Home   |  Message Board   |  Information   |  Classifieds   |  Features   |  Video  |  Boat Reviews  |  Boat DIY
Walleye Message Central - Reply to Topic
Walleye Message Central

Go Back   Walleye Message Central > Walleye Message Central > General Discussion > Really nice flashlight

Thread: Really nice flashlight Reply to Thread
Your Username: Click here to log in
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
01-17-2020 02:20 AM
Bobby Winds
Quote:
Originally Posted by Windy City View Post
Yes. Over the last 2 years I had 4 different Maglights (all LED "bulbed") where the batteries burst or leaked and it destroyed them. Not sure why as they we all in the same environment as other flashlights which showed no problems? I felt it was parasitic voltage tapping of the batteries.
My mother in-law bought me my Maglight for Christmas over 30 years ago........it's a 3 D Cell unit that I used when we fished Oneida Lake opening weekends at 4 am.........it would find the shoal buoys ever time but overall battery life was not so good. Now since I replaced the incandescent bulb with a LED bulb it's not only brighter but seems to last forever.

It's definitely well built to last another 40 years........

Maybe your right and the switch was bad on your units ?
01-16-2020 09:12 PM
tjshoo Pelican 7600. LED, rechargable, and can select 300, 600, or 900 lumens. I use it on a local reservoir to watch for trees when I'm fishing after dark. On my third season with it and no problems.

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
01-16-2020 07:31 PM
fenix
fenix

Quote:
Originally Posted by Huntindave View Post
I've been extremely pleased with the 2 Fenix lights I own. Bought them for around $80.00 each probably 15 years ago and still work like new. Uses the 18650 rechargeables, great long distance beam, good run time, 4 brightness levels plus stobe function.
2 Fenix here as well. One headlight and one straight beam. They rock!!
01-15-2020 05:50 PM
Ugly boat Check out the Olight line of products. You can't go wrong with any of their stuff. Top shelf quality. My EDC for almost 5 years has been Olight. Get one of their compact models with a clip and you will never own another headlamp.
01-15-2020 03:38 PM
REW I own many different lights.

But, any more, about the only light that I use, is one of this style light:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also keep about another 6 batteries on hand with a charger.

To generate the intense bright light, the light burns through a charge up battery.

These lights use the Lithium 3.7 volt batteries that provide great energy for a long term.

Any time that I am out working or fishing at night, I always have such a light to use.

Best wishes.
01-15-2020 02:22 PM
Windy City
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cornholio View Post
Is the Maglight stuff still made in the USA? The ones I have have been really good. I should do the led bulb change that was mentioned earlier.
Yes. Over the last 2 years I had 4 different Maglights (all LED "bulbed") where the batteries burst or leaked and it destroyed them. Not sure why as they we all in the same environment as other flashlights which showed no problems? I felt it was parasitic voltage tapping of the batteries.
01-15-2020 11:43 AM
Mojo-NC I recently picked up a 5.11 TMT R1 tactical flashlight for about $40 from Field Supply. It can use 2 disposable CR123A lithium batteries, but it also comes with a custom 5.11 Tactical 18650 rechargeable lithium ion battery. The entire flashlight fits into the charger so no disassembly is required for charging. It works great.
01-15-2020 11:28 AM
Huntindave
Quote:
Originally Posted by prov1900 View Post
Streamlight and Pelican are the only flashlights for me. I'm in law enforcement and have essentially tried them all. Stay away from Fenix. Good lights but their switches are suspect.
I've been extremely pleased with the 2 Fenix lights I own. Bought them for around $80.00 each probably 15 years ago and still work like new. Uses the 18650 rechargeables, great long distance beam, good run time, 4 brightness levels plus stobe function.
01-15-2020 11:18 AM
Bobby Winds
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cornholio View Post
Is the Maglight stuff still made in the USA? The ones I have have been really good. I should do the led bulb change that was mentioned earlier.
Do it, you wouldn’t regret it.
01-15-2020 11:15 AM
Cornholio
Quote:
Originally Posted by Windy City View Post
Nebo (nebotools.com) has some very well designed stuff. Their Big Larry lights are awesome for floods.

Surefire are great lights for extremely bright spots, but assume you will burn through CR123 lithium's in minutes, and they get very hot.

Maglight's stuff has seemed to turn into low quality junk in the last few years.

Milwaukee recently came out with a line of rechargeable lights that use a USB cord to charge. They have removable batteries and work great. You can charge them off your cigarette lighter.
Is the Maglight stuff still made in the USA? The ones I have have been really good. I should do the led bulb change that was mentioned earlier.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.