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  • Torch / Flashlight recommendations?
  • timc
    Free Member

    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???

    DezB
    Free Member

    £50?! you must be mad!
    Loads for about a tenner on Ebay.

    timc
    Free Member

    Yes I’ve had them, I want something better

    mark90
    Free Member

    For £50 knock yourself out…..

    http://www.flashaholics.co.uk

    Or if you want to keep some of your cash in your pocket I just got one of these…..

    http://www.candb-seen.co.uk/flashlightheadlamp/cb-seen-cree-xm-l-t6-900.html

    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.

    DezB
    Free Member

    Examples:

    ttp://r.ebay.com/ooKtU7

    http://r.ebay.com/XsP3gK – had one of these for a couple of years, great quality

    http://r.ebay.com/ESiuHZ – zoomable

    Oh sorry, you think you’ll get better by wasting money. Beg pardon.

    P20
    Full Member

    I’ve been happy/impressed with my Solarforce L2P. I bought direct, but they’re on flashaholics linked above

    jonba
    Free Member

    Can’t help you with lens adjustment but torchy is good.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/big_f_d_d

    wysiwyg
    Free Member

    Do you want throw or spread? Modes?

    Lawmanmx
    Free Member

    http://www.candb-seen.co.uk/flashlightheadlamp/ultrafire-wf-501b-cree-xm-l.html

    Amazing for the money, Edit … just Amazing.

    monkeyfudger
    Free Member

    Is it also for hitting people with? Just curious like, if so you really want at least ‘C’ batteries in it.

    Malvern Rider
    Free Member

    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.html

    aphex_2k
    Free Member

    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)

    jools182
    Free Member

    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 quality

    CountZero
    Full Member

    something like this: http://www.foursevens.com/product_info.php?products_id=3302
    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.

    CountZero
    Full Member

    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.

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    bartimaeus
    Free Member

    XML-2 501b… Great little torches and well under £10, though you do need cells (free from old laptops) and a charger.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    though you do need cells (free from old laptops)

    <thread hijack>

    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?

    </thread hijack>

    wysiwyg
    Free Member

    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 ready

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Well, I’m reassured. (-: Feel free to email me.

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