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    LED flashlights

    I want to buy a new flashlight, I'm currently using a LED Lenser 400 lumens that uses 3 aaa batteries which has

    worked fine for me but I want to try a rechargeable style....was thinking about the Fenix pd135 what do you guys think? Any other ideas? What are you guys wearing one your belts?

    I want one that will be for everyday use (quality is a must) and worn on my belt next to my Leatherman surge.

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    This is what I carry, keep two in the truck so one is always charged up ready to go. They are rechargeable LED flashlights. No need to buy batteries, about fifteen bucks apiece. I keep a small inverter that plugs into the cigarette lighter in my truck to charge things when I'm on the road. These lights are very very bright and quite light weight.

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/z/AmUAAOSw6EhUO4g~/$_35.JPG

    The LED's you can see in the link above is for home use if the power goes out. I never use those bulbs. There are, I think, ten LED bulbs that shine out when in normal use. If you want a belt clip, be pretty easy to make one.

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    Oh yeah, they're called Ecoilite's. You'll have to copy and paste that link above if you want to see what they look like.

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    http://www.surefire.com/illumination...-nitrolon.html

    This is very similar to what I carry daily. Mine is not an LED light, I bought it before those were a "thing" and have carried it every day since except for my wedding day.

    My light is: http://www.surefire.com/illumination...-original.html

    I've worn out more belt holsters than I can remember with it and the dang thing just keeps on working.



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    I have a Fenix UC40. Best flashlight I have personally used. USB rechargeable and in a pinch can use batteries. I charge it maybe once a week depending on use. Usually have it on the 2nd lowest setting which is 300 lumens. Top setting is 960 lumens I think. Dropped it a few times and still works like brand new.

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    I've been pleased with the Streamlight I got, its the Polystinger to be exact.
    http://www.streamlight.com/en-us/pro...uct.html?pid=9
    Its had the living **** beat out of it, but keeps on working.
    I have a cord that plugs in the 12V plug in the glovebox, and that's where it lives till I need it.
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    Or you could use this link -

    http://tinyurl.com/l2wjqcm

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    This is what I carry, keep two in the truck so one is always charged up ready to go. They are rechargeable LED flashlights. No need to buy batteries, about fifteen bucks apiece. I keep a small inverter that plugs into the cigarette lighter in my truck to charge things when I'm on the road. These lights are very very bright and quite light weight.

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/z/AmUAAOSw6EhUO4g~/$_35.JPG

    The LED's you can see in the link above is for home use if the power goes out. I never use those bulbs. There are, I think, ten LED bulbs that shine out when in normal use. If you want a belt clip, be pretty easy to make one.

    EDIT:
    Oh yeah, they're called Ecoilite's. You'll have to copy and paste that link above if you want to see what they look like.
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    I lose flashlights more often than socks in a dryer. So after years of leaving pricy flashlights all over the place / suppling the rest of the world with great flashlights - I started using cheap bright flashlights and just losing them before or soon after the batteries get low.

    That being said; I do have a great flashlight in my tool pouch which is LED out the end and also LED array out the side. It has an oval body and a magnet opposite to the sidelight to fix it in place. It has remained with me long enough to have it's four AAA batteries replaced a few times. This may be because it is slightly too long to fit easily into a short or jacket pocket. <g>
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    I carry a Fenix PD22. It's small but powerful.I carry it inside my pocket.I also carry a Streamlight stylus pro in my shirt pocket with my t stat screwdriver and jumper.

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    Heh heh, that is perhaps the first time I've ever clicked on one of those tiny url's. Just too many scams with viruses out there to be worth the chance of infecting the computer. Guess I trusted your use of the link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    Or you could use this link -

    http://tinyurl.com/l2wjqcm

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    There's another LED I've been playing with, lately and I can't believe that I forgot to mention it earlier.

    The Larry Light.

    Most places that I've seen them sell 'em for about $10.

    https://www.nebotools.com/prod_details.php?id=165

    Just an awesome little tool to stick in the toolbag.



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    I like the Larry light too.For its size ,it does a great job.The magnet is great also.

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    http://www.terraluxportable.com/product/tlf-3002aa-bk/

    These are hard to beat. I wear mine in a holster on my belt I use it so much.

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    Here is another link you can trust. And bookmark for yourself.

    http://tinyurl.com

    It's good for posting really long addresses - but I don't use it much because it hurts the archives here. Someone looking and reading and researching a year or two from now will find it 404's them.

    If it's something which someone may find important five or ten years from now I post the full address and also maybe a tiny-url link to our convenience. But I also want to have the full link for those coming along behind us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Heh heh, that is perhaps the first time I've ever clicked on one of those tiny url's. Just too many scams with viruses out there to be worth the chance of infecting the computer. Guess I trusted your use of the link.
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    Streamlight Strion rechargable all day
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    http://www.milwaukeetool.com/power-t...ess/49-24-0146
    Same battery as my mini sawzall and driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BALloyd View Post
    I have a Fenix UC40. Best flashlight I have personally used. USB rechargeable and in a pinch can use batteries. I charge it maybe once a week depending on use. Usually have it on the 2nd lowest setting which is 300 lumens. Top setting is 960 lumens I think. Dropped it a few times and still works like brand new.
    I pulled the trigger on a Fenix uc35 'cause I wanted the button on the back , but thanks for the info...can't wait for my new UC35.

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    I have always been a Streamlight fan - LED Stinger is my go to. But I'm always open to change - I'm going to check Fenix out.

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    5 year warranty $125.. 1000 lumens..500 Lumens and 250 lumen settings..rechargeable battery includedName:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1421092606.962132.jpg
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    Overheat protection


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    I've been using an older version of this http://www.foursevens.com/products/QT2A-X-AE
    Its a 4sevens Quark Tactical QT2A-X. I've had it a few years and use rechargeable enoloops.

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