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Best light for mechanic

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by MillsHere, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. MillsHere

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    Because I want to attach the light with a magnet I need a shorter light. Therefore it would have less runtime than a long 18650 for example. Making it easy to charge everyday and keeping the battery topped off is kind of my way of dealing with a shorter run time.
     
  2. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Thats fine unless like me you need several charges a day and can not really stop what you are doing to charge the light?

    I don't know of any light that is practical for heavy use that will not need to have quick battery changes be a part of its plan.
     
  3. MillsHere

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    I made sure before I bought the RC09 that it had enough runtime for a day at medium brightness which is bright enough for most of my needs.

    I do have an additional battery I could use to double the runtime or allow me to use a brighter setting but I prefer to leave my charging equipment at home and not be bothered with swapping batteries.
     
  4. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I understand what you are saying but this just will not work for everyone like it seems to for you.
    I can not afford to rely on charging while I work and a lot of us are in the same boat.

    So I am glad that you found a light that works for you but we each have needs that are different.
     
  5. MillsHere

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    Of course. That's what I love about this forum is the diversity of EDC because of people's different needs and occupations.

    And if I do need another light I have a work light that runs off my power tool batteries I just don't like to use it because its incandescent and a couple other reasons.
     
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    What job do you have? I use my light all day every day and my light has never run out of juice.
     
  7. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Electronics Tech
    I am in and out if racks and ceilings and crawlspaces and attics all day.


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