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flashlight to get??

hi, i am new to flashlight and dont really understand what brand to get. Therefore, maybe there are experts and collectors in this forum that can guide me what to get.

i am planning to get 4 flashlights which come with xml Led. Here are the type of lights that i am looking for:

  • the brightest thrower with 1*18650
  • the brightest flooder with 1*18650
  • the brightest zoomable with 1*18650
  • the brightest multiple LEDS (3or4or5 LEDS) with 2 or 3*18650
i am really appreciate your opinion.
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Hi there, Harry. Welcome to BLF! Big Smile

Price range for each light?

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http://cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1177

This is definitely is something to consider for :

  • the brightest multiple LEDS (3or4or5 LEDS) with 2 or 3*18650
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no specific budget, as long as i can get of what i mentioned above

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Depends on your budget, but

For a thrower, I'd get a KD C8 from kaidomain.com  ($25)  If you want to spend a hundred bucks and get a bigger light, get a Tk35 or TK41 from Manafont

For a Floody 18650, if you want to spend $40, an S-Mini from Shiningbeam.com   Your basic P60 drop-in style light is also quite floody, so a Solarforce L2 or L2p with a 3-mode XM-L or the Ultrafire XM-L from manafont in an Ultrafire 504B or SkyRay body would be just fine. Just be sure you get a drop-in with an OP (orangepeel) reflector, not SMO (smooth) and it will be less spot and more flood. You could get a MF body and drop-in for about $21 total

A zoomie XM-L?  I'd save my money and skip that one.

I don't know squat about multiple-18650 battery lights, they scare the hell out of me

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

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tk35 is big. i want something like c8 size..  but the brightest

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Hard to get anything brighter since most of 1*18650 are driven @ 3A . 

You can try this too, it's the same. http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/ultrafire-c8-xml-t6-3mode-led-f...

 

This may the brightest 1x*18650 XM-L

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/ultrafire-uf980l-980lumen-t6-me...

UltraFire UF-980L 

But for this one, be prepared to change the batteries , and don't use the cheap ones.

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i came across this trustfire x8. it is reviewed that it is brighter than c8 and 980L, very good thrower, is it true?

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trooplewis wrote:

For a Floody 18650, if you want to spend $40, an S-Mini from Shiningbeam.com   

Very nice light, but you will get only 1A @ HI

 

harry25175 wrote:

i came across this trustfire x8. it is reviewed that it is brighter than c8 and 980L, very good thrower, is it true?

X8 could be brighter with 2x18650. 

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  • the brightest thrower with 1*18650---- TF x8 or x9
  • the brightest flooder with 1*18650----??
  • the brightest zoomable with 1*18650------??
  • the brightest multiple LEDS (3or4or5 LEDS) with 2 or 3*18650-----??

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For the multiple LEDs light, see this list: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/4044

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I'd say none of these lights is actually big ...All of these lights are small considering what we used to use .I wouldn't be worried about size  with an xml light unless you want one to go in your  pants pocket.

καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

 

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what do you think x9/980L/c8?

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flood & throw

Trustfire C8 Stainless Steel Head XM-L T6 900-Lumen 5-Mode LED Flashlight (1 x 18650)

throw only

TrustFire USA168 Q5 3-Mode Memory LED Flashlight (1 x 18650)

multi led multi cell flood & throw

TR-1200

super bright multi led multi cell flood only

TrustFire TR-3T6 Triple XM-L T6 5 Modes LED Flashlight (2x18650)

TrustFire TR-3T6 Triple XM-L T6 5-Modes Memory LED Flashlight (3 x18650)

a realy nice well built 2 mode (high low) good throw and flood a very nice torch.

JETBEAM BC40 Cree XM-L 830-Lumen 2-Mode LED Flashlight (4 x CR123A/2 x 18650)

good batteries to power them all

Protected TrustFire 18650 3.7V 2400mAh Rechargeable Batteries - Flame (2pcs/set)

or if you dont mind spending a little more for massive spill and throw this would have to be the ultimate

FENIX - TK70 Cree XM-L 2-Modes 2200-Lumen 720-Meter Flashlight (4xD)

with atlest 4 of these

1.2V D 8000mAh Rechargeable NiMH Battery

and one of these to make up your own charge adaptor ?

4 D Cells Battery Holder