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    Default Most & least important attributes of flashligts?

    GENERALLY SPEAKING:
    Please post two or three attributes that are most important to you, or least important. (Inquiring minds want to know!)

    Feel free to vote by the numbers!!!

    Examples of attributes:
    1. Compact size
    2. Waterproof
    3. Shockproof
    4. Crushproof
    5. Roll resistant
    6. Secure grip
    7. Comfortable grip
    8. Belt clip
    9. Lanyard attachment point
    10. Belt sheath available
    11. Visual "cool" factor
    12. Floating
    13. Different finishes/colors available
    14. One handed operation
    15. Switch type (slide, rotary, push button...)
    16. Suitable for hazardous environment
    17. Able to stand on end (candle mode)
    18. Spot beam
    19. Flood beam
    20. Focusable beam
    21. Dimmable beam
    22. Multiple sources (Led, incand. florescent)
    23. Strobe mode
    24. Auto shutoff
    25. Ability to use various battery types (Alkaline, lithium, rechargeable)
    26. Colored filters available
    27. Momentary on
    28. Regulated
    29. Long runtime
    30. "Other"__________________


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    Default Re: Most & least important attributes of flashligts?

    3 most important (in order)

    1. Reliable
    2. Simple
    3. Compact

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    Default Re: Most & least important attributes of flashligts?

    I really like the 2 stage output of my L1. I used it today when I went to the movies. It was too dark to find my seat, and the L1 on low setting didn't offend anyone.

    The A2 Aviator will be my next surefire instead of the L4.

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    Default Re: Most & least important attributes of flashligts?

    How abt simply illuminate [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] ?

    Larry

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    Default Re: Most & least important attributes of flashligt

    Most important for me, in order of importance:

    28. Regulated
    14. One-handed operation
    01. Compact size

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    Default Re: Most & least important attributes of flashligt

    Reliable! (unreliable stuff gets modded or tossed in a drawer)

    Beam Quality. (If light has reliablity, beam may get modded with different bulb and/or Writeright)

    Size. (If 3 or 4 123Liths fit a 2C light, so much the better!)

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    Default Re: Most & least important attributes of flashligts?

    Reliability/Durability
    Runtime and battery type
    Output


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    Default Re: Most & least important attributes of flashligt

    Since my flashlights go backpacking with me these are my priorities:

    1) Reliability (goes with simplicity of design)
    2) Low weight (for obvious reasons)
    3) Compact size (ditto)
    4) Ruggedness (who knows? it may end up in a bear's mouth!!!)
    5) Long runtime (to minimize/eliminate extra batteries)

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    Default Re: Most & least important attributes of flashligt

    Least important attribute (in my opinion only) is the blinding hot spot it creates when being shined by itself on a very white wall, leaving my night vision temporarily non existent.

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    Default Re: Most & least important attributes of flashligt

    1. Should have a smooth white flood.
    2. Should be reliable.
    3. Should be compact, no longer than 2aa.
    4. Should use easy to obtain batteries.

    This would meet my minimum requirements. Thank goodness we have this forum that leads us to the maximum lights, however.

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    Default Re: Most & least important attributes of flashligt

    Durability, water-resistance,compactness,run-time,beam quality,ease of operation.

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    Default Re: Most & least important attributes of flashligt

    Reliablility.
    Light Brightness, and Smoothness.
    Fully regulated.
    Size and shape.

    Example: My Arc LSH-P . [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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