Originally Posted by TxHeaven
I have been looking for a solid, BRIGHT flashlight. Headlamp would be great as well. Surefire is bright, but $189 for a FLASHLIGHT?! In your experience, is it worth it?
i'd have to look up the specs and what it came with to make that decision, but Surefire so far seems to be one of the top brands in flashlights.
i have the StreamLight brand Stinger LED. puts out 340 lumens, has an extra battery stick, two cords for charging, one is for 12 volt DC and the other is for 115 volts AC. paid about $180 and it's well worth what i paid. my other regular Stinger cost about $130 when i bought it about four years ago. but i can use the chargers and the battery sticksin both Stingers. i have a base in my truck, one in my office and one at work.
a quality LED flashlight is usually going to cost a bit. they tend to be made much better and put out much more light. many LEO's are using the Surefire and the StreamLight flashlights.
you can buy the cheaper LED that claim very high output of light for a really cheap price, but they tend to not last very long and are not as bright as claimed to be. you get what you pay for when buying flashlights.