I am a stage technician on a cruise ship and in need for a new torch for work. Any recommendations would be fantastic.
-It would need to comfortable to wear on a belt and come with a holder for this.
-It needs to be able to take a few bumps..chances are it will be dropped more than once.
-Brighter the better, often I need to use it to light up the ceiling when looking for what was making "that" noise
-It also needs to be easy to operate, I often find myself in tight and very dark spaces as well as up ladders ect.., so I need to operate it with 1 hand.
-Sometimes it needs to be held with the teeth, when in situations like the above, both hands are needed (don't worry about this too much..it's what head torches are for)
-I don't wanting to be changing batteries daily. However I don't mind putting it on a charger nightly
-There isn't many times where I will use it for longer than 30mins at a time
-I'd prefer AA or AAA batteries unless it was a rechargeable, as I have access to those more easily - being on a ship we can't just nip down the shops.
-Most of the time its used indoors, however I do go outside and it will comes with me...as it's on my belt.
-Not bothered about any other functions, strobes ect.. are cool to have. However I have no need for them so won't be disappointed. A red light is sometimes useful though or a dimmer setting when something goes wrong backstage during a show - stops the audience from seeing it too easily...again not bothered much by it.
-Doesn't have to be LED..but it could be if it fits the bill.
-Sadly I'm not rich...so don't want to be spending over a $100
-Needs to be available on Amazon.com or elsewhere online that let you ship the item to somewhere different from the billing address....joys of ship life.
I had a Mini Mag and a Mini Mag LED..both were a good size ect.. however I didn't find them bright enough...the S.O.S function may have came in handy incase we sink though....but lets not worry about that.
So does anything spring to mind that may be a suitable candidate for what I'm after?....or am I out of luck?
Any other info needed, just ask.
Thank you for your help (as I am on a ship I may not be able to reply straight away)