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Old 05-30-2013, 03:02 AM   #1
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Hi guys. Need your help. I want to buy small led flashlight for home. Something like a EDC light.

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1) Take wallet.
2) Go to store.
3) Pick out flashlight.
4) Buy flashlight.

Sounds simple enough.

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Here is what i have at home. I now have a duracell battery on it. The battery which comes with it is ok. But nothing beats a durcell.

http://www.amazon.com/Rayovac-301K-L.../dp/B000UEAQO6
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1) Take wallet.
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3) Pick out flashlight.
4) Buy flashlight.

Sounds simple enough.
4) Which one should I buy???
How to do this I know and I can also order online
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Here is what i have at home. I now have a duracell battery on it. The battery which comes with it is ok. But nothing beats a durcell.

http://www.amazon.com/Rayovac-301K-L.../dp/B000UEAQO6
Thank you for your advise. But it looks so big
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streamlight is absolutly the best i have a big 3 celll d battery regular light got a little LED one ... about 4" long it is 10 times better .....i was amazed at what this thing can do ...not cheap so if price is a concearn don't bother ...LOL
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for hands free operations the LED headlights are great not much difference in brands look for 5-6 emitters for bwest light.
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1) Take wallet.
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Go to dollar store and get one like this. Comes with batteries. Get several. For $1 you can leave them laying all over the house and in all your tool boxes, fishing boxes, glove compartment, boat etc..

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I have one of these:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Energizer-...e-LED/10233059

Why? Three reasons.
1) If you get into the habit of leaving it plugged into a particular outlet, you always know where it is. Unlike my other flashlights that migrate from room to room until they disappear. Mine is plugged into a kitchen outlet.
2) If the power goes out, the light comes on.
3) No dead batteries.
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Here is what i have at home. I now have a duracell battery on it. The battery which comes with it is ok. But nothing beats a durcell.
Except they cost twice or more as much as cheap batteries which last almost as long, so essentially it's better to go with a decent brand name not Duracel.
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A little tid bit about flashlights and batteries....

If you use it daily....rechargeable is a good way to go....

But if it's going to sit in a drawer most of the time until the lights go out or you have to see whats in that hole....use one with alkaline batteries. The will hold their charge for years.....a nicad will self discharge at about 10% a month.

Personally.....go to Harbor Freight and get some of those small LED flashlights for $1 ea...sometimes they give them away...I have them stashed all over the house. Of course I can never find one when I need it.
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Personally.....go to Harbor Freight and get some of those small LED flashlights for $1 ea...sometimes they give them away...I have them stashed all over the house. Of course I can never find one when I need it.
I probably have a dozen of those around the house and garage. DH keeps picking more up. One is sitting in front of my monitor as I type. Just be sure to get them on sale cause a lot of them quit working for no apparent reason.
And no, it's not the batteries.
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1) Take wallet.
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Sounds simple enough.
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if it's going to sit in a drawer most of the time until the lights go out or you have to see whats in that hole....use one with alkaline batteries. The will hold their charge for years.....
...and be dead and will have leaked corrosive acid all over the inside of your flashlight when you go to use it.

For seldom-used flashlights, Energizer Advanced or Ultimate Lithium are the way to go. Not only do they have longer runtime, they have a shelf life measured in decades, and don't leak like alkalines. Hideously expensive, so you probably don't want them for an "EDC" or every-day carry, but that's what pre-charged / low-self-discharge NiMH are for.

As for those plug-in lights... in my experience, they electrical engineers who design such things allow for too high of a trickle charge current. Rechargables don't like to be overcharged, so your plug-in light is slowly losing capacity as the charging circuit slowly bakes the battery. It'll be fine a for a couple years but just when you need it most, you find the battery capacity is about 10% of it was when new. Just my .02.

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