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Old 26-06-2011, 23:24   #16
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Re: Seeking a Good D Cell Searchlight

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I'm looking for a rechargeable searchlight. Since I have a load of high capacity 10,000 mAh NiMH D cells for a few Mag lights I use, I do not want to switch over to (yet another) battery size. Are there any reasonably priced (~50 dollar) lights that someone could recommend? Even better if I could run it off my 12v system via cord also.

I'm using Xeccon D2 , which fitted with 18650 rechargeable battery. Maybe it is the right flashlight you are looking for.

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Old 27-06-2011, 04:51   #17
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Re: Seeking a Good D Cell Searchlight

I prefer a mag-light type flashlight with a good focused beam over a powerful spot (have a plug-in spot I never use) because it is far too easy to ruin night vision with the spot. All I need to do is sweep it across one stainless suport or patch of white canvas and all I can see is spots. Night vision and a bright spot are mutually exclusive.

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Re: Seeking a Good D Cell Searchlight

i get the ace hardware under 20 dollar rechargeable searchlight and close my eyes when i use it..LOL... saves night vision that way--is a quick sweep of my sail and done.
yes i have catatracts so i do lose night vision and have bad accommodation. but i wont use a pricey one -- the one from ace is just about right with 1.5 million candle power for lighting the sails.
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Re: Seeking a Good D Cell Searchlight

I have one of these. It runs on AA batteries and is well into the "tactical" realm of flashlights as far as power goes. It's by far bright enough to light up an anchorage, and small enough for use in the engine room / onboard. At ~$70 it's not cheap by any stretch but if you want a do-anything flashlight I'd highly recommend it. Coast LED Lenser HP8420 LED Lenser Focusing LED Flashlight T7: Home Improvement
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Re: Seeking a Good D Cell Searchlight

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4 D cells at $59.99 this is the one.
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