Been off the forum for a while, recently moved to California and I find I need more throw out here for the greater distances. I want to be able to spot coyotes on the mountain in my backyard. My C8 and HD2000 were fine but they are lacking throw and power for what I need now. Also, they are dated I’m sure compared to what is probably available now. I’ve been out of the scene and don’t know what’s good. I would like to stick to 18650 and multiple cells is fine. I’m looking for brute power. Runtime is not an issue. Size is not an issue as it will be a truck light and around the house, I won’t be walking around much with it so it doesn’t have to fit in a pocket or anything. Looking for something that can spot a coyote at 300 yards or more.
Cheap as possible ($50 or less)
18650 power source.
I wish the FT03 had been around when I’d gone on my thrower quest. Instead, I have an MF02 that I got pretty cheap (still over twice the price of MF02), and which out-throws the FT03. And my Z1 should out-throw it as well, though it’s a very different light. So I can’t justify buying the FT03, though I find myself recommending it.
Astrolux FT03 is sst40 version is the best way to go here. It will have the best throw by dollar ratio. Although you can use an 18650 tube to make it compatible, I would reccomend spending a few bucks and upgrading to the 26650 to maximize performance. Excellent light, you can’t go wrong. And usb-c rechargeable.
Wow a lot to thinking about and look into. I have some research to do now. Other than the Convoy C8, I’ve never heard of any others recommended. Been out of the loop recently with life stuff and been mostly shopping at local stores and not online.