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Offline Gaya42

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Which flashlight would suit me?
« on: June 16, 2018, 06:09:01 PM »
I want a flashlight with about 800 lumens of maximum power which I can charge via USB. And I want a twisting mechanism for dimming. And I don't want those strobe, sos and similar features.
Does such flashlight exist?
Thanks in advance...
« Last Edit: June 16, 2018, 06:10:34 PM by Gaya42 »

Offline bykfixer

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Re: Which flashlight would suit me?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 02:10:07 AM »
Hello Gaya.

If you've got the dough, they got nearly every thing these days.

But seriously, how much would you consider spending?

Welcome to the site.
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Offline Gaya42

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Re: Which flashlight would suit me?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 06:00:19 AM »
Oh sorry, my budget is.. under $60, I think??

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Re: Which flashlight would suit me?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018, 10:07:09 PM »
Sorry it took so long to answer.

Nitecore has a couple you can check out.
Their P26 is a bit above your stated budget. Their EC22 is a shade under. Look those up and see which would suit your needs better.

A bit about the beam: the P26 states 24,000 cd (candela) which means it lights up objects at a father distance than the EC22 that states a bit over 8000 cd. If you need to see objects at a distance the narrower beam of the P26 will do the trick, where the EC22 provides a wider beam that will light up a broader area more evenly than the P26.
P26 would be called a "thrower". The EC22 would be called a flooder.

There ya have it.
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Offline macka17

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Re: Which flashlight would suit me?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 11:43:07 PM »
Convoy. and a few others do some. Look for "ramping" for light variation.
Me. I prefer the ext charger. One does all syndrome (multiple battery size/types).

Don't restrict your range of lights for an internal charger. Not all top it right up
with warranty. I have over 20 with 3 more in mail at present. Another C8. BLF L2
and a lovely little Copper head triple for looks

The list is endless. ALL have their favourites.
Bigger. go the L2 Convoy/BLF.

Imalent  DN35 is a small cracker. $100+ but I got mine in coupon a while ago for $47 USD.
Variable menu and charger. Several others copied it too.

You won't stop at one.
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Offline Nosamai

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Re: Which flashlight would suit me?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 11:22:00 AM »
I need this information very much if you have enough time to explain.

Offline macka17

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Re: Which flashlight would suit me?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2018, 11:22:17 AM »
Basically.
Do you want a light to see distances. or one to light up the whole area.
Thrower. or flooder.
$60 will buy you a Convoy L2. $30ish will buy you a C8-2. Shorter range.
They throwers and reliable without costing the earth.

Flooder. I'd buy a Haekelite HT08 Surprising little well made torch.
a Astrolux  S41 quad head Nichia. very nice spread with some range
$25ish on coupon. (gets very hot in hand on high)
Convoy S2+ $20+.
Or a C8 with O\P reflector. Throw with spread.  Around $17-24.

Stick with Convoy. Astrolux. BCF. and Imalent. You won't go too wrong I reckon.

I have these above. none have given any trouble and ALL do a good job at sensible price.
There are also a LOT. Of named brands which cost lots more.
Most people will have differing opinions on which to buy. Sorry

Offline LisaWarren

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Re: Which flashlight would suit me?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 01:13:10 PM »
Oosder LED Tactical Flashlight, Brightest Max 800 Lumens, High Power Zoom 5 Modes With Strobe Torch Light, Best For Camping, Survival, Home, Emergency, Self Defense, Black...and the big things is it's not so expensive.