View Full Version : Light recommendation under $50

January 18, 2013, 10:07 AM
I'm looking for a good tactical light as close to 200 lumens as I can get below or at $50. I've spend enough already on a safe, gun and ammo that I need to be a little budget conscious right now and can't spend too much. Maybe later but right now just need a good budget light.

This will be a nightstand light and will not be mounting it on my gun.

January 18, 2013, 04:17 PM
What about the Fenix LD22? Is that a good brand/model? A little more than I said but I could splurge.

January 18, 2013, 05:42 PM
I was ready to order and since I got no response I went ahead and got the Fenix LD22. (http://www.amazon.com/Fenix-LD22-Lumens-Flashlight-Black/dp/B007ESYFR0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358548830&sr=8-1&keywords=fenix+ld22) Seemed to get pretty good reviews but I'll let you know.

January 20, 2013, 03:08 AM
I roll a p7 ledlenser
I got it for $80 NZ, that should be avail in USA for $50

January 21, 2013, 01:14 AM
techlite lumen master 200

$28.49 on Amazon.com.... for a 3 pack

I bought a 3 pack and they are just as bright as my Fenix PD30. Well built, I got mine on sale even cheaper, wish now I'd got another 3 pack at that price (I paid $15 at Costco).

January 21, 2013, 05:04 AM
There are none for under $50 that will not fail!

January 22, 2013, 11:37 AM
There are none for under $50 that will not fail!

What type of failures?

January 22, 2013, 01:42 PM
There are a ton of lights for $50 or under that are very unlikely to fail, and paying more than that doesn't necessarily mean they won't.
I wouldn't worry about failures of any kind for a nightstand light. If you're not going to mount it on a gun (which shakes the crap out of them) or get it wet you've eliminated the 2 primary causes of failures. Try not to throw them down the stairs. Other than that just be sure to watch your batteries.

Fenix makes a good light. 4Seven also makes a good light for not a whole lot of money. Or for a nightstand light a big Maglight 3/4D works pretty well. You did good though.

Streamlight and surefire make good lights as well, but they've both got enough brand recognition to charge a premium for their stamp. Also they have to charge a little more to offset the cost of their advertising.

January 22, 2013, 07:50 PM
Let usknow how the Fenix holds up. I'm a Surefire man and have thought about buying a Fenix a time or two but have read a lot of mixed reviews.

January 23, 2013, 11:09 AM