[Ongoing] Flashlight Discussion

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FLASHLIGHTS The light on your phone isn’t always going to do the trick, so you need something that you can count on. Flashlights are an EDC essential, and they get smaller and more powerful every day. They can range in size, brightness, and how they’re powered, and that’s just the beginning.
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nuke
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May 27, 2020
Has anyone seen the Skilhunt M200 with its extremely customizable UI? There are 8 brightness levels built in, and you can program the cycling to go between just two of those brightnesses, or all of the brightnesses, or anything in between. See more details about this programming in the post at http://budgetlightforum.com/node/71618. I would LOVE if Drop made a AAA flashlight with this flexibility, so that even if no one else sees value in firefly/sublumen/moonlight mode I can still enable it on my flashlight.
Chronovore
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Jun 23, 2019
"Drop" asked me to contribute. Well, I think this would be a great place for special editions. I'd like some new options with high CRI and pretty tints. If multiple modes, start low and no PWM. Being able to use Eneloops would be a plus.
DOBTruckers
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Mar 27, 2019
What are the chances of getting a group buy on the copper Prometheus Delta flashlight? Or maybe all of the Deltas and you pick your material/finish( for a price)? All of the Deltas are currently out of stock.
DOBTruckers
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Mar 27, 2019
Jason does copper all the time for his flashlights and pens and quick release thingies and the copper version of the Delta is on his website - it's just that all of the Deltas are sold out.
DOBTruckers
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Mar 28, 2019
I'm all set - picked up a copper Delta on the secondary market on CPF,
FASTCAR
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Mar 19, 2019
I got recently Rofis R3 and Thrunite TH30. LOVE both
Chronovore
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Mar 10, 2019
There are big throwers out there but I use a Jaxman M2 (2xAA), Klarus P20 (2xAAA), and a few different 1xAAA lights including the excellent Massdrop Brass. I use Eneloops (leak-proof, rechargeable NiMH) but being able to use common alkalines is nice. Quality, tint, and CRI are all much more important to me than raw lumens.
LawHusick
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Mar 1, 2019
I carry a Olight S1R II in my bag at all times.
Marty71
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Oct 15, 2018
I use a flashlight for work. I have been using a tactical led with rechargeable lithium batteries. The batteries stop recharging within 1 to 2 years as do the Chargers. Whyvarenthe chargers such garbage. Would love to find a powerful light with a charging system that doesnt suck
southcove
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May 23, 2019
Marty...sorry Drop ate my first reply! Contact me at 'southcovekayak@sbcglobal.net' and put something like flashlights in your subject heading. I have plenty of lights, and there are huge numbers of good to great lights for every purpose out there...flood, spot, thrower... same w decent quality batteries and chargers...you get what you pay for! Contact me if you have interest, I can share some experiences and advice...I do not sell anything by the way...
Marty71
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May 23, 2019
Cool..thanks
glennac
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Aug 27, 2018
I'm not much of a weaver, so, from where do you folks get paracord/leather lanyards? I'm interested in beads, copper, brass, and turquoise.
typeronin
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Jul 31, 2018
I think in almost all situations, a good headlamp is probably more versatile and useful.
Dogger
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Jul 31, 2018
I have been using the Nitecore TINI due to its small form factor, and the 380 lumens it pumps out! It does get very hot on turbo mode, but the second setting works just fine and you can hold it quite a while before it needs to be recharged.
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