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Just wondering -which flashlights is in use out there???
 
Draco vs zeiss
 
 
Ellie Quad - on left side
 
 
Ellie Quad Ledlight 3600 Lumen output
 


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  Got a COAST LED LENSOR from Ho Ho. NICE light. Got some neat stuff in their catalog to.
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Surefire  G2
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Surefire G3 LED, 6P LED

If I need more, then I get out the spotlights  1 million and 5 million candle power.
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we use stream lights at the station, i use a led on my helmet, its great for smokey houses, but its terrible in those in between areas, where its only kinda dark, a regular halogen bulb flashlight is better in those cases.
the streamlight fire boxes are 80000 candle power.



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I use SureFire and MagLites. I love the MagLites 6 d cells, for certain apps. They make excellent attitude adjustment tools when needed.
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New Surefire L1 digital Lumamax.

I had a Fenix that was touted as better than Surefires, but the switch croaked out after a year.

 I replaced it with the Surefire above at 3 times the cost, and I don't regret a penny of it. I use a flashlight every day, and this is by far the best I've ever seen in it's class.
 I've had the same battery in it for the past six weeks and it appears as bright as ever. The beam is flat, with no holes in it, and when you get used to that, Maglights really come up short.
 I'll never fail to carry a good light every day from here on out. It's become as indespensable to me as a pocketknife. (Spyderco Endura)
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I always have a MagLite somewhere around, whether the car, boat or nightstand.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Surefire 6P

Mine looks like it's been dragged down a gravel road, but it's still kicking. 
It's one TOUGH flashlight, fo sho. 
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My 2 primary hunting flashlights are:
1. Surefire A2 Aviator digital Xenon / LED combination with blue LEDs.  Very tough, well-made flashlight and the blue LEDs help with blood trailing.
2. Inova X0 3-Watt Luxeon LED -- amazingly bright for a compact LED flashlight!  With an 82 lumen output, this light is much brighter than the Surefire's 50 lumen Xenon bulb, with longer run time!  As a comparison, the average 3 D-Cell Mag Light puts out about 25 lumens.  Like the Surefire, it has a tough hard anodized, machined aluminum case.

I also have a Princeton Tech 3 LED headband style light for hands-free navigating through the woods at night and several Mag Lights in various configurations.
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Soooo these are obsolete? What about these...
You could have one in any color for blood trailing, one for reading, one for raving, and even one to show your pride ~.

 


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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

My 2 primary hunting flashlights are:
1. Surefire A2 Aviator digital Xenon / LED combination with blue LEDs.  Very tough, well-made flashlight and the blue LEDs help with blood trailing.
2. Inova X0 3-Watt Luxeon LED -- amazingly bright for a compact LED flashlight!  With an 82 lumen output, this light is much brighter than the Surefire's 50 lumen Xenon bulb, with longer run time!  As a comparison, the average 3 D-Cell Mag Light puts out about 25 lumens.  Like the Surefire, it has a tough hard anodized, machined aluminum case.

I also have a Princeton Tech 3 LED headband style light for hands-free navigating through the woods at night and several Mag Lights in various configurations.
 
 Nice toys, Ted!  How do you like that Princeton headband light? I need to replace whatever it is that I have with a good one that's not too bulky or heavy. I'd be happy with a wide, solid beam of 30 to maybe 60 lumens. Haven't really shopped around yet.
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I have a maglite 3D cell for hunting, and a SureFire 9P( $78.00) on my M-4. No issues with either one !
Derek 
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Have a.. browning black ice.. pretty good but I still like my RAYOVAC!
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Surefire 6P
Streamlight Stinger and Scorpion


Streamlight Scorpion  Thunbs Up
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My Fenix PD30 goes everywhere I go.  most times nobody knows its there!!!
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Originally posted by Monster Monster wrote:


Soooo these are obsolete? What about these...
You could have one in any color for blood trailing, one for reading, one for raving, and even one to show your pride ~.

you gotta be careful with those, they will make your babies be born naked and glow in the dark.Bucky

 


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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:


 Nice toys, Ted!  How do you like that Princeton headband light? I need to replace whatever it is that I have with a good one that's not too bulky or heavy. I'd be happy with a wide, solid beam of 30 to maybe 60 lumens. Haven't really shopped around yet.
 
I like it pretty well.  It's light, compact, and comfortable to wear.  It has reasonably bright output.  I don't know if it will make 30 lumens, but it's bright enough for what I use it for -- navigating to and from hunting areas in the dark.  It's been more reliable and brighter than the cheap Ray-o-vac head lamp I once had.  I have the 3 LED model with continuous high, low, and strobe modes.  I believe it takes 1 AAA battery.
 
I don't know how it compares to some of the better headband lights out there now, but when I bought it, I preferred it over the Petzl brand headlamps, mainly because it was more compact, yet seemed to have similar output.  This was about 6 years ago, so things may have changed considerably since then, and I'm not sure whether my light is still offered anymore or not.  I don't think you can go wrong with the Princeton lights in general.  I'm sure the same applies to Petzl.
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UMMMMM.....I have a 2 AA cell mini Maglite........Really Sad And for headlights I'm stuck with GM. They're kind of bulky, and get horrible gas mileage, but that's what I have.
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Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

UMMMMM.....I have a 2 AA cell mini Maglite........Really Sad And for headlights I'm stuck with GM. They're kind of bulky, and get horrible gas mileage, but that's what I have.
 
  That 12 volt Sears Die-Hard gets pretty heavy to lug around in the woods, doesn't it?
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Steamlight ultra stinger rechargable and a strion rechargable mounted on my 870 super magnum . Various mini maglites ..... never had a problem with my streamlights .... switches all broke in my maglite rechargables ... quit buying them .
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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

UMMMMM.....I have a 2 AA cell mini Maglite........Really Sad And for headlights I'm stuck with GM. They're kind of bulky, and get horrible gas mileage, but that's what I have.
 
  That 12 volt Sears Die-Hard gets pretty heavy to lug around in the woods, doesn't it?
 
1100 cranking amp Interstate! Don't want to be left in the dark you know........even though that's what I'm used to.
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