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Has anyone tried these? I picked one up at W/M today.
I snapped these when i got home, It seems to be a pretty
good light. They clam they are 115 Lumens, I compared the
coleman to a SureFire G2LED they seems about the same
in brightness. oh yea, They are $24.95.
Great lights. Don't use mine for firearm use though, but I have put it through a lot harsher uses and it still works and looks great. I don't know which one you have, they have a small and a large one. I have a small one and it has gone on two Appalachian trail thru hikes, so it has been in the woods for 12+ months and gone 4500 miles in temps ranging from 20 below to 120 degrees. It had been submerged in rivers and lakes, stayed wet almost constantly this year due to the rain. The package says the batteries last 1 hour I believe. I got about 3 or 4 hours of use out of mine before needing to change batteries. The only downside is the cost fo the batteries for the small one. Other than that, the light is awesome.
I've found a flashlight that really impressed me recently.
I found it at Lowe's building supply of all places.
It's a "Task Force" item #225285. It has a 3 watt LED that puts out a WHOPPING 150 Lumens. It has the push button tail switch and throws a really tight and bright beam. The best part is it uses two "C" cell batteries. No expensive CR 123A batteries. Just off the shelf "C" cells. I have several flashlights that use the CR123A batteries and with a one hour battery life, on average, those are expensive lights to run.
One of the draws of LED lights, aside from the LOOONG bulb life is, LED flashlight beams have no shadows in the beam. It's a solid pool of light.
It has waaay better throw than other LED lights I've seen and tried.
For example, I have a 5 watt LED "Lenser" flashlight (from Coast Cutlery) that uses 5 "C" cells and it doesn't have the downrange throw this Task Force light has. Sure, it's bright as the dickens, just doesn't throw that beam downrange all that well.
Best part saved for last, the sticker price is $24.95.:eek:
edited to add:
I'm a flashlight junky. Now, I have to go check out those two lights you're talking about. Just can't help myself. I'm a flashlight fool.:)
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