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UER Forum > Archived UE Tutorials, Lessons, and Useful Info > Flashlight (Viewed 18133 times)
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Flashlight
< on 4/21/2007 8:33 PM >
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I have been lurking here for a while and I know there are a thousand threads on this, but what is the best flashlight to have? I was going to get a SureFire G2, but I want a flashlight that runs longer than an hour for a reasonable price. I think I might get an LED Mag, but I don't really understand the difference between the "3-Cell D" and "4-Cell D" and what-not. I guess the more cells the more light the flashlight gives off? I don't know much about flashlights so any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 1 on 4/21/2007 10:04 PM >
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in b4 fleshlight...

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 2 on 4/21/2007 11:17 PM >
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Cool! How about those flashlights?

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 3 on 4/22/2007 12:03 AM >
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Posted by Nate Abel
I have been lurking here for a while and I know there are a thousand threads on this, but what is the best flashlight to have? I was going to get a SureFire G2, but I want a flashlight that runs longer than an hour for a reasonable price. I think I might get an LED Mag, but I don't really understand the difference between the "3-Cell D" and "4-Cell D" and what-not. I guess the more cells the more light the flashlight gives off? I don't know much about flashlights so any help would be appreciated.


Minimag 2AA or 3AA LED. ~$25
3AA is brighter, but also longer. These are good for 2-3 hours on regular batteries.

$30-40
Mag 3D or 4D LED. 3D runs for ~20hrs, 4D around 40 hrs on a set of batteries. Light output is very well regulated. I really don't like them, because they're cumbersome big.

~$33 shipped
Streamlight 4AA Luxeon 4-5 hours on rechargeable. 3 hrs on alkaline. This light has a regulator that keeps the output constant and non-dimming for a substantial portion of battery's useful life.

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 4 on 4/22/2007 10:30 AM >
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Posted by Deuterium


Minimag 2AA or 3AA LED. ~$25
3AA is brighter, but also longer. These are good for 2-3 hours on regular batteries.

I'd say that the 3AA LED is his best bet to start off with. As for the battery life, are you sure that it's just 2-3 hours?

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 5 on 4/22/2007 11:39 PM >
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Are you sure a Mini-Mag is a good choice? I'm sure you would know more than I, but I doubt they would put out a whole lot of light. I want a full-sized flashlight.

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 6 on 4/23/2007 3:25 AM >
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I build lights like no other!

Maglites that light stuff up at 800ft; while running for a couple days straight.
Modified Surefires to put out 3x the light and run on rechargeables, you name it.

It all depends on your price range.

The stock magLEDs suck-their maximum output is around 60 lumens and dims after 15 minutes. My modified 3D maglites put out 240->150 lumens for around 10 hours, and then 6 days of useable light.{around $80 for ue guys} The surefires I modify put out around 220 lumens for roughly 1.5 hours and use reachargeable lithiums.{around $120 for ue guys} PM me if you're interested.

As for as off the shelf lights:
Inova X1 for long running up close work; or get a minimag and a niteize 3led dropin

I second the Streamlight 4AA Luxeon; swap out the luxeon to a seoul SSC and get twice the brightness

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 7 on 4/23/2007 6:28 AM >
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Picked up a minimag with the LED conversion recently. It's definitely not the brightest thing ever, but I have no doubt that it would be perfectly sufficient to find my way anywhere if I wanted to be discreet. Personally, I like having my 4D maglite if I'm not worried about someone seeing the light, if it's during the day, or if I want to see more than 20ft in front of me (I doubt this little 2AA would've done the trick very well earlier today). But I think this little guy will be a good backup, so now I won't have to carry batteries for my mag and I don't have to worry about them running out in this with the LED's.

I don't have any experience with expensive flashlights, but I really don't think you need them. The brighter you are, the easier it is to see you.

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 8 on 4/24/2007 9:10 AM >
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You need to specify a price first.

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 9 on 4/24/2007 2:41 PM >
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Nothing over 35

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 10 on 4/25/2007 9:39 PM >
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Posted by Nate Abel
Nothing over 35


Minimag 2AA LED. Target or Wal-Mart.

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 11 on 4/26/2007 4:57 AM >
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Posted by Deuterium


Minimag 2AA LED. Target or Wal-Mart.

I got a 3AA version for either around that price or slightly cheaper at Home Depot. Just because it's a Mini, doesn't mean that it's not bright. LEDs put normal bulbs to shame.

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 12 on 4/26/2007 5:39 AM >
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Posted by Shawn W.

I got a 3AA version for either around that price or slightly cheaper at Home Depot. Just because it's a Mini, doesn't mean that it's not bright. LEDs put normal bulbs to shame.


Indeed. The 3AA is brighter than the 2AA, but I don't like it as much, because it's oddly long.

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 13 on 4/26/2007 1:37 PM >
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Posted by Nate Abel
I have been lurking here for a while and I know there are a thousand threads on this, but what is the best flashlight to have?


You are not ready.

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 14 on 4/27/2007 3:05 AM >
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10 foot pvc pipe from home depot. (And pipe caps.)
-$3.50
40000 lumen leds from eBay
-$10.00
5 superbad flashlights.
Priceless. (Or $13.00 for those of you who were doing the math...)

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 15 on 4/27/2007 8:29 PM >
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Posted by -MisfitStyle-


You are not ready.


No, I am. I got a regular Maglite for under $20, and it was not a mini and it was not on sale, but I lost it... Anyway, I should probably just buy another of the same kind. Whatever. That one was fine.


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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 16 on 5/6/2007 11:29 PM >
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Okay, so I ordered the Maglite Mini 3AA and it should be coming pretty soon. Thanks you guys.

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 17 on 5/13/2007 10:51 PM >
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At 120grams the Gators lightweight headlamp contains two 50,000hour burn-life, hi-powered 3wattLED lamps beside a 5mm ultra bright LED beacon. The lamps are set with broad-beam and spot-beam lenses and burn at a total brightness of 280 Lumens.

The three button intuitive and backlit handlebar mounted touch pad allows the rider to individually control headlamp brightness at 50 and 100%, while allowing for flashing or constant mode on the beacon lamp.

Powered by a Lithium Ion battery the unit burns at full brightness for four hours and 2,000 hours of beacon lighting. A smart charge system recharges the battery in 4 hours. Using a double connector you can connect two batteries to the Gator, doubling burn time while maintaining consistent battery output.

Weatherproof connectors keep the 3piece Gator watertight.


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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 18 on 5/16/2007 6:42 PM >
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Sweet, my light came yesterday. You guys were right, it kicks ass. Thanks.

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Re: Flashlight
<Reply # 19 on 5/16/2007 10:19 PM >
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you should have bought a fleshlight... best one out there.


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