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Old 17-06-2014, 04:52   #16
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Re: The Flashlight Thread

I got this cheapy spot light on spec, and actually, it's rather good. There's probably better to be had, but it was great at the price and I liked that it came with the 12v cigarette plug charger included.


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Old 17-06-2014, 05:00   #17
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Here's a nifty headlamp I don't even know where it came from, but I have had for a couple years and really like. Too bad it is a generic non-branded item, would be nice to get another. It has a switch and can either work with a single red or three white LED's
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But what really makes it handy it this little ratcheted hinge that let's you aim it. The strap part of the hinge has a nice little foam pad which stays put on your forehead and is comfortable to wear.

The Petzls look nice. Can you aim them?
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- 3D cell LED Maglite torch. Powerful and great battery life. Mounting clips available so it can be stored at a good location.
I have several Maglites at home, but I don't like them as boat flashlights for a couple of reasons:

1) They don't stay put on an inclined surface. I prefer something that has flat sides, not round.

2) I prefer plastic to aluminum construction, so if I drop it, it's not going to make a dent in cabin sole or take out a chip of gelcoat.

I have several headlights, an Eveready lantern, an old PrincetonTec xenon flashlight (small and sufficiently bright for most tasks; you can hold it in your teeth if needed), and a cheap Dorcy LED flashlight that is pretty bright.
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Old 17-06-2014, 05:50   #20
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Re: The Flashlight Thread

Take your pick, depends on how powerful you have a need for
look mostly under back up lights, extremely rugged, waterproof,dependable lights ( they have to be)

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This is my favorite little light, fits in you hand but it is 1,000 lumen. Only uses a 18650 rechargable Li-po battery though. It's my primary dive back-up light

Hog Morph 1000 Back Up Light -Spot [EDG0151] - $164.95 : Cave Adventurers!, We will NOT be undersold!!!
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I have several Maglites at home, but I don't like them as boat flashlights for a couple of reasons:

1) They don't stay put on an inclined surface. I prefer something that has flat sides, not round.

2) I prefer plastic to aluminum construction, so if I drop it, it's not going to make a dent in cabin sole or take out a chip of gelcoat.

I have several headlights, an Eveready lantern, an old PrincetonTec xenon flashlight (small and sufficiently bright for most tasks; you can hold it in your teeth if needed), and a cheap Dorcy LED flashlight that is pretty bright.
They do make an anti-roll accessory that fits over the lens end cap.

Aluminum tube filled with heavy D-cells is handy if you need to bludgeon the crew! ;-)
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There is a 3 cell mag Lite in the bilge of our boat that has been there for several years. It has a coating of oil on the nice rounded surfaces and is impossible to pick up with the grabbers we have. I wonder if it will still work if I ever get it out. It's a red one so I can see it down there waiting.. I wish it were magnetic.
Aw come on, dive on in there! It might be worth it!

Had a bottle of beer (not really beer...MGD) trapped in an obscure corner of the bilge on previous boat for years, it would roll around when the seas picked up, finally it slid within reach one day...did not look like it aged well.
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Seems like if I ever had a problem with a flashlight with a switch, it was the switch that was the problem and I have generally had good experience with O-ring twist-types.

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Switches and contact points are a continuous problem here in the tropics on anything electrical. To survive switches either need to be completely potted or completely serviceable...most are neither.
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My Surefire has served me well for over six years in various endeavors, and conditions.
Very bright light, tough and dependable, along with excellent battery life.
Batteries are a bit on the pricey side though. And could use a good lanyard.
I feel okay using it in a powerboat, but not my narrow canoes.
Rigging a lanyard is somewhere on my to do list.

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The Petzls look nice. Can you aim them?
Mine ratchets so that it can be aimed.
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So it looks like Hubble got out of the flashlight business and sold their patented hex-body design to Pelican which produces my old fav as the 2010 Nemo. Supposedly 32 hour life with 3 "C" cells and a light brightness from the LED close to Xenon. Very robust belt clip and lanyard ring. I ordered a couple, let you know how they work out.
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Mine ratchets so that it can be aimed.
I think the ratchet is key. We have a couple non-aimable ones that are practically worthless except for night-blinding your friends.
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I like the big 6 cell or 4 cell Mag Lite. It makes a helluva weapon... and when you have a flashlite in hand is usually when you will need a weapon! That's why the Cops have used them for so long.
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My EDC light is a Shiningbeam S-Mini that is powered by a single 18650 cell. On low it will provide about 50 lumens for over two weeks continuous (tested in a customer's cooktop) while awaiting parts. Had it for three years and use it every day at work and aboard with no issues other than several lanyards giving up.

Have a Fenix HL30 that gets used a lot too. Love hands free lighting for deck work at night.
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HI, I broke down and invested into a flashlight which does it all. Use for night time navigation, anchor watches, light up the ocean at night and see sea cretures
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