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the only thing that holds me back from the tech lights are the short battery life.

 

I was concerned about this as well when I first got the E2D Defender, but being former military and using it on my last 8 month deployment and not having to change out the first original battery I put in it since, that reassured me that the battery life for a flashlight that distributes such a high amount of Lumen's is definitely worth the price tag.

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Don't get me wrong, SureFire is a great "torch" maker, but the price tags are a bit steep alot of the time. Some alternative's to SureFire are Fenix and Streamlight, both make equally powerful flash lights as SureFire doe's but without destroying the wallet. There's other good brands out there too, those are just a few examples.

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lol im looking at both companies right now actually.

my current small light fav is the streamlight stylus pro.

i put mine through h3ll every day and it gets dropped several times a day w/o fail. its enough light for most of my needs currenty. i just want

a light that allows for better distance thats compact.

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lol i see that. ok in your opinion which has the best lum but longer lasting battery life.

one of the lights mentioned above had 1.7 hr of battery life. thats not gonna cut it

and in my book a poor choice of light for a BOB. (requires more batteries to get the same times as normal lights)

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lol i see that. ok in your opinion which has the best lum but longer lasting battery life.

one of the lights mentioned above had 1.7 hr of battery life. thats not gonna cut it

and in my book a poor choice of light for a BOB. (requires more batteries to get the same times as normal lights)

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I carry a SureFire L1 daily and change the 1 CR123A once a month, sometimes a bit longer.

 

I have a G2X Pro in my EDC bag, on the low setting (15 lumens) it will run for 45 hours, on high (200) it will run for 2 hours (regulated output). That is a good light to put in a BOB.

 

I did a review of the G2X Pro, read it on Survival Cache here: http://survivalcache.com/survival-gear-review-surefire-g2x-pro/

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Oh, and don't cheap out on batteries. I used to buy Chinese batteries for like a $1.25 to try and save some money. Bad idea. Not only are they dangerous, but they just don't perform.

 

Read the SureFire Battery FAQ: http://www.surefire.com/BatteryFAQs

 

Since I started using quality batteries, my runtimes have improved greatly and I've had no trouble with stored batteries. Pay once and cry once.

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4Sevens is another great brand. I have the Quark Minix 123 and love it. The olny issue is the small ring I use to attach it to my ke ring bent badly. I need to find a replacement for it, but its not been easy to find one so small. The battery life seems low, but owned it for months and have only changed the batteries once. I usually don't run it on high unless I need or want to.

 

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Mr.Smashy - cool review. Its what made me regret ever buying streamlight.

 

I have a few of them and they dont last. I go threw batteries over and over! Then I feel like its the bulb when its not, but its in my head it is... I let me kids play with them and they put it upside down and left it on and it started a fire burned a hole in the hardwood floors and made a scene in the house with the wife.

 

Im buying myself a surefire for xmas. fuck that!!!

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Mr.Smashy - cool review. Its what made me regret ever buying streamlight.

 

I have a few of them and they dont last. I go threw batteries over and over! Then I feel like its the bulb when its not, but its in my head it is... I let me kids play with them and they put it upside down and left it on and it started a fire burned a hole in the hardwood floors and made a scene in the house with the wife.

 

Im buying myself a surefire for xmas. fuck that!!!

 

Just an FYI, Surefire's get just as hot as what you described here, they could definitely do the same thing.

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Im a baby. I just want some Surefire torches. I just changed the batteries to them to make myself feel better about the light. I just dont like the black hole in the middle of the light stream! WTF is that?

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4Sevens is another great brand. I have the Quark Minix 123 and love it. The olny issue is the small ring I use to attach it to my ke ring bent badly. I need to find a replacement for it, but its not been easy to find one so small. The battery life seems low, but owned it for months and have only changed the batteries once. I usually don't run it on high unless I need or want to.

 

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Suggest you check out a fishing supply store.....look for the packs of rings they use to attach hooks to lures. Should have something you could use particularly in the salt water section.

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