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Old 11-23-2007, 05:49 PM   #1
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LED flashlight

I've had a couple of LED flashlights that were either really powerful but ate batteries, or not powerful enough but lasted a long time. (Yes I admit they were cheapo no-name flashlights).

So I'm willing to spend the money for the best, brightest, most durable, rechargeable compact flashlight. Any recommendations?

This is for automotive use by the way...
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:07 PM   #2
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How much are you looking to spend?

I've heard from a couple of sources that Pelican is supposed to be very good. I just did a quick search:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pelican-7060-LED...QQcmdZViewItem

(not my item, no one that I know is selling it, not advertising)

Perhaps someone else would be willing to confirm this...
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:23 PM   #3
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I've had a couple of LED flashlights that were either really powerful but ate batteries, or not powerful enough but lasted a long time. (Yes I admit they were cheapo no-name flashlights).

So I'm willing to spend the money for the best, brightest, most durable, rechargeable compact flashlight. Any recommendations?

This is for automotive use by the way...
I think the main thing is defining "compact". Some people like them big and some like them small. This is a case where size really does matter to the individual.

I live and die with my 2AAA Mini-Mag that I've had since 1989 (don't ask me how I know the date). It's especially good for underdash work. For anything more demanding in the shop I use my Central Tools bounce lights. Away from the shop the weapon of choice is a Mag 3C flashlight.
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:02 AM   #4
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ive got a mini mag thats maybe 5" long, that thing is handy. i can hold it in my mouth while i work on something with my hands. it came with a little caring case i slipped over my belt. i used it while doing electrical work, but im sure it would do fine for working on a car.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:01 AM   #5
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I've heard alot of good about CREE flashlights, I'll probably order one after the holidays.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:15 AM   #6
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These are supposed to be good, but pricey.
http://www.surefire.com/maxexp/main/...r/16/sesent/00
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