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I have no idea what happened to my GREAT little, yellow and black flashlight with a tab on it like a click pen for your pocket.
I forget the name too.....
Anyone know? Or have a good tip on a small, powerful light
 

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War Wagon said:
Best flashlight i ever bought is a Shurefire. Model # E1L Outdoorsman . They are a little pricey but can they throw a beam. Check them out
x2... Another vote for Surefire. A few guys in my hunting group including myself own them and love them. I also carry a LED Defender Surefire in my truck and will use it for camping. Superior quality and REALLY bright... the only issue imo is the price. That said, I have bought all of mine on some really big sales doing some internet searching.
 

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Another thing I woudl look at is something that runs on either a single or 2 AA batteries. You can get some pretty bright lights that run on these cells. The best AA rechargeable batteries are Sanyo Eneloops. Makes for a very cost effective flashlight when you run these batteries.

I used to run the lights that only took CR123 primaries, but it gets too expensive if you like to actually use the light alot. The AA eneloops really are the way to go unless you want to step up to Lithium Ion rechargeables, but thats a whole new game.
 

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I have a sure-fire.... they are military issue, and its relatively small (~5in) and its almost a spot light!

the 123 batteries that they run can be had for reasonable if you look around and buy in bulk.

this is what I run with the rail mount taken off-
http://www.surefire.com/m951xm07-with-d ... mount.html
 

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Streamlight reachargeable or sportsmans has a 500 lumen ruger light for 50 bucks right now
 

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I have 2 sure fires and they are great flashlights and very bright. The problem is that they are very expensive to buy and they use cr123 batteries. Cr123 batteries cost $3.00 to $3.50 each and run time in a sure fire is about an hour. I recently discovered a really great flashlight. It's a mini Maglite pro . It uses 2 AA batteries and runs for 2 plus hours. It is extremely bright, it puts out 245 lumins. It has a little wider beam than a sure fire. It uses a super bright led bulb that will last thousands of hours. It is way way brighter than old mini mag lights. Cost $30. I now have a Mini Maglite Pro for home, truck, boat and shop.
 

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success said:
Go with a malkoff dropin in a p60 host!
Good call! I have one of his 2-AA twisty's with a M31 Nichia 219 drop in from Illumination Supply. It has awesome tint, color rendering, and nice floody beam. It also doubles as my headlamp in one of those Fenix headbands.

Another recommendation would be a Zebralight. The flashlights come with a headband and they have a great user interface. They are nice, but I would take a Malkoff over one any day. Here is one that I have:
http://www.zebralight.com/SC51w-Flashli ... _p_45.html
 

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Streamlight makes an excellent light for the money! The Stylus is nice to keep in your pocket and is surprisingly bright. I also have a headlamp with green led/white led/xenon bulbs, and it works very well, and is lightweight to boot. I have a Polytac on my M4 rifle, and for $40 is probably one of the brightest LED lights Ive ever seen.

Streamlight if you're like me and on a budget, Surefire if not.
 

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i will say this, i have a streamlight strion led flashlight which i use everyday between work and hunting, etc. it was about 115 bucks, but i must say this light is so bright i use it as my primary navigating light. no qbeam or lightbar, just what i can keep in my pocket. it is 100% waterproof, and extremely durable. my experience with surefire is they arent worth the extra money. i have replaced the light housing in mine twice, and my military buddies have had similar luck with them. i fell out of my boat at high tide and the streamlight fell out of my pocket, sinking to the bottom of the swamp. i thought i lost it but i went to scout that creek i was in when i fell out and found saw it barely poking out of the water. it stayed completely underwater in the mud for 10 days, and not a drop of water was in the light, housing or push button. it still wanted to turn on! the battery was leaking acid from sitting in cold water for so long so when i contacted streamlight and told them about it they replaced the battery for free even after i told them how long it sat under water. just got my battery back yesterday and it works like a champ.
 

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Just ordered a pair of Streamlights AA and AAAA on amazon...
$45 for the pair and free delivery.
I had the original army green one that finally just rotted out after 20 years and then lost the replacement yellow.
This will be my 3rd and 4th so I guess I like them........

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