Need an EDC Flashlight...

Need an EDC Flashlight...

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    Need an EDC Flashlight...

    I tried searching already, but haven't really found any advice on what I'm looking for.

    I am an EMT, and work on both a paid and volunteer ambulance, along with dabbling with Rescue within my Fire Co. I currently carry a Surefire E2D LED flashlight. I Love the light, but its a pain to replace the batteries as often as I do.

    I would like to pick up a new light with my Tax refund. I have thought it through a little bit, and these are the key features I am looking for.

    • LED
    • At least 200+ Lumens
    • Variable output. At least High and Low (possibly with a strobe feature)
    • recharagable, preferably with a base charger, as opposed to removable chargable batteries.
    • metal construction (Not a fan of plastic lights)
    • </= 6" Long, </=1.5 Wide


    I also prefer a protected tailcap switch like the Surefire.

    Basically I'm looking for suggestions on lights. Need to fit into a pocket and light enough to be comfortably carried.
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    If money isn't an object check these guys out Elzetta Tactical LED Flashlights, Weapon Mounts, USA Made I'm not sure if they offer rechargable or not
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    Try this site...Public Safety - The ALERT Store. ALERT is the Air Land Emergency Resource Team located in Big Sandy, TX. ALERT is a non-profit organization that offers EMT and Paramedic training as well as training in Firefighting, Law Enforcement, Flight Operations and various other options.

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    Have you looked at Streicher'spolicehq.com? They have a wide selection among several different brands. The Stinger DS LED HP is very colse to you specs. The catalog doesn't list size so I hope that it isn't too big.

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    This is going to sound stupid, but just consider it: Maglite makes little LED flashlights that are super bright. They have one offering that puts out 175 lumens using AAA batteries.
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    Streamlight is great for the rechargable but if not go Surefire they are great!
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    Check this one out http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...d_i=B0010L2K2O. I was looking for exactly what you want when I came across this one at a gun show. Im a FF and got tired of carrying the D cell rechargable maglights we have on our trucks.The vendor had it completely submerged in a glass of water working on the strobe setting. It the perfect size, 260 lumens, many different settings, clip and holster, and about $50. I had been looking at Surefires but couldn't justify the price for a flashlight. I've been pretty pleased with it so far.

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    I have the SureFire G2X Pro. I love it. http://www.surefire.com/G2X-B-BK
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    Check out Battery Junction's website. Just google them. They carry several different brands of flash lights, some pretty good ones.
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    I'm looking at the Fenix LD20. It runs on two AA batteries and has three modes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walden View Post
    This is going to sound stupid, but just consider it: Maglite makes little LED flashlights that are super bright. They have one offering that puts out 175 lumens using AAA batteries.
    ;

    Amazon.com: Maglite XL200 LED Flashlight, Black: Home Improvement

    Here's another for around $35 but it uses CR123A batteries.

    http://www.amazon.com/Nu-Flare-77R92...014818&sr=1-11

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    Check out 4-sevens Their Quark Tactical line

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    Take a look at either Fenix of 4 Sevens flashlights. They are as durable as a SureFire at a fraction of the price.

    This one is 205 lumens and takes 2 AA batteries.

    Amazon.com: 4Sevens Quark AAČ Tactical, R5, Flashlight; Black; 205 OTF Lumens; 2xAA: Camera & Photo

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    Im carrying a Fenix E01. Funny thing is I bought it to keep in my Maxpedition EDC but it's so small that I wear it on my keys or around my neck all the time.

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