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Re: Best spotlight?

I hear you, Zee. But I found a screaming deal on the JetBeam on Amazon and the 2 Li ion batteries WITH a charger only cost $10 more. Besides, I have a shelf full of cheapo flashlights that I am disgusted with and am really looking forward to having a finely made, super powerful, anodized aluminum, waterproof light. It's actually scarey how cheap you can get things on Amazon. I feel bad about buying from them all the time and not supporting the independent stores, but when it's time to pull out the credit card...

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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.
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