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Recommend me a good flashlight. #4479514
08/05/17 01:32 AM
08/05/17 01:32 AM
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southern mo
ram_man Offline OP
ram_man  Offline OP
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I have a rechargeable pen light from stream light I bought it from the Matco tool guy. It has been an awful pos honestly. What would be a good durable flashlight that is also very bright. Thank you everyone.


2014 dodge dart GT
1995 Dodge ram 1500


Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: ram_man] #4479516
08/05/17 01:39 AM
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Waco, TX
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What size?

I carry a little 3W single-AAA "MXDL" in my front right pocket, clipped next to my knife.
I never go anywhere without it.
EVER.

For a bigger (18650 cell style) light: Fenix.
Expensive, yes - but the "copies" don't work as well.


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Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: ram_man] #4479523
08/05/17 01:47 AM
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Virginia
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Virginia
The "Larry" light,

https://www.nebotools.com/prod_details.php?id=403&cid=16

There is a big one, this is the little one...


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Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: ram_man] #4479533
08/05/17 03:00 AM
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MTL, CANADA
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MTL, CANADA
Mag light LED.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: ram_man] #4479535
08/05/17 03:17 AM
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Great Lakes
Quattro Pete Offline
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Originally Posted By: ram_man
What would be a good durable flashlight that is also very bright. Thank you everyone.

What does "very bright mean"? 100 lumen? 1,000 lumen? 10,000 lumen?

What beam pattern do you want? Flood or spot/throw?

What size are you looking for?

What type of batteries are you interested in using?

Do you need the ability to plug the light in to recharge it?


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Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: ram_man] #4479575
08/05/17 05:27 AM
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Chicago Burbs
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Chicago Burbs
Go to candlepowerforums.com

And while you're there, ask them about oil.
Ha.

Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: ram_man] #4479584
08/05/17 05:41 AM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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Upstate NY
Look at Pelican flashlights. I have several. All waterproof. My favorite is an LED Saberlite.


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Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: ram_man] #4479622
08/05/17 06:42 AM
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Ceciltucky Maryland
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Home Depot sells a 2 AA battery flashlight called the Rayovac Indestructible. Bright, two settings, and just about unbreakable. 17 dollars.

Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: ram_man] #4479676
08/05/17 07:45 AM
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FL, USA
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FL, USA


I carry one of these daily for years at work as a service engineer. It clips nicely to the inside of my pants pocket. Highly recommended.


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Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: ram_man] #4479710
08/05/17 08:32 AM
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West Michigan
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I've used a fenix L0Dce for years as my edc. Been absolutely great! Their product line has changed so look at the website to see which would be best for you.


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Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: ram_man] #4479716
08/05/17 08:38 AM
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US-WA
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I payed about 4 bucks a piece for T6 Cree chipped flashlights from China on eBay. The ones with a green band for focus of the beam. Price to power ratio is unbeatable. A cheap poor Chinese battery runs 2+ hours, haven't found a better deal yet.


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Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: ram_man] #4479770
08/05/17 09:36 AM
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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Mag Lite. They have every size you want, and it's the standard all other lights compare to.

If you're a Rock 'n' Roll roadie or lighting tech in any stadium, TV crew, opera house ... you name it ... and you don't have a mini Mag Lite hanging from your neck, you will get laughed out of the building. Plus your black T-shirt. I said black; no exceptions.


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Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: ram_man] #4479828
08/05/17 10:34 AM
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Slinger, Wisconsin
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Slinger, Wisconsin
Nitecore makes good quality LED flashlights that can be found on Amazon. I have an older EA41 that has been reliable and super bright for its small size. Looks like the current EA11 is under $60 and quite nice.


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2016 Mazda CX-5 AWD Grand Touring (wife) - Castrol Edge 0w20 - Premium Guard PG4612EX
Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: Johnny2Bad] #4479891
08/05/17 11:35 AM
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MIchigan
Warstud Offline
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MIchigan
Originally Posted By: Johnny2Bad
Mag Lite. They have every size you want, and it's the standard all other lights compare to.


I've had terrible luck with Mag-Lites. Owned 2 and threw 1 at the basement wall in frustration with it's dependability.

Re: Recommend me a good flashlight. [Re: ram_man] #4480007
08/05/17 02:01 PM
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NM, USA
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NM, USA
I have 3 of these and given several away to friends. Great, reliable, bright lights, especially with a 3.6v Li-ion 14500
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