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Posted: 12/1/2013 4:48:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2013 4:50:30 PM EDT by number9XD]
Ive got an Elzetta tactical flashlight that I keep in my truck and it's a good light.

Now that I own some land out in the country I need a GOOD light (flashlight, spotlight) for checking out things that go bump in the night outside around the property. I'd like either wall rechargeable or use same CR123 batteries the Elzetta uses. I'd like to keep it under $75 or so as long as its balls out bright and throws a good strong beam a couple hundred yards - like the old million candlepower cigar socket spotlights. I don't care what the form factor is as long as I can grab it and my pistol and go outside.

I know there are tons of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals but I am not up on the technology to know what is good or not. I don't want something "as good" as the Elzetta, I want something that'll blow it away for described uses.

Thanks!

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Link Posted: 12/1/2013 4:55:15 PM EDT
Fenix PD35 with rechargeables
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 4:55:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2013 4:57:57 PM EDT by 2GUNZJONES]
Not $75 but worth checking out Fenix 3500 lumens

But if thats not what your looking for check out SkyRay KING

The SkyRay KING is probably the best light for the money anywhere for light output!!
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 4:57:18 PM EDT
For a moment. I though it said Fleshlight guys - talk to me.

Link Posted: 12/1/2013 4:58:22 PM EDT
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^^^^^^^^^^^^
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:01:11 PM EDT
Very pleased with my Fenix TK 41. Just bought some Eneloops for it at Costco.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:01:46 PM EDT
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that's why I clicked on this.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:09:13 PM EDT
just a little pst your budget the tlr-1HP is a damn bright spot light.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:11:16 PM EDT
It's a really good time to be into flashlights.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:13:04 PM EDT
My favorite light is the Fire Foxes 4.  It's a tiny, rechargeable 60 watt HID with 6000 lumens.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:16:23 PM EDT
I've been running a Fenix TK41. Nice and bright and runs with rechargeables.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:17:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2013 5:21:41 PM EDT by Rage_Ape]
In for Fleshlight recommendations.





In all seriousness, can't do wrong with Fenix, Nitecore, Sunwayman, Maratac...  Even the old and cheap Inova in the pic above would be perfectly adequate for a do-all light and work fine in a pinch as a defensive light employed via the Harries technique
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:18:52 PM EDT
Bit above your price range.  But a good light by all accounts.

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?366049-ArmyTek-Predator-2-5-(XP-G2-R5-1x18650-2xCR123A-RCR)-Regular-and-Pro-Review-RUNTIME

Good review
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:19:00 PM EDT
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Get the clear one.  Easier to check for bees.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:20:20 PM EDT
This seems like a good deal right now.  http://www.batteryjunction.com/fenix-tk22.html I ordered one that should deliver Wed.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:24:20 PM EDT
If you can handle $277, tactical night vision company has the Surefire M3LT. I have one and it replaces a plug in spotlight for most things I do anymore. It is BRIGHT and very high quality. I'd recommend it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:24:37 PM EDT
Check out the Defiant brand stuff that Home Depot sells. A few models available from $25-30 including a model with 3 XM-L LEDs that claims 1,000 lumens. I am a member on Candlepower Forums and I have 7 flashlights sitting on my desk right now.

Defiant 1000 lumen light

I am a bit of a cheapskate but I have bought 15+ of the Defiant lights and they are well worth the money. For Joe Homeowner you really can't go wrong.

jonblack

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Same here



 
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:27:20 PM EDT
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Fenix PD35 with rechargeables
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+1

have a PD30 and LOVE it. - really want a PD35.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:27:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jonblack:
Check out the Defiant brand stuff that Home Depot sells. A few models available from $25-30 including a model with 3 XM-L LEDs that claims 1,000 lumens. I am a member on Candlepower Forums and I have 7 flashlights sitting on my desk right now.

Defiant 1000 lumen light

I am a bit of a cheapskate but I have bought 15+ of the Defiant lights and they are well worth the money. For Joe Homeowner you really can't go wrong.

jonblack

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Do they hold up well? I've heard the switches can be iffy.
I use my light a lot in the desert during summer.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:29:40 PM EDT
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http://www.fenix-store.com/fenix-PD35/

$74.95 use coupon code APP10 for another 10% off.

