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Flashlight Brand Recommendation

Postby smitty_bs1 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:57 pm

OK so I've been bitten by the quality high lumen flashlight bug and am looking for one or two new ones. I have an old Surefire incandescent light with a polymer body. My son has a Surefire Executive ED2 which he loves. But both lights are rather outdated with respect to the current crop of high lumen for size flashlights.

I hear that Olight, Eagletac and Surefires are good. Any others? Fenix? Which brand is tops for longevity and durability?

Surefires seem to be the most expensive brand feature for feature. Are they worth it? They also seem to be the only ones made in America. But if you compare the ED2 Defender to something like the Olight M18 Striker, there's a big difference in price.

Any advice you all could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Flashlight Brand Recommendation

Postby Trevor_B on Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:44 am

Theres been a bit of a lumen war lately. The brands have all done a good job at putting out new models. The Fury series from Surefire is nice but almost too much light depending on what you're doing. Streamlight is always a good choice as well and the Pro Tac HL series is a good price for a nice light.
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Re: Flashlight Brand Recommendation

Postby smitty_bs1 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:37 pm

Thanks for the response. I'll look into those. Any other additional advice is welcome!

Re: Flashlight Brand Recommendation

Postby smitty_bs1 on Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:48 am

Went with the Surefire P2X Fury 500 lumen - received it last week from OpticsPlanet. Couldn't be happier....well constructed / solid. Would recommend it!