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New Flashlights thread

Postby TMLF » Fri May 24, 2013 10:41 am

Hey all,

So apparently my unit has some $$ for some new flashlights...
I've researched the threads but most are a little out of date.

What's everyone's recommendation for a bulk purchase of decent lights?

As it's a federal puchase, cheaper is of course better... :twitch:

Anyone know of a supplier that will do a good price on bulk purchase?

Currently, we're looking at a streamlight for about 58 bucks.
I'm not sure of the exact model, but I can find out if need be...

Edit: It's a Streamlight Scorpion X...
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Re: New F-Lights?!

Postby Stinger » Fri May 24, 2013 11:40 am

Page Pete.

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Re: New F-Lights?!

Postby TMLF » Fri May 24, 2013 12:03 pm

:arrow: Paging Pete Broccolo. Paging Pete Broccolo. Please make your way to this thread to join the conversation. Thank you. *Crackle*
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Re: New F-Lights?!

Postby TMLF » Sun May 26, 2013 12:39 pm

Pete must be on Vacay?
PM still sitting in outbox.

Anyone else have any suggestions? :ponder:
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Re: New F-Lights?!

Postby Pete Broccolo » Sun May 26, 2013 1:25 pm

Smaller, brighter, rechargeable, LED, within your budget.

If you use these as your parameters, you should be good.

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Re: New F-Lights?!

Postby GoodWitness » Mon May 27, 2013 10:58 pm

Not Hexbright. Stick to that too, and you'll be good.
Nice little light, but you probably need them before your retirement dinner.

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Re: New F-Lights?!

Postby GoodWitness » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:03 pm

argyll wrote:I've been really happy with my Fenix TK15.....and others are impressed by it. and the flashlight

So you're happy with it even though it's less than 6" and quite slender too?

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Re: New F-Lights?!

Postby 366 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:13 pm

I have a Fenix Tk-21. Bar far the best light I have owned.

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Re: New F-Lights?!

Postby Alberta Blue » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:30 pm

I have a Fenix LD-20. Awesome light.

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Re: New F-Lights?!

Postby Respond Wayne » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:32 pm

366 wrote:I have a Fenix Tk-21. Bar far the best light I have owned.


I need to agree... after a couple weeks of giving the Hexbright a run, the battery doesn't seem to last as long as I'd like... So I'm back to my trusty TK-21!
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Re: New F-Lights?!

Postby Maverick » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:25 pm

I like the tk15, I would highly recommend getting the rechargeable batteries. When I had my stion I used it over the fenix... but It got lost during a footchase/ arrest.....

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Re: New F-Lights?!

Postby Tommy » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:20 am

I would stay away from the Scorpion unless you have a really good supplier for 123 Batteries. I found my old Scorpion would eat em like crazy. Granted the LED versions gives you a lot more run time, but I agree that rechargeable is better in the long run. I know Streamlight as I've used the Scorpion, Strion, Strion LED, Stinger, and Stinger LED. I've only had one Fenix, and it was also top notch, and I'd buy them again in a heartbeat.

TL;DR - Scorpion LED would be the only model of Scorpion I would seriously consider. Otherwise find one like Pete said. He knows flashlights pretty good. (Though considering my friends keep asking when I'm going to open my flashlight museum, I may be following in his footsteps...) :mrgreen:
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Re: New F-Lights?!

Postby K-B » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:17 pm

I have used the Fenix too and they work great.

I use a Streamlight Incandescent that takes 3 x CR123 Lithium batteries and a Streamlight Led that requires 2 X Cr123 Lithium batteries and they work excellent.

The batteries do not last long but they work really well and if your agency will cover the batteries your set. The streamlight incandescent will light up a school yard if you need it too and the Led works great for indoors.

the ones I got are a bit pricey to start but they have been a great tool.


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