On 1/9/2015 11:55 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Since we've narrowed this down to "at home"
and "occaasional use" I'd suggest the new
black 10 LED square lantern from Walmart.
Cost $5.48, including battery. Found in the
camping section, usually near the floor.
Looking at the lens, you can see the 10 separate
LED, opposed to the filament bulb units. Runs
about 70 hours on a battery (yes, I tested)
and is seriously bright. Can spot racoons in a
distant tree kind of bright.
These can be had on Amazon for about $11. But
walmart is more convenient.
Christopher A. Young
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You remember the first LED wrist watches, with
red LED, had to push the button to get it to
light for a second with the time. I had one,
and it was a lot of fun. One man I knew called
a "two handed watch" as you used the other
hand to push the button.
Now you can have ten LED, for under ten bucks.
Or, nine, for free with coupon any any purchase at
I bought a triple c flashlight at the home depot for $20 500 lumens,
Defiant ? That was some time back. Very bright and heavy enough to whack
somebody. Just bought a AA small led with 250 lumens $20. Neither has
zooming, but not needed.
I think there are many dozens of "powerful LED
flashlights". We'd just be guessing, until you
supply a LOT more information.
Used for what?
Carried, or left in place?
Caried in a backpack, on the belt, or in pocket or on keyring?
Single use or rechargable cells?
According to this website, it's not enough to blind a person:
An acquaintance, who was recently a prison guard, sez they used
tactical LED flashlights that were strong enough to blind a man in a
lit room. The above website claims 250 lumens is enough to do that.
I don't recall the brand/model he had, but he said it was about $100.
BTW, it blinded me in a lit room. 8|
I have some Duracell lights that I got from CostCo for $15.00 for a pack
of 3. I *think* they're 300 lumens (at least it says "300" on the
case) and would say they are plenty bright enough to see 70 feet.
One other criterion I would suggest: light enough to hold in one's
teeth. I wrap mine with a strip of foam or whatever's handy and then
cover it with electrical tape. Makes for hands-free aiming in tight
Interesting. Thanks for the link. I have a regular 3 D-battery Mag Lite --
not LED -- and I like it. But, after seeing the Defiant light as shown on
the link you provided, and after reading so many 5-star reviews on the site,
I think I just have to go out and buy one.
My Mag Lite has an adjustable lens that allows me to focus the light into a
narrow beam when needed, and it appears that the Defiant LED doesn't do
that. But, for 29 bucks, I'm going get one and try it anyway.
I also don't know anything about rechargeable batteries (maybe Lithium or
Lithium Ion?) for these types of flashlights, but it is something that I
would like to check out. In my case, I want to keep the flashlight in my
car, and if there were such a thing as a battery charger that I could
permanently mount in my car and always charged batteries on hand as a
backup, that would be great.
My local store does not carry it. I think the d batteries would last a long
time, and there us a low setting. I would not want rechargeable. Just check
it ever so often for battery leakage. Keeping full time charging often
results in battery failure, but for daily use, rechargeables might be
On 01/10/2015 12:13 AM, gregz wrote:
> This might catch something on fire.
Follow up: I went with the one Greg recommended.
This is a BIG flashlight. And heavy too, as it is metal.
This flashlight puts out so much light that it is blinding.
It lights up my back yard like it was daylight. It lights
up about five houses worth when shined down the street.
That you all for all the help and tips!
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