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post #12 of Old 05-14-2013
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Re: Best spotlight?

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Originally Posted by mad_machine View Post
there is a lot to be said for a cheapo plastic light. Have you ever taken one apart? If they were any simpler they would be fire behind glass. batteries, a lamp, a reflector, and some copper strips to connect the batteries to the lamp.

Their plus is that if you lose one, it is not a big deal, if you break one, oh well, If it gets corroded inside, you can clean them out..

their bad side is a miserable light pattern and output.
There is nothing wrong with having something cheap. But it doesn't even come down to price. Amazon has really bright 200+ lumen AA lights (again, this about twice as bright as an old fashioned 4D Police type Maglight) for $5.

http://www.amazon.com/FordEx-Group-300lm-Flashlight-Adjustable/dp/B006E0QAFY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1368577323&sr=8-2&keywords=flashlight
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