazon.com/Streamlight-8...ht+protac+2l+x

    From Manufacturer...Bright Tactical Flashlight | ProTac(R) 2L-X/ProTac(R) 2L-X USB


    Multi-Fuel Tactical Flashlight with 500 Lumens
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    The 500 lumen ProTac 2L-X is an EDC light that is available two ways: The ProTac 2L-X USB is a complete rechargeable system that includes our new 18650 USB battery with an integrated USB charge port. The ProTac 2L-X includes two CR123A lithium batteries. This MULTI-FUEL innovation ensures you’ll always have a beam when you need it.

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    Multi-Fuel – Uses rechargeable 18650 USB battery or two CR123A lithium batteries
    Rechargeable system includes 18650 USB lithium ion battery and USB cord and nylon holster
    Non-rechargeable system includes two CR123A lithium batteries and nylon holster
    TEN-TAP® Programming - Choice of three user selectable programs:
    1) high/strobe/low 2) high only 3) low/high
    LED output:
    High for maximum illumination: 500 lumens; 165m beam; runs 2.75 hours (CR123A batteries); runs 3.25 hours (18650 USB battery); 6,800 candela
    Low for extended run time: 40 lumens; 49m beam; runs 30 hours (either battery type); 600 candela
    Strobe for signaling or disorienting: runs up to 3.25 hours (CR123); runs up to 4.5 hours (18650 battery)
    Durable, anodized aluminum construction; removable pocket clip
    IPX7 waterproof to 1m for 30 minutes, 2m impact resistance tested
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    Includes nylon holster
    5.14” (13.0 cm);
    Weight: 3.9 oz (111g) with CR123 batteries; 4.4 oz (125g) with 18650 USB rechargeable battery
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    Re: New flashlight help

    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    I bought a headlamp years ago to use when camping and quickly found I used it for more and more daily life things. It has replaced my flashlight completely for all tasks. I was always tracking down where I'd left it last, so I bought a second one and probably a third soon.
    Same here. I keep about four headlamps around and a stash of AAA's. They get a ton of abuse in the summer between camping, biking, and tinkering.

    I tried almost every single "major brand" backpacking-oriented headlamp (rechargeable and non) as of a few years ago. The only once that really impressed me was the Petzl Reactik+ (think it had a different name then), except the button on it so stupidly designed that I ended up returning it despite loving every other aspect. Near impossible to deal with if you had gloves on.

    Out of all of them, the cheap Walmart "Ozark" brand and Energizer ones have lasted the longest, put out the most light, and generally just been the easiest to use. Wish they had a good rechargeable option, but I haven't been able to get the same brightness with a rechargeable vs traditional batteries. One time I wrecked my mtb on a trail at night and fell into a river with my headlamp on. We sunk all the way to the bottom and the light stayed on long enough to swim out, get all the way home, and I still have the headlamp today lol

    Been looking at the newer Black Diamond rechargeable lamps which seem really nice and compact with good output, but haven't tried one yet.

    None of this post is about flashlights, but there you go.

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    Re: New flashlight help

    If any of you are looking for a headlamp: I like the Streamlight double-clutch. It has a removable Lithium Ion pack (charges via USB, must be removed to chage) and also fits 3x AAA. Easy to turn on/switch modes, even with gloves.

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    Re: New flashlight help

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcrew View Post
    I went with the butthole because then I have the option of being hetero if I close my eyes and think hard enough.
    Close your eyes and the mouth one can act the same as the butthole... unless they are designed in Maine, then the teeth kinda give it away

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    Re: New flashlight help

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Snake View Post
    How the fuck does that work?? Can my iphone8 do that? I'm not a phone guy. And I'm old.....
    Wake up your camera (don't have to unlock it) and swipe up from the absolute very bottom of the screen. Bottom left, flashlight icon.


