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BeyondTheBox 01-02-2013 12:56 AM

I love flashlights, think they're a highly underrated tool. Like to keep one in car, bed side, with hiking gear, and toolbag. My problem is that I've yet to find that right medium where brightness, cast/throw, strobe options, and battery life are all sufficient. I've got some super high lumen count that have a short cast/throw our no beam adjust. And I've got little ones with decent lumen, short cast, good strobe options.

I'm looking for suggestions on a good pocketable light with a strong throw, high lumen and beam adjust and/or strobe.

Does anyone remember when Flashlights power we'd rated in "candle power"? Lol 1 million candle power. Hahahaha I'm glad they've moved onto lumens.

mudpupp 01-07-2013 06:47 AM

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forrest225 01-09-2013 03:56 AM

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Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox (Post 1075521)
I love flashlights, think they're a highly underrated tool. Like to keep one in car, bed side, with hiking gear, and toolbag. My problem is that I've yet to find that right medium where brightness, cast/throw, strobe options, and battery life are all sufficient. I've got some super high lumen count that have a short cast/throw our no beam adjust. And I've got little ones with decent lumen, short cast, good strobe options.

I'm looking for suggestions on a good pocketable light with a strong throw, high lumen and beam adjust and/or strobe.

Does anyone remember when Flashlights power we'd rated in "candle power"? Lol 1 million candle power. Hahahaha I'm glad they've moved onto lumens.

You don't see adjustable beams a whole lot anymore, but honestly I haven't missed it on my light that has an orange peel reflector. I still have a maglite for my car though, I figure if I ever needed to I could use it as a weapon.

armsmaster270 01-09-2013 04:25 AM

I keep a Streamlight Stinger DS on my headboard 315, 175 & 58 lumens, plus Strobe. An Ultra Stinger in my car 230 lumens. Also a high intensity pocket light when I am out.

I have been using streamlights since they came out when I was a young cop.

Axxe55 01-09-2013 04:31 AM

i have two Streamlights, an older Stinger and a new Stinger LED C4. Streamlight makes a very high quality flashlight and i really like the options you have for recharging them. i have vehicle mounted chargers in both my trucks and a wall mounted one inside my office. the PiggyBack charger is the way to go! charges the flashlight and the spare battery stick.

Vikingdad 01-09-2013 04:39 AM

I have had one of these for over a year now and wear it everywhere. Great idea!

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BeyondTheBox 01-09-2013 04:50 AM

Got a couple for my 2nd summer job, night golf course maintenance. Wouldn't do it if it weren't for the free golf. Lol. Well, that and I can drink on the job, nobody there but me.

Vikingdad 01-09-2013 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox (Post 1086146)
Got a couple for my 2nd summer job, night golf course maintenance. Wouldn't do it if it weren't for the free golf. Lol. Well, that and I can drink on the job, nobody there but me.

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BeyondTheBox 01-09-2013 05:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Vikingdad (Post 1086165)

Nice..........

It is... gorgeous landscape, clear sky with no telephone poles or wires obstructing view, and gas powered golf carts with no Governors on them driving in the dark. Wish I could quit my day job, live in a state where is always summer and do this for a living. I'd die a happy man. Lol

Is the simple things.

Vikingdad 01-09-2013 05:23 AM

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Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox (Post 1086168)
It is... gorgeous landscape, clear sky with no telephone poles or wires obstructing view, and gas powered golf carts with no Governors on them driving in the dark. Wish I could quit my day job, live in a state where is always summer and do this for a living. I'd die a happy man. Lol

Is the simple things.

Well, I won't object to drinking while playing golf (heck, that was my handicap when I played:D) but drinking on the job? Not so much.


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