Remember those box style search lights with the handle?

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Kentuckywindage
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Remember those box style search lights with the handle?

Is anybody making modern versions of these? I have a q8 and like it a lot but honestly for my uses with it I could go bigger, use a handle, and not mind a bit. Anybody making something say 4×26650 that hella bright with good runtimes?

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The Acebeam X70 comes to mind - for a pretty penny though:

 

http://www.acebeam.com/x70 

"sustain outputs of up to 18,000 lumens for 50 minutes"

 

You can also find those box lights on eBay in new condition (for upgrade/modifying):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1960s-Ray-O-Vac-398-Hunter-Lantern-Flashlight/

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Q8 has a tripod mount so it’s pretty easy to make a handle like that. with a bit of creativity you could even “extend” the button to be on the handle (without soldering)

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I love the q8 as it is. It actually gets used regularly at the homestead. What I’m thinking now is if it doesn’t fit in the pocket what’s the difference? I could probably use a light 2 times the q8 dimensions in every direction just as easy. No thanks acebeam. I’m a member of this particular forum for humble reasons.

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There are several triple head/battery torches around with built in top handle/switches
Usually 18650 cells. Normally around $30 per.

Just try one of those with a spare set of batt’s in pocket.
I have a 20c Squeeze,coin size light with LED on front on keyring.
for doing small jobs like that.