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  • Best torch?

    I have a couple of Maglites but I'm not very keen on them. They're not that bright and they're heavy.

    What torches do you like?

    Thanks!
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    Originally posted by kookicat View Post
    I have a couple of Maglites but I'm not very keen on them. They're not that bright and they're heavy.

    What torches do you like?

    Thanks!
    Oh you Brit person!

    Maglites are fantastic, but believe it or not, my kid killed one.

    I am sticking with the cheap ones now. I can have an army of those every place for the same price, and just toss them when they break (which they never do)

    of course, you can't use them as well to whomp people upside the head, like you could with a Maglite....slight draw-back.

    The new LED ones are super bright and supposedly use less battery power...

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      #3
      I may have killed one or two Maglites...

      I had one a few years ago and it was fantastic. It went missing and the two I bought to replace it just don't seem the same.

      Never thought of a LED one. Hmm...
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      • #4
        I find I get more use out of the headlight style as it leaves both hands free (and my fingers cannot possibly forget to hang on to it). I have quite the assortment here, from the huge light that takes the monster square battery to a little one that needs to be cranked to work to a very tiny one on my keyring. The ones I use most besides the headlight are the ones with a big enough wrist strap to actually put my hand through - a sad lacking in many flashlights where the strap seems to be mostly decorative.
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        • #5
          LED lights are very bright for short distances, unless you go to the really expensive ones, over 120 lumens.

          The old type are better to do stuff like I just did, follow the highline to see where there is something off, our neighbor doesn't has lights to his well that works off our line.
          The LED lights would not reach the top of the poles, the old type flashlight did.

          We had some fierce winds today and one of the wires got very loose and is shortening against a supporting wire, so the electric company is here getting that sorted out.

          They use a bright spot light off their truck's battery.
          Now that lights the night!

          I like the ball cap LEDs that clamp to the visors because they fit in my mouth just right to do small stuff, like open locks, etc.

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          • #6
            I was going to start a thread about this pretty soon, but hadn't gotten around to it.

            Stick with Cree leds. Best for now is XM-L U2


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            you have to order the charger and batteries separately.

            charger http://www.ebay.com/itm/300744560859...84.m1423.l2649

            batteries: Li Ion
            http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-UltraFir...item256a9bd3b2

            I've been using these for a while now. The switch is a little bit of a PIA but not bad once you learn to operate it. It's bright enough to drive a car by.
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            • #7
              I've always liked the maglite, (and it is nice to be able to whack some fella upside the head with it) and the ones with the big battery, but the headlamp ones are so convenient if you are trying to undo latches on gates and whatnot. DH has one he got from Cabela's, but he's already broken it somehow, or he's lost it. At least the maglites are hard to misplace under piles of stuff.

              Sorry I haven't got a "perfect" model.
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