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5.11 Light for Life

Postby Flipper on Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:17 pm

Hey, has anyone tried out one of these 5.11 units? How do they stack up against a Streamlight or Pelican light of the same basic type? I'm especially interested to know if their claims on fast recharge and number of charging life-cycles is accurate or just marketing hype.
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Re: 5.11 Light for Life

Postby Steven_L on Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:17 pm

Every bit of the advertising is true. This 5.11 Light for Life will blow your mind. Some folks have complained that it does not hold a charge as long as advertised, but it's operator malfunction. If you read the manual, it requires a long initial charge, then you can charge it in 90 seconds as needed, but it initially has to have a long charge. You can fix the light at any time by just leaving it plugged in overnight. There's also a new midsize version of the Light For Life that I saw a few months ago when I was invited to Modesto, California by 5.11 for their dealer retreat. Great company with great products.
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Re: 5.11 Light for Life

Postby Doc Blase on Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:09 pm

I have one of the 3.400 models, and yes, they do charge from 0 to full in about 90 seconds. They are rated for 50,000 cycles, so there's no way a normal human can say if this is accurate at this point.
At one charge per day that'd be 130 years!

The 90-Lumen normal beam is good and useful, you do hunger for a constant-on high beam though, it's just incredibly bright.

This light is a large professional LEO duty light and will not be the one for 'pocket' carry. A Surefire Aviator or the like would probably be a better choice for that.

I'd buy an AC adapter for it (I did) because charging in the car for 4 hours is pretty unrealistic in the first place, for in-home use add an additional base charger for that.
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Re: 5.11 Light for Life

Postby Flipper on Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:58 am

Thanks for th info.

is there a 5.11 light for life version in the small maglite size (5" or so like the 2 AA flashlights)?
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Re: 5.11 Light for Life

Postby Steven_L on Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:22 pm

No, just the midsize Light For Life at about 11"
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Re: 5.11 Light for Life

Postby sincal1 on Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:19 pm

is there a better holder for the light for life, i dont like the ring,
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Re: 5.11 Light for Life

Postby George P. on Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:01 am

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