Recommended cases for storing flashlights?

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Recommended cases for storing flashlights?

Hey y’all, been building my collection and the wife wants me to find a permanent home for my flashlights. What carrying cases do y’all recommended for storing the flashlights that also allows for quick access when I want to bring them out?

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Are you actually looking for something like a Pelican case? Tractor Supply Co. has some less expensive knockoffs with adjustable foam padding. 

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Nachtfeuerzeug wrote:

Are you actually looking for something like a Pelican case? Tractor Supply Co. has some less expensive knockoffs with adjustable foam padding. 

Same with Harbor Freight.

Personally I use SKB Cases, especially those with the (re)movable, padded dividers for quick space customization.

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I use Plano Boxes , these are more for fishing tackle I bought mine at Walmart for a reasonable price.
Waterproof
Prolatch

Home Depot has this I bought a couple they were readily available on the shelf, I am an impulse buyer.

I use my dremel to customize the dividers. I add foam where need too.

My storage boxes now that I think about it I started small , I added more boxes as my colection grew. My boxes are different sizes, shapes. If Iwere to start again
( I don’t have the money ATM) I would consider interlocking storage boxes all the same brand to be compatible someting like Dewalt
Or this Craftsman

These are not the quick access as you mentioned though.

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Apache cases from Harbor Freight come in several sizes:

here is the 4800 size:
https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/rpbous/sotc_ncd_got_an_apac...
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this is the small 1800 size
https://www.harborfreight.com/1800-weatherproof-protective-case-small-bl...

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Thanks for the great suggestions, I’ll head to Harbor Freight and pick some stuff up!

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These cases are cool but too easy to out grow. Then what? Get another, and another?

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Good point zoulas.

I guess it depends on your situation. I just store mine in my workroom, with most of them (32) on my workbench and others on a shelf. I like to be able to see them since most of them have lighted tailcaps. It would be a shame to have them hidden away in cases.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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I guess.. a lot of battery charging going on there…
I like lighted switches, but not practical (for me) for lights that don’t get used much, or are out of sight. I tried, and just too often I go to use a light and the battery is depleted.
Worse, over discharged because LVP is not in play for switch or AUX, lights

I have a large dresser drawer that I use with random foam as needed. Problem is that they are layered. It can take a long time to locate a specific light.
I may have to explore some of the Harbor Freight cases.

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Not really a lot of battery charging for me. The charging is more from using the flashlights vs lighted tailcap drain.

My minimal criteria for a lighted switch is 1 year or more. A green lighted switch on an 18650 battery lasts over 4 years!

I guess it depends on how bright you want the lighted tailcaps to be, but I prefer it to be reasonably bright in the middle of the night.

But if you have flashlights that are out of sight, agreed that lighted switches are not a good choice.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.