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Old 01-28-2014, 08:51 PM #1
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That's way over priced for one. If you want a RGB host then lool into a SRK
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The Trinity Laser Build (Picture Heavy!)
Kind of like that?

Also, anything can feasibly be a laser host. I've seen someone use an old cast hard drive case as a laser host. Altoids tins used to be ubiquitous as the DIY laser host.
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400$ for a flashlight? That may be the stupidest thing I have ever heard of in my life
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You obviously have never held a flashlight that has been custom built and is a monster. That 26650 light you won, yeah that's a pile of crap compared to the lights I own. Compared to a Maglite, its an awesome light. Compare it to even a Crelant 7G5CS and its a dump. Compare it to my Mvn ($210) wow you'd think it was a dollar store special light.

Its a great light for someone who doesn't like flashlights but in the world of flashlights, a Maglite is like a dollar store laser, the one you have is like a newwish pen and the stuff we own is like a 3W dominator/custom built insane laser

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That would be a great host for a 4 X 1W 520nm build .
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cheaper version and probably very cheaply made but the price is tempting.

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It's slightly funny how little 95% of LPF knows about flashlights. FYI everyone, a Maglite is one of the crappiest flashlights made (very sturdy and well made but best use is a club to bash someone with).
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If I had $1000+ to blow: A31-CU Copper Flashlight
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My point exactly........smh

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While the Maglite isn't the brightest flashlight, it's certainly one of the best made ones for the price. People go crazy with all sorts of mods including 1000+ lumen LED swaps and even laser builds.

Oh man, that's just a WL of the flashlight industry.
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Surefire is the way to go if you can afford them. You can buy a Solarforce L2 that performs just as well, but the 6P was much more resistant to abuse. Don't have to be afraid of dropping it or denting a part badly, nice shiny hard anodize on those, thick glass, a warranty... Things with warranties are more expensive.

I dropped my solarforce L2, had to buy a new bezel because it dented in and locked the lens retaining ring in place. I've dropped my Surefire 6P hundreds of times, but all threads are still buttery smooth. Push button; receive light.

My solarforce L2 has rarely failed me, only time was when I first got it, had to tighten up the tailcap, but since then, been working just fine. 6P was gifted to me, but I believe it was about $90 new. By comparison, the L2 was ~$50 after buying from a US importer. It was one of the nice ones with matching tail and body diamond point knurling, but I digress.

I would never buy a Mac, but if someone gave it to me, I'd definitely keep it. You can make a PC that runs just as quickly for much less, but the Mac does have very very nice components in it. Name-brand capacitors, quality resistors, PTCs, and well-designed.

I guess what I'm saying is, with so many tools that do so many things so well, just pick or list your tasks first, and choose the best tool for those tasks. If 100% reliability, and bomb-proof are on your list, you might do well to pick a light that not only performs well, but is well made. You could buy a DEFT-X, but unless you need a real LED thrower, you'd rarely use it and you'd feel that it was a waste of money. Can you imagine it paired with a nice scope or binoculars, though? And if your job entailed looking through said oculars at night, the DEFT would be the way to go for the best of the best.

Me, I don't mind saving some moolah and having to tinker with it a bit to get it to work well and reliably. It's part of the fun of the hobby!

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3XWLasers S3 473nm portable 112mW LE 1×S2
473nm >300 Lab laser
1.4W 520nm - The Hulk - MS-SSW-II Custom Direct Green DTR
SKYlasers PL520 520nm 80mW
Laserglow Hercules-650 532nm 850mW 777mW avg
Optotronics 450 RPL-G 532nm >570mW peak
Wicked Lasers Krypton 1W 532nm avg 997mW pk 1268mW
Jetlasers PL-E Pro >800mW
Laserglow Rigel HV PRO-50 589nm 95.1mW
CNI PGL III C >80mW 589nm
LaserGlow Rigel 6 593.5nm 8mW
Wicked Lasers Spyder II RX (Limited Edition, >300mW) 600mW peak
RHD build SH-032 host 635nm 500mW
RHD build Red Bulldog 638nm 1W+
Dragonlaser Spartan 640nm 100mW
SKYlasers PL650 650nm 1W
RGB and RGY Scanner 1.5W
Flashlights: HID Polarion PH-40, LED Olight SR-90

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