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My flashlight addiction continues

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by ShipWreck, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I've really caught the flashlight bug - especially after being on the Candlepower Forum for several weeks now.

    I got an Inova Xo3 last year, and have used it as an EDC light for a year. I was satsified with it until I caught the bug. Now, I have brighter and better, and I'm not satisfied with the XO3 anymore.

    I also bought a couple of Coleman LEDs at Wal-Mart for household duties. Got the bug - and returned them after they were not bright enough for me compared to my other newer lights...

    I bought an Inova T2-MP at 140 lumens several weeks ago, and was blown away by it. I got it because I was already familiar with Inovas (I also have 2 Inova XOs, and I mounted 'em on each of my carbines - 5 hr battery life with decent light). But then I started seeing brighter and brighter lights online, and read more and more reviews and got familiar with other brands.

    Now I am into Eagletac lights. I just got a EagleTac P20C2 MKII in a few days ago. Wow. Unless you jump to the larger sized lights (like the TK40), this pretty much out does everything in its size class.

    Now, I just ordered the tactical version of the same light - the EagleTac T20C2 MKII.

    Where will it end.... Now, I am not satisfied with my Inovas at all...
     
  2. vic2367

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    tried the fenix ?
    or the surefires ?
     

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    Like my surefire and the 200 lumens it puts out.Hard to beat a good surefire.
     
  4. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    Ok... It continues :p

    Ok, the collection grows:

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    1. Mini Maglite with LED conversion
    2. 3D Maglight which will have a highpowered LED conversion next week when it arrives.
    3. Black LED Maglight - 3D
    4. Brinkman Xenon Bulb (two 123 batteries inside - approx 60 lumens)
    5. Inova XO3 with smooth reflector
    6. Inova T2-MP 140 Lumens
    7. Eagletac P20C2 Mk II - 300 Lumens
    8. Eagletac T20C2 Mk II - 300 Lumens
    9. 3 Watt Brinkman LED AAA model
    10. Brinkman Max 115 Lumen AAA Model


    +2 two Inova XOs I have mounted on weapons.
     
  5. bradleyj37

    bradleyj37

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    you might want to try the streamlight TLR-1. i also have a flashlight addiction and have found this light to be very nice.
     
  6. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I've had a few different weapon lights over the years. Right now, I have none. But, my nightstand gun is also my carry gun - and it's not railed (a Beretta 92FS). So, I don't need a weapon light at the current time.

    I have been thinking of getting an X300 eventually, though,
     
  7. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I almost went with a Fenix TK11, but opted for the two Eagletacs instead. I got the "P" model first, and liked it so much that I ordered the Eagletac "T" model a few days later. I think that the "P" model, which happens to be cheaper too, is my fav. It has a little more flood, is smaller, and the extra throw of the "T" model doesn't really reflect too much in real world use.
     
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    GlockPride Glock 23

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    I am with you on the Olight, try the M30 Triton. Love my Streamlights, have had them since the 80's but can't compare to the Olights.
    Later
    Rick
     
  10. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    Well, the Olight M30 was on my list, but the pulse modulation thing bus me - I already have problems with fluorescent lights - where I see them flickering when others do now. I've read from many sources that they can see this effect in the M30 at low and medium settings. So, I've kinda taken it off my list.
     
  11. johnatwi

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    I have the streamlight TLR-1 and I must say it is bright as all get out for a weapon light. I love it. For duty use I carry a streamlight stinger DS LED, which is awesome also. It has a high, medium, and low output as well as strobe feature. I also have a streamlight SL-20X LED, again, it's awesome.
     
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    just picked up a surefire m4 devastator, love it. i have had the surefire x400 for a little while and while the laser is nice i find myself using the light only mode the most.
     
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    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I've got three Eagletacs now - the newest is an 800 lumen M2XC4 Mk 2 :)

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  14. Jose 357

    Jose 357 San Jose, Ca

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    Hi,


    Nice collection...

    The Eagletacs 800 emitter lumens are nice, but you will only see 500ish real OTF lumens. I know I tested it.


    The EagleTacs XP-G R5 small lights are freaking insane though. They all make 300~330 OTF lumens at just 1A of current or 4 watts of power:shocked: I purchase Eagletacs for my family members who want quality without the ubber dubber expense of fancy lights...like mine.


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    Blitzer Cool Cat

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    Jose 357 San Jose, Ca

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    Here are more:

    My favorate:
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    :wow: Criminety!

    You must have $1,000 in flashlights on that shelf.

    But hey, more power to you. There are much worse things you could spend it on...and those are some really nice flashlights.
     
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    american lockpicker License to Il

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    Jose 357 San Jose, Ca

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    Wise LED offers what they consider a real 2000 Out the front lumens. They claim 7 LED's = 2000 lumens, but their website doesn't say what type of LED's they are.

    I have a VARAPower2000 sold at lambdalights.com
    http://www.lambdalights.com/varapower.html

    I measured this one and it has an SSR-90 at 10~13A fully regulated and delivers 2100ish OTF lumens:wow::wow::wow::wow: Since; its a single LED and not 7 like the WiseLED it has way way more throw too.


    I measured alot of 2000 lumens lights from SR90's~howitzer tripple MC-E's and all of those (2 of each as samples) only do 1400~1500 OTF lumens:crying:


    I would like a WiseLED just to see how close to 2000 lumens it actually gets.
     
  20. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    Nice collection...

    Mine has grown a bit since I last posted....

    Here is the collection now :)

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    1. Eagletac T100C2 Mk II
    2. Coleman Max 110 Lumen Spot/Flood AAA LED
    3. 3D Maglight with Fusion 36 LED Conversion -- 400-600 lumens
    4. C30 Spot to Flood LED
    5. 3D Maglight LED
    6. C30 Spot to Flood LED (I got 2 of these)
    7. Solarforce L2
    8. Solarforce L2m with Attack Bezel
    9. Eagletac M2CX4
    10. Eagletac P20C2 Mk II
    11. Inova Xo (latest generation)
    12. Inova T2-MP 140 lumens
    13. Inova XO - 2009 Edition
    14. Brinkman AAA 3W LED
    15. AA Mini Maglight with LED Conversion
    16. Brinkman Xenon 2x123 light


    And then the Eagletac T20C2 Mk II on my PS90:

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