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Offline ajm

« on: Dec 09, 2021, 09:38:29 PM »
What do you swear by? The trusty old mag lite has gone to the great spotlight in the sky. It's time for a new one. I am looking for a super bright, focusable (is that even a word), hand held torch that will still be bright at a distance. Oh, did I mention inexpensive? Not cheap, just definite value for money.

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Re: Torches
« Reply #1 on: Dec 10, 2021, 11:51:00 AM »
For that purpose I use OLIGHT. Not cheap but excellent light. I use them at work for bush work and hunting and for me torches must be reliable.

All other hand held and head torches we use are Led Lenser.
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Re: Torches
« Reply #2 on: Dec 10, 2021, 01:10:08 PM »
i use 3 torches.
1.  A ledlenser p7 uses 4- AAA batt. about $100
2 A Dereelight uses 18650 batt about $120 throws a spot about 200 meters.
3 A Fenik tk40 uses 8-AA batt. $200+ but throws a lot of light. Light up your back yard no trouble.
But you can buy a led Maglite for about $52.

Offline VALKIE

Re: Torches
« Reply #3 on: Dec 10, 2021, 05:07:22 PM »
I have a 50mm ARLEC 200 lumen rechargeable torch that charges from a sub port.
I think it's brilliant.
Good light and throws it quite some distance.
Lasts quite a while too.....about $25.00

I recently saw a couple more ARLEC torches in Bunnings.
Range fro $35.00 to over $100.00
400 lumen up to 1000 lumen.
Haven't bought one yet, but if they are half as good as the little one, it will be a good buy.

I also have a 100,000 lumen Firestorm, I bought in China years ago.
Don't know it's true output, the Chinese tent to exaggerate a little.
BUT that thing can outshine any Hella halogen light there is.
I can light up an object about 1klm away.
Have not seen one anywhere else since, AND GETS QUITE HOT AFTER ABOUT 1/2 HOUR.
The batteries are rechargeable but it takes a while, it lasts about an hour on full volume or 5 hours on low.

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Offline ajm

Re: Torches
« Reply #4 on: Dec 10, 2021, 07:10:17 PM »
I've seen a 100,000 lumen hand held torch for 1299.00 on Amazon. That's way too much. Way too much cost and way too much light. The magnitude is the four d battery one; can't remember what I paid for it. It's great for our place as it allows me to stand on the verandah and light up the back fence to see which cow/s is/are out.  Distance is about two hundred + metres, maybe less.

Led lenser seems to be the way to go but thought I'd check what others have first

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Re: Torches
« Reply #5 on: Dec 12, 2021, 12:15:29 PM »
I have a couple of O-Light torches. There’s a decent range of options. Got them through Joint Pacific Traders.
The two LED Lenser ones are “OK” but not anything special.
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Offline 257Bob

Re: Torches
« Reply #6 on: Dec 12, 2021, 05:53:44 PM »
I've been using the Led Lensor P7s.  They are quite small but very bright at 210 Lumens.  Mine are about 10 years old so the newer ones would be even brighter now.  Mine are bright enough to mount on a scope and shoot pigs at night out to 40 metres.
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