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#3384178 - 05/29/14 05:55 PM Got A New Flashlight...
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 5390
Loc: MIchigan
I collect flashlights... so I'm a little geeked at the moment.
I bought it because you can clip it on to your shirt and work hands free. Plus the end is magnetic so it will hang horizontely and project the light down. Seems pretty bright but will test it out when it gets dark. Got it at Sears for FREE with my SYW points. Lists for $5.99


http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Gri...18/product.html


Edited by Warstud (05/29/14 05:56 PM)

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#3384189 - 05/29/14 06:08 PM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud]
DBMaster Offline


Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 5322
Loc: DFW
I understand. I'm a bit of a flashlightaholic myself. I went crazy when LED models started hitting the market. I end up giving them away as family and friends need them so I am down to "only" about ten at the moment. I have certain favorites, like my Maglite Solitaire with aftermarket LED conversion (don't think Mag ever offered one). It was a useless freebie before the conversion, but is now downright usable.

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#3384210 - 05/29/14 06:33 PM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud]
Errtt Offline


Registered: 11/14/10
Posts: 2806
Loc: California
Yes... a few dozen LEDs, few chargers and loads of batteries = addicting alright. My last one has reversible clip so I can clip it to the bill of hat and a magnetic base - handy.
LEDs have come a long way, so that's all I have now.
Candlepower has some good reviews.

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#3384224 - 05/29/14 06:48 PM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud]
crgstvrs Offline


Registered: 06/14/13
Posts: 61
Loc: tennessee
I haven't looked up anything on these flashlights but I have several in both neon yellow and black. they are bayco nightsticks with dual lights led take three batteries. anyone know anything about them they seem to put out quite a bit of light for their size

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#3384408 - 05/29/14 09:31 PM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud]
Vikas Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 11249
Loc: NorthEast
I have never counted total but I suspect they have already crossed the half century mark. Few of them are my favorite depending upon their price and functionality. If they are too expensive, I use them very little but if they are cheap and good, I (ab)use them quite a lot. I have also discovered that good headlamp without hotspot makes great working light for doing almost any type of work in the garage or even inside.

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#3391000 - 06/06/14 07:38 PM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud]
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Registered: 04/17/06
Posts: 19528
Loc: Lake Forest, CA
I bought 4-5 cheap flashlights(the most expensive one was $9 and cheapest one was $3.50) the last 3-4 months and my wife complaint about "too many flashlights". Your other didn't raise her voice for over "half century" flashlights ?
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#3391135 - 06/06/14 10:16 PM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud]
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Registered: 05/15/06
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Costco has a two pack of LED flashlights that put out a reported 500 lumens. $25 Aluminum construction, 6 "C" duracell batteries included. I have about 6 of these and they are the brightest flashlights I have and the batteries seem to last forever.
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#3391188 - 06/06/14 11:34 PM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud]
Vikas Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 11249
Loc: NorthEast
I don't smoke and only drinks I have is occasional beer or wine when we visit friends over the weekend. So I don't have too many avenues to waste money. The boss lets me indulge in small off the book expenses on flashlights and "car stuff"; I am lucky in that sense.

This week alone I ordered three the different colored SK68 (I always liked the black and the silver ones) and bought an EagleEye X2 warm white.

You should try a decent 18650 based light, I think you will get hooked on it. Tell me your budget, I will suggest something which will delight you.





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#3391259 - 06/07/14 06:05 AM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Vikas]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5214
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Hello, I love this thread.
Years ago I had a Ray-O-Vac Workhorse flashlight-2 D cell- Krypton bulb.
It was by far the best light on the camping trip. Everyone kept asking to borrow it. Kira

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#3391297 - 06/07/14 07:34 AM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 5390
Loc: MIchigan
Vikas...I have one of those black Ultrafires...it's an awesome little light.

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#3391441 - 06/07/14 12:15 PM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud]
HTSS_TR Offline


Registered: 04/17/06
Posts: 19528
Loc: Lake Forest, CA
I have 2 of these mini Ultrafires that use 1 AA battery or 14500, one with zoom and one with 3 modes. I paid about $3.50 each shipped from China. They are very bright for a small flashlight.
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#4246841 - 11/11/16 11:58 AM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: HTSS_TR]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35838
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
I have 2 of these mini Ultrafires that use 1 AA battery or 14500, one with zoom and one with 3 modes. I paid about $3.50 each shipped from China. They are very bright for a small flashlight.

Sorry, I know it's an old thread. I'm not a hardcore flashlight collector, but once in a while the urge comes on to buy one. A few months back I bought something similar to these mini Ultrafires, but Housbell branded. They have zoom and 3 light modes. They are 2 for $8 from Amazon, shipped from US, so you don't have to wait for them to arrive from China. Good little lights.



I also just ordered this Anker LC90 one. It uses a Cree LED XM-L2 chip and comes with an 18650 battery and can be re-charged directly in the body, using the provided mini-USB cable. Although, if you're big into flashlights, you probably already own a standalone 18650 battery charger, so that may not be of much interest.

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#4247076 - 11/11/16 04:58 PM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud]
Vikas Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 11249
Loc: NorthEast
This is the flashlight that I got few months ago. It is insanely bright and dirt cheap. It washes out a typical car headlight. I harvested few 18650 from old laptop batteries to play with it but later ordered good set of batteries for this light. So before ordering, make sure you have good (Sanyo/Panasonic/Samsung) 4x18650 *protected* batteries and multi-slot charger.


Unfortunately, it is no longer available from the place where I bought it from :-(

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#4248678 - 11/13/16 03:01 PM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Vikas]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35838
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: Vikas
Unfortunately, it is no longer available from the place where I bought it from :-(

How much was it? I see it on Amazon for $21, but it's now the 9x version, not the 7x.
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#4248743 - 11/13/16 05:01 PM Re: Got A New Flashlight... [Re: Warstud]
Vikas Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 11249
Loc: NorthEast
Go for it! I paid $21 at Gearbest.

But be realistic of your expectation. Yes, it will be bright but will not be anywhere near the claimed lumens bright. Also don't expect great heat-sinking and being able to run this light for hours. This is a fun and brag light. If you want this type of output in a name brand light you will most like pay 20-40x the price of this one.

I am always amused when people buy $20 item and expect it to have the quality and durability of $800 item aka HF vs SnapOn. If you are not one of them, you will enjoy this light.

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