What's a good hand held spotlight?

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What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby 10gaOkie » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:17 pm

Looking for a good powerful hand held spotlight for my duck boat. 12v plug in or rechargeable.

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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby vincentpa » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:07 am

Browning High noon. Don't buy a rechargeable unless its a lithium ion battery. It won't last a year.
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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby woodysniper » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:04 pm

Streamlight Waypoint, runs off of a cord or 4 C batteries.
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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby Garand » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:20 pm

Can't go wrong with this 2000Lumen light from Wal-Mart!
Costs $49.99 comes with home and auto charging cables. has a very tight beam, we used it all last season to navigate our way across the lake, its sitting on the charger by my blind bag right now just waiting for season to open this year!
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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby 10gaOkie » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:32 pm

How long does it operate on one charge? Looks like something promising! I have not been much on rechargeables but might try this one. Thanks!

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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby Garand » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:05 pm

10gaOkie wrote:How long does it operate on one charge? Looks like something promising! I have not been much on rechargeables but might try this one. Thanks!

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I've never run it out of juice, but I usually throw it on the charger in the truck on the way to and from the lake.
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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby 10gaOkie » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:59 pm

I may end up having to find one on Ebay. I went to three Walmarts tonight looking for one.....no luck. They had Brinkman and B&D, thats it.

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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:30 am

got one similar from bunnings...awesome and they last for ages being LED.
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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby mudpack » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:09 am

I've had a lot of spotlights over the years. My advice is this: the worst plug-in light will give better service all-around than the best rechargeable.
My boat motor is manual start, so I even go to the trouble of rigging/charging a motorcycle battery just for the spotlight.
I had an $8, bargain-bin plug-in that I used for 7 years. My current spotlight is a $12 cheapie that is going strong after 3 seasons.
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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby Garand » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:13 am

10gaOkie wrote:I may end up having to find one on Ebay. I went to three Walmarts tonight looking for one.....no luck. They had Brinkman and B&D, thats it.

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Or AMAZON
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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby jpothof » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:38 pm

I just went through the same thing as my old spotlight left a lot to be desired. I went with this one: "Stanley HIDLIS Lithium Ion Rechargeable Spotlight". I found it on amazon but its available elsewhere. Here's what I liked about it.

1. HID bulb which is more durable than a filament bulb (halogen) and has better penetration than an LED
2. Lithium ion battery for better life and more recharges
3. Has AC and DC adapter. I run it off the DC plug in the boat, never have to worry about running out of power, but have the flexibility to go cordless if the situation dictates.

Only con is it goes dead after 30 minutes on if not plugged in. I usually just keep it plugged in so not an issue for me plus I don't need 30 minutes of spotlight to get into the marsh.

I've only had it out a half dozen times so can't speak to reliability yet, but it is really bright (2400 lumens). One bay is easily 1/2 mile across and it lit up the opposite shoreline easily.
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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby 10gaOkie » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:52 pm

The spot that you spoke of is supposed to hold a charge for 12 mo.

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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby Berex » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:08 am

Stream light waypoint bright tough lasts forever on batteries and can be plugged in
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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby 10gaOkie » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:00 pm

Thanks guys for your imput. I bought the spotlight that is pictured in the post above. Only mine is the Black & Decker version. Same light though. So far, I am impressed.

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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby Garand » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:44 pm

10gaOkie wrote:Thanks guys for your imput. I bought the spotlight that is pictured in the post above. Only mine is the Black & Decker version. Same light though. So far, I am impressed.

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Glad to hear it!
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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby 10gaOkie » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:49 pm

You were right, its the most powerful I have found and the brightest. The beam is very narrow like you said. I really didnt think I would find such a spotlight. It might not be so good with a guy that has big hands though. It fits my smaller size hands perfect. The only neg thing I found was most of the stores were sold out of them. People are catching on to this light.

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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby sim559 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:28 pm

stay away from the cheap china made stuff. Try a pelican 9410 has 3 modes and lights up whatever you want to see and it can,t see you back or the 8060 3 cells and 8 hours of run time. Both are nice and they both have sophisticated chargers that will not over charge . Even when left on for a year or more. I use both every night. I have dropped the 8060 several times and it still works
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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby 10gaOkie » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:59 am

I used my new B&D 10watt LED spotlight on hunts this weekend. Simply an awsome light. Thanks again Garand, my light is just like yours only doesnt have the Stanley name, is red instead of yellow. I found out they are the same light as Stanley and B&D are the same company. As long as I am able to keep it dry, I should be good to go for some time. I added a lanyard to mine, using it mostly in the boat over water.

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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby O.D.Lid » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:21 pm

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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby greenbean » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:02 pm

Now that you got it all figured out, all I can suggest is the smaller b&d handheld that runs on AA batteries. We use em gator hunting and duck hunting, batteries last forever...I dont trust rechargeables at all. Might be handy backup at $16.99 at the wally world. You know the old saying, two is one, one is none.
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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby boilers22 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:11 am

Does anyone know of a handheld 12V (not recharageable) LED that has a spot/flood combo beam that they've had good luck with? I only plan to use it while running the river in the boat. Obviously the brighter the better, hopefully next year I can afford a light bar for the front...
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Re: What's a good hand held spotlight?

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:55 pm

Optronics Blue Eye Beam marine spotlight. Have used for a long time.great light for running a boat. Cut plug off add connectors for battery.
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