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Looking for a new walking around light

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by gadgetjack, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. gadgetjack

    gadgetjack Loaded Pockets

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    1) Short Essay Question: What do you intend to use this light for?

    I need a light for walking around the 'burbs, the warehouse at work, and the occasional camping trip. I'd like something with multiple modes but with a fairly high upper end. I plan to carry it clipped to my Lunada but would like it small enough to pocket carry. I prefer AA powered but I am OK with CR123s. I prefer something US made but as long as it is a quality light I don't mind where it is made. I want something that will last because I will use it every day. I currently EDC a 4Sevens Quark MiNi AA and want something brighter and with a clickie.

    2) What Region/Country/State will the light be purchased in?

    [x] I will be mail-ordering or buying online, so this doesn't matter.

    3) Price Range: An easy question, but you may change your mind after answering the rest!

    [x] $40-60

    4) Format:

    Part A
    [x] I want a flashlight.


    Length:
    [x] 2-4 inches. (Pocket carry)

    PART C
    Width:
    [x] Doesn't matter.

    PART D
    Weight:
    [x] Medium, slightly heavier than a AA MiniMag

    5) What kind of "bulb".
    [x] LED

    6) What batteries do you want to use?
    [x] I want common Alkaline batteries. (AA, AAA, C, D)
    or
    [x] I want lithium batteries. (coin cells, CR123, AAA, AA...)


    7) How much light do you want?
    [x] I want to read a map, find a light switch/keyhole, or get around the house at w/o disturbing anyone. (5-10 lumens)

    [x] I want to walk around a generally paved area. (15-20 lumens)
    or
    [x] I want to walk unpaved trails. (40 lumens)

    [x] I want to light an entire campground or dazzle an intruder. (100+ lumens)

    8) Throw vs Flood:

    Throw (distance)----------------------|-x---------------------Flood/close-up

    9) Runtime:
    [x] 240-360 min. (4-6 hours) I understand that at maximum 1 hour or less is common

    10) Durability:
    [x] Very Important (Camping, Backpacking, Car Glove-box.)

    11) Switch Type:
    [x] clickie switch. (Stays on until pressed again.)

    12) Switch Location:
    [x] I want a push switch on the back end of the body.

    13) Operational Modes: Check all that apply.
    [x] I want multiple light levels. 2-4 ideally plus strobe. Strobe is not a deal breaker either way

    14) The body
    [x] I want a metal-bodied light.

    15) Special Needs:
    [x] Waterproof – how deep: Enough so if i carry in the rain it won't die
     
  2. Zeros

    Zeros Loaded Pockets

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    What about an Xeno E03? Its a AA light that is quite bright, has nice medium and low modes, a clicky switch and is waterproof. You can usually pick them up on Ebay for about $31-33.

    They also come in Warm, neutral and cool white, which is kinda cool.
     
  3. el chupacabra

    el chupacabra Loaded Pockets

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    Surefire E1B?