This is the light I carry for duty.  SUPER bright at 850 lumens.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:30:41 PM EDT
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+1

have a PD30 and LOVE it. - really want a PD35.
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Originally Posted By Nick710:
Fenix PD35 with rechargeables


+1

have a PD30 and LOVE it. - really want a PD35.




Same, although mine is an old P3D.  More spendy, more better. Does all I need it to do though.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:36:11 PM EDT
I have a Nitecore EA4 that uses 4 AAs and is pretty bright.  At the highest brightness it is 860 lumens (which steps down to 550 after 3 minutes).  Its costs just over $50, and I'm pretty happy with it.  The UI takes a little getting used to, but isn't that complicated.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:36:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rage_Ape:


http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a597/RageApe/Gear/75a01b9d-b576-423a-b517-1adbddc7c621_zpsca6bf737.jpg

Same, although mine is an old P3D.  More spendy, more better. Does all I need it to do though.
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Originally Posted By Rage_Ape:
Originally Posted By SouthEndXGF:
Originally Posted By Nick710:
Fenix PD35 with rechargeables


+1

have a PD30 and LOVE it. - really want a PD35.


http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a597/RageApe/Gear/75a01b9d-b576-423a-b517-1adbddc7c621_zpsca6bf737.jpg

Same, although mine is an old P3D.  More spendy, more better. Does all I need it to do though.


Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:46:26 PM EDT
carried a fenix pd30 for a few years, just upgraded to the pd35 (the pd30 still works fine, but had a tool allowance to use up at work by end of year). Its like night and day plus the 18650's are much cheaper in the long run vs cr123's.


tldr:  Fenix pd35 and two good batteries so you always have fresh
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:50:20 PM EDT
It's not exactly $75, but you can pick up a new Streamlite Strion LED with wall and car charger for less than $150.

I bought one about a year ago and will never go back to cheap lights. It's bright and just plain works.

Link Posted: 12/1/2013 5:59:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rage_Ape:


http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a597/RageApe/Gear/75a01b9d-b576-423a-b517-1adbddc7c621_zpsca6bf737.jpg

Same, although mine is an old P3D.  More spendy, more better. Does all I need it to do though.
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Originally Posted By Rage_Ape:
Originally Posted By SouthEndXGF:
Originally Posted By Nick710:
Fenix PD35 with rechargeables


+1

have a PD30 and LOVE it. - really want a PD35.


http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a597/RageApe/Gear/75a01b9d-b576-423a-b517-1adbddc7c621_zpsca6bf737.jpg

Same, although mine is an old P3D.  More spendy, more better. Does all I need it to do though.



What blade??
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 6:00:57 PM EDT
Zebra light... This with a single 14500 re-chargeable battery will get close to 500 lumens.. 280 lumens with 1 eneloop...  Nice little light, I had bought one of their head lamps after reading about them on here, and I started digging a little for a EDC light, and this was what I choose. Take some time and look up the flash lights that are recommend here on you tube, and just a quick google search, your head will spin, but you will start to figure things out. Once you understand a little bit about lights, lumens batteries and such you can make a better choice to suit your needs..
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 6:07:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Nunya:
I have a Nitecore EA4 that uses 4 AAs and is pretty bright.  At the highest brightness it is 860 lumens (which steps down to 550 after 3 minutes).  Its costs just over $50, and I'm pretty happy with it.  The UI takes a little getting used to, but isn't that complicated.
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I've been eyeing one of these for a while.  I've got a ton of Eneloops just begging for a 4 battery light.

I've read that more than a few people have had some issues with heat buildup causing the batteries to vent hydrogen and in turn, that heat is blowing up the I/0 switch cover, like a balloon, but I'm not too worried about it.

I think that it would be a good compromise for the OP.

The SkyRay King mentioned above would be pretty cool, but the jury's still out on the quality of that light and if you're pimping four 18650 Li-Co cells, you better be on your game.

Chris
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 6:11:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By number9XD:
Ive got an Elzetta tactical flashlight that I keep in my truck and it's a good light.

Now that I own some land out in the country I need a GOOD light (flashlight, spotlight) for checking out things that go bump in the night outside around the property. I'd like either wall rechargeable or use same CR123 batteries the Elzetta uses. I'd like to keep it under $75 or so as long as its balls out bright and throws a good strong beam a couple hundred yards - like the old million candlepower cigar socket spotlights. I don't care what the form factor is as long as I can grab it and my pistol and go outside.

