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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Not a clue, honestly. For that much, I'd spend a little more and get a Gladius, one store was selling them for 150. I don't know the name anymore, but I'm sure Google/Froogle does.

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  • Charger
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    Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
    LED lights are up to the outdoor challenge. Its just you won't find those kinds of lights at your local Wally World, they start at 150 dollars and usually carry brandnames like Streamlight (Weapon Mounted), NightOps (Gladius Personal), Innova (TD Series Tactical Lights, not the consumer stuff)...
    Actually, that reminds me... I was looking into the new Innova T4 a while back, but I'm not familiar with the company or their quality/power... It's a rechargable similar in size/shape to a Stinger, but it's LED... Do you, (or anyone else here, for that matter), know how it compares and if it's worth the $120 that QM wants for it? Or should I just stick with my Stinger XT for the time being?

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  • Mr. Security
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    Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
    LED lights are up to the outdoor challenge. Its just you won't find those kinds of lights at your local Wally World, they start at 150 dollars and usually carry brandnames like Streamlight (Weapon Mounted), NightOps (Gladius Personal), Innova (TD Series Tactical Lights, not the consumer stuff)...
    Let me rephrase my post then: Most of our wallets are not up to the challenge when it comes to effective LED flashlights for outside.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    LED lights are up to the outdoor challenge. Its just you won't find those kinds of lights at your local Wally World, they start at 150 dollars and usually carry brandnames like Streamlight (Weapon Mounted), NightOps (Gladius Personal), Innova (TD Series Tactical Lights, not the consumer stuff)...

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  • Mr. Security
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    Originally posted by Bridgegate
    Ahh... Funny that this old topic got brought up again... I was just thinking of this...

    I've used my Stinger XT for a few years now, and aside from replacing the worn-out battery pack a couple times, haven't had any issues... But I recently got my hands on this really nice little LED light that a friend of mine picked up at Wal-mart of all places...
    Yep, I picked up one of these beauties awhile back at Target and I love it. If you decide to get a LED light, opt for the 3-watt instead of the 1-watt. Bridgegate's link shows the 3-watt one. It's a much brighter light.

    I also agree w/ Hotel Security that LED lights are not up to the outdoor challenge yet. Stick with the Scorpion, etc. for use outside.

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  • 3rd_shift
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    Yup!
    They sure do.
    Well over 10,000 members and growing.
    And not just flashlights, but also cordless shadowbusting spotlights and even metal halide cordless lights that can virtually turn night into day.

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  • dla4122
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    Originally posted by 3rd_shift
    I am a long time member at www.candlepowerforums.com and learned a lot about finding or modding flashlights there to make any and all security posts I have ever worked super easy.
    They actually have a forum dedicated to flashlights?

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  • HotelSecurity
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    Originally posted by Bridgegate
    Ahh... Funny that this old topic got brought up again... I was just thinking of this...

    I've used my Stinger XT for a few years now, and aside from replacing the worn-out battery pack a couple times, haven't had any issues... But I recently got my hands on this really nice little LED light that a friend of mine picked up at Wal-mart of all places... It's about the size of the Surefire tactical series lights... And when I compared, it was actually BRIGHTER than my stinger... a freakin $10 generic wal-mart light! Sure, it's not rechargable, (uses 3 AAAs), but it's LED so the batteries don't need replacing nearly as often as on a regular light... Not to mention that it's so small it fits neatly on the duty belt, no larger than my pager holder, so it's a lot more comfortable to wear....

    I hate to say it, but I think my Stinger may just become my backup light from now on... (And my friend may have to go purchase a new one, since this one aint coming off my belt anytime soon... LOL)

    I'll see if I can locate info on it.. It doesn't have a model # anywhere on it, but I know it's made by Garrity..

    EDIT: Found their info page... Doesn't give too much info about it, unfortunately, but I can tell you it sure is nifty.. lol

    http://www.garritylites.com/page45.html
    In Canada they're (or something like them) are sold at Canadian Tire. The one I have is LED with 2 different levels of light. It uses 3 AAA batteries.
    It's great for indoors but not so good for outside. I find this will all LED lights. I use it around the house. On the job I'm presently carrying the Streamlight Twintask a LED & xeon(?) combination. The problem is that it uses lithium batteries that burn out quickly & are expensive. The only good thing is that when the xeon light goes out due to weak batteries the LED continues to work. I used to have a Surefire until I lost it. When the lithium batteries got weak it would stop working with no advanced notice. It did not gradually go dimmer. I always had to have a spare set of batteries with me.

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  • Charger
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    Ahh... Funny that this old topic got brought up again... I was just thinking of this...

    I've used my Stinger XT for a few years now, and aside from replacing the worn-out battery pack a couple times, haven't had any issues... But I recently got my hands on this really nice little LED light that a friend of mine picked up at Wal-mart of all places... It's about the size of the Surefire tactical series lights... And when I compared, it was actually BRIGHTER than my stinger... a freakin $10 generic wal-mart light! Sure, it's not rechargable, (uses 3 AAAs), but it's LED so the batteries don't need replacing nearly as often as on a regular light... Not to mention that it's so small it fits neatly on the duty belt, no larger than my pager holder, so it's a lot more comfortable to wear....

    I hate to say it, but I think my Stinger may just become my backup light from now on... (And my friend may have to go purchase a new one, since this one aint coming off my belt anytime soon... LOL)

    I'll see if I can locate info on it.. It doesn't have a model # anywhere on it, but I know it's made by Garrity..

    EDIT: Found their info page... Doesn't give too much info about it, unfortunately, but I can tell you it sure is nifty.. lol

    http://www.garritylites.com/page45.html
    Last edited by Bridgegate; 08-17-2006, 09:14 PM.

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  • T202
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    I have been using the same Mag Charger for the last 20 years.

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  • jeff194307
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    Mini Mag does everthing that I need

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  • ctbgpo
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    Originally had a surefire 6p upgraded to the z2 combatlight with the optional hi output light in surefires polymer belt holster.

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  • Jackhole
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    I'm using a Stinger XT right now, I'd really like to switch to the Strion but I can't justify the expense.

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  • FederalSecurity
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    I've been issued a Surefire G2Z CombatLight with a matching flashlight

    holster and a Photon Freedom Micro.

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  • doughesson
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    I am well known for carrying flashlights day or night.You never know when you'll be out after dark or entering a dark building.
    On my belt,on or off the clock,I carry a Streamlight Scorpion.In my turnout coat as a volunteer firefighter,I have a Pelican Little Ed with rechargeable batteries to void the warranty,and I also bought an LED kit to go into my Minimag.

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