    In other news, even though I also have a flashlight on my phone, there's no replacement for a dedicated one in your pocket and I fekkin LOVE my zebralight. I have one of their slightly older models, the SC52w L2 running on rechargeable eneloop AA batteries. You can get nearly this identical light right now for 50 bucks factory direct on their website (SC52 L2 AA Flashlight Cool White)

    If I were to replace it they have a handful of other AA options as well as CR123 and a bunch of others... If I went away from Zebralight I'd probably go with some of the new Olight USB rechargeables that they've come out with recently like the Olight S1R II

    I always have it with me and I use it all the fuckin time. Has a whole bunch of modes for different power levels which are actually handy, and beacon / strobe functions that I don't really use often. But it's awesome. Highly recommend. My only complaint is that it eventually wears holes in my back left jeans pocket cuz it's always there...

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    Re: New flashlight help

    I have an iPhone and I still downloaded a flashlight app on it cause I wanted one I could dim instead of using the actual screen for light and having it want to go to sleep all the time or using the very bright flashlight button in the control panel...even does Morse code, has a compass and flashes intermittently so if you were walking home drunk at night cars can see you


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    Quote Originally Posted by Point37 View Post
    I have an iPhone and I still downloaded a flashlight app on it cause I wanted one I could dim instead of using the actual screen for light and having it want to go to sleep all the time or using the very bright flashlight button in the control panel...even does Morse code, has a compass and flashes intermittently so if you were walking home drunk at night cars can see you
    Press-n-hold to get adjustable light out. Mine looks a little different - I think this was how it looked in iOS 10, now it's more of a notched slider in iOS 11. This button is in the 'swipe up' panel. Not sure what the technical term is for that area.

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    Re: New flashlight help

    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    Press-n-hold to get adjustable light out. Mine looks a little different - I think this was how it looked in iOS 10, now it's more of a notched slider in iOS 11. This button is in the 'swipe up' panel. Not sure what the technical term is for that area.
    you just blew my mind with that...didn't know it did that...unfortunately the lowest setting is still to bright for what i'm looking for...just a little light to move around when the lights are off and not disturb anyone sleeping...that swipe up panel is called the control panel

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    Re: New flashlight help

    Quote Originally Posted by adouglas View Post
    Presactly. Look at the emitter and compare to the Wally World one.
    New flashlight help-63601_i-jpg
    So I snagged one of the Harbor Freight lights and it's way outclassed by the Walmart rechargeable one. Granted the HF one is more compact and costs less, but it isn't in the ballpark for light output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    So I snagged one of the Harbor Freight lights and it's way outclassed by the Walmart rechargeable one. Granted the HF one is more compact and costs less, but it isn't in the ballpark for light output.
    Figured that, given that it's a freebie -- which is admittedly its primary benefit.

    Will keep an eye out for the Wally World one. I need to pay them a visit anyway to stock up for the upcoming season (butane for the stove, a new folding chair, stock of Pedialyte, stuff like that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    So I snagged one of the Harbor Freight lights and it's way outclassed by the Walmart rechargeable one. Granted the HF one is more compact and costs less, but it isn't in the ballpark for light output.
    I wonder how much of that is the fact that it is being driven by 3 AAA batteries. I feel like with a better battery pack that light might be even brighter.

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    Re: New flashlight help

    my .02c.

    I carry a flashlight all the time and I have this one.

    Fenix PD35 V2.0 LED Flashlight - Fenix Flashlights

    at 1000 lumens its ridiculously overkill. You will know if you leave it on in your pocket on the highest setting as it will start to burn your pants.

    It has 5 brightness settings ranging from "I got this flashlight free at harbor freight" to "give the sun a run for it's money" and also a really effective random strobe mode that will definitely disorientate a would-be rapist.

    I use a 18650 rechargeable battery (because that what I use in my vape) and it seriously lasts for a couple of months on a charge unless you are a coal miner or something.

    It's VERY well made. Definitely a step-up from the crowd. $70 or so. I have the slightly older model that the one I linked to. Not sure what the difference is though.

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