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    Default Amazon HID Flashlight?

    Anyone have any experience with these Amazon flashlights? for 90$.

    Im looking for a first HID flashlight and was wondering if these were any count. I know cheap china made but any input is appreciated.




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    Default Re: Amazon HID Flashlight?

    Skip that one, get Stanley HID0109 HID Spotlight; plenty of positive reviews for this light on this site.
    Last edited by Norm; 02-24-2012 at 10:32 PM. Reason: Sales link removed.

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    Standard stuff. Likely 24w dual mode (10/24). You'll find some imperfections on the reflector, probably off center bulb, and a battery that has a 25% chance of failure. Having said that, they are dirt cheap to get into HID flashlights really casually.

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    Kinda want something smaller than a spotlight. preferably no more than 150$ but we all know how that goes.

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    That's the smallest you will find for that price. There is a slightly smaller 10w type but there's no point. Me I'm after the Jilite EZ Nite.... Yum


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    Default Re: Amazon HID Flashlight?

    The dollar-per-lumen ratio on low-wattage HIDs (under 35W) is not competitive with current high-output LEDs; $95 would buy you a 750 lumen Zebralight SC600 that takes one cell and fits in your pocket..

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    Now the HID would out throw that Zebralight, yes? HID flashlights are generally used for far throw and search spot applications. At least that's what I keep saying to myself when I'm lighting up mountain sides and cloudspotting


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    Default Re: Amazon HID Flashlight?

    Yes, the Zebralight is a flood-type light. However the low watt HID would not throw as far as a DEFT or some of the aspheric LED examples. I'd wager it would be a close comparison to the Stanley 5W LED spotlight.

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