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Old May 15, 2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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Potential Flashlight Review?

Hey guys! We're going to be doing a new review on a few different flashlights. Below is a list of the flashlights we have on order. We want to include answers to your questions in this review.

Fenix LD12
Sunwayman V11R
Surefire E2D
Inova X1
Nitefighter BT40
Spark SD6-500CW
Dereelight Nightmaster
Orbita Lighthouse
Wicked Laser Arctic w/ Phosforce Attachment
Prometheus Alpha
Armytek Barracuda XM-L@ (either U2 or U3)
potentially a Rufis JR20
potentially an Armytek Predator Pro
potentially an Armytek Viking Pro


So, what do you want to know about any of these models? Perhaps which ones work well with firearms? Which ones are best for EDC? Anybody in the market, or already own a model? Let us know! All input appreciated!

For reference, take a look at our past few reviews to see the quality reviews we do:
http://www.brownsafe.com/blog/carry-...ompact-pistol/
http://www.brownsafe.com/blog/wicked-laser/
http://www.brownsafe.com/blog/switch...omatic-knives/
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Old May 16, 2013, 08:34 AM   #2
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Help me understand why the new flashlights are so expensive.
Flashlights that cost $100.00 to $300.00.
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Old May 16, 2013, 08:46 AM   #3
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Cost, beam shape, size of center vs outer, battery life vs brightness, weapon mount possibility, pocket fit, ease or availability of programming, typical use you see fit based on size and features, etc.
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Old May 22, 2013, 12:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input everybody. Does anybody own any of these flashlights?
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Old May 22, 2013, 09:23 PM   #5
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Help me understand why the new flashlights are so expensive.
Flashlights that cost $100.00 to $300.00.
Buy one and you'll see. They are extremely bright, exceptional beam patterns/shapes, efficient, lightweight, durable, multi-mode, etc., etc.
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Old May 28, 2013, 12:38 AM   #6
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The mag lights with Xenon bulbs are a dated design but strong and more reliable than most lights on the market. You can go cheap and buy in number or buy fewer and rely on them. Ony problem is that if you don't maintain them by rotating the batteries on a regular basis even the most expensive lights can be ruined by battery acid.
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Old May 28, 2013, 07:39 AM   #7
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You probably know, but here is a great site re flashlights. These guys are as zealous about lights as we here are about guns.
http://budgetlightforum.com/
Another good one, but not as friendly.
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/forum.php

It is easy to get hooked on flashlights.

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Old May 29, 2013, 06:15 PM   #8
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Jerry,

We're already on those forums as well. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old May 29, 2013, 06:54 PM   #9
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Potential Flashlight Review?

I like the UltraFire Wf501B lights alot. There's always one on my nightstand next to HD gun as well in travel bag and car. Always!! I have a few others but like these the best. Has a Cree T6 led, hi/ lo & strobe with memory in all modes. LiThium ion 4.2 volt 4200ma battery that never seems to run down. I also have a couple of the 501's single mode hi , with pressure pad for rail mount weapon lights.
High grade aluminum, water resistant, with tactical bezel. Blinding bright. I'm guessing around 500+ lumens

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