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Old 15th March 2008, 7:28 PM   #121
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need some advice on a torch please guys...

I am an industrial sparky, do alot of High voltage and substation works

Am looking for something compact with high output, doesn't need to throw a long distance

On a bit of a budget so would like to keep it under $75, or if there is a good bang for buck get two for my money
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Old 15th March 2008, 8:00 PM   #122
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my vote would be for the cree from dx I think $17-$25 only and runs off a single AA battery.

I'm not an expert so best to hear from someone else.
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Old 15th March 2008, 11:12 PM   #123
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need some advice on a torch please guys...

I am an industrial sparky, do alot of High voltage and substation works

Am looking for something compact with high output, doesn't need to throw a long distance

On a bit of a budget so would like to keep it under $75, or if there is a good bang for buck get two for my money
Pretty reliable light:
http://www.ledtorches.com.au/index.p...d&productId=71
Fenix L1D - it's $70 (overnight delivery free & standard).
I believe you can also purchase a clip for it that allows you to attach it to a hat.
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Old 16th March 2008, 9:23 AM   #124
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thanks for the replies

didn't know about the ledtorches site so looking at it now

damn Fenix T1 is mean, dunno about the batteries though, cost wise that is...
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Old 16th March 2008, 10:34 AM   #125
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http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3609
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.9631

my picks
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Old 16th March 2008, 12:59 PM   #126
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My pick for a 'every day' light. Single AA.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.6162

It's less 'spotty' or 'throwy' than the Romisen RC-G2, and also is a more pleasing shape for dropping in your pocket etc. I'd say it puts out more light too, but a tad more spread.

Pop a piece of bicycle inner tube aroung the base, and its also light enough that you can hold it in your teeth really easily while using both your hands.

Buy two though, I'll guarantee you'll want another once you get to play with it!
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Old 16th March 2008, 1:29 PM   #127
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thanks for the replies

didn't know about the ledtorches site so looking at it now

damn Fenix T1 is mean, dunno about the batteries though, cost wise that is...
The T1 takes rechargable CR123's as well, be careful with voltages though, I believe it prefers 3.0v, not the 3.6v.

As far as primary cell costs for CR123's, they are WAY cheaper from the USA, especially when purchased in bulk.
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Old 16th March 2008, 2:08 PM   #128
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this is what I was talking about

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1993

dunno how this compares to the other recommendations but I've bought 3 and gave them away to people who were mighty surprised. they said they had bright flash lights until i gave them this.

and if you want longer use out of this, get the extention tube option that lets you use 2 AAs.
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Old 16th March 2008, 3:28 PM   #129
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RC-F4 is great, I reckon it's brighter then the UltraFire C2 Cree Q5, CR123's are cheap.
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Old 16th March 2008, 7:48 PM   #130
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cheers, will take a look around locally at price of CR123's

was also looking at these

http://www.torchworld.com.au/catalog...roducts_id=256

http://www.torchworld.com.au/catalog...roducts_id=255

http://www.torchworld.com.au/catalog...roducts_id=275

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also looking at this Hugsby p12 http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3184 because takes a CR123 or two AA's with extension
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Old 17th March 2008, 1:05 AM   #131
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Get these to really impress ANYONE you know.
http://polarion-usa.com/media/Model_PH40.html
(it's about 4 times brighter than the one you mentioned)
Pity that they are over 2 grand.
Google Maxabeam 2.2kw xenon searchlight
I desire one of these to mount onto a 4x4 ! (~150kg)
to give you a clue, can't look at the light from a distance less than 200m with cat 2 welders eye protection !
will peel the paint off houses !

only reason i don't have one, is the company that was selling these directly from the decomissioned usa tanks had them on a wooden crate that they couldnt use to export them and wasnt willing to find a suitable replacement, despite $$ encouragement...
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Old 17th March 2008, 1:19 AM   #132
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Nothing beats the good old 3,4,5D Maglite! Even if they don't shine as bright as the new LED torches, it's still a nice weapon .

Anyone tried the LED addon for the D Maglites?
aurora borealis from blackbear productions or whatever his name would be worth googling in your case if you like that design
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Old 17th March 2008, 7:23 AM   #133
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cheers, will take a look around locally at price of CR123's

was also looking at these

http://www.torchworld.com.au/catalog...roducts_id=256...
Luxeon LED's are well and truly old hat technology these days. While some manufacturers still use them, the majority of new LED's are CREE's or Seoul's. They offer far better output and runtimes than the old Luxeon models.
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Old 17th March 2008, 7:26 AM   #134
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also looking at this Hugsby p12 http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3184 because takes a CR123 or two AA's with extension
fyi - Nuwai LED's are not as bright/efficient as current Rebel/Cree/Seoul LED emitters.

If you want 1 x RCR or 2 x AA compatible flashlight, look no further than Romisen RC-N3.
I haven't reviewed yet but I will have it soon. It already gets rave reviews by others though. Superb build, forward clickey, bright, cheap.

Have a read of my roundup review in my sig. I have nearly all the decent ones currently out. So you might get a better idea if you haven't seen it already.

Or get Ultrafire C3 P4 with extension as this light supports both AA or double AA configurations and will last nearly 4 hours of full brightness when used with 2AA. There are newer versions of this light but I still thnk this is still the best in terms of regulation and performance. If you like somthing fancy, this stainless steel version is becoming something which everyone is buying right now. The quality of this light is amazing and people reckon you should buy it before they discontinue or raise the price. Performance is identical to the normal C3 P4 I mentioned above as it uses same emitter and driver board. (But it doesn't come with the extension tube) Hovever, check out my review of the C3 P4 as it isn't bright as many other lights.

If you want much brighter lights, you will HAVE to go with lights which use lithium batteries.
(Or much more expensive AA lights which has a much more efficient/powerful driver board)

BTW....

For around $80 delivered, this has to be one of the best lights in terms of brightness, quality and performance.
Deeelight makes I reckon one of the finest lights for the price right now. They are upgradeable also with drop-ins.

http://www.dereelight.com/cl1h.htm

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Old 17th March 2008, 4:26 PM   #135
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thanks guys

Jakiman, awesome reviews there exactly what i wanted
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