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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny C! View Post
    I have 2 of the Fenix PD35 Tac. It uses
    18650 batteries which are rechargable
    and they run for quite a while between
    charges. It has a simple tail switch is
    momentary or clickable for off & on.
    The output adjust is a side button that
    toggles through:

    Turbo: 1000 Lumens (1 hr., 10 min.)
    High: 500 Lumens (2 hrs., 55 min.)
    Mid: 200 Lumens (8 hr. 30 min.)
    Low: 60 Lumens (29 hr., 15 min.)
    Eco: 8 Lumens (140 hr.)
    Strobe: 1000 Lumens

    And it comes on at the setting
    that last used. I usually have mine
    set for 60 lumens & adjust if needed.

    The body is about 1" the full lenght &
    it's 6.25" long.

    I have tried a few others through the
    years, but this one does everything I
    need with simple controls.

    It's part of my EDC 365 gear.

    https://www.fenix-store.com/fenix-pd...tical-edition/

    John
    Problem with the adjusting is you’d have to remember the “last” setting! I’d hate to have a need for 1000 blinding lumens right now, only to activate the 8 lumen car key finder setting. At least the Streamlight can be programmed to lockout everything but the max lumens.

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    And no...I don't have one in the pipes...but I wish somebody did.


    • Under 5" long and 1" width/thickness
    • LED with an accessory head for Incandescent (each has advantages)
    • Uses CR123 Batteries (no more than two)
    • Pocket Clip...but removable like on Spyderco Knives
    • Knurled or roughened body
    • And about 200 Lumens TOPS
    • Oh...and not made in some third world muffler shop.
    I would buy a couple buckets full of those.... Even the version of the light I carry now has had a big jump in lumens and I got it about a year ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertGuy View Post
    What about Elzetta?
    Looked at them a year or two ago...unless something has changed, they are as thick as a 6P.
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  4. #14
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    I'm looking forward to unboxing my new SI flashlight :) It appears there's a gap in the market.

  5. #15
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    Seriously, it sounds like the Tactician throttled back. Since that's a return to the modular lego-lights, and just needs a head or an appropriate resistance, I'd bet dollars to donuts that the Candlepower forums guys or Malkoff could rig what you want.
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  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Spade View Post
    Seriously, it sounds like the Tactician throttled back. Since that's a return to the modular lego-lights, and just needs a head or an appropriate resistance, I'd bet dollars to donuts that the Candlepower forums guys or Malkoff could rig what you want.
    They probably could, but can they rig enough fast enough to resell at a profitable price point?
    The Protac2L is as close a light I’ve seen to Gabe’s wishlist. It’s still over the top at 350 lumens, and no incandescent ability, but meets the other requirements. Unless Gabe commits to a boatload, I don’t see the profit being there in a sub $50 light though?

    ETA: with the caveat that the “ten tap” programming is set to high only.
    Last edited by Vigilant; 12-02-2017 at 03:52 PM. Reason: Added caveat

  7. #17
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    I can only assume that people saw Pitch Black and thought real life worked that way too... Bright light keeps the monsters away.
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  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkface View Post
    I can only assume that people saw Pitch Black and thought real life worked that way too... Bright light keeps the monsters away.

    Not really, consider the market priorities:
    - Dog walkers
    - Bike riders
    - Hikers
    - "Tactical" customers

    Companies are going to market to the first 3, then maybe make a model with a crenelated bezel for #4.

    Surefire used to be the top dog, but somewhere along the path they seem to have lost their way.

    There is a gap in the market, but I'm not sure that's big enough to make much of a profit UNLESS you can become the "Glock of flashlights" and sell to every agency in North America...then maybe you would have a business plan to move into action.


    ETA: Pitch Black was an entertaining flick...I think I might have it hanging around somewhere.
    Last edited by SigPro09; 12-02-2017 at 06:25 PM.
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  9. #19
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    That' s why I always leave mine
    set on 60 lumens & then adjust as
    needed. It gives me a good amount
    of light for most conditions without
    setting the grass on fire.

    John


    Quote Originally Posted by Vigilant View Post
    Problem with the adjusting is you’d have to remember the “last” setting! I’d hate to have a need for 1000 blinding lumens right now, only to activate the 8 lumen car key finder setting. At least the Streamlight can be programmed to lockout everything but the max lumens.
    "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes" Alan Temby

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    And no...I don't have one in the pipes...but I wish somebody did.


    • Under 5" long and 1" width/thickness
    • LED with an accessory head for Incandescent (each has advantages)
    • Uses CR123 Batteries (no more than two)
    • Pocket Clip...but removable like on Spyderco Knives
    • Knurled or roughened body
    • And about 200 Lumens TOPS
    • Oh...and not made in some third world muffler shop.


    Add a permanent lanyard loop/hole and pleasenofeckingstrobe and I'm in.
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