Bought two of these a couple months back, one for the house and one for the car. Great little flashlight.
You may think I am crazy, but I just bought a new flashlight for $170. It is from 5.11 Tactical, and is a large utility flashlight. I had a bunch of small ones, but all my larger ones were old Maglites. I saw this 5.11 light a few weeks back, and have been lusting for it ever since. It did not take me long to break down and buy it. I got it a couple weeks ago, and have been using it to test it out.
The light has some interesting features.
- It puts out 270 lumens. It is easily as bright as the large, heavy portable spotlight I keep in my car. I can light up my backyard all the way to the back of the property; over 200 feet, through brush and trees. That is the highest setting.
- The normal setting is 90 lumens, which is as bright as a good tactical flashlight, like a Surefire. It will last for 10 hours on a single charge using the normal setting. One press of the button turns the light on in normal mode. Holding down the button activates the brightest mode, but only so long as you hold down the button.
- It has a flashing 'dazzle' strobe setting that rapidly flashes the light on and off to blind people. Two quick clicks of the button activates strobe mode.
- For a big flashlight, it weighs very little. It is only one pound.
- It is made from molded thick, heavy plastic; polycarbonate from the feel of it. It is a very rugged light. It has the toughness, size and just enough heft to be a very effective club.
- This is the real kicker. It is not only rechargeable, it fully recharges in 90 seconds. It is freakin' amazing! The light has super-caps instead of batteries, which is why it is so light and charges so fast.
- If that is not enough for you, you can recharge it either from the cigarette lighter in your car or 120 VAC house current. For AC, they give you a 12V power supply with a car cigarette lighter jack receptacle which you can also use to power any other 12V car accessory with a cigarette lighter-style plug. The charging stand has a 12V plug, and can be mounted to a wall with the screw plate on the back.
- The light is supposed to be good for 500-1000 charge cycles.
Since it can recharged from your car, it will be invaluable in extended power outages. It is an excellent tactical light as well for use with a pistol. So far, I have nothing but good things to say about this light.
On this picture the soldier is using a light that I would like to purchase. Anyone who can see what light it is?
Thanks a lot.
i think it's a surefire
First things first, do you $500 to spend on flashlight?
I'm thinking an incad Scout light? You're looking at $300-350 USD, maybe.
Yes, the modern led heads have a huge advantage in runtime and general toughness, but emit very very little IR light, rendering them useless with night vision devices, whereas incan bulbs do emit it. Hence the incans, such as the LU60A+FM63 combo, still have their use.If you're ordering lights based on some cool photo, I guess it's for fun, so just go ahead and buy the M600 series lights because they use LEDs and look very similar to the Millennium series in the photo. You would have to be brain dead to pay $400 on a weapon light (M96xxx) that use xenon lamps which last 20 minutes on max mode when there are much better LED options.
IMHO you could go this route and save a little $ plus have a light more versatile than the scout...
Surefire E2DLED http://www.surefire.com/E2DL
With Surefire UE07 tail cap assembly http://www.surefire.com/Remote-Tailc...or-Scout-Light
and a Vltor scout light mount http://www.skdtac.com/Vltor_Scout_Li..._p/vlt.113.htm
I have this setup on my personal rifle (pictured) and run it on my work rifle. The variable output LED setting prevents unnecessary backsplash, though I dont know what you will be using it for so you might not care about that.
I know this will be the most unpopular post on this forum, but I'm gonna use it for airsoft, and I think thats the one place, where you can start think about looks, instead of all that stuff you guys says
Dont get me wrong, If I were going to be deployed, I would definetly buy something cheaper, but I'm not allowed in the danish army, due to the fact that I take medicine, so airsoft is as close as I get
But thanks for the quick reply