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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.
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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
    http://imgur.com/a/25h0q

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matrix0191 View Post
    I was wondering If someone could identify this flashlight from a episode of fringe

    Here are the images I snapped
    http://imgur.com/a/25h0q
    That's a Fenix TK-45, looks great on TV.

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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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    "Southern Fried Stings" - TV Show:

    In a very recent episode, Jay uses a 3D Maglite to investigate possible prowlers in a development home belonging to a client. Turns out a couple of satanists were getting ready to conduct a ceremony. The girl whom they planned to use in the ceremony was a willing partcipant. The two guys tried to run. But Jay and his team caught them. Case closed.
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    One Flashlight you'll never see on Ghost Hunters is the Fenix TK35.......

    Because it's to Dang Brite !!!!

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    It's awesome that you brought up the x-files, it's the first show I thought of when I saw the title of this thread. While I agree with you for the most part, some of their lights were total dogs. I remember saying something like, "Aren't you glad that flashlights have improved so much since the 90's?" I expected a blank stare from my wife, but she said something to the effect of "No kidding, honey. Your flashlights are awesome and so bright and it really turns me on!"

    Ok, maybe not that good, but she is definitely starting to come around.

    In the first few seasons of the show, I think I remember them using a few incandescent mags, with the dim yellow/orange beam. Then they got the ones with the lens that kind of threads over the head of the light, causing the whole head to light up. I'd like to get one of those just for the cool factor. They had what I'm assuming must have been HID searchlights in the episode when they found that the underground cable run by the military had caused damage to the inner ear of several locals and animals. If they didn't head west at increasing rates of speed their ear would explode like a mini bomb and blow the side of their head out.

    What an awesome show. Anyone know what the lights with the illuminating heads were?

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    anyone know what light this is in stargate universe? yellow with a cut away piece on the side of the bezel..

    http://www.gateworld.net/news/wp-con...u_213_wray.jpg

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    I recently re-acquainted myself with a film I used to love when I was a boy (Looooong time ago!). It is William Wyler's "How to Steal a Million" starring Peter O'Toole and Audrey Hepburn. I'm sure most of you reading over a certain age - maybe about forty? - will remember it for pretty much the same reasons. Basically Peter O'Toole plays a burglar enlisted by Art Forger's daughter, Hepburn (never lovelier IMHO), to steal back her Father's forged statue from the museum before the insurers get a chance to examine it and find out the forgery.

    Lots of ingenuity ensues and has furnished me with a lifelong love of Flashlights and magnets (You have to see it ).

    Here are some screen grabs.



    The scene has them both locked in a cupboard at the museum. Very cramped, but this small black torch he produces from a pocket, stays on bright and white for a long time - drama time of hours. Certainly to my child mind, I had never seen something so small and bright like that. My dim orange bulbed torches that I had were very inferior in comparison.



    You really shouldn't shine a bright light like that into a beautiful ladies face, Peter!



    Sadly my adult eyes now see what my childish ones couldn't, and my logic also confirms my suspicions. I had never seen such a light because they didn't exist in those days. The light is clearly a metal tube with a bright bulb - probably a car headlamp bulb - made to look like an ordinary torch. you can even see the flex going down his arm.



    Here's a better shot of the flex.

    I'll bet the thing got very hot!!

    Just like my Surefire 6P round body with Malkoff M61 - which it seriously resembles!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pounder View Post
    anyone know what light this is in stargate universe? yellow with a cut away piece on the side of the bezel..
    http://www.gateworld.net/news/wp-con...u_213_wray.jpg

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    I spotted that the other night too... Thought it was a bit odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onetrickpony View Post
    ... Anyone know what the lights with the illuminating heads were?
    I believe they were made by Tekna.

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    Room 33 (2009)

    Numerous flashlights used by the young folks as they inspect the decaying hospital that they're stuck in. Recognizable among them are a black 3D Maglite, 4AAA Energizer double barrel flashlight with blue body and a larger version (C or D-cell) with silver body.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by shomie911 View Post
    Last nights episode of House featured some Surefire G2 incans and Chase had a black flashlight that I couldn't identify.
    I *think* chase may have had a Streamlight Scorpion LED. I noticed the Surefires too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCD View Post
    I *think* chase may have had a Streamlight Scorpion LED. I noticed the Surefires too.
    Must've thought the yellow G2's weren't cool enough for him. The flashlight looked a bit more streamlined than the Scorpion though, maybe it was his own EDC.
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    Surefire G2 in the film "Battle for Haditha".


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    War (2007)

    Jason Statham uses a shotgun at the very start of the film that is equipped with what appears to be a SureFire 618LF weapon-light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    War (2007)

    Jason Statham uses a shotgun at the very start of the film that is equipped with what appears to be a SureFire 618LF weapon-light.
    Funny thing is - that movie was on germany tv last night. Noticed the light too, but found the weapon lights / target projectors really funny.

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    It is a bit ironic that he kept the light turned off through much of the opening scene.
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    the april 11 House had 2 yellow in it........

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    A good while ago I posted this picture from Doctor Who:



    Riversong using a Fenix T1 in 1996 programme time.

    Now this Saturday Doctor Who returns to our screens and in an advance publicity shot here's Riversong again using her trusty Fenix.



    Although this time she's sprayed it white and she appears to be examining some gooey vacuum cleaner hoses. Yuck!

    She really should upgrade her paraphanalia as soon as the BBC Wales Props department lets her!

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    The Uninvited (1944)

    Leading man uses a modern (at that time) big hand-held flashlight to search for and quickly find the character, Stella.

    The beam coming out of it, clearly a Hollywood trick since it would put a modern-day 3D Maglite to shame. The beamshot on a door in the scene right before he looks for Stella, confirms it. Movie looks to be an interesting ghostly mystery.
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