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penlight recommendation needed

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by gdwtvb, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. gdwtvb

    gdwtvb Loaded Pockets

    Sep 20, 2006
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    I am looking for a penlight.
    Tail clickie
    less than 100 lumens needed.
    dual output is acceptable, but not necessary.
    This is for my son.
    He wants a slim light with plastic body and tail but a metal head that can take abuse. (He wants to be able to keep it in his pocket like a pen or pencil and then hold/use it while in his mouth, so lightweight is important, as is waterproof too I would imagine...and plastic is more tasty than aluminum.)
    not illuminating anything more than 10-20 feet away.
    I'd like something with 10ish hours of runtime if possible.
    Budget maxes out at about $75 or so.

    I started looking and got overloaded with results. They seemed to be all metal, all plastic, or undisclosed.

    Does this light exist?

  2. BigGreenTick

    BigGreenTick Loaded Pockets

    Sep 29, 2014
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    The Milwaukee (Trueview)Penlight & TerraLUX Lightstar 80 are aluminum but both have rubber near the tail for a bite grip.

    Of course you could also add heat shrink tubing to any light.
  3. MatBlack

    MatBlack Loaded Pockets

    Jul 11, 2009
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    Is titanium tastier?
  4. PragmaticMurphyist

    PragmaticMurphyist Loaded Pockets

    Feb 15, 2015
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    Second the recommendation to put heatshrink on the end, or just to put his lips over his teeth.

    (This sounds blunt and heartless, but it's not meant that way, honest! ;))

    If we take the plastic body requirement out, I like the Lumintop IYP365 in Nichia, but the Preon family gets a lot of love on this site.

    (This might be a daft suggestion, but have you shown him the Petzl E+lite? £20, 27g, 50 lumens, tiny, easily fits in a pocket (though not like a pen), waterproof, more hygienic...! :D)
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  5. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Dec 3, 2012
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    The Milwaukee also gets my vote!

    I get a new one and very few months as I chew through them.[​IMG]

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  6. hogan308

    hogan308 Empty Pockets

    Jun 3, 2012
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    The Thrunite Archer 2A is a super nice one. 500 lumens and has Low, Medium, High, Firefly, and Strobe.It can run 96 minutes on 500 lumens! That is crazy for such a small light. And 11 hours on Medium which is 75 lumens. Switch is a tailcap, which I like much more than twisties. I have owned maybe 15 Thrunite lights over the years and love them. This one runs about $25.

    Some others that are very nice:
    *Acebeam PT10-GT (Samsung LED, rechargeable battery, 400 lumen output on high, 250 on medium, and 5 on low) $32
    *Wuben E19 (Awesome Nichia 219C LED, 200 lumen max, 2 x AAA size batteries so very thin and light weight) $25
    *Coast HP3R Rechargeable with twist focus. 245 lumens on high setting. $60

    And there are lots of others still. I would check out Candlepowerforums. Best of luck man!