Looking for USB Charging Flashlight

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Looking for USB Charging Flashlight

Hi All,

Can anyone recommend me a Flashlight with USB charging?

It needs to be USB charging capable.

Can’t really find anything reputable with these specs:

- < or ~$100AUD
- any battery type / configuration (can be multiple battery)
- more throwy than floody, possbily atleast >150m throw (the further the better)

Could only find a xhp70 zoomie and xhp50 zoomie from BG

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Inexpensive look at Sofirn lights SC31B for an EDC style light, SP40 for an EDC carry/headlamp or SP36 for a larger multi-cell light. Nitecore and Thrunite both have good offerings too. Nitecore MH23 fits in the pocket and throws 322 meters.

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astrolux ft03 is best option, even it’s much cheaper than your budget

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Second the FT03. Excellent light. Get the sst-40 if you want more throw, get the XHP-50 if you want more lumens/less throw.

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These are Anduril based – a little more complex but VERY nice:
- Astrolux EC01 now? A really nice mid sized light.
- Sofirn SP36 – a really nice larger light
- MF01 Mini – Still in pre-order, but it looks like a really nice light. At least at US prices, you can even get a brass or copper one in your budget.

If you’re willing to entertain a simpler, more conventional user interface, the SC31 / SC31B are nice, simple lights.
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Nitecore MH12GTS seems to fit the bill. Main feature I like is the charging port, doesn’t matter if you get water or anything in it the light will still charge and it won’t kill the light getting it wet.

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Thanks for all the great mentions guys,

Im really leaning towards the FT03 and SP36.

I have the BLF Q8 and was wondering how these compare in the throw compare to the FT03 with SST-40 or XHP50?

The SP36 should be similar to the BLF Q8?