Inexpensive tac-lights.

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    Inexpensive tac-lights.

    Just saw a good video on how affective tac-lights are as a "force multipliers". Sounds like a good idea, so I'll bite.
    Any suggestions for $50-$75 (give or take)?

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    Here you go

    Check out this video - YouTube - nutnfancy's Channel

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    If you want something nice and small that you can carry every day I would reccomend a Fenix PD20, if you want bigger and brighter you can move up to the PD30. The PD20 puts out 190lumes and has strobe. It can be set to turn on at the brightest setting or at the lowest. It will run you right around $50. I like mine because of it's size, I carry it 24/7 since it's so small.
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    I got this at Target for $30

    Its plenty bright. Not sure on lumens. It's 3 watts if that means anything.

    http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...t_adv_XSG10001

    (Note the one in the picture is 1 watt)
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    Quote Originally Posted by reyno2ac View Post
    If you want something nice and small that you can carry every day I would reccomend a Fenix PD20, if you want bigger and brighter you can move up to the PD30. The PD20 puts out 190lumes and has strobe. It can be set to turn on at the brightest setting or at the lowest. It will run you right around $50. I like mine because of it's size, I carry it 24/7 since it's so small.


    I got a PD20 last week. Very slick, very small. About $55 delivered from Amazon. On high (180 lumens) it lasts less than an hour. On low mode (9 lumens) it lasts like 35 hours. Pocket sized. The PD30 uses two batteries, is larger, but otherwise similar.

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    I have a fenix l2d. It has 5 levels, strobe and SOS. It runs on AA's (big bonus for me). I also bought a diffuser and red lens for about $4 each. Fenix seems to be a better bargain than some of the other big names like Surefire and makes a darn good flashlight. It runs around $55
    Last edited by phreddy; March 5th, 2010 at 11:53 AM. Reason: corrected model number

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVille View Post


    I got a PD20 last week. Very slick, very small. About $55 delivered from Amazon. On high (180 lumens) it lasts less than an hour. On low mode (9 lumens) it lasts like 35 hours. Pocket sized. The PD30 uses two batteries, is larger, but otherwise similar.
    The new PD20 is actually 190 lumens and is rounded instead of octagonal like the one you have. If you look at the fenix website they've named it PD20+. It also has a differnt bulb and a pocket clip. Just wanted to clarify the difference.
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    Fenix LD10. Great little light for me. It goes everywhere I go. I also have a LD20 that stays on the night stand. hth,
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    I recently purchased a 4Sevens Quark 123*2 Tactical EDC (every day carry) light: http://flashlightconnection.com/4Sev...G-R5-p273.html

    This thing is small, very bright (190 lumens) and comfortable to carry.

    Total cost with shipping was less than $70.

    I got the same light as the one in the video above in Post #2 "Check out this video - YouTube - nutnfancy's Channel", except mine uses two CR123 batteries instead of AA.
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    Another voucher for fenix

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    I will pile on.. I bought a Fenix LD10 after researching the same topic a month or so ago. Well made, and I like the fact that the LD10 will run a standard AA. It is very bright and well made. I am looking at some other Fenix lights for around the house and some weapon lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsee11789 View Post
    I got this at Target for $30

    Its plenty bright. Not sure on lumens. It's 3 watts if that means anything.

    Energizer Metal Tact 2AA Flash 3-watt LED : Target

    (Note the one in the picture is 1 watt)
    thats a 65 lumen light....

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    Another vote for Fenix, I have an O-light and a PD30. Both are very bright. The both have a constant on and a strobe. They run on the 123 batteries. The PD30 gets regular use and the original batteries lasted about 2 1/2 to 3 months. Both mine were $50 and $65 IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladenbullet View Post
    thats a 65 lumen light....
    Oh.. thats it?

    I'll have to try out something stronger. And I thought this thing was blinding. lol
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    DealExtreme: $15.80 UltraFire WF-502B Cree R2-WC 5-Mode Memory 250-Lumen LED Flashlight with Clip (1*18650/2*CR123A)

    UltraFire WF-502B Cree R2-WC 5-Mode Memory 250-Lumen LED Flashlight with Clip
    17$


    just got this, its tiny and will burn your retanas out...

    DealExtreme: $12.95 Akoray K-109 Cree Q5-WC 5-Mode 230-Lumen Memory LED Flashlight (1*CR123A/1*16340)
    Akoray K-109 Cree Q5-WC 5-Mode 230-Lumen Memory LED Flashlight (1*CR123A/1*16340)

    Price: $12.95

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