I know there are tons of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals but I am not up on the technology to know what is good or not. I don't want something "as good" as the Elzetta, I want something that'll blow it away for described uses.

Thanks!
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EVERYONE STOP!! YOU ARE NOT READING WHAT OP IS SAYING!!!

OP, right now, listen to me, go buy THIS:  you have like 2 hours, HURRY.

http://www.batteryjunction.com/olight-m3x-xm-l2.html

HURRY, its on sale, and free shipping.  use cpf2011  for 5% additional.

GO GO GO GO GO.

Link Posted: 12/1/2013 6:12:16 PM EDT
I like my Klarus XT11 and they now offer an upgraded light with about 800 lumens for about $65.  While they're Chinese imports, they got favorable reviews for quality everywhere I looked.  However, I'm not sure if the beam has quite enough throw to satisfy your needs.  I have a feeling that their XT30 probably is a little bigger than what you're looking for, not to mention it tends to run just over $100.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 6:13:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By cchurchi:
My favorite light is the Fire Foxes 4.  It's a tiny, rechargeable 60 watt HID with 6000 lumens.
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Dammit, I just got a Fenix TK75 a few months ago.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 6:36:44 PM EDT
Just a bit over what you want to pay, but it is bright as hell.

Quark Turbo - Over 800 lumens for the first 60 seconds, then steps down to 50% of that.

or this one, which is constant 450 lumens.
Quark Turbo
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 7:19:44 PM EDT
4 D cell maglight..... it thumps the bumps in the night
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 7:23:13 PM EDT
I have an Extreme Beam M1000.  Takes 2 18650 cells and throws light waaay out there.  And is built beefy as hell.
There are tons of lights to choose from though.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 7:25:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rage_Ape:
In for Fleshlight recommendations.


http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a597/RageApe/Gear/IMG_0656_zpsb43204db.jpg


In all seriousness, can't do wrong with Fenix, Nitecore, Sunwayman, Maratac...  Even the old and cheap Inova in the pic above would be perfectly adequate for a do-all light and work fine in a pinch as a defensive light employed via the Harries technique
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That's a sad sad fleshlight ya got there ..........
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 7:25:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 7:25:58 PM EDT
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4 D cell maglight..... it thumps the bumps in the night
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We're talking about things that actually product light here.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 7:33:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jonblack:
Check out the Defiant brand stuff that Home Depot sells. A few models available from $25-30 including a model with 3 XM-L LEDs that claims 1,000 lumens. I am a member on Candlepower Forums and I have 7 flashlights sitting on my desk right now.

Defiant 1000 lumen light

I am a bit of a cheapskate but I have bought 15+ of the Defiant lights and they are well worth the money. For Joe Homeowner you really can't go wrong.

jonblack

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Compare this to the (3) D-cell incandescent mag lights of old.
Utter pieces of crap, and we thought they were great.

Flashlights are amazing these days.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 8:00:13 PM EDT
I've gotten great service from these guys Lighthound

Battery Junction is great also, and they have lots of stuff between them in your price range.  The Jetbeam BC40, the OLight M3X and the Crelant 7G or 7S? are great.  I don't own the BC40, but I have a Crelant and an Olight, actually 2 of each and love them.  They will light up the night, and have multiple modes for when you don't need to illuminate the moon
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 8:15:14 PM EDT


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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
I've been eyeing one of these for a while. I've got a ton of Eneloops just begging for a 4 battery light.



I've read that more than a few people have had some issues with heat buildup causing the batteries to vent hydrogen and in turn, that heat is blowing up the I/0 switch cover, like a balloon, but I'm not too worried about it.



I think that it would be a good compromise for the OP.



The SkyRay King mentioned above would be pretty cool, but the jury's still out on the quality of that light and if you're pimping four 18650 Li-Co cells, you better be on your game.



Chris

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Originally Posted By Nunya:

I have a Nitecore EA4 that uses 4 AAs and is pretty bright. At the highest brightness it is 860 lumens (which steps down to 550 after 3 minutes). Its costs just over $50, and I'm pretty happy with it. The UI takes a little getting used to, but isn't that complicated.




I've been eyeing one of these for a while. I've got a ton of Eneloops just begging for a 4 battery light.



I've read that more than a few people have had some issues with heat buildup causing the batteries to vent hydrogen and in turn, that heat is blowing up the I/0 switch cover, like a balloon, but I'm not too worried about it.



