Flashlights in TV shows and movies (Part 4)

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Watched 1917 recently, im not sure of the make or model.
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Series - House

Episode - "5 to 9."

Someone is pulling a series of mean-spirited pranks on House and Wilson (roommates at the time). The two decide to lie in wait for the prankster to break into their apartment again during the wee hours of the morning. House is armed with a cricket bat (which happens to be an Easter egg for anyone who has followed Huge Laurie's career from the beginning). Meanwhile, Wilson has chosen to arm himself with a traditional incandescent Mag Charger. (Though knowing Wilson, he's likely just going to shine it at the prankster.) Their home stakeout mission goes awry when it is soon revealed the prankster was already there, and messed with the sprinkler system. Rest in peace Flat Screen TV.
 

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Does anyone know the lights they used in Deep Water Horizon?
Looks like its red with a crenulated bezel.
Possibly a Nightstick nsp-2422R?
 
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A brief search didn't bring up Starship Troopers 3 for me;

46:22; the older doctor is packing some sort of backpack over the white sand dunes, with a big silver Mag 3-4D strapped on the side.

Och, if I'm having to hump equipment through the desert in the 23rd century, It's not going to include a full size Maglite, lol.

Edit; Then ~10 mins later, he needs a light and breaks out something on the order of a SF 6P. :thinking:
 
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In the WWII movie Fury, the scene where the German soldier searches under the tank with a flashlight is obviously using an LED light. Instead of a yellowish tungsten lamp, it's a bluish light. I considered it a significant continuity error in an otherwise authentic movie.
 

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I love this thread because I love movies and am always fascinated by lighting and how it influences the scene. Anyone seen Prometheus? (The movie, not the TV show - though the tv show has great flashlight shots in it as well.) Is anyone aware of the make and model of the LEDs used in the film? I know that in the TV show, they use TK45s to get that triple beam effect. Not sure what these are from the movie but I always loved these flashlight scenes. Surprisingly enough, the kids movie Goosebumps has a few great flashlight scenes in it as well.
 
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The former tv series Jericho involved a small Kansas town affected by an EMP. Every vehicle running was a pre-computer or electronic ignition gas guzzling American jalopy from the early 70's back and flashlights shown were 3 and 4 D Maglites and SureFire 6P's.
 

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In the show House in season 7 (2011) they show three doctors using yellow SureFire G2 flashlights and one guy using a black one. The warm beam was what grabbed my attention.
In season 8 (2012) they use G2L flashlights. Thing is the G2L make a clicky sound when the cast member turns it off or on. :fail:

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The light in season 7. Note the tailcap
 
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Hey, does any of you guys know what flashlights they use in Supernatural? I know they used big Surefire ones in the earlier seasons, but then they started using tactical ones.
Here's a couple screenshot I took (not the greatest quality, sorry)







 
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I was watching Chuck Norris in the, "Hero and the Terror" last night and saw a ton of maglite usage. I actually downloaded a picture from the movie to submit to Maglites contest that they currently have going.
 

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Hey, does any of you guys know what flashlights they use in Supernatural? I know they used big Surefire ones in the earlier seasons, but then they started using tactical ones.
Here's a couple screenshot I took (not the greatest quality, sorry)

Looks like a blacked-out Kaidomain E6 in the first shot.
 

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I hate it when they get the light way to bright in military movies, obviously that was a modern buld or LED. I get it they have to use way to bright for "dramatic" effect but come on the military did not have anything close to that bright that is that small until the late 90's or even 2,000's much less mid 1940's.

I think you are the only person out of 10 million who watched it who noticed.

I watched it too but somehow don't recall the light under the tank scene whatsoever.

But you are right. We do forget just how dim lights were. Even 20 years ago. There was no quantum leap until 2000's when LEDs became common and cheap. Lights became more durable since post WWII but not really that much brighter, IMO.

I mean, minimag in the 1990's.. all of 2 lumens or whatever. Even its big granddaddy was weak.
 

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In the movie Thief ( 1980?) James Caan has 2 or 3 2D cell chrome lights duct taped to the safe he's drilling. He then moves one to the inside
door of the safe as he determines which diamonds are real.
Edit: James Belushi is using 3 similar lights outside while tricking out the alarm system.

The director Michael Mann said the move Heat is the movie he wanted to make back then but didn't have the budget.
 
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