Torch / Flashlight recommendations?
I’m after a new torch, something powerful with good range & lense adjustment.
Ideally a good reliable brand should I need a warrenty.
Size wise it’s to replace an old school 3d cell maglite, so something large is ok.
Budget approx £50?
Any suggestions or recommendations???Posted 7 years ago
£50?! you must be mad!Posted 7 years ago
Loads for about a tenner on Ebay.
Yes I’ve had them, I want something betterPosted 7 years ago
For £50 knock yourself out…..
Or if you want to keep some of your cash in your pocket I just got one of these…..
Seems good for the money. So far only tried it with 3xAAA should be brighter on an 18650
As a starting point think about what your usage pattern will be and which batteries will best suit, and work from there.Posted 7 years ago
I’ve been happy/impressed with my Solarforce L2P. I bought direct, but they’re on flashaholics linked abovePosted 7 years ago
Can’t help you with lens adjustment but torchy is good.
Do you want throw or spread? Modes?Posted 7 years ago
Amazing for the money, Edit … just Amazing.Posted 7 years ago
Is it also for hitting people with? Just curious like, if so you really want at least ‘C’ batteries in it.Posted 7 years ago
Might be best to list some features you would like? And typical usage? For that much moolah you can buy a compact torch that will make a subsonic almost inaudible boom as it blitzes the landscape ahead in a retina-peeling pure white light. But you might want something with a focus ring, or speed focus, or less light, or warmer light, or warmer grip, multimode, uses regular batteries, morse code etc…
If I was changing from a Maglite, would be tempted by a http://www.fenixtorch.co.uk/Shop/Fenix-Torches/E-Series/12924-Fenix-E20-Shake-Flashlight.htmlPosted 7 years ago
Go to edcforums
Fill out their flashlight questionaire
Set aside a month to go through the answers
Buy a Fenix (nb, do not buy a Pheonix, due to risks involved, Royal Mail may confiscate it)Posted 7 years ago
I’ve had a couple of ultrafire torches
Then I got a fenix, and also a 4 sevens
4 sevens is nice, but I still prefer the fenix, it’s just nicer to use and feels a little bit better qualityPosted 7 years ago
something like this: http://www.foursevens.com/product_info.php?products_id=3302Posted 7 years ago
Frankly, I have tiny little flashlights that use 14500 (same size as AA) which are as bright as any Maglite I’ve owned, I’d never buy another.
I’ve got one of these, http://www.dx.com/p/tb-d7-cree-xm-l-t6-8000k-900lm-5-mode-white-led-flashlight-1-x-18650-110262#.VInsa0aQGJI
Cheap as, very bright centre spot, large outer halo, uses 18650 Li-ion, good pocketable size.
Went out and took some, admittedly fairly shonk beamshots, first one is from my old 4D-cell Maglight with LED conversion. The conversion is a few years old now, and the batteries fairly old but it hasn’t been used in ages.
Second is the DX flashlight I linked to above, third is one of my TrustFire R5-A3 lights I recommended in the ‘small torch’ thread, shining on the bottom of the garden, about thirty feet away.
XML-2 501b… Great little torches and well under £10, though you do need cells (free from old laptops) and a charger.Posted 7 years ago
though you do need cells (free from old laptops)
I may be about to decommission a raft of old laptops. Anyone know of a reliable way of testing the cells for fitness / have the means to do so and want my own bodyweight in batteries in exchange for sending me a handful of cells back?
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I do a load of battery recycling for the shooting lights i cell [sic]
Can provide instructions or do it for you. Just have some sand at the readyPosted 7 years ago
Well, I’m reassured. (-: Feel free to email me.Posted 7 years ago
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