Anyone know of a powerful small torch ??

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  1. hot-fuzz

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    Hello all,

    I have got an inova X1 torch and it claims to be effective over 100ft. Well thats ********. It is very good, but it isnt as bright as i want it to be. I think this is due to it being LED.

    Does anyone know a decent torch that is very bright and can fit in the plam of my hand ??

    My budget is no more than £60. I have doen a google search but all the poerful torches are in the same vein as the Inova, so dont trust the others. I also want it to clip onto my belt.

    Ta for any help.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    I always thought that Maglites were the best - CLICKY.
     
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    Thanks for that, but i got a mini maglite of those. They are good, but i want one that is a bit more powerful. i want one that is the same as the 4 cell that sits in my hand :smashin:

    That thing lights a match !!! Holy ****.
     
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    One mile?

    *Ponders possibilities*
     
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    Thats the kind of sales speak they give the inova, it might be able to be seen for miles away, but cannot direct a decent beam on the floor 10 m away. But its $6 and i very much doubt its that powerful. Ta anyhoo.

    As for the Dragon light, but we have them at work aswell. And they cant clip on my belt .... well they can, but i cant walk for more than a few feet without taking a breather.

    Any more ??
     
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    I have one of these, which may do for you; I do recommend it:

    http://www.arcflashlight.com/

    You can get one (buy the Premium Edition, it's brighter) at www.toolshop.de for EUR44.95; (in the EU so, no extra taxes to pay).

    It IS an LED light - but, actually, this IS a good method of getting a very bright light with low current usage/long battery life. This torch is smaller than a Maglite AAA, and runs on one AAA cell. The ARC website will tell you all you need to know; I don't believe they exaggerate at all.
     
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    What do you plan on using the torch for?

    I have a Surefire Z2 that is a tactical torch that is more than bright enough for close up work, probably a little out of your budget but you could get the 6P well within budget.
     
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    Weird.
    My mate just text me and said that the Surefire G2 is one of the best, and at £30 off Ebay, sounds good.

    The Z2 is 65 lumnens and the G2 is also 65, but rfechargeable batteries cost £20 or i keep buying normal ones !!!!
     
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    As you've probably seen they use special batteries that cost a wee bit more than AAs, yet don't give you much more running time. You get about an hour with the 65 lumnens bulb but the 120 lumnens bulb only lasts 20 minutes, and less than that with the rechargeable batteries in practice.

    I prefer normal batteries as I don't use the torch everyday and I find the rechargeable runs down if I leave it unused for a time. Just buy a box of the batteries and a spare bulb then you'll be set.
     

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