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what flashlight do you use?

Post by tekgek » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:38 pm

hey all,
I'm in the market for a new flashlight, and I'm wondering if any of you have special preferences for flashlights.

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Re: what flashlight do you use?

Post by hnzw_rui » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:35 pm

Maglite? They're pretty heavy duty.
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Post by Major_A » Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:48 am

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Re: what flashlight do you use?

Post by KnightRid » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:01 am

none, I do my best work in the dark :supz: :supz: :supz:

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I have so many darn flashlights - the main one I use for computer work is the maglite mini. I also have the full size maglite, and even dome of those flashlight with the led on the end of a bendable piece to get in to hard to reach areas. Go with something BRIGHT for inside the computer work, as you would be amazed at how much difference it makes!

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Re: what flashlight do you use?

Post by bigblockmatt » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:46 am

i use a 2AA mini maglite for small computer stuff. other than that, i use a 4D maglite.
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Re: what flashlight do you use?

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:38 am

Maglite LED 3-Cell D Black Aluminum Flashlight

Had it almost 2 years and works great still.
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Re: what flashlight do you use?

Post by vicaphit » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:43 am

I use a 1AA LED light that I got with a Leatherman. It is bright and small.

For normal use, I like a heavy Maglight, though I did recently got a tripod flashlight from Stanley. It takes 9 AAs, but it is still great for when you need a flashlight, but can't hold it.
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Re: what flashlight do you use?

Post by tekgek » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:42 pm

hmmm, good suggestions. I think I will go for the maglite 3 d cell led. should be good enough for all my needs.

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Re: what flashlight do you use?

Post by Major_A » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:29 pm

This just a flashlight in general or one for when you have your head in a PC? I forgot that I also have a Coleman Widebeam that works great when I'm messing around inside a PC.

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Post by stopthekilling77 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:29 pm

Apoptosis wrote:Maglite LED 3-Cell D Black Aluminum Flashlight

Had it almost 2 years and works great still.
another vote for maglite. i carry my Gerber multitool and my mini Maglite flashlight both in their belt holsters at work and they do the job for me
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Post by tekgek » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:09 pm

stopthekilling77 wrote: another vote for maglite. i carry my Gerber multitool and my mini Maglite flashlight both in their belt holsters at work and they do the job for me
Are those lights LED? Does anyone know the lumen rating for LED maglites?
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Post by geokilla » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:46 pm

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Post by neoseikan » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:03 am

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Re: what flashlight do you use?

Post by blitz121 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:39 pm

I use fire just kidding. 7 LED Husky for me

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Re: what flashlight do you use?

Post by yiwa » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:18 pm

I used Nebo 5557 Redline Tactical LED Flashlight,but I don't like it and did't have a good Appearance.

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Re: what flashlight do you use?

Post by Sporg » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:14 am

I still have several old school maglite's that I use for general stuff. I keep a small LED flashlight in the office for some tasks. If I need to be hands-free I have a couple of those LED lights that you can mount to your head. They look goofy, but they're bright and can be helpful when needing both hands.
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Post by DragonFury » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:32 pm

ME anyone that works and is close to me. The one that I keep closes to me is this one HERE but I purchased mine from Snap on. It is also not red, it is arctic white
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Post by DJ Tucker » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:26 am

mini maglite led here. had it 5 years and it still works beautifully. also got a bendy led probe which is perfect to insert those small hdd led, power and reset cables :)
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Re: what flashlight do you use?

Post by bmaverick » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:06 pm

The Coleman MAX Bubba (the big one, not the regular max shorty)

Weather-resistant LED flashlight features a tough plastic body for durability. It has a Cree 7090 XP-E LED that never has to be replaced.

6-AA batteries said to last 72-hours. I'm using RayOVac rechargeables last me over 300-hours of use before the beam drops below 1/2-mile range.
167 lumens and is very cool to the touch!

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The only thing this doesn't have vs. the MAG I once had is the adjustable beam option. Other than that, if the power goes out, just place this on any flat surface, beam to the ceiling and BAM, the room is totally bright!

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