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November 4, 2008, 04:15 AM
I need a tactical light for both home and work use, I have seen the surefire and was looking for something less expensive. I found some lights on eBay called the alpha G6 and G8 at a reasonable price, does anyone know if they are any good or are there others I should look at that are in the 50-60 dollar price range?

November 4, 2008, 10:13 AM
Fenix are good quality lights excellent bang for the buck flashlights but even their tactical lights (https://www.fenix-store.com/index.php?cPath=22_85) will cost you a tiny bit more. I have their TK10 and TH11 and they put out a ton of light. I haven't tried their new AA powered TK20 but it's in your price range.

While not advertised as tactical you may also want to check out their Premium (https://www.fenix-store.com/index.php?cPath=22_65) version of the P3D. That little guy puts out a ton of light.

November 4, 2008, 10:26 AM
I own the Fenix PD3Q5 (CR123 cell) and especially when in the 215 lumen TURBO mode, it is a BEAST in a very small package. I was skeptical whether it could actually produce that many lumens as advertised from such a small package before I bought it. But when it finally arrived in the mail and I fired it up, I was quickly convinced. If it isnt pushing all of the advertised 215 lumens, it is VERY close. It is like a little nuclear explosion in my hand.

I also like the flash mode...its a real dazzler.

While I miss the instant on/off, the PD3Q5 is my "go to" light that is ALWAYS with me. I retired my Surefire Z2 to the bedside table drawer.

black bear 84
November 4, 2008, 01:16 PM

It is much more to a tactical light than the title.
If you can't afford the Surefires go with the true tactical lights by Fenix, the T-1 or TK-10 or TK-11

The TK-11 will work with rechargeble 18650 Li Ion battery and will save you a lot of money in batteries.

I don't recommend the Fenix P3D for extended use with the turbo mode, as the heat sinking is not substantial as is with the big brothers T-1 and TK's.

If you use the P3D in the tubo mode for long, it can affect the tint of the light or even burn your module.

I do have the P3D and use it, but as a civilian my use of it on the turbo mode is very moderate.

If you have to work with the light, you are much better with a pure tactical Fenix.

If you want to read my reviews of the P3D and the T-1 Fenixes, you can find them here.


Black Bear

November 4, 2008, 02:31 PM
I ordered the TK-11, thanks for all the advice.