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    Default Flashlights in TV shows and movies (Part 4)

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    I've always wanted a flashlight that performs the way Hollywood's flashlights work. They go investigate a dark basement and whip out a tiny key-chain light that has a beam as strong as the Bat-Signal. Obviously, this is in part due to movie-magic but as flashlight tech improves these High-output small profile lights are beginning to match Hollywood.



    There have been several shows/films that have used lights in them that intrigued me. I'll just list a few here and let others comment on ones that they remember. It would also be nice if some more senior flashaholics could throw in on what they think the modern day equivalent to that light would be. (Also, this thread is not about if the movie/show itself is any good. :P)



    Tron Legacy: Sam investigates the old arcade with a smaller-than-palm sized flashlight. When he sets it down on the computer at the end of the scene it is all black and about 1 in diameter and 2 in length. (The simplicity of the design makes me thing of some of the HDS pictures Ive seen on here.)



    X-Files: Their flashlights were decades ahead of their time. I remember scenes where their handhelds rivaled helicopter searchlights.



    Pandorum: Sci-Fi film wherein main character has an extremely small handheld light capable of a strong beam. When he holds the light it is so small that it is encapsulated by his hand as if the beam were merely coming out of his fist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by z_SecretStash View Post
    Tron Legacy: Sam investigates the old arcade with a smaller-than-palm sized flashlight. When he sets it down on the computer at the end of the scene it is all black and about 1 in diameter and 2 in length.
    It's a 4Sevens Quark 123 regular without clip

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    No way 4Sevens....are you serious or are you joking?

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    The movie Sanctum was basically a feature-length advertisement for Petzl headlamps and climbing gear. Petzl pretty much made the same claim in their Tweet.

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    Default Re: Flashlights in TV shows and movies (Part 4)

    We should probably have a post with links to the previous parts of this mammoth thread for continuity...

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    I was wondering If someone could identify this flashlight from a episode of fringe

    Here are the images I snapped
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    Quote Originally Posted by Size15's View Post
    We should probably have a post with links to the previous parts of this mammoth thread for continuity...
    An excellent idea:

    Part 1 ~ http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ows-and-movies

    Part 2 ~ http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...movies-(Part-2)

    Part 3 ~ http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...movies-(Part-3)
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    I got the same look from my friend when I saw that in the movie, and I told him how much an M6 costs.

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    Well the latest episode of Doctor Who just aired here in the UK and there were many many torches in it! Haven't sifted through them all yet, but here's one which ticks all the boxes as far as I'm concerned. This Lady does not exist in real life!



    OK, it's still a Fenix T 10 painted white, but she's got it clipped to an Old West Gunbelt, and she's outlined by sunlight!
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    What was the two 123 looking light also cipped on thier helmets? Usually next to the Petzl light. All the crap they carry around those caves in that movie and NO SPARES! Bunch of crap....Movie started out awesome to but also went to crap:~)

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    Quote Originally Posted by z_SecretStash View Post
    Tron Legacy: Sam investigates the old arcade with a smaller-than-palm sized flashlight. When he sets it down on the computer at the end of the scene it is all black and about 1 in diameter and 2 in length.
    Quote Originally Posted by 4sevens View Post
    It's a 4Sevens Quark 123 regular without clip
    Quote Originally Posted by powerup93 View Post
    No way 4Sevens....are you serious or are you joking?
    I haven't seen the movie but was the light a Quark or not?

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    I just saw the movie Insidious, and at one point the guy goes downstairs to investigate some knocking, and he opens a drawer and pulls out an SF M6 Guardian. What I don't get, is why later on, he goes around turning on all the lights in the house looking for an intruder, instead of grabbing the M6. Then even later in the movie, he uses a kid's fluorescent lantern to see in the creepy darkness, when he knows he has SF awesomeness just sitting in a drawer by the front door.

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    Movie 'Paul'.
    2 Limey geeks saw an accident in front of them and decided to investigate.
    The 'Men In Black' under the command of the not so mysterious lady boss used hand held flashlights when they got to the scene.

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    I remember seeing the icon 2AA on the show call "Storage War". The most hated guy (Dave) was using it.

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    Series ~ "Burn Notice"

    Episode ~ "Last Stand."

    In the season finale, Fiona uses an old lantern (the kind designed to float) to navigate through the kitichen of the abandonded building with an injured Jesse.
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    Last nights episode of House featured some Surefire G2 incans and Chase had a black flashlight that I couldn't identify.
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    Default What Flashlight is this?

    Hello,

    i'm new in this Forum, i'm from Germany.

    In a german TV Show one of the Characters has a very big Flashlight, see the Photo.

    What Flashligt (Company and Model) is this?



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    Perhaps he is a very small person.
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    I don't really know, but it looks like some of the early handheld HID lights I saw in the past. Maybe ask in General Forum, I'm curious now too.

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    Default Re: What Flashlight is this?

    Merged into Flashlights in TV shows and movies.
    Looks Like a Chinese HID as suggested above.
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    Default Re: What Flashlight is this?

    In the movie Fast Five it looks like an Inova X1 they are using while disassembling the GT40.

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    Yep, you just hit on a pet peeve of mine...I too, really do hate it when a horror movie/TV show keeps you on the edge of your seat most of the story, only to completely fall apart in the last scene. And it seems to happen more often than not lately. I mean, it's a rare thing in the first place to even find anything decent these days, and when you do, they screw it up at the end.

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    Default Re: What Flashlight is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by L.E.D. German View Post
    Hello,

    i'm new in this Forum, i'm from Germany.

    In a german TV Show one of the Characters has a very big Flashlight, see the Photo.

    What Flashligt (Company and Model) is this?



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    Looks like the medium TSA CST (Cavity Search Tool). You don't want to see the large.

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    Damn! I remember reading that, but I forgot to watch for it when we watched that movie weekend before last.

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    Default Re: Flashlights in TV shows and movies (Part 4)

    Battle Los Angeles:

    Surefire E2L? Or Lumamax? Form the brightness it looks rather like an E2L to me.

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    24, season 8, epiusode 23



    this is a Surefire M3 LED but the one by its side, with the humby switch bootie? An Inova?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yliu View Post
    Battle Los Angeles:

    Surefire E2L? Or Lumamax? Form the brightness it looks rather like an E2L to me.
    On the last page.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger999 View Post
    Battle: LA. Looks to be a mounted SF E2DL.


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    Default what was the LED light that was used in Resident evil Afterlife ?

    what was the LED light that was used in Resident evil Afterlife ?

    The light was used by actors to swim under the water.
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    Default Re: what was the LED light that was used in Resident evil Afterlife ?

    Picard your thread has been merged with Flashlights in TV shows and movies (Part 4) - Norm

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    Default Re: what was the LED light that was used in Resident evil Afterlife ?

    Quote Originally Posted by picard View Post
    what was the LED light that was used in Resident evil Afterlife ?

    The light was used by actors to swim under the water.
    Ah, I covered this in Part 3.

    No way to be 100% sure. But due to the looks of their flashlights, it's mostly LedLenser P14 or possibly P7 models.
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