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Old 23-04-2015, 07:58   #1
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Handheld spotlight?

We need a new hand held spotlight, and I am doing my homework, but..

What have you found best for a rechargeable, hand held light?

LED? Manufacturer? Ballpark price? Why did you choose it?


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Old 23-04-2015, 08:02   #2
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Re: Handheld spotlight?

I wouldn't buy anything other than an LED light. I have no brand or model suggestions, though. Go to the store and try them out. Pick what feels right to you.


An incandescent plug in spotlight came with my boat but since I've only used it once, I haven't considered a replacement.
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Old 24-04-2015, 01:50   #3
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I would go to an outdoor or camping store and see what kind of LED headlamps they have. There are plenty of very strong lamps available of all kinds of qualities. We have a cheap one specified for biking/ skiing which works great, it has a big button which can't be missed and has a sturdy battery pack and good cable (which is not the norm). It's not submersible, and if you want that you have to go to diving gear where it suddenly gets really expensive.
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Old 30-04-2015, 14:02   #4
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Re: Handheld spotlight?

Nitecore EA41
Small, LED
1000 lumen
4 AA batteries (or rechargeables)
Waterproof, rugged
Diffusor included
$58
Five star Amazon review (and I agree, mine is great)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Handheld spotlight?

Check out the spotlight from Marine Beam, looks awesome. And not that big of a form factor.

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Old 30-04-2015, 20:29   #6
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Re: Handheld spotlight?

I bought one of these :

Seems fine to me.

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-L...hium+spotlight
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Re: Handheld spotlight?

I use Ryobi battery powered drills and other tools. They make a great spotlight that uses the same 18 volt battery.
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Re: Handheld spotlight?

I have had a West Marine brand rechargeable LED hand held spotlight for two years now. It's just a great light, period. They have replaced it with a new model but it still looks like a bargain for 69 bucks.
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I use Ryobi battery powered drills and other tools. They make a great spotlight that uses the same 18 volt battery.
Me too. Love that I have all my power tools, spotlight, lantern, and fan all run off the same batteries. Have been using all of them for several years now and no issues so far. Great price too.
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Me too. Love that I have all my power tools, spotlight, lantern, and fan all run off the same batteries. Have been using all of them for several years now and no issues so far. Great price too.
A good fast charger is worth its weight in gold, too.
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Raindog, you know I love my Ryobi system. I recommended their spotlight over anything I sell in my store!
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