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Welcome aboard.

Boy, so many options these days. But finding a light that small that can hold the 1000 lumens steady is a toughy.

Probably best to find a high candella light around 600 lumens since those can withstand their internal heat build up enough to not cause heat induced dimming from 1000 to about 600.

If 600 lumens can disorient a bad guy at 75 feet for example, 1000 lumens the reach might extend to 85 feet.
General Flashlight Discussion / $150, tactical, single output @ 1,000+ lm for 1+hr
« Last post by QMT93 on June 05, 2019, 09:29:52 PM »
Hi guys,
I recently posted about looking for a tactical light for my wife and myself. After reading further, I believe I know what we need. Hope to hear your suggestions:

Budget: $150 each, may go up if the light offers more
Battery: USB rechargeable
Output: Single-output
Lumen count: 1,000+
Use duration: 1hr + (full battery to dead battery at 1,000+ lumens: 1hr +)
Click: 1 tail button for on/off switch and momentary light
Quality: Tough (we want to buy it once and use it for years), water/splash proof
Length: 7 in or less

Currently, only the Surefire Fury DFT meets all of this. However, I read that it gets so hot after 5 minutes I canít hold it. My question now is how I can deal with this, and how long I should expect to be able to hold the light.

Hope to hear from you
General Flashlight Discussion / Re: What flashlight should I get? Let us help!
« Last post by QMT93 on June 04, 2019, 09:10:47 AM »
Hi guys,
I've been looking for a set of flashlight for my wife and myself. Since she prefers some specific features, the list will be in two sections: Mutual and For Her. The closer to the list you can find the better, but all suggestions are welcome.

_ Budget: up to $150 EACH, battery included
_ Battery:
        + Micro-USB/ USB-C rechargeable (whether charge on the batter itself, or on the flashlight)
        + Removable
        + High mode: At least 1hr @ 1,000 lms
_ UI: Single-handed use, with instant access to momentary light, and turbo/strobe mode
_ IPX 7/8

For her:
_ Button: Tailcap (I can have either tailcap or side button)
_ Size
        + Body diameter: up to 30 mm / 1.2 in (I'm fine with 50 mm / 2 in body diameter)
        + Length: up to 102 mm / 4 in ( I'm comfortable with 165 mm / 6.5 in in length)

In short, the ideal flashlight for us would have the above, in the form factor of the HDS EDC Executive, LE, or Tactical.

I have researched and compiled a list of 28 flashlights, with the following meeting most features at good prices:
Tailcap button
        + EagleTac (tailcap button + twisty head for modes ==> 2 hands): DX3L Pro Rechargeable, G3L, S25L-R, S25L-R MK II, T25L-R MK II
        + Acebeam (tailcap button + 1 side button for on-off switch and modes ==> 2 hands): L16, L30 Gen II

Side button
        + EagleTac (2 side buttons for on-off switch and modes): TX3G Pro MK II
        + ThruNite (1 side button for on-off switch and modes): TC20, TC15
        + Acebeam (1 side button for on-off switch and modes): EC50 Gen III

In this list, the ThruNite TC20 is the best value: $90.00 (1x26650@5,000mAh + Micro USB cable, High mode @ 1,800 lms for 2.5 hrs). The Acebeam EC50-III is the same, in my opinion, for $25 more. However, neither has a tailcap button AND I'm not sure if I have instant access to momentary light, and turbo/strobe mode, for which I'm still looking for better options for my wife.

Hope to hear from you!
Flashlight Reviews / [Review] Orcatorch T20
« Last post by sacrileizei on June 04, 2019, 05:50:58 AM »
Here is my review for the Orcatorch T20

Light on brothers!
Flashlight Drivers Discussion / Re: driver for 2AA mini maglite led conversion
« Last post by Jonesen on June 03, 2019, 08:31:29 AM »
Thanks for the info
Flashlight Drivers Discussion / Re: Mountain Electronics driver.
« Last post by Jonesen on June 03, 2019, 08:28:59 AM »
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New Member Introductions / New Member
« Last post by RJ11 on May 23, 2019, 06:11:36 AM »
hey All I'm RJ11
General Flashlight Discussion / Re: Poll: How many flashlights do you own?
« Last post by JamesDupont on May 20, 2019, 11:01:50 PM »
I own 7 flashlights if I count a  25 year old Maglite (I recently changed the phenq website bulb of my 4D unit for a Terralux 140 lumen LED - really not too bad).

How many flashlights do you need to become a Flashaholic?

These are the heavy, generally aluminum flashlights that you have  8)
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