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Livinloud

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That's way over priced for one. If you want a RGB host then lool into a SRK
 

crazyspaz

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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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400$ for a flashlight? That may be the stupidest thing I have ever heard of in my life
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 :D

Oh you'll be surprised at what people spend at CPF. :D
IMO Surefire is an over price POS light. WTF makes a surefire a $400 light when its nothing special, nothing super bright, nothing great.......:wtf:
 
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That would be a great host for a 4 X 1W 520nm build :).
Anybody have $3500 laying around for a quick project?

Crazy, but cool!
 

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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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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.
 

BShanahan14rulz

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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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400$ for a flashlight? That may be the stupidest thing I have ever heard of in my life
put a few dollars ontop and you can have something like this ^^

Me taking a big breath knowing it's insanly bright before putting it on ^^
I even woke up a cat, guiding it to it's pray... ^^ cat thinks... hmmm forget it.

Only in holland a bike passes by , hahah

Also you see individuals in the distance wich i didn't know they were there untill i fired it up...



Still love it to date
 
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