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Offline 68wj

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Bright Ideas
« on: September 25, 2015, 08:30:08 PM »
Had a flashlight conversation with Oscar this week and I thought it would make a good thread here. 

My edc has been a Streamlight ProTac HL and is a fantastic light but its size often gets in the way. Going to give a JetBeam PC10 for similar performance and half the size. Arrives tomorrow from Amazon.

Rechargeable lithium cells are also much better and common with options for single or double cr123 replacement. Performance improves too but too cheap and your light may become an incendiary device.

Just after ordering my JetBeam I was referred to this light forum made light. Amazing specs http://m.banggood.com/BLF-A6-CREE-XPL-1600LM-7-4modes-EDC-LED-Flashlight-p-991823.html

So, what are you using?
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Re: Bright Ideas
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 09:27:49 PM »
Nice looking light.

My every day light is a quark AA tactical by 4Sevens.

My rifle light is a jet Beam M3.

And recently I acquired a jetbeam hc24 which is an awesome little headlamp. USB rechargeable with 4200 mah lithium batteries and 800 lumens.
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Re: Bright Ideas
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 10:23:21 PM »
Have you contacted Princeton Tec yet?  My headlamp is their Apex for great area light and a long reaching spot.
http://www.princetontec.com/apex
You can find their lifetime warranty info from the link too.  I had one of their early model LED lights with a flickering bulb. Sent it in for warranty and since it was discontinued they upgraded me.
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Re: Bright Ideas
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 10:55:06 PM »
Nice. I haven't yet but will
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Re: Bright Ideas
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2015, 11:57:58 AM »
I usually carry a mag light but want to find a good compact size light to keep handy in the Jeep
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Re: Bright Ideas
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2015, 03:47:04 PM »
Olight s20. Or 20r if you want a rechargeable
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Re: Bright Ideas
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2015, 03:19:15 PM »
I have always liked surefire but they need batteries that can be expensive. Great lights though.


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Re: Bright Ideas
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2015, 03:22:55 PM »
I have always liked surefire but they need batteries that can be expensive. Great lights though.


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123's are much cheaper than they used to be and can last a long gone time. If you still use the light often tbough, consider rechargeable replacements. Nitecore Sysmax Intellicharge i4, Four Bays universal home/car smart battery charger, Two Nitecore 18650 NL183 2300mAh rechargeable batteries, Two Nitecore RCR123 NL166 650mAh rechargeable batteries with 2 X EdisonBright AA to D type battery spacer/converters bundle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BD4VT0M/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_-cecwb7QWCKVJ
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Re: Bright Ideas
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2015, 05:57:08 PM »
Way too many to name.  I'm a longtime Surefire fan but haven't bought any in a few years.  Their lights are solid but there is just so much more on the market now.  I lost my favorite everyday carry light, it was an HDC EDC and was not cheap :(.

4sevens and Fenix are my go to manufacturers these days.  4sevens is right here outside Atlanta too.  I have tried to get into rechargeable but just don't seem to have good luck.  Most of my lights are CR123 single or double.  I have some AA just to have lights with common batteries.  I know the technology is much better now so need to give rechargeable another chance.
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Re: Bright Ideas
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2015, 08:08:10 PM »
Cr123 should take an 18650
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