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Truck light???

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Grizlore, Oct 1, 2018.

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  1. Grizlore

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    So I'm in the market for a truck light.
    Something for a wreck on the side of the road at night or you saw something in the woods etc.
    will probably put in in the door panel or may attach it to my get home bag.
    I don't need anything to big or crazy.
    I'm a best bang for buck guy.
    I prefer American companies but if it's a Good product and the price is right I can go another direction.
    Just looking for a good truck light.
    What's your recommendation?
     
  2. BladeCommander

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    If I was looking for a truck light, I would be looking at Fenix current offerings. Thrunight also seems to have some popular offerings with high outputs.
     
  3. Moshe ben David

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    Not really a truck light, but as long as you're thinking of lights for the vehicle, I'm a huge advocate of either headlamps or lights that will clip to the brim of a cap. Personally I think headlamps are the better way to go.

    Why this sort of thing at all? Nothing more frustrating than (for instance) trying to change a tire at night with your only light something that has to lie on the road. Headlamps assure that light is where you are looking...

    For wrecks on the side of the road there's always flares, reflective triangles, or those disc lights that can be set to flash...

    Just my nickel or so of opinion!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    I've found a light with a magnet on the back to pretty helpful. I've got a olight S1A. Not mega powerful but I've found it helpful in the back of the van.
     
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    Somehow my reply did not show along with the link?
    I have a Knucklehead Rechargeable in one truck and it is pretty ideal for that for me.
    The Magnet is amazing and the hanging hook is a great alternative too. The light is built really well and runs a decent time on low too.
    I am a fan of most Streamlight and always have been.

    For Truck use it is really handy to not need to hold the light in hand,so headlamps also are ideal.
     
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    Can’t go wrong with Streamlight. Just have to narrow it down by exactly which features appeal to you.


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    I would go with the Olight R50 Pro Seeker LE the kit comes with a dock that can be mounted in the vehicle keeping the light charged at all times. It also comes with a second mounting plate for the dock so it can easily be moved from the vehicle to the home.
    https://www.olightstore.com/led-flashlights/olight-r50-pro-seeker-le

    If you are looking for something a little smaller look at the Olight M2T Warrior
    https://www.olightstore.com/led-flashlights/olight-m2t-warrior

    or the Fenix PD35 V2.0
    https://www.fenix-store.com/fenix-pd35-v2-0-led-flashlight-1000-lumens/
     
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    I have many lights in my truck. But my most important one to me is my NiWalker MM18/2. Is a flood and a thrower. The 3rd gen is even briter.
    Now it is not a small light and NiWalkers use up cell with their drain but I can live with that.
    A very good light.

    Lateck,
     
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    I just hardwire mine...

    About 80$ in cheap LED lights from Amazon. Has saved me MANY times, never killed the battery either.

    And I keep a Nitecore EA41 in the cup holder. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Good thread. My biggest issue is we have wildly fluctuating temperatures in my region. -40C in winter to +40C in summer. As such, batteries don't survive well especially in winter.

    Any suggestions for a rechargeable light I can mount in the truck and run the charger into a power outlet so I don't have to worry about batteries?
     
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    I run eneloops in the Streamlights but do charge them inside too.
    The come setup for nicad or alkie but the eneloops are just better
    Mine does have a car charger it sits in and it dies charge but just not to my satisfaction mostly

    Most nicads suffer the same problems


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    Aside from the lights mounted on the roll rack I used to always carry a couple of Brinkmann 1000000 (yeah, 1 million claimed CP) lights that plug into the cigar lighter. They're tough and bright as hell. I have no idea if it's 1000 candlepower or a million but they work pretty good. I'll be damned if I can remember the name of the offroad zillion candlepower lights on the light bar, I think they were Dutch.
     
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    Use the truck battery and alternator, not rechargeables. ;)
     
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    What exactly does this mean?
    Run a light from the truck battery?
    Otherwise the light will have a internal battery of some kind and will need to be replaced or recharged as it dies.

    It is handy to have different kinds of Truck Lights for sure but I would want to make sure that I also have at least one that I do not need connected to the truck for power.
     
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    I don't get it. That's the idea. Light plugged into the power outlet in the truck. Light charges while truck is running. Always getting a charge, no batteries to worry about.
     
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    Ah sorry, what I meant was I think it's better to avoid chargers entirely. Eventually rechargeable batteries die or fail. If your truck is running, you have power. So I prefer to run something directly off the alternator or truck batteries.
     
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    Yes, I meant something that runs off the truck power and doesn't have batteries, especially not rechargeable ones.

    If you want something that doesn't need truck power, I recommend a gas generator in the back of the truck :p
     
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