I think that it would be a good compromise for the OP.



The SkyRay King mentioned above would be pretty cool, but the jury's still out on the quality of that light and if you're pimping four 18650 Li-Co cells, you better be on your game.



Chris





Nitecore EA4 is in your price range and is awesome.  My favorite light out of the 100+ that I have, and meets your criteria.



Get the NEUTRAL TINT for use outdoors.



Eneloops are your friends if you don't use them already.

Link Posted: 12/1/2013 8:20:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2013 8:20:47 PM EDT by FishKepr]
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Originally Posted By Stainless:
EVERYONE STOP!! YOU ARE NOT READING WHAT OP IS SAYING!!!

OP, right now, listen to me, go buy THIS:  you have like 2 hours, HURRY.

http://www.batteryjunction.com/olight-m3x-xm-l2.html

HURRY, its on sale, and free shipping.  use cpf2011  for 5% additional.

GO GO GO GO GO.

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AND YOU EVEN GET A FREE, YES FREE, REFLECTIVE SAFETY BELT!!!!
Link Posted: 12/2/2013 4:44:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2013 12:53:32 PM EDT by Elzetta]
Link Posted: 12/2/2013 8:35:07 AM EDT
^ Very nice......but for $100, I'll just buy a second light - better to have another than an "old" head laying in a drawer I guess.


I missed the Olight M3X last night before Battery Junction BF sale ended. Can still get it for $10 more than it was, using the cyber Monday code.
I may very well pull the trigger here in a bit - but DAMN......the light, then 18650 rechargeables and a charger.......

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Link Posted: 12/2/2013 8:40:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2013 8:48:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2013 8:49:15 AM EDT by ReconB4]
Originally Posted By number9XD:
Ive got an Elzetta tactical flashlight that I keep in my truck and it's a good light.

Now that I own some land out in the country I need a GOOD light (flashlight, spotlight) for checking out things that go bump in the night outside around the property. I'd like either wall rechargeable or use same CR123 batteries the Elzetta uses. I'd like to keep it under $75 or so as long as its balls out bright and throws a good strong beam a couple hundred yards - like the old million candlepower cigar socket spotlights. I don't care what the form factor is as long as I can grab it and my pistol and go outside.

I know there are tons of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals but I am not up on the technology to know what is good or not. I don't want something "as good" as the Elzetta, I want something that'll blow it away for described uses.

Thanks!

...

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There's a reason  a lot of flashlights are inexpensive and if you're not trusting your life to them then they are fine. It sounds like you really aren't, so it shouldn't be that hard to find one that turns on. That's all you need. If you are trusting your life on a flashlight, then you can't "cheap out" and you know the company names. One of those is Surefire.

Some of the lights I see listed already may as well be called Tapco.
Link Posted: 12/2/2013 8:51:28 AM EDT
Surefire Fury 500 Lumen or Surefire P3X 1000 Lumen.  I won't carry anything but Surefire.
Link Posted: 12/2/2013 10:29:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2013 1:52:17 PM EDT
Also the Nitecore Intellicharger I4 has been a good one for me.  I like it because I can charge my NiMh and LiON batteries interchangeably and at the same time.  It's not the fastest but it takes good care of the batteries and doesn't overcharge them if you forget them.

i4 on Amazon
Link Posted: 12/2/2013 2:12:46 PM EDT
Does it have to be a small pocket light?
If not you should check out the Stanley LEDLIS 10W Lithium Ion LED Rechargeable Spotlight
Two settings 900 and 2000 lumens and rechargeable, a cordless version of the old cigarette lighter light for  $54 on Amazon.com.
Link Posted: 12/2/2013 2:30:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jonblack:
Check out the Defiant brand stuff that Home Depot sells. A few models available from $25-30 including a model with 3 XM-L LEDs that claims 1,000 lumens. I am a member on Candlepower Forums and I have 7 flashlights sitting on my desk right now.

Defiant 1000 lumen light

I am a bit of a cheapskate but I have bought 15+ of the Defiant lights and they are well worth the money. For Joe Homeowner you really can't go wrong.

jonblack

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I got a few of the 650 lumen ones at HD on black friday, 3 D batts, Cree LED for $19.
and holy F it is bright. first thing I thought was that its like one of the plug in mill CP spot lights.
claims a 15 hour run time too
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