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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-07-2008, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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One Powerful Flashlight!

A flashlight so powerful that it sets things on fire!

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i think i had more fun reading the comments on that page
Me too. I had no idea there were flashlight enthusiasts.

I wonder if they have their own magazine and forum.

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Me too. I had no idea there were flashlight enthusiasts.

I wonder if they have their own magazine and forum.
Um...guilty as charged.

I have owned a couple of $250 hand made LED flashlights, and I'm currently working on one that looks like a light saber.

The forum is called http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/



Currently I carry a pair of 3 watt tactical flashlights (Firebretha has seen them at the theater) that weren't that expensive. I have a special charging station that keeps all my CR123R batteries fresh in case of an emergency.

An all new low of geekness, I know.

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Hand made light I sold to fund camera gear:



parts for building Light Engines:



The technology for LED lights has jumped in the past two years. They really are efficent and generate much less heat then incandescent lights. My current daily carry light, is twice as powerfull as one of those huge 4D cell Mag Lights that cops think makes them look tough. But my light is about the size of a roll of dimes, maybe a little longer.

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that thing was freaking awesome,

I wanted one as soon as I can afford it!!!



Fire enjoys the first post tho....


he demands light that can create fire.

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Here are the two that I carry now:

http://www.fenix-store.com/ <---Great store-Good product-great service.

And one of the lights I carry:

https://www.fenix-store.com/product_...roducts_id=315

The same shop carries flashlight mounts so I can use these lights on my mountain bike. These lights on a MTB is like having a Projector from a car.

https://www.fenix-store.com/index.php?cPath=25_66


Here is the other store where I got my other light:

http://www.batteryjunction.com/

And the light I got:

http://www.batteryjunction.com/speci...light-t20.html

It looks like they've improved the LED a bit since I got my T20, as mine is only 180 Lumens

The Fenix posted above is slightly brighter, and easier to change output levels, but it's got such a high current draw (like 1.2Amps) that only the BEST batteries work in it. The T20 light from Battery Junction is more difficult to change output levels, but is more practical in day to day use.

Shop around those two stores, you can get a hell of a light that will last you YEARS for under $100, including a charger and two sets of rechargable batteries.

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But the real test is if you can beat people with it?

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My current daily carry light, is twice as powerfull as one of those huge 4D cell Mag Lights that cops think makes them look tough. But my light is about the size of a roll of dimes, maybe a little longer.

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SUREFIRE

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Except that they are two years behind in the technology and three times the price of the ones I posted above. In fact, Surefire was getting their ideas from people making their own custom lights.

I've been out of the loop, but I hear surefire is finally catching up.

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But the real test is if you can beat people with it?

Maybe some of the cops on the board will chime in, but I've been told many towns/cities aren't allowing the big flashlights because of that reason.

Besides, notice the titanium crown on this palm sized light?


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Hand made light I sold to fund camera gear:



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The technology for LED lights has jumped in the past two years. They really are efficent and generate much less heat then incandescent lights. My current daily carry light, is twice as powerfull as one of those huge 4D cell Mag Lights that cops think makes them look tough. But my light is about the size of a roll of dimes, maybe a little longer.

This is what most departments use now. 4 d cells are so 10 years ago my friend


go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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Except that they are two years behind in the technology and three times the price of the ones I posted above. In fact, Surefire was getting their ideas from people making their own custom lights.

I've been out of the loop, but I hear surefire is finally catching up.

i wont get into any debate with you cause i could care less my friend, i dont own surefire so i dont care where people spend there money on flash lights, i just buy all of mine through them because I FEEL there the best, and i have handled MANY flashlights.

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Maybe some of the cops on the board will chime in, but I've been told many towns/cities aren't allowing the big flashlights because of that reason.

Besides, notice the titanium crown on this palm sized light?


thats a whole other story on a whole other board, none of which matters if a officer has to use force to arrest of detain you.



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This is what most departments use now. 4 d cells are so 10 years ago my friend

more like whats in the P.D. budget that they supply and what a officer is willing to afford on there personal purchases.

once again a WHOLE OTHER story



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I would hate to get hit upside the head with an old fashion 4D cell light vs. a *roll of dimes* sized hi power light
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Hand made light I sold to fund camera gear:



parts for building Light Engines:



The technology for LED lights has jumped in the past two years. They really are efficent and generate much less heat then incandescent lights. My current daily carry light, is twice as powerfull as one of those huge 4D cell Mag Lights that cops think makes them look tough. But my light is about the size of a roll of dimes, maybe a little longer.
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Eric during the Vietnam war, Puff the Magic Dragon C47A gunships had searchlights that were so powerful they would set 2 x 4s on fire from about 10'. I saw video...you think I could find the video....nope I'm a idiot
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Eric during the Vietnam war, Puff the Magic Dragon C47A gunships had searchlights that were so powerful they would set 2 x 4s on fire from about 10'. I saw video...you think I could find the video....nope I'm a idiot
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that thing was freaking awesome,

I wanted one as soon as I can afford it!!!



Fire enjoys the first post tho....


he demands light that can create fire.
hahahaha, can u install a bulb like that on my bike that would burn shit?! that would be soooo fucking cool!!

that first post was pretty dam sick

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hahahaha, can u install a bulb like that on my bike that would burn shit?! that would be soooo fucking cool!!

that first post was pretty dam sick
PTG... No offense intended.. but.. dude, did your parents have any children who lived?

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