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Rechargeable flashlight Vs. Light with removable batteries?

Discussion in 'XTAR (flashlights, battery chargers, batteries)' started by XTAR, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. XTAR
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    There are mainly two kinds of flashlights on the market. The light with removable batteries and the rechargeable flashlight. Which one do you prefer?
     
  2. Bad Company

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    Actually, also a third choice.
    Removable rechargeable batteries in flashlights.
     
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    Removable batteries, flashlight with zero charging functions.

    While you asking I also like an easily selectable UI in a light.
     
  4. AndyTiedye

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    Best of both worlds. Rechargeable flashlight with replaceable 18650 battery.[​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
     
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    In order of preference:

    1- Any light capable of taking lithium primaries.
    2- Any light capable of taking removable / rechargeable batteries
    3- Things I don't fully trust.
     
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    For EDC, rechargeable is easier IMO because there's charging sockets everywhere.

    If it's a light that's not going to be used regularly such as in a car/bag, I always favour batteries. I also only use AAA for backup lights so that they are consistent and because AAA are easier to fund than the better but less common batteries. I also don't store lights with batteries in, I tape them to the outside of the light. I don't want them leaking
     
  7. RogerStenning

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    1. 1st preference: Rechargeable AND Removable in one unit.
      Typical examples: Olight torches. I've got an S1R Baton Mk 1, and an M1X Striker; both use removable and rechargeable batteries; the S1R uses an RCR123A, the M1X a 18650; the M1X can also use a pair of 123A rechargeables if the 18650 goes down
    2. 2nd preference: Torches employing AA alkaline batteries, as those are easy to source pretty-much anywhere.
      Example: Mini Maglite.
    3. NO-GO torches: Watch battery operated torches. Not that easy to find batteries for those things in areas where you only have corner shops or general stores. Those things, I don't touch with a 12 foot barge pole.