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#1 Kirbydox

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 02:51 PM

I stopped at Bass Pro Shop before the nighttime kayaking event to pick up a headlamp because I've lost mine for the moment. I walked up to one of the salesmen and asked for directions to the flashlights and headlamps. He saw my lanyard and asked if I was from UND (University of North Dakota) and said he was from ND too. Small world!  :laugh: When I asked for a recommendation and he pointed me to this little flashlight. It's awesome - the brightest light I've ever seen for such a little thing. I am uploading a picture so y'all can put it on your wish list. It's not cheap (~$40)  but I can light up the top of a tree from across the parking lot!  O0 (Or blind Kevin when I accidently shine it in his eyes!  ;D )

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#2 cachestacker

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:14 PM

That is the brightest flashlight I've ever seen.  KX was able to light up an entire tree, well enough to see everything, from pretty far away.  I shone my Maglight and it didn't do squat in comparison.  And this will fit in your pocket.  Truly amazing.
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#3 Mr Muddy Buddy

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:35 PM

Does it use AA or AAA batteries?
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#4 cachestacker

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:40 PM

Apparently neither.  That must be the secret.

http://www.basspro.c...207355/-1699951


Here is one that uses 2 AAs, but is 60 lumens not as bright.

http://www.basspro.c...207354/-1699968
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#5 Cherokeecacher

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:48 PM

scroll down and check out the BOREALIS,

http://www.carryconc...t/the-car-light

Now that's a light  >:D

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:48 PM

Those CR123s are super expensive...

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#7 cachestacker

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:50 PM

scroll down and check out the BOREALIS,

http://www.carryconc...t/the-car-light

Now that's a light  >:D



Still can't see much after KX blinded me that night.  Thankfully I was back on land at the time.....
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#8 bografan

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 04:53 PM

Nice buy KD!!

I have a Coast P7-- It runs on AAA's, has 200 lumens, and adjustable focus. Ask Cliff or Kenny-- That sucker's pretty bright! It runs about 60 bucks though.

CK- The Borealis is overpriced. You can make yourself a ROP High or a MAG85 that'll put out 1300+ lumens if you do 'em right and reduce the resistance on the switch, swap the socket and bulb, go with high output Li-Ions, etc... and that  should only cost about $100.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 05:25 PM

Those CR123s are super expensive...

You can always get rechargeablesO0
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 05:37 PM

Here are a couple of my bright torches.  The Romisen cost $14 and puts out about 220 lumens.  But, it also uses those 123 batteries.  A pair costs more than the flashlight, and only burn it for about an hour.  The Smith & Wesson cost me $19 and puts out about 100 lumens.  But, it uses 3 AAAs, and burn it for about 12 hours.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 06:07 PM

The Polarion PH50 ‘Helios’ HID Searchlight puts out 4100 lumens.  It is only a mere $2395.

Perhaps I can put it out in the middle of George Bush Park and complete the Texas series at night. :2funny:
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 07:28 PM

All this talk got me interested in a cool super-bright light.  I have it on good authority that Santa is going to put this one under the tree for me this year...  :)

http://www.fenixgear...ix_PD30_R5.html
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:28 PM

All this talk got me interested in a cool super-bright light.  I have it on good authority that Santa is going to put this one under the tree for me this year...  :)

http://www.fenixgear...ix_PD30_R5.html

Maybe I will be coming down your chimney on Christmas Eve :2funny:
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 08:01 PM

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Majority of my Fenix collection right there. Have since added a Stainless Steel version of whats on my keychain

My newest Beaster there in the middle. The TK45. 760 lumens :D
8 AA's haha! Thank God for Eneloops...

Big Fenix fan. They make pretty good lights. 4sevens makes great stuff too. Check them out if in the market for a reasonably good, bright light.


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Posted 27 December 2010 - 08:19 PM

Ended up scoring a Terralux 700 Lumen upgraded triple LED in a 6-D Mag Light for Christmas. <Thank you BBQ&BEER!!> Three brightness settings, 8.4 degree beam. Good balance between flood and throw. It's definately an EXCELLENT `sleeper' Mag. Can't wait to blind some critters with it!

Did santa bring you your new toy HC?

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 08:51 PM

Santa brought me a flashlight too.  We cached until dark on Sunday evening planning to try it out for one cache and then head home, but the one cache after dark turned out to be well enough lit that we could see the cache from the car without a flashlight.  We'll try again another evening to use it.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:01 AM

Did santa bring you your new toy HC?

Yes he did!  It's pretty cool too.  Smaller than I expected, which is good.  It's more of a flood beam than a tight spotlight (like on a tactical flashlight), but that's OK too.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:59 AM

Santa had trouble finding my house so I bought a Xenon Smith and Wesson Flashlight that was on sale for $5.99. It comes with eveready batteries and an extra bulb and a belt holster. That is all us retirees can afford.
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