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#19167 - 03/03/13 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile;17677
Flashlights are no longer a simple matter. They are very high-tech ....unless you just want an aluminum tube to store dead batteries. CPF, though technical (Like SRKW) is for junkies of the subject matter ...but good data can be had.
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All I was saying is that this thread asked about a light that throws well at distance, and that the topic of flashlights is so daunting that active forums exist and thrive on the general topic. So, it's easy to get overwhelmed with data.

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#19168 - 03/03/13 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: Need2Know;17686
All I was saying is that this thread asked about a light that throws well at distance, and that the topic of flashlights is so daunting that active forums exist and thrive on the general topic. So, it's easy to get overwhelmed with data.


We are agreed.
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#19169 - 03/03/13 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: elof_alv;17681
Ian, any luck finding one?



Not yet mate. I'm more confused now than before I started. laugh
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#19170 - 03/03/13 08:24 PM
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I'd say you need to stay away from Surefire, excellent torches as they are it is pain in the arse to get the batteries for them here.
The big advantge of LedLenser is that they use common batteries AA and AAA, and D for the large ones.
No point having a torch that you can't find batteries for.

I just got mine it is the P5, 5 Inches long, light, 1 AA battery. 105 lumens, supposedly beams up to 130 meters. Has a small belt holster as well.

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#19171 - 03/03/13 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted By: elof_alv;17705
I'd say you need to stay away from Surefire, excellent torches as they are it is pain in the arse to get the batteries for them here.
The big advantge of LedLenser is that they use common batteries AA and AAA, and D for the large ones.
No point having a torch that you can't find batteries for.

I just got mine it is the P5, 5 Inches long, light, 1 AA battery. 105 lumens, supposedly beams up to 130 meters. Has a small belt holster as well.


That light won't get the 100 yard illumination done and done. Beam might light objects at that distance but you likely won't be able to dicern a wallaby from a small kangaroo.

Are CR123 camera batteries or 18650s all that uncommon over there?

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#19172 - 03/03/13 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted By: Carl Theile;17691
We are agreed.
-carl


Never think we disagree..just further explaining myself in continued effort to be easily understood in a thread that can easily turn complicated.

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#19173 - 03/03/13 09:20 PM
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It's dark here, so I'll go do the cell-tests in that PD32...only because I said I would, as it is not the right light for this 100 yard task either.

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#19174 - 03/03/13 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: Need2Know;17707
That light won't get the 100 yard illumination done and done. Beam might light objects at that distance but you likely won't be able to dicern a wallaby from a small kangaroo.

Are CR123 camera batteries or 18650s all that uncommon over there?


Wallaby is a small kangaroo...
I was just giving an example, not saying get this one.
CR123 are not VERY hard to get, but living out in the bush having a torch that runs on standard batteries you can buy everywhere helps. In my humble opinion...
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#19175 - 03/03/13 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: elof_alv;17710
Wallaby is a small kangaroo...
I was just giving an example, not saying get this one.
CR123 are not VERY hard to get, but living out in the bush having a torch that runs on standard batteries you can buy everywhere helps. In my humble opinion...


I thought a little Roo was a Joey...:D

I've been looking at the PD32 more since it came up early in this thread. The Ultimate Edition might deserve a look. If you don't mind that the second button is on the side the light's not too large, not too expensive and does have temporary-on with the tail button. It claims up to an hour runtime at a claimed 740 lumens. Very likely it's fewer.

I took my 315 lumen version out back and can say that the 18650 with a fresh charge does seem to appear a bit brighter than CR123 disposables and my lower mAh RCr123s. It showed greater flood at distance also at about the 80 yard distance. I'd be illuminating the neighbors if I shined further.

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#19176 - 03/03/13 09:57 PM
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Ian-
Take a gander at this:

http://www.flashlightreviews.ca/SR90.htm

Down near the bottom of the review are some distance shots (100M)

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