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Old October 13th, 2021, 02:27 PM #71
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What brand/charger do you like for the lithiums. I think I want to go that route for at least some of my lights.
This is what I use. You can find it cheaper by shopping around.

https://www.fenix-store.com/fenix-ar...CABEgL_CvD_BwE
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Old October 13th, 2021, 06:52 PM #72
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I've developed a real dislike for the flashlights with multiple programs; high, low, superhigh, strobe, extra buttons for specific features etc. Can't keep them all straight, accidental reprogramming of the sequence renders them useless when you need them quickly . . . just too many gimmicks and bells and whistles.

Oddly enough, that's the same issue I have with most computer programs; constantly adding new crap that I don't need or want, sucking up memory and cpu cycles. I guess it's a generational thing.

Now that LED technology is commonplace, no need for the older lights; a drawer full of stuff that uses big clunky batteries and crappy incandescent bulbs. So those don't count. The little ones that need to be recharged through USB ports are a PITA too, though my wife likes her little Olights.

I've given up on Olight. The only time I can buy one is during flash sales, then the one I really want is seldom available, and their site is also unpleasant to use. Why not just make is simple, stupid, and sell me what I want, when I want it? I know, asking too much. You kids like the excitement of flash sales, so that's what they give you.

Time to bitch about almost every new site; side-by-side comparisons of the products,with easy to read charts, are no longer in use, apparently. I now have to dig and dig, taking notes as I go along, trying to see which items have specs that best suit my needs. Much more fun to load up a lot of pictures, and make the important info subservient to the flashy illustrations.

So, mostly Surefire; usually no more that two modes, though accessing them varies by model. Super sturdy construction, and super customer service. Their site is still a PITA for info content, but not as bad as most. (Except the suppressors. Jeez, guys, lay it out in one place, all together. You can do it if you try. Of course, it does give me something to do while I wait a year for BATF to sell me a stamp).
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What brand/charger do you like for the lithiums. I think I want to go that route for at least some of my lights.
I use the following. Charger AA or AAA via USB

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081B8W9HX...bbfa00f1c&th=1
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Even thought I've been recently buying Olights you cannot go wrong with Surefire or Streamlights. Never had a problem with either.
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Old October 14th, 2021, 09:43 AM #75
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I use the following. Charger AA or AAA via USB

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081B8W9HX...bbfa00f1c&th=1
I don't think that will work for Lithium Ion batts.
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Tell me when was the last time you need to use your flashlight?

I can't remember how long ago I used it. One time due to loss of electricity for about 30 minutes in the house. Other time I was at an open house astronomy thing where I need to put on red filter flashlight or I trip over something. It was years ago.
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I use a flashlight every day. I am getting older and extra light always helps. I have a light on me 24/7 I usually have at east 4 on me if I am dressed. And many nearby if I am at home or in my truck.
I have way too many flashlights and there will be some sales+karma's on the way.
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Tell me when was the last time you need to use your flashlight?

I can't remember how long ago I used it. One time due to loss of electricity for about 30 minutes in the house. Other time I was at an open house astronomy thing where I need to put on red filter flashlight or I trip over something. It was years ago.
When you get older, you will be using it more. I use it to read bronze cemetery plaques that have not been cleaned in years, finding a small tool in my range bag, looking down the bore to see if it is leaded, walking the dog in the dark. There are hundreds of reasons where a light comes in handy.
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Tell me when was the last time you need to use your flashlight?

I can't remember how long ago I used it. One time due to loss of electricity for about 30 minutes in the house. Other time I was at an open house astronomy thing where I need to put on red filter flashlight or I trip over something. It was years ago.
Everyday. I carry a light with me everywhere I go and use it numerous times a day, mostly at work.
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Everyday. I carry a light with me everywhere I go and use it numerous times a day, mostly at work.
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