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Posted: 06/29/15 06:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Surefire G2. Great, bright dependable light. Buy quality.


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Costco - 1000 lumen flashlight. Bright. Sees far. Blinding on strobe.


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I believe in one of each. HF everywhere I might NEED a flash light flashlight and puck type. Surefire, Costco 500 and 1000 lum. Black light for desert creatures, lanterns both gas and battery, and the lighted flashing red cones for a night break down. IS THIS OVER KILL? Yah but I always have night vision weather it be seeing or blinding someone or thing. Now where the hell are those batteries? LOL

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I have some of the 3 pack Costco ones that work really well. But if you want bullet proof and recharageable look at something like this StreamLight or Surefire . I have had a Surefire for well over 20 years and it has been a great light, (replacement bulbs are a bit pricey around 20.00) but it all depends on what you want and are willing to pay for.

re-chargeable is nice but costly, the cheaper ones work well but need batteries.

One more consideration is a nice head lamp, I like these the best. Completely hand free. There are several to choose, from a price point of about 10.00 - 100.00


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I also carry this same light every single day. Fantastic. I did a LOT of research 4 years ago when I bought, best value, high quality.

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It really depends on what you want in a light and what you want to spend. Just a general around the camper light then get a $2 Wall-Mart special but if you want something brighter, easy to carry and will hold up to some abuse then one of the so called tactical lights would work well.

This Quark 4 sevens single AA light has spent the last 5 years in my pocket and is used almost daily. To make it even brighter I run Trustfire rechargeable Lithium batteries in it but in a pinch any old AA works just fine.

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Costco has a variety of them from 400 to 1500 lumens. clicky One issue, though is they are generally in muti-packs.

Before I found them in the store, I bought a two-pack from Menards, on sale for IIRC, about $20. Big one is 2xD cell and small one is 2xAA cell. Both are plenty bright. Also I got 4 of their little LED lanterns, free after rebate last year. They seem to run these on special regularly.

I've had a Mag-Lite for years. When the batteries leaked and ruined it, the battery company reimbursed me for the cost of a new one. Upgraded to a 3xD LED and it lights up the whole 1/4 acre back yards.

The tactical ones seem good, but holy cow, I hope I'd never leave a $180 flashlight in the restroom.

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I still have my service light, retired from FD and now keep this in the trailer!! Great light weight and very bright, has a 12v charger so its ready to go!! its almost ten years old but still as bright as the day I got it!! Also has seen some heavy abuse!!

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I've been impressed with the Coast brand. They're quality built, but not as expensive as the high end brands. They come with a good warranty.

I've seen some of the models for sale at hardware and big box home improvement stores. Not all models are as good. Look at the lumen output and if they have an adjustable beam.

This is the one I own

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We use small led flashlights from Harbor Freight. Surprisingly, they're bright and illuminate a good distance. Sometimes you can get them foe free!

It's worth a try.


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This revivew should help you to pick what suitable for your needs!
Personally I'm fine with ThruNite TC15, works great in camping/RV/garage and other outdoors activities!

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