Have always a little coast hx5 for work in my pocket to light things up and till now it survives the daily grind like a champ and as a bonus the battery last forever in it
Of course if you want to use it as a beacon light it’s a bit weak
I have lots of them around the house for various needs. I have a 20 volt DeWalt cordless that never left my tools when I was working. It can light up a room. I still use it on my vehicles. By far my best flashlight is a Fenix PD35. It’s about 5" long very bright plus it’s rechargeable and adjustable.
First in quite a while, but I bought 2 last year. Nitecore Tip SE…small, rechargeable, powerful and fun to use. Also a Black Diamond Spot headlamp
which I couldn’t refuse when it went on sale at REI, lol. Really like them both.
@John_W_Clark bloody hell, in Canada that 6 pack is $40! the freight is from Amazon US is almost as much as they are, so after exchange I’m still looking at about the same
@MazeFrame what do you think of the Lenser? the focus lens intrigues me…worth the money or is it more a gimmick in the end?
@CTOXmas thanks for the endorsement of the Anker. funny though, I can’t find them anywhere on Anker or associated brand websites.
@Tmc28 I wondered if Fenix would be represented as they were the big thing / name back when they first started to market themselves. now there are a bazillion clones for a lot less, so they’ve got tight competition now.
@TimpTim44@MazeFrame I’ve heard of Nightcore, but it wasn’t a barnd in any of the top recommended I reviewed and I read like 10+ lists.
I bought several of the inexpensive options on Amazon. They were okay. I use my Fenix all the time. There was no comparison in quality and brightness. If I remember correctly the battery is the expensive part of the light. I have a Streamlight Lazer on a Glock. It’s nice and bright in a tiny package.
I got this for my missus to use getting to work, she leaves the barge at 02.00 and usually has 5-10 minute walk to her car and Towpaths are mostly muddy, wet and slippery from autumn on, she’s used it for 4 years now and has never let her down
Nice! Exactly like mine.
It’s a Beast as for a “flashlight” lol. It’s close to 3lbs / 1.3Kg loaded weight for… showing the “light” to those of need " Maglite flashlights have been known to be used as a ready substitute for a baton"
The lamp over all is solid.
The Focus-thing is like the screw-adjust on MagLite, except way faster to adjust. Certainly has its uses, although the spot quality varies.
As said, the P7 is certainly not a bad light, just too big to lug about as a daily.
Nitecore has some practical and some less practical lights. For the money, their stuff holds its own pretty well.
I have a Nitecore P30 that is rugged as hell. I unfortunately spend a lot of time in attic’s and crawl spaces for my HVAC job. I charge it once a week and it has never let me down. Long throw and bright enough for sure.