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    Not sure what all the hype is about Coast. I've found them to be a lousy product. Every one I've owned is toast after 1-2 years. Best deal by far for me- Amazon.ca - for about $50 bucks. Letion model LE -189D. You get two LED flashlights and the charger in the kit. Crazy bright on the high setting (1500 lumens. It works as a spotlight to half a km), adjustable beam, 4 modes (high, medium, SOS, and stobe). Good life on the battery. IPX4 waterproof rating. Solid aluminum barrel. Best light I've owned so far. I've had $200 LED Lenser lights that are inferior to these. I'll buy them again.

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    I have new 3 c-cell LED maglight. It's awesome!!!
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    Just noticed this post GW. A friend of mine picked up 3 Bell & Howell Atomic Beam Tac lights and gave me one. I don't know what he paid for them but I've never seen any flashlight to match what this thing can do and I have had many Mag Lights of various sizes along with other brands.
    Just Google Atomic Beam and you should come up with it. The light came with a throw away battery but I now have a rechargeable no. 5800mAh 3.7V for it. I suspect the price is about $30 - $40

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    I have a bit of an obsession with flashlights but I am nowhere near an expert. Thrunite is an excellent company for flashlights, I carry one everyday. I work on a maintenance crew and we all carry a Thrunite Tn12 that have been flawless over several years. They run on an 18650 rechargeable battery which gives excellent run times if you are not constantly running on turbo output. I have dropped it, used it in the rain, in high heat and low temps, never an issue. The newer version is the TC12 which doesn't even require a battery charger as it has a built in usb C charger. https://thrunite.com/tc12-v2/. I also have a thrunite headlamp that has been great.

    There are a few things to consider though with the beam. There are typically "thrower" vs "flood" beams. Some lights offer a bit of both. For a general use flashlight a more floody beam is great. If you wan't something with more distance but some flood there are several in a "C8" form from different companies https://www.amazon.ca/Lumen-Convoy-C...5811073&sr=8-4. They are similar to the TC12 above but have a reflector size similar to the Maglights. I own one and it's great for dog walking as it throws several hundred yards but still fits in a jacket pocket.

    Don't be afraid of the Chinese manufacturing anymore. Fenix makes a great light but at double the cost of companies that can produce a light that's just as good IMO (not a knock against Fenix). A few years ago I would not have thought that. If you can get yourself a decent charger you can start getting different lights with different batteries and you won't go back to the old C or AA lights when you see the performance difference.

    Good luck.

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    I’ve had a coast light for 6 years plus and it has been great at a very reasonable price, I would also look at fenix as others have stated.
    You can certainly spend $100-200 and get an extremely powerful flashlight from other brands.

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    Not sure what it is about flashlights but I’m the same way. Gotta have em.

    Our company gives away logo-branded stuff at Christmas, flashlights are always a favourite, along with multi-tools & pocket knives
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    I just looked and they have several of this brand. Could you post the link to the one you bought?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenelon View Post
    Not sure what all the hype is about Coast. I've found them to be a lousy product. Every one I've owned is toast after 1-2 years. Best deal by far for me- Amazon.ca - for about $50 bucks. Letion model LE -189D. You get two LED flashlights and the charger in the kit. Crazy bright on the high setting (1500 lumens. It works as a spotlight to half a km), adjustable beam, 4 modes (high, medium, SOS, and stobe). Good life on the battery. IPX4 waterproof rating. Solid aluminum barrel. Best light I've owned so far. I've had $200 LED Lenser lights that are inferior to these. I'll buy them again.
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    [QUOTE=greatwhite;1151176]I just looked and they have several of this brand. Could you post the link to the one you bought?[/

    http://https://www.amazon.com/LETION.../dp/B07XCKR77S

    I searched the model number and it led me here, seems to fit his description
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    The only issue I see with that linked flashlight is its a double 18650 light. That would be rather long and not fit in a pocket very well. Something with one 18650 is ideal imo for a useful light (the one I carry everyday is that size as are most "every day carry" EDC lights. Very easy to find a holster for or carry in a pocket. Something like this linked one is the size I would prefer and though the lumens are bit less it is a very bright and useful light. Plus this is a very popular proven light with all items included. https://www.amazon.ca/Flashlight-Poc...2&sr=8-32&th=1The linke offering is very cheap for 2 lights and 4 batteries, you may want to pay a little more if it's something that is going to be your main light.

    I find I like to have a few different lights in different sizes really small (14500 battery) to EDC's (18650 battery) and then a few bigger powerful ones (multi 18650 or 26650). I keep them stashed in different areas (truck, night stand, front hall) and when it's deer season I pack a headlight and a powerful search light. Most chargers will handle a variety of battery sizes and are very reasonable in price as are batteries now a days. It makes it easy to swap batteries around to specific lights or simply buy a few extra if you find a good deal.

    Good luck with whatever you pick.

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    I use a headlamp. Got it on sale on Amazon 2 years ago, this thing literally will light up a field if you want it to. Or you can bring it down to a narrow beam or a wide beam. Or use all 5 lights if you want to lol. Makes the walk to the stand a little less paranoid for me LOL20210318_133059.jpg


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